5. Shop for regional treasures
You’ll need time to absorb all the home furnishings crammed into the buildings and patios that make up the Town Dump, a Cave Creek shopping institution for more than three decades. Inch your way past Mexican patio pots, bleached cow skulls, rawhide drums, and even a faux Egyptian sarcophagus. Easy-to-pack choices include tin light-switch plates and luminarias. 6820 E. Cave Creek Rd.; 480/488-9047.