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  • Read more about Antelope Point Marina

    Antelope Point Marina

    Located at Navajo Route 22B, Page

    There is simply no place on earth like Lake Powell. Over 185 miles long, with more shoreline than the entire west coast of the United States, teeming with things to see and do, it’s a water destination like no other. There’s fishing its sapphire-blue waters, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, hiking, and nearly a hundred canyons to explore. Lake Powell awaits with dazzling red rock cliffs, beaches of fine salmon-colored sand and brilliant blue waters.

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  • Read more about Arizona Rafting-Wilderness Aware

    Arizona Rafting-Wilderness Aware

    Highway 60 East of Phoenix near Globe

    Exciting world class whitewater rafting trips through the Upper Salt River Canyon close to Phoenix and Tucson! Expect challenging whitewater with professional guides on every boat. No previous experience is required. We are proud to offer award winning service. This is NOT a mild water tubing trip in Phoenix, it is the real deal between Globe and Show Low. We use only top-notch equipment including self-bailing boats.

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  • Sir Maximillian

    Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

    12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon

    Escape to our 30-acre 16th Century village where Mermaids, Maidens, Merriment and Magical Moments await thee.  With over 200 shops of handmade items; blown glass, leather goods and jewelry, 13 stages of nonstop entertainment; performances of music, dance, comedy, falconry, acrobatics and 3 jousting tournaments daily – there is something for everyone!  Watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before your eyes.  It’s a treasure trove!  Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way through the faire.  Feast like Royalty at the Exclusive Pleasure Feast!  RenFestInfo.com, 520.463.2600.  Saturdays, Sundays & Presidents’ Day February 6 through March 27, 2016

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  • Arizona River Runners

    Experience a Grand Canyon rafting trip of a lifetime with Arizona River Runners. Proficient, reputable, and fun, we’ve been operating in the Grand Canyon since 1970. Enjoy views of towering canyon walls, historic Indian ruins, wildlife and astonishing side canyon hikes. Take a thrilling jump off a waterfall, navigate the greatest whitewater in North America, share the day’s stories over a delicious meal with family and friends, watch the sun set behind the rim of the canyon, and fall asleep under the stars.

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  • Read more about Arizona State Parks

    Arizona State Parks

    The Arizona State Parks department welcomes visitors from around the world to the 27 State Parks which feature camping (RV, tent, trailer) and many activities within the parks such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, walking, fishing, boating, birding and other unique outdoor sports. Kartchner Caverns State Park in southern Arizona is a world class cave with campgrounds, hiking trails and a Discovery Center to learn about caves.

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  • Read more about Black Canyon River Adventures

    Black Canyon River Adventures

    Hacienda Hotel & Casino / Hwy 93, Boulder City, NV

    Located a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip in Lake Mead National Recreational Area, the Black Canyon, is truly one of those unique places to visit.  Experience scenic Black Canyon on the magnificent Colorado River on rafts that launch from the base of Hoover Dam.  Cameras will capture extraordinary views of Hoover Dam and remarkable sightings of majestic desert big horn sheep, osprey and more!

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  • Read more about Canyoneers Grand Canyon River Trips

    Canyoneers Grand Canyon River Trips

    7195 U.S. 89, Flagstaff

    For a Grand getaway of three, five, six, nine, or fourteen days, take a Canyoneers’ adventure on the mighty Colorado River through Grand Canyon. There’s something for everyone: the exhilarating rapids, the majestic scenery of the inner canyon, great outdoor meals, river and canyon history, tall tales, and a whole lot more.

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  • Distant Drums RV Resort

    Distant Drums RV Resort

    Distant Drums RV Resort invites you to stay with us as you travel the country in your RV. Our RV Resort is the perfect location to use as a home base as you tour the Arizona Wineries, Sedona’s Red Rocks, the Ghost Town of Jerome, the National Monuments of Northern Arizona and as a resting area while you visit the Grand Canyon.

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  • Read more about Four Season Guides Southwest Adventures

    Four Season Guides Southwest Adventures

    1051 South Milton Ave., Suite F, Flagstaff

    Four Season Guides offers guided hiking tours, backpacking trips and kayaking adventures across the incredible landscapes of the American Southwest. Choose from a wide selection of hiking tours in Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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  • Greg Lawson - Sedona

    2679 West Hwy 89A, Sedona

    Greg Lawson Galleries in Sedona is a welcome sign for Arizona’s world visitors. International photography, Arizona photography, Sedona photography ─ it’s all here.

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  • Read more about Kitt Peak Visitor Center

    Kitt Peak Visitors Center

    56 Miles Southwest of Tucson

    For more than 50 years, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center (KPVC) has functioned as part museum/science center, part interpretive center, and part comfort station, with transitory duties as auditorium, classroom, and media center — all in the midst of the world’s largest astronomical observatory.

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  • Read more about Mesa Grande Cultural Park

    Mesa Grande Cultural Park

    1000 N. Date Street, Mesa

    The Hohokam, the ancestors of the Akimel O'odham (Pima), constructed the Mesa Grande temple mound beginning in AD 1100 and continuing to at least AD 1400. Self-guided tours of the Hohokam mound are available Thursday through Sunday. Guided tours led by archaeologists may be arranged for groups of ten or more people prior to your visit.

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  • Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

    Nizhoni Ranch Gallery of Native American Arts

    Specializing in Navajo Weavings (historic – contemporary)

    “Looking for Great Navajo Rugs?”
    Saddle up and come to Sonoita Arizona. Located 30 miles Southeast of Tucson.  in a beautiful spot tucked between the Santa Rita, Mustang, and Huachuca Mountains.

