July 2009

The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Celebrates 125 Years!

August 14-16

Payson, Az

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The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Celebrates 125 Years!
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he 125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo takes place in Payson, AZ on August 14,15, and 16. This PRCA sanctioned rodeo continues the tradition of cowboys, horses and cranky bulls. Up Close and Personal This rodeo gets you “up close and personal” with the cowboys, the livestock and the traditions of rodeo. There are a huge variety of vendors selling food and cowboy clothing, hats and western items. The “Mutton Bustin’” for kids gives a child the chance to ride a real sheep, with the crowd going wild. Everyone Loves a Parade The Annual Rodeo Parade will return to its roots and be held on Payson’s Historical Main St., beginning at Green Valley Park and ending at Sawmill Crossing. Al McCoy, Announcer for the Phoenix Suns, will be the main announcer for the parade. Dan Marjele and Tim Kimpton (Assistant Coach and Commentator for the Phoenix Suns) will be special ambassadors for this year’s parade. The Rodeo Parade will feature riders, floats, classic cars, tractors, bands, cowboys, cowgirls and lots of surprises. The parade will end at the lush, cool, relaxing Green Valley Park - you can sit by the lakes, do a little fishing or just stroll with the geese and ducks.

Payson, Az
August 14-16
Rodeo Schedule
Friday - August 14 “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” Benefit for Breast Cancer Research 1st Performance - World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo 7:00 pm (Gates open at 5:00 pm) Saturday - August 15 2nd Performance - World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo 1:00 pm (Gates open at 11:00 am) 3rd Performance - World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo 7:00 pm (Gates open at 5:00 pm) Sunday - August 16 4th Performance - World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo 1:00 pm (Gates open at 11:00 am) Ticket Prices Preferred Seating: Online only $22 Adults: Online $14.50 - At the Gate $18 Seniors: At the Gate $12 Kids (12 and under): At the gate - $7.00 Under 5: FREE

In the Beginning... In the 1800’s, Payson was mostly a flat, grassy spot where cowboys could gather up their scattered, near-wild herds during the fall roundups and prepare to drive them down to Phoenix or to the railroad line in Winslow. Naturally enough, the cowboys spent a lot of time boasting and then staging impromptu contests to both establish bragging rights and win enough money to have a good time during their time off. So began the August Doin’s…125 years later we celebrate the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

The color pink is not something you would associate with the tough sport of rodeo - however, breast cancer has touched the lives of many rodeo families. The 125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo has designated the 7:00 PM performance on Friday, August 14 as their “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” event. Anyone wearing pink to the performance will generate a $1.00 donation to Payson’s Healthy Woman Program. Pink items will be on sale to benefit breast cancer research and the Healthy Woman Program.

All of this is less than a tank of gas away-ROUND TRIP! Come join us in the Cool Mountain Town of Payson.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-6PAYSON

Cool Things to Do in Rim Country
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At Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
If you enjoy the August Rodeo doin’s, you won’t want to miss the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Triple Seven Midnight Mechanical Rodeo on August 14th & 15th. It’s the 2nd annual mechanical rodeo with events including Bulldacious the Mechanical Bull, Legacy Lasso, Bareback Jack’s Quick Draw, and Rodeo Relay. You could win cash and prizes. If you have ever seen the beautiful belt buckles that are being worn by last year’s winners you would be jealous! You too can win the custom belt buckle if you are brave enough to do each of the timed events and compete for the All Around Cowboy or Cowgirl Title. Plenty will be happening at this event. For those of you who want to kick up your heels Friday night at the Mazatzal
800-777-PLAY www.777play.com

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1. Historic Main Street Historic buildings, antiques, shopping, walking tour, restaurants. 928-468-6074 2. Rim Country Museum Logging, mining, ranching and ancient history exhibits, gift shop. Oldest western Forest Service Ranger Station and 1905 Haught Cabin. 928-474-3483 3. Zane Grey Cabin Replica This famous cabin, prior to its destruction in the Dude Fire, attracted worldwide Zane Grey fans. Now reconstructed in meticulous detail, located in Green Valley Park. 928-474-3483 4. Mazatzal Hotel and Casino Slots, gaming activities, food, entertainment. 1-800-777-play(7529), www.777play.com 5. Payson Golf Course 9 or 18 holes, driving range, golf carts, pro shop, light refreshments, lessons available. 928-474-2273 6. Shoofly Village ruins Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900

7. East Verde Recreation Area Streamside and scattered campsites, trout fishing, hiking, birding, photography, Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 8. General Crook’s Trail (est. 1872) Follow the footsteps of history. Coconino National Forest. 928-527-3600 9. Strawberry School (c.1885) Treasured landmark and registered historical site. Authentic demonstrations of pioneer life. 1-800-6PAYSON 10. Antique shops galore! Call or visit the chamber for a map with locations. 11. Pine Walking Tour Self-guided tour of historic Pine, antiques, gift stores. 928-476-3547, 1-800-6PAYSON 12. Diamond Point Look-Out Quartz collection area, surface only. Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 13 Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography, birding. Forest Road 289. Arizona Game & Fish, 928-478-4200

Hotel & Casino, Brandon Shepard and Rodeo Ruckus will be there. There is a $5 cover charge on this night. On Saturday night the Sam Morrison Band, a Bob Seger Tribute, will put on quite a show! Everyone loves music from the 80’s. Tickets are $15.00 or $10 with your Players Club card and can be bought in the Dream Catcher Gift shop or at the door. This will also allow you to compete or be a spectator for the 777Midnight Mechanical Rodeo. The event starts at 8 PM and runs to Midnight. Come see for yourself and you will understand why people are uttering, “It’s the Mazatzal Magic.”

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Destination July Events
JUL 2-5 FLAGSTAFF 54th Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill, exit 337 off I-17 - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racing! Live pari-mutuel wagering, open 11a, post time 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2, $5 parking. 928-679-8000 JUL 3-4 DOUGLAS 4th of July Festival Veterans Memorial Park - Li ve music, food vendors, Sat only - Parade 10a on G Ave, fireworks at park, largest in area. Fr 3-10p, Sat 12-10p. 520-364-2478 JUL 3-5 PINETOP 34th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show Orchard behind Charlie Clark’s Restaurant - Northeastern AZ Fine Arts Assoc. hosts vendors from all over SW for show & sale of original works, Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4, free adm. 928-369-2939 JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD Fourth of July in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park off Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food booths, live music, kids play area, games. Sat only: parade 11a, fireworks show 6p Mogollon HS. Fri 10-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-3. 928-535-5777 JUL 4 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 97th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration Parade 10a, Eagar to Springerville. Rodeo 1:30p at Rodeo Grounds, adm $10, ages 5-12 $5. Also pancake breakfast, BBQ, rodeo dance and fireworks. 1-866733-2123 JUL 4 WINSLOW Independence Day Celebration Join Winslow to celebrate the 4th of July. Largest fireworks display in N. AZ begins shortly after dusk at Emil Nasser Stadium. Free adm. 928-289-2434 JUL 4 WILLIAMS Small Town 4th of July - Celebrating 100 Years! Centennial Fourth of July photo re-enactment, all invited to dress in period clothing from 1909 and re-enact the photo on Route 66 at noon. One of the biggest parades in N. Az at 6p, Rotary BBQ, ice cream social, many more family activities. 800-863-0546 JUL 4 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, BBQ, rodeo, dance, patriotic program, fireworks, Taylor 10K & 2 mile run, softball tournament & free swimming. 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331 JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF 76th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi art show in the world! 60+ Hopi artists w/ katsina dolls, baskets, weaving, pottery, painting & jewelry; traditional music, dances, food; 9a-5p, $7-$4. 928774-5213 JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Festival Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including spinning, weaving, woodworking & camp cooking. Adm $1 per person, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUL 10 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door. 928-367-4290 JUL 11 PARKER KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament Emerald Canyon Golf Course - FLOG is golf spelled backwards...have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser that benefits a community organization. 928-669-9274 JUL 11-12 PINETOP 22nd Annual Native American Art Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds - Native American arts & crafts, demos, music, Native American food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 11-12 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JUL 11-12 WILLCOX Sweet Corn Extravaganza Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins - Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on the farm! Many other vegetables will be available for you to pick. 8a-5:30p, free adm. 520-384-2084 JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, rodeo, BBQ, dances, 10K run, softball & golf tournaments, historic home tours, fireworks. For times/locations: 928-536-4331 JUL 17-18 CHANDLER Latin Rhythms Festival Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Latin food, drinks & Latin music. Salsa making contest Sat. $10 incl’s souvenir wine glass, $2 off coupon & 6 tasting tickets. Fri 5-10p, Sat 11a-10p. 480-792 6927 JUL 17-18 SURPRISE Latin Rhythms Festival Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave Latin food, drinks & Latin music, Chihuahua races Fri and Salsa making & Jalepeno eating contests Sat. 623-556-4810 JUL 18 WILLCOX Willcox Western Heritage Day Indian and Western historians in costume, hands on activities, entertainment, antique tractors, vendors. In conjunction with Chiricahua Regional Museum’s 10th anniv. 800-200-2272 JUL 18-19 FLAGSTAFF 11th Annual AZ Highland Celtic Festival Foxglen Park - Bagpipes, kilts, folk-dances, traditional foods, caber toss, kids’ activities, , 9a-6p Sa, 10a-4p Su. $10 adults for 1 day, $15 for 2, $4 kids 3-12 for 1 day, $6 for 2, 928-556-3161 JUL 18-19 WILLCOX Sweet Corn Extravaganza Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins - Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on the farm! Many other vegetables will be available for you to pick. 8a-5:30p, free adm. 520-384-2084 JUL 18-AUG 16 WILLCOX Peach Mania Festival Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10:30a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach picking all day long. Country Craft Fair Aug 1 & 2 only, 7a-5:30p. Free adm. 520-384-2084 JUL 21 SURPRISE 1 Year Anniversary Winemaker’s Dinner Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave Celebrate with us! Four courses for $40. 623-556-4810 JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days Parade, basketball tournaments, storytelling, dances each night, campfire circle, rodeo, free ice cream social, BBQ. 928-337-2000 JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction 5p. Preview of rugs Sat. 9a-noon, auction 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230 JUL 24-26 WILLIAMS Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves; great fun to watch. Daily 1p, dance Fr & Sa. 928-853-6495 JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW White Mountains Roundup - Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art Show Low School District Auditorium & campus Az celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy. Juried art show, vendors, performances from national storytellers and Cowboy poets. 1-866-532-4070 JUL 25 APACHE JUNCTION 3rd Annual National Day of the Cowboy Goldfield Ghost Town - Drover’s Procession Parade, a Mustache Contest, Fast Draw Show Downs, Cowgirl Fashion Show, two stages of western entertainment and more! 9-5, free adm, $2 parking. 480-982-3141 JUL 25 SUPERIOR La Noche de Vaquero Tequila Tasting, beer garden, entertainment, Wild West Water Corral w/water slide ($10 unlimited rides), Concert “Mogollon” 8:30p ($10 presale, $15 door), more. 4p-1:30a. 520-689-0200 JUL 25 HAWLEY LAKE Apache Arts & Crafts Festival Hawley Lake, Rt 473 off 260, near Hawley Lake store - Artist booths, Crown Dancers, other entertainment, storytelling, 10a-3p. 928-338-1230 JUL 25-26 PRESCOTT 4th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row Downtown - Gunfighter competitions, 1800s costume contest, vendors galore and some Rootin Tootin Good Times! Benefits Yavapai Big Brothers/ Big Sisters. 9a-4p, free adm. 928-771-0585 JUL 31-AUG 1 EAGAR Eagar Daze Junior rodeo, barrel race, team roping; mud mania, logging events, ice cream social, vendors & more! 928-333-4128 ext. 223

