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Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site just minutes from Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow.
The Apache County Historical Museum displays a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the early pioneer families that carved a home in northeastern Arizona during the 19th Century.
The Amerind Museum includes a 1,600 square-foot gallery that showcases a permanent exhibition illustrating how Native cultures depicted figures of humans, animals and even plant motifs.
1901 Capitol building with period offices restored to look the way they did at Statehood. Open weekdays from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. and as of September 8, 2012 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission
Arizona’s oldest historical museum provides an excellent introduction to the dramatic past of Arizona and northern Mexico. Displays and exhibits follow the history from the Spanish Conquistadors to statehood.
The museum is adjacent to the school grounds and is located in the historic Coconino County hospital, a 1908 building made of tufa stone. Operated by the Pioneers Society of Arizona, this facility has artifacts pertaining to pioneer life in Arizona.
The AHS Museum in Papago Park focuses on the history of central Arizona with special emphasis on the 20th century. Exhibits relate to impact of water; and a special gallery is devoted to the Home Front during World War II.
The Arizona Military Museum traces the military history of Arizona from the Spanish Conquistadors to the present day.
Founded in 1952 by William Carr and Arthur Pack, the museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational programming, maintaining and improvung the museum's collection of plants and animal
The Museum features a 1906 steam locomotive and a variety of other historic rail cars including Pullman cars and a caboose. The building resembles an early railroad depot that holds a 1950s Traffic Control Center.
The oldest and largest anthropology museum in the state, the Arizona State Museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. “Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest,” is the permanent exhibit and focuses on 10 tribes of Arizona and n
The primary emphasis is Hohokam artifacts excavated from sites around Phoenix, however the collection also includes excavations from Shoofly Village in the Payson area, sites in the Prescott region and the Colorado Plateau.
In the 1880s it was not only a theater, but also served as a saloon, gambling hall and brothel. The New York Times called it, "the wildest, roughest, wickedest honky tonk between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast."
Located in the 1897 former General Office Building of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, the museum includes old photos, artifacts and displays depicting the first 40 years of Bisbee’s history, along with exhibits on mining.
Experience the rich heritage of rural southern Arizona and see what Casa Grande looked like in 1879 when the railroad ended here.
Casa Malpais, which means “House of the Badlands”, was occupied for about 200 years and mysteriously abandoned about 1400 A.D. The Great Kiva is the centerpiece of the site and is constructed of volcanic rock.
Indian artifacts from the Hohokam, Apache and Yavapai are displayed in this small community museum along with exhibits about pioneer history, ranching and mining.Exhibits cover the history of Chandler, including Dr. Alexander J. Chandler, the San Marcos Hotel, farming, irrigation and water development. Tours include three main sections: the 1912 Tenthouse, the farmstead and Morrison’s Grocery Store.
Located in the Historic Clemenceau School in the Upper Verde River Valley, the museum specializes in early history of Verde Valley, its mining industry, farming and ranching.
This small but intriguing museum features life-sized models of Cocopah ancestral people arranged in historic settings. The life-size dioramas illustrate the heritage of the Cocopah people who continue to reside in the Yuma area.
The heritage of the four tribes that comprise the Colorado River Indian Tribes is presented at the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture created by the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. On the National Register of Historic Places, the 10-acre gallery grounds showcase DeGrazia originals, the Mission
The fine art collection includes works by well-known artists, including Frederic Remington and George Phippen. The Hall of History brings the Old West to life with artifacts displayed in realistic period settings.
Flandrau includes a planetarium, observatory, mineral museum, and hands on and permanent exhibits and changing shows. The multimedia theater planetarium offers a wide variety of day and evening shows.Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 as a temporary camp near the Huachuca Mountains, and today as the home for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School. The Fort Huachuca Museum features military and Indian artifacts, photos and dioramas covering th
Although the park is mostly dedicated to illustrating the military history of Arizona, a self-guided, signed trail leads to a prehistoric Hohokam village called the Hardy site. The same trail also leads to some of the fort’s historic buildings.
