There's no place on earth quite like the Grand Canyon State. It's not just the landscapes, which take in tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests. It's not just the storied past, which reaches back thousands of years. It's not just the people, a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. It's all these things, and the way they come together, that make a visit to Arizona a truly unforgettable experience.
Located in Scottsdale's popular Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building (Scottsdale, AZ Arts
The world's largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, is home to 22 optical and two radio telescopes representing dozens of astronomical research institutions. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)Tucson, AZ Observatories
The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, a Scott Miller designed course, features rolling hills, verdant valleys, box canyons and dramatic changes in elevation. The course provides golfers panoramic views of Camelback, Saddleback and Red Mountains. Opened in 1996Fountain Hills, AZ Golf Courses
The museum, which is housed in Payson's 1906 Forest Service ranger station and a replica of a historic local hotel, contains an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia, telling the history of the Rim country and focusing on what life was like as a forest ranger in the early years.Payson, AZ Museums
Arizona Traditions Golf Club is a challenging par-70 parkland style public course with spectacular views of the White Tank Mountains. Rolling terrain, an abundance of mature trees and undulating greens make Arizona Traditions one of Greater Phoenix`s most unique golf courses! Built in 1997Surprise, AZ Golf Courses
Restored in 1981, the original Arizona State Capitol now is home to a museum and the state archives. Built in 1899, the building housed the territorial government until 1912, when Arizona's first governor was inaugurated. Left empty after state offices moved to larger, adjacent buildings in 1974Phoenix, AZ Museums