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Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration
July 17 & 18
• Visit the best example of a Mormon pioneer town in the Southwest • Performances • Arts and Crafts Fair • Music and Entertainment • Rodeo • Parade • Fireworks • Golf & Softball Tournaments • 10k Fun Run • Quilt Shows • Guided Home Tours

5th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup
November 13-15th, 2009

Teachers
Marti Michell Sharon Schamber Gina Perkes Laura Wasilowski Lisa Brothman Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

Indicates Native American Related Events

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce 113 N. Main St. Ste. A www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

928-536-4331

www.rimcountryquiltroundup.com 1.800.672.9766 Eagar Daze

For more information and Registration Form

NationalArizonaof the Cowboy Day Superior,
“La Noche de Vaquero” July 25, 2009
In concert “Mogollon” $10 presale / $15 at the door

RB Burnham & Co
Native Auctions
July 24 & 25 Prescott, AZ 11th Annual Smoki Museum Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions Friday, Indian Art Auction 5 pm Saturday, Navajo Rug Auction 1pm sePtember 12 PAge, AZ 3rd Annual Blair’s Trading Post Indian Art Auction Gun Smoke Saloon Preview 11–12:30, Auction at 1 pm sePtember 19 gAnAdo, AZ Native Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post Preview 9-11 am, Auction at Noon DST 928.688.2777 www.rbburnhamtrading.com

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Wild West Water Corral
$10 Unlimited Riding Tequila Tasting, Beer Garden & Entertainment
For more information contact Superior Chamber of Commerce 520-689-0200 COUPON

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Fun Events Q Mud Mania Q Logging Events Q Pole Climbing Q Horseshoe Tourney Q Jr. Rodeo Q Barrel Race Q Fun Run Q Pancake Breakfast Q Biathlon Q Foot Rodeo Q Fire Engine Rides Q Karaoke Q Sheep, Calf, Steer Riding Q Flag Ceremony Q Kiddies Squirt Q Dummy Roping Q Variety Show Q Dog Show Q Vendors and More Q Ice Cream Social July 31st and August 1st www.eagar.com • 928-333-4128 ext. 223

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Destination August Events
AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF 60th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Museum of Northern AZ - 70+ artists create innovative expressions of traditional art forms: weavers, potters, basket makers, jewelers, painters. Enjoy music, dances, storytelling & art demonstrations, $7-$4, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 1-2 ELGIN Sonoita Vineyards Augustfest 3 mi S of Elgin on Elgin-Canelo Rd - Celebrate the Harvest. Wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery & vineyard tours, live music, dancing, grape stomping contest. Lunch may be purchased on site from 2 local restaurants. 10a-4p, $10 adm. 520-455-5893 AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Wheeler Park, Aspen & Humphrey (Hwy. 180), downtown - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 AUG 5-9 SIERRA VISTA Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival Windemere Hotel & Conference Center - Exhibits, vendors, seminars, workshops and field trips to the top birding places in SE Arizona. 520-678-8237 AUG 6 KINGMAN 31st Annual Mighty Mud Mania and Float In Movie Fireman’s Park - Mud obstacle course, begins 10a, FREE adm. Prizes for winners in all age divisions, boys & girls. Followed by Float In Movie at Centennial Pool at dusk, adm $2 /18 & up, $1 /17 & under. 928-757-7919 AUG 7-9 TOMBSTONE Vigilante Days Allen St - Honors Tombstone’s unique heritage. Reenactments, street entertainment, hangings, chili cook-off & 10K run. 10a-4p daily. 520-457-3451 AUG 8-9 PINETOP 19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Great bands, Gospel music, children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. Campers - reserve spot w/chamber. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. $15 at the gate, 12 & under free. 800-573-4031 AUG 8-9 PRESCOTT 59th Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts Courthouse Plaza - 100+ of the finest artisans from around the West show and sell their work, also artist demonstrations, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p, free adm. 928-445-2510 AUG 12-16 PAYSON 125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Wed. Ranch Rodeo, 7p, $6. Thurs. WPRA (Women’s) rodeo, 7p, $6. Fri-Sun. PRCA rodeo - bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more. Adults $14, kids $7.50 online; at gate $18/10. Fri 7p, Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 1p, parade Sat 9a. 928-474-4515, 800-6PAYSON DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every effort to verify that the information on events we print is accurate. However, details can change up to the last minute. We advise that you call and confirm that ALL information is correct. AUG 12-16 GALLUP, NM 88th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Red Rock State Park & downtown - 50 tribes from US & Canada, dances, contest Pow Wow, parades, rodeo, juried Indian art show, village artists market. 505-863-3896 AUG 14-15 WILLIAMS 13th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In Go back in time and enjoy the 1950s again on Route 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies for various classes. 800-863-0546 AUG 14-15 PAYSON Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Triple 7 Midnight Mechanical Rodeo This will be one buckin’ event! Prizes for indiv. events including mechanical bull, an all around Cowboy/ Cowgirl awarded both nights. Brandon Shepard and Rodeo Ruckus will entertain Fri. & Sam Morrison Tribute to Bob Seger on Sat. 800-777-PLAY AUG 14-15 SURPRISE Italian American Festival Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave Live music, Italian food and wine, wine-tasting and more. 623-556-4810 AUG 15 ALPINE 14th Annual Alpine Chili Cook-Off Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned w/awards including People’s Choice Chili, also BBQ pork loin contest & SPAM contest, entertainment, raffle, $3 tasting cup, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 AUG 15-16 KINGMAN Hualapai Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair Hualapai Mountain Resort - Arts & crafts vendors, food and beverages, live music, no adm fee, 9-5. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mountains. 928-757-3545 AUG 15-16 FREDONIA 18th Annual Heritage Celebration & Contest Pow-wow Kaibab Paiute Reservation - Grand Entries Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 11a, please bring own chairs. Fun run/walk, fishing derby, So. Paiute Juried Art Show, free feast & more. FREE ADMISSION. 928-643-7245/928-643-8313 AUG 15-16 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 AUG 15-16 ZUNI, NM Zuni Cultural Arts Expo Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 - Zuni arts market emphasizing authenticity, including traditional dances, demonstrations, 10a -5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 AUG 20 TUCSON Tucson’s 234th Birthday Celebration El Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson, corner of Washington & Church - American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, Tohono O’Odham, Pascua Yaqui & State of AZ flag ceremony incl patriotic music, period costumes encouraged, 8a. 520-791-4213 AUG 22 FLAGSTAFF Arizona Rough Riders Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living history presentation brings Spanish American War era to life, authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr old weapons, 10a-4p, FREE adm. 928-779-4395 AUG 28-29 HOLBROOK Old West Days Celebration Fri: Barrel races, Hashknife Stampede Rodeo, 5-11p. Sat: Bucket of Blood races, pancake b’fast, chili cookoff, parade 10a, battle of bands, more barrel races & rodeo, fireworks, dance. 928-524-1682, 602-758-1127 AUG 28-30 PRESCOTT Prescott Jazz Summit Various venues - Concerts, workshops and dining to music. Benefits music education. Adm: all concerts badge $70, Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch $40, indiv. concerts $25. 928-771-1268, www.prescottjazz.com AUG 29 VALLE-WILLIAMS 5th Annual Thunder Over the Coconino Valle Airport, intersection of Hwy 64 & Hwy 180 Homebuilt, warbird & antique airplane fly-in, car show, antique tractors, kids activities, pancake b’fast, 8a-4p, adm $12, kids $6, family $30. 928-635-5280 AUG 29-30 PHOENIX 18th Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, behind Frito-Lay - 60+ arts & crafts vendors, $8 meal: hotdog or hamburger, corn on the cob & tea or coffee (served 11a-3p), fair 10a-4p. Net proceeds from this event are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. 602-231-0300

