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Astronomy..............................................................................................33 Attractions........................................................................................34-35 Bed & Breakfasts...................................................................................28 Birdwatching..........................................................................................33 Casinos, Regional..................................................................................36 Central Arizona ...................................................................................4-7 Cochise County...................................................................................20-21 Colorado River Region......................................................................22-23 Events, Featured ..............................................................................24-25 September Events ...........................................................................30 October Events.................................................................................31 November Events.............................................................................32 Flagstaff ....................................................................................................10 Globe-Miami ..............................................................................................6 Grand Canyon ......................................................................................12-13 Green Valley..............................................................................................21
Letter from the Publisher
The shoulder season is upon us in Southern Arizona, that time between peak seasons when tourist attention shifts from the cool northlands to the cozy southern climes. Businesses that depend on tourism throughout Arizona and the Southwest region in general will be looking for AZ Tourist News to continue to provide the information that you, our readers, need in order to find them and the destinations with which they are associated. Oddly enough, we have been criticized from time to time for taking care of our advertisers first at the expense of the information our readers like to take advantage of. Not only do we find this criticism somewhat specious, we believe that our advertisers are intrinsically linked with whatever character that makes a place attractive. They are inseparable. That being said, it is our mission first to provide information that will inspire readers to take action - by highlighting an event they were not aware of or an opening of some small out of the way gem that would go unnoticed unless you read AZ Tourist News. But while all of our information is gathered for you by our earnest efforts, it is BROUGHT TO YOU by our advertiser’s sponsorship. The way we work is simple. We know and understand that our information results in benefits for businesses that you, as tourists, rely on in your journeys throughout Arizona and the Southwest. No matter where you go, you will need lodging, food, other activities, etc. The businesses that provide these services are the ones that recognize the value of our efforts the most. In turn, they support us with advertising. It is then our job to put their best face on the message we provide in order to drive business their way. In short, they allow us to exist. Meanwhile, we exist to furnish travelers with information and inspiration. If you are so inspired, dear reader, you can help by patronizing our sponsors, thus assuring satisfaction for all three partners in this relationship. Please be aware that if a location is such that I wouldn’t go there myself then we won’t look for them as advertisers. Naturally, it is our responsibility to showcase our advertiser’s finest attributes. We are proud to emphasize the positive. Unfortunately, it seems there is always something critical to say about almost anything. However, I prefer to listen to my Mother’s edict, “If you don’t have anything good to say, then say nothing at all.” There is enough real (bad) news out there and it is not our place to describe it. Our job is to enlighten you on all the positive attributes that make Arizona such a wonderful place to visit and to live. As I mentioned earlier, without our supporters this paper would not exist and we are so grateful for their crucial support. On the other hand, we have tried to no avail to work with the Arizona Office of Tourism for over 7 years now. A 12 million dollar budget has put stars in their eyes and blinded them to the jewels at their feet. We (and by extension our sponsors and readers with us) are those jewels. But the state of Arizona simply does not recognize us as having a valid mission, one that they should support so that instead of 60,000 papers monthly we could put out what the demand requires, which is closer to 200,000 papers. It is still our hope that one day they will recognize our value and support us with the very tax dollars we help generate. Until that fine day we will continue to go it alone, bringing our readers and advertisers the information and service that has resulted in so many fantastic experiences throughout every nook and cranny of the state that we know so well and love so much. This month, for instance, we will romance you with Southeastern Arizona. Our cover story “Wine, Warblers and the Wild West” will alert you to the wonders of Eastern Cochise County. From picturesque vineyards to historic Fort Bowie, from rare bird sightings to extraordinary rock formations in the Chiricahua National Monument to lonely ghost towns...you will find much to explore. So enjoy the paper. Enjoy the region. We hope to help you find what you’re looking for. Ciao,
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Portal, located in one of the darkest deepsky sites on the entire continent. Viewed from the cozy little enclave, the frosty light of the Milky Way and the brilliance of the stars are unforgettable, awe-inspiring sights.
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At Fort Bowie National Historic Site, you’ll walk the land where 30 years of Offering gorgeous, ever-changing visconflict took place, fought with incredible tas, botanical riches, peerless birding and bravery and massive bloodshed on both charming vineyards, eastern Cochise sides. You’ll explore the carefully-preCounty may be one of served remains of the fort Arizona’s best-kept secrets itself and view irreplaceable cultural and battle artifacts of when it comes to both natboth the Chiricahua Apache ural beauty and indulgent and the U.S. Cavalry. You’ll pleasures. look out over land that saw More than that, the the Battle of Apache Pass and region pulses with the very the infamous wagon train heartbeat of Arizona histomassacre known as the ry. In fact, some of the Bascom Affair. And you’ll most historic events ever to witness the ruins of the legtake place in the Old West ©Arizona Office of Tourism endary Butterfield Stage occurred on this breathtakStation, as well as the post cemetery ing terrain. where bodies of young soldiers were buried for three decades - an unforgetLandmarks and Legends: Fort table experience. Bowie National Historic Site Which of us ended our school years Picturesque Vineyards never having felt chills of apprehension and admiration at the story of the fearless andWine lovers and fans of local color culture will enjoy visiting one or Apache leader Geronimo, his brave felmore of the delightful vineyards clustered low warriors, and honorable surrender to around Eastern Cochise County. Visit General Crook in 1889? Which of us Fort Bowie Vineyards, soak up the never found ourselves in the throes of delightful atmosphere, sample their succhildhood imagination, wondering it culent wines and treat yourself to bagsful would be like to be a cavalry soldier of the orchard’s famously flapreparing for battle behind the walls of a vorful pecans, walnuts, peaches fort in the Old West or a native warrior and cherries for feasting during vigilantly guarding his village from hikes and picnics. enemy raids? This year, the area’s vineyards are experiencing a rare and very exciting - event. Colibri Vineyard & Winery, near Portal, is preparing for its first public release November 57, 2004. At 5,200 feet, converting an old apple orchard into this successful vineyard has been a labor of love for the “Travel the Magic Circle of Cochise” McDonald-Johnsons. Everyone is invited Easy-On, Easy-Off at Exit 340 to join the celebration, no reservations Willcox, AZ required. Attending a vineyard debut can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN SCENERY wine hobbyist will want to miss it!
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abundant bird species...approximately 330, including Mexican specialties such as the Elegant Trogon, a rich variety of hummingbirds and the Red-faced and Grace’s Warblers of the Southwest. A vast array of wildlife and wild beauty is unique to the area - including the gorgeous rock formations and remarkable biological diversity of the Chiricahua National Monument. A massive volcanic eruption 27 million years ago blanketed the land with 2000 feet of ash and pumice, and the erosion and natural events of the intervening eons have made it the singular natural wonder it is today.
Willcox is a great starting point for your journey through “The Magic Circle of Cochise.” Check out the Chiricahua Regional Museum, the landmark Southern Pacific Depot, the Rex Allen Museum and the Cowboy Hall of Fame, or just relax, play golf, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Then, follow the “Magic Circle” to the ghost town of Dos Cabezas before heading on to Fort Bowie and the Chiricahua National Monument - which is a destination spot for hikers, featuring over 20 miles of the Southwest’s favorite trails. Visit the Cochise Stronghold for a picnic or rock-climbing adventure, keeping your eyes peeled for petroglyphs. With a 5-mile hiking trail favored by hikers at all levels of expertise and glorious views that seem to go on for eternity, it’s a perfect camping spot for couples or families. Don’t forget to stop by Old Pearce, located just off Route 191, and the last of the goldrush towns. The little community is actually a ghost town in the process of resurrection - which is why it’s been able to retain much of its Old West flavor, including a general store virtually unchanged since it was built in 1893. Try to spend at least one night in
Tucked next to Cave Creek Canyon, the Portal Peak Lodge, Store and Cafe is the perfect “home base” for couples and families exploring the area over days, or even weeks. Watch the sun rise from the furnished wooden deck and enjoy a delicious homestyle meal in the cafe - and make sure you ask them to pack you a lunch for the day’s explorations and adventures. If you’ll be camping or “RVing it,” we suggest you make The Magic Circle RV Park your home base and enjoy the accessibility, amenities and conveniences that we’ve learned distinguish the park from others in the experience of AZTN readers. Folks from other states scouting a vacation or retirement residence, as well as Arizonans seeking to escape the intense summer heat of Phoenix or Tucson will want to talk to Larry and Ali Recker of Recker Realty about finding a home in Pearce Sunsites. Larry and Ali are all about honesty, ethics and integrity - and their friendly warmth makes you feel right at home. If you thrill to the sights and sounds of nature and the echoes of human history you owe yourself the opportunity to spend days, weeks (or even years) exploring eastern Cochise County - and for one simple reason: it’s all there - in vibrant, living color. Fort Bowie Vineyards 1-888-299-5951 www.fortbowievineyards.net Colibri Vineyard & Winery 520-558-2401 www.colibrivineyard.com Portal Peak Lodge, Store and Café 520-558-2223 www.portalpeaklodge.com Magic Circle RV Park 520-384-3212 Recker Realty 1-800-780-1213 www.reckerrealty.com
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Nestled in the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains, Cave Creek Canyon, home of the South Fork Zoological and Botanical Area, boasts some of the richest flora and fauna to be found in North America - and some of the best birding, as well! Experienced birders and novices alike are delighted with the
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Railfair 2004 Rolls into Town
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Train-lovers of all ages are welcomed to Railfair 2004 on Saturday and Sunday, October 910 at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park. Come marvel at the displays and exhibits of model trains, get in the spirit of the mock Western gunfights, and enjoy moonwalks and other entertainment. Many of the park’s seldom seen items of railroad equipment will be on display. The park’s regular attractions will be open, too. Rides are available on the scale models of historic steam locomotives and diesel-electric engines over a mile-long track for a mere $1 each - children age three and younger ride free with a paying adult. Carousel rides are also $1.00. The park’s exhibit of the former presidential Roald Amundsen Pullman car - the locomotive era’s equivalent of “Air Force One” - will be offering FREE tours during the fair. Come relive the days when you rode trains, played with trains or just waved as they roared by with whistles blaring. Admission to Railfair is free and it’s open from 10am to 5pm each day. The park is located in Scottsdale on the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Indian Bend Rd. For more information call 480-312-2312 or check the website at www.therailroadpark.com.
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Pueblo Grande Museum
Tours in Spanish Begin in September
“¿Se habla español?” Some tour guides with Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park soon will be answering “¡Si!” Starting this fall, Pueblo Grande Museum staff will be offering monthly facility tours in Spanish. The museum will kick off the service in an afternoon celebration on September 12 in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day. The museum will offer free craft activities from 1 to 4 pm and will conduct its first Spanish-language tour from 2 to 3 pm. Admission to all events is free and no pre-registration is required. Staff will conduct Spanish-language tours the second Sunday of each month. All tours will be free and open to the public. For over 74 years, Pueblo Grande Museum has been dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture. On the 102-acre park grounds, visiTO FREE UR S
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tors can explore the ruin of an 800 yearold platform mound possibly used by the Hohokam for ceremonies or as an administrative center. Visitors also can examine an excavated ball court and full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam homes. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals. Pueblo Grande Museum is located at 4619 E. Washington St. The museum, operated by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, is open seven days a week. For more information, call 602-495-0901 or go online to www.pueblogrande.com. Information is available in Spanish in a pre-recorded message by calling 602-405-0900 and choosing option five. Information in Spanish also is available on the web at www.phoenix.gov/PUEBLO/edspanish.html.
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Join With Others For This Moving Performance
A 9/11 Memorial is planned with local musicians, choral groups and nationally known soloists on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 8pm at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, to reflect on the September 11 tragedy in a difficult election year. The Memorial includes a performance of An American Requiem, a large work of memorial music written for chorus and orchestra by James DeMars, professor of music composition at ASU. It is presented by various nonprofit organizations, coordinated by the Art Renaissance. Maestro Darrel Rowader, Music Director of the Cantemus Chamber Chorale, will conduct a 35-musician orchestra specially assembled by Jim Apperson. Soloists include former Metropolitan Opera star, mezzo-soprano Isola Jones, and soprano Jennifer Nagy. The two male soloists, tenor and baritone, are yet to be confirmed. The commemoration was initially conceived by the Art Renaissance Initiative, which commissioned DeMars to compose An American Requiem in 1992. Requiem means "rest in peace" in Latin. It is a five-century old European tradition in memorial music. The requiems of Mozart, Fauré, Verdi, Brahms (A German Requiem) or Britten are all-time classics and frequently performed today. Premiered in Phoenix in 1994, DeMars’ Requiem - the largest ever composed in this country - is dedicated to all Americans who contributed their lives to building a great nation. This majestic 70minute work for chorus and orchestra fosters ecumenical spirituality and recognizes the diversity of the American society. It was selected in 1995 by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Corporations and individuals are invited to attend and purchase seats – not only for themselves but also to donate to firefighters, law enforcement, veterans, students and the elderly. Tickets are $20 (inquire re: quantity discount and donated seats) and are available from the SCA box office at 480994-2787 or by calling Art Renaissance at 602-808-9670 or 602-954-7672. Proceeds partly cover the cost of the production.
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COPPERSTATE Air Show
Great Family Event in its 32nd Year
The COPPERSTATE Air Show and EAA Fly-In has a 32year legacy in Arizona. This year’s event is being held at the Phoenix Regional airport, located about 7 miles southeast of Maricopa on the Maricopa/Casa Grande road and about 8 miles northwest of Casa Grande. This aviation extravaganza takes place on October 7-10 with airshow activities on Friday and Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at noon. The event features acres of free parking for automobiles and acres of green grass for aircraft parking and camping. The park-like atmosphere and many peripheral activities make this a wonderful family-oriented event. There are no grandstands. Blankets and lawn chairs are ideal accessories for an enjoyable afternoon of viewing the performances. Along with the Air Show experience, the public is offered the opportunity to view over 500 aircraft. Privately owned manufactured aircraft are common in the viewing area. Restorations of military and antique aircraft offer the public the chance to view flying examples of aircraft that may have been built 40-70 years ago. Custom built aircraft, which have been painstakingly created from kits or plans, predominate the show area. Finally, in a totally separate area the public will be able to view ultralight and
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sport aircraft, including the very popular powered parachutes. Demonstrations and flying of these aircraft will be continual except during the air show. Vendors and volunteers throughout the event area are always willing to share information and answer questions. Show planes will be vying for trophies in many categories. Bring the whole family to this marvelous event. There will be special activities for youth, including a hands-on, build a wing rib program. Food and drink are sold on the premises. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Because of the proximity to show aircraft, smoking is prohibited and pets, bicycles and other wheeled vehicles are not allowed. All attendees are expected to use trash receptacles provided. “Loose trash can cause a crash.” The Arizona Council of EAA Chapters is the sponsor of the event. This group is a non-profit organization which provides educational support for general aviation and the world of custom aircraft building. Proceeds help support scholarship programs for youth seeking careers in the aviation industry. EAA has long been known as the Experimental Aircraft Association, but because the area of custom aircraft building has become so sophisticated and technically advanced, it is now known simply as EAA. Admission is only $10 per person and children 12 and under are admitted free. Gates are open from 8 am to 5 pm daily and until 3 pm on Sunday. For more information about COPPERSTATE, call 520-400-8887 or visit www.copperstate.org. For more information about Phoenix Regional Airport, visit www.phoenixregionalairport.com.
