Although there are other canyons across the planet, none appear as iconic as Arizona’s remarkable Grand Canyon. From this otherworldly 18-mile wide, 277-mile long canyon and spectacular towering red rock formations of Sedona to the greatest concentration of saguaro cacti on earth and one of the United State’s largest cities, Arizona seems to have it all.
True, there’s no ocean; but there’s still plenty of sand to go around. Natural attractions like Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border, Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona on Navajo tribal lands, the glorious Painted Desert in the four corners region, and the Petrified Forest, named for its large deposits of petrified wood, remain iconic American landscapes.
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Native Americans have lived in this region for thousands of years. Today, the state boasts the second largest Native American population. Their culture can be seen in myriad ancient ruins, such as the cliff dwellings of Montezuma Castle National Monument, built by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, and modern Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States.
From the thriving metropolises of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson to the artistic and spiritual community of Sedona, Arizona shines 334 days of healing sunlight on its vacationers and residents every year.
Walk on the thrilling Skywalk, a 10-foot-wide glass bridge extending 70 feet over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Hike deep into the canyon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Relax in the rejuvenating waters of one of the state’s healing hot springs. Visit a vortex energy site in the red rock country of Sedona. Play a round or two of golf at one of Phoenix’s more than 200 courses.
Explore the culture and crafts of 22 regional American Indian tribes at that city’s impressive Heard Museum. Treat your kids to a half-day at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, where they can experience more than 300 interactive exhibits. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and workshop at Taliesin West, kid-friendly Butterfly Wonderland or Odysea Aquarium in friendly Scottsdale. Head south of the border to Nogales, Mexico, only 60 miles from Tucson. Listen to the impressive Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Visit Native American pueblo sites built right into the mountains at the Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument near Flagstaff.
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