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.
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
The museum is located on the historic grounds of Mesa's last remaining schoolhouse of the early 1900s. 30,000 square feet of exhibit rooms showcase more than 4,000 collectibles ranging from antique farm equipment to domestic items, all donated by local founding families. Mesa'Mesa, AZ Museums
Exhibits include general park information & orientation with Hands-on Geology exhibits. A 20-minute video is shown every 1/2 hour. A Bookstore and Restrooms are available. The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the, AZ Visitors Centers
The Venetta Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1905 specifically to serve overnight railroad passengers and early day tourists to the Wickenburg area and Castle Hot Springs. Mrs. Elizabeth Smith contracted one of Arizona'Wickenburg, AZ Historic Hotels