Category: Arizona

Arizona Renaissance Festival

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is is one of the largest such festivals in the nation. This year festival organizers are celebrating its 26th season, which runs from the beginning of February through the end of March. The 30-acre park is located just outside of Apache Junction, about 50 miles east...

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Chihuly exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona is one of the city's most popular and illustrious attractions...the Desert Botanical Garden. No matter when you visit, you'll be awed by the diversity of the Sonoran Desert. However, if you go now until May 18th, 2014, you'll be dazzled by the outdoor...

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is located about half an hour outside Las Vegas and situated in between Arizona and Nevada. Filled with history and a colossal view, the Hoover Dam is certainly a worthwhile stop. It’s easy to be awed by the Hoover Dam. If you have just a few minutes, stop...

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Why you need to come to Arizona right now!

The following photos will illustrate ten reasons to visit Arizona in the spring—each represents at least one our our five senses, using the local flora as symbolic representations.  Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Arizona Sonoran Desert, with many unique cacti in full bloom, and, a variety of...

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[Video] Cowgirl Up! “Quick Draw” contest

Cowgirl Up! is an annual art event hosted by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.  On the final day of the event there is a "Quick Draw" competition in which female artists have one hour to paint or sculpt an original piece of artwork. Shortly after the competition...

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Kartchner Caverns: Still growing after 200,000 years

Arizona is a wondrous state for its diverse, natural and awe-inspiring beauty.  Everyone is familiar with the state’s most popular tourist sights, from the Grand Canyon, Sedona’s red rock country to the Saguaro National Park. However, there’s one sight that may not be familiar to you: A state park located...

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Wickenburg Train Depot

The Wickenburg, Arizona railroad station serves as the headquarters for the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and is among the oldest of the Santa Fe's wooden stations in Arizona. It continues to remain near its original configuration and is one of the few such surviving examples of "Wild West" railroad architecture....

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Flying E Dude Ranch

If you’re looking for a truly unique vacation experience…enjoy history and the outdoors, do yourself a favor and check out a dude ranch.  I recently visited the Flying~E~Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona…this ranch dates back to the mid-40s and still offers guests a way of the west cowboy experience.  You’re not...

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The Wonders and Excitement of Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park is an iconic Sedona landmark located north of downtown by about six miles. This popular destination has a lot to offer its visitors...from hiking, exploration, swimming to a historic look into the past. As one of the few homesteads left intact in Oak Creek Canyon, Slide...

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Chapel of the Holy Cross, A Sedona Landmark

The Chapel of the Holy Cross has become an iconic Sedona Landmark and is certainly worth a stop. More than half a century after its construction, the Chapel of the Holy Cross continues to be a place of wonder, spiritual renewal, and sublime vistas for all to witness. The Chapel...

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Visiting the Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is a spectacular place located in central Phoenix in the midst of the awe-inspiring Papago Buttes.  Those who've never seen the diversity of the desert will be in for a treat, especially during spring time (Note: April is best, with shoulder months of March and May)...

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A Humorous Hike up Silly Mountain

[caption id="attachment_6410" align="alignleft" width="240"] View of the Superstitions from Silly Mountain[/caption] Sorry about the title of this post, I couldn't help making a play on the name, "Silly Mountain." :-)  Silly Mountain Park is located right off of U.S. 60 in between Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, Arizona (GPS: 33.379882...

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