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Letter from the Publisher
It isn’t everyday that the reality of life compels us to look at our own backyard. This decade will be one ‘never to be forgotten’ for it brought on the kind of change that a global crisis can cause. Specifically, I mean we are all staying closer to home these days. Concerns may keep us on the ground instead of in the air, and the economy too impacts how we are going to be spending our leisure time. Of course we are also working harder and with longer hours. Interesting dynamics occur here. You don’t plan for your leisure time. It comes on the spur of the moment per opportunity. By definition we have only three to five days in which to get away. We now find our own back yard pretty interesting. Why... because we looked. Perhaps because you read AZ Tourist News and just coincidentally you have some time, short term of course, on your hands. Now it is just a matter of do we visit page 10-11 the White Mountains, or do we visit page 12-13 the Grand
Canyon... what do we do... I can tell you first hand from the letters and emails that we have received that many people thank us personally for turning them on to some of these locations. Most of us have been here a long time and visit many places outside Arizona without ever visiting within... well... we won’t take all the credit. The chambers and CVB’s throughout Arizona do the best they can to promote their locations, but honestly, without a resource like AZ Tourist News you will not find what we expose you to unless you know to go look for it. It is really that simple. Have you played our contest yet? You haven’t? I know I can’t say that for the many that have played to date. Our May winner of the 2-night stay (with breakfast) at the historic Arizona Inn in Tucson is L. T. Sparks of Escondido, CA. We are giving away some fantastic vacations. You can find out how to play by going online, see page 31. This month’s cover highlights Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece in the desert. If you haven’t visited yet, be sure to include this fasci-
nating place in your summer plans. Visitors come from around the world to see Taliesin West - put yourself among them! Another spot visited by thousands each year is the “almost ghost town” of Chloride. Have you been? Why not visit on June 28 to help celebrate the town’s heritage with Old Miner’s Day. Other featured events in June include the Summer Festival in St. Johns, the Juneteenth Jazz Splash Festival in Cordes Junction and a new event in Eagar, the Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show. In Sedona Tlaquepaque celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a community cook-out, gallery openings, fashion show, dancers, musicians, pottery and sculpture demonstrations, art lessons, giveaways and more. Read from cover to cover - be inspired! Then choose your location, your favorite event or interesting workshop or performance, and take to the road to experience Arizona. Be a tourist in Arizona, America’s Natural Theme Park!
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expansive terraces and walkways highlighted by shimmering fountains. Wright - usually recognized as America’s greatest architect - used Taliesin West as his personal home, studio and architectural campus from 1937 until his death in 1959. The site still serves as the campus for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. For visitors looking for a particularly unique way to view Taliesin West, the Friday evening “Night Lights on the Desert” tour is a must. Wright called Taliesin West “a look over the rim of the world.” On the two-hour guided night tour visitors view a carpet of city lights spread out below, the fire-breathing dragon, the famous living room and other spaces, and are treated to light refreshments. This tour is offered three times on Friday nights only, beginning at 6:30, 7 & 7:30 pm. Reservations are requested, but not required. The summer day schedule includes the one-hour “Panorama Tour,” offered daily at 9, 10, and 11 am. Knowledgeable guides take visitors to the Pavilion, Cabaret, Wright’s office and the Kiva and provide interesting details about Wright’s architectural theories. The popular 90-minute “Summer Insights Tour,” is offered daily at 9:30 & 11:30 am and at noon, 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm, (and also at 10:30 am in September and October.) This tour includes everything on the Panorama tour plus a visit to the offered Monday and Saturday mornings (also on Thursdays in September and October) starting at 9 am. A 90-minute “Architecture Discovery Tour,” offered daily, June through August at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm, is specially designed for families with school-age children. Families learn how Wright took everyday shapes and objects - along with vivid colors and striking patterns - to create buildings that are works of art. To visit Taliesin West, enter the 600acre site at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard (approximately 114th St.) and Cactus Road, in northeast Scottsdale. The summer and winter schedules are available at www.franklloydwright.org or by calling 480-860-2700 ext. 494 or 495.
hen Frank Lloyd Wright decided to built a desert retreat to escape the cold winter weather of his native Wisconsin, he selected a stunning 600 acre site of rugged desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale, Arizona. Here, in 1938, Wright and his apprentices set about building Taliesin West. They often referred to the site as their “winter camp,” but the architectural world soon called Taliesin West “one of Wright’s greatest masterpieces.” Since its earliest days visitors from around the world were drawn to Taliesin West, and today the site offers a broad range of tours throughout the year, with a separate winter and summer schedule tailored to the changing seasons.
Taliesin West showcases Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces - the Cabaret Cinema, Wright’s private office, the Kiva Conference Room, Music Pavilion and famous Living Room are all linked by
Because Taliesin West is still used for the purposes for which it was designed, visitors have the opportunity to sit in Wright-designed furniture and experience the structures as Wright intended - a rare treat for travelers accustomed to more rigid limitations at most other historical sites. Visitors particularly enjoy their stop in the Taliesin West Living Room, or “Garden Room” as Wright called it. Entrance to the living room is through a typically Wrightian low-ceiling, stonewall space which leads to a room 56-feet long by 34-feet at one place and 24-feet at another. A large fireplace dominates the far end of the room and the architect designed most of the furniture. It was in this magnificent space that Wright often entertained his famous guests. The summer season runs through October. No tours are offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during July and August, but the bookstore is open those days.
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Are you looking for the perfect base for visiting Los Angeles area attractions? Downey is located in Los Angeles County on the eastern city limits of Los Angeles between Pasadena and Anaheim along Interstate 5. It is the perfect place to base yourself while visiting area tourist attractions such as Hollywood & Vine Tours, the Rancho Los Alamitos Museum, Universal Studios Inc. and Disneyland. For easy access and centrally located lodging, try the Embassy Suites in Downey, which makes touring the Los Angeles area convenient. The spacious two room suites and complimentary cooked to order breakfast make family vacations affordable. Stay in one hotel convenient to all LA area attractions and just 20 minutes to everything. Head south to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Go north to Universal Studios, Dodger Stadium, China Town and Little Tokyo. Out west
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As Plymouth, MA becomes the fastest growing golf destination in New England, The Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor has recently formed a partnership with Crosswinds Golf Club that guarantees their guests get on the green. Crosswinds Golf Club commits to advance tee times for Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor groups. The 27-hole planned PGA Championship Course now has 18 holes open for play and provides carts with windshields and tops, as well as a driving range and Pro Shop. Spacious parking with golf bag drop is available. Shuttle service to and from the course may be arranged at the Radisson. The South Shore’s newest public golf course, Crosswinds Golf Club offers long rolling fairways, picturesque woodlands, ocean views and dramatic elevations. A championship course, it was developed by the award winning team of Hurdzan-Fry. The new Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor is located directly across the street from Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the Pilgrims’ original ship. The hotel features 175 guest rooms and 15 meeting rooms. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room and saunas, as well as in-room coffee service and data-ports. There is also a full-service dining room and English-style Pub. Plymouth, known as “America’s Hometown”, is home to Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation (a living history museum of the 1627 Pilgrim and Wampanoag communities), the Pilgrim Hall Museum and the Plymouth Wax Museum. For recreation, five championship (public access) golf courses are all within five miles of the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor along with whale watching excursions, deep sea fishing, shopping, fine dining, and live entertainment venues. Come enjoy all that Plymouth and the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor have to offer and discover a whole “New World”. For more information call Toll Free 877-500-0050.
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by Nelson Roush Tombstone beckons you with good times and a real “Old West Experience.” Walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp and the gang. When you walk down the old wooden sidewalks of Tombstone you can still smell gunpowder in the air. That’s because there are still gunfights every day of the week! You can just imagine rowdy men and women living the good life because of all the silver being mined right underneath the town. Visit Boothill Graveyard where the famous and the infamous still leave their mark in time, such as “here lies Les Moore 4 shots from a 44 no Les no more.” Check out the Bird Cage Theater, a place that the New York Times once described as the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast. More than 16 gunfights occurred at this site alone. Miss Kitty doesn’t live here but Big Nose Kate did - check out her place along with plenty of others on Allen Street, possibly the most famous old west street in America. Ride one of the old stagecoaches through town and marvel at the tour guides’ knowledge. Let’s not forget the most famous gunfight of all time - Wyatt Earp and his brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Clanton brothers’ “Shoot Out at the OK Corral.” Immortalized in film, television and print, it has been recreated at the original site. The Tombstone
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Downtown Tucson lies on perhaps the longest continuously inhabited site in the US. From a prehistoric farming culture in 2,200 BC through the years of Spanish conquest and missionaries to pioneers, Mexican and U.S. armies and into modern times, Tucson has seen many of the forces that shaped American history. Enjoy visiting some of these historic buildings and sites: El Presidio This adobe walled fort enclosed about 11 and one half acres and was the largest in a chain of Spanish forts that extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of California. Built in the late 1700s to protect the area’s settlers, the original wall extended from what is now Main St. to Church Ave. and from Washington Ave. to Pennington St. Remains of the wall are buried several feet below ground. You can see a portion of it on display at the Old Pima County Courthouse at Church Ave and Alameda. La Casa Cordova Built in 1848 within the Presidio walls, this is the oldest existing residential building in Tucson and is located at 175 N. Meyer Ave. The five-room adobe structure has been restored to its original style and is open to the public. El Tiradito “The Wishing Shrine” This is the only shrine in the U.S. dedicated to the soul of a sinner. Created in the late 1800s, it is located at Main Ave. and Cushing St. El Ojito, a nearby spring, was Tucson’s first water supply. Southern Pacific Railroad Station The railroad reached Tucson in 1880 and this station was built in 1907. Legend has it that Wyatt Earp pursued and shot the man he accused of murdering his brother, Morgan, on the tracks here. Hotel Congress Built in 1919, this historic hotel is still offering southwestern hospitality at 311 E. Congress St. The hotel’s most infamous guest was the bank robber, John Dillinger, who stayed here in 1934. He was arrested and extradited. History buffs will find a Dillinger exhibit at the Downtown Tucson Police Station. El Charro Café El Charro is the oldest continuously family owned Mexican restaurant in the U.S., operating since 1922. Located in the historic El Presidio district at 311 N. Court Ave, it occupies a home built in the 1890s and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Fox Theatre This historic and ornate theater was built in 1929 and closed in 1974. It is currently being restored to its original glory. See the theatre lights flashing in the evenings at 17 W. Congress St. For more information call the Metropolitan Tucson CVB at 520-624-1817.
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Part of the City of Tucson’s Rio Nuevo project to revitalize the downtown area, this new exhibit at the Az Historical Society Museum is entitled “Rio Viejo/Rio Nuevo” (Old River/New River) and takes visitors from the present back in time to the prehistoric period along the Santa Cruz River. The exhibit’s structure reflects an archaeological excavation that exposes layers of Tucson history and contains many interactive components for children and adults. This 4,000-year journey through time begins with the story of the Tucson Pressed Brick Company and the Landfill that replaced it. The Territorial period focuses on the Chinese community in Tucson. Digging deeper in the excavation, visitors reach the Spanish and Mexican period, focusing on the Presidio and the San Agustin Mission Complex. Next, new discoveries of an early farming culture push the dates back in time for human occupation along the river. Another section of the exhibit takes a look at the changes in the Santa Cruz River itself. The museum is located at 949 E. Second St. in Tucson and is open MonSat from 10-4. For more information call 520-628-5774.
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Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta Do You Love to Shop? Try Tubac
The celebration of the birthday of St. John the Baptist was once one of the most important and colorful events in Tucson and the Southwest. Come along on Saturday, June 21 to Tucson’s 6th Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta and experience some age old traditions. Because water was central to St. John’s baptismal activities, his help was sought in farming communities to help ensure a favorable rainy season and thus a bountiful harvest. In those long ago days when Tucson depended on crops grown in nearby fields, a statue of San Juan would be carried to the main irrigation canal. Also, since St. John was regarded as the patron saint of farriers, those who shoe horses, horses have figured prominently in the celebrations. Horse races and other demonstrations of horsemanship were traditionally held on the feast day. Tucson’s Dia de San Juan Fiesta holds many of these same elements. The Fiesta will take place at West Congress St. at the Santa Cruz River (south side, west bank) and celebrates the beginning of the “season of monsoon rains” with a traditional blessing and procession, games, food, and local entertainment. The traditional procession goes from Mission Lane to the Santa Cruz River, and is followed by the blessing of the altar and a Native American blessing. Charros and escaramuzas on horseback will perform prior to dusk. Additional entertainment includes children’s games and activities, and live music - folklorico, mariachi, and DJ. Attendance is free. Food and refreshments will be sold at the fiesta, which lasts from 5-10 pm. Parking will be available off West Congress Street. El Dia de San Juan is sponsored by a partnership of public, private, and neighborhood organizations. For additional information, call 520-791-4040.
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Celebrate Area History, Culture and Tradition
The village of Tubac is a shopper’s haven. You truly can “shop ‘til you drop” here, but happily there are also plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can take a break. The galleries display art in every medium, including oils, watercolors, weavings, pottery, sculpture and metal work. Framing is available, custom orders are taken, and there are demonstrations and classes.
Tubac’s shops offer an equally wide selection. Are you looking for leather goods or western wear? How about Mexican ceramics or furniture? There are antiques and collectibles, crystals and minerals, Native American art, Southwest gourmet foods and more. Tubac is located 45 miles south of Tucson off Interstate 19 and is always 10 or 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Tubac C of C, 520- 398-2704
Amado Territory Inn Farmer’s Market
2nd & 4th Saturday, June 14th & 28th • 9am-2pm
Take a relaxing drive through Green Valley and at exit 48 off of I-19, follow the signs to Amado Territory Inn / Ranch. A Farmer’s Market will be held on this beautiful 17 acre ranch. You can also stroll through the lovely gardens and sit by the serene pond. You’ll find fresh produce, oven baked goods, flowers, wine, handmade crafts and an array of other treaures for purchase. Vendor participation $15.00 space/ $5.00 for table (registration by June 10th and 24th). For other inquiries please contact Betty Hilton, 888-398-8684 or visit www.amado-territory-inn.com.
Dinner Shows and Great Food
The Hidden Valley Inn, recently voted Tucson’s #1 family restaurant, is a Tucson Landmark. People come from near and far to enjoy the famous BBQ pork ribs and oven roasted prime rib along with their delicious mesquite grilled steaks and seafood. Inside you will find a vast collection of antiques ranging from authentic buggies and saddles to tools and other western memorabilia. Unique to Hidden Valley Inn are the animated wood carvings. These elaborate and quite humorous displays are sure to please children and grown-ups alike. In our Crystal Palace Room enjoy one of our fabulous Dinner Shows. We have Boot’ Scootin’ Western Musicals, Las Vegas style Celebrity Impersonators, Dazzling Magic Shows and Interactive Murder Mysteries. Call for dates and reservations. Join up for Happy Hour in our Red Garter Saloon Monday - Friday from 4-7 pm. Late night lounge menu available until 11 pm. Hours of operation are 11 am - 11 pm; open for lunch and dinner daily. Hidden Valley Inn is located at 4825 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., www.hiddenvalleyinntuc.com, 520-299-4941.
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Useful Sources of Information for Tucson Newcomers
Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau - 800-638-8350, 520-624-1817 Arizona Motor Vehicles Department - http://www.dot.state.az.us/mvd/azwelcome.htm Newspaper - The Arizona Daily Star - http://www.azstarnet.com/ Parks and Recreation - Pima County - http://www.co.pima.az.us/pksrec/ Schools - Tucson Unified School District - http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/
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4th Annual Warren Earp Days
Western Book Exposition and Meet the Stars
On July 11 and 12 in Willcox, Arizona, you’ll be swept into the history and romance of the Old West through theater, books, music and more. Plan ahead now for this fun summer event. Festivities take place from 10am-3pm on Friday, July 11 at the Rex Allen Museum in downtown Willcox. Here, Western movie and television stars Bruce Boxleitner, Harry Carey, Jr., Robert Horton, Martin Kove, Dirk London, Jan Shepard, William Smith and Buck Taylor will gather to meet the public. Admission is free. Activities sponsored by downtown merchants are planned, including a parade of historic characters, food, music and buggy rides. For information contact the museum: 877-234-4111. On Friday evening at 6:30 pm, “Dinner Theatre with the Western Stars” will take place at the Elks Lodge. The stars will be in attendance for a performance of the award-winning The Story Hollywood Hasn’t Told... Yet, featuring Wyatt Earp, a descendant of the historic Earps. Tickets are $22.00 per person, including a sit-down dinner, dessert and the show. Contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce for reservations: 800-2002272. On Saturday morning, July 12, from 10 am to 1 pm, Western authors, exhibitors, magazine publishers, and movie and television stars will gather at the Elks Lodge to sign autographs and meet the public. Souvenir photographs as well as hundreds of new books about the Old West, both fiction and non-fiction, will be for sale. There will also be music, refreshments and food. Why not stay in Willcox and spend some time visiting the town’s other museums and area attractions such as Dos Cabezas ghost town, the Ft. Bowie National Historic Site and the breathtaking Chiricahua National Monument with over 20 miles of trails and majestic rock formations for rock climbing, hiking or just viewing the splendor. For more information call the Willcox Chamber of Commerce: 800-200-2272.
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Bisbee, located approximately 90 miles southeast of Tucson, offers old-world charm, new-world charisma and is Arizona’s premier destination for arts and culture, western heritage, bird watching and outdoor recreation. Beginning in June, visitors can gain access to Bisbee’s top two attractions, plus enjoy discounts at area merchants through a fun, new Bisbee Passport. This new value-oriented program encourages visitors to explore the city’s rich heritage and colorful culture and to return often. The passport includes information and pictures of Bisbee and will be stamped with the city’s logo so guests may keep the booklet as a souvenir. The passport can be used again and again and is transferable. “Bisbee’s Passport is a great program for visitors who want more value for their vacation dollars,” says Donna Harris, Bisbee’s Community Development Director. “We are eager to share Bisbee’s unique culture and heritage.” The passport focuses on the Queen Mine Tour and the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum because of mining’s crucial role in the city’s history. Visitors touring the mine and the museum can look back into Bisbee’s mining heyday. The Queen Mine Tour is a chance to explore the fertile mineral depths below the Mule Mountains, as visitors don yellow slickers, climb aboard a train and descend into the mine guided by the Queen Mine’s former employees. Exhibits in the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum tell stories about the town’s history above ground and below, when it was an urban outpost and the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. The Bisbee Passport costs $17 and serves as admission ticket to both the Queen Mine Tour and the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum plus offers special discounts from participating merchants - more than 15 money-saving offers from restaurants, hotels and attractions. For more information call the Queen Mine Tour toll-free at 866-432-2071, the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum at 520-432-7071, the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 520432-5421, toll-free at 866-2-BISBEE (224-7233) or visit the website at www.bisbeearizona.com.
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No Stop Lights...
But Plenty of Reasons to Stop in Chloride, Arizona
Chloride - one of Arizona’s “almost ghost towns” - is worth a visit any time of year. Full of contrasts, you’ll find old and new, plain and fancy, dirt and paved, and weathered and painted in this unique and interesting town. There are no gas stations and no stop lights, but there are plenty of good reasons to stop! Nestled in the Cerbat Mountains at 4,000 ft elevation, Chloride enjoys an excellent climate - not too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Small shops and studios in the historic buildings offer antiques, custom made jewelry, Arizona made items... and just plain junk. Sometimes junk can become art - take a walk to view the unusual “yard art” throughout the town. One of the highlights of Chloride is Cyanide Springs, a fictional “old west town” built without modern tools to be as authentic as possible. This is the home of Chloride’s “all girl” gunfighter group called the Wild Roses. Be sure not to miss the shoot outs and skits at high noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Many movies have been filmed in this picturesque village and numerous celebrities have visited Chloride, including John Wayne. Part of “Easy Rider” was filmed here as was “Universal Soldier”with Jean Claude Van Damme. Within a walk or short drive there are also ancient Indian petroglyphs to be seen and the famous murals of Roy Purcell, painted on the huge rocks surrounding Chloride. Popular pastimes in the area are rockhounding, camping, and hiking. Lodging is available at the “AAA” approved Sheps Miners Inn. There are also a few RV Parks in the area. Two restaurants, two bars and a convenience store provide a variety of food and beverages. Head to Chloride for Old Miner’s Day on June 28 and join in the fun as the town celebrates its mining heritage. Activities include a bake sale, parade, the Wild Roses of Chloride gunfighter group, live music, Firehouse Chili, and raffles. Chloride is located 4 miles east of Hwy 93, 20 miles north of Kingman on the way to Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. For more information call the Chloride Chamber of Commerce at 928-5652204 or call 928-565-5611 for travel information.
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Fry Those Eggs...
on the Sidewalk in Oatman!
Looking for something unusual and fun to do this 4th of July? How about the annual Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry? A gunshot at high noon starts the fun. There is lots to enjoy from the historic town itself to the “wild” burros left there to multiply over the last hundred years to the Ghostriders Gunfighters performing on the main (Route 66) street at 1:30. The Egg Fry contest is one of the highlights of the day. Teams of two in costume (there is a prize for showmanship) get their gizmos and gadgets together to attempt to fry at least one of two official eggs to the most edible-looking egg in the competition. Any form of solar heat is allowed. Tin foil, magnifying glasses, eye glasses, mirrors... use your imagination! No direct heat like blow torches, etc. may be used. Contestants have egg-xactly 15 minutes. Because of the cleanup the eggs can not be directly on the sidewalk, at least foil must be used. Iron skillets are popular or other shiny material. Some pretty eggciting things have been tried. There is no charge and anyone may enter. There will be a trophy and prize for the youngest fryer as well as the first three places in egg frying talent. For more information about the 4th of July activities or about the town of Oatman call the Oatman Chamber of Commerce at 928-768-6222.
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Discover the Outdoors in Kingman
Situated in the scenic Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges, Kingman offers outdoor enthusiasts many opportunities for camping, hiking, mountain biking and backpacking. Nearby Hualapai Mountain Park offers picnicking, camping and cabin rentals. Hiking trails wind up to Aspen and Hayden peaks as the elevation climbs from 5000 to 8400 ft. The higher forests house elk, mule deer, fox, mountain lion and various species of birds. To reach the park take Exit 51 south off I-40, then Stockton Hill Rd south which becomes Hualapai Mountain Rd. It is 14 miles to the park. In addition, golfers have a choice of two 18 hole golf courses. Cerbat Cliffs is a municipal golf course in a beautiful natural setting with outstanding greens,
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yet very affordable. At an elevation of about 3,300 ft, a round of golf is comfortable year-round. Valle Vista Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course located just off Historic Route 66. This par 72 course measures 6,266 yards and again, is both affordable and offers excellent play. For more information about Kingman call the Powerhouse Visitor Center at 928-753-6106.
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Golf & Fishing Packages at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
When you think of fishing, the lakes and streams of the White Mountains are among the first to tempt you with their beauty and fine catches. Golfers, too, think of heading to cooler climes as summer approaches, and the Pinetop-Lakeside area offers several fine golf courses. Hon-Dah Resort-Casino, one of the premier destinations in the White Mountains, is again offering their popular golf packages at Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club and Torreon Golf Club. The packages include one round of golf (18 holes) for 2 persons with cart, 2 nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort and 2 breakfast coupons for two people at Hon-Dah’s Indian Pine Restaurant. Hon-Dah will call for tee times with a four-day notice. In addition, they are introducing a fishing package this year. This package includes 2 nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort Hotel, fishing and recreation passes for all package customers, Box Lunches, complimentary souvenir fishing lure, complimentary fishing map of the Reservation and discount certificate for purchases at the Hon-Dah Outdoor Store. At Hon-Dah you will be able to combine your passion for fishing or golf with fine accommodations and dining. The
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hotel offers 128 well appointed king and queen rooms with wet bar and satellite television, a spectacular lobby with massive fireplace and conversation pit, and an all-season pool, spa and sauna. After your day on the lake or golf course, spice up your evening at the casino where you’ll find 575 of the newest and varied slot machines as well as live Poker and Blackjack. Experience Las Vegas-style entertainment and dancing in The Timbers Lounge. Now is the time to call to reserve YOUR getaway in the White Mountains at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino. Cool temperatures, great golf and fishing - as well as hiking, horseback riding, browsing for antiques and gifts and much more - plus a VERY warm welcome all await you. For more information visit www.hondah.com or call 1-800-929-8744.
JUN 7-8 6th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribes compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums, etc. Arts, crafts, food. Gourd dancing 11a, Grand Entry 12p. $5. www.hon-dah.com, 800-929-8744 JUL 18 Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, free food, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets: 928-367-4290
Day Trips from Pinetop-Lakeside
Show Low Just 10 miles (15 minutes) north of Pinetop-Lakeside is Show Low, home to such recreational attractions as Fool Hollow Lake State Recreation Park, the Show Low Country Club, the White Mountain Stables, Thunder Raceway, Show Low Lake and the Pintail Lake wild game observation area. White Mountain Apache Reservation Hon-Dah Resort Casino is just minutes south of Pinetop-Lakeside. About 30 minutes south of Hon-Dah on State Hwy 73 is Fort Apache. Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officer’s quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Culture Center. Greer Less than an hour southeast of PinetopLakeside off State Hwy 260 on State Hwy 373, Greer is home to some of the best fly fishing in the state. In addition to hiking, horseback riding and camping, Greer offers fine dining and shopping opportunities. Springerville and Eagar A little further east on State Hwy 260 is Round Valley. The Little House Museum, the Madonna of the Trail statue, the Renee Cushman Art Museum, and the Casa Malpais Archaeological Park are some of the attractions in these communities. For more information see the following page. St. Johns An hour northeast of Pinetop-Lakeside on State Hwy 61, the St. Johns Equestrian Center hosts horse shows, camps and clinics. Also in St. Johns is the Apache County Historical Museum with early pioneer settler, native and prehistoric exhibits. Lyman Lake State Park 10 miles south of St. Johns off US 191, Lyman Lake is relatively unknown and uncrowded. It has one of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state. “No wake” designations in several areas provide calm waters for swimming and fishing. A pontoon boat ride across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph Trail, the site of petroglyphs dating back to 300 BC. Snowflake/Taylor Located 30-45 minutes north of Pinetop-Lakeside on State Hwy 77, these towns were settled by Mormon pioneers in 1878. The Snowflake Historic Homes Walking Tour includes six homes on the National Historic Register. The architecture reflects Victorian, Greek, Gothic and Colonial Revival styles. Visitors can tour the Stinson Museum and the Smith Memorial Home. For more information call the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at 800-573-4031 or check our visitor center listings for the contact information for other communities.
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Located at the “Gateway to the White Mountains,” the towns of Springerville and Eagar offer a variety of events and recreational opportunities. Visitors are minutes away from hiking, camping, fishing, birdwatching and trail bike riding in the ApacheSitgreaves National Forest. Horseback riding, guided hunts, 4-wheel drive tours and photo shoots are offered at nearby ranches. There are numerous attractions in the area (see listings below) including the Casa Malpais Ruins, a 13th century pueblo with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and hidden staircase. Antique
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Springerville-Eagar Offers Something for Everyone
Washington, a Patriotic Pageant
100+ Actors Bring America’s Past Alive
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Come July there will be battles, dances, an inauguration and even a blizzard at the rodeo grounds in Snowflake and Taylor. More than 120 people will be on stage for Washington, a patriotic pageant written by Jodi Flake. “I wanted to do the pageant five years ago but it just didn’t happen,” Flake said. “It seemed at that time that patriotism was at a low ebb. Now after 9/11 and the war in Iraq, people are becoming more patriotic again and this seemed like the right time to do the pageant.” Although the pageant will be presented in July, Flake says that, through the magic of the theater, it will be snowing for the Valley Forge scene. The pageant will also feature scenes from when Washington was a young boy at Mount Vernon, when he was surveying and when he made the journey to New York to be inaugurated as the first president of the United States. While focusing on Washington’s life, Flake said, the pageant will also have historic scenes such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the ride of Paul Revere. “We want to hit on the great moments in history,” she said.
Flake, who also wrote the lyrics and music for the production, said there will be lots of dialogue as well as music. It will, however, by pre-recorded so the audience will be able to hear it better. The pageant is presented under the auspices of the Silver Creek Little Theatre. Three George Washingtons have been cast to portray Washington at different periods in his life. Also cast are many Native American and Hispanic actors who create historic moments, such as Oneida Indian warriors rescuing British troops in the French and Indian War. Most of the dancers and other performers are from the White Mountains but some have come from the Valley to participate. Flake said more than 150 people will be helping backstage. The pageant will take place at the Snowflake Rodeo Arena July 3-4 and at the Taylor Rodeo Arena July 11, 12, 17, and 19 from 8 to 9:30 pm. Admission is $5 with children ages four and under free. Group rates are available. To order tickets, call 1 800331-1269. For more information on the pageant, people can go on-line to www.washingtonpageant.com or call the Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce at 928-536-4331.
and gift shops provide shopping opportunities. A choice of excellent accommodations and dining options are available. In addition, a wide variety of events are scheduled throughout the summer. Why not plan on heading up to the White Mountains for the Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show on June 20-21? Or make this your choice for the 4th of July. On July 4-5 there will be a parade, rodeo, BBQ dinner, dance and fireworks to make your weekend memorable. For more information about these events or about the area please call the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce at 928-333-2123.