    In this hilltop setting overlooking the rolling grasslands of Sonoita, one is not far from longtime cattle ranches going back to Arizona territorial days. It’s the perfect setting for viewing antique saddle blankets and other vintage weavings.  The gallery offers the finest and largest selection of historic Navajo weavings, including saddle blankets, Chief’s blankets, and other rugs dating from the late 1800s to 1940s.

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  • Mogollon Rim

    The Mogollon Rim takes its name from Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, the former governor of Santa Fe de Nuevo México, a province of New Spain and later a territory of Mexico. In the early 18th century, before Arizona became a state, Mogollon was appointed to oversee the province. In addition to The Rim, the New Mexico ghost town of Mogollon and that state’s Mogollon Mountains are named after Mogollon.

    The pronunciation of “Mogollon” has long been fodder for contention. Out-of-towners often pronounce it “moe-gi-yon,” but locals insist on “muggy-on” or “muggy-own.”

    One of the first adventurers along the Mogollon Rim was six months pregnant. Martha Summerhayes traveled in a military wagon with her husband, a soldier, from Fort Mojave on the Colorado River to Prescott in 1872. They continued 150 more miles to Fort Apache. In 1908, Summerhayes authored a book, Vanished Arizona, about her travels as an Army wife. Of her Mogollon Rim experience, she wrote: “The scenery was wild and grand; in fact, beyond all that I had ever dreamed of; more than that, it seemed so untrod, so fresh, somehow, and I do not suppose that even now, in the day of railroads and tourists, many people have had the view of the Tonto Basin which we had one day from the top of the Mogollon range. I remember thinking, as we alighted from our [military wagons] and stood looking over into the Basin, ‘Surely I have never seen anything to compare with this — but oh! would any sane human being voluntarily go through with what I have endured on this journey, in order to look upon this wonderful scene?’ ” 

    The Mogollon Rim extends from northern Yavapai County southeast to near the New Mexico border.   

    Captain John Bourke, who fought Apaches under the command of General George Crook, once negotiated the crest of the Mogollon Rim. He called it “a strange upheaval, a strange freak of nature, a mountain canted up on one side.”

    Senator Barry Goldwater authored an ode to The Rim in the foreword of the 1984 book Rim Country History: “The Mogollon Rim is something that every Arizonan lives with and loves, as well as jealously protects the pronunciation of that word. Many times I have been in airplanes and the Captain, attempting to explain the ground we were flying over, would pronounce the name exactly like it looks in print. Then, I would have to go up forward to tell him, ‘No, it’s Mogollon,’ which confuses him to no end. … As I have
    observed in my life, it is a most unusual place because, there it is, everybody can see it, and it just sits there for Arizonans to be proud of and to be glad that God put it there for all of us to use and enjoy.”

  • Cabin at Northwood's Resort

    Northwood's Resort

    Located at 165 East White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop

    Northwood’s Resort has been family owned and operated since 1978! In the last decades the landscape sure has changed quite a bit… What hasn’t changed is our commitment to offer our guest the warmest, most inviting places to stay in the White Mountains.  Whether you are looking for hiking, horseback rides, skiing, hunting, kayaking, fishing, enjoying several of our town’s finest eateries or just escaping for the weekend to the beautiful pines, we have the place to lay your head after you are done!

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  • Read more about Phoenix International Raceway

    Phoenix International Raceway

    7602 S. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale

    Don't miss your opportunity to experience the most scenic track in the NASCAR circuit at ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Phoenix International Raceway. Experience speeds of more than 100 m.p.h. by driver favorites including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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  • Photo by Andrew Pielage

    Taliesin West

    Scottsdale

    Drawn to Arizona by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, Frank Lloyd Wright created a provocative and inspiring design for Taliesin West, the great architect’s winter camp and desert laboratory. Immerse yourself at Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark as you are welcomed into each room and space to experience one of the world’s most extraordinary architectural sites.

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  • Read more about Temple Bar Marina

    Temple Bar Marina

    1 Main Street, Temple Bar

    Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Temple Bar Marina offers easy access to Lake Mead’s hundreds of miles of shoreline and crystal clear waters.  Take in views of giant monoliths like the Temple, Napoleon’s Tomb and Mushroom Rock from a powerboat or spend the day tempting a plentiful array of bass, catfish, trout and more.

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  • Read more about Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

    Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

    From the Phoenix area, take I-17 North toward Flagstaff, leave I-17 at exit 298 (State Route 179), drive 15 miles into Sedona and crossover the Oak Creek Bridge

    Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh), Arts & Crafts Village. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona, Tlaquepaque is the most distinctive shopping experience to be found in the Southwest.

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  • Winner of the 2015 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Desautels Trophy for the best rocks of the Show.  Photo by Ken Don

    Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

    The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has something for everyone: minerals, gems, jewelry, and special items in every price range for sale; education for adults and kids; giveaways every hour and a grand prize giveaway on Sunday afternoon.  The Show will be held February 9 - 12, 2017 at the Tucson Convention Center and starts at 10:00 am each day.

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  • White Stallion Ranch

    White Stallion Ranch

    Dude ranches are common in Arizona, but only the White Stallion, which has been welcoming guests since 1940, served as the set for Arizona, Winchester 73 and How the West Was Won. The “beer and Cheetos” rides are a little different, too.

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