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Fiesta de Libertad in Miami, Az
Home of the World Famous Chihuahua Races
If you are looking for a day full of fun, head to Miami for the Fiesta de Libertad on September 11th, 2004. The Sept. 11 date was chosen because it’s the Saturday closest to Mexican Independence Day. Because of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U. S., that event will be commemorated in the opening ceremonies. The Town of Miami, located 75 miles East of Phoenix on US 60, is a copper mining boomtown that was started in 1909 and quickly became home to over 10,000 miners and their families. In the early 1950s, the Fiesta was going “full blast,” sponsored by the Latino Club of Globe and Miami. Later the club disbanded and the Fiesta was gone. In 1997 it was revived, and Hispanic performers, vendors and more were all invited. However, something NEW was needed to attract people from out of the area. Suggestions included horse races, motorcycle races and sporting events... but Miami lacked an area large enough to accommodate them. Then someone suggested something Hispanic in origin, small, different and that would require less space... Thus were born the well-known Chihuahua Races! The races have now become the featured event of the day with entries from throughout the city, state and nation. Along with the races you’ll enjoy live music, dance groups, raffles, vendors and Beer Garden, not to mention the Salsa Contest and the Piñata Break. It’s a great day out - don’t miss it! Head to Bullion Plaza Park on Hwy 60 where the action takes place from 10am to 10pm; the races are at 3pm. Admission is free. For more information, please call Miami Town Hall at 928-473-4403 or the Chamber of Commerce at 800-804-5623.
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At the Gila County Fair
Plenty of exciting entertainment, rodeo events, a carnival, exhibits and lots of good clean fun will highlight this year’s Gila County Fair, to be held September 16-19 at the Gila County Fairgrounds three miles north of Globe on U.S. 60. Admission is $2 per person over 12. With the opening on Thursday, all the exhibits as well as the 4-H and open class livestock and small animals will be on display for the public to see, starting at noon. On Thursday evening, the country band Three Speed will play during the AllAmerican Beef Cook-Off with a public tasting of the beef dishes being judged. Anyone who thinks their salsa is the “best in the west” can enter the Salsa Contest. Friday will be the day for the cattle show, a business person’s showmanship, horse show and animal showmanship. At 5pm that evening there will be go-cart races for the kids, followed by a Businessmen’s calf dressing competition. That same night the 4-H groups will have an old-fashioned fair night, and there will be bull riding at the arena. Then at 9pm, the well-known band Mogollon will take the stage for two whole hours of the best listening music around. Saturday will feature the cattle cutting competition, the open class horse show, entertainment by Lynn’s School of Dance and go-cart races for the kids. At 6:30pm on the grandstand stage the Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson will provide mariachi music. Sunday will be devoted to the 4-H livestock auction starting at 1pm in the 4-H area. The Fair closes at 5pm that day. One of the highlights of this year’s fair will be the giveaway drawings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. With each paid admission at the gate, a free ticket will be given to be signed and deposited at the fair premium hall for a drawing each evening. Those entering the drawing must be 18 or older and be present to win. The drawing schedule and prizes are as follows;
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Foot Stompin’ Music
State Championship Fiddling in Payson
Toe tappin’, hand clappin’ and foot stompin’ music is coming to Payson, Arizona on September 25-26. The 33rd Annual Arizona State Championship Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest will be held at Rumsey Park on North McLane Road in the center of Payson. Admission is $7.00 for adults and children between 6-16 are admitted for just $3.00. Sorry - no pets. There will be competition in all age groups, with divisions of twin fiddlers, trick fiddlers, fancy fiddling, cross-tuned fiddle and the ever-popular Arizona State Championship. The winner will be eligible to compete in Weiser, Idaho for the National Championship contest. Who would ever thought you could create so much music with a four-string instrument and a rosined bow? Inside that box are thousands of country dance tunes, countless pieces of American music from times older than the musician and even a “Cotton-eyed Joe.” If you enjoy country music, you will feast on a smorgasbord of terrific fiddlers. There will be champions of all ages playing gospel, old time tunes or just jammin’ some recent releases - until the wee hours of the morning. Bring your fiddle, guitar, bass or mandolin and an appetite for 1st class entertainment. Among these great musicians playing that sweet sound of fiddle music will be special bands for your entertainment. Come on up to Payson and Arizona Rim Country for the great food, arts and crafts and a weekend of old time fiddlers’ paradise. Free dry camping is available. You will go back home with more memories than you can stuff in your ears! For more information, please call 800672-9766, 928-474-5242 or 928-4745882.
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Rim Country Attractions
1. Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce/Visitor/Information Center Open 7 days a week - brochures, maps directions, area info. 1-800-672-9766, www.rimcountrychamber.com 2. Mazatzal Casino - Tonto Apache Reservation Slots, gaming activities, food, entertainment. 1-800-777play(7529) 3. Museum of Rim Country Archeology Tools of archeology, artifacts of Rim Country Risser Ranch ruins and Q Ranch, seminars and tours. 928-474-8392 4. Rim Country Museum/No. Gila County Historical Society Logging, mining, ranching and ancient history exhibits, Zane Grey memorabilia, gift shop. Oldest western Forest Service Ranger Station and 1905 Haught Cabin. 928474-8392 5. Green Valley Park 3 fishing lakes, ADA walking path, playground, summer concerts, picnic areas, barbecues, ducks, veterans memorial. 928-474-5242 6. Payson Golf Course 9 or 18 holes, driving range, golf carts, pro shop, light refreshments, lessons available. 928-474-2273 7. Shoofly Village ruins Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call Payson Ranger Station. 928-47497900 8. East Verde Recreation Area Streamside and scattered campsites, trout fishing, hiking, birding, fall colors, photography, Payson Ranger Station. 928-47497900 9. Tonto National Bridge State Park World’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails, ADA view points. 928-476-4202 10. Strawberry School (c.1885) Treasured landmark and registered historical site. Authentic demonstrations of pioneer life. 928-4763547 or 800-672-9766 11. General Crook’s Trail (est. 1872) Follow the footsteps of history. Coconino National Forest. 928527-3600 12. Diamond Point Look-Out Quartz collection area, surface only. Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 13. Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography, birding. Forest Road 289, Arizona Game & Fish, Tonto Creek. 928-478-4200 14. Rim Lakes Recreation Area Rim Lakes, visitor center, scenic overlook, exhibits, fishing, camping, facilities. Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. 928-535-4481 15. Pleasant Valley Area of Zane Grey novels, shootouts, wildlife, fishing. Community of Young. 1-800-672-9766
Tops at Blackjack!
Mazatzal is the first casino in Arizona (and the only one at this time) offering Spanish 21. Although the deck has only 48 cards (no 10’s), many consider Spanish 21 to be the most player favorable card game around. There are 8 items that makes Spanish 21 the best game in the card room for the player including a Player Blackjack or Player 21 beats a Dealer Blackjack or Dealer 21; players can double down on 2
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or more cards and there are bonus payoffs for 5 or more cards making a Player 21. Spanish 21 is played daily at Mazatzal Casino starting at 10am. Earlier this year, Mazatzal Casino was named “Best Blackjack in AZ” by the nation-wide gaming publication Casino Player Magazine. For more information call 928-4746044 ext. 111 or 1-800-777-PLAY (7529) ext. 111.
Following in Their Footsteps
The Walking History Trail of Pine-Strawberry
Tucked beneath the Mogollon Rim lies a rich land of great beauty that has attracted mankind from the days of prehistory. The ancient peoples who lived here were succeeded by the Apaches, who were soon followed by prospectors and trappers. In the 1870s and 80s pioneers settled here, including Mormons sent from Utah to explore Arizona. For all those who love history, the Pine-Strawberry area offers a Walking History Trail and a museum. The museum, located in the Pine Community Center, is filled with artifacts and documents that bring to life both the Native American cultures and the struggles of the early settlers to raise cattle and families in the wilderness. Videotaped interviews with descendants of those pioneers are also available for viewing. In the museum gift shop you’ll find many interesting books; pick up a copy of the Walking History Trail. This small booklet is packed with information about the founding families of the area and through their stories you get a real sense of the life of this place. The trail takes you to six sites in Strawberry and 19 in Pine, that range from historic markers to old homes and barns to public buildings such as the Randall House Restaurant. For more information contact the Pine-Strawberry Museum at 928-4763547.
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Show Low’s Storytelling Festival & Western Gathering
Bring your family and friends to Show Low to enjoy music, Old West reenactments, food and cultural, ethnic and historical stories about Arizona and the real Southwest. All this takes place at the 3rd Annual White Mountain Storytelling Festival and Western Gathering, September 17 & 18th. Starting Friday evening and all day Saturday, get out your blankets and head down to Show Low’s Festival Marketplace on Cooley, a block south of the Deuce of Clubs and two blocks west of White Mountain Boulevard. The Show Low Historical Society presents local storytellers at the campfire gathering starting at 6 pm. Locals Duane Harris and Greg Butler will begin the program with cowboy music. Roxie Owens, Joe Woolford, Clea Adams and Pete Stock will delight us with wonderful campfire stories. Steve Taylor will recite “The Turn of a Card.” Eric McNeil and the Miller Brothers Band will conclude the Historical Society’s portion of the evening. Professional storytellers will follow with their own unique performances until 9 pm. On Saturday the 18th, attend storytelling workshops from 8-11 am brought to you by the Show Low Library Friends and event storytellers. At 11 am activities will get underway at the Festival Marketplace with stories, The Fire in my Bowl Chili Cookoff, music, a reenactment of the OK Corral shoot-out by the Arizona Gunfighters and an appearance by Wyatt Earp’s great grandnephew at 6 pm. Also, we anticipate participation by many food, art, and craft vendors. Don’t forget your blankets to lay out on the lawn! Catch a Story from the Southwest from 11 am to 9 pm at the Tombstone Stage with any of this year’s storytellers and performers, including Dorothy Daniels Anderson, Dean Cook, Sue Harris, Chris Isaacs, Michael Lacapa, Gusty McCabe, Tony Norris, Martín Rivera, Madison Walker and local talents. This event is being brought to you with help from our sponsors, including the Show Low Library Friends, the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, Show Low Historical Society, Corral West, Cellular One and the City of Show Low. For more information, call 928-532-4140 or 928-532-4073; also, look for updates on the City’s website at www.ci.showlow.az.us.
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29th Annual Fall Festival
A Potpourri of Fun in Pinetop-Lakeside
The 29th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 25-26 promises something for everyone in the family - homemade items and quilts for the craft-minded, classic cars and antiques for the collector, Kids Zone for the children, a 10K and 2-mile fun run for the outdoorsy type and food for everybody. The Fall Festival - billed as one of the largest arts and crafts shows in Arizona - is the highlight of a full schedule of events taking place during the weekend. The show itself takes place at Blue Ridge Elementary School, 1200 W. White Mt. Blvd., on Sat from 9-5 and Sun from 9 -4. More than 120 artists, craftsmen, designers and vendors turn out to display and sell hand made or hand crafted items like paintings, wood crafts, pottery, jewelry, hats, food and more. Donation is $1. Those interested in quilts will want to visit the Blue Ridge Jr. High School’s cafeteria for the Quilt Show. Blue Ridge Middle School will host the Pinetop Lions Club Antique Show and Sale. The campus will also be the site for the Kids Zone all weekend long, as well as the place for a pancake breakfast and the Madonna Guild Pie Sale. At the Annual Run to the Pines Car Show unique, unusual, and antique cars will fill the driving range at Pinetop Lakes Country Club from 8-4 on Sat and 8-noon on Sun. Spectator admission is free. This year the Fall Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, September 18th - the week before the Arts & Crafts Festival. For more information contact Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at 928-367-4290 or 800-5734031 or www.pinetop-lakeside.com.
Happenings at Hon-Dah
From festivals to fantastic food, Hon-Dah Resort Casino makes your trip to the High Country a memorable occasion. Coming up on September 18-19, the 2nd Annual Multi-Cultural Festival brings international dance groups, an Apache art exhibit & sale, and other arts & crafts vendors from noon-6pm each day. Admission is $5. Reggae fans won’t want to miss the concert on Saturday evening at 8pm. In October, Hon-Dah holds its annual Oktoberfest Party on the 16th from 27pm. Head to the Conference Center for German and domestic beers, free hot dogs and bratwurst, contests, giveaways and live polka music by “The Bouncing Czechs.” For more information on these events, call 928-369-7568. Spice up your evenings in the Timbers Lounge, where you’ll find the Munday Funday Comedy Club with some of the funniest stand-up comics touring the
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country and a variety of popular bands on Tuesdays through Saturdays. For a special treat on Sunday check out the Champagne/Prime Rib Brunch from 9am - 2pm. For more information visit www.hon-dah.com or call 1-800-9298744.