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Classic Car Show Will Dazzle in Eagar
On June 20 and 21 the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the first “Chrome in the Dome” Classic Car Show. This indoor car show will be held in the Round Valley Ensphere, a 152,000 square foot facility located in Eagar, Arizona. The event will have 18 different classes of competition, as well as awards for special categories including Best Interior, Best Engine, Club Participation, Best Paint, Best Display and more. All registered participants will receive
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a Burger Burn dinner sponsored by CellularOne, a dash plaque, goodie bag and commemorative T-shirt. Car registration is $30 and includes 2 dinner tickets and the above mentioned items. The show will be Saturday, June 21 from 8am 3pm. There is no gate fee. This will be a real “Show and Shine.” For more information visit www.cruisinarizona.com and go to the Chrome in the Dome link. You can also contact the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce at 928-333-2123.
Relax, Enjoy the Ride
Shuttle Service Links White Mountains and Valley
A new luxury van shuttle service has begun scheduled operations between the White Mountains and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Timberline VIP, based in Springerville, is looking to provide a much needed, affordable service for residents and visitors alike. The service was the idea of Chandler residents Linda and Jesse Bonfeld, who are looking to relocate on property they own outside of Springerville in the near future. “We’ve received a fantastic response so far,” says Linda. “People now have the option to enjoy the ride, rather than having to endure it.” The shuttle completes the 450 mile round trip two times per day, 7 days a week. The vehicle used is manufactured by Mercedes Benz and is equipped with individual reclining seats and footrests, overhead lighting, a TV/DVD entertainment system, and plug-ins to charge laptop computers and cellular phones. A utility trailer is always in tow for customer luggage, golf clubs, tents, camping equipment, even several bicycles. The route runs from Springerville, through Greer, Hon-Dah,
Sights to See in Springerville-Eagar
Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins Visit an ancient Native American ceremonial site with its Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. The museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins, a dinosaur exhibit and a historical pioneer section. 928-333-5375 Madonna of the Trail Located on Main St. in Springerville, this statue is one of twelve identical monuments on the National Old Trails Road stretching from California to Maryland honoring the women pioneers. Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area This 1,262 acre area has a visitor center, interpretive trails, and includes meadows, wetlands and historical and prehistorical archaeological sites. In addition it is home to 500 elk and many other wildlife species. Little House Museum Exhibits include turn-of-the-century artifacts such as dresses, old rodeo and auction posters, antique bits, spurs and saddles, and a fascinating collection of old player pianos, a nickelodeon, a circus organ and more. 928-333-2286 Renee Cushman Art Collection Housed in a wing of the Springerville LDS church, this collection includes tapestries, a Persian rug, a complete set of monogrammed Austrian china, and several works of art, among them portraits of Mrs. Cushman and her husband, Victor Scharf. Open by appointment. 928-333-2123
Pinetop/Lakeside, Show Low, Heber and Payson. A stop is also made at Ft. McDowell Casino and finally at all three terminals at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Reservations and information are available 24/7 by dialing toll free 866628-2020.
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Flying Season for Condors
Watch for Them at the South Rim
It’s the flying season for California condors. Visitors to the Grand Canyon’s south rim might get an opportunity to see these large birds that have been reintroduced to Arizona. “If you’d like to see some California condors, now is the time at the canyon. We are commonly tracking 10 to 15 birds right in the Grand Canyon Village area. Another good spot is Navajo Bridge near Marble Canyon,” says Andi Rogers, the condor project coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Many birds frequently fly back and forth from the Grand Canyon’s south rim to the Vermilion Cliffs area. Condors are also beginning to make trips to Zion National Park and the surrounding area. Many of the youngest birds are investigating the Colorado River corridor and playing along the river for the first time. The two nests at the Grand Canyon are still active. Eggs were likely laid during the first week of March, and so far, incubation seems to be going well. The average incubation is 55-58 days, which means that the eggs could have hatched. Due to the remoteness of the cave, biologists probably won’t be able to see the chicks for a couple of months when they will be strong enough to walk to the cave entrance. Several other young condors at the Grand Canyon south rim are behaving much better than expected and are avoiding people. For more Arizona Game and Fish Department information see the website at www.azgfd.com
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Summer Fun in the Canyon
Try the Grand American Getaway
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. There are 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges to choose from. Whether you stay the night or the week, you’ll find more than enough to fill your hours and free your mind. 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. It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, and it’s open year-round. 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. Order up a quick bite at Yavapai cafeteria or an entire feast at the Arizona Room. Or
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Viewpoints Along the South Rim
Visitors can either drive or bicycle heading West and East along the Rim. Also, free park shuttles run between the Village and Yavapai Point (East), Yaki Point (East), and Hermits Rest (West). During the summer West Rim Drive is closed to vehicular traffic and the shuttle is required. Viewpoints along the 16-mile roundtrip West Rim Drive include the Hopi, Maricopa, and Pima as well as the aweinspiring Abyss. Here the Great Mojave Wall falls 3,000 feet and the Colorado River is visible. Powell Point is named in remembrance of John Wesley Powell and includes a memorial to him. Hermits Rest is a perfect place to watch the sunset. Visit the historic stone building designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter to buy snacks and gifts. Although the road ends here, the Grand Canyon
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continues for another 180 miles and may be explored by hiking the backcountry trails. Heading along the East Rim Drive suggested stops are Yavapai Observation Station for an introduction to Grand Canyon geology, Yaki Point with its glorious, unobstructed canyon views and Tusayan Indian Ruin and Museum to view a small 12th-century ancestral Puebloan pueblo. One of the most beautiful stops is Desert View, where the Vermilion Cliffs, San Francisco Peaks, Painted Desert, and Colorado River come into view. Climb Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter’s Watchtower, a re-creation of an ancestral Puebloan structure. You will also find a store, snack bar, rest rooms, gas station (open seasonally), and gift shop. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/grca.
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. Take advantage of our new in-season package, the Grand American Getaway. Effective March 14 through September 12, 2003, this $99 package includes a room at Yavapai West Lodge (dbl occ), two breakfasts, buy one get one free in-park motorcoach tours, and a 10% retail discount at any Xanterra gift store. Each additional person in the same room is only $9. Yavapai West is conveniently located in the Canyon Marketplace, just a short walk from the rim and the new visitor center, Canyon View Information Plaza. Call today and ask for the GET03 package (some black-out dates apply). Grand Canyon National Park Lodges we’re not just close, we’re there. For reservations call 303-29-PARKS (297-2757), toll free 888-29-PARKS (297-2757) or visit our website at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
Experience a Grand American Getaway
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Grand Canyon Field Institute Courses Grand Canyon Nat’l Park - One to 8-day classes. Subjects include geology, ecosystems, archaeology, hiking, art, history, backpacking, photography, botany & birds. $. www.grandcanyon.org\fieldinstitute, 928-638-2485
Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
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928-638-2151 Temperatures at the South Rim
HIGH (F.) HIGH (C.) LOW (F.) LOW (C.) JAN 41 5 18 -8 FEB 45 7 21 -6 MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 51 60 70 81 84 10 15 21 27 29 25 -4 32 0 39 4 47 8 54 12 AUG 82 28 53 12 SEP 76 24 47 8 OCT 65 18 36 2 NOV DEC 52 43 11 6 27 -3 20 -7
One night stay at Yavapai West*. Includes breakfast and 2 for 1 motorcoach offer.
Make your visit to the Grand Canyon even more grand. Stay inside the park at Yavapai West for only $99. Plus enjoy two complimentary breakfasts and a 10% discount at our gift shops. And don’t miss one of our breathtaking tours on a Grand Canyon Motorcoach – buy one, get a second of equal or lesser value free! Make your reservations today. Call toll free 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757) or 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757). Or reserve online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com and enter promotional code GET03 to check availability.
Double occupancy. Each additional person $9.
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*Accommodations based on availability and seasonal lodge closures. Motorcoach Tours based on availability, booked upon arrival to the park. One complimentary breakfast per person per day. 10% discount limited to one cash register purchase, single or multiple items. Grand American Getaway $99 accommodations good from Friday, March 14, 2003 – Friday, September 12, 2003. Blackout dates apply. Does not apply to Group Bookings. Taxes and utility surcharges not included. Rate and accommodations subject to availability.
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The Canyon Motel
Down Home Hospitality on Rt. 66
The Canyon Motel in Williams is a historic Route 66 Landmark, just a short scenic ride from the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon. It is nestled in the cozy pines surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest on three sides. Just on the outskirts of the city of Williams, the property rests on sloping hills facing part of the largest growth of Ponderosa Pines in the world. In the evenings you can join the star voyeurs and gaze into the night skies in this very quiet and peaceful environment. The Canyon Motel is away from the hustle and bustle of town, but conveniently located just minutes away from shops, restaurants, stores and galleries. This authentic western landmark has been the hideaway for many a weary traveler, college groups, retreats, company outings, family reunions, church groups, international travelers, Grand Canyon explorers, as well as numerous celebrities. In addition, this green playground is visited daily by some of Arizona’s most amazing wildlife. Their 10 acre paradise offers it all! The Motel has 18 flagstone cottage type rooms, and three unique Grand Canyon Rail Car Suites in addition to the two historic Big Red Caboose Suites. Refrigerator, microwave and coffee units are available. Continental breakfast is served seasonally. They have a heated indoor pool, horseshoe pit, BBQs and grills, hiking trails, swing set, and ample RV parking. They are also a pet friendly establishment! The owners, operators and hosts, Kevin and Shirley Young, live on property and focus daily on making your visit a
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great experience. Their American dream of having their own place finally has come true, and their goal is to exceed your expectations. Staying at the Canyon Motel is like going back in time and experiencing a cozy, rustic old west style with super down home hospitality. It is easy to see why Sunset Magazine has repeatedly said about the Canyon Motel, “This is a place that is very special and out of the ordinary!” At the Canyon Motel it is a requirement to leave any big city problems, attitude and stress outside the front door... and to relax, unwind and enjoy! For more information, please call the Canyon Motel at 800-482-3955 or visit us on the web at www.thecanyonmotel.com.
MILEAGE FROM THE GRAND CANYON TO:
Arches National Park Hopi Indian Reservation Havasupai Indian Reservation Hualapai Indian Reservation Pipe Springs National Monument Glenn Canyon Recreation Area Zion National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Lake Powell Navajo National Monument 100 110 30 200 200 135 250 260 135 115 Canyon de Chelly National Monument Sunset Crater National Monument Walnut Canyon National Monument Navajo Indian Reservation Meteor Crater Painted Desert/Petrified Forest Montezuma Castle National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument Red Rock State Park Phoenix 235 95 95 50 140 200 135 135 105 225
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Contrary to Rumors
You May Have Heard…
• Driving into the Canyon Many people call Grand Canyon businesses daily to inquire about driving into the park. The misconception is that there are no private vehicles or RV’s allowed to drive in. This is not the case. Private vehicles and RV’s ARE allowed to drive in and out of the park. A $20 park entry pass is valid for 7 days and no reservations are required to enter the park. • Air Tours Regardless of what you may have heard, air tours over the Grand Canyon have not been discontinued. Helicopter and fixed-winged aircraft tours are scheduled daily year around, weather permitting. • Park Entry The $20.00* per vehicle fee to enter Grand Canyon National park can be paid at the park entrance where there will normally be no more than two or three automobiles ahead of you, or at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater Fee Station* with no waiting in line... Then you can use the fast lane into the Park. Your entry pass is valid for 7 days. • Parking You can always locate parking spaces inside the Park. During the peak season it might take a little longer, or you may be required to walk a few hundred feet, but we’re not aware of anyone ever being turned away due to lack of parking space!
*Subject to change without notice. Source: Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide
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Rock Point Red Rock Cove
Shanto Kaibito Cow Springs Chilchinbito Rough Rock Round Rock
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Scenic Historic Prescott
Explore the Past, Enjoy the Present
Just 90-miles north of Phoenix, nestled in the one of the nation’s largest contiguous forests of Ponderosa Pines, is Prescott, Arizona. The Prescott Area is rich with history and offers many diversions for the traveler. Prescott began as a mining town with the discovery of gold. In 1864 Arizona became a territory and Prescott was selected to be the capital, a distinction it held until 1889. Prescott is still the seat of government for Yavapai County and a gateway to much of the state. Many of the old buildings such as the Yavapai County Courthouse, the Palace - Arizona’s oldest restaurant and saloon, and the first Territorial Governor’s Mansion have been preserved with great care. Beautifully restored Victorian homes with carefully manicured lawns line quiet, shaded streets, and are among the more than 500 buildings on the National Historic Register. Prescott’s rich past can be explored today along historic Whiskey Row. Once home to over 26 saloons, much of it has been transformed into a thriving shopping district. Area back roads also provide a nostalgic trip back in time. The Highway 89loop drive from Prescott to Sedona via Highway 89-A has been voted by Fodor’s as one of America’s most scenic drives. On the way you will pass through the historic mining town of Jerome, the turnoff to Montezuma’s Well and to the Tuzigoot National Monument. Prescott offers unlimited scenic beauty and outdoor recreation. With 450 miles of multiuse recreational trails winding though groves of ponderosa pines and granite boulders and 392 campsites within the Prescott National Forest, the Prescott area is the perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast. The scenic Granite Dells are a sight to behold with amazing granite rock formations clustered along Highway 89. The Granite Dells Resort was a favorite respite for movie cowboys such as Tom Mix. Prescott is home to the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, well known for their finely crafted baskets made of devils claw and willow. Today the tribe consists of 155 members and has a strong business presence in the community, including Bucky’s and Yavapai Casinos. For more information about the Prescott area call 1-800-266-7534 or go on-line to www.visit-prescott.com.
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North Rim Grand Canyon Desert View Village
Tuba City Moenkopi
Pinon Hotevilla Polacca Shungopavi
Many Farms Tsaile
Cameron Gray Mountain
Fort Defiance Ganado Window Rock
Williams Ash Fork
Saint Michaels Lupton
Mountainaire Munds Park
Clarkdale Chino Valley Cottonwood Bagdad
Joseph City Winslow Holbrook
Skull Valley Hillside
Wilhoit Kirkland Mayer Crown King
Taylor Clay Springs
Pinedale Cibeque Carrizo
Show Low PinetopLakeside
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Northern Arizona Cities & Towns
Alpine Ash Fork Bagdad Bellemont Bumble Bee Cameron Camp Verde Carrizo Cedar Ridge Chambers Chilchinbito Chinle Chino Valley Cibeque Clarkdale Clay Springs Concho Congress Cottonwood Cow Springs Crown King Desert View Dewey Dilkon Dinnehosto Eagar Flagstaff Forest Lakes Fort Apache Fort Defiance Fredonia Ganado Grand Canyon Village Gray Mountain Greer Happy Jack Heber Hillside Holbrook Hotevilla Houck Humboldt Indian Wells Iron Springs Jacob Lake Jerome Joseph City 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 Overgaard Page Parks Paulden Petrified Forest Pinedale Pinetop-Lakeside Pinon Polacca Prescott Prescott Valley Red Rock Cove Rock Point Rough Rock Round Rock St. Johns Saint Michaels Sanders Sawmill Second Mesa Sedona Seligman
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JuneTeenth Jazz Splash Festival
From Bands to Bargains... Don’t Miss It!
Don’t miss the annual JuneTeenth Jazz Splash Festival at Arcosanti in Mayer, AZ located at Cordes Junction (I-17 & Hwy 69) held on June 14th & 15th. Come enjoy a major celebration in the joy and responsibility of Freedom and celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation Act that abolished slavery in the United States. Get-up with the PJAZZ BANDS that come in from Baton Rouge, LA and Chicago to Arcosanti, for an annual reunion with Milt Cannon and the PJAZZ QUARTET. JuneTeenth Jazz Splash features speakers; ethnic foods; AfricanAmerican Art Exhibit; rare & exotic fashion wear & jewelry; oils & incense; live Reggae, Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical, and Blues; Health Screening and Healthcare Clinics; fine art exhibits, and bargain booths. With a Jazz Splash VIP ticket, you will enjoy the Special Fathers’ Day Wine & Cheese garden or Saturday evening Cabaret Show, Backstage Lounge, poolside table privileges and savings on lodging packages. General admission is only $5/adults and $2/teens. V.I.P. tickets may be purchased by calling Arcosanti at 928632-7135 or by contacting PJAZZ at 928-925-1422. Visit www.pjazz.org for more information.
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
Kudos from an Arizona Travel Writer
by Toni Meixner My husband and I are in search of our final "nesting" place – somewhere and sunny, that has WRITER warm nearby if we care to snow visit it once or twice in the winter. This quest led us to Arizona. So with map in hand and a carefully plotted itinerary we set off to explore. First stop – Prescott. We stayed in the Springhill Suites by Marriott. This location provided all the modern conveniences travelers expect while three blocks away one can step back in time with a visit to Whiskey Row. The spacious suites gave us plenty of room to spread out and would work well for families. We had all the communication conveniences needed to keep us in touch with family and business. The indoor pool and exercise room allowed us to work the kinks out after a long day in the car. The complimentary continental breakfast in the morning exceeded our expectations – a large variety of breakfast fare served in front of the fireplace. Springhill Suites provided us with an auspicious start to our trek. Springhill Suites, 200 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, 928-776-0998
in Prescott and Prescott Valley
JUN 7-8 PRESCOTT Folk Arts Fair Sharlot Hall Museum - Traditional folk arts such as soap & candlemaking, blacksmithing, quilting, woodcarving, spinning, weaving, hands on crafts, music. 10a-5p, donation. 928-445-3122 JUN 13 PRESCOTT 75th Anniversary Party & Museum Day Open House Sharlot Hall Museum - Music, living history, ice cream, behind-the-scenes tours. 928-445-3122 JUN 14-15 PRESCOTT Territorial Days Courthouse Square - Arts & Crafts Show, free. 9a-4p. 800-266-7534 JUN 21 PRESCOTT Tsunami on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Performing arts festival with activities, music & comedy sketches for the whole family. www.tsunami-on-thesquare.com, 928-445-5540 JUN 25-28 PRESCOTT VALLEY Prescott Valley Days Mountain Valley Park - Carnival, mini Nas-kart races, talent show, parade, 5k race, vendors, crafts, dog show, youth activities. 928-772-8857 JUN 27-29 PRESCOTT Prescott 2003 Bluegrass Festival Hendricks Theatre Fr Night - $10/door, Sa & Su Courthouse Square - Free, Sa 10a-10p, Su 11a3p. 800-266-7534 JUL 1-6 PRESCOTT Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo Daily, action-packed rodeo plus a host of special events including Golf Tournament, Rodeo Dance, Fine Arts & Crafts Show and Prescott Frontier Days Parade. For rodeo information and tickets call 1-866-40-RODEO or visit www.worldsoldestrodeo.com. For other information call 800-358-1888.
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Tlaquepaque Celebrates 30 Years
Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s premier arts and crafts village, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary June 20-22 with a community cook-out, gallery openings, fashion show, special store activities and artist demonstrations. Tlaquepaque opened in 1973 when visionary and developer Abe Miller built the arts and crafts village with a combination of Old World and Mexican architecture, while preserving the area’s sycamore and oak trees. Tlaquepaque is the home to more than 40 shops and galleries and four restaurants, visited by more than one million tourists each year. Anniversary events will take place the entire weekend, highlighted by a community Fiesta on Saturday evening, June 21. In the tradition started by Miller in the 70s, the community will be invited for an outdoor barbecue and entertainment by Latin jazz violin virtuoso Quetzal Guerrero, national finalist for American Idol II. Throughout the weekend the village’s plazas and shops will be filled with dancers, musicians, pottery and sculpture demonstrations, art lessons such as bead-stringing, fashion shows, receptions, giveaways and “meet the artist” opportunities. The Ballet Folklorico dance group will perform in Plaza la Fuente on Saturday, June 21, at 1 and 4 pm. For more information, please contact Tlaquepaque at 928-282-4838 or www.tlaq.com.
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Join the Fiesta!
Sky High Fun in Northern Arizona
Sedona Sky Treks is certified by the FAA as a licensed and insured air carrier and has been providing air tours and air charter service to the Sedona area since 1994. Owners Tom and Tina Newman take pride in providing their clients with an enjoyable and memorable experience during their stay in Sedona. With an emphasis on providing personalized service and attention to detail, Sedona Sky Treks offer an experience that will exceed your expectations. Chief Pilot, Tom Newman, has been flying for over 20 years and has logged thousands of flight hours ranging from the mountains and glaciers of Alaska to the deserts and canyons of the scenic southwest. Safety is always the first consideration in the operation of Sedona Sky Treks, and they consider the safety and comfort of their passengers a top priority. So come along on a journey that will send your spirit soaring and leave you with memories to cherish a for a lifetime. All aircraft operated by Sedona Sky Treks are high wing Cessnas as for unobstructed sight seeing and maintained to the highest standards. They are equipped with a two-way intercom systems so you can not only hear the narration of your flight, but can ask questions of anything that may be of interest. They encourage you to be interactive during your tour, as there is a wealth of history and facts about this wonderful area. Choose from a variety of spectacular air tours available around Arizona. There are 3 different tours from 15 to 45 minutes that fly over the Red Rocks of Sedona. See Bell and Cathedral Rock, Oak Creek, Secret and Sycamore Canyons and much more of spectacular Sedona by air. Your pilot will narrate the flight telling you about the geology, history and legends of the area. Tours are also available that feature Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam, the Painted Desert, San Francisco Peaks, the Grand Canyon and more! Soar over the Navajo and Hopi Reservations and the vast high desert of Northern Arizona to surreal Monument Valley! Call Sedona Sky Treks at 928-2826628 for more information about tour packages available or log on to their web site at www.skytreks.com
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Sedona by Foot
There are many ways to explore Sedona... by Jeep, balloon, airplane, helicopter, trolley and by foot. Take a few hours to explore these spectacular hikes near Sedona.
Bell Rock Trail - 3 miles each way is considered an easy hike along a Jeep road. The trail winds around the bell-shaped rock to the South of Sedona attracting Vortex seekers to the powerful energy. To get there: Go south 5.6 miles from the “Y” on SR 179; park at Milepost 308. Cathedral Rock Trail - 0.7 miles each way is considered to be a moderately difficult hike. Although short in distance, the hike is very steep and climbs almost 760 in less than a mile. To get there: Take the SR 179 3.4 miles south from the Sedona “Y”, turn right on “Back-o-Beyond” and go.7 mile until you reach the trailhead parking.
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Lost Canyon - 2.2 miles is considered a moderately difficult hike. The canyon is appropriately named, as this is one of the more secluded hikes near Sedona. The trail itself follows the ledge as opposed to the Canyon floor. To get there: Take Dry Creek Rd two miles north from SR 89A in west Sedona. Turn right on Forest Service Road 152 and continue 2.5 miles to the trailhead. Red Rock State Park - The park offers nine easy to moderate scenic trails which range from 0.4 to 1.9 miles long with one wheelchair accessible route. Ask about the moonlight walks given by a Park Ranger April through October. 4050 Red Rock Loop Road.
Average Sedona Temperatures
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Average Min (F) Average Max (F) 30 55 32 59 35 63 42 72 49 81 57 91 65 95 64 92 58 88 49 78 37 65 31 56
For detailed information, contact the Coconino National Forest at 928282-4119 or Red Rock State Park at 928-282-6907.
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Recent articles in the Sunset Magazine and Arizona Highways as well as right here in AZ Tourist News have been outstanding in featuring the other activities that make Williams a destination in addition to being the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” Recently all the communities along Route 66 in Northern Arizona have been working with a Corridor Management Plan that will assist in designating Route 66 as a National Scenic Byway. Williams has the distinction of being the “Last Route 66 Town Bypassed by the Interstate.” We enjoyed every day of our SEVEN DECADES OF ROUTE 66 and plan to celebrate in a big way at our first Annual Fall Festival and Re-enactment of that day in October of this year. We recommend that everyone go to your local bookstore (or better yet, stop at any of the shops along Route 66) and buy your copy of Searching for 66 by Tom Teague. The re-enactment will be based on Tom Teague’s account in chapter 41. Williams has many, many, great folks that have lived along the “Mother Road” most of their lives, and along with those that belong to the Arizona Route 66 Association as well as interested lovers of
“Where Events Come Alive”
Great Destination in the Cool Beautiful North
Stay Awhile in Williams...
There’s Lots to See and Do
In Town Historic Downtown: Historic Walking Tour Brochure is available at the Visitor Center as well as at most businesses. Bill Williams Monument Park: Picnic tables and indoor restrooms. Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Museum: Memorabilia on history of the train and depot, which was originally the Fray Marcos Hotel, one of the Harvey Houses at the turn-of-the-century. Authentic “old west” entertainment is held daily at 9:30am prior to the train’s departure. Visitor Center: 200 W. Railroad Ave., open yearround daily, 8-5. 5-minute Drive Buckskinner Park: One mile south of Williams, follow signs on Sixth Street. Picnic tables, campfire grills, volleyball/basketball courts, scenic lake with fishing, hiking trails nearby. Elephant Rocks Golf Course: Cityowned, public course. From Railroad Ave. turn north on Seventh Street, turn left after the RR tracks onto Cataract Lake Road, turn right on Golf Course Road and go about 1.5 miles. 10-minute Drive Kaibab Lake: 4 miles east and north of town via Hwy 64. Camping, fishing, picnic tables, drinking water, restrooms, outdoor fireplaces, fully accessible fishing pier. Interpretive programs during the summer. 20-minute Drive Historic Route 66: On the National Register of Historic Places, this highway led from Chicago to LA and carried millions west. Begin tour in downtown Williams on Bill Williams Ave, go east to I-40 and take Pittman Valley exit (171). Go left over highway and turn right to follow historic highway. Beale Wagon Road Historic Trail: Built in 1857 as an “interstate,” the road was no more than a 10-foot track that allowed wagons to pass. From Ft Smith, Ark. to the Colorado River, the road spanned 1,240 miles. The trail can be followed today and is clearly marked. Contact the Visitor Center for more information. 30-minute Drive Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area: 14 miles SE of Williams. The area offers breath-taking views, deep canyons and streams. Bull Basin Road: Outstanding views of Kendrick Mt, highest peak in Kaibab National Forest. Kendrick Wilderness Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and viewing wildlife. White Horse Lake: Campsites, drinking water, fishing facilities. Dogtown Reservoir: Campsites, restrooms, drinking water, fishing facilities. Bill Williams Mountain: Panoramic view from the top - all the way to the Grand Canyon, Verde Valley, San Francisco Peaks. Plenty of wildlife. 45-minute Drive Museum of Northern Arizona: International reputation for collection of Native American artifacts. Flagstaff, 32 miles east of Williams. Lowell Observatory: Day tours, evening stargazing. Also located in Flagstaff. One-hour drive San Francisco Peaks and Snow Bowl: Tallest mountains in Arizona, elevation 12,670 feet. Scenic sky ride in summer, skiing in winter. Hwy 180 north from Flagstaff. Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon: Colorful red rock formations, trout streams, campsites, picnic tables, restrooms and grills. Hwy 89A south from Flagstaff. Sedona: The famous red rocks, art galleries, shopping and restaurants. Grand Canyon: One of the seven natural wonders of the world. Hwy 64 north for approximately 57 miles. For more information call the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-863-0546.
the road, are sharing experiences and promoting the tour of this national treasure. Read the book and join us in this special community event that everyone interested in the history of Route 66 will want to participate in. It will be held on October 10-12, Columbus Day weekend. The Re-enactment of being the “Last Route 66 Town Bypassed by the Interstate” - the End of an Era will be followed with a dedication of Williams Cruise the Loop Route 66 - The Beginning of the Next Era. What makes our events so special is that we are so close to so many wonderful things to experience. We love our Northern Arizona and invite everyone to see the Grand Canyon via land, train, air, and rafting trip. Come hike our fabulous trails, see the museums, spend some quiet days in the north country watching the deer and antelope play! The elk are very plentiful this year, and let us tell you it is a cool memory you can recall during those long drives in traffic or when you are hot this summer! LET THE HEAT DRIVE YOU TO WILLIAMS! For more information contact the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 800-863-0546.
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Shopping in Williams
More Than You Imagined
Shopping in Williams runs the gamut from Route 66 souvenirs to gallery art. Whether you have your eye on a special piece or are just looking for a remembrance of your visit, there is something for everyone. Being the last Route 66 community bypassed by Interstate 40, Williams has no shortage of Route 66 memorabilia or souvenirs. Visit the Route 66 Roadstore, Route 66 Inn, Route 66 Diner, Cruiser’s Cafe 66, and the Small Town America Museum and Gift Shop. The Pueblo Indian Gallery is the Southwest’s finest specialty gallery of Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni authentic Native American Fine Art and Jewelry. Deberg Gallery features oils, watercolors, bronzes, ironwood carvings, and signed
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and numbered prints. Dusty Bunch Gallery and the Indian House have rocks and minerals, wood carvings, authentic western and Indian arts. You’ll find museum quality jewelry at the historic Route 66 trading post - Turquoise Tepee. The Grand Canyon Deer Farm has a large gift shop featuring quality items such as United Design and Westland animal figurines. The Deer Farm is located eight miles east of Williams on Interstate 40, exit 171. Come do your gift hunting in this unique small town... get a head start on Christmas, find something for your home, or pick up a fun souvenir that says “I was in Williams!” For more information call the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 800-863-0546.
• AZ State Harley Owner’s Group Rally - June 19-22 • High Country WarBirds Air Display - June 21-22 • Small Town 4th of July - Fabulous Fireworks • ACSA Railhead Competition - 4th of July Weekend • Williams Wild Rodeo Shows - Begins July 11-12 • Western States Triple Crown 3-D Championship “Bow Hunters Happening” Final Leg - July 24-27
Make Your Grand Canyon Visit a Cool Experience - Stop By Our Visitor Center For All the Info!
Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce
1-800-863-0546 • www.route66williams.com
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Coconino County Horse Races
They’re.......OFF! on July 4th Weekend
Don’t miss the fun and excitement of live Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing in the cool pines of Flagstaff! The Coconino County Horse Races have been a Fourth of July tradition for 49 years. This year’s event will be July 4-7, 2003, at Fort Tuthill Downs in Fort Tuthill County Park (Exit 337 off I-17, just three miles south of Flagstaff). Full pari-mutuel wagering on-track and from out-of-state tracks will be available all four live racing days. “Dark Day Simulcasts” will be July 3 and 8. Admission is $3.00 adults, $2.00 children 6-12 years, and children under 6 are free. Monday features free admission for all! For “front row” thrills and entertainment, purchase a box seat for $4.50. 93 KAFF Country and 93-9 The Mountain are July 4th Race Day sponsors - listen to win free tickets! Food and drinks will be sold by the Flagstaff Sheriff’s Posse, and hats and other goodies will be on sale through Coconino County Parks and Recreation. It will be a fun-filled event for everyone! Come on out to the Races over the 4th of July weekend in Flagstaff! For more information or to purchase box seat tickets, call Coconino County Parks and Recreation, 928-774-5139.
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Escape to Winslow, Arizona!
For a Memorable Vacation Adventure
As the centralized vacation spot of Northern Arizona, Winslow serves as the perfect home base for numerous day trips. Such magnificent sights as the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest & Painted Desert, Homolovi Ruins State Park, Meteor Crater and the Little Painted Desert County Park are just a short drive away. Located on the southern edge of the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations, Winslow is the perfect starting point for a quick trip to Second Mesa, home of the Hopi Cultural Center, or the famous Hubbell Trading Post and Canyon de Chelly National Monument on Navajo lands. You can easily spend the day exploring this charming town. Winslow offers everything from Native American culture to cowboy culture, rock climbing, rock art or rock music - Winslow has it all! Route 66 - the famous Mother Road - runs through Winslow’s historic downtown district, where shops offer antiques and collectibles, Route 66 and railroad memorabilia, and Indian crafts. Winslow also offers a wide range of outdoor activities at nearby Clear Creek, which include canoeing, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Folks who bring their canoes can paddle all the way to Clear Creek Canyon, a spectacular deep rock canyon. McHood Park, located along the water of Clear Creek, is the perfect spot for camping and picnicking at the park’s ramadas. Grills and bathrooms are available. McHood Park is five miles from downtown Winslow. Just 15 miles from Winslow is the Rock Art Ranch, which is a working cattle ranch where some buffalo roam the range as well. Rock Art Ranch has the last remaining bunkhouse of the Hashknife Outfit, which was one of the largest ranching operations in Arizona in the 19th century. The ranch itself contains a pioneer, cowboy and Anasazi museum. You can see hundreds of artifacts of Southwestern life. A wagon ride across portions of the ranch and watching the sunset are all memorable experiences. While in town stop by the Winslow Visitor Center. Our Mini-Museum will give you a colorful overview of the local sites and attractions that you won’t want to miss! This center is located at 300 W. North Road., Exit 253 off I-40 or call 928-289-2434 for travel or relocation packets.
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• The Museum of Northern Arizona recognized worldwide for its collection of Native American art including Kachinas, quilts, pottery, sculptures and jewelry in both ancient and contemporary form. Come on July 5-6 for the annual Hopi Marketplace with artists, tribal dancers and more. 928-7745213 was evidence of intelligent life on Mars. Day tours are also available. 928-774-2096
• The Arboretum - open April through
October, the Arboretum has many native plants, flowers and trees in several garden areas, such as the Butterfly Garden. Bring a picnic lunch! Special programs and educational opportunities available - come on July 26 for the annual Open House with music, hayrides, tours, & craft activities. 928-7741442
• Lowell Observatory - Mars Hill, founded in 1894. From this spot, the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. On clear evenings peer through the historic telescope used by Percival Lowell to sketch what he thought
• Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
- one of the largest collections of Stickley Craftsman furniture. Built of logs in 1904. The guided tour, offered every hour, allows a glimpse into life during that era with original furnishings and personal items of the family, one of the most prominent in Flagstaff. 928779-4395
“Standin’ on the Corner” Park
Come stand on THE corner in Winslow, Arizona and you’ll be captivated by the mural depicting the very words of the famous Eagles’ song. The artist, John Pugh, has painted a girl in a flatbed Ford reflected in the window of a hotel. The centerpiece of the park is a life-sized bronze statue of a young man leaning on his guitar, ostensibly watching the girl in the truck slow down to check him out. Ron Adamson was the sculptor. The park is located on the corner of Kinsley Ave & Second St. Come on Saturday nights through the summer for live bands with a great mix of music. www.standinonthecorner.com, 928-289-2434
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• The Museum Club -an original roadhouse on Historic Route 66, the Museum Club is one of the largest log cabins in the West. This lively venue is still frequented by celebrities. 928-526-9434 • Arizona Snowbowl - some of the best
downhill skiing in the Southwest. During the summer and fall enjoy the Scenic Skyride up the San Francisco Peaks for outstanding views as far as the Grand Canyon. An interpretive ranger will answer questions about the biology and geology observed at 12,000 feet. 928-779-4577
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October 3 & 4, 2003
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Featuring “Hotel California” - a Salute to the Eagles. Vendors, music all day, food and lots of fun! 928-289-3434
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“Coolest” ArtWalk Returns!
Music, Receptions, and Giveaways in Scottsdale
Where’s the coolest place to “chill” on July 10? Scottsdale Downtown! That’s when the M&I Bank Summer Spectacular ArtWalk takes place - with its cool entertainment from 6 to 9 pm. Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) and title sponsor M&I Bank in conjunction with the Downtown Scottsdale Partnership, this year's M&I Bank Summer Spectacular ArtWalk will have something for everyone. Many of Scottsdale's greatest art galleries will feature new exhibits, free opening night receptions, and artist appearances during the evening stroll. Live music, free food and drink samples, awesome prize giveaways and other special attractions will be found along Main Street, Marshall Way and the ArtWalk route. ArtWalkers will find nearby free parking in Old Town along Fifth Avenue and near Main Street or Marshall Way, with easy access to local hotels and famed Scottsdale eateries. For a full calendar of individual gallery events and a map of the area, check out the Scottsdale Arts District website at www.scottsdalegalleries.com or call the ArtWalk Hotline at 480-9903939 for directions. Most Scottsdale galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat year-round as well as every Thursday evening for America’s original ArtWalk. It’ll "be cool" to chill in Scottsdale this July 10!
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Expand Your Vision at this Premier Institution
Located in Surprise, AZ, the West Valley Art Museum is the primary art institution in the West Valley, featuring an extensive collection of ethnic dress and the works of more than 120 artists. In addition, traveling exhibitions delight visitors. Complete costumes from more than 50 countries, and Oriental and American Art with an emphasis on the paintings of Henry Varnum Poor and prints and drawings of George Resler form the nucleus of the collection of more than 4,000 works of art. Exhibits from the collection are scheduled continuously throughout the year. The Museum, was established as an arm of the Phoenix Art Museum in 1976, incorporated as a separate non-profit entity in 1980, and expanded in 1994 from 7,000 to over 17,000 square feet of stateof-the-art exhibition and collections space. There are five exhibit galleries, a multi-purpose Cultural Center, a fully equipped catering kitchen and Tea Room, a Library, collection storage and work areas. The Cultural Center, kitchen and Tea Room are available for meetings and social functions when not in use by the Museum. Sumptuous Contemporary American Cuisine is on offer at the Classic Café, open Tues-Fri from 11am to 3pm. Items from around the world are on sale at the newly remodeled museum store. West Valley Art Museum is located at 17420 N. Ave. of the Arts (north on 114th Ave. at Bell Rd.) and is open 10am to 4pm Tues-Sun. Admission is $5 adults, $2 students, ages 5 & under are free. For more information visit the website at www.wvam.org or call 623-972-0635.
West Valley Art Museum
• The Human Revealed: Invitational Exhibition, May 6 - June 29 • Dance: Art In Motion, Photography of Michel Sarda, May 20 - July 20 • Nicholas Wilson: A Wild Life, May 20 - July 20 • Through the Lens: Photography of Morris Berman, May 20 - July 20
• Contemporary African Artists: Collection of Dr. Eugene Grigsby, July 1 - August 31 • State Birds: Collection of J.L. Wade, July 22 - September 10 • Willis Peterson: Nature Photography, July 22 - September 25 • Hal Yaskulka: Paintings, August 1 September 10
17420 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, Az (114th Ave. & Bell Rd.)
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“Numbers vs Names”
Valley Freeways Decoded
Maps show major highways by number, whereas residents often use names that a visitor may find confusing, especially for the lesser known state routes. Here is some help to unravel the mystery of Valley freeways.
• Interstate 10 - Also called Papago Freeway west of the I-17 interchange in Phoenix, Maricopa Freeway east of the I-17 interchange. Serves Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler. • Interstate 17 - Also called Black Canyon Freeway north of the junction with I-10, Maricopa Freeway where it converges with I-10. Serves Phoenix, Glendale and Peoria. • US Highway 60 - Also called Superstition Freeway. Serves Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert and Apache Junction. • State Route 87 - Also called Beeline Highway. Serves Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Fountain Hills and Sun Lakes. • State Route 51 - Also called Squaw Peak Freeway. Intersects Phoenix and Paradise Valley. • Loop 202 - Also called Red Mountain Freeway. Intersects Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. • State Route 143 - Also called Hohokam Expressway. Intersects Phoenix and Tempe. • State Route 153 - Also called Sky Harbor Expressway. Intersects Phoenix and Tempe. • Loop 101 - Also called Agua Fria Freeway between I-10 and I-17 on its western end in Glendale, the Pima Freeway between I-17 and Loop 202 on the northern end in Scottsdale, the Price Freeway south of Loop 202 on the eastern part of the loop in Mesa. Known generally as the Outer Loop. Intersects Glendale and Peoria on its western end, Phoenix and Scottsdale on its northern end, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler on its eastern end.
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Looking for That Special Piece?
Try the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
In the unruly times of the late 1800’s, the good people of Gila County decided to build an imposing structure to make it clear to lawbreakers that the law was here to stay. The building was constructed in 1906 of large dacite stones carved by Italian masons imported to build the first Roosevelt Dam. For over seventy-five years, the business of Gila County was carried out in this Gila County Courthouse. What has this to do with art? Well, eventually this impressive structure was too small for the growing community, and in 1974 the County was forced to move elsewhere. The building stood empty for years and gradually slipped into disrepair. In 1984 an ambitious group of artists offered to start restoration of the historic
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Choose Your Pleasure
Cool Fun in Rim Country
Cool nights and delightful days are an everyday occurrence in Arizona’s Rim Country. Made up of Pine, Strawberry, Christopher Creek, Star Valley and Payson, Arizona’s Rim Country is barely an hour’s drive from metropolitan Phoenix. Over 600 hotel, bed & breakfast and rustic lodge rooms await you and your family. If you are holding a business retreat, hosting a family reunion or wedding - we have the space and comfort you demand. Bring a light jacket to use during the cool nights when you chat around a crackling campfire. You can swim in a crystal clear pool, rekindle your love at your in-room hot tub or wade in a babbling mountain creek. If hiking is more your style, there are millions of acres of forest land to explore right outside of town. Horseback riding, llama hikes or Jeep tours await you. The opportunities to have fun are endless. Fishing is everywhere. You can catch stringers of bass and crappie in Lake Roosevelt or brook trout in hidden streams. There are rainbow trout in the
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courthouse if they could have permission to turn it into a Community Cultural Center. The thousands of volunteer hours have produced a home for culture and creativity. The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts located in the historic courthouse offers fine arts and crafts by local artists, as well as a gift shop featuring ceramics, walking sticks, blown glass, prints and jewelry. It’s a great place to shop for any occasion. The Center also features a stained glass studio, handweaver’s studio and Copper Country Quilters Gallery. For more information about the Center, located at 101 N. Broad Street in Globe’s historic district, call 928-425-0884; to find out more about the Globe area call the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 800-804-5623.
Cool Things to See and Do
in the Globe-Miami Area
• Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Visitors are encouraged to walk within restored rooms in this 700year old pueblo and and also to visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3. 928-4250320 http://ajnet.ci.apachejct.az.us/Library/aainruin.htm •. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts noted for both its architecture and its wonderful collection of artists and programs. From stained glass to theater productions, watercolors to sculpture, the Center is a hub of art and
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Discover old-fashioned charm and modern conveniences. Two beautifully restored furnished apartments in the heart of the Antiques District. Sullivan Street, Miami, Az
entertainment. 928-425-0884 www.cobrevalleyarts.com • Sleeping Beauty Mine - The source of some of the purest and most sought after turquoise on the US and overseas markets. It is virtually matrix free (no veins). You can visit True Blue Jewelry, the mine’s store, located at 200 North Willow St in Globe where they are open 5 days a week from 8am-4pm. www.sbturquoise.com • Apache Stronghold Golf Course - The #1 public golf course in Arizona as rated by Golfweek America. 1-800-APACHE-8 • The Arts and Antiques District - home to over 25 antique dealers and artists studios. Get a map at the chamber or go to www.miamiaz.org for a complete listing and write up on dealers in the area. • Rafting - Several rafting companies operate in the area with rafts, kayaks and tubes offering 1 hour to 5 day trips on the Upper Salt and Gila Rivers. Contact the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 800-804-5623.
stocked creeks under the Rim and in the many lakes atop the Rim. There is even a town lake in Payson that is stocked with 425 pounds of Arizona-grown trout every three weeks. Our centrally located region of Arizona is geared towards visitors and weekenders. We have a museum on the history of the region, a museum on archaeology and the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona (classes are convened in it during the school year). Zane Grey is extremely popular in our Rim communities because he wrote about half of his western novels about our revered way of life. If taking walking tours of historic buildings in Pine or Payson is more your style, we have maps showing you where to go. We have maps pinpointing the many antique stores in our towns, too. In fact, we have dozens of maps that describe rock hounding, wilderness area hiking, hunting, fishing and more. We want you to have a terrific time in the best part of Arizona - Arizona’s Rim Country. Call us to plan your next vacation - 1-800-672-9766 or check us out on our website www.rimcountrychamber.com.
Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast
• Guest Rooms & Furnished Apts • Night/Week Rates • Enjoy private gardens, front porch swings & Simple pleasures • 1 block from Historic Downtown District
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN
14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe
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The Old Noftsger Hill School
928-425-2260 • Toll Free 877-780-2479
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Hospitality in Monument Valley
by Charlis McVey
Canyon de Chelly
An Unforgettable Experience in Navajoland
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by Yazzie Leonard Isaac
Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “shay”) National Monument is located in the northeast corner of the Navajo reservation. Spectacular prehistoric pueblo ruins are built at the base of overhanging canyon walls. The changing colors of the rocks, the sheer cliffs, the awesome constructions and the chance to learn from native guides make this an experience to remember. From Winslow go east on I-40 to the junction with U.S. 191; go north on 191 through Ganado and continue north to Chinle. At the first intersection, go east and drive approximately 4 to 5 miles; you are there. Flowing streams from the mountains of Chuska chiseled and carved the sandstone and limestone formations of the northeastern plateau. The vast canyons spread out east into two main parts: Canyon de Chelly forks off to the southeast; Canyon de Muerto splits to the northeast. The canyons offer shelter, and
the streams at the bottom nurture crops and livestock. Prehistoric peoples known today as the Anasazi were attracted to the protected environment with abundance of plant life and game. Construction of the Canyon de Chelly settlement was begun in AD 350 and deserted by the Anasazi for unknown reasons around 1280. No further settlements were attempted until the Navajos arrived in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Navajo people (Dine) continue to occupy the canyons, depending on the fertile soil to grow their crops. The monument is at the entrance to the canyons and admission is free. The truck and jeep rides up the canyons are provided by Navajo guides and require reservations and fees. The visitor center is open from 8 am to 6 pm May-September; 8 am to 5 pm all other months. The Navajo Nation is on daylight time while Arizona is on standard time. Your visit will be unforgettable. For reservations and additional information call 928-674-5500.
Navajo Cultural Center - For an excellent introduction into the traditional Navajo way of life, visit the Navajo Cultural Center in Kayenta. Signs and explanations guide you in your visit throughout the 2 1/2 acre exhibit full of colorful demonstrations. Featured are authentic examples of native dwellings known as male and female hogans, a sweathouse and a typical shade house. Watch artisans create rugs, jewelry and sand paintings while ceremonial dancers perform on a regularly scheduled basis. For more information please contact Rocky Tano at the Kayenta Township Commission office, 928-697-8451.
What could be a more enduring symbol of the American West than Monument Valley? Made famous by movie director John Ford, the buttes and spires of this vast and serene landscape have become indelibly imprinted on the American psyche. Indeed, the scenery has grabbed the imagination of people around the world, from the days of John Wayne’s “Stagecoach” to Thelma and Louise to photo shoots of car commercials and fashion models. There is nowhere better to stay while exploring this unique land than the place the legend began, historic Goulding’s Lodge. Here, in 1923, Harry Goulding and his young wife “Mike” laid claim to 640 acres, setting up tents and a makeshift counter for their first Trading Post. A few years later a permanent structure was built. Their homestead was surrounded by the Navajo Reservation, and Goulding became the Indians’ respected friend and advocate as well as trader. As the Great Depression left its mark on Monument Valley where many of the Navajo were facing starvation, the Gouldings took their last $60 and photographs of the magnificent landscape and headed to Hollywood. Harry convinced John Ford to use the valley as the location for his upcoming film - and the rest is history... history that you can relive today at the original Trading Post, now a museum. Goulding’s Lodge & Trading Post has become a nearly self-sufficient site with
lodge, motel, RV campground, grocery store, gas station, laundromat, gift shop, restaurant, indoor pool and even a car wash and air strip. The setting is stunning, with the sheer 800-foot face of Rock Door Mesa behind and views of the dramatic rock formations that have made Monument Valley world famous. Guests will find spacious, beautifully decorated rooms that are clean and comfortable with color televisions and VCR’s. The Stagecoach Dining Room offers full menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rejuvenate in the indoor heated swimming pool after a day’s sightseeing, then marvel at the extraordinary multi-media presentation entitled “Earth Spirit” as it recreates the miraculous formation of Monument Valley. Goulding’s operates half-day and allday tours into the valley, a Navajo Tribal Park. Traveling in four-wheel drive openair vehicles, visitors will enjoy motion picture locations, thousand-foot tall monoliths and ancient Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs, all with guided commentary and - for the full day outing - a cookout lunch. Scenic flights are also available. Come visit this magical land! Monument Valley is located on the Utah/Arizona border at an elevation of 5,500 feet, making it a mild and pleasant climate through the summer. Live the history, absorb the beauty... at Goulding’s Lodge, where the hospitality makes you feel as welcome as a cool breeze on a hot desert night. Goulding’s Lodge & Trading Post, 435-727-3231, www.gouldings.com
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Art of the Native American Church
Exhibition of 250 works of art from Native American artists throughout the U.S. Produced by the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK.
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Located in the heart of Navajo Land, Goulding’s Lodge offers the finest in Accommodations. • 62 Deluxe Motel Rooms • • Campground with Full RV Hookups and Tent Sites • Tours of Monument Valley • • The Award Winning Multi-Media Presentation of Earth Spirit • Goulding’s Trading Post and Museum Goulding’s Art’s and Crafts Gallery Stagecoach Dining Room
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P.O. Box 360001 • Monument Valley, Utah 84536 Telephone (435) 727-3231 • Fax (435) 727-3344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mesa Verde Country
Rimrock Outfitters 12175 County Rd. 44, 970-533-7588 www.rimrockoutfitters.com
Horseback rides, breakfast & dinner rides, wilderness trips, wagon and sleigh rides
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Travel and Learn... in the West and around the World
The Crow Canyon focusing on the ancient cultures of Archaeological Center, located Guatemala, Peru, Italy, Burma, and in southwestern Colorado near Kenya. Crow Canyon programs boast a Mesa Verde National Park, invites variety of activities, from casual hands-on adult and student participants to join campus workshops to more physical proprofessional archaeologists in the search grams including hiking, mountain biking, for an understanding of our rafting, horseback riding, and ancient past. A not-for-profit backcountry packing with llaresearch and educational mas. institution, Crow Canyon Workshops are held on has been involving the pubCrow Canyon’s beautiful 170lic in archaeology since acre campus, and participants 1983. The Center offers culare housed in modern cabins, tural, historical, archaeologi- At Crow Canyon, families that dig modeled after Navajo hogans, together, laugh together! ©Bill Proud or in the rustic lodge. Delicious cal, and educational programs, regionally as well as abroad, and meals are provided. Past campus proaccommodated over 3,500 participants grams have included Southwestern silverlast year. smithing, replication of ancient pottery, a Crow Canyon is located in the heart of workshop on music and herbs, and a yearone of the richest and most significant ly program for educators. Regional proarchaeological regions in America, recent- grams have included a rock art tour in ly designated as the Canyon of the Utah and several cultural/historical tours of Ancients National Monument. the Southwest, focusing on the Ute, Hopi, Participants in archaeological programs and Apache Indian cultures and tribal make an important research contribution nations. by excavating at ancestral Pueblo Indian One-day programs (advance reserva(Anasazi) sites and analyzing artifacts in tions required) allow visitors to explore the the laboratory. richness of ancestral Pueblo Indian culture Crow Canyon also offers cultural pro- and to visit a working archaeological site grams and workshops with a focus on and laboratory with a Crow Canyon educaindigenous cultures and societies. tor as a guide. Day programs run every Participants in our travel programs learn Wednesday and Thursday during June, from renowned scholars and visit remote July and August. The programs are open sites not easily accessed by the general to individuals, groups, or families; children public. Numerous tour itineraries highlight must be at least 10 years of age. the cultures of the American Southwest Learning about archaeology and Native and the West. Tours of nearby Mesa Verde American history at the Crow Canyon National Park are often included in Four Archaeological Center has never been Corners itineraries. more fun! For more information, please Educational tours in the past few years call 970-565-8975 or 800-422-8975. Or have also included countries in Central and please visit the website at www.crowSouth America, Europe, Asia, and Africacanyon.org.
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General Palmer Hotel 567 Main Ave., 970-247-4747, 970-375-2401 www.southwestdirectory.com/palmer
Prestigious Victorian hotel just steps from the train station. Located in the heart of historic Durango.
Rochester Hotel 726 E. 2nd Ave., 970-385-1920 800-664-1920, www.rochesterhotel.com
Built in 1892, fifteen spacious rooms with private baths, decorated in an Old West motif.
Bartel’s Mancos Valley Stage Line 4550 Country Rd. 41, 970-533-9857 800-365-3530, www.thestagecoach.com
Stagecoach rides, lunch and steak dinner rides, some tours include a firsthand look at some local Indian ruins.
Willowtail Springs 10451 Road 39, 970-533-7592 800-698-0603, www.willowtailsprings.com
3 units. 40 acres. Lakefront cabins facing mountains, woods, gardens. Antique furnishings, full kitchens, fireplaces. Private lake with boats.
Rio Grande Southern Hotel and Restaurant 101 S. Fifth, 970-882-7527 www.riograndesouthernhotel.com
108 year old National Historic Site, suites with private baths, antiques, no TV, breakfast in restaurant. All rooms 2nd floor.
Dry Dock Restaurant 200 W. Main St., 970-564-9404
Open daily 3-10pm, American, SW/Mexican, Seafood, Steaks, Cocktails, Lounge, Patio, Takeout.
Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites 535 East Main, 970-565-3778 800-547-3376, www.mesaverdehotel.net
Only 10 miles from Mesa Verde National Park, two room suites with all amenities, seasonal outdoor pool, deluxe continental breakfast, unique gift shop.
Francisco’s Restaurante and Cantina 619 Main Ave., 970-247-4098 www.franciscosrestaurante.com
Durango’s oldest restaurant, combining the traditions of the Garcia family’s original recipes with new and varied menu items including fresh seafood, beef, pasta, and Southwestern specialties.
Best Western Rio Grande Inn 400 E. Second Ave., 970-385-4985 800-245-4466, email@example.com
Located in Durango’s historic downtown with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, shopping, dining & entertainment just steps away.
The Palace Restaurant 505 Main Ave., 970-247-2018 www.palacerestaurants.com
Extensive menu, wine list, cocktails, live music, happy hour, TV, and above all nice people. Located next to Durango-Silverton Railroad.
The Perfect Location for Your Next Vacation
Dolores River RV Park & Campground
is located 1.5 miles East of Dolores, on Hwy. 145 in the majestic San Juan Mountains on the scenic Dolores River SEE OUR LISTING ON PAGE 43!
1860 Hwy. 145, Dolores, CO
970-882-7761 • 800-200-2399 www.doloresriverrv.com
The Rio Grande Southern Hotel
Located on the town square of picturesque Dolores, Colorado, the Hotel has been in continuous use as a hostelry for over 100 years. A bed and breakfast with comfortable historic atmosphere and victorian decor. Claw foot bath tubs in most of the rooms take guests back to days gone by. Our fine restaurant is well known for its southwestern cuisine and comfortable setting. All rooms with private bath!
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In the heart of Mesa Verde Country in Southwest Colorado, Dolores is a perfect location for your next vacation. Dolores is halfway between Durango and Telluride, only 20 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park. It’s located where the Dolores River forms McPhee Reservoir, the second largest body of water in Colorado. The reservoir is a favorite of fishing enthusiasts and boaters alike. To date over 4.5 million fish have been stocked in the reservoir. Dolores is one of the truly unique vacation spots in Colorado. You’re in the pines at the edge of the mountains, poised and ready for exploring the spectacular Southwest. The area has Old West style chuckwagon suppers, casino gaming,
boating, water-skiing, camping, hiking and mile after mile of National Forest filled with Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer. Dolores lies on the San Juan Skyway, a state and federally designated scenic highway, so awe-inspiring it has been called ‘America’s Most Beautiful Drive.’ The 236 mile loop is a perfect one-day drive. The road will take you over and around the spectacular San Juan Mountains and through the historic mining towns of Telluride, Silverton and Durango. Mancos and Cortez are also along the way. For more information, contact the Dolores Chamber of Commerce at 970882-4018, or visit the website at www.doloreschamber.com.
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Phoenix Area - Culture
An area rich in cultural and educational museums, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is the perfect place to experience art, history and science. This four day itinerary makes it easier for you to enjoy your trip and the Inn at Pima gives you a great idea for your stay. For lunch or dinner head for Cowboy Ciao. Day One: The Phoenix Art Museum features over 160,000 square feet of art including rotating special exhibits. They also host public tours and Family Programs. You can take a lunch break at your next stop, Heritage Square, which features both the Teeter House Tea Room and Pizzeria Bianco. Then head to the Arizona Science Center. This center has over 300 interactive exhibits, a stateof-the-art planetarium with digital special effects, five-story theatre and live demos. Day Two: Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art are great for any fan as they incorporate art, theatre and music as part of the educational experience. There are several restaurants over looking the Center. Be sure to also visit Scottsdale’s famous downtown Art & Shopping Districts where you can find the perfect gift or accent piece for your own home. Day Three: Visit Taliesin West in Northeast Scottsdale, 600 acres dedicated to architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A variety of tours are offered 7 days a week, EXCEPT during July and August when it is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (480-8602700)Then lunch at the El Pedregal Festival Marketplace where you can also see the Native American Art in the Heard Museum North. Day Four: Visit the Pueblo Grande Museum located on a 1,500-year-old Hohokam Village and featuring a display of genuine pottery and artifacts. There is also a gift shop for those one-of-a-kind purchases and archaeology programs for those looking for a little hands-on experience. Then head into downtown Phoenix and stop in the Arizona Center. Located on 3 1/2 beautiful, landscaped acres the Center features exciting shopping and dining. Another afternoon outing we recommend is a trip to the Heard Museum featuring 10 exhibit galleries dedicated to the cultures and art of the Southwest’s Native Americans.
Phoenix Area - Nature and Adventure
This area may be full of shopping, fine dining, and resort spas but it is also home to a plethora of amazing outdoor activities and attractions. Day One: Beat the heat by taking an early morning hike at one of the scenic mountain preserves such as McDowell Mountain Regional Park or Camelback. Then take a trip to The Phoenix Zoo to check out the wildlife or enjoy one of their regular events or head on down to the Desert Botanical Garden and lunch in their outdoor cafe before checking out the grounds. The Garden’s collection of desert plants is one of the World’s largest and most diverse. Day Two: Learn a bit more about the desert’s plants by taking a four-wheel-drive ecotour through the desert or take a breathtaking hot air balloon trip over the city. Another way to get an aerial view is to visit a glider port where you can fly your own engine-free glider. Day Three: Hike, bike or ride through Phoenix’s 20,000 acre South Mountain Park, located in the center of the metro area. Or you can head for the water and take a rafting trip along the Gila River near Superior or float trips on the Salt River. Another option is to take a sightseeing tour on Canyon Lake’s Dolly Steamboat. Day Four: Don’t forget to check out Boyce Thompson Arboretum located on Hwy 60 just west of Superior. This 320 acre site is host to a variety of different gardens encompassing 3,200 kinds of plants along with many different species of birds. The 1.5 mile main trail leads through a beautiful riparian area.