Sonoita Vineyards Augustfest AUG 1-2 ELGIN
Annual celebration of the harvest. $15 admission (no reservations required) includes souvenir wine glass, tasting of current releases, wine & food pairings (select 3), winery tours, vineyard tours on tractor-drawn trailer, grape stomping (1:30 pm), live music & dancing. 10 am - 4 pm. Lunch may be purchased from local restaurants including a complimentary glass of wine. Horseback rides (on site) and trail ride packages (reservation needed) are available from Arizona Horseback Experience. 520-455-5696 This is the second of three annual festivals at Sonoita Vineyards. The third is our St. Martin’s New Release Festival on Saturday, November 7. The Winery/ Tasting Room is open daily from 10 am - 4 pm (except major holidays). Private tours, tastings, luncheons or special events in our Vintage Room may be arranged. Take Hwy 83 south from I-10. The winery is located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, 85611. 520-455-5893 www.sonoitavineyards.com

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18th Annual Heritage Celebration / Powwow AUG 15-16 FREDONIA / PIPE SPRINGS
Kaibab Paiute Reservation - Public invited! Registration Aug. 15 at 11 am, Grand Entry on Saturday 1 pm and 7 pm and on Sunday at 11 am. Head Staff MC, Taite Honadick; AD, Nick Brokeshoulder; Host Northern Drum, Red Creek Singers. Drum Contest, So. Paiute Hand Drum Contest, Open Round Dance, Hand Drum Contest and family sponsored contest specials. More Events: 5K Fun Run/Walk (register Saturday at 6 am) in front of Mobil Station. Fishing Derby open to all who love to fish (reg @ 6:00 am). All other activity registration open @ 8 am - Horseshoes, 14 & up 3-on-3 Basketball Contest, So. Paiute Juried Art Show, Hand Game, Barnyard Scramble and much, much more. 928-643-7245, 928-643-8313

60th Annual Navajo Festival
Saturday, Aug 1 and Sunday, Aug 2 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • 928/774-5213 • musnaz.org

Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Presents

19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival
Aug. 8 & 9, 2009
Fun for the Whole Family! Bring Your Chair and Enjoy the Music!

Friends of Big Band Jazz presents

Prescott’s Mountain Artists Guild 59th Annual Summer Fine Art & Crafts Festival
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Destination September Events
SEP 4-7 FLAGSTAFF 60th Coconino County Fair - Party Till the Cows Come Home Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 Exit 337 (Fort Tuthill County Park) - Entertainment incl performing arts on stages, 4-H livestock show and auction, exhibits, carnival & more. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; adm: $8 / $5, Family Pass $25, parking $5. 928-679-8000 SEP 5 TAYLOR Sweet Corn Festival Parade, BBQ, arts & crafts, dances. A celebration of Taylor farmers’ main crop: sweet corn! Free adm. 928-536-7366 SEP 5 WICKENBURG 21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre Historic downtown - Folklorico dancers, mariachi groups, salsa and margarita contests, outdoor mercado, food and beverage cantina, historic photo exhibits, free adm, 11a-6p. 800-942-5242, www. wickenburgchamber.com SEP 5-6 WILLIAMS Labor Day Parade & Rodeo Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds - Arizona Junior Rodeo Assoc. rodeo, fun for the whole family. Also parade on Sat at 11a, dances and plenty of live entertainment in downtown Williams. 928-635-1418, 800-863-0546 SEP 5-7 SONOITA 94th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Fairgrounds - Exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs and more, 2p daily, adm $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12, 4 & under free. Also steak fry ($) & rodeo dance (free). 520-455-5553 SEP 5-7 SEDONA Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale Sedona Main Street District - Music, entertainment, kids activities, sidewalk sales and food booths along Hwy 89A & Hwy 179, Noon-9p. 928-204-2390 SEP 5-7 PINETOP Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Charlie Clark’s Steak House (in the Orchard), 1701 E White Mountain Blvd - Labor Day Weekend, featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat & Sun 9-5 & Mon 9-4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 SEP 9-12 ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair Apache County Fairgrounds - Carnival, Horse Show, Mutt Show, 4-H, horse racing, crafts, entertainment & more, food and fun for the whole family. Free adm, except for racing. Wed-Fri 8a-9p, Sat 9a-5p. 928-245-0377 SEP 12 PRESCOTT VALLEY World Arts Festival Civic Center, 7501 E Civic Cir - World music, fine art show, ethnic food, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, free adm, Saturday 10-7. 928-759-3027 SEP 12 PAGE 3rd Annual Blair’s Trading Post Indian Art Auction Gun Smoke Saloon - Preview 11-12:30, Auction at 1p. www.blairstradingpost.com SEP 12-13 KINGMAN Kingman Street Drags VI Beale Street - World’s largest legal street drags! From street cars to funny cars & burnout contests. Be a participant or be a spectator, but don’t miss it! Sat 10a-8p w/ street dance 8p, Su times TBD. 866-427-7866 SEP 17-20 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - Featuring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, also 4-H activities, exhibits, entertainment, carnival, livestock auction. Adm $5/carload, 10a-10p. 3 mi. N of Globe on Hwy 60. RV park on grounds. 800-804-5623 SEP 18-20 SCOTTSDALE El Zaribah Shrine Circus WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd - Circus performances, elephant & pony rides avail for kids. Fri. 6:30p. Sat-Sun. 11a, 3p & 6:30p. Tickets $15, under 12 free w/adult. Net proceeds benefit El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. 480-946-3696 SEP 18-20 CHANDLER 3rd Annual Kokopelli Bluegrass Festival Bistro@Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Great Bluegrass music, Bluegrass states’ food specialties and wines. $10 incl’s 6 tasting tickets/ souvenir wine glass, free to non-drinkers. 480-792-6927 SEP 19 GANADO Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post - 400+ items incl weavings, Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. Preview 9a-11a, auction noon, daylight savings time. Also outdoor market. Free adm. 928-755-3475 SEP 19-20 OVERGAARD 22nd Annual Oktoberfest Bison Ranch, Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment, beer garden, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-3p, free adm, $5 donation for parking. 928-535-5777 SEP 25-26 WINSLOW 11th Annual “Standin’ On The Corner” Festival Famous “Eagles” corner - Food, crafts, vendors open 9a. Beer garden, entertainment. Sat. auction 11:30a w/ lots of great items. Fri. eve: Mogollon; Sat. eve: Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles.” Other bands incl 74th Street Band, Hack & the 57’s. 928-289-3434 SEP 25-27 PINETOP-LAKESIDE 34th Annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex - 100+ arts & crafts vendors, Fr 5-8p, Sa 9a-4p, Su 9a-4p, $2 adm, 12 & under free ( Free adm. Fri). Also this weekend: Parade, Antique Show, Quilt Show,10K/2 mi Fun Run, Car Show. 800-573-4031, pinetoplakesidechamber.com SEP 26-27 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days, 39th annual parade on Sat at 10a (Beale St), rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sat & Sun. 866-427-7866

Museum of Northern Arizona
Now celebrating its 80th year, MNA is one of the great regional museums of our world. It evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway to understanding this unique area. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adm: $7-4. 3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff.
928-774-5213, www.musnaz.org

3101 N. Fort Valley Road

Biosphere 2 The University of Arizona Where science lives.
520-838-6200, www.B2science.com

20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5. Guided tours, snacks, gift shop.

FLAGSTAFF

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480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com

Dolly Steamboat

Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Enjoy narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and private charters. Wheelchair assessable. 16 miles Northeast of Apache Junction on SR 88.

Archaeological Park 150 N. Pine St., 928-425-0320 Offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3, 65 & over - $2, under 12 free.

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GLOBE

800-289-5898 www.meteorcrater.com 550 ft. deep, nearly 1 mile across! Many interactive displays and exhibits, big screen theater, gift shop, guided rim trail tours (weather permitting) 9:15 - 2:15. Admission fee (seasonal hours). Between Flagstaff and Winslow on I-40, 6 miles south off exit 233.

Meteor Crater

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National Geographic Visitor Center (IMAX)

IMAX Theater, interpretive presentations & exhibits; FREE maps, National Geographic Store, AZ Office of Tourism, Explorer’s Café, and more!

FLAGSTAFF

GRAND CANYON

928-567-2840, outofafricapark.com Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed giraffe, zebra and more aboard Safari vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for closeup encounters of lions, tigers, bears and other large predators. 3 miles west of I-17 on Hwy 260.

4020 N. Cherry Rd.

Out of Africa

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
21 acres with some 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. Includes hummingbirds, javelinas and coyotes, bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open daily. Call for seasonal hours & prices
2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org

CAMP VERDE

TUCSON

150 N. Railroad Ave. 520-384-4583, 877-234-4111 www.rexallenmuseum.org Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles, western stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2 single, $3 couple, $5 family.

Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-296-4551, www.traildusttown.com Originally constructed as a movie set with old-fashioned town square & gazebo. Enjoy a carousel, train, gold-panning, stunt shows and Museum of the Horse Soldier. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse is Home of the Famous Cowboy Steak!

Trail Dust Town

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Heber/Overgaard Chamber of Commerce Presents:

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Grand Canyon Rodeo • Rex Allen, Jr. Stage Show

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MAG Summer Art Festival
Take a Trip to Cool Mile High Prescott
August marks the 59th year Mountain Artists Guild has presented their Summer Fine Arts and Craft Festival at the historic Courthouse Plaza in Prescott. This year’s festival takes place on August 8 & 9 from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and from 9 am - 4 pm on Sunday. With 100 plus booths of painting, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, weaving and woodworking, the festival has something for every taste and pocketbook. There are live art demonstrations daily and also yummy food to enjoy. With the temperate mountain climate of Prescott, the cool grass and shade of the mature trees surrounding the plaza, it’s a wonderful destination for the whole family. Besides the August show the guild also puts on a spring show held annually on Mothers Day weekend at the plaza. From their meager beginning in 1950 with 25 members meeting in a local store’s back room to the 300 plus members today, the goal has always been the promotion and education of the arts. Since the mid 1990’s a portion of guild proceeds goes to their scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to graduating high school
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and continuing college students pursuing a degree in art. Currently five $1,000 scholarships are given each year. Today MAG, as it is affectionately known, not only has a larger membership, but their guild building houses the Mountain Artists Gallery open 7 days a week, meeting rooms, workshop rooms, and a resource library. Workshops instructed by nationally known artists are held every month and are open to both members and non-members. Two one-week art camps for young people are held each summer to encourage art and develop skills in young people. The Guild also sponsors a two-weekend tri-city studio tour in the fall with over 60 artists at 20 studios.