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The “Trail of Many Tracks”
Self-guided Auto Touring Adventure
Do you want to explore the real West? A unique experience awaits the heritage traveler, that special breed of tourist who seeks out the hidden byways and their treasures of history and culture. There’s a way to slip back in time and discover the past as it really was... and to hear the stories told by the descendents of those who made it happen. You’ll enjoy the beauty and serenity of the White Mountains and wide open spaces of the Little Colorado River Plateau as you go. The “Trail of Many Tracks” is a self-guided driving adventure with a two-hour interpretive audio recording and trail map. It starts on I-40 and takes you through time as well as place. Listen to a fascinating history unfold as you travel from Sanders and Zuni through St. Johns to the Round Valley, on to Hon-dah and Fort Apache, and back up the loop through PinetopLakeside, Show Low, Shumway, Taylor, Snowflake, Holbrook and Winslow. The names you hear on the tape are ones you still see today - on business logos, in local papers - you feel a sense of continuity, of roots, of history that is alive. Visit Burnham Trading Post run by the same family for five generations, explore the Little House Museum of ranching heritage carefully preserved by a descendent of the original homesteaders. The trip will take you through high plains grasslands, between extinct volcanoes, and over forested alpine mountains. The area is rich in fossils, the tracks of dinosaurs and numerous prehistoric ruins of native peoples. You will hear tales of Spanish sheepmen, Mormon colonists, Texas cowboys, and Apache and Navajo Indians. The route can be done in segments or in its entirety. Two to four leisurely days is recommended for visitors to enjoy each of the stops along the way. Your user-friendly double cassette or CD package can be obtained at visitor centers, chambers of commerce and gift shops all along the trail and also by mail order or through the Internet. For further information call Roxanne Knight, Trail of Many Tracks chairwoman, at 800814-6451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ATV Jamboree Revs Up in September
by R.D. Phares The First Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree kicks off this September 8th through the 13th. The Jamboree is the first of its kind in the state and will commence with an ATV parade through Springerville and Eager and a wild-west shoot-out. The weekend’s entertainment will include cowboy poets, a western dance with a live band, fireworks and guided ATV rides each day through the beautiful White Mountains with an occasional holdup or two on the trail! Event organizer Debbie Rogers is also hoping to inspire a regional effort to connect the hamlets and towns of the White Mountains with permanent OHV trails. The dream is to be able to ride backcountry trails into and through the mountains, dropping into towns to rest and resupply. This trail system will also allow the ATV community to protect the mountains from inappropriate riding and, in conjunction with the Jamboree, will pour millions of dollars a year in tourism into the area. “The best thing we have going right now is tourism,” said Rogers. “It’s a clean type of economic booster, and that’s what we are looking for.” To facilitate the economic impact, Rogers and her team needed to convince the Arizona State Legislature to rework the law in order to make it easier for out of state ATVers to participate. Their efforts were successful. And now, after a determined and trying organizational and legal campaign, the Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree is set to provide a weekend of exhilarating fun while preserving habitat and reworking the law. With over a hundred participants already committed in this, their first year, the Jamboree and its trail system are geared up for a great weekend and a long and laudable ride into the sunset. For more information on the Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree contact 1-866409-9378 or visit www.azatvoutlawtrail.com.
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White Mountain Communities
Snowflake/Taylor Located 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. Show Low Located on Hwy 60, Show Low is 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. Pinetop-Lakeside Located on State Hwy 260 ten miles south of Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside is a popular home base for nature enthusiasts, who enjoy the area’s pristine lakes and streams as well as 180 miles of trails in the White Mountain Trail System. Unique shops, galleries and annual festivals draw many others seeking to relax in the cool mountain air. 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 Located 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 Located on State Hwy 61, St. Johns is noted for its Equestrian Center, which hosts horse shows, camps and clinics. Also in St. Johns is the Apache County Historical Museum with early pioneer settler, native and prehistoric exhibits.
JANUARY • Sunrise Park Resort - Winter Games , 800-573-4031 MAY • Taylor - Trapper Days, 928-536-7366 JUNE • Greer - Greer Days, 928-735-7576 • Pinetop - Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines, 800-929-8744 • Pinetop - Best of the West Fine Art Show & Sale, 800-929-8744 • Show Low - Show Low Days, 800-SHOWLOW • Springerville-Eagar - Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show, 928-333-2123 • St. Johns - Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, 928-337-4390 JULY • Alpine - Worm Races & Parade, 928-339-4654 • Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Native American Art Festival & Market, 800-573-4031 • Snowflake - Pioneer Day Celebration, 928-536-7103
• St. Johns - Pioneer Days, 928-337-2000 AUGUST • Alpine - Alpine Chili Cook-Off, 928-339-1840 • Eagar - Eagar Daze, 928-333-1639 • Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival, 800-573-4031 • St Johns - Grand Prix Race, 928-337-2000 • Whiteriver - White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo, 928-338-4346 SEPTEMBER • Taylor - Sweet Corn Festival, 928-536-7366 • Pinetop-Lakeside - Fall Festival, 928-367-4290 • Springerville-Eagar - Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree, 928-333-2123 OCTOBER • Springerville-Eagar - Cowboy Golf on the Range, 928-333-2123 DECEMBER • Snowflake - 12 Days of Christmas, 928-536-4331
Area Chambers of Commerce
Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce 102-C West White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy 260), Lakeside, AZ 85929, 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031, email@example.com, www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com Show Low Regional Chamber of Commerce 951 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85902, 928-537-2326, 888-SHOW LOW, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce 110 North Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937 928-536-4331, www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com St. Johns Regional Chamber of Commerce 180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns, AZ 85936 928-337-2000, email@example.com www.stjohnschamber.com Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce (also represents Greer and Alpine), 318 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ 85938, 928333-2123, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.az-tourist.com
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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 Sept. 4-5 for the Native Artists Marketplace with Zuni, Pai & CO Plateau tribal nations showcased. 928-774-5213 • 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 was evidence of intelligent life on Mars. Day tours are also available. 928-774-2096 • The Arboretum at Flagstaff - 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 Oct. 2 for the Fall Open House with fall color tours, family activities and scavanger hunt. 928-7741442 • 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 • 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. 928526-9434 • 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. 928-7794577 For more information call the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-8427293.
Flagstaff Open Studios Tour
Partake of a Visual Feast!
Partake of a visual feast as over 50 artists open their workspaces and homes to the public for the 7th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios free, self-guided art tour. Talk with the artists while enjoying their work in a relaxed, cordial atmosphere. The tour takes place on September 18-19, 2004. All directions originate from the Flagstaff Visitor Center, 1 East Route 66 (downtown in the train depot). If you are not familiar with Flagstaff, a detailed map of Flagstaff and outlying areas is available at the Visitor Center, 7749541 or 800-842-7293. Look for yellow signs, balloons and streamers marking the studios. Studios are open from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. After hours studios will also be open from 5-7pm both nights. You may also check out our website at www.flagstaffopenstudios.com for more information, phone numbers, and a map to help you on your tour. Visit with Kathleen Catanach’s art dolls made of recycled treasures, delight in the watercolors of Vita L. Parsons, Roberta Rogers, Linda Sherman, awe at the busts of people of the American West by Judith Gaugenmaier, the sepia bench photos of Mud Lake by Joanne Isaacs, pottery by Mark Arnegard and Jerry McGlothlin, Nancy Deblois’ famous mannequins, Darcy Falk’s stitched textile collage...oh, do not miss a minute of this show! Appetizers-Inside Open Studios 2004 is a helpful first stop. This exhibition of art from Flagstaff Open Studios artists is the perfect place to begin your studio tour. Learn more about art styles and techniques as well as the vibrant northern Arizona art scene. Free, guided docent tours of Appetizers-Inside Open Studios 2004 will begin at 2pm every Saturday, August 21 through September 11. The Appetizers exhibition is located at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 North Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff and is open through Sept. 19th. Coconino Center for the Arts regular hours are 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. During Flagstaff Open Studios weekend, the hours are 10 am to 5pm, Saturday September 18 and Sunday, September 19. To find the Center go west on Route 66, cross Beaver St, turn right on Humphrey’s St, left on Columbus Ave which becomes North Fort Valley Road (Hwy 180), turn right immediately after Sechrist School. The Coconino Center for the Arts can be reached at 928-7792300. For the Flagstaff Visitor Center call 800-842-7293.
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Enduring Creations - Generations at the Museum of Northern Arizona
The annual sales exhibit Enduring Creations - Generations at the Museum of Northern Arizona draws to a close on Sep 26. The exhibit focuses on the highest quality historic and contemporary artwork by internationally celebrated Southwestern Native American artists. Of interest to both novice and seasoned collectors, the paintings, katsinas, pottery, basketry, fetishes and large number of Navajo weavings represent lasting regional styles and traditions. Also of note this year, a highly-regarded collection of original David Paladin paintings is available. The Museum is located on scenic Hwy 180, three miles north of Flagstaff’s historic downtown. Open daily, 9-5, except major holidays. Admission: $5/adult, $4/senior, $3/student, $2/child (7-17). For more information call 928-774-5213.
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FEBRUARY • Winterfest, 800-842-7293 APRIL • Northern Arizona Book Festival, 928-774-9118 MAY • Trappings of the American West, 928-774-8861 JUNE • Pine Country Pro Rodeo, 928-526-9926 • Rte 66 Regional Chili Cookoff, 928-526-4314 JULY • Fair of Life Festival Arts & Crafts Extraordinaire, 928-779-1227 • Coconino County Horse Races, 928-774-5139 • Hopi Marketplace, 928-774-5213
• Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 928-774-1442 • AZ Highland Celtic Festival, 928-779-3817 AUGUST • Navajo Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Southwest Sustainability Expo, 800-595-7658 • Festival In The Pines, 888-278-3378 • Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival, 928-779-1775 • Coconino County Fair, 928-774-5139 SEPTEMBER • Native Artists Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Festival of Science, 800-842-7293 • Flagstaff Open Studios, 800-842-7293 OCTOBER • Art on the Square, 928-779-7690 • Celebraciones de la Gente, 928-774-5213
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Escape from the Ordinary with The Canyon Motel
Imagine...You’re traveling to the Wild West mountains of Northern Arizona. You’re going to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. Your eyes feast on it all - from Ponderosa pine covered mountains to sparkling blue lakes, the sights belonging in a connoisseur’s landscape painting collection - a piece of the Great American Frontier. This is what the founders of the “Canyon Motel” saw back in 1948 when they built the famous lodging facility. Now 56 years later, the pictures remain the same. This rustic Route 66 Motor Lodge clearly is an escape from the ordinary! Set back in the pine trees just minutes from the historic town of Williams you will see some of Mother Nature’s finest creations right outside your door. The Canyon Motel isn’t ordinary and in fact, they pride themselves on being just the opposite of all the big corporate chain properties you’ll find dotted throughout every city you visit. The Canyon Motel has all of the original 18 flagstone cottage rooms that were built way back when, as well as two authentic 1929 Caboose train rooms which have been converted into family suites and a Grand Canyon Pullman dining car that has also been converted into rooms. The Canyon Motel doesn’t stop there however! With amenities like color cable TV, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers in your room, you will feel like you’re staying in a home away from home. When you add to that an outdoor fire ring where the staff hosts evening marshmallow roasts, outdoor guest BBQs, an indoor heated pool, swing set play area, horseshoe arena, 10 acres of wildlife walking areas and more, you will be sure to have the adventure of a lifetime. In season you can also enjoy a VIP continental breakfast out on the flagstone patio, and The Canyon Motel will book and make arrangements for you and your family on the Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon flight tours and many more of the exciting things to do in the area. If your plans include visiting this part of Northern Arizona, you owe it to yourself to stay at this rustic, quaint and highly distinctive property. Reenergize yourself and experience the stars at night once again. To book your room today or for more information please call: 800-4823955 or log on to www.thecanyonmotel.com.
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“Standin’ On A Corner” Festival
Great Place to Rock ‘n’ Roll
The song “Take It Easy”, written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne, became The Eagles first hit single in the 1970s and put Winslow on the map. The verse “Standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” draws visitors from far and wide to stand on the famous corner on Historic Route 66. The park, located at the corner of Historic Route 66 (Second Street) and Kinsley Avenue in downtown Winslow features an incredible mural by artist John Pugh and life-size bronze sculpture by Artist Ron Adamson depicting the story behind the song. The “Standin’ On A Corner” Festival takes place on October 1-2, 2004. One of the Headliners will be “Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles,” in concert at 7pm on Saturday. They will be followed by “Mogollon,” premier Country Rock group in the West at 9pm. The Festival begins with music on Friday, October 1st at 3pm showcasing many talents from far and wide including these bands: “Tommy Dukes” and his band from the Blues Hall of Fame, Decades Too Late rock and roll band and Law and Disorder with Latino and country, as well as Dust on the Bottle Band, Sounds of Faith, and James Theroux Band. Put on your dancin’ shoes, these guys are awesome. All entertainment is FREE! Beginning again on Saturday morning at 9am you’ll find more music, food, arts and crafts, clothing, kids stuff and other vendors. The “Just Cruis’n Car Club” will also be holding their annual car show this same weekend. Come on out and take a stroll along Historic Route 66. One of Saturday’s exciting events is the annual auction. This year’s TOP auction item is a guitar autographed by The Eagles! Don’t miss the chance to own this “hot” item! For more information visit www.standinonthecorner.com or email email@example.com. Hope to see you there!
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MAY • Rendezvous Days, 800-863-0546 JUNE • AZ HOG Rally, 480-945-0903 • High Country Warbirds Air Display (Valle), 928-635-1000 JULY • Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo, 928-632-7680 • Small Town 4th of July, 800-863-0546 • Great Escape Motorcycle Rally, 928-758-5699 • Williams Wild Rodeo Show, 800-863-0546
AUGUST • Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival, 928-635-0266 SEPTEMBER • Labor Day PRCA Rodeo, 800-863-0546 • Williams Railroad Days (2005) OCTOBER • Fall Festival - The End of an Era, a New Beginning, 800-863-0546 DECEMBER • Mountain Village Holiday, 800-863-0546
Winslow Theatre in downtown Winslow • Independent films of all genres • Filmmakers will appear to answer questions • Visual effects panel discussion with two panelists: Karen Goulekas: Visual effects supervisor for the feature film “Day After Tomorrow” and Melissa Mullin: Visual effects match move artist who has worked on “Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on October 23rd.
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New In-Season Package
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. 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 have your favorite beverage at the Maswik
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Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Stop at the new Canyon Coffee House in Bright Angel Lodge on your way to watch the sunrise and enjoy a latte or mocha coffee drink or just a good cup of shade grown coffee. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Take advantage of our new inseason package, See America’s Grand Canyon. Effective March 12 through November 6, 2004, this $99 package includes a room at Yavapai West Lodge (dbl occ), two breakfasts, book one get one free in-park motorcoach tours, and a 10% retail discount at the South Rim 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 SAGC 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 (2972757), toll free 888-29-PARKS (2972757) or visit our website at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.
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
Note: Inner Canyon temperatures average 20 degrees warmer.
