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.
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
On October 15, 1956, the first blast occurred and the construction of Glen Canyon Dam was officially underway. Before that date, the site was virtually inaccessible and construction crews were forced to drive 200 miles to cross from one side of the Glen Canyon to the other.Page, AZ Landmarks
Under the Tonto Rim, Code of the West, To the Last Man, are all western thrillers written by Zane Grey, one of the most prolific writers of all time. The inspiration for these and many of Grey's 85 novels, 114 movies, and 215 short stories was the Tonto Rim, also known as "Payson, AZ Famous People
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, AZ Cabins
Dobson Ranch Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course featuring mature landscaping and large greens. Twice voted Best Public Golf Course by readers of a popular Valley entertainment guide, golfers appreciate the excellent course condition and playability. There'Mesa, AZ Golf Courses
The Northwest Regional Library is located in the Surprise Recreation Complex in the City of Surprise. This 23,000 sq. ft. facility is the District's newest "state of the art" Regional Library with a collection of over 40,000 items in all formats and offers over 60Surprise, AZ Libraries