Southern Arizona is the ultimate destination for those wanting to taste a bit of the “Old West.” Famous gun battles and well known historic figures such as Geronimo, Cochise, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday still live on. Visitors can travel back in time to the past through both preserved and restored sites as well as re-created Old West attractions. Day One: Time to put on your boots and spurs and cowboy up! Begin your Old West experience at a local guest ranch. Take a breakfast trail ride through the spectacular desert. Then spend your day at Old Tucson Studios, a western theme park built in 1939 as the set for the western classic show, Arizona. Enjoy an authentic cowboy lunch at the park, ride a stagecoach, watch a gunfight show. Travel back to Tucson for dinner, enjoying a spectacular sunset on the drive through Gate’s Pass. Day Two: Travel east toward Benson on I-10, passing beautiful scenery as you pass through the J-6 Ranch area. In Benson, visit nearby Gammons Gulch, an Old West Village used for filming. That afternoon, head south on Hwy. 80 for Tombstone. Visit world famous sites such as the OK Corral, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, Boot Hill Cemetery and the Bird Cage Theater. Spend the night in Tombstone. Try the Holiday Inn Express. Day Three: This morning, continue south on Hwy. 80 to the historic mining town of Bisbee and tour Brewery Gulch. There are many art shops and eateries to enjoy, such as Tachos Tacos. Late that afternoon, head up Hwy 191 to Willcox, where you will spend the night. Day Four: In Willcox visit the Rex Allen Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame. Have lunch in Willcox, then set out for your trip back to Tucson going west on I10. On the drive, you’ll pass through the other-worldly rock formations of Texas Canyon. Once back in Tucson, enjoy a steak at one of Tucson’s many western style steak houses, perhaps at the western-themed Trail Dust Town.
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Prescott, Jerome, Verde Valley & Sedona
Day One: From the Phoenix area, take the I-17 North until you reach Cordes Junction, then take Hwy 69 towards Prescott for some cool temperatures and Arizona frontier history (approx. 2 hour drive). Spend some time on Gurley Street and stop for lunch at the Prescott Brewing Company for some burgers and micro brew. In the afternoon learn about Prescott’s rich history by visiting the Sharlot Hall Museum for a glimpse of the original Governor’s Mansion or take some time to see what’s on at the Phippen Museum of Western Art. Get settled into the Springhill Suites and spend the evening strolling around the Courthouse and Whiskey Row. Day Two: Depart Prescott for a day in the “ghost-town” of Jerome. Start out at Jerome State Historic Park for a glimpse into the history of the once booming mining town. Spend some time strolling down Main Street to explore the unique assortment of shops and galleries. Overnight in one of the historic Inns or Bed & Breakfasts. Day Three: From Jerome, head East to Clarkdale for a day in the beautiful Verde Valley. Spend the morning at Tuzigoot National Monument to visit the remains of the ancient civilization that once thrived there. At 1:00pm, climb aboard for a train ride through the Verde Valley on the Verde Canyon Railroad and experience “Arizona’s longest-running nature show”.
Route 66 - Along the Mother Road
For many decades from the 1920’s till the “Main Street of America” was decertified in 1984, Route 66 was the heart of westward travel. Relive the past as you explore the 200 miles of Route 66 that remain in Arizona today. Start the itinerary at either end of the road. Day Three: Explore this last Route 66 town to be by-passed by I-40. The entire downtown is listed in the National Register for Historic Places and numerous Route 66 businesses offer food and memorabilia. If you have time take a side trip to the Grand Canyon. In August the Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival brings the 1950s alive. Leave in the afternoon and drive to Flagstaff. After dinner check out The Museum Club, an old log structure built in 1918 where musicians traveling Route 66 stopped to perform and still a music venue today. Day Four: Route 66 is the Flagstaff’s main eastwest street. You can easily spend a day here exploring. The historic downtown is vibrant and full of interesting shops and restaurants. There are many attractions to enjoy, such as Lowell Observatory, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, the Museum of Northern Arizona and The Arboretum. Overnight in Flagstaff again or if you wish to continue with Route 66 related adventures, leave earlier in the day to head to Winslow. Stop on the way to visit Meteor Crater. Day Five: Historic Route 66 runs through Winslow’s downtown district with its classic diners, trading posts and antique shops. Be sure to visit the “Standin’ on a Corner” Park built as a tribute to the Eagles’ famous hit song. The restored La Posada, last and most elegant of the Fred Harvey Hotels, is also well worth a visit. Head to Holbrook as your last stop on the Route 66 itinerary. One of its most memorable landmarks is the Wigwam Motel. The historic Courthouse houses an Old West Museum and jail and nearby is the Petrified Forest National Park.
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Day One: Begin in Topock/Golden Shores for the longest remainDay Four: ing stretch of Route 66 From Clarkdale, drive in America. Stop in North East to Sedona. Stop at Oatman, once a rich one of the many pullouts to photograph the red rock forma- gold mining camp and now an “almost ghost tions of this breathtaking region. Cathedral Rock and Bell town.” Enjoy live gunRock are easily identifiable by name. Pay fights put on by the Oatman Ghostrider a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Gunfighters as well as costumed dancers, then spend a warm summer afternoon at unique shops, saloons and friendly wild Slide Rock State Park, where Oak Creek burros. Continue to Kingman where has created a natural chute that has Route 66 runs through the historic downbecome a popular waterslide. Overnight town area. Visit The Powerhouse Visitor inSedona. Center and the Route 66 Museum. Murals, exhibits, period vehicles and a Day Five: street scene make the road’s history come Spend the morning exploring Sedona from the air. Sedona Sky Treks offers var- alive. Stay overnight. ious air tours around the area (928-282Day Two: 6628). For the afternoon, visit Head east, stopping in Peach Springs Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, which on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. The is home to an exceptional collection of Shell Station there dates back to the Sedona galleries, shops and fine restau1920s and is one of the few continuously rants. operated stations to be found on all of Route 66. Further down the road you will ANTIQUES & STUFF • BED & BREAKFAST reach the Grand Canyon Caverns where a grinning green dinosaur greets visitors. Discover old-fashioned charm Take the elevator down 21 stories to and modern conveniences. Two explore one of the largest dry caves in the beautifully restored furnished US. Continue on the way to Seligman apartments in the heart of the Antiques District. where you will want to stop at the famous Snow Cap Drive-In - celebrating its 50th Sullivan Street, Miami, Az Anniversary - for a delicious shake or hot www.moonovermiami.biz dog. Stop in Ash Fork, then continue to 928-425-8178 Williams where you will spend the night. Try the Fairfield Inn.
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Day One: From Phoenix, head towards Apache Junction and take Hwy 60 to Globe. Spend some time exploring this Main Street community and its historic streets and quaint shops. Be sure to pay a visit to Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park and learn about the ancient Salado Indian tribe. Spend the night in one of Globe’s cozy B&Bs such as the Moon Over Miami. Day Two: From Globe, continue North towards Show Low, the town named by the turn of a card, stopping along the way to admire the beauty of the Salt River Canyon as you drive through. Various tour outfitters run full day rafting trips for the thrill seeker through the Upper Salt River Canyon. Continue up Hwy 60 to Show Low, then on to Pinetop-Lakeside. Rent a cozy cabin and spend the day hiking one of the many trails such as the 3.5 mile Ice Cave Trail. Have dinner at a local favorite, Charlie Clark’s Steak House. Day Three: Visit the nearby White Mountain Apache Reservation to explore the Cultural Center and Museum where you can learn about Apache beliefs and history and view the superb collection of traditional baskets. Nine of the 27 buildings of historic Fort Apache have been restored and visitors may take a self-guided tour. Stay at the Hon-Dah Resort Casino and try your hand at lady luck, then enjoy the latest Vegas style show before your return to Phoenix.
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JUN 28 CHLORIDE Come celebrate with Chloride as Arizona’s oldest mining village honors its past. The day begins with a Bake Sale at 8am with Fire House Chili available from 10am. The Parade at noon will be followed by the 1pm shoot out by the Wild Roses of Chloride, America’s only all-female gunfighter troupe. The Jim Fritz Museum will be open to give you a glimpse of life in the 1890’s. Live music and raffles will add to the fun of the day. Chloride’s friendly citizens welcome you to stay awhile to enjoy the pleasant climate, unique shops, yard art, the famous rock murals of Roy Purcell and hiking or rockhounding in the Cerbat Mountains. To find out more about this unusual little town located 20 miles north of Kingman, call the Chloride Chamber at 928-565-2204.
JUN 1-30 MT. LEMMON The Ladybug Elevation Celebration Take the sky ride to the Ponderosa Pine & Douglas Fir forest where the ladybugs emerge from hibernation, call for days & hours of operation. 520-576-1321 JUN 4 PRESCOTT VALLEY World Arts Festival Prescott Valley Civic Center - Celebrate the amazing diversity & breadth of cultures throughout the world with music, art & food, free, 9a-9p. 928-772-9207 JUN 6-7 HOLBROOK Old West Days Historical Courthouse Lawn - Re-enactments, Native American dancers, Southwest Art Show/Sale, car show, b’fast, BBQ, 2mi fun run, 10K run & 20mi bike race. Free. 800-524-2459 JUN 6-7 PINE Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show Pine Cultural Hall - Browse the many fabulous quilts, vote your favorite, visit our boutique. Raffle tickets avail for annual Opportunity Quilt, 10a-4p, benefit. 928476-5111 JUN 6-8 MAYER Mayer Daze Come join the fun that surrounds Big Bug Creek; live music, awards, parade 10a, games, raffles, carnival, dance, barbecue & much more, adm. free, $ for rides. 928-632-8563 JUN 6-8 PRESCOTT Annual Prescott Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show SpringHill Suites - Dealers sell & buy US, world & ancient coins; currency; tokens; bullion & any numismatic item, free, Fr-Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-3p. 928-772-7144 JUN 6-8 PHOENIX Big Boys & Their Toys Phoenix Civic Plaza - Automobiles, accessories, electronics, big screen TVs, stereo systems, computers, marine, health, aviation, golf, travel equipment. 602331-4744 JUN 6-JUL 6 SCOTTSDALE Barbie’s Beach Party Desert Stages Theatre, 8473 E. McDonald Dr - Be ready to Twist & Shout with Barbie, Ken & friends in this fun-filled original summer musical. Fr-Sa 7:30p; Sa-Su 1p & 3p, $12. 480-483-1664 JUN 7 PARKER 26th Annual Great Western Tube Float Patria Flats Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino - Float for prizes: single, groups, teams & parade floats on the river. Reg. at 8a, float starts at 10a. $10/person. 928669-2174
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JUN 7 PINETOP-LAKESIDE Nat’l Trails Day Celebration Woodland Lake Park - American Hiking Society & Tracks. Enjoy hiking, biking, horse rides, presentations, trail care workshops & potluck, free. 928-368-6700 JUN 7 FLAGSTAFF Sacred Mountain 10K/5K Prayer Run Thorpe Park - Benefits Native Americans for Community Action. Races begin 7:30a, Regis from 6a7a. Regis: advance $20, day of $25. 928-526-2968 JUN 7 WINSLOW 7th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Event Wal-Mart- AZ Game & Fish Dept. will educate kids on fishing, tying knots, casting, etc. Also a cake walk, hot dogs for sale and goodie bags for kids, 9a-12p. 928289-2434 JUN 7 YUMA Yuma P.L.A.Y. Free adm, entertainment, door prizes, exhibits, kids games and activities. Learn about Yuma and fun things to do. 928-344-3800 JUN 7 TUCSON Island Hoppin at the TMA Tucson Museum of Art - Celebrate the lively spirit of the tropics. Salsa, Merengue & Rumba the night away in an island paradise, $10. Fundraiser for the children’s program. 520-624-2333 JUN 7 BISBEE Family Fun Day 405 Arizona St. - Games, contests, food, raffles, supports Boys & Girls Club. Free, 11a-4p. www.bgcbisbee.org, 520-432-3010 JUN 7-8 STRAWBERRY Strawberry Festival Strawberry treats of all kinds from 10a-4p. Activities at Strawberry Schoolhouse. Sun only “Strawberry Jam” 5 groups provide 5 hours of free music. 800-672-9766 JUN 7-8 PRESCOTT Folk Arts Fair Sharlot Hall Museum - Traditional folk arts such as soap & candlemaking, blacksmithing, quilting, woodcarving, spinning, weaving, hands on crafts, music. 10a5p, donation. 928-445-3122 JUN 7-8 KINGMAN Yada Yada Parade and Art & Antique Fair Beale St between 4th & 5th - Art, crafts & antiques vendors. Parade at 10a Sat, car & motorcycle show, beer garden, entertainment. 10a-5p. 928-753-9095 JUN 7-8 PAYSON June Bug Blues Festival Rumsey Two Ballfield - All blues festival, Sat. 3p-9:30p ($12), Sun. 12:30-5:30p ($10), $10/night, $5/18 & under. 928-474-2448 or 800-672-9766 JUN 7-8 PAYSON 2003 Mogollon Garden Tour Self-guided tour of home gardens in the area, garden club members will answer questions. Sa 8a-4p, Su 12p4p, $5. 800-672-9766 JUN 7-8 PINETOP 6th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribes compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums, etc. Arts, crafts, food. Gourd dancing 11a, Grand Entry 12p. $5. www.hondah.com, 800-929-8744 JUN 7-8 PAYSON 1st Annual Payson Fine Art Craft Extravaganza Rumsey Park - The finest artists & craftsmen from the Southwest. All types of art including painting, sculpture, glassware, photography & much, much more! Big Brothers-Big Sisters benefit. 602-867-2614 JUN 12-15 SPRINGERVILLE Run With The Wolf A community event to raise funds for charities locally and nationally. Live music, vendors and beautiful country to cruise the Poker Runs, all bikers welcome. 928333-2226 JUN 13 PRESCOTT 75th Anniversary Party & Museum Day Open House Sharlot Hall Museum - Music, living history, ice cream, behind-the-scenes tours. 928-445-3122 JUN 13-14 TUCSON Annual Juneteenth Festival Kennedy Park Fiesta Area - African-American independence celebration, performances, sports, awareness, music, multicultural attendance encouraged, free, 5-11p. 520-791-3248 JUN 13-14 ST. JOHNS Summer Festival City Park - Classy Chassis Car Show, watermelon eating/seed spitting/pie baking/eating contests, 5K, 10K & 1mi run, fun walk, Mountain Bike Race (for all ages), arts, crafts, volleyball, free. 928-337-2000 JUN 13-14 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792 JUN 13-15 FLAGSTAFF Pine Country Pro Rodeo Coconino County Fairgrounds - Some of the finest rodeo performers in the country Fr & Sa pm, Su am. PRCA approved, purse of $70,000, parade on Sa 9a, barn dances. Jerry at 928-526-9926 JUN 14 FLAGSTAFF Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff Thorp Park - World championship qualifying event with public tasting of red chili and green chili, salsa contest & crafters, $3 tasting kit, 10a-5p. 928-526-4314
JUN 14 WINSLOW Winslow Heritage Days - Summer Kick Off City Park - Arts & crafts, food vendors, games & Bounce House for kids. Live bands in the evenings blues, country, Latin flavor & Native American music. 928-289-5714 JUN 14 TUCSON Weird Plant Sale Tucson Botanical Gdns - Features the most bizarre members of the plant world; hairy cacti, stone-like lilthops & thorny euphorbias. $2.50-$5, 8a-2p. www.tucsonbotanical.org, 520-326-9686 JUN 14 PRESCOTT Zoo by Moonlight Heritage Park Zoo, bring a flash light, $3 adm. 8-9:30p. 928-778-4242 JUN 14-15 CORDES JUNCTION JuneTeenth Jazz Splash Festival Arcosanti - Bargain booths, ethnic food, fine art, children’s stage, health clinics, entertainment - gospel, jazz, blues, Reggae, $5, under 13 free. VIP pkg avail. 928925-1422 JUN 14-15 PRESCOTT Territorial Days Courthouse Square - Arts & Crafts Show, free. 9a-4p. 800-266-7534 JUN 14-15 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino - 4th Birthday Concert Sat. night. Great food & lots of exciting activities & promotions throughout the Resort. Fireworks after the concert. 888-243-3360, www.bluewaterfun.com JUN 18 PINE Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session Pine Community Center-Cultural Hall - Anyone with an instrument can get together, make music. Spectators welcome. No charge. 1p for about an hour. 928-4763547 or 928-476-4791 JUN 18-AUG 23 SEDONA Members’ Show/Exhibition Sedona Arts Center - Juried exhibition and sale showcasing member artists: sculpture, ceramics, pottery, pastels, oil, jewelry, glass, wood. 928-282-3865 JUN 20-21 ST. JOHNS Fiesta de San Juan Bautista St. Johns HS auditorium - Variety Show on Fr at 7p, free. Fiesta Mass at 9a on Sa followed by Fiesta Parade, Barbecue ($5) & Gran Baile (Dance- $10/couple) at 9p. 928-337-4390 JUN 20-21 SEDONA Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival Red Rock State Park - Lectures, workshops, networking, viewing through shared telescopes. 1p-1a, park adm: $6 for carload of 4 adults. 928-634-7332; Park Info 928-292-6907 JUN 20-21 EAGAR Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show Round Valley Dome - Indoor “Show and Shine” - Fri registration, Burger Burn Dinner. Sat Show, awards, venders, food & fun. Free to public. www.cruisinarizona.com, 928-333-2123 JUN 20-22 PHOENIX Grand Canyon State Summer Games Olympic-style competition, 37 sports in sites around Maricopa County, for both recreational and elite athletes, $10-25, free to spectators. www.gcsg.org, 480517-9700 JUN 20-22 SEDONA Tlaquepaque’s 30th Anniversary Tlaquepaque - gallery openings, fashion show, dancers, musicians, art lessons and artist demonstrations. Community Fiesta & BBQ on Sat. evening. 928-2824838 JUN 21 FLAGSTAFF Summer Plant Sale & Garden Fair Arboretum at Flagstaff - Many native & draught tolerant plants incl flowers, herbs, shrubs, grasses & veggies. Special tours, family activities, free, Sa 9a-5p. 928-774-1442 JUN 21 CHANDLER Ford Jets vs. Funny Cars & Fireworks Too! Firebird Internat’l Raceway - Family Fun! Jet dragster, funny cars, special appearances by several top Monster Trucks & Robosaurus. Kid’s fun too! $. 602-268-0200 JUN 21 SEDONA Artists’ Day Out at Tlaquepaque Patio del Norte - Artists will be demonstrating in a variety of media, work will be for sale, buy directly from the artists, 10a-5p, free. 928-282-3809 JUN 21 PRESCOTT Tsunami on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Performing arts festival with activities, music & comedy sketches for the whole family. www.tsunami-on-the-square.com, 928-445-5540 JUN 21 TUCSON Saguaro Fruit Harvest Sonora Desert Museum - Also class on 26th. Collect & prepare Saguaro fruit as the Natives did. Incls harvesting & basic prep, 7a-1p, $75/gen, $67/members. Register: 520-883-3086 JUN 21 TUCSON Marking the Solstice: A Multicultural Celebration AZ State Museum - Hands-on activities, songs, stories, relating to the sky, rain & planting/harvesting. BYO chair, picnic, free, 5-8:30p. 520-626-2973 JUN 21 TUCSON Dia de San Juan Fiesta Downtown Tucson - Celebrate the beginning of “monsoon rains” with a traditional procession, food, and entertainment. 5p-10p. 520-791-4040 JUN 21-22 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza presents wonderful, exciting new art from about 25 to 30 artists and craftsmen. Paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 928-284-9627 JUN 21-22 WILLIAMS/VALLE High Country Warbirds Air Display Valle-Grand Canyon Airport - Antique & war bird flybys, Air Museum Planes of Fame. Gates open at 8a, $8, under 12 free. 928-635-1000 JUN 21-22 ALPINE/HANNAGAN MEADOW Hannagan Days 2003 Celebrate the history of the Coronado Trail and the Wh Mts. Continuous live entertainment, BBQ, performances, old-fashioned games & activities, tours, more. Free adm. 928-428-2225 JUN 25-28 PRESCOTT VALLEY Prescott Valley Days Mountain Valley Park - Carnival, mini Nas-kart races, talent show, parade, 5k race, vendors, crafts, dog show, youth activities. 928-772-8857 JUN 27 SCOTTSDALE Wet-n-Wild Water Day Chaparral Pool - Come and have fun with your family! Water relays, sandcastles, $2, 11a-3p. 480-312-2755 JUN 27 TUCSON Fun with the Sun Kitt Peak National Observatory - All ages program to answer all your questions about the sun. Hands-on activities, solar observing, making your own video. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids. 520-318-8726 JUN 27-28 VAIL Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Festival Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Harvest, prepare & taste saguaro fruit, learn about its uses in the Tohono O’odham, music, $10/workshop, $3/vehicle, 3-5p. 520647-7275 JUN 27-28 SEDONA Thunder Mountain Music Festival Sedona Cultural Park - Country, bluegrass & folk music, Asleep at the Wheel kicking it off. Also featuring Sam Bush & the John Cowan Band. 928-203-4TIX or 800-780-ARTS JUN 27-29 PRESCOTT Prescott 2003 Bluegrass Festival Hendricks Theatre Fr Night - $10/door, Sa & Su Courthouse Square - Free, Sa 10a-10p, Su 11a-3p. 800266-7534 JUN 28 CHLORIDE Old Miner’s Day Activities include bake sale 8a, parade at 12p, the Wild Roses of Chloride 1p, live music, Firehouse Chili, raffle, no adm charge. Jim Fritz Museum will be open. 928-565-2877 or 928-565-5611 JUN 28 EAGER/SPRINGERVILLE Hopi Ceremonial X Diamond Ranch - Come watch the Hopi ceremonial at the Little Bear Archaeological Site, two 45 minute ceremonial times, 11a & 3p, $5/person, photo stickers avail. for $10. 928-333-2286 JUN 28-29 DEWEY Young’s Farm Garlic Festival/Western Weekend Kick off N. AZ produce season, featuring “AZ Grown” products, crafts, hayrides, BBQ, live entertainment. 9a4p. Free. 928-632-7272 JUN 28-29 DOUGLAS Annual Junior Rodeo Arizona Junior Rodeo Assoc, open to youths ages 5-18, barrel racing, team roping, bareback riding, calf roping, steer riding, Free. 6/28 Rodeo Dance - additional fee. 520-364-3819 JUN 28-29 LAKE HAVASU CITY Antique & Estates Auction Aquatic Center - Fine home & office furnishings, bronze statuary, collectibles, oils on canvas, prints, lamps. Sat 10a - Sun Noon. 800-268-7621
JuneTeenth Jazz Splash Festival June 14th & 15th
at Arcosanti, Cordes Junction
• Live Jazz, Blues and Reggae bands from Prescott, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles & Chicago • Guest Speakers • Ethnic Foods • African-American Art • Vendors • Fashion Wear & Jewelry
General Adult Admission: $5.00
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VIP Package - Festival Admission,
Wine & Cheese Garden or Saturday Evening Cabaret, Backstage Lounge, pool-side table privileges! $25-$40
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STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 29 17th Annual American Gem & Mineral Show
July 19-21 FLAGSTAFF The Gem & Mineral Society of Flagstaff proudly presents this show held at the Little America Hotel. The Flagstaff show is recognized as one of the premier Gem & Mineral shows of the Southwest. 25 dealers will represent the fields of lapidary, gemstones, jewelry, minerals, and fossils in a beautiful opulent ballroom. The materials are from all areas of the world. There are Brazilian Amethysts, Tanzanites from Africa, fossils from Morocco, Agates from Arizona, Utah, Washington, and much more. You will have thousands of items to examine in awe and wonder. Plan to spend some time at our Gem and Mineral Show and be overwhelmed by its beauty. Admission is $2; under 12 are free. Hours: Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5. For more information call 928-526-5152.