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One night stay at Yavapai West*. Includes breakfasts 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 breakfasts and a 10% discount at our gift shops. And don’t miss one of our breathtaking tours on a Grand Canyon Motorcoach – book one and 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) and ask for the SAGC Package. Or reserve online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com and enter promotional code SAGC to check availability.
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Canyon Plaza Quality Inn & Suites
CANYON PLAZA QUALITY INN RESERVATIONS Must call direct. Must mention code “AZ-03” for (928) 638-2673 discount. Limit four (4). Must present this coupon Toll Free: (800) 995-2521 upon check-in. Void with any other offer. www.GrandCanyonQualityInn.com No cash value. Limited Time Offer.
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*Accommodations based on availability and seasonal lodge closures. Motorcoach Tours based on availability, booked upon arrival to the park. One cafeteria breakfast per person per day for the first two people in the room. 10% discount limited to one cash register purchase, single or multiple items. See America’s Grand Canyon $99 accommodations good from Friday, March 12, 2004 – Saturday, November 6, 2004. Does not apply to Group Bookings. Taxes and utility surcharges not included. Blackout dates may apply.
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Papillon Joins “Rotor Club”
Upgrades and Discounts for “Frequent Flyers”
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest premier helicopter sightseeing company, has joined forces with some of the other premier helicopter tour companies to offer a frequent flyer program. Clients would qualify for upgrades and discounts by accumulating flights in places such as Hawaii, Alaska, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Papillon offers the largest helicopter tour selection to points of interest in the area surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. “The Rotor Club is a sort of code sharing for helicopter companies, and will allow people that visit Las Vegas or any of our other locations to take advantage of helicopter tours they have taken in other resort locations to get upgrades and discounts and vice versa,” said Robert Graff, Vice President, Marketing of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Inc. Papillon features a variety of tour options at affordable prices ranging from $75 to $500. Two of the most popuPR NE OG W RA M
Grand Canyon Music Festival Does It Again
It’s been about two decades since Robert Bonfiglio and Clare Hoffman embarked on their fateful hike through the Grand Canyon. While they were enjoying the rugged beauty all around them, they were approached by a Park Ranger who, upon learning the two were musically inclined, asked Robert and Clare to play a concert for a retiring ranger. They agreed to the task. Little did they know that they were beginning an annual tradition that would grow from that one night to an, eight-concert musical extravaganza now known far and wide as The Grand Canyon Music Festival, this year running from Sept.1025, 2004. This year’s festival features a very special guest, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt. Other outstanding musicians lined up to perform include Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Melvin Chen, Clare Hoffman, Robert Bonfiglio, The Bonfiglio Group, Michael Newman, Laura Oltman and the Calder Quartet. Visit the Grand Canyon Music Festival web page at www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org for further information on the musicians. The tunes are made all the more enjoyable, knowing that you are in the midst of one of nature’s most splendid geographies. Taking advantage of all that beauty by enjoying a hike or any one of the many outdoor activities should absolutely be a part of your Festival itinerary. To that end the Festival proudly proclaims itself to be hiking boot-friendly. It’s a come-asyou-are occasion designed to please all the senses. This delightful event was able to grow from that original impromptu fireside concert into the full blown festival it is today thanks in large part to the support of the local community and businesses. That support continues today. Many local business sponsors have blocked hotel rooms and are offering discounts and packages for Festival ticket holders. Among them is the Grand Hotel, which has also sponsored advertising for the Festival. You can contact the Grand Hotel at 928-638-3333. Other hotels and specials can be discovered at the festival’s web-site. When making reservations, mention that you have purchased tickets, and ask about available discounts, packages, and special events. So take a week (or two!) and trek up to the Grand Canyon Music Festival to enjoy some of the best tunes you’ll ever hear, in one of the most spectacular places you’ll ever be. For more information on the festival, visit the web-site or call 1-800-9978285.
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lar tours are the Grand Celebration tour featuring, in addition to an aerial helicopter tour, a champagne picnic on the floor of the Grand Canyon under an authentic Indian cooking shelter, and the Grand Cruise Celebration tour, which includes a rafting trip from the heart of the Grand Canyon where the guests are delivered by helicopter. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has expanded its daily tour operations to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, Sedona and Williams, Arizona and from Boulder City/Hoover Dam and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was founded in 1965 and maintains a fleet of 48 aircraft, transporting up to 1200 passengers a day. For more information about Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters contact Corporate Sales and Marketing Office at 3900 Paradise Road, Suite 151, Las Vegas, NV 89109. You may also phone 702-7366322, fax 702-736-6342, email Marketing@papillon.com or visit the website www.papillon.com.
Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees
• $20 per private vehicle or $10 per pedestrian, motorcycle rider or cyclist. Admission is for seven days and includes both rims. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. • You may prefer to purchase the annual National Parks Pass for $50.00 good for admission to ANY national park. It can be purchased at the park, online at www.nationalparks.org or by calling 1-888-GO-PARKS. • U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a Golden Age Passport for a one-time fee of $10. This is a lifetime entrance pass to national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and national wildlife refuges.
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Make Powerful Memories
at Page Lake Powell
Page Lake Powell, Arizona, is dead center at the top of the State on the Utah state line! Okay. Other than that, what’s so great? 186 mile long Lake Powell has over 1,900 miles of shore line (more than the entire west coast from Canada to Mexico!), fabulous side canyons to explore, sheer sandstone walls, sandy beaches for camping, great water skiing, natural bridges and terrific scenery. Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the largest rock span in the world, is an awesome sight with enough room for the United States Capitol Building to sit under it with room to spare. You want an active vacation? Golfing, hiking, fishing, houseboating, rafting, biking, or ATV tours are just a few of the activities available. Lake Powell National challenges golfers with 18 unique holes on-and-off the mesa. Fish the world class fishery below Glen Canyon Dam for rainbow trout. Or, you might wish to rent a scooter and buzz around the mesa. A quieter enjoyment of Page Lake Powell? Enjoy Powell Museum, Glen Canyon Dam, scenic vistas, Blair’s Trading Post Museum, Page Library’s stained glass art collection, a Navajo Tapestry boat tour or a scenic flight over Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Browsing in our shops for that perfect souvenir or Native American jewelry or resort wear is very tempting. Page has a wide range of accommodations and restaurants for all budgets and tastes. Please stop by the Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce at 644 N Navajo or call 1-888-261-PAGE for more ideas from our knowledgeable staff. It is our goal to assure that you have a great trip and powerful memories of the beautiful Page Lake Powell area.
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The Perfect Family Vacation
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
American travelers love the great outdoors! A recent travel poll by the Travel Industry Association of America found that nearly 65 million Americans say they have taken at least one trip to visit a national park, state park or forest in the past year. This equates to 31 percent of all U.S. adults. “Participating in outdoor activities, including visits to national or state parks, is the second most popular trip activity overall by American travelers,” said Dorothy Dowling, ARAMARK Vice President of Operations, Parks & Resorts. Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, located on the border of Utah and Arizona in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, offers the perfect place to create a comfortable and memorable family adventure in one of America’s national parks. Featuring land and lake-based recreational activities, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas offers something for every family member. Often referred to as America’s favorite houseboating destination, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas offers visitors a wide array of houseboats for rental, including the new luxury-class Odyssey houseboats featuring a fireplace, an eight-person hot tub, home theater system, six staterooms, two gas BBQs, a 24-bottle wine cooler, waterslide and a GPS autotracking satellite system. Also available are upgraded versions of the Explorer XL and Voyager XL class houseboats, including more spacious living quarters and upgraded amenities; and the all-new Navigator class houseboat that sleeps up to 10 and includes a waterslide, a rear deck camera and numerous
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SAMPLE OF FILMS MADE IN PAGE LAKE POWELL
• Planet of the Apes • Remake of Planet of the Apes • Greatest Story Ever Told • Maverick • Broken Arrow • Evolution
OCT 16 PAGE Powell Museum Annual Fund Raiser
PERA Club - Fund-raiser with items such as a 5-day trip on the Colorado River, art, lodging and from boats to rugs. Dino Rock Dance. 6p. Call for admission fee. 928-645-9496
kitchen amenities. Visitors to Lake Powell have the option of docking their houseboat on the beach and hiking through remote canyons or spending the day building sand castles on the shore. Guests also can rent powerboats, personal watercrafts, kayaks, water skis or other water toys, including a 20-foot water trampoline. “Lake Powell is also the perfect place to host a family reunion,” said Dowling. “We have multi-generational visitors that have been visiting Lake Powell for many years.” At Lake Powell, families enjoy reconnecting with one another while soaking up the sun, embarking on a scenic cruise to Rainbow Bridge National Monument or river rafting down the Colorado River. Lake Powell provides stunning scenery that is appreciated by millions of visitors every year. For more information on houseboating at Lake Powell, call 888-486-4665 or visit www.lakepowell.com.
Facts on Phones
• Page-Lake Powell Tourism Bureau 928-645-2741 • Carl Hayden Visitor Center 928-608-6404 • Emergencies (park dispatch) 800-582-4351 928-608-6300 (24 hours) • Non-emergencies (park dispatch) 928-608-6301 (24 hours) • Campgrounds 928-645-1059 (Wahweap) 800-528-6154 (Bullfrog) 435-684-7000 (Halls Crossing) 928-355-2234 (Lees Ferry) • Lost and Found 928-608-6509
Mileage From Page
JANUARY • Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 928-645-2741 MARCH • City of Page Easter Egg Hunt, 928-645-8861 • Harvest Craft Festival, 435-675-3771 APRIL • Page Attacks Trash/Earth Day, 928-645-2741 • Spring Quilt, Doll & Craft Fair, 928-465-2741 MAY • 2nd Annual Cruisin' Lake Powell Car Show, 928-645-6005 • Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154 JULY • Old Fashioned Fourth of July, 888-261-PAGE AUGUST • Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154 SEPTEMBER • Annual Lake Powell Stampede Rodeo, 928-645-3008 OCTOBER • Shriner's Golf Tournament, 928-608-0374 • Annual John Wesley Powell Memorial Auction, 928-645-9496 NOVEMBER • Festival of Lights Boat Parade, 928-645-1001
All mileage approximate and using Page as the hub
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Magical Music in the Red Rocks
Chamber Music Sedona Announces 2004-2005 Series
Chamber Music Sedona celebrates its 22nd season of Magical Music in the Red Rocks with a superb array of artists and ensembles. Quartet - Sedona debut. Now in its forty-first season, the Guarneri’s program includes Mozart, Ravel and Richard Danielpour. • January 30, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center flutist Ransom Wilson and pianist Douglas Ashcraft Program of Mozart, Carl Vine, von Weber and Michael Daugherty. • February 20, Kalichstein - Laredo Robinson, the world’s definitive piano trio - Sedona debut, music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. • March 13, Trio Voronezh of Russia performance featuring a Domra, a threestringed long-necked mandolin, a double-bass Balalaika, and a Bajan, a chromatic-button accordion. • April 10, Windham Hill Records pianist Liz Story - Story has established herself as one of the most distinctive composers and pianists of our time. • May 7, the season concludes with the Fry Street Quartet - Music of Haydn, Britten and Franz Schubert, including the Cello Quintet with guest Virginia Kron. Each concert is preceded by an informal “Concert Conversation.” For more information call 928-204-2415 or visit www.ChamberMusicSedona.org.
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What’s New in Sedona?
Think Old... Very Old
by R.D. Phares What makes a place special? Is it sheer beauty, an aesthetic so profound as to inspire what is best in us? Or is it history, ground-zero for some culturally defining moment in time? Or are places made special by our own effect on them, as in a great work of architecture? Of course, the answer to each of these questions is yes, with countless examples of each individually. It is more rare, however, to find a place where natural beauty, human history and art are all three abundantly present at once. The V Bar V Heritage Site is one such place. Surrounded by the natural luster of the Verde Valley, visitors come face to face with the remains of that area’s ancient peoples. Just 2.8 mi. east from the Sedona Interchange (Exit 298) on Interstate 17, it is not only the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, it is also one of the best preserved. Only recently opened for visitation, the V Bar V site is accessed by a short walk through an open field that eventually deposits you beneath an overhanging wall of rock. That is where the Beaver Creek community of the Southern Sinaguan people determined to make their mark sometime between A.D. 1150 and 1400. As to why there, you can ask one of the volunteers who conduct guided tours of the site 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M Friday through Monday. Again, nature, history, and culture coalesce in rock art and cliff dwellings at the Palatki Heritage Site. Palatki has housed many different cultures in a history that may stretch 6,000 years into the past. A small visitor center and bookstore will enrich your visit to Palatki, and its accompanying site, Hononki. Hononki features an exceptionally impressive, cliff dwelling once comprised of 60 rooms. Open seven days a week, Palatki requires reservations as well as some walking. Visitors to Hononki are advised to utilize high clearance vehicles. Red Rock Passes are required for vehicles at all the sites and can be procured through the Red Rock Ranger District at 928-282-4119. The ancients made their mark in these places for a reason. Perhaps visiting there yourself will give you an inclination as to why, and a glimpse of the world through the eyes of those long gone. For Palatki Heritage Site call 928282-3854. For more information and current status on the V BAR V site call 928-282-4119.
• October 16, Bach’s Circle - An afternoon Baroque Concert featuring music of JS Bach and other baroque favorites. • October 31, Pianist Misha Dichter Sedona debut, performing music of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Scriabin and Schumann. • November 21, The American String Quartet - Sedona debut, music by American composer Richard Danielpour, Brahms and Haydn. • December 5, The Santa Fe Guitar Quartet of Argentina - Music by Astor Piazzola, Aaron Copland, Paquito D’Rivera and more. • December 12, Chamber Music Sedona Ninth Annual Celebration of the Arts Gala Benefit at Cucina Rustica. Featured performer is Arizona guitarist Brad Richter. Reservations are required. • January 9, The Guarneri String
Art and Music in Sedona
Mark Your Calendar!