In addition to Native American and pioneer artifacts, the Gila County Historical Museum, which once served as the Old Dominion Mine Rescue station, covers life of the miners in early Globe.The Gold King Mine and Ghost Town was originally Haynes, Arizona. At this site, the Haynes Copper Company dug a shaft in search of copper hit gold instead. This site still has many of the original buildings and equipment used in the operation.
The Museum offers guided informative tours on request and is open to the public and has a large contengent of school tours. The unique artifacts are all from the local area and pioneer families who settled the community. Symposiums are held throughou
The scope of the museum emphasizes the lifeways of indigenous people of the southwest, but the museum collection and exhibitions cover the living cultures and arts of all contemporary Native peoples.Throughout the year, the museum hosts popular events&
Built from 1887-1929, the ranch features a variety of styles. The architect for the packing shed and north wing of the main house was James M. Creighton. The guest house was designed by Chicago architect, J.L. Silsbee.Exhibits tell the stories of two tribes, the Pima and the Maricopa people. Demonstrations are held of basketry and pottery making. A small outdoor dining area features homemade authentic food, including fry bread
The Hopi Cultural Center includes a small gallery museum, restaurant and an inn. Each mesa is distinctive and unique and is known for special art and craft.
This modern new center highlights both the historic and living cultures of the Akimel O’odham and the Pee Posh, recognizing and preserving the enduring traditions of the Gila River Indian Community.
Exhibits include mining equipment, ore carts, an original Jerome Chinese laundry machine, panoramic photos of Jerome miners and the smelters, household goods, and numerous historic photos, maps, and documents.
A National Historic Landmark, the old adobe ranch house has been restored along with several outbuildings. Visitors can tour the icehouse, wash house, granary, commissary, and a car shed to understand about life in southern Arizona at the turn of the 2Dedicated to telling the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 and 1871 journeys down the Grand Canyon, the museum presents exhibits and memorabilia about those two monumental feats.Located on the X Diamond & MLY Ranch west of Springerville, the two-story Little House Museum features exhibits on ranching and pioneer life.
The visitor center offers interactive, hands-on exhibits. Guided daytime tours take visitors to the Clark Telescope, the historic Rotunda library museum, and to the Pluto Discovery Telescope.Housed in a 1913 school building, the Mesa Historical Museum features an extensive collection of pioneer memorabilia and antique farm equipment.
New exhibitions, including Origins and the hands-on Paleo Dig Pit. Come explore dinosaurs that roar and so much more!
Widely considered the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States, San Xavier is used daily by the Tohono O’odham Indians who live and worship in this district.
Western, Native American, DioramasThe first and only museum in Arizona that was founded and is operated by Latinos, this small museum promotes knowledge and appreciation of the cultures of Latinos.
The museum provides a wonderful introduction to the Native people who live in Northern Arizona, especially the Navajo and Hopi. There are excellent interpretive exhibits for children and a fine bookstore and gift shop that showcases art, crafts and jewIncorporated in 1994 to conduct archaeological and historical research, Old Pueblo conducts scientific research, preservation and public interpretation projects that are open to the public. Information is available about volunteer opportunities, programs,
This art museum mounts three-to-five rotating exhibits during that year that showcase western art. The Phippen Museum puts on a popular show and sale over the Memorial Day weekend.
Phoenix Art Museum opened in 1959 as a private, non-profit organization. In only 45 years, it has become a Phoenix Point of Pride and a cultural leader in the Southwest and among the nation's museums.
According to a 2002 survey conducted by thLocated in Heritage and Science Park, the museum tells the story of Phoenix and the Salt River Valley beginning with the Hohokam. Also featured is the pioneer, pre-statehood period.The exhibits and collections in this small museum are devoted to the history of southern Arizona and northern Sonora.Willcox celebrates its native son, the singing cowboy Rex Allen, with this small museum that features memorabilia about his career making movies, records and appearing on TV. The collection also includes exhibits of other western stars.
Located in the Powerhouse Visitor Center in downtown Kingman, the museum depicts the historic evolution of travel along the 35th parallel that became Highway 66.This small museum is located within the corporate headquarters of SRP (Salt River Project). SRP is the modern successor to the prehistoric and historic cultures in terms of managing the Valley's Salt River water supply.