JUL 4-6 ST. JOHNS America West Barrel Racing Equestrian Center - About 200 runs per day, contestants from 8-10 States in the U.S., ages 4-70, free. 928-3372363 JUL 4-7 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill Downs - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter horse racing! Live & simulcast, full pari-mutuel wagering avail, 1p. $2.50, $1.50/ages 6-12, under 5 free. 928774-5139 JUL 5 WINSLOW Homolovi Ruins State Park Annual Archaeology Day Special activities & demonstrations, guided tour of the sites at 8a, 10a, & 1p, $5/vehicle, 8a-4p. 928-289-4106 JUL 5 ALPINE 10th Annual Worm Races & Parade Junc. Hwy 180 & 191 - Parade 11a; worm races afterwards held at Ye Olde Tavern - buy a worm there to race! Evening bluegrass band at country club, fireworks. 928-339-4114, 928-339-4330 JUL 5 SHOW LOW Country Music Show Down Show Low City Park - 7p. 888-746-9569 JUL 5-6 FLAGSTAFF Hopi Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Outdoor Indian market featuring Native American artists selling their works, as well as demos, tribal dances, kid’s activities, $5-$2, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 JUL 5-6 PINE Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Center - 80 arts & crafts booths, juried show, all handmade. Food vendors, ample parking, town full of antique shops, free, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p. 928-4763547 JUL 6 KACHINA VILLAGE Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Highlands Fire Station 21 (568 Kona Trail) - Children’s firefighter muster, raffle, vintage fire truck rides, 7-11a. Adm $5 adults, $2 children, kids under 5 free. 928-5251717 JUL 10 SCOTTSDALE Summer Spectacular ArtWalk Main St & Marshall Way - Artist demos, gallery show openings, live music, prize drawings, food/drink samples & more, 6-9p, free. www.scottsdalegalleries.com, 480-990-3939
JUL 1-6 PRESCOTT Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo This rollicking rodeo in the Prescott pines features entertainment and events for the whole family. 928-4453103 or 800-358-1888 JUL 2-5 WINDOW ROCK Cowboy Christmas on the 4th of July Big-named cowboys at the PRCA Rodeo, Concert, Youth Fair, Carnival, 10k run, Native American foods. Call for admission cost. 928-871-6478 JUL 3-4 SIERRA VISTA Fourth of July Celebration Veterans Memorial Park - 3rd, Street dance. 4th, Pets & People Parade, 8am. Military displays, kids activities, vendors, afternoon concert. Fireworks, Army Band plays 1812 Overture, Stone Sports Complex. 520-8031000 JUL 3-4 SNOWFLAKE George Washington Pageant Rodeo Arena - Recounting Washington’s life from his beginnings through the Revolutionary War & founding of the U.S. www.washingontpageant.com; 800-3311269 JUL 3-6 WILLIAMS 16th Annual Railhead Buckskinner Park - AZ Cowboy Shooters Assoc, 1890 era cowboy action shooting at its finest. Team shooting, costumed dinner, vendors & more! www.acsainc.com JUL 4 WILLIAMS Small Town 4th of July Parade, local BBQ’s, ice cream social, craft sidewalk sale at the Visitors Center, family fun & of course the spectacular evening fireworks display. 928-635-4061 or 800-863-0546 JUL 4 TOMBSTONE Family Style 4th of July Activities incl a round-robin softball tournament (all ages) & kids’ games. Daytime BBQ by American Legion; night-time fireworks display after dark. 520457-3420 JUL 4 COOLIDGE Fourth of July Regional Park - Cakewalk, seed spitting contest, mud tug, snacks will be sold, free watermelon, $7,000 worth of fireworks, DJ for music and ceremonies, activities begin at 7p. 520-723-4551 JUL 4 CLARKDALE Old-Fashioned 4th of July Town Park - Police & Fire Dept hold a pancake b’fast, 7a. Clark Memorial Library sponsors Ice Cream Social, Children’s Non-commercialized Parade, games, music. Free. 928-634-9591 JUL 4 PAYSON 4th of July Fun Day, Concert & Fireworks Show Green Valley Park Amphitheater - 3-5p, games, gunnysack races, tug-o-war, live entertainment 7-9p followed by fireworks. 928-474-5242 ext. 7. JUL 4 QUARTZSITE Annual Fourth of July Celebration Town Park - Professional fireworks display after dark, free admission. 928-927-5600 JUL 4 YUMA Annual Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony Friendship Tower/Caballeros Park, 3400 S. Avenue A military color escort & firing party, musical selections, free adm, 7:30a. 928-343-1715 JUL 4 COTTONWOOD Fantastic Family 4th of July Cottonwood Kids Park - Starting mid afternoon w/fun race events, pie eating contests, watermelon eating contests, music, water events. Fireworks around 8:45p. 928639-3200 JUL 4 AJO July 4th Celebration Bud Walker Park - Parade on Main Street 8a, festival 9:30-1 w/arts & crafts, entertainment, square dancing, roping, Air Force flyover. Fireworks when dark- about 8p. Free. 520-387-7742 JUL 4 TUCSON Tucson’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration TCC - Live entertainment, kid’s activities: cakewalk, rides, crafts; food festival, displays, arts & crafts, Patriotic Concert, fireworks. 2-10p. Free. 520-791-4101 JUL 4 PAGE Old Fashioned Fourth of July Street Parade at 10a. After parade-City Park will have games, food, arts & crafts, music, pet show. Fireworks over the water near Glen Canyon Dam, 8:45p. 888-261PAGE JUL 4 MARANA Star Spangled Celebration Oramae Harn District Park - Live music, beer garden, old-fashioned games incl water balloon toss & pie eating contest, food, skydivers, games. Adm free, parking $5. 520-682-3324 JUL 4 LAUGHLIN Laughlin’s Rockets Over the River 20 minute state-of-the-art fireworks display over the Colorado River, choreographed to music on a high fidelity sound system & broadcast on area radio stations. Free. 702-298-2214 JUL 4 OATMAN Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry Contest begins at noon for the best edible sidewalk fried egg. Prizes awarded for showmanship, costume, food & more. Gunfight at 1:30p. Free. 928-768-7400
JUL 4 SALOME Annual Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks at Centennial Park at dusk. 928-859-3846 JUL 4 APACHE JUNCTION Fourth of July Celebration Apache Junction HS - Activities begin at 4p with game booths, kids activities, swimming, live entertainment, bike/trike/wagon decorating contest; fireworks at 9p. 480-982-8002 JUL 4 BISBEE Annual Fourth of July Celebration Parade, historic run, ball games, fireworks after dark, food booths, mining contest, coaster races. 520-4325421 JUL 4 WICKENBURG Annual Fourth of July Celebration Hassayampa School - Fireworks, watermelon bust, food, fun & games, 5p. 928-684-5479 JUL 4 PEORIA All American Festival Sports Complex - Food, entertainment, merchants, games, rides, water activities, 2 kids zones, fireworks, $5, 13 & under free, 5-10p. 623-773-7198 JUL 4 DOUGLAS Fireworks & Celebration Veterans Memorial Park - Parade, fireworks & celebration. 520-364-2478 or 888-315-9999 JUL 4 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Parade Historic Downtown - Old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries, animals, floats, free, 10a. 928-774-4505 JUL 4 GLENDALE Glendale Hometown 4th of July Celebration Glendale Comm College - Family competitions, food, rides, main stage - country music, kids stage, spectacular fireworks, free, 7-9p. 623-930-2299 JUL 4 GLOBE Fourth of July Fireworks Phelps Dodge Tailings - Come and enjoy the fireworks display at dusk. 928-425-4495 or 800-804-5623 JUL 4 MESA 4th of July Fireworks Show & Celebration Mesa Comm. College - Live music, free kids entertainment 6-9p, entertainment & food vendors, Fireworks Show at 9p. Parking $5. 480-644-5040 www.cityofmesa.org JUL 4 BUCKEYE 4th of July Festivities Buckeye Community Center - open at 6p. Food, games, races & fun contests for the entire family. Exciting fireworks at 9p. Free. 623-386-2727 or 877-850-2600 JUL 4 CAMP VERDE Independence Day Celebration Butler Park - Old-fashioned family fun, food, games, watermelon bust, fireworks at 9p. Free, 6-10p. 928-5670535 ext. 136 JUL 4 LAKE HAVASU Fourth of July Fireworks Display Rotary Community Park - Fireworks begin at dusk, free. 800-242-8278 JUL 4 TEMPE Mill Avenue 4th of July Brick Walk Downtown Tempe - Live entertainment and specials from Mill Avenue Merchants, restaurants and clubs, sidewalk sale, 5-9p entertainment, sales all day. 480967-4877 JUL 4 CHANDLER Chandler’s Old Fashioned July 4 Celebration Tumbleweed Weed Park - Children’s activities, Germann & McQueen fireworks to begin at 9:30p. Free adm. 480-814-8553 JUL 4 TEMPE 4th of July Tempe Beach Park - Musical entertainment, kid’s water playground, fireworks, 4-11p. 480-350-5180 JUL 4 WINSLOW 4th Family Day and Fireworks City Park - Features a fun-filled family day & parade, food booths, games, talent show, fireworks begin sunset at WHS football field. Free. 928-289-2434 JUL 4 PHOENIX Fabulous Phoenix Fourth Steele Indian School Park - The largest fireworks display in the southwest. 4p until fireworks begin approx 9:30p. Enjoy entertainment, rides, food. Free adm. 602262-4627 JUL 4 AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS Fourth of July Fireworks Show Mountain Vista Park, off Ray Road - Family fun festival begins at 5:30p. Free. 480-753-7676 JUL 4 BENSON July 4th Celebration Downtown - A Star Spangled 4th of July Parade at 9a. Lions Park - 10:30a water fights; 12-dark food & craft vendors and entertainment, 8p fireworks. 520-586-3748 JUL 4 SHOW LOW Happy Independence Day Various Locations: Activities incl. breakfast, “Family Tradition” parade, fireworks pre-show, fireworks display, 4th of July Dance & “Fabulous Family Reunion.” Free, 888-746-9569 JUL 4 PRESCOTT VALLEY Old-Fashioned 4th of July Mountain Valley Park - Children’s games, live music, food, fireworks at dusk. Begins 6p, free. 928-772-8857 JUL 4 ORO VALLEY Independence Day Concert CDO Riverfront Park - Family concert featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Admission: Non-perishable food item for local foodbank. 520-797-3959 JUL 4 SNOWFLAKE July 4th Community Picnic Pioneer Park - Entertainment, food, music, balloons, hosted by Valley View Baptist Church. Free, noon-4p. 928-536-4331 JUL 4 WILLCOX Community Fireworks Willcox High School - Fireworks - twice as large as usual! Football field, begins at dusk approx. 8p. 520384-4673 JUL 4 GILA BEND July 4th Celebration Gila Bend High School Stadium - Booths, talent show contest, fireworks. 928-683-2255 JUL 4 SHOW LOW Freedom Fest “Fabulous Family Reunion” Show Low City Park - Arts, crafts, food, kids activities, Watermelon eating contest, Karaoke contest, climbing wall and more! 12p-5p, free. 888-746-9569 JUL 4-5 SPRINGERVILLE Round Valley 4th of July Celebration 4th: Parade at 10a, Rodeo at 1p, BBQ Dinner at 12p & 9p dance w/fireworks after dark at the Springerville Airport. 5th: Rodeo & dance. 928-333-2123 JUL 4-5 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, BBQ, rodeos, dances, patriotic program, fireworks. Times/prices: 928-536-7366 JUL 4-5 OVERGAARD Fourth of July in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - “A Country United, Cannot Be Divided.” Arts, crafts, food, live entertainment, children & adult activities, 5th: parade & fireworks. 928-535-5777 JUL 4-5 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792 JUL 4-5 LAKE POWELL Navajo Code Talkers Wahweap Lodge - During WWII Navajo Code Talkers were critical to the success of the Allied Forces using their native dialect as a basis for a highly advanced, unbreakable code. 888-486-4665 JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF American Gem & Mineral Show Little America Hotel - Roughrocks - gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, equipment, tools. $2; under 12 free. Fr 11a-7p, Sa 10a-7p, Su 10a-5p. 928-526-5152 JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Festival Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, Craft demos. including spinning, weaving, woodworking, camp cooking. Donations. 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF Fair of Life Festival Arts & Crafts Extraordinaire Wheeler Park-120 regional artisans/crafters, classic cars, food, kid’s activities. 9-6p, free. 10K run on 4th benefits Northland Hospice. 928-779-1227 JUL 4-6 OVERGAARD Bison Ranch Family Celebration Days Bison Ranch - Arts & crafts bazaar, entertainment, food, fun family activities, 9a-5p, free adm. 928-472-7892 JUL 4-6 SHOW LOW SL Summer Classic Car & Truck Show Festival Marketplace - 888-746-9569 JUL 4-6 PINETOP 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Art Barn on Buck Springs Rd. - Northeast AZ Fine Arts Association hosts show and sale. Food, silent auction, free. Fr & Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 928-367-3916
Arizona’s Most Spectacular Theatrical Event of Summer 2003!
The Silver Creek Little Theatre presents...
a Patriotic Pageant
Snowflake Rodeo Arena July 3 and 4, 2003 Taylor Rodeo Area July 11, 12, 17 and 19, 2003
Time: 8pm-9:30pm | Admission: $5
(Group Rates Available - Ages 4 and under free)
To Order Tickets Call 1-800-331-1269 www.washingtonpageant.com
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JUL 19-20 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountain Native American Art Fest & Market Blue Ridge HS - Art/crafts, demos, dance performances, music, Native American food/heritage. Sa 9a5p, Su 10a-4p. $8/adults, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 20-26 GREER 2nd Annual Music from Greer Cattle Kate’s, 80 No. Main St. - Chamber Music concerts, admission by donation. 928-735-7568 JUL 22-26 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball & golf tournaments, storytelling, dances, fishing derby, parade, campfire circle, rodeos, ice cream social, BBQ. 928-3372000 JUL 24 PRESCOTT Western Night Auction The Palace - Fundraiser incls dinner, music, live auction w/artwork, antiques, furniture, western treasures, cowboy memorabilia, silver jewelry & more, 7p. $25. 928778-1385 JUL 25-26 SELIGMAN Delgadillo’s Snow Cap 50th Anniversary Fiesta Snow Cap - Cruise and Classic Car Show, Salsa Challenge, Poker Run, Route 66-Snow Cap Idol (Talent contest), dancing all day to live music. 928-422-3291 JUL 25-27 SELIGMAN Seligman Days Softball & Horseshoe Tournaments, Art Show, Parade, Rodeo, live music and more. 928-422-3069 JUL 25-27 FLAGSTAFF 5th Annual Flagstaff Indian Days Celebration Fort Tuthill Grandstand - All Indian Rodeo, Junior Rodeo (Fr), Pow Wow, Indian market. Open daily at 10a. $7, $5/kids & seniors. 928-214-9348 JUL 26 FLAGSTAFF Annual Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Music, hayrides, tours, & craft activities, free, 9a-5p. 928-774-1442 JUL 26 EAGAR Pioneer Days Ramsey Park - Historical/cultural exhibits, dutch oven cooking, entertainment, children’s activities, barbecue, food, dance. Free. 4p. 928-333-2123 JUL 26-27 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza (Hwy 179) - Exciting new art, 30+ artists/craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery etc. 10a-5p, free. 928-284-9627 JUL 26-27 DEWEY Young’s Farm Corn Festival Outdoor produce stands, craft show, hay rides, outdoor BBQ, live entertainment, $2, 9a-4p. 928-632-7272 JUL 26-AUG 10 WILLCOX Peach Mania Festival Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach picking all day long. Outdoor craft festival 8/2-8/3. Free adm. 520-384-2084 AUG 16 CAMP VERDE Camp Verde Block Party Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Arts & crafts, food, music, games, antique cars and much more. Free adm, 6-11p. 928-567-0535 ext. 136 AUG 16 ALPINE 4 Corners Chili Cook- Off Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned, entertainment, also a bean competition and BBQ contest, SPAM contest, lots of prizes for contest entry! Free, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 AUG 16-17 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza presents exciting new art from about 30 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627 AUG 22-24 EAGAR-SPRINGERVILLE Valle Redondo Fat Tire Fiesta Mountain bike festival, trails of the White Mountains near Greer, Eagar & Springerville, Apache Sitgreaves Nat’l Forest, $30. 928-333-5553 AUG 23 GANADO Native American Auction Hubbell Trading Post - preview 9-11a, auction 12p, held in a large tent. Navajo weavings, Pueblo Kachina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. 928-755-3475 AUG 23 SIERRA VISTA Army Soldier Show Buena Performing Arts Center - The Army showcases some of the many musical, dance, voice and entertainment talents of today’s soldiers, 2p & 7p. Free adm but ticket required. 520-533-3354 AUG 23 FLAGSTAFF AZ Rough Riders Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living History Presentation 10a-4p. Brings Spanish/American War era to life, authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr old weapons. 928-779-4395 AUG 23-24 KINGMAN Annual Hualapai Mountain Park Arts & Crafts Hualapai Mountain Lodge - Includes about 30 vendors, food and beverages, live music, no adm fee. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mtns. 928-757-3545 AUG 23-24 PHOENIX Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium - 60+ arts and crafts exhibitors, fresh sweet corn, baked goods, free adm & parking, $5 for lunch. 10a-5p. 602-231-0300 AUG 24 TUCSON Fiesta de San Agustin Armory Park - Celebrate the founding of the Presidio with music, food, Ballet Folklorico and more! Festivities begin at Noon. Free. 520-547-3338 AUG 28-SEP 2 WHITERIVER 78th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo Whiteriver Fairgrounds - Carnival, stages, parade Sa morn, bike & car show, dances, fireworks, all Indian rodeo, $. 928-338-4346 ext. 316 AUG 29-30 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Day Dolan Springs School - Fri: Pageant 7p. Sat. Main Street parade at 10a, famous Cow Bingo - will the cow pick YOUR lucky number? Games, good eating, raffles and evening dance and BBQ. 928-279-6786 AUG 29-SEP 1 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Fair Co. Fairgrounds - Airplanes, flying pigs, helicopter exhibits, more! In remembrance of the Wright Brothers’ 1st flight 100 years ago. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; $6 adults, $3 ages 7-17 and 65+. 928-774-5139 AUG 29-SEP 1 FLAGSTAFF Pine Country Classic Posse Arena at Ft. Tuthill. - Unites States Team Roping championship. Hours 8a-5p daily. Free adm. 480-250-1745 AUG 30 TAYLOR Taylor Sweet Corn Festival Parade, car show, junior rodeo, bike races, arts & crafts fair, BBQ, Annual Fireman’s Muster, dances and a celebration of sweet corn. Free adm. 928-536-7366 AUG 30 BISBEE Brewery Gulch Daze Brewery Gulch - Celebrate Bisbee’s bawdy mining past. Old Miz Biz contest, Waterball tourney, Chili Cook-Off & waiter/waitress challenge, kid’s activities, carnival, free. 520-432-5421 AUG 30 SEDONA Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale Sedona Main Street District - 12p-9p. Music, entertainment, kids activities & sidewalk sales along Hwy. 89A & Hwy 179. www.sedonamainstreet.com, 928-204-2390 AUG 30 CHINO VALLEY First Territorial Capital Day Pancake b’fast at Senior Center, Parade at 10a followed by chili cook-off, entertainment, carnival, vendors, corn dinner from 3-7p & dance 8p-12a. 928-636-9780 AUG 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Zuni Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Native American artists sell & demonstrate arts & crafts, tribal dances, kids activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 30-31 FREDONIA Annual Kaibab Paiute Heritage Day Celebration Kaibab Reservation, Te’Angwavaxant Pow Wow grounds - Sunrise ceremony at 5a; Pow Wows; feast 5p6:30p, contests, raffles, booths. 928-643-6014
JUL 11-12 WILLCOX Warren Earp Days Fri 10a-3p: parade, food, music, meet the movie stars at Rex Allen Museum; 6:30p “Dinner Theatre with the Western Stars”; Sat: 10a-1p Western Book Exposition w/ book signings, music & food. 800-200-2272 JUL 11-13 WILLCOX Annual Muddy’s Mine Poker Run Motorcycle show, live music, prizes. Cost-$10 donation w/$10 toy & can of food, ages 13 under are free. Benefits Willcox Community charities. Hwy 186. 520384-3006 JUL 11-19 TAYLOR George Washington Pageant Rodeo Arena - Recounting Washington’s life from his beginnings through the Revolutionary War & founding of the U.S; July 11, 12, 17 & 19. www.washingontpageant.com; 800-331-1269 JUL 11-26 SEDONA Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival Sedona Red Rock H.S.- Richard III and Love’s Labor’s Lost (co-produced w/ Southwest Shakespeare Company of Mesa). Call by 6/30 for discount. For play dates, times, prices: 800-780-ARTS JUL 12-13 PRESCOTT Prescott Indian Art Market Sharlot Hall Museum - authentic hand-made Native American arts, demonstrations, dance performances and native food. $5 adm, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928445-3122 JUL 18 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, free food, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets: 928-367-4290 JUL 18-19 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Day Celebration Parade, arts, crafts, entertainment, BBQ, rodeo, dances, run, softball & golf tourneys, swimming, theatrical performances, fireworks. Times/locations: 928-536-4331 JUL 18-20 YOUNG Pleasant Valley Days Parade, quilt show, tours of historical sites in the area, craft fair and roping all weekend, steak dinner and dance on Sat. night. 928-462-3588 JUL 19 CAMP VERDE 11th Annual Cornfest Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Contests for all ages: corn-eating, hog calling, corniest joke; bluegrass band, arts & crafts. Adm free. 5-11p. 928567-0535 ext 136 JUL 19 FLAGSTAFF AZ Highland Celtic Festival Thorpe Park - Bagpipes, kilts & luck of the Irish, entertainment, dance, kid’s activities, traditional foods, live music. $6 adults, $3 kids, 9a-6p. 928-779-3817 JUL 19 MAYER Italian Night Colley Soleri Music Center - Italian Cultural Institute musicians. Concert & traditional Italian dinner. A tour of Arcosanti will be held 5p, dinner 6p, concert 7:30p. $35. 928-632-7135 AUG 1-2 TUCSON Mount Graham Sacred Run Run starts at Pascua Yaqui reservation and ends at the top of Mt. Graham on the 2nd. Runners need sleeping bag & warm clothing. Free. 928-475-2494 AUG 1-2 EAGAR Eagar Daze Ramsey Park - Fri. eve: Ice Cream Social. Sat: local entertainment, arts & crafts fair, softball & volleyball tournaments, free swim, Fun Run, Pit BBQ $, logging events, kids games, free adm. 928-333-1639 AUG 1-3 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. 928-632-7680 AUG 1-3 FLAGSTAFF Festival In The Pines Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried artisans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid’s area, food, $7, under 12 free, look for ad for $2 off. Fr 11a6p, Sa-Su 9a-6p. 888-278-3378 AUG 2-3 FLAGSTAFF Navajo Marketplace Museum of Northern AZ - Indian market w/Native American artists selling their work, demos, tribal dances, kid’s activities. Adults $5, 55+ $4, 7-17 $2, Students $3, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 2-3 SHOW LOW St. Rita’s Fiesta St. Rita’s Catholic Church - Sat 6p-11p will be a Luau Festival Dance & Dinner. Sun 9a-3p will be food, games & music. 888-746-9569 AUG 6-10 BISBEE Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival Exhibits, vendors, presentations & field trips to places like the San Pedro River, Chiricahua Mts & Huachuca Mts, home to many species. Featured bird is the Blackthroated Sparrow. 520-378-0233
16th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
AUG 14-16 PRESCOTT More than 100 performers will entertain at this year’s Gathering on August 14, 15, and 16, keeping alive the working cowboy’s oral traditions. There will be traditional, contemporary and humorous poetry, old-time singing, cowboy yodeling, stories of ranching old-timers and much more. Evening shows take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Yavapai College Performance Hall. Free multiple daytime sessions begin at Noon on Friday on the Sharlot Hall Museum grounds and continue all day Saturday. Headliners include Don Edwards, the Gillette Brothers, Dennis Gaines, the Desert Sons and special guests Roughstring, plus many more featured poets. The shows fill quickly, so it is advisable to purchase tickets ($15.00) in advance. Call the toll-free number 877928-4253 (877-YCTICKETS). All daytime sessions are open free of charge to the public. For additional information about the Gathering, call 928-445-3122 or look at www.sharlot.org.
AUG 30-31 PINE Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Ctr. - 85+ arts and crafts booths, food, free adm. Sat 8a-5p, Sun 8a-3p. 928-476-3547, 928-476-4480 AUG 30-SEP 1 SONOITA 88th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Fairgrounds - Come watch exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs and more. 520-455-5553 AUG 30-SEP 1 PRESCOTT Faire on the Square Courthouse Plaza Square - Labor Day Weekend, 165 Fine Arts & Crafts vendors, 10a-5p. Free adm. 928-778-1926 AUG 30-SEP 1 WILLIAMS Labor Day PRCA Rodeo Professional rodeo featuring the top rodeo cowboys. Weekend includes a parade on Saturday, dances and many more activities, $8-10. 800-863-0546 AUG 30-SEP 1 OVERGAARD Bisontown Labor Day Bash Bison Ranch - Annual celebration featuring activities and entertainment for the entire family, free adm. 928535-6789 AUG 30-SEP 1 FLAGSTAFF Art in the Park Wheeler Park - Juried fine art & fine craft show, all handmade, no import or commercial, continuous live music, food, free, Sa & Su 9a-6p, Mon 9a-4p. 928-556-9498 AUG 31-SEP 1 TOMBSTONE Rendezvous of Gunfighters Allen St - 3 days of shows in the O.K. Corral by the best western show groups from around the U.S, authentic costume parade on Sun. $4 for the O.K. Corral, 5 shows daily. 520-457-3548
AUG 9 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds - Taste 100+ micro-brewed beers. Food & live entertainment, 4-7p. $25/adv, $30/door, all inclusive VIP ticket $50. Benefits Sun Sounds of AZ. 928-779-1775 AUG 9-10 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Woodland Road Festival Site - Gospel music, cloggers, children’s workshop, nightly jam sessions, food & crafts. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $8, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 AUG 9-10 PRESCOTT Summer Festival Courthouse Plaza - 164 of the finest artists & artisans from around the West, demonstrations, free adm, Sa 9a5p, Su 10a-4p. 928-445-2510 AUG 9-10 FLAGSTAFF The SW Renewable Energy Fair NAU Union - Latest in renewable energy & green building for your home/business. West’s largest expo of alternative fuel vehicles. Sa 9-5, Su 9-4, free parking, $5 adm. 800-595-7658 AUG 11-13 TOMBSTONE Vigilante Days Activities include a 10K run, reenactments, street entertainment, shoot outs, hangings, gunfight competition & chili cook-off, $4. 520-803-0846 AUG 14-16 PRESCOTT Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering Sharlot Hall Museum - 100+ poets, reciters & old time singers keep alive the tradition. Various performances, activities & locations. www.sharlot.org, 928-445-3122 AUG 15-17 PAYSON World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more, PRCA sanctioned. Adults $14, children $7. Call re family performance. 928-474-4515 or 800-6729766 AUG 16 WILLIAMS Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival Go back in time & enjoy the 1950’s again on Route 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies, battle of the bands, sock hop, contests & more, free. 928-635-0266
Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival
August 9th, 2003
Coconino County Fairgrounds, Flagstaff, Az
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MAY 31-JUN 1 FLAGSTAFF Renaissance in the Pines Fort Tuthill - Adventure & fun with food, games, laughter, entertainment, brave men, beautiful women, talented artisans, jousting, music. Come in costume if you want! 928-636-6554 JUN 7-8 PINETOP 6th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribes compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums, etc. Arts, crafts, food. Gourd dancing 11a, Grand Entry 12p. $5. www.hon-dah.com, 800-929-8744 JUN 14-15 CORDES JUNCTION JuneTeenth Jazz Splash Festival Arcosanti - Bargain booths, ethnic food, fine art, children’s stage, health clinics, entertainment - gospel, jazz, blues, Reggae, $5, under 13 free. VIP pkg avail. 928925-1422 JUN 21-22 ALPINE/HANNAGAN MEADOW Hannagan Days 2003 Celebrate the history of the Coronado Trail and the Wh Mts. Continuous live entertainment, BBQ, performances, old-fashioned games & activities, tours, more. Free adm. 928-428-2225 JUN 28-29 DEWEY Young’s Farm Garlic Festival/Western Weekend Kick off N. AZ produce season, featuring “AZ Grown” products, crafts, hayrides, BBQ, live entertainment. 9a4p. Free. 928-632-7272 JUL 6 KACHINA VILLAGE Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Highlands Fire Station 21 (568 Kona Trail) - Children’s firefighter muster, raffle, vintage fire truck rides, 7-11a. Adm $5 adults, $2 children, kids under 5 free. 928-525-1717 JUL 12-13 PRESCOTT Prescott Indian Art Market Sharlot Hall Museum - authentic hand-made Native American arts, demonstrations, dance performances and native food. $5 adm, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928445-3122 JUL 18-20 YOUNG Pleasant Valley Days Parade, quilt show, tours of historical sites in the area, craft fair and roping all weekend, steak dinner and dance on Sat. night. 928-462-3588 JUL 25-27 SELIGMAN Seligman Days Softball & Horseshoe Tournaments, Art Show, Parade, Rodeo, live music and more. 928-422-3069
AUG 1-3 FLAGSTAFF Festival In The Pines Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried artisans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid’s area, food, $7, under 12 free, look for ad for $2 off. Fr 11a6p, Sa-Su 9a-6p. 888-278-3378 AUG 9-10 FLAGSTAFF The SW Renewable Energy Fair NAU Union - Latest in renewable energy & green building for your home/business. West’s largest expo of alternative fuel vehicles. Sa 9-5, Su 9-4, free parking, $5 adm. 800-595-7658 AUG 15-17 PAYSON World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more, PRCA sanctioned. Adults $14, children $7. Call re family performance. 928-474-4515 or 800-6729766 AUG 23-24 PHOENIX Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium - 60+ arts and crafts exhibitors, fresh sweet corn, baked goods, free adm & parking, $5 for lunch. 10a-5p. 602-231-0300 AUG 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Zuni Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Native American artists sell & demonstrate arts & crafts, tribal dances, kids activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 SEP 5-7 SIERRA VISTA Oktoberfest Veterans Memorial Park - Live entertainment, food, beer tent, music, carnival, free adm. 520-417-6980 SEP 11-14 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Fair, carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music; rodeo, trick & team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 9a, $3. 520-455-5553 SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Yavapai County Fair Yavapai County Fairgrounds - Exhibits, livestock, staged entertainment, carnival rides, Demolition Derby, commercial vendors, food. 928-775-8000 SEP 27-28 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. Parade on Sa at 10a, Rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 866-427-RT66
OCT 3-5 WILLCOX Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Golf tournament, parade, country fair, rodeo, General Orlando B. Willcox Int’l Turtle Race, country music concert, more. 520-384-2272 OCT 11-12 SCOTTSDALE Railfair McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model trains, exhibits & more, $1/train & carousel rides, children under 3 free w/ paying adult. 10a-5p, free. 480-3122312 OCT 17-19 AVONDALE Billy Moore Days Coldwater Park - Founder’s day celebration, parade at 10a on Sa-bands, marching units, floats & equestrians. Carnival, burro races, & more. 623-932-2260 OCT 19-26 LAKE HAVASU CITY 32nd Annual London Bridge Days Free concerts, a variety of entertainment & contests, parade, garden tea. 800-242-8278/928-453-3444 NOV 2 PHOENIX 15th Annual Sunday at Shemer Shemer Art Center & Museum - art festival, demos, hands-on activities, musical entertainment & auctions, $3, under 12 free, 10a-5p. 602-262-4727 NOV 7-9 YUMA Quilt & Antique Faire on Main Street Vendors, 9a-4p. 928-783-0071 or 928-782-5712 NOV 14-16 WICKENBURG Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds - Three host bands on stage twice a day, 13 events, food, arts & crafts. Suggest bring own chair. Call for hours/prices. 800-942-5242
NOV 21-23 TUCSON Holiday Craft Market Tucson Museum of Art - Over 130 of the finest SW artisans offer photography, jewelry, clothing, garden art, sculpture and lots more. 10a-5p, free adm to market, museum. 520-624-2333 NOV 29-30 BISBEE Historic Home Tour Unique architectural selections, walk or take a trolley. Sat 10a-4p; Sun 12-4 p, $10. Also the Christmas House Art Fair (Fri-Sun). 520-432-5421 DEC 6-7 TUMACACORI La Fiesta de Tumacacori Tumacacori Nat’l Historical Park - Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley history/culture. 50 food, crafts & info booths, stage entertainment, kids activities, 10a-5p, free, Sunday Mass 10a. 520-398-2341 DEC 12-14 CHANDLER Christmas Holiday Wine & Gifts Kokopelli Winery - presentation of 1999 & 2000 wines, gifts for the holidays, live music, art, food & wine tasting, free adm, $7 souvenir wine glass, 10a-6p. 480-792-6927 DEC 21 GLOBE Festival of Lights Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park - Celebrate the holidays with hundreds of glowing luminarias along walls/walkways, holiday music, free drinks and adm., 5:30-8:30p. 928-425-0320
Did you ever hear that saying “Not in a month of Sundays?” Well, a month of Sundays may be literally impossible, but not in our new feature. On these pages “A Month of Sundays” brings you 30 weeks of Sunday events... you’ll never run out of great things to do in Az Tourist News!