SEP 2-4 SEDONA Red Rocks Music Festival Jewish Community Sedona Verde Valley Center Chamber music “Love Themes” Th 7p, string orchestra “Bach on the Rocks” Sa 7:30p, $18 advanced/ $24 door/ $13 youth. 1-877-RED-RCKS SEP 23-26 SEDONA Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Radisson Hotel, Hwy 179 - Fr Tribute to Herbie Mann (Creative Life Ctr); Sa - Dave Koz, Vanessa Rubin, TS Monk, Fattburger, Andy Margolis Trio; Su Jazz Brunch. Prices vary. 928-282-1985 OCT 1-3 SEDONA Annual Tour d’Art Celebration Hillside Sedona - Art extravaganza featuring internationally recognized artists, outdoor entertainment & hors d’oeuvres, gallery galas Fr & Sa 6-9p. Linda Timberlake: 928-204-2211 OCT 9-10 SEDONA Annual Sedona Arts Festival Sedona Red Rock H.S. - 100+ artists, juried show, work in 12 catagories i.e. glass, jewelry, & painting. $7/both days, under 12 free. 928-204-9456 OCT 15-17 SEDONA Bach’s Circle Music Festival Fr noon, free Baroque Concert. Sa evening Baroque dinner concert $75, Su Baroque Program $20-30. Call for times, locations. 928-204-2415
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MARCH • International Film Festival & Workshop, 877-733-3662 • St. Patrick's Day Parade, 928-204-2390 APRIL • Sedona Spring Chamber Music Festival, 928-204-2415 MAY • Sedona Art & Sculpture Walk, 928-282-3809 • Sedona Home & Business Show, 928-204-1123 • Sedona Open Studios Tour, 928-203-0430 JUNE • Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival, 928-634-7332
JULY • Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival, 928-203-9381 SEPTEMBER • Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque, 877-386-8687 • Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, 928-282-1985 • Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale, 928-204-2390 • Red Rocks Music Festival, 602-787-1577 OCTOBER • Sedona Arts Festival, 928-204-9456 NOVEMBER • Red Rock Fantasy of Lights, 928-282-1777 DECEMBER • Tlaquepaque Festival of Lights, 928-282-4838
MAGICAL MUSIC IN THE RED ROCKS
“A unique and wonderful Series.”
-David Finchel Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, October 17—2:30 p.m.
Bach’s Circle—Music of the Baroque
Sunday, January 30—2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 31—2:30 p.m.
Misha Dichter—solo piano
Sunday, February 20—2:30 p.m.
Kalichstein Laredo Robinson
Sunday, November 21—2:30 p.m.
American String Quartet
Sunday, March 13—2:30 p.m.
Trio Voronezh of Russia
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Sunday, December 5—2:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Guitar Quartet of Argentina
Sunday, April 10—2:30 p.m.
Liz Story—solo piano
Sunday, January 9—2:30 p.m.
Guarneri String Quartet—41st Season
Saturday, May 7—7:30 p.m.
Fry Street String Quartet
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Friendly Family Fun
at Crown King Motor Sports
You can catch a wave in Crown King. It’s true. Sure, it may not be the North Shore. In fact, it’s not even liquid. It’s actually your ATV tour guide waving the international hand and arm signal for “follow me” and speeding on up the Bradshaws. If you throttle up, you just might catch him. There are a lot of waves in Crown King, waves of the neighborly variety that is. “We’re a very close-knit community up here,” reports Larry Downing, manager of Crown King Motor Sports and ATV tour guide. It’s easy to be agreeable up there. During the summer, Crown King is decades down on the thermometer compared to Arizona’s desert cities. Rubbing it in, Larry adds, “We’re at the top of the mountain so the breeze is constantly rolling.” Meanwhile, during the winter, they’re blessed with a very convivial nine inches of snow. This climate allows Crown King Motor Sports to do a zooming business all year round. The ATV rental shop is busiest in the summer when pilgrims come up the mountain to escape the heat. But Larry loves the winter most. “No bugs, no dirt, no dust,” he rhapsodizes. “Everything is crystal clear. It’s the best.”
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Fun for All Ages at Young’s Farm
The Young’s Farm annual Pumpkin Festival is held every weekend in October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Come for a visit and pick your very own Halloween pumpkin right out of the patch! The Pumpkin Festival is a great family event for not only are there lots of activities for the young’uns, but Mom and Dad will enjoy the craft booths, home cooked meals and special weekend events. Your kids will have the time of their life with wagon and train rides, a pumpkin bounce, pony rides, a petting zoo, haunted house, hay barn fun and so much more. A water cannon, simulator machine, rock climbing wall and paint ball will also keep them busy and happy. Hayrides and activities start around 9 am and go until 4 pm. There are dozens of beautiful craft booths as well as Gryzzworks Blacksmith for your shopping convenience, home cooked meals of BBQ chicken and beef, plus the farm’s own oven baked pies, breads and desserts. Stroll around the produce stand while you listen to live music and sample some of their fresh apple cider. There’s a corn maze to perplex all ages and delicious homemade ice cream to wet your whistle. Free special weekend events include: • Sat, October 2 - Motorcycle Show and Bike Games • Sun, October 3 - Pumpkin Painting Contest • Sat, October 9 - Antique Car Show • Sun, October 10 - Antique Big Truck Show • Sat and Sun, October 16 & 17 Western Weekend with 4-H Clubs, working ranch dogs, mounted shooting, miniature horses, Arizona Beef Council & more. • Sat & Sun, October 23 & 24 Antique Tractor Pull and Engine Show The store will keep its regular hours of 7 am to 6 pm. The restaurant will close at 4 pm. Admission is $3 per person with infants (1 yr and younger) free. There will be NO admission charge on Friday. Some activities, such as the hayrides and live entertainment, are free. Other activities require from 2 to 5 tokens at $1 each. These can be purchased at different areas throughout the festival. Young’s Farm is located in Dewey, Arizona. For more information call 928632-7272 or visit the website at www.youngsfarminc.com.
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If that testimony wasn’t enough, Crown King Motor Sports indulges winter visitors with a 2 for the price of 1 special from October through February. The Bradshaws are covered in hundreds of designated ATV trails. You can be assured to hit the highlights by arranging for an ATV tour group with Crown King Motor Sports. Each group is individually guided on a four-hour ramble to the best of the Bradshaws for $155. Crown King Motor Sports has recently opened a video arcade, snow cone dispensary and coffee shop to keep the little ones happy, too. Nearby is the marvelous world of Crown King’s Curio Shop and all the other assorted “mom and pops” that adorn this, the Bradshaw’s outpost of civilization. The Bradshaws themselves are pristine and criss-crossed with paths of adventure and recreation. These undulating mountains are reminiscent of the turbulent open ocean. Be that as it may, the only wave you’ll be catching is that of Larry and his fellow villagers as they off-road into the sunset, signaling ‘“follow me!” It’s not the North Shore. But it is a good place to hang loose. Contact Crown King Motor Sports at 928-632-5095.
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Cottonwood’s Annual Verde River Days will be held at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park on Saturday, September 25, 2004 with FREE admission and FREE parking. The park waives its day-use fees for the event, which runs from 9am to 4pm. Evolving into one of Arizona’s most unique “down by the riverside” events, the day is filled with enjoyable activities - nature walks, geological tours, canoe rides, fishing clinic, gold panning, climbing wall, sand castle building, sanctioned horseshoe tournament, live entertainment and, of course, tasty food. The forty plus informative exhibits insure that the original goals of the event are met with education on preservation and care of the year round flowing Verde River watershed. This rare riparian habitat is one of only five remaining stands left in Arizona and one of twenty such stands in the world. The area supports nearly twenty threatened or endangered species and has one of the highest breeding bird densities of any North American habitat. Across the river at Riverfront Park is the Show ‘N Glow Car Show sponsored by Central Arizona Chapter ~ Veteran Motor Car Club of America. For more information call Pete Sesow, Executive Director, Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce at 928-6347593.
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“Fall” in Love with Prescott
Just the mention of autumn conjures up memories of the senses collected over a lifetime the brilliant fall colors, the smell of apples, the sight of pumpkins, the feel of cool air on your skin and the sound of rubber meeting the road on the way to the Prescott Area. Leaves begin to turn in mid-September in this milehigh region just 90 miles north of Phoenix. Brilliant red and yellow maple trees line Mount Vernon Street with its beautifully restored Victorian homes. Yellow is the theme as the ancient elms surrounding the historic Courthouse Plaza give way to fall. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce to pick the Forests and Grasslands Back Country Tour Guide, to treat yourself to scenic area drives filled with fall wildflowers, yellow birch trees and quaking aspens. Come up for the weekend and enjoy a variety of fall festivals, golf at any one of five public courses, hike, bike or horseback ride on 450 miles of recreational trails laced throughout Prescott National Forest, take in a show, visit a museum or sit on the porch of your B&B and read that book you’ve been meaning to get to MENTION THIS AD FOR all summer. In addition to enjoying the fall colors, visitors will find a host of events and attractions to entertain, delight and enjoy. Sharlot Hall Museum’s garden, with its canopy of colorful trees, is the site of several of the fall’s most popular events, including the Prescott Book Festival: Third Edition on Sept. 18 and the Annual Folk Music Festival on Oct. 2-3. Celebrate the amazing diversity and breadth of cultures of the world through music, art and food at the Prescott Valley World Arts Festival September 25-26 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. On a different note, the Arizona Classical Theatre presents the Annual Shakespeare Festival on Sept. 17-19, Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 1-3. Granite Creek Park will be the setting for this year’s production of “Twelfth Night” and “Titus Andronicus.” Don’t forget FallFest in the Park on October 9-10. This free, family-oriented event takes place in downtown Prescott on Courthouse Plaza and features entertainment, arts, crafts and more. For more information visit the Prescott area website at www.visitprescott.com or call 1-800-266-7534.
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by R.D. Phares The summer marches on. You find yourself preoccupied with plans of escape, perhaps just for a weekend, perhaps a little longer. But it should be close, comfortable and affordable. And it should be to an area where the weather is something to brag about and the activity list is extensive. Prescott is the place! Your lodgings should satisfy the same set of yearnings that led you to the one time territorial capital of the state. It should be comfortable, affordable and close to all the town has to offer. Plus, it should posses the reliability of a national name without sacrificing the personal touch of a family run inn. That solution is as easy as the first: look no further than the Hampton Inn of Prescott. Shirley and Kurt Henry are the proprietors of the Hampton Inn. Shirley is the general manager, while Curt keeps it all in good condition as the chief engineer. They both take great pride and personal interest in their guests and their employees. Such attention results in a real family atmosphere that readily translates into their motto, “Specialized Service with a Smile.” For two years in a row, the Hampton Inn of Prescott has won the Hilton corporation’s Circle of Excellence Award. That’s proof of the high level of guest satisfaction Shirley and Curt are able to provide. They offer all the amenities, including free local phone calls, high speed internet, exercise rooms, a whirlpool, free deluxe breakfast bar and everything else you would expect of a top notch accommodation plus the defining quality of Specialized Service with a Smile. It makes for a comfortable, affordable and personalized home base for your weekend in Prescott. To visit Shirley and Kurt and the wonderful town of Prescott, call the Hampton Inn at 928-443-5500.
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Gila Valley Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup
“Tunes ‘n Tales” are the theme of the 11th Anniversary Gila Valley Cowboy Music and Poetry Roundup Friday through Sunday, Sept 17-19, in the southeastern Arizona communities of Safford and Thatcher. Top western storytellers, poets and musicians will be featured at the event along with great food, stargazing and more. Come along for two evenings of performances, a day’s worth of family fun and a special cowboy Sunday church service to wrap things up. Headlining the weekend are Dennis Gaines, a storyteller/poet from Kerrville, Texas, and Andy Hedges, a poet/singer/musician from Brownfield, Texas. The featured musical group is Roughstring, whose members feature instrumentals and harmonies and come from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Numerous other performers will also entertain. The festivities kick off at 6 pm on Friday the 17th with a Starlight Concert at the Graham County Park (Fairgrounds) Gazebo - one mile south of Safford on U.S. 191 - followed by a cowboy jam session around the campfire. Admission is $2. A campfire cookout with hot food and cold drinks and telescopes on hand for free stargazing round out the evening. Activities on Saturday are all-day in the Ag Building at Graham County Park. Admission is $2. Performances will run from 9-3, preceded by cowboy breakfast for $3. A chili cookoff will be staged between 10:30 am and 1 pm and will be available to the public for lunch. Western vendors will be on hand and there will be raffle drawings throughout the day. Saturday evening features a concert at Lee Little Theater at Eastern Arizona College - three miles west of Safford on U.S. 70 in Thatcher. Doors open at 6:30 pm with “Settlin’ the Herd.” The concert begins at 7 pm. Tickets at the door are $10 /$3. Advance tickets are available at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce, Pollock’s Western Outfitters and Richard’s Music. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children and students. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 888-837-1841 or visit the web site at www.grahamchamber.com.
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In the best tradition of the “good old county fair” the Santa Cruz County Fair welcomes you on September 17-19 for its 89th year of great family fun and western entertainment at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. From baking competitions to 4-H exhibits, from the carnival to the top class featured musicians on Saturday night, there is something to take everyone’s fancy. Have a look at the prize veggies and flowers, take the kids to the petting zoo, let the commercial vendors tempt
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you with all the latest and greatest wares. In addition there are special events galore from cowboy action to the Pet Show on Sunday. In the Arena on Friday there is the 4-H Horse Show and Barrel Racing and on Saturday the Ranch Rodeo & Calcutta. There will also be a wild horse and burro adoption sponsored by the the Bureau of Land Management (see story on page 39). Musical entertainment ranges from high school bands to Saturday’s featured artists The Busted Cowboy Band and the Academy of Western Artists Female Vocalist of the Year Kip Calahan. Not to be missed are the 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and the 4-H BBQ and Auction on Sunday. A new fun event this year is the Jalapeno Eating Contest! The folks of Santa Cruz County have been getting together to share good times since 1915. The fair grew out of the earlier tradition of annual picnics and horse racing, rare opportunities in those days to get together with distant neighbors to swap stories, have a dance, share a meal and test your ranch skills at the rodeo. In that same spirit of friendship, the folks in Sonoita welcome one and all to come enjoy the Santa Cruz County Fair. Admission is only $3.00 for adults with 12 & under free. Gates open at 8am. Friday is Senior Citizen & Student Day with $1.00 off admission. Saturday is Military Appreciation Day. Show your I.D. card and get in FREE. For more information call 520-455-5553.
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Pima County... You Gotta Love It!