The San Carlos Apache Tribe opened its Cultural Center to tell their own story of their people. A special exhibit, “Window on Apache Culture,” is housed in the center.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) complements the existing Scottsdale Center for the Arts designed by Bennie Gonzales in 1975. Architect Will Bruder achieved the successful adaption of five movie theaters for 18,500 square feet of versa
The first room of the museum tells the stories of Sedona's pioneers. A second room is devoted to movies that were filmed in Sedona, many of which were western films. A third room describes the cowboy life.Located in the Show Low Police Department, the museum interprets local history and prehistory with artifacts, photographs and letters from Show Low history. Children's programs include museum tours and demonstrations of pioneer skills.The Sirrine House is Mesa’s only fully restored, Victorian era home. Period furnishings and artifacts provide visitors a perspective on life in Mesa in the early 1900s.Constructed in 1880, the restored interiors of this adobe home reflect the life of a wealthy Tucson family in the 1800sOpened on March 20, 2005, the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad in Tucson, the Museum presents the impact of the railroad on Tucson and Southern Arizona.Exhibits feature aspects of early pioneer life including a loom used by Lucy Hannah Flake to weave cloth and rag rugs and a working blacksmith shop behind the Museum.
The museum features historical artifacts and a video that tells the story of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine, as well as exhibits on prehistoric Indian artifacts, documents, relics and pottery from early cowboys, prospectors and miners.
The community museum opened on July 5, 1996 in a Pioneer Home built in 1930 by volunteers. It features artifacts depicting Taylor’s history.
The museum is dedicated to the history of Tempe but includes an exhibit on the prehistoric Hohokam Indians who lived in the area.This museum is a division of the “flying museum” headquartered at Chino, California. Many of the planes on display are flyableThe Bison Museum showcases one of the premier bison and western collections in the country. It includes such notables as the “Dances with Wolves” display with authentic props and memorabilia from the 1990 Kevin Costner movie that won 7 Oscars and wonFrom the European paintings dating back to the 14th-century to the flower power of Georgia O'Keeffe's "Red Canna", the University of Arizona Museum of Art presents the public with a universe of images that inform and inspire. Admission is free. Museum h
The Titan Missile Museum is the only Titan Missile site that remains intact. The guided tour includes the launch control room with a simulated launch and then continues down the 200 ft. tunnel for a close up look at the Titan II missile. Daily from 9:0The permanent collection displays art of the Americas, including pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial paintings and furnishings. Guided tours are offered of the historic block.Family Fun featuring 3,000 humorous, hand carved caricatures set in comical scenes 38 years in the making. You gotta see it to believe it The wild west in miniature. Operating, large scale whimsical trains. Push buttons, watch the carvings move. Enjoy cow
El Tovar is perhaps the most distinguished accommodation offered within Grand Canyon National Park. Located 20 feet from the South Rim, this rustic lodge with a large porch offers thrilling views of the canyon and wonderful people-watching opportunitie
Prescott residents raised the money to build the four-story hotel to attract Phoenix tourists who wanted to escape the summer heat. It was designed by one of the Southwest’s most distinguished architects, Henry Trost, and opened in 1927.
Constructed between 1928-1930, La Posada was Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter’s favorite design; completed it when she was 60 years old. The 75-room luxury hotel opened May 15, 1930 as the last of the Fred Harvey Company hotels built by the Santa Fe RaRehab of historic elementary school site (1950's) into an Arts & Cultural Educational facility dedicated to preserving the unique cultural and artist heritage of SE Arizona & Sonoran area. Tours, classes, workshops, events, 2 annual festivals, art museu
In the Nogales, the last U.S. border frontier, reside the 1904 Santa Cruz County Court House featuring two museums, and the 1914 Nogales City Hall featuring the Pimeria Alta Historical Museum. The 1.7 miles of Historic Nogales contains structures of th
The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA), located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, is one of the finest venues in Arizona – a jewel in the crown of a city known for its support of the arts.