Northern Arizona Cities & Towns
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Don’t Miss This!
JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction 5p. Preview of rugs Sat. 9a-noon, auction 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230

Kachina Village Kaibito Kayenta Keams Canyon Kirkland Lake Montezuma Leupp Lower Greasewood Lukachukai Lupton Many Farms Marble Canyon Mayer McNary Mexican Water Moenkopi Mormon Lake Mountainaire Munds Park Navajo Nazlini North Rim Nutrioso

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Pine Country Restaurant
107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Az. 86046

Dee & Jim Seehorn Owners Since 1997

Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.

928 • 632 • 7135 www.arcosanti.org

Restaurant Gift Shop Art Gallery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Delicious Homemade Pies
Phn: (928)635-9718 Fax: (928)635-4568 (866)320-9718 pinecountry@qwestoffice.net

Cattlemans
Bar & Grill
669 E Sheldon, Prescott

Great Steaks & Bar-B-Q
Est.1910

Wine Tasting Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm Live Music every Saturday Award-Winning Wines Certi ed Organic and Sul te-Free
2515 N. Road 1 East Chino Valley, AZ 86323
www.granitecreekvineyards.com

"Voted Best Steak In Prescott"

In the Cool pines of Williams
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Enjoy a Small Town Summer

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(928) 445-4300

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Parades, Baseball and Rodeos

 Small Town 4th of July – Celebrating 100 years of 4th of July parades
Saturday July 4th Reenactment Photo at noon, Parade at 6pm.

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Games start at 5pm each evening. Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo July 24th – 26th A real working cowboy rodeo. Action packed performances daily at 1pm. Hiking, camping, shing, gol ng & outdoor adventure in the National Forest

for more information contact the williams and forest service visitor center 800-863-0546 -- www.williamschamber.com

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Minutes from Paradise
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour through the beautiful expanse, or just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Experience a rare and beloved tradition as you amble your way to the bottom of the canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. On the canyon floor, you can retire for the night at the legendary Phantom Ranch. Then head back to the rim and retreat to a rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating.
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In July and August!
Join the National Geographic Visitor Center/ IMAX Theater in celebrating Grand Canyon...one of the world’s most amazing landscapes. On the weekends of July 18-19 and August 15-16, Grand Canyon National Park will offer FEE-FREE entry into the park. The National Geographic Visitor Center located one mile south of the south rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park provides travelers an unparalleled opportunity to enrich their Grand Canyon experience. Avoid the traffic lines and congested parking within the Park by parking your vehicle at the National Geographic Visitor Center and taking a FREE Park & Ride Shuttle into the park (shuttle pick up is every 15 minutes). Also available at the Visitor Center are free Canyon maps, regional information, Canyon history and the continued run of the World’s most watched IMAX® film ever...Grand Canyon-The Hidden Secrets. The 35-minute movie penetrates the innermost depths of
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Reservations 303-29- PARKS (297-2757) www.grandcanyonlodges.com

And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck, because this is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room and a legacy of fine food. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended; call 928-6382631 up to 30 days in advance. Order up a quick bite at Yavapai or Maswik cafeteria or an entire feast at the Arizona Room. Or have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Call today for the best lodging selections and availability. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - we’re not just close, we’re there. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

Grand Canyon taking viewers where they could never go on a giant sevenstory high screen with digital surround sound. The film moves through time, starting with the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the Canyon 4,000 years ago, to Major John Wesley Powell’s challenges in conquering the unexplored Canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869. The National Geographic Visitor Center also offers convenient services such as sightseeing tours (ground and air), National Geographic Store & Exhibits, Arizona Office of Tourism, Explorer’s Café with Pizza Hut Express and much more! Added value for the 2009 season! Book a National Geographic Expeditions Grand Canyon Tour and receive a FREE IMAX Movie Pass. Purchase a IMAX movie pass and receive a FREE National Geographic Gift Pack (a $5 value). For more information, visit our web-

be here by sunset. be in another world by sunrise.

“Lookout Studio”

Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

When you stay at one of our six lodges on the South Rim, you’re just minutes away from everything that makes the canyon so extraordinary: mule rides, motorcoach tours, casual and fine dining, shopping and all the breathtaking views. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. For same-day reservations, call 1-928-638-2631. For advance room reservations or more information, visit our web site at grandcanyonlodges.com or call 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757).

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Cool Things to Do
Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins, Springerville An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. Museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins and a historical pioneer section. Open 7 days a week, 8a-4p, tours of the ruins are daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memorial Home and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily Mon.-Sat. or by appt., donations accepted. 928-536-4881 Hon-Dah Resort Casino, Pinetop-Lakeside 128 well appointed king and queen rooms, an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and the Indian Pine Restaurant. Also Las Vegas-style entertainment in The Timbers Lounge and exciting gaming with 500 slots and unlimited progressive jackpots, live Poker and live Blackjack. 800-929-8744 Lyman Lake State Park One of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state plus fishing, camping, hiking. A pontoon boat ride across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph Trail. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191. 928-337-4441 Sunrise Park Ski Resort Great skiing and snowboarding, a variety of runs suits all levels of ability. Summer activities include scenic chair lift, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. 800-772-7669
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by Peter Judge Antique shopping in the White Mountains is a hobby unto itself. With over twenty antique shops to choose from, the inventory of these shops is as unique and diverse as the owners themselves. I never hesitate to ask the owner if there is something I do not see, and this usually leads me to a suggestion of a shop that has or may have what I’m looking for. Many of the shops in the White Mountain region are found on Highway 260 between Heber and Eagar, with a few located in Snowflake and Springerville. The antique shops in the White Mountains have printed a directory of businesses along with a map. This can be picked up at a number of locations including at Harvest Moon Antiques between Pinetop and Lakeside (look for the tipis) and Outhouse Antiques, 182 W. White Mountain Blvd. This is a very

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JUL 10 PINETOP Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door. 928-367-4290 JUL 11-12 PINETOP 22nd Native American Art Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds - Native American arts & crafts, demos, music, Native American food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, rodeo, BBQ, dances, 10K run, softball & golf tournaments, historic home tours, fireworks. For times/locations: 928-536-4331 JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days Parade, basketball tournaments, storytelling, dances each night, campfire circle, rodeo, free ice cream social, BBQ. 928-337-2000 JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW White Mountains Roundup - Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art Show Low School District Auditorium & campus - Juried art show, vendors, performances from national storytellers and Cowboy poets. 1-866-532-4070 JUL 25 PINETOP/HAWLEY LAKE Apache Arts & Crafts Festival Hawley Lake, Rt 473 off 260, near Hawley Lake store - Artist booths, Crown Dancers, other entertainment, storytelling, 10a-3p. 928-338-1230 JUL 31-AUG 1 EAGAR Eagar Daze Junior rodeo, barrel race, team roping; mud mania, logging events, ice cream social, vendors & more! 928-333-4128 ext. 223 AUG 8-9 PINETOP 19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Great bands, Gospel music, children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. Campers - reserve spot w/chamber. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. $15 at the gate, 12 & under free. 800-573-4031

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valuable resource for finding the shops and will save the time of looking on the side streets. Keep in mind that most of the shops cater to the weekend visitor and might not be open during the week. All together the antique stores in this region can accommodate an amazing day of shopping. I usually start with the store furthest from me and work my way back to the hotel, so that when my shopping is done, I am home. I also find that this lowers my gas cost. Shopping for antiques in this region is especially great if you are looking for vintage Native American baskets, pottery, jewelry, rugs and more. Located a short drive from the White Mountain Apache and Navajo reservations, this could be an excellent opportunity to find that special something for your home. Whether you’re looking for a Babe Ruth baseball bat, an old wagon to go in front of your cabin, or a Victorian buffet for your dining room, there is bound to be a shop that has what you need.

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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
Exploring Salado Culture in Globe
The earliest residents of the Globe area were the Hohokam, who established pit house villages in the Tonto Basin around A.D. 900. After several hundred years, this culture was replaced by that of another group known as the Salado Indians. In the 1200’s they built several pueblos along the banks of Pinal Creek. Shortly after 1400 the pueblos were abandoned and the civilization of the Salado people mysteriously disappeared. The area remained uninhabited until the Apache people made it their homeland sometime after A.D. 1600. The name Besh-Ba-Gowah comes from the Apache language and translates to English as “place of metal.” At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park on the outskirts of present day Globe you can walk within the restored rooms of one such Salado pueblo. The pueblo was built in stories. Many of the ground floor rooms were used for storage as upper levels were added for living areas. Climb the re-created ladder and enter a typical second story room in the same way as the ancient Salado did. You will find
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New Exhibit at Superstition Mountain Museum
The stories of their discovery and what the Peralta Stone Maps represent are as many and as varied as the legends of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine itself. One version is that the maps were discovered and dug up by Travis Tumlinson in l949, on a small hill above the Fish Creek Bridge. He then used the stone maps to search for what he believed to be a group of Spanish mines. Another story is that they were stolen by two Mexican nationals from the basement of a church in Arispa, Mexico, and taken to Texas where they were sold to Travis Tumlinson, who brought them to Arizona. Tumlinson believed they showed a route to the Peralta mines or treasure troves in the Superstition Mountains.
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pottery and tools typical of the times in the reconstructed dwelling. There is also an excellent museum at the park where you can watch a video explaining the life of this past civilization. Then enjoy a walk through the exhibits of pottery, clothing, jewelry, tools and other artifacts found there. The museum’s collection of Salado pottery is the world’s largest! It is interesting to note that trading was widespread - jewelry was found made of shells from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Directions: To find Besh-Ba-Gowah from Phoenix follow U.S. Hwy 60 to Globe, turn left onto Broad Street. Make a right turn onto Jess Hayes Road and the Park is on the right. From Tucson turn left off Hwy 60 onto Hill St, then right onto Broad St. and immediate left off Broad to Jess Hayes Rd. The park and museum are open 9 am to 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Special programs are offered periodically on excavation and history of the site. See the ad on this page for a discounted admission.