Pima County is a unique place in Southern Arizona, not simply because of its beautiful landscape of mountains and cacti, but also because it has developed its land resources, leasing land to organizations to create partnerships. There are fifteen attractions linked to Pima County in this way, with the oldest being the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a zoo, botanical garden and natural wildlife museum in one. For those who have a special interest in insects, the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute conducts both youth and adult educational field trips and workshops. Originally a set for Western movies with stars like John Wayne and Glen Ford, Old Tucson Studios has transformed into a park full of stunt shows, rides and great restaurants with the best mesquite BBQ around. With stalagmites and stalactites encircling rooms where bandits used to split up stolen gold, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is full of hidden secrets and mystery. Technology has played its part in Pima County as well. Pima Air & Space Museum is the only place where you can listen to old war stories and take a tour of President Kennedy’s Air Force One. The world’s fastest aircraft, SR-71, is also on display here. The Titan Missile Museum, set in nearby Green Valley, is the only nuclear missile left over from the Cold War. The Pima County Fairgrounds are an endless source of year-round entertainment, hosting equestrian events, concerts and its annual highlight, the Pima County Fair. Two permanent residents of the fairgrounds are Tucson Raceway Park, with weekly NASCAR racing, and Southwestern International Racing, hosting drag strip and funny car racing. Southern Arizona is an ideal setting for golf courses and Pima County has two of the finest. Arthur Pack Desert Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 72 course with a spectacular view of the Tucson mountains, and Ajo Golf Course with wonderful amenities. Kino Sports Complex is the home to the largest baseball facility in Southern Arizona -Tucson Electric Park. The Park is the Spring Training home for the Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another local sports facility is the Tucson Sportspark, where community teams come to play on their state of the art baseball/softball fields, volleyball courts and much more. The historic Rillito Park Racetrack races quarter horses and thoroughbreds every January through February, with parimutuel betting and fun for the whole family. With attractions that incorporate nature, science and family fun, Pima County is a place you “gotta love.” Visit www.pimacountyattractions.com for additional information.
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At the Picture Rocks Miniature Horse Ranch
by R.D. Phares There’s a happy kind of voodoo in the desert flats west of the Tucson Mountains. A spirit of rejuvenation and vitality resides there, lingering most conspicuously on the modest ranch run by Connie and Al Kazal. Theirs is a place where smiles abound because life abounds - in herds and flocks. But on this patch of earth, that life tends to be short...as in not very tall. This is the home of the Picture Rocks Miniature Horse Ranch, a good place to go if you’re feeling kind of small. Even though you can’t ride them, the fifty miniequines will surely lift your spirits. You can’t help but be charmed by a full-grown horse standing no taller than a large goat. Speaking of goats, the little horses are assisted in their furry evangelizing by a host of forty goats, themselves falling within the undersized classification. For the record, the horses are all registered American Miniature Horses (not ponies, by the way). The goats are Nigerian Dwarf Goats and are exceptionally fertile, leading to a copious number of baby goats cavorting around the premises. Seeing all of these wee-beasts together, along with the peeping flocks of chicks scurrying ‘bout your feet, you may feel like Gulliver in Lilliput. Little people, kids that is, are especially fond of Picture Rocks Miniature Horse Ranch. It is a rare opportunity for them to relate with animals built to their scale. Without knowing it the children who visit learn the values of respect and care for the animals they encounter. They are able to feed the chicks, hold baby goats in their laps and hug the horses, just so there’s not too much horsin’ around. The less kids scream and run around, the more they’ll learn from the tour. The ranch is an ideal spot for birthday parties, field trips or Sunday picnics. Connie and Al offer tours to individuals as well as to after-school, private, civic and senior citizen groups. There is a small admission fee and reservations are required. Appointments can best be made by phone. So call ahead, pick your time and take your kids and their grandparents. You’re sure to see them benefit from the trip. And just as importantly, you will feel rejuvenated by your brush with lives lived for the little things. You can reach the Picture Rocks Miniature Horse Ranch at 520682-8009.
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September Events Reflect Town’s Heritage
Douglas is a frontier city rich in ranching and agricultural history with a strong multi-cultural influence from its location on the border of Mexico. There are many points of interest for the visitor including shopping and sight-seeing in Agua Prieta, Mexico and a visit to Slaughter Ranch Museum, an original 1880s ranch and part of the San Bernadino Spanish land grant of 1730. Nearby lies the San Bernadino National Wildlife Refuge, a great place for bird watching. In September there are two additional reasons to visit this friendly community...the 80th Annual Cochise County Fair and the Douglas Fiestas. Each of these events reflects an aspect of the city’s heritage and provides the visitor with plenty of fun and entertainment. On September 17-19 the Douglas Fiestas captures the flavor of Mexico at Veterans Memorial Park (8th Street Park). The joyous strains of Mariachi music, the colorful flair of folkorico dancers and the delicious smells of traditional foods fill the air. A carnival, vendors, the Chinas
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Historic Tombstone has the best kept secret in lodging in southern Arizona - the Tombstone Sagebrush Inn. Located just a short 1 1/2 block walk from the center of the Historic District, the inn was built in 1947 as the “first modern motel in Tombstone.” Known as “the Home of the Stars,” the Tombstone Sagebrush Inn attracted such notables as John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda and many others. Today under its original rustic western facade, you will find 10 immaculately clean units, 4 sleeping rooms with 1 queen size bed and 6 suites with full kitchens and either 2 comfortable queen size beds or 1 king size, color TV with VCRs and the only two person in-room Jacuzzi tubs in the area. There are libraries in all the units so you can grab a book, relax on your own private covered porch and look at the beautiful Dragoon Mountains. This is the only motel not on the highway but located in a quiet residential area, where the noise of traffic is replaced by deer, quail and many other birds that are attracted to the Sagebrush’s pond and gardens. If that’s not enough, the Tombstone Sagebrush Inn offers the only solar heated pool in the downtown area , along with a 7-person outdoor hot tub.
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Poblanas Coronation and the parade on Saturday all add to the excitement. You can find out more about the fiesta at 520364-3484. Then from September 23-26 the 80th Annual Cochise County Fair steps up to center stage, and the agricultural shows will captivate everyone from the youngest 4-H member to the oldest visitor remembering his days “down on the farm.” Head to the County Fairgrounds on 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd. for exhibits, showings and auctions of goats, sheep, cattle, swine and more. There will be horse shows, college rodeo performances, bull riding and a 4-H dog show. Of course, everyone knows a fair wouldn’t be complete without a carnival and midway, lots of delicious food and great entertainment. There’ll be something for every taste...from the 36th Army Band to American Thunder, from Michelle Lynn & Legacy “The Rock & Roll Show” to The Canyon Walls Band. Thursday is Free Seniors Day. General admission is $6-$3 and parking is $2. For more information call 520-364-3819.
33rd Art in the Park
Quality Show in Sierra Vista
The Huachuca Art Association is proud to present its 33rd Annual Art in the Park on October 2 & 3, 2004, taking place in Veterans Memorial Park. This event features 220 art and craft vendor booths showcasing the handcrafted items of more than 225 artisans. Every year this outdoor show is the biggest cultural event held in Sierra Vista’s Veterans Memorial Park. Admission is free. Also featured at Art in the Park is a separate food booth area, where 15 area non-profit organizations prepare and sell local and ethnic foods. These booths normally feature bratwurst, burritos, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, French fries, doughnuts, ice cream and popcorn. Beverages available are pop, lemonade, iced tea, bottled water, beer and wine. The Huachuca Art Association was formed in 1969 by a group of artists who worked on Fort Huachuca. They felt a need to provide local artists a chance to meet and learn from each other. The first Art in the Park was held in Sierra Vista’s City Park in 1972 and featured six artists from the association. Art in the Park grew gradually over the first ten years until the event reached the park’s capacity of 220 booths in the late 1970s. The show has a very good reputation among artists throughout the southwest as a quality show, which attracts thousands of customers from southern Arizona. Veterans Memorial Park is located on Fry Blvd. at the corner of Calle Portal/Jean Randall Way in Sierra Vista. The show’s hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm, Sunday. For more information call 520-378-1763.
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Owners Roger and Sue welcome you to join them at the nightly campfire with marshmallows and at the morning coffee and sweets pool side for some of the greatest conversation you have ever experienced. On many of the unit walls are pictures of repeat friends who call the unit their own. The Tombstone Sagebrush Inn is more than just a place to sleep, but a home to enjoy your Tombstone experience with new friends. The Tombstone Sagebrush Inn offers discount coupons at the better eateries around and offers trail rides, jeep tours and other special getaway ideas to ghost towns, nature trails, ghost and spirit walks or you can stay at your own home and BBQ your special dinner at the several BBQs supplied with coals and fluid, including the original BBQ built and used by the “Duke” while a guest here. Rates at the Tombstone Sagebrush Inn start as the lowest in town. Stop in for an overnight and get a taste of this special experience, then make plans for your return for a week or so. The Tombstone Sagebrush Inn can assist you with wedding plans and renewal of vows, family reunions, company parties or just that special private get-away. Weekly and monthly rates are available. Call them today at 520-457-2311 or visit www.tombstonesagebrushinn.com.
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Heritage Festivals in Willcox and Pearce
The towns of Willcox and Pearce-Sunsites are proud of their roots in the ranching and mining history of Arizona. Willcox was founded in 1880 when the Southern Pacific Railroad made its path through the area, and by the 1930s it had become the largest shipping center of range cattle in the United States. Pearce dates from 1890s when gold was discovered there and is the site of the Commonwealth Mine, one of the richest in Arizona during its heyday, producing $15 million in gold. With such a rich heritage, it’s no wonder that these two communities have much to celebrate! Not only that, Pearce’s more modern sister community, Sunsites, is celebrating 40 years in existence on September 18th at their “Ruby” Anniversary Celebration. Visitors are welcome to attend the Health Fair that day from 10 am-2 pm. In the evening there will be a “Ruby” Ball & Dinner, reservations required. (520-826-3604) The biggest event of the year in Willcox, Rex Allen Days takes place on September 30 - October 3 in honor of the town’s most famous son and the cowboy way of life. Willcox was the home of the late Rex Allen, the “last of the silver screen cowboys.” The many activities of the long weekend include a golf tournament, parade, country fair, rodeo, International Turtle Race, softball tournaments, cowboy dances and a country music concert. The entire Willcox area becomes one big hub of western style hospitality...this will be one experience you won’t soon forget. Looking ahead to November, be sure to mark your calendar for November 2629 so that you won’t miss out on the 4th Annual Old Pearce Holiday Festival. The streets of this historic almost ghost town will be closed off for a fun time of music, arts & crafts, Farmer’s Market and a touch of histor. There will be old time fiddlers, bluegrass, vendors and the Old Store Museum with a photo essay of the area. quilts on display and more. For more information call the Willcox Chamber of Commerce at 800200-2272 or Old Pearce Pottery at 520826-3588.
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Celebrate the Old West
The Inn at San Ignacio Offers it All
The Inn at San Ignacio offers the finest accommodations in beautiful Green Valley, Arizona. Adjacent to the San Ignacio Golf Club, many of the Inn’s luxury villa suites offer great views of the Santa Rita Mountains and the 18-hole San Ignacio golf course. The resort features 44 large condo rooms (1,000 square feet each) and 44 oversized hotel rooms. Close by are the world famous birding hotspots of Madera Canyon, Arivaca Cienega and the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Add history, art, shopping and more birding at nearby Tubac and Tumacacori. Then relax in the Jacuzzi, swim in the pool...it is the perfect place for a family vacation! The Inn at San Ignacio also hosts golf, bird watching, and business groups of all sizes. The San Ignacio golf course is rated as one of Arizona’s best. James Green, who owns Green Mountain Hotel Group, operates the Inn and points to his many return customers as to why some consider the golf course and town “the best little golf secret in Arizona.” The course is open to the public and was designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills. The topography forced
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Bisbee Visitor Center at New Location
The Bisbee Visitor Center is now operating at its new centralized location in the Copper Queen Plaza and Convention Center. Hours are 9-5 Monday-Friday, 10-4 on Saturdays and 11-4 on Sundays. The Visitor Center’s local telephone is now 520-4323554. The toll-free number remains 1-866-2BISBEE (224-7233).
Hills to construct the course into some very tight confines, back dropping the tees and green settings, which seem to enhance the tranquillity of the course and surrounding desert. Both nine holes are consistently strong with the 1st, 8th and 9th holes offering interesting challenges. With many elevation changes, the course offers an astonishing variety of hole layouts. The Inn at San Ignacio offers Arizona’s Best Golf Packages with ten Southern Arizona Golf Courses including San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Torres Blancas and the beautiful new Canoa Ranch Golf Club. Three of these golf courses are less than a two minute drive from the Inn. The majority of Inn’s golfing guests and groups consider these three golf courses to be three of Arizona’s best. Registered guests can reserve tee times up to six months in advance and get reduced golf rates. So, for a vacation that offers the best of fun and relaxation in a spectacular recreational setting, visit Green Valley and stay at the Inn of San Ignacio. For further information call 520-393-5700 or visit their website www.innatsanignacio.com.
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Mohave County Fair
History, Heritage and the Future
Join the good people of Mohave County as they celebrate their History, Heritage and Future this September 9-12 at the 58th Annual Mohave County Fair in Kingman. This year the fair features a variety of entertainers that reflect the diverse historical and cultural legacy of Mohave County. These entertainers include musical acts, Bounty Hunter, Jill Taylor, Cross Country, and the percussionists The Procrastinators. Nick Sharp’s Magic Show will wow you while the talent contest and Hualapai Tribal Dancers showcase local pride. Additionally, all the usual activities can be enjoyed at the fair, including food, games, livestock exhibits, vegetable growers, art and photography, plus much more. The fair is especially proud to present the Crowell & Wiles Family Circus under the Big Tent. This traditional circus will offers kids a chance to get in on the fun by teaching them how to be clowns and helping them to put on their own show. And that’s not all! There will be a Doggies of the Wild West show. And don’t miss Calamity Joe’s magic card and pistol tricks. The archaeological society will be there to present the ancient past to fairgoers. Plus, in conjunction with the fair, the Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro adoption on Friday and Saturday. To learn more, see the story on page 39. There’s fun for all at the Mohave County Fair. For times and a dollar off admission, see the ad on this page. For more information call 928-753-2636.