The strikingly magnificent TCA, DesignThe Postal History Foundation has the only formal museum and library in the Southwest dedicated to U.S. Western postal history. It celebrates the historical settlement of the West through the remarkable stories of the Pony Express,historic postal stationsIn the pation of an 1885 hotel is the world's largest Rose Bush--planted in 1885 the bush now covers over 8000 square feet, more than 300 people can be seated in its shade. The old hotel is a museum dedicted to one of tombstone's pioneer families and con
A walk through Tombstone's past! Tombstone Western Heritage Museum celebrates the most famous Western town's history with an extensive collection of original artifacts, photos and documents. We feature the largest collection of Wyatt Earp an Tombston
Located in the heart of the Marshall Arts district, Bentley Gallery has been a staple in the Scottsdale art scene since 1989. With a wide-ranging inventory consisting of paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings and prints, one may find significantCustom Framing, Wide selection of Lake Havasu Art and Photos, Limited Edition and local art.Original, Abstract, Paintings & Sculpture, Commissions Available.Local Art, Miniatures, NeedleworkLimited Editions, Original Art, Poster ArtGeneralLocated in historic downtown Yuma, the Yuma Art Center Museum exhibits art and material related to the Yuma valley, its culture and indiginous people.Fine Arts & Crafts CooperativeFine Art, Contemporary SculpturePrints, frames and giftsFine Art Prints, CanvasBlown GlassNative American Art & JewelryLimited edition paintings/fine art piecesContemporary, Abstract & LandscapesHand-Crafted Furniture, Pottery, GlassSouthwestern ArtCeramics/PotteryRotating Exhibits of Traditional & Modern Art, Sculpture & Design.
Native American itemsWoodwork, glass jewelry, photography, oils and more.Paintings, pottery, etc..
To view the rock art, visitors can drive to the rim of the canyon and take a short hike to the bottom, or use the observation deck on the rim. Visitors can also stay at the ranch, which is an Old West setting, and enjoy steak fry and cowboy music.Completed in 1904, the Shumway School in Taylor is the only brick one-room school still standing in Arizona.
Audrey Auditorium is located on the Northern Arizona University campus. The Auditorium is host to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, concerts, recitals, lectures, banquets, dance performances, conferences, touring shows and other public functions.Contemporary ArtContemporary ArtContemporary Art
Winslow’s many historic elements are highlighted at the Old Trails Museum. The museum is housed in the historic First National Bank Building built in 1921.
Local artists and other community leaders founded the Santa Cruz Valley Art Association (SCVAA) in 1963. In 1972, SCVAA built and dedicated the Tubac Center of the Arts (TCA). Since that time, TCA has provided a venue for encouraging and attracting art
The Verde Canyon Railroad takes you on a trip through Southwest regions rich with indigenous flora and fauna throughout the Verde Valley. Asphalt, concrete and tension drift away as you cruise from Clarkdale to Perkinsville at a smooth 12 miles per hou
Santa Cruz Spice Company is both a manufacturer and retailer of fine chili products. At the Spice Center in Tumacacori, you can purchase a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and her
One of the finest galleries in the Southwest, boasting the largest collection of glass art in Arizona. We offer to the serious collector and casual admirer a unique selection of oils, original lithographs, sculptures, ceramics, gl
We believe that the craft of the Artisan should be honored and admired. When you visit Artisans' Gallery, you will notice that we strive to represent the best of the Contemporary and Traditional styles, including Jewelry, Glass, Pottery, Wood, Photo
Scottsdale Center for the Arts blends entertainment, experiences and education in a year-round performing arts season that creates opportunities for audiences to have thought-provoking experiences and interactions, promotes creative expression from cla
A 600-seat state of the art performing arts center providing arts to Western Maricopa County. With artist ranging from Rita Coolidge, Rex Allen Jr., Natalie McMaster, even Michael Learned; the Webb Center presents live art in an intimate setting.