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JUL 25 SUPERIOR La Noche de Vaquero Tequila Tasting, beer garden, entertainment, Wild West Water Corral w/water slide ($10 unlimited rides), Concert “Mogollon” 8:30p ($10 presale, $15 door), more. 4p1:30a. 520-689-0200 AUG 29-30 PHOENIX 18th Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, behind Frito-Lay - 60+ arts & crafts vendors, $8 meal: hotdog or hamburger, corn on the cob & tea or coffee (served 11a-3p), fair 10a-4p. Net proceeds from this event are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. 602-231-0300 SEP 5 WICKENBURG 21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre 800-942-5242

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Whatever version of these and many other stories, all eventually conclude that they came into the possession of the Flagg Foundation. What these stone maps purport to depict are what one chooses to interpret. Do the maps lead to 18 gold mines in the Superstitions? Are they directions to gold mine sites or hidden treasures? Indeed, some analysts and treasure seekers believe the maps describe areas in New Mexico, Texas or Old Mexico. The secrets revealed, like beauty, lie in the eyes of the beholder. What do YOU think? Superstition Mountain Historical Society acknowledges and expresses appreciation to the A.L. Flagg Foundation, which is now The Arizona Mineral and Mining Museum Foundation, for lending these original stone maps to us for our patrons and all interested parties to view, study and enjoy. The Superstition Mountain Museum is located at 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. Hours: 9-4 daily. Adm: $5 adults, $4 seniors 55 & over, under 17 free with adult.

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Attractions
Arizona Museum of Natural History 53 N. MacDonald St. 480-644-2230 www.azmnh.org Arizona Museum for Youth 35 N. Robson St. 480-644-2468 www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., 85215 480-924-1940 www.arizonawingcaf.com Broadway Palm Dinner Theater-West 5247 E. Brown Rd. 480-325-6700 www.broadwaypalmwest.com Dolly Steamboat Canyon Lake/ Apache Junction 480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com

Stay Cool this Summer in Mesa
Play Indoors or Explore after Sunset
It’s that time of year again…the lazy days of summer have returned to Arizona. A time when residents crank up the A/C, pour on the sunscreen, fight for the closest parking spot and get creative about how to best avoid the heat. But few realize there are ample ways to keep cool this summer in Mesa. Plan to escape the sun at indoor attractions, or become a night owl and explore the town after sunset. Get ready to play tourist right here in southern Arizona! You can cool off but still work up a sweat taking it all in at Amazing Jake’s Food & Fun. This 90,000-square-foot center features an all -you-can-eat buffet, 12 bowling lanes, indoor go-karts, bumper karts, laser tag, children’s rides and a slew of video games to keep kids and adults smiling. 1830 E. Baseline Rd., 480-926-7499 Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden are offered Thursdays and Saturdays from 7-9 pm, June through August. Free with admission, flashlight tours are a perfect way to experience the desert environment at night complete with desert wildlife such as nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers. Guests must bring their own flashlight. 480-9411225, www.dbg.org
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Beat the Heat Be a Water Baby!
There are four lakes near Mesa to keep water sports enthusiasts happy all summer long. Whether you water ski, jet ski, power drive a speedboat or dream of catching a really big fish, you’ll find nearby Apache, Canyon, Saguaro and Roosevelt lakes perfect spots to enjoy your favorite sport. This chain of lakes awaits you with full marinas to meet all your needs for cool outdoor recreation. Canyon Lake Reservoir lake with awesome scenery as it twists and turns for about 10 miles through a magnificent gorge. Summary: designated swimming area, boat ramps, three recreation sites open year round at no charge, great fishing and the Dolly Steamboat, a replica of an early American double-decker sternwheeler riverboat with 90-minute narrated nature tour or a Twilight Dinner Cruise. Canyon Lake Marina: 480-288-9233 Saguaro Lake One of six Salt River Project lakes created by Mountain Dam. Summary: Boat rentals with your choice of pontoons, single or double kayaks, canoes, fishing boats or runabouts, full marine services, great fishing. Saguaro Lake Marina: 480-986-5546 Roosevelt Lake Once the largest man-made lake in the world, it covers 26 square miles. Summary: windsurfing, boating, fishing and water skiing, beautiful beaches. New, state-of-the art marina with boat rentals, a ship store, wet slips and dry storage. Also fish cleaning station, picnic areas, restrooms, boating ramp, camping and stocked fish. Roosevelt Lake Marina: 928-467-2245 Apache Lake Quieter and more remote with unpaved access road. Summary: boating, water skiing, swimming, bass fishing. Marina with a motel, gas station, restaurant, picnic supplies, RV and camper hookups, boat ramp and dock. Surrounded by the Tonto National Forest with campgrounds and picnic areas. Apache Lake Marina & Resort: 928-467-2511

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Homestead Village 1920 W. Isabella 480-752-2266 www.homesteadhotels.com Windemere Hotel 5750 E. Main St. 480-985-3600 www.resortmesa.com

Usery Mountain Park in East Mesa offers guided evening nature hikes and walks throughout the summer. 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, 480-384-0032 Set sail on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake and watch Arizona’s night stars twinkle on the water. This summer take in either a Twilight Dinner Cruise or a popular Twilight Astronomy Cruise. Offering an exciting alternative to dining in the Phoenix area, entrees are served buffet style and vary by night. Guests can also bring their own libations on board. Call for dates, details and pricing. 480827-9144, www.dollysteamboat.com And don’t forget about summer savings at Mesa hotels, resorts and attractions. Arizonans are encouraged to pack their bags and save gas by booking a vacation close to home. With hotel rates up to 50% off what you’d pay in high season, it’s easy to save this summer and enjoy lazy days of lounging poolside and taking in all that Mesa has to offer. For more summer vacation ideas and to take advantage of the Mesa Money savings program, contact the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Restaurants
Landmark Restaurant 809 W. Main St. 480-962-4652 Matta’s Mexican Food 1105 N. Higley Rd. 480-655-8646

I Love This Bar And Grill In Mesa Singer/songwriter Toby Keith has officially opened his new 20,000 square foot restaurant and bar named after his hit song “I Love this Bar.” The restaurant provides live music and dancing; 50 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events; “Toby,” a mechanical bull; and home-cooked Southern style fare with friends. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the 85-foot guitar-shaped bar. Location: the theater district at Mesa Riverview, 1065 North Dobson Road. 480-844-TOBY (8629)

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Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990, 800-999-4990 www.goodliferv.com Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996, 800-444-4996 www.towerpointresort.com

THE REAL ARIZONA — CANYON LAKE
This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona attraction for locals and tourists alike. Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.

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When it comes to escaping the desert heat of an Arizona summer, it’s all about elevation - or excavation (so to speak)! Mountains and caves. More and more Arizonans are waking up to the fact that Flagstaff and Sedona (as great as they are!) don’t have a corner on cool. Increasingly, valley and desert dwellers are cluing in to the secret of the south and running for the hills (and hidden treasures) of Cochise County. Going Up! Round up family or friends and head for the Chiricahua and Huachuca Mountains, where higher altitudes keep things cool enough to make sure camping, hiking, birdwatching or just enjoying the area’s rich scenery and western history are still lots of fun - even in July. Here, you’ll find some of the Southwest’s most compelling natural wonders and historic sites, including Cochise Stronghold (the hideout of the legendary Apache leader), the striking rock spires of the Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Huachuca Historical Museum, among many others. Remember, the higher you go in the mountains, the cooler you’ll be. Dozens of Cochise County’s summits soar to elevations of over 5,000 feet. Chiricahua Peak is the tallest at 10,000 feet.
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Attraction Guide
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., 85743 520-883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org Colossal Cave Mountain Park 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail 520-647-7275 Musselman Honda Circuit 11800 S. Harrison Rd. 520-245-5278 www.MHCircuit.com Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, 85701 520-624-2333 www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 520-838-6200, www.B2science.com

Biosphere 2 is “Man-Made Wonder”
Life Books’ List of Must-See Marvels
By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications A special book published by Life Books lists The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 as one of the “50 MustSee Natural and Man-made Marvels.” The “Wonders of the World” edition lists the UA-managed science and education center as one among few places in the United States to be honored in the book. “It’s really humbling and exciting news at the same time to be included in the company of such iconic structures,” said Hassan Hijazi, director of external affairs for the 34.5-acre Biosphere 2 campus. Other man-made wonders Life Books includes are the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the National Stadium in Beijing. Outside of Tucson, the next nearest “wonder” is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif. Other U.S.-based manmade wonders include the Empire State Building in New York City and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Among the natural wonders that made the list are the Galápagos Islands, the Serengeti in Africa, the Rock of Gibraltar, the Amazon and the Grand Canyon.
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Tucson Tidbits
The Tucson Botanical Gardens opens on Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm for Twilight Thursdays and live, all-ages entertainment, the return of the Prehistoric Gardens exhibit, and buffet dinners catered by the Gardens Café, now through August. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Summer Saturday Evenings give visitors a chance to tour the museum at night, when many of the animals are at their most active. Each Saturday through August 29 ; special discounted admission after 4 pm. www.visitTucson.org Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit July 17 - August 15 at the Arizona State Museum, “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes” traces the story of the famed Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. The exhibit features photographs; facsimiles of original, military WW II documents; a full-length documentary; and the (now declassified) Navajo Code itself. 520-621-6302

Tour info: 520-838-6200 wwwB2science.org

Comparatively speaking, the Biosphere 2, constructed between 1988 and 1991, is much younger than many of the other notables. “This is a very unique facility and, especially when the UA took over its function, it’s become an ideal place to do science and address scientific grand challenges facing our world today,” Hijazi said. The UA, under the direction of the College of Science, began managing the facility during the summer of 2007. At that time, the University’s incentive was to revive the once-dormant facility by expanding educational programs and exhibitions while also introducing a broad range of scientific experiments meant to engage those studying water, ecology, energy and climate change. “We hope that this designation in the Life special issue would bring more people to The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 so that we can continue to focus our mission of connecting science and society,” said Travis Huxman, the director of Biosphere 2.