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Mohave County Fair September 9-12, 2004
• Carnival • Bingo • 4-H • Livestock • Talent Show • Bands • Magic Show
Thursday, Sept. 9th - Kids Day 10:00am-10:00pm Friday, Sept 10 - Senior Day Saturday, Sept. 11th 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday, Sept 12th 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Grand Canyon Caverns & Inn
“Get Your Kicks Under Route 66”
It’s not new, in fact, it’s over 25 millions years old! But the Grand Canyon Caverns have seen some changes in the last 75 years. Found by Mr. Peck in the early 1920s, these huge underground caverns have a lot to say for themselves. First they have been dry for several million years. This makes them rare... most caverns are wet - only 3% of the world’s caverns are dry and only 1% are open to the public. This means a couple of things. One is that the Grand Canyon Caverns have no life in them. Because there is no moisture in the air or the caverns, nothing can live down there for longer than a few days. Great for those who do not like creepy crawly things! Another cool thing about the caverns are that they are cool, very cool. Pretty much 56 degrees 24/7 - 365 days a year. Located at an elevation of 5,600 feet, 60 miles East of Kingman, the Caverns are accessed via a 21-story elevator that takes you straight down. The doors open up to huge caverns, large enough to place football fields in them with the ceiling height up to 90 feet in places! The trails are well lit and concrete for easy walking, although at one point they have a 60 stair drop into a lower area which takes one’s breath away for a minute. Since the new ownership of the caverns around 2 years ago, there are new tours on offer: off-trail tours that allow the hearty to explore the lower depths of the caves and the flashlight tour (all lights off) for the brave, who take the walk just with flashlights... similar to the early tourists in the 20s who used just a lantern. The new management team of Coni and Buck Voyles have improved many features of the 800-acre property. They have placed new TVs, VCRs and satellite TV service in the well-maintained 48room motel, added new direct dial phones in each room, opened a morning guest lounge area and arranged entertainment in the bar on many nights. A new gas station with gas and diesel has been put into operation for 24/7 service. The RV park has been refurbished with new picnic tables, sites and hook-ups. New shower and restroom facilities have been completed. Rodeos have been a popular comeback to the Caverns complex with over a dozen roping contests and rodeos in the last year. There is a well-maintained airstrip on the property, a 5200-foot runway for small planes. All the information a pilot needs can be found by pressing in locator L37 on any navigation site. The radio is monitored during daylight hours. The Caverns have been an Arizona landmark for over 75 years on Route 66 milepost 115 (12 miles East of Peach Springs, 22 miles west of Seligman). After 20 million years... come visit and see the changes that have taken place. “ Come for the Caverns, Stay for the Rest.” Look on the Internet at GCCaverns.com for more photos, maps and information or phone 928-4223223.
Mohave County Fair
20th Annual PRCA Andy Devine Days Rodeo and Parade
10th Annual Air & Auto Show
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Celebrate with Kingman
Come Along for the Fun in September and October
Experience Northwestern Arizona! Kingman knows how to celebrate September and October. Not only do we have numerous events, but we have four year around museums and activities for every season. We have romp ‘em stomp ‘em rodeos, arts & crafts festivals, motorcycle rides, county fairs and high flying air shows. We are conveniently located between Las Vegas and Phoenix on Hwy 93 and I40 for easy access to all our events and happenings. September 4th is the Torches Across America Motorcycle Ride. This is a patriotic ride, Americans showing their pride for our great country and the victims of the September 11th attacks. Kingman is the scheduled stop for their first night. Activities start at 6:30 pm at the Mother Road Harley Davidson Dealership in Kingman. September 9th to 12th is the 58th Annual Mohave County Fair...Our History, Heritage and Future! See the story on page 22 for more details. September 25-26th is 20th Annual Kingman Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade. This is a pure professional rodeo featuring the top rodeo cowboys from all over the country. The rodeo begins at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The parade begins at 10 am on Saturday and is always looked forward to year after year. October 1st-2nd is the 10th Annual Kingman Air & Auto Show. This is a truly memorable event and includes many of the top performers from around the country. There will also be a jet dragster demonstration, a “show & shine,” precision motorcycle drill team and free kids activities throughout the day. The show runs from 9am to 4:30 pm. For more information go to their web site at www.kingmanairshow.com. There is always a lot to do in and around Kingman. Whether you like to go hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, antiquing, enjoy a road trip on the famous Route 66, play a round of golf at one of our 2 championship golf courses, whatever you do, you’ll feel at home in Kingman. For more information on Kingman and the surrounding area please call the Powerhouse Visitor’s Center at 1-866-427-RT66, or visit our web site at www.kingmantourism.org.
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Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts
Arts As Far As the Eye Can “Sea”
The Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts, a benefit for the Hospice of Yuma, will take place on Saturday & Sunday, October 23rd and 24th. The event is set in historic downtown Yuma and the beautiful Yuma Crossing Historic State Park and Quartermaster Depot, officially designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. The site was first visited by Europeans in 1540 when Hernando de Alarcon arrived by way of the mouth of the Colorado River. Guests may stroll down Main Street and purchase beautiful “juried” works of art from artists who live in Yuma, other Arizona communities, California, Nevada and New Mexico. Guests may also enjoy local performing arts groups (admission
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to the Main Street activities are free) and partake of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. Presently there are only 23 such National Heritage Areas in the U.S., with the majority located in the East in the original 13 colonies. There are only two areas west of the Mississippi. Saturday evening you may wish to attend the Black Tie Dinner and Silent Auction, with dinner being hosted by the Outback Steakhouse. While the music plays, guests may dance under the stars or stroll the grounds of the Crossing Park. Viewing and bidding on artwork and other items will also take place that evening. Dinner tickets are only $50.00 and reservations must be made in advance. For more information call 928-343-2222.
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Colorado River Museum A former Catholic Church that was used by the Davis Dam builders in the 1940s, the museum displays many historical artifacts. Open TuesSun, 10-4. 2201 Hwy 68, 1/4 mile north of the Laughlin Bridge, Bullhead City. Donations accepted. 928-754-3399 Grapevine Canyon and Indian Petroglyphs Follow the short, well marked trail off Highway 163 to Christmas Tree Pass parking area. Bullhead Area C of C, 928-754-4121 London Bridge The famous Thames River bridge from London, England, is here in Lake Havasu. There is also an English Village with restaurants, shops and amusement rides. Lake Havasu CVB, 800-2428278 Oatman, Arizona Once a mining town, now an “almost” ghost town noted for free-roaming burros as well as gift and antique stores, several saloons and restaurants. Located 25 miles southeast of Bullhead City off Highway 95. 928-768-7400
Annual Fort Mohave CornFest
Celebrate Autumn in Grand Style
Are you looking for a great event with free admission and parking? Come to the Fort Mohave CornFest on September 24-25 and you will have the time of your life! CornFest celebrates the coming of the autumn season. Started by the Mohave Mesa Kiwanis and the Mohave Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1992, this event has grown into the largest fundraiser in the tri-state area with estimated traffic by A.D.O.T. exceeding 35,000! CornFest supports approximately 54 non-profit organizations in the area, and one hundred percent of the net profits are given back to the community. The event is located in Fort Mohave along highway 95, with an entrance off Aztec Rd. The headliners this year include Heartache Tonight and Like a Rock, which are Eagles and Bob Seger tribute bands. Also performing will be The VooDoo Glow Skulls and Bad Moon Rising. The local acts include solo artist Pat Flynn, Diverged, The Asphalt, Crash Cadillac’s and Hoss. The second stage will once again include local dance acts as well as the Unknown Hypnotist. We will have watermelon eating and corn shucking contests, a dunk tank, pony rides, a climbing wall and 28 additional game booths for kids of all ages. Also featured will be the “Wildlife World Zoo” from Litchfield Park, Arizona, with their assortment of exotic animals. CornFest 2004 will again feature our own special corn, Indian fry bread, bratwurst, BBQ hamburgers, fish tacos and many other taste-tempting treats. Adults will enjoy the many craft booths and the “Beer Garden.” For more information please call 928-704-CORN.
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September 24 & 25, 2004
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Juried art show & sale, live entertainment, Meet & Greet The Artist Cocktail Party and Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50) on Sat. Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma.
Near Paradise Casino, Yuma Crossing and Territorial State Prison State Parks, McPhaul Bridge (“Swing Bridge to Nowhere”) and Imperial Sand Dunes
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Heartache Tonight - Eagles Tribute Band Voodoo Glo Skulls - X Treme Zone Like a Rock - Bob Seger Tribute Band
Game Booths • Craft Booths • Raffle Prizes Fresh Hot Corn • Wildlife World Zoo • Beer Garden
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SEPTEMBER 2004 FEATURED EVENTS
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SEP 17-18 SHOW LOW
White Mountain Storytelling Festival
SEP 17-19 DOUGLAS
SEP 17-19 SAFFORD
11th Gila Valley Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup
SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF
Flagstaff Open Studios
October 1st & 2nd, 2004 WINSLOW, AZ
FOOD • CRAFTS • VENDORS • AUCTION including Guitar signed by The Eagles
For adults and kids alike - FUN • FUN • FUN
Hotel California: “A Salute to the Eagles,” Mogollon: Country Rock • And many, many more!
Brought to you by: The Standin’ on the Corner Foundation and the people and businesses of Winslow, Az.
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Santa Cruz County Fair
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Santa Cruz County Fair
• Carnival • Petting Zoo • Ranch Rodeo • Barrel Racing • 4H Horse Show • 4H BBQ & Auction • Busted Cowboy Band • Academy of Western Artists Female Vocalist of the Year Kip Calahan • BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
September 17-19, 2004
Great Family Fun!
$3.00 Adults • 12 & Under Free FRI: Senior Citizen & Student Day - $1.00 OFF Admission SAT: Military Appreciation Day - FREE Admission with I.D. Card
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SEP 17-18 SHOW LOW
White Mountain Storytelling Festival
3rd Annual White Mountain Storytelling Festival & Western Gathering
Friday, Sept. 17
Camp Fire Storytelling - 6pm
Saturday, Sept. 18
Workshops with the Storytellers 8am Fire in my Bowl Chili Cook-Off 1pm Arizona Gunfighters OK corral Show 3 pm Wyatt Earp’s “A Life on the Frontier” 6pm Grub & Goods 11am-9pm shared by Dorothy Daniels Anderson, Dean Cook & Sue Harris, Wyatt Earp, Chris Isaacs, Michael Lacapa, Gusty McCabe, Tony Norris, Martín Rivera, Madison Walker and local talents…
The Gunfighters are bedding at the Paint Pony Lodge
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SEP 10-25 GRAND CANYON
Grand Canyon Music Festival
Festival Marketplace Fe D iv e f Clubs Show Low, Az 1000 E. steucaloMark 928-532-4140 www.ci.show-low.az.us
Witness the Arizona Gunfighters’ Shoot-Out near the OK Corral
SEP 19 SEP 24-25 COTTONWOOD FORT MOHAVE
Sizzlin' Salsa Sunday Kiwanis Cornfest
SEP 24-26 KINGMAN
Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade
SEP 25-26 PINETOP-LAKESIDE
29th Annual Fall Festival
SEP 25-26 PAYSON
State Championship Old Time Fiddler's Contest
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona
Recorded info: (480)860-8810 Phone:(480)860-2700
Featured guest Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt joins the Festival’s world-class musicians for nine chamber music concerts in the cool splendor of Grand Canyon National Park. Make it a mini-vacation! Accommodations are available for ticket holders.
Visit our website or call for programs, artists, tickets, lodging information and Phoenix artist Ed Mell’s season posters.
Tickets: Adults $18; Children/Students $8
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A broad range of guided tours are offered daily at this desert masterpiece which served as Wright’s personal home, studio and architecture campus.
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The Inn at NAU
by Marilyn McDonald Tucked away on the campus of Northern Arizona University is a little inn... intimate, endearing, and intertwined in the lives of students at NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM). Though called the HRM’s “living laboratory,” The Inn at NAU is a warm and human place where students gain hands-on experience blended with “hearts-on” service. “Our mission is to give our students real experience in each of major areas of a hotel. Students at The Inn get hands-on experience in front desk, reservation technology, dining service, food preparation, housekeeping, and guest relations,” says Julene Boger, the Inn’s general manager. The Inn is operated by HRM students under the guidance of a professional staff. Together, this team keeps The Inn’s 19 rooms ship-shape and operates the Garden Terrace Restaurant. During the week, the restaurant serves complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts for overnight guests and is a popular lunch spot for the campus community and Flagstaff insiders. Several times a month, the restaurant is transformed into an elegant host for gourmet “table d’hote” dinners, which feature six courses and gracious, paced service. In addition to employment at hotels, resorts, and restaurants, HRM students have gone onto such diverse careers as hospitality lawyers, accountants, wedding planners, spa managers, country club directors, wine specialists, chefs, stadium food service managers, museum directors, bed and breakfast owners, and ski resort owners. The constant across these careers is the education and personal service ethic they all received from their experiences at HRM and at The Inn. The Inn honors AAA, AARP, and government rates. For reservations, call 928-523-1616 or visit the Inn’s website: www.inn.nau.edu/
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Dog Parks Statewide
Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog.