With a total seating capacity of 1,550, the Main Stage is capable of presenting large-scale theatrical and concert attractions. The Little Theater, seating 365, is well suited for plays and musical revues. Intimate performances are held in the 255-seat
Mesa Arts Center features four state-of-the-art theaters and outdoor entertainment areas. The center hosts world-class national and international professional touring artists, local performing arts companies and Stageworks, Mesa Arts Center's own famil
Stagebrush Theatre is home to Scottsdale Community Players and Greasepaint Scottsdale Youtheatre. As the oldest non-profit theatre in Scottsdale, we pride ourselves on performing a variety of high quality shows each season including musicals, dramas, c
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Gammage Auditorium was built between 1962 to 1964 following Wright’s death in 1959. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Phoenix architects Lescher and Mahoney designed the theatre that opened January 5, 1929. A lavish exterior created a fantasy environment to transport audiences to the courtyard of a 16th century Spanish villa.
400 seat dinner-theatre auditorium in the Northwest Valley. Full service dining and classic broadway musicals are on the menu at the only professional theatre in the northwest valley. Stage, lighting, sound. Catered affairs possible. Lobby p
Professional 500 seat dinner theater presents seven full-scale musicals and three children's theatre productions each year, combined with a gourmet buffet meal. Lobby bar, art gallery and gift shop contribute to the ambiance.
Seats up to 2,650 for concerts, meetings, parties. Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus a revolving center stage, no seat is farther than 75 feet from stage.
Situated on the University of Arizona campus, this is the venue for the popular 'UA Presents' series, which offers several events every year including classical music, performance artists, dance, jazz, and blues.
State-of-the-art entertainment venue designed for concerts, Broadway and family stage shows, boxing and conventions. Seating from 1,900 to 5,000.
A movie theatre and performance venue located in downtown Tucson, the Fox Tucson Theatre, built in 1930 and recently restored and reopened, is a stunning Southwestern art deco movie palace.
Home of the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Sting, this sports venue also features touring pop artists and shows.
Established in 1983 and newly renovated, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater features shows for both children and adults. Gift shop and party area.
The home stage of Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre and Center Dance Ensemble, the Herberger Theater Center is a three-theater complex featuring year-round music, drama and dance performances.
A classic example of old Arizona architecture, this intimate hall features chamber music, solo artists, readings and dramatic works. Available for meetings, receptions and weddings.
Located on the north shore of Tempe’s Town Lake, this concert venue features touring performers and groups. The Marquee Theatre is also available for a wide variety of rental opportunities.
Don't miss our original, historical, musical comedy about the beginnings of Bisbee, “Bisbee Ore Bust”. At the Old Bisbee Rep, you can enjoy musical comedies, plays, special concerts, and exquisite English high tea served from 3-5pm. Dinner
Phoenix Theatre is the oldest theater company in Arizona. Its MainStage theater for adults features dramas, musicals and revues. Cookie Company theater for youth performs in the Little Theatre.
The best li'l theatre in downtown Scottsdale! This award-winning theatre offers children's, mainstage and small-cast professional productions - all in an ideal setting. In its 11th season, this year-round theatre is well-known for its high-quality ente
The Phoenix Symphony offers classics, pops, chamber, and family concerts beginning September through early June. Tickets are available by calling The Phoenix Symphony Box Office.
Home to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers, this arena also features concerts and performances by touring groups.
Valley Youth Theatre has state-of-the-art technical capabilities in its 202-seat proscenium-style theater. VYT is available for rentals and is accommodating to the disabled.
A 14,000-seat, multi-purpose facility hosting intercollegiate athletic competitions, live concerts and entertainment, as well as other university-sponsored events.
Two stages - Mainstage and Youth - producing 11 shows a season. 23 years of musicals, comedies and dramas! Senior, youth and group rates.
Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oa
Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from popular downtown Phoenix attractions, the US Airways Center and Chase Field.
Tours take visitors through Wright’s living quarters, to the theater, his office and other buildings. Specialty tours are offered including tours of the desert shelters built by Taliesin Fellowship apprentices.
A bit of Ireland in the Valley of the Sun -- concerts, ceili dances, gift shop, Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies, private rentals.
An enchanting museum displaying antique and contemporary minatures appealing to visitors of all ages, interest and talents.
Music and instruments from around the workd. A collection of more than 10,000 instruments, celebrity instruments, and live music.
