All posts in Arizona

  • Sears Kay Ruins
    Agua Fria National Monument
    April 2, 2015, Comments Off on Agua Fria National Monument

    It is a unique feeling to think that the last person to see a metate (grinding slab) and mano (hand-held rock grinder) still sitting in the metate, was possibly the […]

  • Tuzigoot National Monument
    March 12, 2015, Comments Off on Tuzigoot National Monument

    Sitting in the center of the Verde River Valley is a hill, atop which the Sinagua people built a multi-room pueblo called Tuzigoot. From the roof, the view of the […]

  • Desert Botanical Garden Papago Park
    March 7, 2015, Comments Off on Desert Botanical Garden Papago Park

    The Desert Botanical Garden one of the many things to do in Phoenix is proud to offer more than 20,000 desert plants, with emphasis on those native to the Sonoran […]

  • Picacho Peak State Park
    March 3, 2015, 1 Comment

    Picacho Peak is hard to miss, if not for its distinctive shape then for the fact that it is the only significant peak for miles around, rising like a cathedral […]

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
    February 27, 2015, Comments Off on Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

    Casa Grande means “great house” and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves an ancient Hohokam farming community. It was the first cultural and prehistoric site to be protected by the […]

  • Lake Powell
    Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Recreation Area
    February 22, 2015, Comments Off on Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Recreation Area

    The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon reflect the azure blue skies of the American Southwest, and provide a vivid contrast to the soaring red-rock cliffs that […]

  • Sunset Crater
    The Mogollon Rim
    February 7, 2015, Comments Off on The Mogollon Rim

    The Mogollon Rim runs through much of the northern and central part of Arizona. It is formed by the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. The Colorado Plateau was uplifted […]

  • Old Tucson Movie Studios
    January 17, 2015, Comments Off on Old Tucson Movie Studios

    Generations of Americans have visited Arizona and the Old Tucson Movie Studios, if only on the big screen and on TV. The mockup of an old western town has been […]

  • South Mountain Park
    December 3, 2014, Comments Off on South Mountain Park

    Located just south of the downtown area of Phoenix, South Mountain Park (17,000 acres) is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country. There are 51 miles of […]

  • Palatki Indian Ruins
    November 7, 2014, Comments Off on Palatki Indian Ruins

    Located in the gorgeous red rock country just outside of Sedona, Arizona, Palatki Indians Ruins is a world heritage site. Palatki means “red house” in the Hopi language. There are […]

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