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Lake Havasu: Arizona’s Playground
Lake Havasu City enjoys several unique qualities that attract visitors from throughout the southwest. It’s the only city in all of Arizona, and one of the only in the region, that resides on the shores of a major lake. While many lakes in southern California are under heavy restrictions, Lake Havasu is free from such limitations. Boaters are free to run the entire 45 miles of the lake, and can even run to nearby Laughlin, up the Colorado River for a scenic and fun day trip. Because Lake Havasu City is such a popular boating destination, the city is geared towards the boater lifestyle. Boat parking is ample at local hotels. Two hotels actually let you leave the boat in the water: the London Bridge Resort and The Nautical Beachfront Resort. Lake Havasu City is a smart choice budget wise as well, as prices for just about everything are at the lowest they’ve been in years. Hotels are offering attractive specials, restaurants are advertising discounts on dining, and the shopping centers are promoting discounted goods.
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Colorado River Region Cities & Towns
Blythe, CA Bouse Bullhead City Chloride Cibola Colorado City, CO Dateland Dolan Springs Ehrenberg Fort Mohave Gadsden Hackberry Kaibab Kanab Kingman Lake Havasu City Laughlin, NV Littlefield Martinez Lake Mesquite Moccasin Needles, CA Oatman Parker Peach Springs Poston Quartzsite Riviera Roll Salome San Luis Somerton Tacna Temple Bar Topock Truxton Valentine Wellton Wenden Wickieup Willow Beach Winterhaven Yucca Yuma

Non boat owners can still get in on the fun, as several rental companies offer everything from a personal water craft to fully furnished houseboats. One of Lake Havasu’s most popular hangouts is the Bridgewater channel at the world famous London Bridge. Various shops and restaurants offer everything from swimwear to snacks. Two of the city’s most scenic and verdant parks are here as well, London Bridge Beach and Rotary Park. Fishing is very popular on Lake Havasu, as large and small mouth bass as well as striper are very active during the summer months. A multimillion dollar fisheries program has turned the lake into one of the west’s top sport fishing destinations. Off the water, Lake Havasu is home to a thriving nightlife. A host of nightclubs, bars and restaurants cater to every possible taste, while two theatre companies stage regular productions at a pair of performing art centers. And everything is located just minutes from any hotel in town.

Come to Play...Come to Stay!
Yuma, AZ will draw you in like the current of the Colorado River. Ranked as one of the top places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine, as having the best year-round weather by The Farmer’s Almanac, and as the 7th best golfing city in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, it is no wonder that many of Yuma’s visitors one day return for good. Head to downtown Yuma for boutiques, the Historic Yuma Theatre, and Lutes
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Casino, the oldest continuing pool hall in Arizona. For more of Yuma’s past, check out the Yuma Territorial Prison State Park and Century House Museum. Enjoy fishing, hunting, bird-watching, dinner cruises, golf, tennis, wonderful lodging and fabulous restaurants.

Yuma Lodging, Dining & Activity Guide
Bullhead City Originally known as Hardyville, the town grew up to support the construction of Davis Dam. Colorado River Museum, water sports, Nevada casinos just across the river, scenic Black Mountains nearby. Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457

Check Out These Colorado River Towns
Chloride Oldest continuously inhabited mining town in AZ, antique and gift shops, see old miners’ cabins and original two-cell jail, gunfights every Saturday. ATV, mountain bike and hiking trails, rockhounding, famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.” Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman. Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888

Activities
GreenGo Pedicab LLC Yuma Wetlands Tour 10716 E. 36th Street 928-580-2178 www.greengopedicab.com The Peanut Patch 4322 E. County 13th St. 928-726-6292, 800-872-7688 Yuma River Tours 1920 S. Arizona Ave. 928-783-4400 www.yumarivertours.com Silver Bullet Motorsports Trail Rides of Yuma 2786 E. 16th Street 928-344-2117 www.silverbulletmotorsports.net

Lodging
Clarion Suites Yuma 2600 S. 4th Ave. 928-726-4830, 866-SEE-YUMA www.clarionyuma.com Quality Inn Airport 928-726-4721 711 E. 32nd St. www.choicehotels.com/Hotel/AZ197

Kingman Heart of Route 66 (longest original stretch of the Mother Road runs through downtown) with antique shops, the Route 66 Museum, Bonelli House, Mohave Museum of History & Art. Recreation at nearby Hualapai Mountain Park plus two 18-hole championship golf courses. Powerhouse Visitor Center: 866-427-7866

Restaurants
Nestle Toll House Cafe 1325 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Suite B-1 928-783-8300, www.nestlecafe.com Yuma Landing Restaurant and Lounge 233 4th Ave. 928-782-7427, www.yumalanding.com

Yuma Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River. Explore Century House Museum and the Yuma Territorial Prison. Enjoy a date shake while touring a nearby medjool date plantation, rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071

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Take a Drive!
Points of Interest Near Parker
‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a serene wetland and backwater area of the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre park. The preserve offers a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and bird-watching. There is a 4.6 mile fitness trail as well as playground and picnic facilities. ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is located just south of Four Corners on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Directions: Go approximately three miles south of Parker on Mohave Road, turn west on Rodeo Road at the PIRA Rodeo Grounds. 928-669-2664 Poston Memorial Monument This monument marks the site of the Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned during World War II. The monument is located 11 miles south of Parker on Mohave Road and may be visited at any time during daylight hours. The history of the center is inscribed into the monument and at an information kiosk. 928-669-2174 Swansea Ghost Town Swansea has been proclaimed as one of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Arizona Highways Magazine. Take a day trip back in time and see the remains of what was once a bustling mining community, complete with a “moving picture house,” a post office and automobile dealership. Swansea is accessible by two-wheel drive automobiles. The ghost town can be reached by traveling east out of Parker on Shea Road. There is no charge to visit.

Ya Just Gotta Be Here!
Parker, Arizona is located on the Colorado River, just north of Interstate Highway 10 on Arizona Highway 95. This unique and affordable area offers a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and vacation atmosphere. Parker is the perfect year-round vacation spot for all types of activities. Whether it’s watersports that include boating, skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft or camping, off-roading, golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and motels to accommodate you along the
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16-mile stretch of the Parker Strip. Many of our businesses are accessible by boat or other watercraft! We offer a variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife preserves, a four-star golf course and THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue Water Resort & Casino and, of course, The Colorado River! Make Parker, Arizona your next destination, you’ll be glad you did!

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July 11 KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament (baseball golf) Fundraiser benefits a community organization. September 6 Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament Fundraiser Benefits Rotary Scholarship Program September 7 Wrap up your Summer on the River-Labor Day Weekend! September 20 Mike Keevey Golf Tournament Benefits the Town of Parker Community Pool October 17 Parker Rotary 60th Annual Rodeo State Finals October 24 Blue Water Resort & Casino 5th Annual 300 Enduro Race Speed boat competition October 24 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff Horseshoe competition, live music, vendors, wakeboard demonstration and lots of fun on the river! November 7 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual “Gong Show” Fundraiser Local Talent Show features singing, dancing and hilarious acts. November 8 Blue Water Resort & Casino 9th Annual Triathlon

at Hot Spots in Parker, Arizona!
Coming out for the weekend or an extended summer vacation? Then you need to know about these great places. Whether you cruise in a canoe, personal watercraft, jet boat or pontoon, the Parker Strip welcomes you. Hungry? Just pull up to a restaurant and enjoy some great food and hospitality at one of our many river front establishments. You can only do that on this stretch of the river! One of the popular floating eateries is The Roadrunner Restaurant and Bar, open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekly specials include Taco Night on Monday and BBQ Ribs on Saturday. 928-667-3373 Another great choice is Foxes. This floating Restaurant and Bar is open during the week from 11 am to midnight and weekends 8 am to 2 am. Their specialties are BBQ ribs and Alaskan King Crab Legs. 928-667-3444 For the best hamburgers on the river, head to Badenoch’s Restaurant, open daily 7 am to 4 pm (closed for the winter
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beginning Thanksgiving Weekend). They also serve sandwiches, beer and wine. 928-669-2681 In addition to its fullservice campground, Buckskin Mountain State Park includes a restaurant, arcade, boutique, convenience store and gas dock. 928 667-3231 Sandbar Resort at Redrock features the “Shipwrecked Cafe and Bar”, Home of the River Pirates. The restaurant is shaped like the front of a ship and offers a great variety of food and a full bar. 928 667-3116 Blue Water Resort & Casino is the home of River Willows fine dining, The Garden Grill, and Rivers Edge Cantina. 164 boat slips available, just check in at the Marina. 928 669-7000 All of these establishments can be accessed by watercraft or land, which makes the Parker Strip the most unique area of southern Arizona’s “West Coast”!