JAN 1-DEC 31 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale ArtWalk Downtown - Perfect for an evening out or for those searching for that special piece of art. Demos, entertainment & exhibitions Th nights, free, 7-9p. www.scottsdalegalleries.com, 480-990-3939 JAN 1-DEC 31 HEREFORD Arizona Folklore Preserve Performances Saturdays and Sundays at 2p by Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, also guest artists. www.arizonafolklore.com, 520-378-6165 JAN 1-DEC 31 SIERRA VISTA Friends of the San Pedro River Hikes Hike along the San Pedro Trail to various sites of interest i.e. the Boston Mill, the Presidio & Boquillas Ranch. One hike per month, $5/hiker. 520-459-2555 JAN 1-DEC 31 TUCSON Indoor/Outdoor Antique Fair Lew Sorensen Community Cnt - Country furniture, pottery, china, farm implements, Oriental rugs, jewelry, native artifacts. 1st Su each month. Free, 10a- 4p. 520740-5845 JAN 1-DEC 31 PINE Old Timers Fiddlers Jam Session Pine Community Center - Cultural Hall. Spectators welcome. Bring instrument and join in the Jam. 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1p. Free. 928-476-3547 or 928-476-4791 JAN 1-DEC 31 VAIL Sundays in the Park Colossal Cave Mountain Park - 1st Sunday of each month, family-oriented array of events and activities ranging from birds of prey to Native American games to Ranch Heritage Day. 520-647-7121 MAY 1-OCT 15 LAKE POWELL Star Safari Lake Powell Resort & Marina Waheap - Every night, times dependent upon time of sunset, $28/adults, $21/children 12 & under. Seating limited, recommended you call for reservations: 800-528-6154 MAY 1-OCT 31 MAYER Colly Soleri Music Center Series Arcosanti - Dinner & concerts - selected shows followed by Picto-graph light & sound show, incl tour of Arcosanti, $30. 602-254-5309; 928-632-7135; www.arcosanti.org. MAY 11-JUL 13 SCOTTSDALE Summer Concerts in the Park McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - Every Sunday. Live performances, variety of local bands, free admission, train & carousel rides $1/per ride. 480-312-2312 MAY 23-SEP 20 TUCSON Budweiser Summer Concert Series Old Tucson Studios - Outdoor concerts 6:30p w/doors opening at 5p. Includes Gary Allan; Honky Tonk Tailgate; Lynch Mob, LA Guns, and Yngwie Malstein more TBA. Prices vary. 520-883-0100 MAY 24-SEP 27 WINSLOW Summer Nights on the Corner Standin' on the Corner Park - Beginning May 24 & every Sat. night through Sept, a live band at the park, 7-10p. Blues, jazz, country, rock and more. Clap, dance, make new friends. 928-289-2434
MAY 25-SEP 14 FLAGSTAFF Historic Walking Tour Visitors Cnt/Amtrak - Walking tours every other Sun 10a, except for July 4 at 8a, by historians Richard & Sherry Mangum dressed in period costume, donations. Reserv: 928-774-8800 MAY 30-JUL 25 PRESCOTT Free Movies at the Courthouse Lawn Classic films such as Annie Hall & In the Heat of the Night. May 30; June 6, 20, 27; July 11 & 25. BYO chair/blanket, etc. 928-445-1519 MAY 1-OCT 31 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Historic Home Tours Spinson Pioneer Museum - 11a & 2p, Tues- Sat. Covers 2 - 3 houses/musuem dependent upon which the tourists want to see, $1/per person per location, under 6 free. 928-536-4881 MAY 31-OCT 19 SNOWFLAKE The Heritage Marketplace Heritage Park, Main St - Farmers, artists and craftsmen offer goods in open-air market. Music, entertainment, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Sat's, 9a-4p. 928-5364331 MAY 31-AUG 15 PHOENIX Climbing Wall Phoenix Spectrum Mall - Ongoing through the summer months. 24' high climbing wall. Great for kids & adults. $5 for 5 minutes. Located on Bethany Home Rd. between 15th & 19th Ave. 602-249-0670 JUN 1-JUL 31 HOLBROOK Native American Dances Old Historical Navajo County Courthouse - Variety of authentic dances, public may participate. Free, M-Fr, 6:30-8:30p. www.azjournal.com, 800-524-2459 JUN 1-AUG 10 WILLIAMS Summer Series Rodeo Rodeo Grounds - Six 2-day weekends featuring bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding. www.williamschamber.com, 928-6351418 JUN 7-AUG 9 SHOW LOW Concert in the Park Series City Park - June, 7th, 21st, 28th; July 5th & 19th; August 9th. 7p-9p, free concerts, variety of music genres & family entertainment. www.ci.show-low.az.us, 928-532-4140 JUN 21-JUL 26 PAYSON Summer Concert Series Green Valley Park - Enjoy warm summer nights w/free concerts every Sat except July 4th (concert on Fri), 7p. Bring a lawn chair, blanket & non-alcoholic bev. 928474-5242 ext 7. JUN 26-SEP 25 SURPRISE Surprise Serenades West Valley Arts Museum - Various dates, concerts incl Latin-American Folklore music, great oldies, an American String Quartet and a Bluegrass & Country Band. 7p, $5 at the door. 623-972-0635 ext 26 JUN 28-AUG 31 PRESCOTT Square Dance on the Plaza Courthouse Plaza, Prescott - Every Saturday, 7p-9:30p. 928-771-9653
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JUN 7 FLAGSTAFF Sacred Mountain 10K/5K Prayer Run Thorpe Park - Benefits Native Americans for Community Action. Races begin 7:30a, Regis from 6a7a. Regis: advance $20, day of $25. 928-526-2968 JUN 7 WINSLOW Homolovi Ruins State Park Annual Spring Run 10k & 2 mile runs. Advanced registration recommended. Whistle goes off at 8a. 928-289-4106 JUN 12-14 SCOTTSDALE Arizona Open Troon Golf & Country Club - 2nd oldest professional tournament in the state. 54-hole event features some of the state’s finest golfers. www.southwest.pga.com, 480443-9002 JUN 13-14 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792 JUN 20-22 PHOENIX Grand Canyon State Summer Games Olympic-style competition, 37 sports in sites around Maricopa County, for both recreational and elite athletes, $10-25, free to spectators. www.gcsg.org, 480517-9700 JUN 21 TUCSON The Chris McAlister Celebrity Golf Tournament Omni Tucson National Resort - Hosted by McAlister, all funds raised go to Tucson’s underprivileged children through Make-A-Wish & Urban League. 888-393-7771 JUN 21-22 SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR Frontier Circuit Bicycle Race Country-wide cyclists compete in a long-distance race. www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com, 928-536-4331 JUN 27-29 PHOENIX Firecracker Sports Festival Longest running softball tournament in AZ! Also slowpitch youth, fastpitch, adult slowpitch, snr, mens, womens. Fireworks, free to watch, $ team, 8a-10p. Locations: 602-262-6483 JUN 28 TUCSON “Night of Fire & Thunder” Southwestern International Raceway - Fuel Altered Nationals & Wheelstander, Bracket Race, Super E, Super Comp, Jr. Dragsters - no points, Big Wheels - no points, $15-$20. 520-762-9700 JUN 29 PRESCOTT 1st Annual Danny Freeman Memorial Golf Tournament Antelope Hills Golf Course - Fee includes cart & lunch, 4 Person scramble, Shotgun start, 7a, $70. 928-4453103 JUL 4-5 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792
JUL 4-7 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill Downs - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter horse racing! Live & simulcast, full pari-mutuel wagering avail, 1p. $2.50, $1.50/ages 6-12, under 5 free. 928774-5139
Bicycling in Arizona
By an Arizona Cyclist
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JUL 6 FLAGSTAFF Annual Nuvatukya’ Ovi Foot Race Museum of Northern Arizona - Honor the Hopi running tradition. Pre-registration 6-6:45a, race starts at 7a, $15/$18. 928-774-5213 JUL 12 GOODYEAR Annual Swing & Sweat Golf Tournament Sundance Golf Course - Format: 4 Player Scramble. 6a check in, 7a Shotgun, 12 lunch. Includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. $70 per player. or 623-386-2727 JUL 13 FLAGSTAFF 19th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon Upper Lake Mary, 9 mi. south on Lake Mary Rd. swim, bike & run, spectators free, 6:30a. 928-526-8761 JUL 19 LAKE HAVASU Annual Charity Bowling Tournament Havasu Lanes - Proceeds benefit the Lake Havasu city schools & the Colorado River Building Industry scholarship program. 928-453-7755 JUL 24-27 WILLIAMS Bowhunters Happening Rodeo Grounds. Adm $15-30. 928-635-4571 AUG 9 FLAGSTAFF Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon Wheeler Park-Fr dinner 6:30p. Free dinner to runners, $3: spectators. Sa 13mi, 8:15a; 5K fun run Race 8a. Race Reg. Fee $15-$30. Awards. www.active.com; 928774-0649 AUG 16 TUCSON Tucson Hispanic C of C Foundation Golf Tournament El Conquistador Country Club - Shotgun start 7:30a, cost is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome. Call Edwina. 520-620-0005 NEED PRICES/DETAILS CONFIRMED AUG 16 GLENDALE Junior Golf Championships Glen Lakes Golf Course - Longest running junior golf tournament in Glendale, variety of age divisions, $17, 8a-1p. 623-930-2832 AUG 23 SHOW LOW Annual Tri in the Pines Triathlon Aquatic Center - USA Triathlon sanctioned sprint event, 825-yd swim, 12.3mi bike on city streets, 3.5 mi run, $50-80, 7a. 928-532-4140 AUG 29-31 TUCSON Desert Bracket Classic Southwestern International Raceway - Big Bucks Race, gates open at 9a. 3 day pass/$30, children/$15 . 520762-9700
by John Nowak
Arizona Bicycle Shops
FLAGSTAFF Absolute Bikes 18 N San Francisco St, 928-779-5969 AZ Bikes 5 E Aspen Ave, 928-773-9881 Bike Loft The 1608 N East St ,928-774-1582 Cosmic Cycles 901 N Beaver St, 928-779-1092 Flagstaff Bicycle & Fitness 2404 E Route 66, 928-526-2780 GLENDALE Swiss American Bicycle Center 16835 N Park Place #3 , 602-938-4330 SCOTTSDALE Bicycle Showcase 7229 E Shea Blvd , 480-998-2776 SEDONA Mountain Bike Heaven 1695 W Hwy 89A, 928-282-1312 WILLIAMS Rim To Rim Cyclery 112 S 1st St, 928-635-1117 SIERRA VISTA M & M Cycling 1301 E Fry Blvd, 520-458-1316 Sun ‘n Spokes 164 E Fry Blvd , 520-458-0685 TUCSON Az Bicycle Experts 2520 E 6th St, 520- 881-2279 Ajo Bikes 1301 E Ajo Way, 520-294-1434 Full Cycle 3302 E Speedway Blvd, 520-327-3232
Bicycling in Arizona is perhaps one of the greatest adventures one can ever have. Whether it’s riding up one of many of Arizona’s mountains on a cool morning and enjoying a spot of homemade pie and a good cup of coffee up on the top, or riding in El Tour De Tucson, Arizona is a great place to take in nature’s glorious splendor. With all the surroundings of desert, alpine forest and plenty of cacti, Arizona has a lot to offer the cycling enthusiast. It’s no surprise that a good contingent of top professional athletes make their home in Arizona as the riding here in the winter months is a lot more pleasant than in blowing snow and cold. Touring, which can last as much as three to five days on the bike, is commonplace too, and many tourists come here to take advantage of the sights and a community of safe roads and trails. All that aside, there are a great many choices a cyclist can participate in. In the early spring, summer, and fall, particularly on the weekends, the United States Cycling Federation hosts a great many races for cyclists of all levels and abilities. Some of these races are one to three days long. If racing isn’t quite one’s forte, there are always other rides, notably put on by Greater Arizona Bicycling Association.
GABA has a great history of providing incredible stops, called SAG Stops, with an assortment of food, beverage and moral support. The Picacho Century, Sonoita-Bisbee and The Blue Loop Bicycle Tour are just a few of their events. For a great one day event just before Thanksgiving there is always El Tour De Tucson, which hosts nearly 6,500+ cyclists from all over the world. Top ranked professionals like Greg Le Mond, Lance Armstrong, Jeannie Longo, Robbie Ventura, Kent Bostick and Mari Holden have been among cycling’s elite to participate in this event filled with multiple distances and a children’s fun ride. Twenty one years old, El Tour De Tucson is perhaps one of the top cycling events in the country. Arizona has an abundance of bicycle shops and daily rides for anyone. For all upcoming events that Arizona has to offer, see the information below. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 520-745-2033, www.pbaa.com The Greater Arizona Bicycle Association, www.bikegaba.org Fair Wheel Bicycle Shop, 520-884-9018 May you always have the best cycling experiences one can have in the great state of Arizona! John Nowak Publications© 2003
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Birdwatching in Graham County
New Brochure Features Map and Checklist
Graham County features habitats ranging from Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts to sprucefir forests and elevations from 2,400 to 10,720 feet. Numerous lakes and ponds as well as miles of rivers and streams provide excellent riparian areas for the native and visiting winged creatures. Because of its location less than 100 miles from the border with Mexico, the area attracts many migratory birds from Central and South America. The combination of habitats and locations results in a great diversity of birds - everything from American Avocets to Zone-tailed Hawks can be found. The region has the highest breeding species count in recent Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas studies. A recently published free brochure listing the more than 300 species of birds that have been seen and recorded in southeastern Arizona’s Graham County is now available on the internet. The color brochure can be viewed and downloaded
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at www.visitgrahamcounty.com, the tourism information site for the Graham County Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Safford, Az. The brochure contains a checklist of the birds found in the area and is coded to show the seasonal occurrence of each species as well as its abundance in its preferred habitat. The brochure also includes a map and descriptions of eight major birding habitat areas within the 3 million acres of Graham County: Cluff Ranch, Discovery Park, Haekel Road and Ponds, Aravaipa Canyon and Turkey Creek, Bonita Creek, Gila River, Roper Lake State Park and Dankworth Pond and the Swift Trail up Mt. Graham. For further information about birding as well as other area attractions, upcoming seasonal events and the variety of accommodations available for visitors, call the Graham County Chamber of Commerce at 928-428-2511 or toll free at 888-837-1841.
by Deb McQueen
Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival
Whether you are a hardcore birder or just a lover of nature, the 12th annual Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival again offers to everyone its exciting array of nature-related events Aug 6-10 in the historic old mining town of Bisbee. With so much to see and do you are sure to find something right down your alley. Enjoy fabulous exhibits and sales booths, a wide diversity of nature workshop and programs and a fantastic showcase of the world-famous wild birds of southeast Arizona. There is more to investigate than birds however - how about programs and field trips on San Pedro Valley History and Archaeology, Butterflies, Bats and even Bugs! Bring the whole family - lots of “kids” programs are included. Wednesday evening’s A Taste of Bisbee offers a sampling of treats from Bisbee’s restaurants. At Thursday’s “Dine & Shop Bisbee” evening local merchants and restaurants will open their doors to great bargains and wonderful food. A silent auction on Friday evening may gain you great buys on nature-related gifts. On Saturday, Aug 9, the evening reception features world-renowned birder, author and speaker Kenn Kaufman. The festival will be based at the Copper Queen Plaza in the heart of Old Bisbee. More information and registration forms are available at www.swwings.org or call 520-378-0233.
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Two giants, two birds, two centaurs, two crowns, a musical instrument, a scorpion, and a dragon are in the summer sky. Sound mystical and romantic? It is! The coming of summer brings a new season and a new sky. June 21 marks the summer solstice, the official start of summer. In Arizona, that landmark means hot days and warm nights, but those sometimes unbearable days can bring wondrous nights of stargazing. Arcturus, a star of early summer, was a compass in the sky for the ancient Polynesians, for when it passed directly overhead at the start of summer, it marked their position in the islands they were sailing for in the voyages from Tahiti to Hawaii. The “Summer Triangle” is a large, right-angle triangle spanning the sky. Its three bright stars are among the first to be seen in the evening. Deneb, Vega, and Altair (the three points of the triangle) are three stars of three different constellations, the Swan, the Harp, and the Eagle. Vega may as well be called the “Central U.S. Star”, for its overhead passage carves a path over Washington DC, St. Louis, Denver and San Francisco. On the International level, it crosses over the capital cities of Tokyo, Peking, Tehran, Ankara, Athens, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon and Washington.
What exactly is the significance of June 21, and why is that day the beginning of summer? Most people think the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. This is almost true, but as the seasons progress, the sun rises and sets at different points in the horizon. Here in Arizona in the summer, the sun rises in the northeast, passes high overhead at noon, and sets in the northwest. In winter, the sun rises in the southeast, passes low in the southern sky at noon, and sets in the southwest. Only on two dates, the beginning of spring and the beginning of fall, does the sun rise due east and set due west. Because of the Earth’s tilt, the Northern hemisphere is pointed toward the sun for part of the year and away from the sun the rest of the year. When the northern hemisphere is tipped toward the sun, the sun rises and sets closer to the northern horizon, and also rises higher in the sky and shines more directly on us. The weather grows warmer, and we call this summer. For stargazing opportunities, contact your local planetarium or observatory (see below) for information on dates and times of observing events and activities. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.
Special Astronomy Events
Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
JUN 5-8 Lowell Star Party Call or visit our website for details. www.lowell.edu JUN 21 Summer Solstice Daytime Programs Includes a discussion of the seasons, especially the summer solstice, which is the 1st day of summer in the N. Hemisphere. JUN 27 Fun with the Sun All ages program promising to answer all your questions about our favorite star. Hands-on activites, solar observing, making your own video. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids. JUL 12 Getting Started: Astronomy as a Hobby Learn the difference between different types of amateur telescopes, accessories, learn techniques, receive a planisphere & observer’s log book, $20-$25.
Useful Birding Contacts
The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory www.sabo.org, 520-432-1388 Huachuca Audubon Society P.O. Box 63, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Tricia Gerrodette, President Maricopa Audubon Society www.maricopaaudubon.org, 480-968-5614 Laurie Nessel Northern Arizona Audubon Society http://nazas.org, 928-639-0491 Herb Henderson, President Prescott Audubon Society http://nazas.org/PAS,, P.O. Box 4156, Prescott, AZ 86302, Jim Morgan, President Sonoran Audubon Society www.sonoranaudubon.org P.O. Box 8068, Glendale, AZ 85312 Chuck Kangas, President Tucson Audubon Society www.tucsonaudubon.org 300 East University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ 85705, 520-628-1730, Sonja Macys, Executive Director, Roger Wolf, President White Mountain Audubon Society www.whitemountainaudubon.org 928-367 - 2462 Mary Ellen Bittorf, President Yuma County Audubon Society P.O. Box 6395, Yuma, AZ 85366-6395 John King or Cary Meister
Adults $4; college students, seniors, AAA $3.50; 5-17 $2, 928-774-3358
Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of Tucson
JUN 8 Asteroid Hunting Workshop Tour the Spacewatch facilities, learn how to use equipment, assist in asteroid search. Get free CD catalog & copy of data collected during program, $55-$65.
Red Rock State Park, Sedona
JUN 20-21 Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival Lectures, workshops, networking, viewing through shared telescopes. 1p-1a, park adm: $6 for carload of 4 adults. 928-634-7332; Park Info 928-292-6907
Observatories and Planetariums
Biosphere 2 Center Observatory Oracle, 800-828-2462, www.bio2.edu Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, 928-774-3358, www.lowell.edu Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, 520-318-8726, www.noao.edu/kpno/ Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Amado 520-670-5707 Mt. Graham International Observatory Gov Aker Observatory/Discovery Park Safford 928-428-6260, www.discoverypark.com Arizona Science Center Phoenix, 602-716-2000, www.azscience.org Flandrau Science Center Tucson, 520-621-7827, www.flandrau.org
Madera Canyon, Az
Cottages with kitchenettes and beautiful views of Madera Creek Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching some of the more than 230 species of birds including 12 species of hummingbirds or join one of our canyon birdwalks. 45 minutes south of Tucson Airport
Call 520-625-8746 for reservations and information
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Nature & Ecology
17207 N.Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale 480-585-3108
Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 S. Woody Mt. Rd. 928-774-1442
Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs, 928-422-3223
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
302 W. Latham St., Phoenix 602-262-2050
Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park
Window Rock, 928-871-6573 Space, Science & Technology
Mesa Arts Center & Galeria Mesa
155 N.Center, Mesa 480-644-2242
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central, Phoenix 602-257-1222
1400 Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-3358
455 N.3rd St., Phoenix 602-495-1117
Arts & Music
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix 602-254-2151
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787
Dury Lane Repertory Players
P.O. Box 1727, Lake Havasu City, 86405 928-453-9466 History and Heritage
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 480-994-2787
Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum
240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841
Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra
3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071
Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174
Southwest Shakespeare Company
P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039
Mohave Museum of History & Arts
400 W. Beale St., Kingman 928-753-3195
West Valley Museum of Art
17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635 History and Heritage
Lake Havasu Museum of History
320 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City 928-854-4938
Arizona Hall of Flame Museum
11010 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-255-2110
Arts & Music
Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, 480-929-0292
Arizona State Capitol Museum
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581
4600 N.12th Street, Phoenix 602-266-7464
Arizona State University Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe 480-965-2787
Arizona Wing of Confederate Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, 480-924-1940
5754 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, 623-930-7395
Arizona Theatre Company
Arts & Music
Grand Canyon Railway Museum
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams 800-843-8724
502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899
Cave Creek Museum
P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, Arizona, 480-488-2764
ASU Art Museum, Matthews Center & New Fine Arts Center
ASU Campus, Tempe 480-965-2874
Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum
4636 Fighter Aces Drive, Mesa, 480-830-4540
Jerome Historical Society
200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477
113A E. Aspen, Flagstaff 928-774-5107
Chandler Historical Museum
178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler, 480-782-2717
3645 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 602-381-0184
John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum
6 N.Lake Powell Blvd., Page 928-645-9496
Phippen Art Museum
4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott 928-778-1385
Casa Grande Historical & Archaelogical Museum
110 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, 520-836-2223
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-786-2682
Little House Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 North Frontier St., Wickenburg 928-684-2272
Prescott Fine Arts Association
208 N.Marina, Prescott 928-445-3286
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff (3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff), 928-774-5213
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N. Broad St., Globe 928-425-0884
Sedona Arts Center
N.Hwy 89A, Sedona 928-282-3809
Navajo County Museum
100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558
Sedona Cultural Park
1725 W. Hwy Sedona, 800-780-2787 History and Heritage
Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W, Gurley St., Prescott 928-445-3122
Show Low Historical Society Museum
541 E. Duece of Clubs, Show Low 928-532-7115
Apache County Historical Society Museum
180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns 928-337-4737
Smoki Museum Inc.
147 N. Arizona St., Prescott 928-445-1230
White Mountain Apache Museum
Fort Apache, 928-338-4625
Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-6272
Clemenceau Heritage Museum
1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood 928-634-2868
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Space, Science & Technology
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
1502 W. Washington, Phoenix 602-255-3791
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12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 480-860-2700
600 E Washington, Phoenix 602 -716-2000
Gila County Historical Museum
1330 N. Broad, Globe, 928-425-7385
Arts & Music
Gilbert Heritage Market Museum and Science Park
Gilbert & Page Rds, Gilbert 480-644-2178
Arizona Theatre Company
330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson 520-622-2823
Glendale Historical Society
9802 N. 59th Ave, Glendale 623-931-3668
Center for Creative Photography
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-7968
Goldfield Ghost Town And Mine
Highway 88, Apache Jnct, 480-983-0333
22 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix 602-252-8840
Pima Comm. College, Center for the Arts
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson 520-884-6988
Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Rd., Tubac 520-398-2371
115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, 602-262-5071
Lost Dutchman Museum Superstition Mountain
4650 Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction 480-983-4888
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
P.O.Box 12034, Tucson 520-296-6277
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave., Tucson 520-624-2333
Mesa Historical Museum
2345 North Horne, Mesa 480-835-7358
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
443 South Stone Ave., Tucson 520-792-9314
Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa 480-644-2230
University of Arizona Museum of Art
Tucson, 520-621-7567 History and Heritage
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Museum of Rim Country Archaeology
510 W. Main St, Payson, 928-469-1128
Amerind Foundation Museum
P.O. Box 248, Dragoon 520-586-3666
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Tucson, Az 520-883-1380
A zoo, botanical garden, and natural history museum all rolled into one. Features species indigenous to the Sonoran Desert region.
Phoenix Museum of History
105 N. Fifth St, Phoenix, 602-253-2734
Rt. 87 (Beeline Highway), Pine-Strawberry 928-476-3547
Arizona Historical Society Museum
949 E. 2nd St., Tucson 520-628-5774
Pioneer Arizona Living History Village
3901 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, 623-465-1052
Arizona Ranger Museum
The 1904 Old Courthouse, Nogales, Az 520-281-8675
Space, Science & Technology
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 East Washington St., Phoenix 602-495-0900
Old Tucson Studio
201 S Kinney Road, Tucson 520-883-0100
Arizona State Museum
U Of A Campus, Tucson 520-621-6302
Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
I-19 & Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-798-7798, www.mineraldiscovery.com
Pima County Fairgrounds
Home to Tucson Raceway Park, Southwestern International Raceway 520-762-9100
Rim Country Museum
700 Green Valley Parkway, Payson 928-474-3483
Bird Cage Theatre
6th and Allen, Tombstone 800-457-3423
Biosphere 2 Center
Oracle Rd., Tucson 800-828-2462
Reid Park Zoo
1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson 520-791-3204
1651 Discovery Pk Blvd, Safford 520-428-6260
Scottsdale Historical Museum
7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 480-945-4499
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Tucson Children’s Museum
200 S Sixth Ave., Tucson 520-792-9985 Nature & Ecology
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
University of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-STAR
160 North Center, Mesa, 480-644-2760
Tempe Historical Museum
809 E. Southern Ave. Tempe 480-350-5100 Family Fun
The Douglas-Williams House Museum & Genealogical Library
(Registered National Historic Landmark.) Corner of 10th St and D Ave. Built in 1908 by James Douglas, home of Douglas Historical Society. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Sat from 1pm-4pm. Admission in free, donations accepted.
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Amado, AZ 85645 520-670-5707
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-647-PARK
Kitt Peak National Observatories
Hwy 86 Tucson 520-318-8726
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-883-1380
Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia, Tucson 520-574-0462
Arizona Museum For Youth
35 N. Robson, Mesa 480-644-2468
Graham County Historical Society Museum
Hwy 70 & 4th Ave, Thatcher, 928-348-0470
International Wildlife Museum
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson 520-617-1439
InterInterTitan Missile Museum
Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley 520-625-7736
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 480-312-2312
Muheim Heritage House
207 Youngblood Hill, Bisbee, 520-432-7071
The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-273-1341
Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum
136 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, 520-287-4621
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona
Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, 520-384-4583
Wildlife World Zoo
16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park 623-935-WILD Nature & Ecology
San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society Museum
180 S. San Pedro, Benson 520-586-3070
Recorded info: (480)860-8810 Phone:(480)860-2700
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
P.O. Box AB, Superior 520-689-2811
San Xavier del Bac Mission
1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson 520-294-2624
A broad range of guided tours are offered daily at this desert masterpiece which served as Wright’s personal home, studio and architecture campus.