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Gateway to the Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains, Native American culture, golf, history museum, iconic fountain, and public art.
Hours: June-Sept.: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Winter Hours: Oct. 1-May 31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
Historic Heritage Square is a striking remnant of Phoenix’s Victorian past.
Work by more than 50 local artists
The site, which covers the eastern slope of the Hedgpeth Hills, includes more than 1500 petroglyphs, many of which can be seen by walking the trail that follows the base of the hill.
Lake Havasu Museum of History Preserving the past.
Teatro Bravo produces plays in English or Spanish that promote a complex portrait of U.S. Latino and/or Latin American populations of Arizona, and also seeks to develop the talents of Latino actors, directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers and
The reservation is surrounded by a wonderland of historic recreation and geological sights including Pipe Spring National Monument and Vermillion Cliffs.
Navajo Nation lands extend into the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Navajo Nation operates on Daylight Savings Time from April to October. The rest of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty. The Navajo Reservation is home to more than a dozen national monuments, tribal parks and historical sites, and is peppe
Located in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, this 2.8 million-acre destination is the second-largest reservation in the United States.
Visit the Cultural Center at Talking Stick Resort and see the largest collection of Native American art, baskets and more outside of a museum.
Sierra Vista Shuttle and Taxi.
The AzMNH is a place for family fun.
Talking Stick Resort features deluxe guest rooms, fine dining, championship golf and a casino.
Slot machines, blackjack tables, keno, world-class showroom featuring top professional entertainers, “Showstoppers Live,” a musical tribute to America’s greatest superstars, lounges, restaurants
Spend your Arizona vacation in Cave Creek and let Full Circle Ranch Bed and Breakfast Inn be your one-of-a-kind oasis in the desert.
Built in 1894, Rosson House was designed by the 74 year old architect Alexander P. Petit and is one of the few homes left in the original Phoenix town site.
Located in a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin in Phoenix, the museum has been dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture for more than 70 years.
Corral West provides family friendly horse adventures for all ages!
Arcosanti is a prototype arcology, an urban environment based on density and efficiency. It embodies Soleri's proposal to "reinvent the American Dream" in a rational and progressive way, acknowledging the reality of scarce and depleting resources.
A 380-seat theater-in-the-round located in the heart of downtown Gilbert's Heritage District. Expect clean, quality family entertainment in a comfortable environment, at an affordable price.
For an unforgettable encounter with Arizona nature, take a trip to the Painted Desert area. A broad region of rocky badlands encompassing more than 93,500 acres, this vast landscape features rocks in every hue – from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges and even pinks. Located in Northern Arizona, the Painted Desert stretches from Grand Canyon National Park eastward to Petrified Forest National Park, with a large portion lying within the Navajo Nation.
Saguaro National Park protects and preserves a giant saguaro cactus forest that stretches across the valley floor near Tucson. Unique to the Sonoran Desert, the park’s giant saguaros sometimes reach as much as 50 feet in height – so it’s no wonder they’ve been described as the kings of the Sonoran Desert.
The city of Tucson divides Saguaro National park into two districts – the Tucson Mountain District to the west and Rincon Mountain District to the east, each located about 30 minutes outside of the city.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
Located in Southern Arizona, at the base of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, Biosphere 2 serves as an important educational and research center for the biological sciences. This one-of-a-kind facility is surrounded by natural desert preserve and allows visitors to experience real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the specially designed mini-world, as well as several educational exhibits.
The 1916 mansion built by mining mogul James “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas tops a hill overlooking his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the Douglas family a
McFarland State Historic Park has re-opened as a state park and Visitor Center, and is operated by the Florence Main Street Program and the Town of Florence . Exhibits focus on the period of pre-statehood in Arizona. The museum is housed in a seven-room adobe structure that was built in 1878 as a courthouse.
Architect Charles E. Whittlesey designed this elaborate duplex mansion for the Riordan brothers, their wives and children. The 40-room home was built in 1904 and is among the best examples of Craftsman-style architecture in the state.
The Courthouse, built in 1882, contains exhibits with antiques and artifacts describing life in Tombstone in the 1880s.