Lodging, Dining & Attractions Guide
Restaurants
Badenoch’s On The River Hwy 95 928-669-2681 Fox’s Floating Restaurant & Bar 6350 Riverside Dr. 928-667-3444 www.foxsresort.com

Attractions
Buckskin Mountain State Park 928-667-3231 Emerald Canyon Golf Course 7351 Riverside Dr. 928-667-3366 www.emeraldcanyongolf.com

KLPZ Radio - 1380AM 928-669-9274 www.klpz1380.com

RV Resorts
Havasu Springs Resort 2581 Hwy 95 928-667-3361 Roadrunner Resort RV 7000 Riverside Dr. 928-667-4252

Retail
Spanky’s RV & Marine Supply 1012 S. Joshua Ave. 928-669-1600

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Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide
Attractions
Coors Brewing Company P.O. Box 4030-NH475 Golden, CO 303-277-3880 www.coors.com Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM 505-536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl Legoland California One Legoland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 760-918-5346 www.legoland.com Santa Fe Southern Railway, Inc. 410 S. Guadalupe Santa Fe, NM 505-989-8600, 888-989-8600 www.sfsr.com

One of the “50 Best Places to Live”!
Silver City, New Mexico
In 1870, a group of American prospectors discovered silver in the hills just above the marshy area in southwest NM, and the rush was on. In ten short months, the newly christened “Silver City” grew from a single cabin to over 80 buildings. Today we have over 10,000 residents and are surrounded by rugged natural beauty and the Gila Wilderness. Silver City enjoys four mild seasons with beautiful day and night skies. The area is a nature lover’s paradise. Hike or bike in the rolling Boston Hills, a reclaimed historic mining area overlooking the town, or head to the Continental Divide Trail that ascends the Pinos Altos Mountains in the 3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest. It’s no wonder Silver City has been named in the 50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns by “National Geographic Adventure Magazine”, September 2008. They liken this friendly and affordable town to Santa Fe in its early days.
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JUL 10-AUG 9 COSTA MESA, CA Orange County Fair Orange County Fair and Exposition Center- Exhibits, food, entertainment, rides, livestock, vendors, concerts, petting zoo, contests, more. We-Fr 12p-12a, Sa & Su 10a12a, adm $10/$5. 714-708-1500 JUL 17-18 DUCK CREEK, UT Duck Creek Days Art, craft & food booths, games for children and adults, the GREAT CHILI COOK-OFF (Sat), music and dancing in the evenings, drawing for a Polaris ATV (Sat). Fr noon-10p, Sa 9a-10p. 435-682-2690 or 682-3330 JUL 25-26 SILVER CITY, NM Cowboy Days Gough Park and various sites - To celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy. Various events, vendors and displays. 575-534-0550 JUL 24-26 SAN DIEGO, CA Festival of the Bells at Mission San Diego de Alcala Old Town - Come and help celebrate the founding of California’s first Mission. Blessing of the bells, food, games, bands, raffles, much more. Free adm. www.missionsandiego.com AUG 12-16 GALLUP, NM 88th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Red Rock State Park & downtown - 50 tribes from US & Canada, dances, contest Pow Wow, parades, rodeo, juried Indian art show, village artists market. 505-863-3896 AUG 26-29 KANAB, UT 10th Annual Western Legends Roundup Wagon Train, workshops, film festival, quilt show, cowboy poetry, Indian dancing, quick draw contest, fiddle contest, Dutch oven cookoff, Sat. parade, street fair w/ arts & crafts, food, live western music. 435-644-3444

800-548-9378 www.silvercity.org

Silver City was also named Best Small Town New Mexico 2008 by the “Official Best of”, a division of Media World USA, an independent television and internet company that provides TV and web viewers with the official best places to visit in each featured state. Head this way on July 25-26 and take part in Cowboy Days! In celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy, there will be various events, vendors and displays in Gough Park and other sites in Silver City. 575-534-0550 For more about Silver City, check our website or call the Silver City-Grant County C of C.

Lodging
Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St. Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 1-888-388-4515 www.bearcreekcabins.com Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) 50 Casita Flats Rd. Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina 333 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101 619-230-8340 www.marriotthotel.com

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Spotlight on San Diego
Boasting beautiful weather, sunshine, sea and surf, San Diego is California’s second largest city. Among its world class attractions, San Diego offers visitors the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and the Maritime Museum. And what visit to the City by the Sea would be complete without spending some time with the famous Shamu at Sea World? Historic shopping districts like the Gaslamp Quarter are popular gathering places. For all you diehard baseball fans, don’t forget the Padres-San Diego’s own baseball team. San Diego also offers a gateway into our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Enter through Tijuana and grab a taste of Latin flavor and culture. With all of these attractions to offer, San Diego is a true wonderland for visitors of all ages. San Diego Conventions and Visitors Bureau: 619-232-3101, www.sandiego.org

15 Unique Cabins

7 miles N of Silver City, NM

Restaurants
Croce’s Restaurant & Bar 802 5th Ave. San Diego, CA 619-233-4355 www.croces.com Cafe Diablo 599 West Main St. Torrey, UT 435-425-3070 www.cafediablo.net

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SAN DIEGO MArrIOtt hOtEl & MArINA 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.234.1500, www.Marriott.com/SANDT

• Enjoy cool air in our scenic mountains. • Gateway to the 3.3 Million Acre Gila National Forest. • Visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings. • Just 3 hours away!

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The Silver City area has it all! Travel the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway; over 100 years of Old West history. Victorian districts, museums, galleries and the Gila Wilderness make Silver City a unique place. Explore the Gila Cliff Dwellings, area hot springs, City of Rocks, Pinos Altos, historic downtown Silver City, Catwalk Recreation Area and Mogollon Ghost Town.

Valid through 9/30/09. Subject to availability. Prices subject to change. Tax and gratuity not included. *1st night’s non-refundable deposit must be made at time of reservation. While the deposit is nonrefundable, dates of stay can be changed. Upgrade to Bay View Room at San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina for only $20 per night. Must stay 3 consecutive nights. Credit will be given at check-out - no refund for unused credit. Credit can only be applied to Marriott managed restaurants, lounges and room service and will be applied on the third night of the stay. Not valid with other offers or for groups of 10 or more.

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Lodging, Dining & Activity Guide
Activities
“El Duque” Dive Charters 8540 E. Green Acres Tucson, AZ 520-977-3598 www.divecortez.com Sonoran Sport Center San Carlos 011-52-622-226-0929 www.sonoransportcenter.com

The Road to Rocky Point
Remade with Your Safety in Mind
By Jason Sprinkle 15 years ago, the road from Sonoyta, Mexico to Rocky Point was narrow, hilly, and at times scary. People who drove on that road sometimes used little caution around the curves, and you could have considered it a dangerous road. I once witnessed a rollover accident where a suburban, going pretty much the speed limit, got a wheel in the sand and then careened out of control. There was really no shoulder back then. State police cars were never seen on the road, and the nearest emergency services were in Sonoyta or Rocky Point. Fast forward to today. The entire length of the road from the border to Rocky Point has been redone. There is a wider shoulder, and some of the curves and hills have been straightened and flattened. The presence of the state police is seen and felt, as motorists are reminded to watch their
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JUL 11-12 ROSARITO, B.C. Summer Festival Rosarito Pavilion - Combining the “Steak & Lobster Festival”, “Rosarito Art & Furniture Expo”, “International Seafood Fair” and “The Pavilion of Tequilas” plus live music, mariachi and folkloric dancing. martha@bajaevents.com.mx JUL 13-19 CHIHUAHUA - HIDALGO DEL PARRAL Villista Cavalcade 136-mile horse race from Chihuahua to Hidalgo del Parral. 1,300 riders. www.chihuahua.gob.mx JUL 28-AUG 1 EAST CAPE, B.C SUR Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort - Over 350,000.00 in prize money for Marlin, Tuna and Dorado. www.bisbees.com AUG 1-14 ENSENADA, B.C. Fiesta de la Vendimia Two week harvest festival celebrating Mexico’s premeire wine making region. Tastings, meals and cultural events. Valle de Guadalupe-Santo To’mas, Ensenada. www.fiestadelavendimia.com SEP 4-7 SAN CARLOS, SON 26th Labor Day Invitational Fishing Tournament Cocktail party, raffle & auction kick off event on Fri, 6p at San Carlos Plaza Hotel. Hosted by Friends of Sonora, which aids local charities. bhammer@prodigy.net.mx or (011-52) 622-227-0114

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Lodging
Bahia Resort Hotel Paseo Calle Primera & Alvarado Ensenada, B.C. 011-52-646-178-2101 www.hotelbahia.com.mx San Felipe Marina Resort & Spa Km 4.5 Carretera San Felipe 1-800-291-5397 www.sanfelipemarina.com.mx

speed. The emergency services are still in Sonoyta and Rocky Point, but the chance of a first responder arriving on scene of an accident are greater with the additional police presence. The state of Sonora is aware of how important Rocky Point is to its tourism image. Governor Eduardo Bours has gone to great lengths to make sure that Americans traveling to Rocky Point have a safe journey . We at Rocky Point Reservations have seen the transformation of the road and the community during our 22 years in business. Getting to Rocky Point is safer than it has ever been, and being in Rocky Point is even more fun now than it was back then. Call us or visit our website today to book your stay.

Real Estate Agents/ Developments
REMAX Legacy Rocky Point 602-334-4359 Local #: 638-383-1425 www.realestaterockypoint.net

1) Ogle sea turtles, octopus, sea horses, shrimp, various fish species, and sea lions at CET-MAR Aquarium. (011-52) 638-382-0010 2) Head to Old Port to shop till you drop! 3) Visit CEDO (Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans) for free natural history talks; EcoTours are also available. In USA: 520-3205473; In Mexico: 638-382-0113

Cool Things to Do in Rocky Point

5) Explore the Pinacate & Gran Desierto del Altar Biosphere Reserve. The region is a 30mile wide volcanic field so reminiscent of the moon that the Apollo astronauts once trained there. It’s also the largest active dune field in North America. 6) Try deep sea fishing. 7) Take a trip to Bird Island in the Sea of Cortez. 8) If you’ve never been four-wheeling, this is the place to start!

