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Rim Country Museum

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



Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh-Ba-Gowah is an ancient ruin unlike the others. Here you are encouraged to walk within the rooms of this 700 year old pueblo, climb ladders into the upper stories, and see the utensils, pottery and furbishings that were a part of life in pre-Columbian times.

Globe, AZ Archaeology

Historic Courthouse

Built in 1898 and in service until 1976, the historic Navajo County Courthouse is one of only two Richardsonian Romanesque courthouses in the state of Arizona. Located along old Route 66, the courthouse is listed on the National Historic Register

Holbrook, AZ Historic Courthouses

Petrified Forest NP Hiking

Visitors can drive the 28 miles of the Main Park road, stopping at any number of overlooks to see petrified wood, petroglyphs, archeological sites, and Painted Desert vistas.

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Payson Parks

The Payson Parks and Recreation Department manages and maintains over 150 acres of parkland for the benefit and enjoyment of its citizens and visitors alike. Please stop by and spend some time at our facilities we know you'll like what you find. Green Valley Park is a 40

Payson, AZ City Parks

Painted Desert Visitor Center

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

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Trails

Please carry drinking water while hiking trails. All park trails descend into Pine Canyon and are steep and strenuous. Pine Creek Trail, - about 1/2 mile long (400 feet developed - undeveloped in the creek bottom), leads to the Pine Creek natural area. Hiking shoes are recommended. (

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San Carlos Lake Fishing

San Carlos Lake Bass and Crappie Flourish by Craig Springer (USFWS) Arizona's San Carlos Lake has a storied past of producing big bass. Those yarns usually start with "I remember when . . ." Lament no more the good old days are the here and now.

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Strawberry Schoolhouse

This log cabin was put up in a single day by a community log-raising party in the autumn of 1885. It opened as a school and social center in early 1866. The interior was nicely finished with wallpaper and wainscoting, and was well supplied with manufactured desks and blackboards. In 1907

Strawberry, AZ Historic Schoolhouses

Lyman State Park Cabins and Yurts

Cabins Overlooking Lyman Lake are cozy cabins with covered wood porches and comfortable features. They await campers who want to spend more time relaxing and playing than setting up camp. Just drive up, bring in your things, and you're on your way! Cabins are furnished with 2

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