Deer Valley Rock Center
P.O. Box 41998, Phoenix 623-582-8007
Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-941-1225
Slaughter Ranch Museum
Original 1880’ Ranch (part of the San Bernardino Spanish land grant of 1730). 15 miles outside of Douglas on Geronimo Trail. Admission Adults $3, Children under 14 free. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am3pm. Closed Mon & Tues, Christmas & New Years. www.vtc.net/sranch, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Native American Tribal Attractions
1. Kaibab-Paiute Tribe 350 miles north of Phoenix on Highway 389 and 14 miles west of Fredonia • Pipe Spring National Monument • Full hook-up RV & General Store • Museum (Arts and Crafts) • Grand Canyon-North Rim • Cedar Breaks National Monument • Hiking & hunting • Coral Pink Sand Dunes • Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park Fredonia, Arizona 86022 Phone 928-643-7245 2. Hualapai Nation 250 miles northwest of Phoenix on Route 66 and west of Grand Canyon National Park • Grand Canyon West • Trophy Elk • Desert Big Horn Sheep • White water rafting Peach Spring, Arizona 86434 Phone 888-255-9550 928-769-2216 (Tribal Council)
12. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation 23 miles east of Phoenix on Highway 87 Verde River Water Recreation • Fort McDowell Casino • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Course • Fort McDowell Adventures Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269, Phone 480-837-5121 13. White Mountain Apache Tribe Approximately 4 hours from Phoenix and 46 miles south of Show Low on Highway 73 • Sunrise Ski Resort • Fort Apache Cultural Museum • Hunting • Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Conference Center • Fishing & Camping Ft. Apache, Arizona 85926 Phone 928-338-1230
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• Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Window Rock, Arizona 86515 Phone 928-871-6436 web:www.discovernavajo.com 6. Hopi Tribe 250 miles northeast of Phoenix on Highway 264 and 67 miles north of Winslow • Stone Pueblos Villages • Ancient ceremonial dances • Cultural Center • Arts & Crafts Guild • Walpi Village Tour • Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn Second Mesa, Arizona 86043 Phone 520-734-2401 (Cultural Center) 928-734-2441 7. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe 236 miles northwest of Phoenix and located along the Colorado River near Needles, CA on Highway 95 and interstate 40 • River recreation • Avi Casino • Golf, Ghost towns • Spirit Mountain Casino • Hikin & rock hounding • Winter National Sand Drag Races Needles, California 92363 Phone 760-629-4591 8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adjacent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69 • Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall • Historic Prescott • Fishing, camping, hunting Prescott, Arizona 86301 Phone 928-445-8790 9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism 95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate 17 at Camp Verde • Cliff Castle Casino • Montezuma Castle National Monument • Jerome Historic Ghost & Mining Town • Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot National Monuments Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 Phone 928-567-3035 10. Tonto Apache Tribe 93 miles north of Phoenix and adjacent to Payson on Highway 87 • Mazatzal Casino • Winter recreation • Mogollon Rim • Tonto Natural Bridge Payson, Arizona 85541 Phone 928-474-5000 11. Colorado River Indian Tribes 189 miles west of Phoenix and along the AZ-CA border at Parker on Highway 95 • Lake Moovaly • Poston Memorial Monument • Aha’Khav Tribal Preserve • Hunting & Fishing • Colorado River Tribe Museum • Blue Water Casino Parker, Arizona 85344 Phone 928-669-9211 ext. 1324
3. Havasupai Tribe 310 miles northwest of Phoenix off Route 66 at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park • Pools of turquoise water • Spectacular waterfalls • Camping & hiking Supai, Arizona 86435 Phone: 520-448-2237/2141 (camping) 928-448-2111 (lodge) 4. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 200 miles north of Phoenix at Willow Springs and Paiute Canyon/Navajo Mountain • Paiute Canyon native basket weaving Tuba City, Arizona 86045 Phone 928-283-4589/4587 5. Navajo Nation 260 miles northeast of Phoenix, located in northern Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah - in Coconino, Navajo, & Apache Counties, Az • Monument Valley • St. Michael’s Historic Museum • Canyon De Chelly • Hubell Trading Post • Four Comers National Monument • Navajo Museum, Library, Visitor’s Center • Ten Recreational Lakes • Window Rock & Shiprock natural formations
14. San Carlos Apache Tribe 115 miles northeast of Phoenix and east of Globe on Highway 60 • Hunting & Fishing • San Carlos Lake • Apache Gold Casino • San Carlos Apache Cultural Center • Salt River Canyon San Carlos, Arizona 85550 Phone 888-275-2653 15. Gila River Indian Community 40 miles south of Phoenix off interstate 10 Gila River Heritage Theme Park • Wild Horse Pass Casino • Vee Quiva Casino • Japanese Internment Camp • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Sacaton, Arizona 85247 Phone 928-562-6000 16. Ak-Chin Indian Community 58 miles south of Phoenix on Highway 347 • Him-Dak Museum • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino • Casa Grande Ruins Monument • Farming, Basketry • St Francis Church Feast Maricopa, Arizona 85239 Phone 928-568-2227 17. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 10 miles east of Phoenix and adjacent to Scottsdale • Hoo-Hoogamiki Museum • Talking Stick Golf Course • Pavilions Shopping Center • Cypress Golf Course • Casino Arizona at Salt River Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 Phone 480-850-8000
18. Cocopah Indian Tribe 211 miles southwest of Phoenix and 13 miles south of Yuma on Highway 95 • Tribal Museum • Cocopah Indian Casino • 18 hole golf course with swimming pool & tennis courts • Tribal cultural Center • Full hook-up RV Park • Agriculture Somerton, Arizona 85350 Phone 928-627-2102
19. Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Council 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, Adjacent to Yuma off interstate 8 and located along the AZ-CA border • Historic Fort Yuma • Paradise Casino • Fort Yuma Museum (Arts & Crafts) • Water recreation • RV Parks, Fishing, camping & hunting • Port-of-Entry (U.S. & Mexico) Yuma, Arizona 85366 Phone 760-572-0213/0214 20. Tohono O’Odham Nation 136 miles south of Phoenix, 58 miles west of Tucson on Highway 86 and near the U.S. & Mexico border • San Xavier Mission Del Bac • Desert Diamond Casino • Baboquivari Mountain Park • Kitt Peak Observatory Sells, Arizona 85634 Phone 520-383-2221 ext. 285 21. Pascua Yaqui Tribe 135 miles south of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Tucson off of Interstate 19 • Casino of the Sun • Mt. Lemmon • Old Tucson Studio • Saguaro National Monument • Santa Catalina Mountain • Sonoran Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona 85746 Phone 800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000
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BlueWater Resort & Casino
Always Something to See and Do
Located in Parker, Arizona just south of Lake Havasu, the BlueWater Resort & Casino is centrally located within the tri-state area of Arizona, California and Nevada and just two hours from Phoenix, 4 hours from Los Angeles and 3 hours from the Grand Canyon. The Resort can become a convenient part of your tour itinerary for either an overnight package or a weekend getaway or longer! Occupying prime Colorado River frontage, BlueWater Resort & Casino is the ideal setting to stay and play. Their 200 spacious guestrooms all have breathtaking river views and are designed for comfort with a choice of 1 king or 2 queen oversized beds. Convenient amenities include in-room coffee makers, blow dryers, 25” TV, private balcony or patio, data ports and telephone voice mail. There is also a fitness center for guest use. Room Service is available 7 days a week and complimentary Valet and Bell service is available 24 hours a day. The BlueWater Resort Casino offers a wide scale of exciting gaming with a 10,000 square foot Bingo Hall, live Poker, Keno and 470 slot machines to choose from. The atrium features a spectacular indoor waterpark, two fabulous restaurants plus the Rivers Edge Cantina. The spacious waterfront area includes a 164-Slip Marina, Doublewide Boat Launch Ramp, Marina Shop and a sandy beach for fun and sun. There are many attractions within the nearby Parker, Arizona area including the Emerald Canyon Golf Course, the Parker Dam, the Colorado River Indian Tribe’s Museum & Library, Aha Khav Nature Preserve, Swansea Ghost Town and Poston World War II Memorial Monument. BlueWater Resort and Casino is the perfect onestop getaway for the whole family. Take in a live show or relax by the poolside. Enjoy the challenging minigolf course; play over 50 video games in the arcade or cool off in the indoor waterpark! There is always something to see and do at BlueWater. For more information and to make reservations call 928-669-7000, toll-free 888-243-3360 or visit www.BlueWaterFun.com. JUN 14-15 BlueWater Resort & Casino’s 4th Birthday Party BlueWater is planning several special events to commemorate four successful years of operation and has a fun packed summer schedule with activities for everyone. Come join the birthday bash! BlueWater is well known for its top-rated entertainment and a special concert performance will be made by “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts” for the celebration. Following the concert there will be a spectacular fireworks display and special promotions, big giveaways and birthday cake to share with all BlueWater’s loyal patrons. 888-243-3360
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CENTRAL Apache Gold Casino Resort
5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70, San Carlos 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8
• Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200seat Bingo Hall • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Special Features: Best Western Hotel, Stay and Play Packages, 18-hole golf course w/ driving range, golf school, Pro shop. RV Park with full hookups and dump station. Convenience store. All-purpose Outdoor Pavilion.
450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 760-572-7777, 888-777-4946 Paradise Casino California Off I-8, Exit 524/ adjacent to AZ casino
Spirit Mountain Casino
8555 South Highway 95, Mohave Valley 928-346-2000, 888-837-4030
NORTHERN Bucky’s Casino & Resort
530 E. Merritt, Prescott 928- 776-1666, 800-SLOTS-44
Casino Arizona - 101 & McKellips
524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR
Bucky’s Casino & Resort
Casino Arizona - 101 & Indian Bend
9700 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR
Fort McDowell Casino
Hwy 87 & Ft. McDowell, Fountain Hills 602-837-1424, 800-THE-FORT
Gila River Casino - Vee Quiva
6443 N. Komatke Lane, Laveen 520-796-7777, 800-WIN-GILA
Gila River Casino - Wild Horse
5512 W. Wild Horse Pass, Chandler 520-796-7727, 800-WIN-GILA
Cliff Castle Casino
& The Lodge at Cliff Castle 555 Middle Verde Road, off I-17, Exit 289, Camp Verde 928-567-7900, 800-381-SLOT
Gila River Casino - Lone Butte
1200 S. 56th St., Chandler 520-796-7728, 800-WIN-GILA
777 Highway 260, Pinetop 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744
• Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker; Blackjack starting soon • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes • Fun Book: Available through chamber of commerce and local motels • Special Features: Cigar bar, gift shop, Kids Arcade, conference center. 200-space fullservice RV park. Convenience store. Gas station. Ski/Outdoor Store.
Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino
15406 Maricopa Rd, Maricopa 480-802-5000, 800-HARRAHS
Casino Entertainment in June
Choose Your Pleasure
Casino Del Sol
1-800-344-9435 6/4 Crosby Stills and Nash in Concert
1-800-APACHE 8 6/5-7 Andrea and Los Guys Tejano, Variety 6/12 Gila River Musical Tejano, Variety 6/13-14 Sabor Latino Tejano, Variety 6/15 (Father’s Day) Sneezy Boyz Classic Rock, Variety 6/18-21 Walker Williams Country 6/27-28 Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns - R&B, Funk, Classic Rock Old School 6/29 Tabularasa Hip Hop, Funk, Dance
1501 E. Highway 69, Prescott 928- 445-5767, 800-SLOTS-44
Cliff Castle Casino
1-800-381-7568 Dragonfly Lounge: 6/6-7 Room To Move Variety 6/13-14 Instant Replay Hits of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s 6/20-21 Next Level R&B/Dance 6/27-28 Left of Centre Top 40 hits Stargazer Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater: 6/14 Jerry Lee Lewis
Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251, Payson 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529
SOUTHERN Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435
COLORADO RIVER REGION Blue Water Resort & Casino
11300 Resort Drive, Parker 928-669-7777, 800-747-8777 www.bluewaterfun.com
• Slots: 460 • Other Games: Live Keno, Poker, Bingo • Eating Placecs: 3 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Senior Discount: 10% room discount (except in summer) for AAA and AARP members. • Special Features: Resort rooms, pool and waterpark, fitness center, 164-slip marina, double-wide boat launch ramp, Marina Shop, conference center, concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, special events.
Casino of the Sun
7406 S. Camino De Oeste, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435
BlueWater Resort & Casino
1-800-747-8777 6/14 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Known for I Love Rock-n-Roll, #1 on the Billboard charts for 8 weeks 7/5 Infinity, A Tribute to Journey & Unauthorized Ozzy, A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne. Fireworks will follow concert.
Desert Diamond Casino
1100 West Pima Mine Road, 7 minutes south of Tucson on I-19 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS
1-866-DDC-WINS 6/14 Patty Loveless Country 6/27 Ramon Ayala Tex Mex-Norteno
Desert Diamond Casino
S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS
Bucky’s Casino & Resort
1-800-SLOTS-44 6/7-8 Terry Furlong Oldies 6/14-15 Mary Lisa McKallor Mix 6/21-22 Blue Moon Rock 6/28-29 Terry Furlong Oldies
Hon-Dah Resort Casino
1-800-929-8744 Timbers Lounge 6/3-7 Cornell Gunther’s Coasters Popular Doo-wop group from the 50s 6/10-14 The CrEagles Music from the classic rock bands “The Eagles” and “C.C.R.” 6/17-21 Shining Star - Contemporary Dance, R&B, Vintage Disco 6/24-28 Azz Izz Band “World Beat Pop”
Golden Ha:san Casino
Hwy 86, 1 mile east of Why 520-362-2746
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Cocopah Bingo & Casino
15136 S. Avenue B, Somerton 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS
• Slots: 479 • Other Games: Bingo • Restaurants: 1 Snack Bar Liquor: No • Special Features: Nonsmoking gaming areas. $1 breakfast special from 3am-10am.
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The San Carlos Apache Tribe
Experience the Culture
WO OF RKS FE HO RE PS D
by Charlis McVey
The San Carlos Apache Tribe has a very complex history that interrelates with many other tribes and Apache bands. The San Carlos band was small, but due to actions by the US Army, their name became the one by which many other bands were known. Today’s San Carlos Indians have ancestors among the Pinal Apaches, Aravaipa Apaches, Tonto Apaches and people from the Apache Peaks region. The San Carlos Apache Cultural Center tells the history of the tribe from the Apache point of view instead of a version filtered through non-Apache historians and archaeologists. Displays retell the Apache creation story, which also plays a major part in another Apache tradition, the Sunrise Dance. When the Creator made the earth there were only animals, monsters and supernatural people inside the mountains called the Ga’an. Changing Woman, the mother of the Apache people, was the first woman on Earth and she was lonely. Kneeling and praying, she was struck by lightning four times and became pregnant with twin sons - Child Born For Waters and Slayer of Enemies. The Hero Twins battled the monsters
and defeated them to make the world ready for humans, the Ndee or “People,” as the Apaches call themselves. The word Apache actually comes from other languages - the Yuma word for “fighting men” and the Zuni word for “enemy.” Changing Woman and her sons taught the People about the crown dancers and how to perform the Changing Woman ceremony. Respectful visitors to the reservation during weekends from spring through fall can attend this ceremony, the Sunrise Dance. This is a sacred and joyful celebration of the onset of puberty and the beginning of a girl’s path to becoming an Apache woman. It is not allowed to videotape the proceedings, but some still photography is allowed- please inquire. This summer visitors have a unique opportunity to learn from San Carlos Apaches as they hand down centuries of knowledge at “hands on” workshops. The Apache Gold Casino Resort will host the following cultural seminars: Buckskin & Beads, Apache Burden Basket Weaving, Apache Cradle Board Making, and Apache Violin. Special hotel packages are available June 23rd through September 5th. Class size is limited, so register early. See ad on this page. To learn more, call 1-800APACHE 8 ext. 3704.
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Per person per night based on double occupancy. Reservations required. Not valid with any other offer. Prices may change at any time. Must be 21 or older to participate in gaming activities. Some restrictions apply. $79 price good thru September 30, 2003.
Art of the Native American Church
New Exhibit at the Navajo Nation Museum
Symbols of Faith and ny usually held in a tipi where members Belief: Art of the Native sing, pray and consume their sacrament, American Church will be on view peyote, which they believe was sent by at the Navajo Nation Museum from Christ to the Indian people to represent June 25 through December 20, 2003. his body. The exhibition will feature Produced by the Gilcrease objects used during the Museum in Tulsa, ceremony. Oklahoma, it is the first The ceremonial objects organized exhibit to are highly symbolic and explore the religious decorative. These include movement that has meldrichly ornamented staffs, Big Bow Peyote Box by Johnny Hoof, ed Christianity with tradicolorful fans decorated courtesy of the Gilcrease Museum tional Native American with exotic bird feathers beliefs. (symbolizing the birds’ role in carrying prayers to the Creator), Many Native American decorated gourd rattles and reliChurch communities were congious storage boxes known as sultants and lenders to the collec“peyote boxes.” Numerous painttion and are quoted in the accomings and drawings are also a part panying text, providing insights of the exhibition. into the works of art and the For a unique look at the philosophy of the Church. The Painted Waterbucket by Sammy Largo, courtesy of the Gilcrease Museum art that has come out of this movement, now hundreds of important religious movement visit the thousands of members strong, has its Navajo Nation Museum, located in roots in the southern plains of North Window Rock, AZ. For further inforAmerica in the late 1870s. mation or tour arrangements call 928The focus of the Church’s liturgy is 871-7941. the prayer meeting, a night-long ceremoF ITS IRST KIN OF D
THESE COURSES, BEYOND VALUE.
CULTURAL SEMINARS: Buckskin & Beads ◆ Burden Baskets ◆
Apache Cradle Board Making ◆ Apache Violin This summer, learn directly from native Apaches as they pass down centuries of knowledge. Only at the Apache Gold Casino Resort. In San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Highway 70. Classes are limited, so register today. Just call 1-800-APACHE 8.
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NAVAJO HOPI WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE YAVAPAI-APACHE FORT MCDOWELL-YAVAPAI HUALAPAI Sacred Monument Tours First Mesa Tours Moccasin Track Tours Native Visions Touring Fort McDowell Adventures Hualapai River Running 435-727-3218 928-737-2262 602-249-2100 928-567-3035 480-816-6465 888-255-9550 Window Rock Polacca Phoenix Camp Verde Fountain Hills Peach Springs
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GO FOR IT ALL
Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in gaming activities. Some restrictions apply. See Casino for complete details.
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Affordable Comfort in Rocky Point Scuba Diving in the Sea of Cortez
Condominiums del Mar
For years Arizonans have been traveling to Rocky Point as a retreat from their busy lives. Time slows down and relaxation can begin. You can’t help but take deeper breaths; watch the birds fly, be mesmerized for hours by the ocean, and empty your mind of everything but the present time. Puerto Peñasco is located on the Sea of Cortez about 65 miles south of the U.S. border. This once sleepy fishing village is quickly developing into a tourist hot spot with gorgeous vacation rentals, an active nightlife, clear waters, white sand beaches and wonderful weather.
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From Wrecks to Sharks... A Spectacular Experience
miles west of San Carlos and 12 miles offshore. One can see hundreds of types of reef fish and there is always the chance of an encounter with Hammerheads or even Whale Sharks. Sea lions and seals are the main attraction to this area and the animals often approach visitors without inhibition. Watching their playful antics both above and below the water is an experience that one will remember for a lifetime. Another popular dive site is located just 30 minutes north of San Carlos. At about 20 meters depth, the nearly 180 foot tuna boat known as “Albatun” found its final resting place. Nearby lies another wreck, the “Presidente Diaz Ordaz.” This 330-foot long ferryboat was in an accident near Mazatlan. It was later towed to Guaymas, Sonora for repairs. The necessary repairs to the boat were never performed, and the ship was later sunk at the request of the local diving industry to provide for an interesting diving location. All this and more makes the San Carlos and nearby Guaymas area ideal for your next Scuba adventure. For more information contact the businesses in the directory below.
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Puerto Peñasco is a scenic, four-hour drive from both Phoenix and Tucson and you can make it there and back in a weekend, but if possible, stay longer! For relaxing, affordable vacation accommodations, Condominiums del Mar manages oceanfront properties in 3 locations in Rocky Point on the waters of the Sea of Cortez. They offer one, two, and three bedroom condominiums with fully furnished kitchens and washers and dryers in all condos for your convenience. Some units have barbecue grills for cooking your favorite fish or shrimp entrees. All condos have a spectacular view and access to the warm relaxing waters of the Sea of Cortez. You’ll enjoy many fine restaurants in Rocky Point, well known for its giant shrimp and fresh seafood. Visit the openair fresh fish market and browse the sidewalk shops. If golf is more your game, call to find out about the fantastic golf packages that Condominiums del Mar offers at the Estrella del Mar Golf Resort in Mazatlán. Relax at the Resort while golfing on the Robert Trent Jones Championship Golf Course or head to some of Mazatlán’s fine night spots! Be sure to also inquire about the other exciting rentals available in Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, and Hawaii at 1-888-ROCKYPT or 520292-3188. For more information visit www.condominiumsdelmar.com or email email@example.com.
The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is approximately 800 miles long, 139 miles wide and up to 11,000 feet deep and is thought to have been formed some five million years ago as the result of the San Andreas fault. The Sea is home to more than 3,000 species of marine animals including whales, dolphins, sharks and an incredible array of 800 varieties of fish. Many of these species are unique to the Sea of Cortez and provide an amazing diving experience for the well-seasoned diver or firsttimer alike. Diving in the Sea of Cortez is a spectacular experience; it is regarded as one of the best diving areas around. During the summer, water temperatures average 89º Fahrenheit and water visibility ranges from 10 to 75 feet, making for ideal diving conditions. In addition to Scuba, the warm summer weather is great for all water activities in San Carlos including snorkeling, sailing, chartered boat tours, kayaking and leisurely sunset cruises. One of the most popular diving excursions one will find in San Carlos is the Isla San Pedro Nolasco, also known as Sea Lion Island, which is located 17
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Crossing the Border - What to Expect
• Lukeville/Mexico Border Hours: Closed midnight to 6am. • Carry all vehicle titles/registration paperwork, or you may be turned back at the border or may get them confiscated by Mexican Customs. (Includes quads, motorcycles, dune buggies, etc.) • Always carry Mexican auto insurance on your vehicle. (Keep a copy in a safe place - away from your car.) • Visas/Auto Permits: Not required for vacation/tourist travel within the 'Free Zone' of Puerto Peñasco/Sonoyta/San Carlos- however you will need an Only Sonora pass for your car, can be obtained at any AAA office in Az. • Exemption: $400.00 per 30 day time period (Except for: tobacco - 100 cigars - 200 cigarettes/Liquor - 1 six pack/Medicine - Carry your U.S. prescription) • Contraband/Illegal Items: Desert/Marine Wildlife or Plants, Freon-12, Coral/Whale skeleton parts, Plants, Fruits/Vegetables, Pork products, Eggs/Potatoes, Avocados (with seeds), Birds, Fireworks, Firearms & Weapons For more information and an up-to-minute border wait time, visit customs.ustreas.gov. Another good source of information is the Sonora Visitors Center, call 800-4SONORA.
69.00 per night up
to 4 adults.
(formerly Club Med)
San Carlos Area Water Recreation Outfitters
San Carlos Area Water Recreation - Scuba, Boat Charters and Cruises Rental and purchase of diving equipment is available also, as is maintenance, air compression services and more. There are many sites at which to dive and explore the intricacies of the Sea of Cortez. Blue Water Sports Located in the San Carlos Plaza Hotel Beach & Fiesta Hotel Beach Phone: 011-52-622-226-0696 El Mar Diving Center Sector Creston #263, San Carlos Phone: 011-52-622-226-0404 Gary’s Dive Shop Km 10, Blvd Beltrones, San Carlos Phone: 011-52-622-226-0049 La Sirena Charters San Carlos, Phone: 928-925-2729 (US) Mexico Sailing and Diving San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico USA: 1-800-525-5524 Mexico: 011-52-622-226-0252 or 011-52-622-229-1171 Ocean Sports Scuba Center Marina San Carlos Building (next to Marina Cantina), USA: 520-977-3598 Mexico: 011-52-622-226-0696 Sonoran Sport Center Edificio Marosa No. 1, Blvd Beltrones, San Carlos, Phone: 011-52-622-226-0929 Surface Time Charters Location: E Dock, Marina San Carlos Phone: 480-897-2300
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Fall in Love with Az’s Outdoors
June 2003... Healthy Hiking, Free Fishing
by Lee Allen Ah, June - the month of lovers and a 30-day time period that makes first-time visitors lovers of Arizona’s outdoors. OK, so the first part of the month sometimes sees triple digit temperatures and late-June generally features a build-up of premonsoon humidity prior to the traditional fireworks (natural and man-made) that arrive in/on/or around the 4th of July. June is still one of the most popular months for outdoor recreation throughout the state with the ability to conduct lower-elevation activities in relative comfort at the same time that higher elevation fun kicks into high gear. While the creosote in the desert waits patiently for the arrival of summer rains, the pines in the White Mountains are equally patient and, when the first drops fall, one of Arizona’s miracles takes place - indescribable to those who have never been a part of it: the smell of the desert, or the high country, after the clouds have opened up and washed things clean. Every first Saturday in June, millions of hikers, bikers, equestrians and motorized aficionados take time to celebrate National Trails Day, this year on June 7th with the theme “Healthy Trails, Healthy People.” The goal of National Trails Day is to promote public awareness and appreciation for America’s trails, broaden the constituency of trailer users and, as the theme implies, offer a connection between outdoor trails and beneficial physical activity. Arizona hosted over 45 NTD events last year ranging from moonlight hikes to trail construction and maintenance. “This year we plan to top the successes of 2002,” says Ellen Bilbrey, Public Information Officer for Arizona’s 27 State Parks. Events are subject to change with a current schedule posted at www.azstateparks.com or by calling (800) 285 3703. Before the hiking boots get put away, pull out the deck shoes and waders because this year National Fishing and Boating Week also takes place the first week in June with Free Fishing Day on June 7. More than 1,800 nationally-sanctioned events will be held this summer, most of them occurring during Fishing and Boating week. “We expect 300,000 young anglers to congregate on ponds, lakes, rivers and coastal fisheries to compete in fishing derby events,” says Gordon Holland, executive director of Hooked on Fishing International. In Arizona, sport fishing instructors from Arizona Game & Fish will supply loaner fishing equipment at a variety of sites. “At some spots, there will be prizes donated by Wal-Mart,” says Doug Thornburg, Aquatic Education Coordinator. “Everyone who registers at G&F events gets some sort of take-home prize.” Log on to www.azgfd.com, click Aquatic Education and check out the Open-to-the-Public fishing programs by date and location. It won’t just be kids enjoying themselves either. Nationwide, over 38 million Americans enjoy fishing (and hunting) sports. “This kind of recreational activity is an immensely powerful part of the Arizona collective economic fabric,” says ASU researcher Dr. Jonathan Silberman. Arizona boasts almost 420,000 licensed anglers who last year accounted for $450,000 in retail sales. In fact, although Arizona is better known for its golf courses than its fishing ponds, throughout the United States more people prefer sinkers than putters, according to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, who report that 5,000,000 more Americans grab a fish pole than pick up a nine iron. We do both in this state... and we do both well. Colorado River waters serve up stripers and smallmouth at Havasu and the Parker Strip as well as giant catfish in Martinez Lake. Powell gives scenery along with a scrappy fight for supper. Mountain waters offer the Little Colorado in Greer and the Black or White Rivers abundant with rainbow trout. Trout practically trip over each other at Big Lake, thanks to extra stockings last year by Game and Fish. G&F biologists also expect Crescent Lake to produce some ‘awesome’ catches this summer. Central Arizona waters may be down a bit because of the drought and a paucity of winter snow and spring rains, but Pleasant Lake could offer a banner year for white bass and crappie; largemouth and smallmouth will continue to provide thrills at Bartlett, Apache and Roosevelt. Even Southern Arizona has its offerings with the tiny jewel of Rose Canyon on Mount Lemmon turning out rainbow trout and Patagonia Lake to the south offering a smorgasbord of species ready to bite.
Bio: Lee Allen is an outdoor journalist who appreciates blue skies and the beauty of nature while writing about things involving critters with fins, fur, fangs or feathers. He is a member of Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and Western Outdoor Writers. You can hear Lee Allen on KUAT News.
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NATIONAL MONUMENTS, PARKS, & HISTORIC SITES
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Tonto National Monument Coolidge Roosevelt Chinle Springerville Page Grand Canyon Ganado Camp Verde Tonalea Petrified Forest Fredonia Flagstaff Clarkdale Flagstaff Flagstaff Dos Cabezas, Willcox Bowie Ajo Tucson Tucson Tumacacori 520-723-3172 520-467-2241 928-674-5500 928-333-5375 928-608-6404 928-638-7779 928-755-3475 928-567-3322 928-672-2366 928-524-6228 928-643-7105 928-526-0502 928-634-5564 928-526-3367 928-679-2365 520-824-3560 520-847-2500 520-387-6849 520-733-5158 520-733-5153 520-398-2341
Canyon De Chelly National Monument Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Grand Canyon National Park Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site Montezuma Castle National Monument Navajo National Monument Petrified Forest National Park Pipe Spring National Monument Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument Walnut Canyon National Monument Wupatki National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie Historical Site Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Saguaro National Park (TMD - West) Saguaro National Park (RMD - EAST) Tumacacori National Historical Park
STATE PARKS & HISTORIC PARKS
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Lost Dutchman State Park McFarland State Historic Park Picacho Peak State Park Superior Apache Junction Florence Picacho Wenden Parker Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City Yuma Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson Tucson Benson Patagonia Safford Tombstone Tubac 520-689-2811 480-982-4485 520-868-5216 520-466-3183 928-669-2088 928-667-3231 928-855-2784 928-855-1223 928-783-4771 928-634-5283 928-567-3275 928-289-4106 928-634-5381 928-337-4441 928-282-6907 928-779-4395 928-282-3034 928-476-4202 520-628-5798 520-586-2283 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252
COLORADO RIVER REGION
Alamo Lake State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu State Park Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Fort Verde State Historic Park Homolovi Ruins State Park Jerome State Historic Park Lyman Lake State Park Red Rock State Park Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Slide Rock State Park Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Catalina State Park Kartchner Caverns State Park Patagonia Lake State Park Roper Lake State Park Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest Springerville Flagstaff Williams Prescott Phoenix 928-333-4301 928-527-3600 800-863-0546 928-445-1762 602-225-5200
Coronado National Forest Tucson 520-670-4552
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Kofa National Wildlife Refuge San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery Parker Sasabe Ajo Cibola Needles, CA Yuma Yuma Douglas 928-338-4901 928-667-4144 520-823-4251 520-387-6483 928-587-3253 619-326-3853 928-783-3371 928-783-7861 520-364-2104 928-338-4901 928-767-3456
MULESHOE RANCH PRESERVE
Historic buildings from the late 1880’s, ideal for individuals or groups looking for a scenic retreat in the high desert. Overnight guests can enjoy hiking, birding, and natural hot springs.
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Lizard Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Have you ever stopped to wonder why Arizona lizards do “pushups” to display those marvelous abs of azure? Participants can observe this unique behavior and learn why lizards have blue bellies during the guided “Learn Your Desert Spiny Lizard, Lizards” walks each month courtesy of Pete Moulton this Summer at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The tours take place from 911am on June 28, July 26 and August 30. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a 320 acre desert plant collection and Arizona State Park cooperatively managed with the University of Arizona. Various colorful and comical lizards are common along the main trail — and more closely observed at trailside than in the open desert where they are furtive and wary of people. Arizona Game and Fish Department herpetologist Daren Riedle will lead the walk up the main trail that circles for 1.5 miles through the Arboretum. Participants should carry binoculars and water bottles, wear a hat and dress for a warm day. “I have visited the Arboretum and observed species including Tree Lizards, Greater Earless and Zebra-tailed Lizards, Western Whiptails, Side-Blotched and Regal Horned Lizards. Included with Western Spiny Lizards, Chuckwallas and Gila Monsters, that would round out to nine possible species visitors could observe during a walk,” said Riedle. “Other reptiles we might observe include Coachwhips, Sonoran Whip Snakes, Patchnose Snakes and four species of rattlesnakes (Western Diamondback, Mojave; Blacktail; and Tiger),” added Riedle, who has traveled throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma studying reptiles. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located just one hour due east of Phoenix - right near milepost 223 on highway 60. Regular hours at the park are 8-5 daily. Daily admission of $6 for adults and $3 for kids age 5-12 includes the guided walk. For other details call 520-689-2811. Or visit the website: http://ag.arizona.edu/events/ lizardwalk.html
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Excavation at Ancestral Hopi Sites
Visitors Welcome at Chevelon Ruin Near Winslow
Arizona State Museum’s Homol’ovi Research Program (HRP) is returning to the field! Archaeologists Chuck Adams, Rich Lange, and crew of students and volunteers have initiated research at Chevelon Ruin - at 500 rooms, the third largest of the Homol’ovi villages, a cluster of ancestral Hopi sites near Winslow, AZ. From June 1 through July 12, the crew will be mapping and conducting limited excavations where the only previous professional excavations were conducted in 1896 by the Smithsonian’s Jesse Walter Fewkes. The Hopi word for Chevelon is Tsakwavayu or “blue running water.” It is contemporary with the other Homol’ovi villages (a Hopi word meaning “place of little buttes”), dating
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roughly from the 1280s to the 1380s. Because it sits adjacent to Chevelon Creek, a perennial stream, the site has access to unique plants and animals as well as a significant flow of water that could have been used to irrigate cotton and other crops. Chevelon Ruin also has nearly ten times as many pottery shards of White Mountain Red Ware as any of the other Homol’ovi villages, which equates with significant trade. Visitors to the Chevelon site are welcome at any time during excavation but most especially at the annual Open House on July 5. Pick up a map at the Homolovi Ruins State Park visitor center, 928-289-4106. From Flagstaff, take I-40 east to Hwy. 87 North, use Exit 257.