Restaurants
Elvira’s Restaurant Obregon #1 Nogales, Sonora 011-52-631-313-4773 La Roca Restaurant & Bar Calle Elias No. 91 Nogales, Sonora 011-52-631-312-0760 www.larocarestaurant.com

4) Take a cruise, there are all kinds from sunset margarita cruises to dolphin watching cruises.

RV Campgrounds
Playa De Oro RV Resort Rocky Point Local #: 638-383-2668 www.playadeoro-rv.com

Welcome to Paradise
Sea of Cortez Rentals
SUMMER SPECIALS (MAY 1 - AUG 1) 1BD - $50 2BD - $80 3BD - $120 Located on the Sea of Cortez, the lovely Mexican resort community of San Carlos offers something for everyone. For water sports enthusiasts, there are beautiful sand beaches, spectacular diving and snorkeling, kayaking, and offshore fishing. San Carlos is only a 255 mile, 4-hour drive from Nogales, AZ on Hwy 15, a safe four-lane divided highway.

Vacation Rentals
Rocky Point Reservations 602-439-1556 8004276259 www.rockypointres.com Sea of Cortez 800-247-4527 www.seaofcortezrentals.com

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San Felipe was founded in 1916 as a commercial fishing port. Increasingly, however, this town of 25,000 derives its principal income from tourism and retirement living. Avid anglers will enjoy sport-fishing tours in the Sea of Cortez. Other outdoor activities include parasailing, banana boat rides, and exploring the sand dunes on an ATV or dune buggy. Wildlife viewing is another attraction, and visitors can observe sea lions while visiting Konsag Island or take a boat trip to see whales in their natural environment. Golfers can tee up at Las Caras De México championship golf course at El Dorado Ranch. The 18-hole, 7,152-yard course offers a full-service Clubhouse and Pro Shop facilities. The lively center of town is bursting with restaurants, taco stands, and souvenir stalls. Roving musicians add a cheerful ambiance. San Felipe is located 125 miles south of the border between Calexico, CA and Mexicali, Baja California. The primary route to town is Mexico’s Federal Highway 5. www.sanfelipe.com.mx

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Navajo Nation Guide
Attractions
Canyon De Chelly National Monument PO Box 558 Indian Route 7 Chinle, AZ 86503 928-674-5500 Navajo Code Talkers Museum PO Box 247 Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-640-0684 Navajo Museum, Library, and Visitor’s Center Highway 264 and Loop Road P.O. Box 1840 Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-7941

Blogging through Navajoland
After using the online assistance of ExploreNavajo.com, I’ve decided to drive through the Navajo Nation for a couple of days. I have the summer to spend a good vacation with my family; but want to be a smart traveler. This is a great opportunity to show my family our Arizona “backyard.” 8:00am - We’re off towards Navajoland. I have driven through a time or two, but never really stop to enjoy the attractions. Coffee cup is ready, bags are packed, and our spontaneity is ready to go. 10:30am - Just made it to Flagstaff. What a great drive, and so much cooler up here in
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Lodging
Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital 48 West Highway 264 , Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-4108, 800-662-6189 Quality Inn Navajo Nation 10 North Main Street , Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-283-4545, 800-644-8383 Quality Inn at Lake Powell 287 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040 928-645-8851, 866-645-8851

the high country. Time for fuel for the car and the family. 2:00pm - We’re in Tuba City, an hour’s drive from Flagstaff. It’s become known as the “hub of Northern Arizona.” Every major attraction within a 1.5 hour time frame. We completed the 2-hour self-guided tour through the Explore Navajo Interactive Museum. It was wonderful!!, this new museum has almost everything covered, along with the Navajo Code Talkers exhibit. There is so much we didn’t know about the Navajo Culture. Built by the Navajo artistic community, this has got to be a stop on

everyone’s travel itinerary. 3:30pm - It is a late lunch, but! definitely a good one. We all shared plates... we had Navajo taco, Navajo vegetable stew with tortillas and frybread, along with squash and corn with potatoes... it was all very delicious. Now time to check-in for the night. The Quality Inn Navajo Nation in Tuba City has wonderful comfortable beds and a relaxing environment. 5:00pm - We set up for a sunset walk around the block, and call it a night. We come back to the coffee house to relax and have a nice cup of coffee. Time to take the map out again and plan for tomorrow... oh but wait, more updates on the free wifi access they have here. 8:00pm - Day One.. check! Good night and safe travels to all...

Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
An Authentic Cultural Experience
By Tom R. Kennedy, Zuni Tourism Director Enjoy the best and most authentic of Zuni arts at the Zuni Cultural Arts Expo! This year’s annual Arts Expo will be held from August 15 to 16 at the Zuni Visitor & Arts Center located on State Hwy. 53, the same time as the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. Customers who purchase arts at the Zuni Expo can do so with a peace of mind, since all artists who participate in the Expo guarantee the authenticity of their work and materials.
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505-782-7238 www.zunitourism.com

Apache Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, July 25, 2009
10 am – 3 pm

Navajo Parks
Monument Valley, 435-727-5874 Antelope Canyon, 928-698-2808 Little Colorado River Gorge, 928-679-2303 Four Corners Monument, 928-871-6647 Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial, 928-871-6637 Bowl Canyon Recreation Area, 928-871-6647 navajonationparks.org

Shopping
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise Stores Cameron, AZ 86020 Highway 89 & 64 928-679-2244 Chinle, AZ 86503 Highway 191 & Route 7 928-674-5338 Kayenta, AZ 86033 Highway 160 & 163 928-328-8120 Tonalea, AZ 86044 Highway 160 ST RD 564 928-672-2600 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Highway 264 & Route 12 928-871-4090 www. gonavajo.com

In addition to seeing the best of Zuni arts and artists in one location, the Expo will feature traditional Zuni dance groups, artist demonstrations, a variety of regional and Native American foods, and cultural and arts displays in the Visitor Center. While in the Zuni or the Gallup area, check out some of the twenty-seven sites on the Ancient Way Arts Trail (AWAT) New Mexico’s first designated multi-arts trail. Sites on the AWAT represent over 650 participating artists from Gallup to Zuni to Grants, including Zuni, Navajo, Anglo, Hispanic - traditional as well as contemporary artists. Many thousands of other artists and dozens of arts businesses can be found throughout this arts-rich region. Visit www.ancientwayartstrail.com for more details about the Ancient Way Arts Trail as well as regional attractions.
AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF 60th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Museum of Northern AZ - 70+ artists create innovative expressions of traditional art forms: weavers, potters, basket makers, jewelers, painters. Enjoy music, dances, storytelling & art demonstrations, $7-$4, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213

Hawley Lake in the Cool White Mountains
Artist Booths • Crown Dancers • Storytelling Singers • Food • Vendors Drawings will be held for prizes Rt. 473 off Rt. 260, near Hawley Lake Store

WMAT Office of Tourism 928-338-1230

AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS, CRAFTS & JEWELRY
Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Interact with Native American Vendors and take a piece of their culture and tradition home with you!

Don’t Miss This!

Oak Creek Vista Overlook
on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff) CLEAN RESTROOMS • OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Casa Grande Holiday Inn 777 N. Pinal Ave. 520-426-3500 www.holidayinn.com/casagrandeaz

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LAKE HAVASU CITY The Nautical Beachfront Resort 1000 McCulloch Blvd. 928-855-2141, 800-892-2141 www.thenautical.net 2 pets per room, $20 fee per pet, per night plus $200 refundable damage deposit Proof that pet is current for all shots. Red Roof Inn 4940 W. Ina Rd. 520-744-8199 800-733-7663 www.redroof.com

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Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Sunrise - 10p 480-644-5040

Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd. 6a - 10p 480-503-6200

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Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library 928-747-5242

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Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233 928-289-5898 | www.meteorcrater.com Mormon Lake RV 928-354-2227 Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 | www.orchardrvresort.com Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds 849 S. Coppermine Rd. 928-645-3374 | www.pagecampground.com Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 | www.ranchosedona.com Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St Winslow Mormon Lake Dewey

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Desert Gardens RV Oasis 9668 N Hwy 79 888-868-4888 | desertgardensrvoasis.com Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 800-999-4990 | www.goodliferv.com Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort 1110 N Hennes Blvd 800-421-7004 | www.palmcreekgolf.com Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 | saddlemountainrvpark.com Tower Point Resort 4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 800-444-4996 | towerpointresort.com

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Page-Lake Powell Campground & RV Park is located in Page, Arizona, at the base of a sandstone mountain. We are a comfortable, affordable campground and RV Park with 99 regular and 26 monthly campsites. Prices range from $16 to $30 per night with weekly rates also available. Don’t forget to ask about our discount prices. For your convenience, we offer full hook ups, tent sites, dump station and LP gas. Additional campground facilities include clean restrooms, showers, laundry room, pay phones, wireless Internet, and a heated pool. Dogs of all sizes are allowed with no additional fees. They may not be left unattended outside and must be leashed at all times and kept off grassy areas. There is a designated dog walk at the campground and guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Open year-round, Page-Lake Powell Campground & RV Park has everything you need for a fun family getaway and is your complete Page, Arizona camping solution. An established park with mature trees, pristine maintenance, and quiet
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surroundings, you’ll find most campsites located next to a shady tree. Each site will have their own picnic table and plenty of parking space for vehicles and boats. For nature lovers, there is a nice hiking trail from the corner of the campground. A campground store is located in the front office, selling cold beverages, ice, snacks, and fishing tackle. The campground is located approximately five miles from either Lake Powell or the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon. Several unique shops, restaurants, and Super Wal-Mart are within walking distance. Page-Lake Powell Campground & RV Park takes the safety and security of our guests very seriously - “Showing we care about your safety and enjoyment.” That is why we are the first campground in the U.S.A. to initiate the “Crime Free RV/ Campground Program. Keeping illegal activity out of rental property.” Watch for signs like these in your travels as we encourage more RV Parks to participate in the program.

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