No Campfire Restrictions
On the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests
Because of favorable conditions on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests, Forest Service officials are not implementing campfire and smoking restrictions at this time. Conditions on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are much better than last year because of the precipitation northern Arizona received in March and April, and because temperatures were cooler than normal. “We’re pleased that last year isn’t repeating itself. The forests are open and ready for visitors; however, it’s important to remember to keep an eye on your campfire and make sure it’s cold to the touch before leaving,” said Forest Supervisor Mike Williams. Most Forest Service campgrounds are open, although two campgrounds are closed this summer for renovation: Dogtown Lake Campground, south of Williams; and Pine Grove Campground, southeast of Flagstaff. Individual (family) sites are available on a first-come, firstserved basis. For fire restrictions and general fire information on public lands in the Southwest, visit website www.fs.fed.us/r3/fire, or call toll free 1877-864-6985.
Ongoing State Park Events
JAN 1-DEC 31 SEDONA 1st Sunday at Red Rock Red Rock State Park - Lecture and slide shows or demonstrations covering a variety of topics - first Sunday of each month, 2p, reservations req’d. 928282-6907 JAN 1-DEC 31 ORACLE Historic Kannally Ranch House Tours Oracle State Park - Tour this Mediterranean Revival Style home built in 1929, Sat, Sun, and Holidays at 10a & 2p. 520-896-2425 JAN 1-DEC 31 COTTONWOOD Campfire Programs Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Campfire programs on various topics, Saturdays and Sundays, 2p & 4p. 928-828-2202 JAN 1-DEC 31 BENSON Educational Programs Kartchner Caverns State Park - Programs on bats, hummingbirds, desert plants, reptiles, composting & soldiers in the SW. Weekly basis, various times and dates. 520-586-4114 JAN 1-DEC 31 CAMP VERDE Living History Fort Verde State Historic Park - Living history presentations on site, upon request as staffing allows. Daily. “The History of the Apache Scouts” video presentation. Call for times. 928-567-3275 MAY 1-SEP 30 SHOW LOW Outdoor Talks Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - Staurdays at 7p U.S. Forest Service will give one-hour talks regarding various outdoor topics. 928-537-3680 MAY 1-SEP 30 ST. JOHNS Petroglyph & Ruin Tours Lyman Lake State Park - Ranger-guided petroglyph & ruin tours, Saturdays & Sundays. Petrogylphs: 10a and Ruins: 2p. 928-337-4441
A few campfire safety reminders:
· Use existing campfire rings to minimize impacts to the area and to the soil. Make a fire only if you have the water and shovel to put it out. · Avoid making a campfire during the windy part of the day. Winds usually diminish at night when a campfire is welcome. · Keep your campfire as small as practical - stop adding wood to the fire about an hour before going to bed or leaving your campsite. It’ll be easier to put out. · To make sure your campfire is out, drown it with water and smother it with dirt. It should be cool enough to touch with the back of your hand.
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SOUTHERN Ironhorse Guest Ranch PO Box 536, Tombstone, 85638 520-457-9361
CENTRAL Bumble Bee Ranch HC34 Box 5075, Mayer, 86333 Reservations: 623-374-0002
Thus It Began...
History and Heritage of Dude Ranches
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• 18 rooms, 10 suites • Working Ranch on 51,000 acres • Entertainment, food, riding programs. Close to Nogales and Tombstone, other nearby attractions include the Pima Air Museum, Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Biosphere II, the Chiricahua Mountains and Patagonia Lake.
• Open year round, Tues-Sun • 2 guest houses - sleep 10 plus campgrounds • Weddings, Special events, corporate & private programs, retreats, Catering Department, live entertainment & Native American Dancers for Group Events • Cattle drives, horseback riding, Hummer tours, ATV adventures, target shooting, helicopter tours, gold panning, nature hikes.
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Cottonwood Canyon Ranch 750 S. Klondyke Rd., Pima 520-507-7443
NORTHERN 26 Bar Ranch P.O. Box 1925 Springerville, 85938 928-333-2102
• 4 rooms • Hiking, Birdwatching, Horseback riding, Horse hotel.
Lazy K Bar Ranch 8401 N. Scenic Dr., Tucson, 85743 800-321-7018
• Bed & Breakfast • Working Ranch, Applied Horsemanship with Instruction June thru August. Fishing, hiking, photography.
• Open year round • 24 casitas • Horseback riding, heated pool, hiking, rappelling, cookouts, hayrides, country western dancing & nature programs. Team penning a specialty, riding lessons available.
Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center Haviland’s Old West Adventures East of SR 260 on Buck Springs Rd. Pinetop, Az 85935, 928-369-1000
• Horseback Riding, rodeos, roping, Chuckwagon Adventures on weekends including dinner and entertainment.
Grapevine Canyon Ranch P. O. Box 302, Pearce, 85625 Reservations: 800-245-9202
• Open year round • 11 rooms • Swimming pool, Hot tub, Recreation room, Meeting space, Daily maid service, Bar, Gift shop, Laundry facility. • Cookouts, Guided hikes, Fishing, Sightseeing tours, Riding lessons, Cattle roundups, Cattle/ranch work, Specialty rides/trips.
X Diamond Ranch P.O. Box 791, Springerville, 85938 928-333-2286
Crown C Guest Ranch P.O. Box 984, Sonoita, 85637 Reservations: 520-455-5739
• Open year round • 6 Cabins • White Mountains photo workshops, Archaeological Field School at Little Bear Archaeological Site, Little House Museum, weddings, retreats, reunions. • Trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, tours, seasonal activities.
By the end of the 1800’s people were flocking to the American West in an effort to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. By that time most of the area had been explored and these travelers were drawn by the stories of the area’s beauty and adventure. Due to the ease of travel provided by transcontinental rail systems visitors soon came in hordes, a fact which the West was ill equipped to handle. The dude ranch industry evolved in order to meet the needs of the many travelers wishing to explore the territory. The ranches began as cattle or horse ranches whose owners were besieged with requests for food & shelter and, as was typical of the of the time, offered their services to those who asked. At one point money was offered for these services and soon people began to see it as a way to make a living and began building ranches for the specific purpose of taking lodgers and helping them explore the beauty of the West. You can still find working ranches today with the same mission of helping people to explore the area and to get a taste of what ranch life is like. Here in Arizona, in fact, we have several ranches rich in history which their owners are happy to share with their visitors.
One of these is the X Diamond and MLY Ranch, settled in 1879. John & Molly Butler began the family ranching tradition in the early 1900s when they guided famous folk such as President Roosevelt on horseback rides throughout the majestic White Mountains. In fact, the Ranch is still owned and operated by the Butlers’ descendants. Another example of a ranch rich in history is the 26 Bar Ranch. The ranch was started by none other than John Wayne and his partner Louis Johnson as a working cattle ranch that, to this day, raises some of the most famous Hereford Cattle in the world. The main buildings were built by the Mars-Milky Way Candy Company in the early 30s and 40s, then called the “Milkyway Ranch.” It is now owned, however, by the Hopis who in owning it have reclaimed some of their ancestral land, bringing some of their own history and heritage. Now more recently looked upon as a safe haven for travelers looking for a more low profile destination, dude ranches are still dedicated to giving you the vacation of a lifetime while inviting you into their home and sharing their history. X Diamond & MLY Ranch, 928-333-2286 26 Bar Ranch, 928-333-2102
• Open Year Round • Accommodations for 18 • On-site Activities: Swimming, tennis, horseshoes, horseback riding. • Off-site Activities: Hiking, biking, birding, cattle drives, scenic railroad, horse racing (Apr-May), ropings on the weekends.
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Grapevine Canyon Ranch
The Magic and Mystique of the Old West
Grapevine Canyon Ranch, tucked in the foothills of the majestic Dragoon Mountains in Southeastern Cochise County, is preparing to mark twenty years as a guest ranch. The hosts, Eve and Gerry Searle, opened the ranch to the public in 1983 wanting to share the magic and mystique of the Old West and its “knight in leather armor”... the American Cowboy. Spreading graciously over ninety acres, Grapevine comfortably and intimately hosts thirty guests in a dozen casitas and cabins set among the manzanita and Arizona Oak. There is an extensive riding program, with group lessons available for those brand new to horses. Each day offers a three-hour Trail Ride serving as an introduction for first-timers. For those who’ve passed their “Lope Check,” an Advanced Ride offers a chance to pick up the pace across the meadows or wind through the mesquite at an easy lope - just enough to feel the soft high desert breeze in their hair. Enthusiastic riders might choose the All Day Ride and visit the Cochise Stronghold or Wild Horse Canyon. Two rides weekly trailer to Old Fort Bowie and the Chiricahua National Monument for Off Ranch Adventure rides. Day rides have about seven hours saddletime. Guests are invited to join ranch cowboys on their rounds of checking fence, gathering and moving cattle, or packing salt twice a week. There are short trail rides after lunch. During the summer, the day’s second ride heads out after dinner, giving the guests the chance to witness Arizona’s spectacular sunsets from horseback, coming back home as the stars begin to shine in the balmy twilight. All riding and three mouth-watering, delicious meals a day are included in the daily rate. A swimming pool and hot tub are available for anyone looking to indulge in some hydrotherapy. Guests and staff alike can team for a rousing game of pool or ping pong in the Buffalo Room, enjoy one of the myriad westerns in the Video Room, or simply engage in a fascinating conversation with other guests or the hosts in front of the fire in the Longhorn Room. Call 800-245-9202 for reservations or enjoy a virtual visit at www.gcranch.com.
Paradise Guest Ranch P.O. Box 790, Buffalo, WY 82834 307-684-7876
Muleshoe Ranch RRI, Box 1542 Willcox 520-586-7072
• 5 rooms • Guided nature trails, birding, “cowboy” hot tubs.
Rex Ranch P.O. Box 636, Amado, 85645 Reservations: 520-398-2914
• Open May 25 thru September 21 • Accommodations for 72 people • Luxury log cabins with fireplaces, outdoor decks & spacious living rooms. Heated pool, spa, old western saloon & dining room. • Horseback riding, same horse for the week, fly fishing program with instruction, trout ponds & guided trips, pack trips to high mountain fishing camp. Adventure trips, historical excursions. Chuckwagon dinners, full kid’s program with counselor.
• Open year round • 30 rooms • Historic casitas, unheated pool, hot tub, 2 page spa treatment menu, conference rooms, special events facilities. • Horseback riding, restaurant (open for dinner Wed-Sun by reservation), mountain bike rentals, hiking & biking trails.
Coffee Creek Ranch HC 2 Box 4940, Trinity Center, CA 96091 800-624-4480
Price Canyon Ranch 10923 Price Canyon, Douglas, 85608 520-558-2383
• Open April 1 thru November 30 • Accommodations for 50 people • Trinity Alps Wilderness, fly-fishing stream, secluded cabins, pool, spa, stocked pond, weddings, meetings, family reunions. • Hayrides, gold panning, nightly entertainment, hiking, supervised activities for 3-17 year olds, babysitting during rides for those under 3. Mountain trails, loping/horsemanship lessons, hunting & other seasonal activities.
• Open year round • 10 rooms • Swimming pool, Hot tub, Recreation room with fireplace, pool table, satellite TV, games, cards, puzzles, books, kitchen & dining room, Meeting space, Gift shop, Laundry facility. • Cookouts, Hiking, Fishing, Specialty rides, ranch work, trail rides for different experience levels, arena games, wildlife, birding, small catfish pond.
Big Bar Guest Ranch P.O. Box #27 Jesmond, Clinton British Columbia, Canada VOK 1KO 250-459-2333
• Open year round
• 17 rms, 4 cabins, summer teepees & campground
• Horseback riding includes day rides & 5day package overnight pack trips, cattle drives 3 days a week for experienced riders, gold panning, canoes, paddle boats, trout
fishing, mountain biking, fireside lounge for relaxing, library, billiards, game room, Kid’s Corner programs 2-3 times/week, children’s pony rides. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.
Sunglow Ranch 14066 South Sunglow, Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334
• 9 rooms • Casitas, Cafe, Full meal service. • Stargazing, Birding, Hiking, Biking.
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Tombstone Territories RV Park
Your Oasis from the Heat
With the summer months and warmer, well…HOT weather approaching, it seems almost natural to think to head north. However, in Southern Arizona, there is an oasis from the heat. Tombstone Territories RV Park in Huachuca City provides a summer haven for Rvers, rarely breaking 90 degrees. Located 60 miles southeast of Tucson in beautiful and historically rich Cochise County, Tombstone Territories boasts the fact that their location at a 4000 foot elevation makes for temperatures usually 15-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Their elevation also creates aweinspiring views in every direction, and also a bird watcher’s paradise! There are miles of hiking, riding and biking trails. Other amenities for outdoor enthusiasts are a heated pool, spa, BBQ, and fire pit. An exercise path surrounds the perimeter of the resort, perfect for walkers and joggers to enjoy. And the designated paths in the desert are for a different walk. Both horseshoes and bocce ball games can be played in the mesquite grove. The large recreation hall has a kitchen, library, billiards, table tennis, shuffleboard, darts and phones/modems. Tombstone Territories is a community that has organized activities on an almost daily basis. There is always an activity schedule posted at the clubPR OF ILE
Cortez Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Kampground 27432 E. Hwy. 160 970-565-9301, 800-562-3901 100 units, RV Sites, all pull-thrus. 50 amp. service. Kamping Kabins. Indian teepees. Playground & spa. Deluxe tent sites. 2 laundry rooms, swimming pool, KOA Gold Rated. Credit cards accepted. McPhee Campground State Hwy. 184, 970-882-2294 76 sites located on McPhee lake. Large sites for RV camping, some with full service hookups. Group sites available. All sites have picnic table and fire grates. 11 miles NE of Cortez of State Hwy. 184. 7,100 feet elevation. Dolores Cozy Comfort RV Park 1501 Central Ave. 970-882-2483, 800-757-1723 12 sites. Full hook-ups, 2 tent sites, camping cabin, dump station, fishing, grills, laundry, pets, restaurants nearby, showers, toilets. 500 feet from river. Credit cards accepted, senior discount, handicapped accessible. Dolores River RV Park and Cabins 18680 Hwy. 145, 970-882-7761 800-200-2399, www.doloresriverrv.com firstname.lastname@example.org 81 sites. 12 cabins. Experience the beauty and serenity of the Dolores River and the quaintness of the Dolores River Valley. Only minutes from Telluride, Mesa Verde and Durango. On the river, also has fishing ponds, horseshoe pits, large rec hall, kitchen, family reunions welcome. Cable TV, private internet hook-up, laundry, pets allowed on leash. Credit cards accepted. Outpost RV Park 1800 Central Ave., 970-882-7271 800-382-4892, www.doloreslodging.com email@example.com 16 sites. On river, fishing, laundry, picnic area, restaurant nearby, 50 amp service, TV. Credit cards accepted.
house/recreation hall, so you will know what’s going on. Some planned events include potluck meals, wine tasting, craft sales, bingo, and live entertainment. There are scheduled times for many games, including board games, cards, rock races and dominos, although you are free to play at any time. There is a pitch and putt course, so come out and sharpen your short game. All you need is your own clubs, golf shoes are not required. Tombstone Territories has 102 huge (40’x80’) pull-through lots with full hookups including cable. Two laundry facilities are in the park. There are RV storage facilities, propane, and a disposal station as well, for added convenience. They accept Good Sam, Passport America and Happy Camper Members. The quiet, tranquil location of the resort is within an easy drive to many other "cool" summer attractions: Kartchner Caverns, the San Pedro Riparian Area, Tombstone, Bisbee, Cochise Stronghold, and Babocomari Creek are all within an easy driving distance from the resort. No matter what time of year it is, Tombstone Territories RV Resort is the destination for Top Rally, and Clubs/Groups. For more information, please call toll-free 877-316-6714, or visit their website: www.tombstoneterritories.com.
Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Flying J Travel Plaza 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Petro Truck Stop - I-40 exit 66 Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Baskin Robbins. travel/convenience store, filling station, ATM/check cashing, showers, video game arcade, movie theater, laundry room, AT&T/SmartStop phones, mailing services, internet kiosks, lighted parking Quartzsite - I-10 exit 17 Pilot Travel Center #328 928-927-7777 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store.
Durango Alpen - Rose RV Park 27847 Hwy. 550 N., 970-247-5540 877-259-5791, www.alpenroservpark.com 108 sites, 30/50 amps AAA, AARP and Good Sam discounts. Big rig sites, heated swimming pool, game room, Internet access, laundry, breakfast 7 days a week, lounge/rec center, full bathrooms with showers, volleyball, tetherball, putt-putt, basketball, pavilion, fishing pond, convenience store, movie rentals. Haviland Lake Campground Hwy. 550, 970-259-2978 45 sites, some with water and electric. All sites have picnic tables and fire grates. Large sites for RV camping. 15 miles north of Durango. 8,100 feet elevation. Junction Creek Campground Hwy 550 via 25th St., 970-247-8301 34 sites. 3 miles west of Durango, elevation 7,300 feet. All sites have picnic tables, fire grates, & water access. Some RV size sites. Mancos Mesa Verde RV Resort 35303 U.S. Hwy. 160 970-533-7421, 800-776-7421 www.mesaverdervresort.com firstname.lastname@example.org Formally Mesa Verde Kampark. 48 sites and growing! Under new ownership, 3/4 mile from entrance of Mesa Verde National Park on highway 160. 20, 30 and 50 amp hookups. Several pull-thru sites. Heated pool, 2 spas, laundry facilities, restrooms, pets welcome. High speed internet available at 20 sites. LP gas. Good Sam members, AAA, and AARP discounts. 3rd night free. Credit cards accepted. Silverton Silver Summit RV Park & Jeep Rentals PO Box 656, 970-387-0240 800-352-1637, email@example.com www.silverton.org/silversummit Open May 15 to October 15. No age restrictions, pets allowed. 39 RV sites, hot tub, each site has grassy area, within walking distance of town, jeep rentals on site, laundry, showers, limited groceries. Stoner Stoner Creek RV Park 25113 Hwy. 145, 970-882-2204 coloradodirectory.com/stonercreekrvpark The RV park has 26 RV sites and some tent sites. Three cabins on the creek with cable TV, fishing, kitchenettes and laundry. Fully furnished. Restaurant on property. Credit cards accepted.
Truck Stops in Az
Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 Petro Truck Stop 5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, travel and convenience store, mail services, internet kiosks, arcade, movie theater, laundry room, lighted parking, phones. Eloy - I-10 exit 203 Travel America Travel Center 2949 S. Toltec Rd., 520-466-7363 Country Pride Restaurant, Taco Bell, A & W. Parking, showers, RV dump, laundry room, travel store, driver’s lounge. Gila Bend - I-8 & Hwy 80 exit 115 Love’s Travel Stop #296 928-683-2210 Taco Bell. Parking, showers, RV dump, ATM, phone banks, calling cards, mail services, driver rest area, trucking supplies, convenience store. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Letham, 480-963-1118 The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut. Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge, game room, laundry.
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Apache Junction Apache Gardens Home Communities 1617 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-288-0311 www.sunhome.biz, firstname.lastname@example.org 105 spaces. Pets allowed. CATV Country Villa Home Community 2325 W. Virginia, 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, email@example.com 70 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, rec hall, game room, handicap access, heated pool, horseshoe court. Melrose Home Community 355 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, firstname.lastname@example.org 25 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, restrooms, showers, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall.
Winslow - I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081 Country Market Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms.
Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 520-377-0001 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store. Willcox - 1-10 exit 340 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311 Arizona Taco, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking.
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Shady Rest Mobile Home Park 11435 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-6997 www.apolloproperties.com/shadyrest.html 24 sites. Clubhouse with full kitchen, stage and sound system. Cable TV, heated swimming pool. Library, billiard room, BBQ, shuffleboard, bingo, potluck dinners, horseshoes, dances, crafts, golf, computer services. Sundowner Home Community 105 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521 www.sunhome.biz, firstname.lastname@example.org 114 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, CATV, game room, rec hall, heated pool, horseshoe court. Weavers Needle Travel Trailer 250 S. Tomahawk Rd., 480-982-3683 www.apolloproperties.com/weavers 400 RV spaces. Age 55+, pets allowed. Cable TV, internet hook-up, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, laundry, dump station, handicap access, game room, rec. hall, heated pool plus spa, library, computer room, equipped exercise room, horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf. Wickiup Home Community 2015 E. Old West Hwy., 480-982-6604 www.sunhome.biz, email@example.com 111 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, showers, restrooms, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall, shuffleboard.
Chandler Wishing Well Mobile Home & RV Park 800 E. Chandler Blvd., 480-963-4252 www.apolloproperties.com Mesa Deserama Home Community 2434 E. Main St., 480-964-8850 www.sunhome.biz, firstname.lastname@example.org 140 spaces. Age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game rm, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard. New Hope Home Community 5933 E. Main St., 480-830-1080 480-832-2089, www.sunhome.biz email@example.com 173 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, putt-putt golf. Payson Payson Campground and RV Resort 808 E. Hwy. 260, 928-472-2267 firstname.lastname@example.org 60 sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, dump station, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall.
Phoenix Desert's Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy, 602-789-6903 www.desertsedgerv.com, email@example.com 210 RV sites, full hook-ups (30/50 amps) No age restrictions! Pet restrictions, no tents, gravel, patios, city water, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, ATM, laundry, public phone, limited RV supplies, LP gas. Satellite TV, heated pool, spa, rec hall, game room, & planned activities.
Lake Havasu City Havasu Landing Resort & Casino Box 1707, 760-858-4593, 800-307-3610 www.havasulanding.com firstname.lastname@example.org Full hook ups, market, laundromat, showers, deli, 24 hour security, boat launch, swim beach. Wenden Morenga Palms RV Park PO Box 68, 928-859-3722 www.azoutback.com/morenga.htm email@example.com 52 spaces. Phones, club house, laundry, exercise room, showers, handicapped accessible. Desert hiking trails, fire ring for evening gatherings, BBQ and picnic area, off road trails accessible from park. Yuma Del Pueblo RV Park and Tennis Resort 14794 Avenue 3E, 928-317-1979 delpueblorv.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Yuma's newest RV Resort! Lighted tennis court, volleyball court, horseshoes, putting green and shuffleboard, heated lap pool and jacuzzis, professional billiard tables, beauty shop. 480 spaces. Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. 928-342-2992, 866-440-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com email@example.com Laundry, showers, restrooms, 3 par 9 hole golf course, pro shop, activity office, library, email station, craft room, billiard room, lounge, ballroom, fitness center, shuffleboard court, volleyball court, cafe.
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Blythe, California Rancho Ventana RV Resort 4410 N. Arrowhead Blvd., 760-921-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org Country club living at a fraction of the price! Located on 18 hole golf course, gated community. 212 sites, 50AMP, sewer, water, cable TV, internet hook-up, natural gas, telephone. Laundry, restroom, showers, clubhouse with kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi, pool table, ping-pong, horseshoes, golf tournaments. Age restricted, open October April. Ehrenberg River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641 riverbreezerv.com, email@example.com 94 RV sites, laundry, store, LP gas, fishing, boating & skiing. Credit cards accepted, rec room, handicapped access, pool & spa, phone hu/modem, restrooms, showers, full hookup sites, free cable. Nearby golf, shopping, banking & restaurants. Open year round. Families, groups, & rally are welcome. Swimming beach w/200 ft. of shoreline & boating beach, boat launch ramp. El Centro, California Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd. 760-352-7061, 800-545-6481 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com firstname.lastname@example.org 500 sites. Cable TV, cafe, country store, heated pool and spa, laundry room, shuffleboard, library, clubroom, billiards room, golf course and golf shop, horseshoes, lakes.
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Free Camping & RV Resources
• Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument is Cottonwood Campground, just 1/2 mile south of the Visitor Center. There are 104 RV and tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. Facilities are open from April to October and there are flush toilets, picnic tables and drinking water available. No fee required to stay here. Adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge on the North Kaibab Trail. Chinle, Arizona • Unless posted, many Wal-Mart stores allow RVers to spend the night for free in their parking lot. Please look for signs indicating otherwise. • Globe - Apache Gold Casino, 7 1/2 miles east of Globe on Highway 70 permits free overnight parking in the parking lot. The RV Park charges a fee; there is a dump station available there. • Kayenta - Free camping is available at Navajo National Monument, located only 30 miles from Kayenta. The primitive campsite has 30 paved sites to accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. Facilities are limited but offer a bathroom and drinking water. • Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot. • Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.
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Cornville Lo Lo Mai Springs RV Resort 11505 Lo Lo Mai Rd. 928-634-4700, www.lolomai.com firstname.lastname@example.org 90 sites. No age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry, handicap access, game rm, rec hall. Flagstaff Black Barts 2760 E. Butler Ave., 928-774-1912 928-774-6673, blackbartssteakhouse.com email@example.com 174 RV spaces with full hook-ups. Pull through sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry room. Internet hook-up, steakhouse, market, general store and antique store on premises. RV supplies available. Credit cards accepted. Munds Park Munds Park RV Campground 17550 S. Munds Ranch Rd. 928-286-1309, 800-243-1309 www.mundsparkrv.com firstname.lastname@example.org Elevation 6700 ft. Open April 1 to November 1. 264 total spaces. 164 gravel, some shaded, 19 pull-thrus (18x65), back-ins (21x40), 164 water, electric (30/50 amps), 129 sewer, 5 tent sites. Restrooms, showers, dump, security, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, modem hu/office, CATV. Heated pool, spa, rec hall, game room, planned activities, playground. Pinetop Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260, 928-369-7400 800-929-8744, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. Prescott Willow Lake RV 1617 Heritage Park Rd. 928-445-6311, 800-940-2845 200 sites. Swimming pool, laundry room, store, 10 minute walk to lake. Restrooms, showers, dump station, cable, email station. Show Low Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St., 928-537-4611 www.apolloproperties.com/waltners.htm 146 RV sites with full hookups. 30 amps. Laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, cable TV available, BBQ, rec hall, card games, Bingo, pool tables, ping pong, craft, library, golfing programs, horseshoes, hiking and fishing. Be Sure To Fill Out Our Contest Form on Page 31 for a Chance to Win a Free Trip!
Winslow Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35 mi. east of Flagstaff 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002 www.meteorcrater.com email@example.com 71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, public phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground.
Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 520-457-3573, 800-574-0417 www.tombstone1880.com/trailriders/ firstname.lastname@example.org Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones. Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl., 520-883-4771 www.sunhome.biz, email@example.com 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting. Parklane Mobile Estates 5255 S. Park. Ave., 520-889-5101 www.apolloproperties.com/parklane.htm Clubhouse, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge & fireplace, billiards, shuffleboard, heated pool, jacuzzi, laundry facility, playground. Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000, 800-424-9191 VoyagerRV.com, firstname.lastname@example.org From Jct. of I-10 and Kolb Rd. (Exit 270), S. 0.5 mi. on Kolb Rd. (L). 1,576 full hookup sites with patios, includes back-ins, big rig sites, and 100 foot pull thrus, modern hu/site. Telephones available at sites. Restrooms and showers, dump, security, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, food service. Heated pools, spa, rec hall, activities, 9-hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts, 36 room Inn, Day Spa, Massage Center, and planned activities.
Benson Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge 520-586-0600, www.cochise-terrace.com email@example.com 145 spaces, lots 40x50, heated pool and spa, game room, no age restriction, pets allowed, cable TV, internet access, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, laundry room, rec hall, handicap access, dump station. Clifton Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 townofclifton.com, firstname.lastname@example.org New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, dump station, showers, restrooms, landscaped, pets ok. Located on the banks of the San Francisco River in the historic mining town of Clifton and the south end of the Coronado Trail. Mild year round climate. Quiet setting. Huachuca City Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82 520-457-2584, 877-316-6714 www.tombstoneterritories.com email@example.com 102 HUGE pull-through lots with full hookups. We love pets! Large rec room with kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts and more! Pool, spa, and BBQ. Miles of hiking/riding/biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, Happy Camper members welcome. Very competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40’ x 80’) sites with FHU w/cable. 2 laundry rooms, showers, modem friendly, propane, and many more amenities. Wonderful views. See our Ad in this issue.
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APACHE JUNCTION Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 877-465-3226 Electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, recreation hall, swimming. BENSON Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge, 800-495-9005 520-586-0600 www.cochise-terrace.com. CASA GRANDE Campground Buena Tierra 1995 South Cox Road, 888-520-8360 E-bnd: Jct of I-10 & SR-84 (exit 198), continue on exit ramp to Cox Rd, S 0.5 mi; W-bnd: Jct of I-10 & I-8, W on I-10 to exit 198, W 500í to Cox Rd, S 0.5 mi. Pet rstctns, 15 tent sites. FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 MESA Fiesta RV Resort 3811 E. University Dr., 480-832-6490 877-506-0071 336 full hookups, 23 pull-throughs, Cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, recreational facilities, library, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, driving cage, ceramics, heated pool & spa, and golf nearby. HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, www.hon-dah.com 198 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. LAKE HAVASU Havasu Landing RV Park & Campground 760-858-4593, www.havasulanding.com Full hook-ups, laundry, showers, deli, security, boat launch, swin beach.
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TOMBSTONE Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, Color Cable TV, large clean rooms, phones.
TUCSON Voyager R.V. Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd., 800-424-9191 YUMA Westwind RV 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. • 866-440-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com WINSLOW Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35mi east of Flagstaff. 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002 www.meteorcrater.com 71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground. Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 www.cliftonrvpark.com Camping and RV spaces, pull thrus, dump station, showers.
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