Chandler Snedigar Bark Park 4500 S. Basha Rd., Alma School Road & Ocotillo, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, dog fountain, handicap access, poopbags, parking, restrooms, lights, water, and trash. Training obstacles such as a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, and hurdles. Chandler Parks Division, 480782-2750 Flagstaff Thorpe Bark Park 600 N. Thorpe, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Bushmaster Park 3150 N. Altavista, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Flagstaff Parks & Recreation, 928-779-7690 Fountain Hills Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista Dr., Saguaro Blvd., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 3.5 acres of turf and a 1/2 acre fenced area for smaller dogs. Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation, 480-816-5152 Gilbert Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd., west of Greenfield, south of Warner, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Separate fenced areas for active and timid dogs. No shade, early morning or evening is best for summer. Tables and rest area. Gilbert Parks & Recreation, 480-503-6200 Glendale Sahuaro Ranch Park 63rd Ave. & Mountain View, 6a - 10p. Trees and benches. Enclosed off-leash area within park, almost an acre. Glendale Parks & Recreation, 623-930-2820 Kingman Lewis Kingman Park Route 66/Andy Devine, Louis, & Harrison, Dawn - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, restrooms, parking, lights, water, trash cans, and shelter. 2 acre park, plenty of shade, some agility equipment, and beautiful lawn. Kingman Parks & Recreation, 928-757-7919 Lake Havasu City Lion’s Dog Park 1340 McCulloch, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, trash, and shelter. Over 1/8 acre, fire hydrant water fountain that sprays onto a concrete pad for dogs to play on. Lake Havasu Parks & Recreation, 928-453-8686 Mesa Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Greenfield & Virginia, Sunrise - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, restrooms, lights, water, and trash cans. About 3 acres of grass, lots of new trees. Mesa Parks & Recreation, 480-644-5040 Oro Valley James D. Kriegh Park 23 W. Calle Concordia, NE corner 6a - 10p, Sun-Sat. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, restrooms, and trash. 14,000 sq. ft. with water fountain for both people and dogs. Oro Valley Parks & Recreation, 520-2295050 Payson Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library, 1 mile north of McLane and Longhorn, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash cans. Over an acre, small dog fenced area. Payson Parks & Recreation, 928-747-5242 Prescott Willow Creek Dog Park 3181 Willow Creek Rd., Commerce Dr., 7a 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, water, and trash cans. Separate 1/2 acre area for small dogs. Prescott Parks & Recreation, 928-777-1122 Scottsdale Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd., dog park located at SE corner of McDonald Dr. and Hayden Rd. Dawn - 9p, 2.2 acres, fenced, passive & large dog areas, shade, water, benches, and restroom. Vista del Camino Park 7700 East Pierce St., west on Pierce St. from Hayden Rd., Sunrise - 10:30p. Fenced, benches, mutt mitt stations, some light, and drinking fountains for both people and dogs. Just under an acre with restroom facilities nearby. Scottsdale Parks & Recreation, 480-312-2331 Tempe Creamery Park 1520 E. 8th St., west of McClintoch, south of University, 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Papago Parks 1000 N. College Ave., south of Curry, 6aMidnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Tempe Parks & Recreation, 480350-5200 Tucson McDonald Park (county park) 4100 N. Harrison Rd., Tanque Verde, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1.25 acres, two fenced areas for small and larger dogs. Reid Park Dog Park (city park) Alvernon & 22ND St., near zoo entrance - old baseball field, 7 a-10p. Fenced, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash. In a converted ball field within Reid Park, grassy with trees. Tucson Parks & Recreation, 520-7914873. Pima County Parks & Recreation, 520877-6000
Moving Tips for Pets
Moving to a new home can be just as stressful on the family pet as it is on you. Here are some tips to keep your pet happy and safe on moving day. you from distractions! Keep your pet’s head inside the windows, make frequent pit stops, and don't leave your animal alone. • Talk to your pet’s vet: If your pet doesn’t like to travel, your veterinarian can recommend behavior modification tactics or medication that might lessen the stress. Depending on your new address, your pet may also need additional vaccinations, medications, and health certificates. • Find pet friendly lodging in advance: See below for a selection of pet friendly accommodations. • Plan ahead for air travel: Check with your veterinarian and ask the airline about any rules or regulations they may have. • Prepare your new home: Be sure to take with you all your pet’s favorite toys, blankets, dishes and other items. These remembered objects will make your new home familiar, and if you have all the necessary items from day one you will be better able to maintain a normal routine for your pet. • Pet photo: In case your pet becomes lost, it's important to have a recent photo on hand.
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• Maintain a normal routine: Do your packing over time and make every effort to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible. • Keep your pet secure on moving day: Place your pet in a quiet and safe place, such as the bathroom or a pet carrier. If you place your pet in a room, it’s a good idea to place a sign on the door so that it is not opened accidentally, allowing your pet to escape. Get your pet used to the carrier ahead of time by having the animal spend time in it prior to moving day. • Purchase a new ID tag for your pet: Get an up-to-date ID tag with your new address and telephone number. This is a lost pet's ticket home. • Safe car travel: Be sure that your pet is safely restrained in the car. A pet travel harness, travel carrier or a pet barrier are the best ways to keep your pet safe. They serve the dual purpose of protecting your pet from injury and protecting
Pet Friendly Hotels
FLAGSTAFF Ramada Limited West TUCSON Ghost Ranch Lodge BENSON Motel 6 GOODYEAR Hampton Inn & Suites MESA La Quinta Inn & Suites Select Suites Mesa Fiesta Mall PAYSON Kohl’s Ranch Lodge PHOENIX Best Western Inn SCOTTSDALE Hampton Inn Residence Inn by Marriott-Scottsdale 2755 Woodland Village 801 W. Miracle Mile 877-703-0291 800-456-7565 www.the.ramada.com www.ghostranchlodge.com 800-466-8356 www.motel6.com
637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr. 2000 N. Litchfield Rd. 800-426-7866
www.hamptoninn.com 800-531-5900 www.laquinta.com
6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. 960 W. Southern Hwy 260 17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy. 4415 N. Civic Center Plaza 6040 N. Scottsdale Rd. 800-821-8005 800-331-5645 800-937-8376 800-426-7866 800-835-6205 800-288-6127 800-521-3131 800-466-8356 800-833-1516 800-937-8376 480-968-7871 800-227-6086
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Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountains 16770 N. Perimeter Drive SEDONA Bell Rock Inn & Spa SIERRA VISTA Motel 6 - Location #0277 6246 Hwy 179 1551 E. Fry Blvd. 1520 W. Baseline Rd. 670 N. Scottsdale Rd. 1005 E. Apache Blvd. 102 N. Alvernon
Grey Hackle Lodge
Enjoy the Suites of Flagstaff • Pets Welcome • Spacious Suite • Bountiful Breakfast Buffet • Indoor pool & whirlpool • Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 and I-40 2455 South Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Tel: (928) 774-8042 Fax: (928) 774-5524
TEMPE Amerisuites Best Western Inn of Tempe Tempe Travelodge TUCSON Clarion Randolph Hotel
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LOS ANGELES Farmer’s Daughter Hotel MONTEREY Victorian Inn 115 S. Fairfax Ave 487 Foam St 800-334-1658 800-232-4141 www.farmersdaughterhotel.com www.victorianinn.com
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Bed and Breakfasts are like snowflakes. No two are alike, but they’re all very cool. If you were to traipse across the southwest staying only at B&Bs, you’d find as much variety in your accommodations as you would in the geography in which they’re situated. The one thing they all have in common is the intent to delight you, the customer. Take the White Mountain Lodge, for example. Built in 1892 at the mouth of the Greer valley, the thoughtfully restored lodge and cabin compound is ripe with both antiquity and comfort. Blintz soufflés and Orange Pecan French Toast will greet you each morning and keep you thinking about them all day long, whether you’re sitting by the beaver pond fishing or sitting in the hot tub soothing. An altogether different scene, but similar result, awaits you at Sedona’s Southwest Inn. There, spectacular red rock vistas frame a 28-room establishment that offers the charm of a B&B with the amenities of a small luxury hotel. With a free internet café, a concierge, a work out room and a pool and spa you might be too active to ever see your Sante Fe style room.
NORTHERN ARIZONA White Mountain Lodge P.O. Box 143/140 Main St. Greer, AZ 85927 888-493-7568 email@example.com; www.wmlodge.com Country Living at its Best. Rooms and Suites in historic country home plus cabins with full kitchens, porches and phones. Fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Inn at 410 410 N. Leroux St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-774-0088 Adobe Hacienda Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 Rojo Dr. Sedona, AZ 86351 800-454-7191 Bell Rock Inn & Suites 6246 Hwy 179 Sedona, AZ 86351 928-282-4161 www.ilxresorts.com Southwest Inn at Sedona 3250 W. Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 800-483-7422 Info@swinn.com; www.swinn.com Relax on your deck and admire the red rock view from this small luxury hotel with B&B atmosphere. Return to the world feeling rejuvenated. SOUTHERN ARIZONA Amado Territory Inn 3001 E. Frontage Rd. Amado, AZ 85645 888-398-8684 www.amado-territory-inn.com Moonglow Historic Ranch Retreat RR 1 Box 45 Cochise, AZ 85606 520-826-3448 Adobe Rose Inn 940 N. Olsen Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520- 318-4644
Arizona is Wine Country
Arizonans are deservedly proud of our rare blend of cultural and geographical diversity. But here’s a concept that will likely flip the lid even of natives to the state: Arizona Wine. Fine wine. It’s as true as it is tasty. And with sunsets like we have here, it’s not that surprising. Why, you can almost picture a wine maker tapping the brilliant evenings to fill their vats...close to the horizon for the Chardonnay, higher up for the Pinot Noir. It’s a nice image. But the reality is more impressive. While it may be common knowledge that a good wine comes from good grapes grown in the right soil and climate, what is less well known is that Arizona boasts all three. What’s more, we’re home to the rare people who are capable, caring and daring enough to take advantage of these equally rare conditions. Bob Johnson is just such a person. In 1995 he and his wife purchased the old Morrow apple orchard tucked into the Chiricahua Mountains and converted it into Colibri Vineyards. It has been a labor of love that is about to come to fruition (or a labor of fruit brought to fermenting) for Colibri is set to premiere its first public release November 5-7. A premiere only occurs
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If you’d like to immerse yourself in another time as well as place, then you’ll want to stay at the Amado Territory Inn halfway between Tucson and Nogales. The Inn is well known to bird watchers and hikers who also enjoy the rustic elegance of traditional high tea in a southwest ambiance. Just outside of Payson, Kohl’s Ranch is so accommodating, they even have a corral for guest horses. Their quarters for their human guests aren’t half bad either, what with hot tubs bubbling on decks that overlook Tonto Creek. You can fish from the property or enjoy swimming in their pool in the midst of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. If you’d like something slightly more cosmopolitan, take a lark across our western border to Palm Springs where Casa Cody retains a little of Hollywood’s glamour. With fully equipped kitchens, cable television, air conditioning, and a swimming pool all arranged in a hacienda style, it won’t be hard to emulate the good times that Charlie Chaplin once brought to the Casa. It is clear that far or near, big or small, quaint or decadent, there is a B&B for every taste.
once in the life of a vineyard and, in true Arizona style, everyone is invited. No reservations needed either. If Colibri is the new kid on the block, Kokopelli is the venerable old master. Run by a fourth generation wine maker, Kokopelli is not afraid to take wine in entirely unheard of directions. For instance, while their traditional wines have won 53 medals in national competitions, their most popular selection is their Wine Margarita - for the sophisticated fiesta. Check out their Kokopelli Krush event this October 22-24. Though Kokopelli has a Bistro in the heart of Chandler, its grapes are grown in the verdant Bonita Valley region in the southeast of Arizona. Yet another local wine maker producing from that corner of the state is Cody Eastman at Fort Bowie Vineyards. Both Cody and her husband come from Arizona farming families. So it’s a good bet that she knows what she’s about when she explains that at 3,900 feet, a relatively consistent day to night-time temperature and decent soil makes for good grapes. And good grapes (and good people) make good wine. In fact, it could be said that Arizona wine-growers give our rare state a rare state of mind.
The Cactus Quail B&B 14000 N. Dust Devil Dr. Tucson, AZ 85739 825-6767 La Posada Del Valle 1640 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-795-3840 Suncatcher 1005 N. Avenita Javalina Tucson, AZ 85748 520-885-0883 CENTRAL ARIZONA Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast 175 Cedar St. Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-7530 Noftsger Hill Inn 425 North Street Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-2260 Kohl’s Ranch Lodge Hwy 260 Payson, AZ 85541 800-331-5645 www.ilxresorts.com REGIONAL Casa Cody B&B Country Inn 175 S. Cahuilla Rd. Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-320-9346 Rio Grande Southern Hotel B & B 101 S. Fifth Delores, CO 81323 970-882-7527 Don Gaspar Inn 623 Don Gaspar Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-986-8664
Ft. Bowie Vineyards 156 N. Jefferson Bowie, AZ 85695 888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593 Nuts4u@vtc.net Features 450 acres of Pecan trees, 10 acres of Walnut trees, 10 acres of peaches, 10 acres of sweet cherries and 10 aces of vineyards. Tastings Mon-Fri 10a-5p. Kokopelli Winery / Paradise Valley Vineyards 35 W. Boston St. Chandler, AZ 85225 480-792-6927 Village of Elgin Winery HC1 Box 47 Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-9309 Colibri Vineyard & Winery 2825 W. Hilltop Rd. Portal, AZ 85632 520-558-2401 Located in the Chiricahua Mountains at 5200ft elevation, we grow Rhone varietal wine grapes and handcraft small lot, fine wines. Open for events and by appointment for tasting.
Heritage Wine Co. Monthly Wine Events 155 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 800-630-WINE Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves 23555 Carneros Hwy 121 Sonoma, CA 95476 707-933-1999
Canyon Wind Cellars 3907 North River Rd. Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-0888 Colorado Cellars 3553 E Road Palisade, CO 81526 800-848-2812 or 970-464-7921
Santa Fe Vineyards 18348 Hwy 84-285 Espanola, NM 87532 505-753-8100 New Mexico Wine Growers Association PO Box 670 Jamez Pueblo, NM 87024 866-494-6366 Ponderosa Valley Vineyards 3171 Highway 290 Ponderosa, NM 87044 800-946-3657
Ferrara Winery 1120 W. 15th St. Escondido, CA 92025 760-745-7632
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ARIZONA SEP 25-26 ELGIN Annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival Village of Elgin Winery - Wine tasting $15 includes chicken or steak, Crowning of the King & Queen of Grape Stomping, live music, arts & crafts vendors, 114. 520-455-9309 OCT 9 BISBEE Bisbee Wine Festival & Street Dance City Park - Sample 50+ wines from around the world, specialties from local restaurants. Street Dance with local bands on Main St, 4-7p. Benefit, wine fest $35, dance free. 866-224-7233
OCT 1 CARMEL Harvest Wine Seminar Chateau Julien Wine Estate - Our most popular event! Experience the excitement of the harvest first-hand. Grapes crushed on site, family-style dinner will follow, $75. 831-624-2600 OCT 1-3 SANTA ROSA Harvest Fair Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Prestigious food and wine event. Grape stomps, arts and crafts, kid's activities, and spirited music. Fr 10a-8p, Sa & Su 10a-7p. 707-545-4203 NEW MEXICO SEP 4-6 BERNALILLO New Mexico Wine Festival Loretto Park - Live entertainment, food, quality arts/crafts, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting, wine available for purchase, free parking. 866-494-6366 or nmwine.com SEP 4-6 LAS CRUCES Harvest Wine Festival Southern NM State Fairgrounds - Live entertainment, food, quality arts/crafts, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting, wine available for purchase, free parking. 866-4946366 or nmwine.com
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Country living at its best in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains. Rooms, Suites and Cabins
A Southwest Inn at Sedona Not just a great room... An experience to remember 800-483-7422 www.swinn.com
CALIFORNIA SEP 24-26 SONOMA Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Sonoma Plaza & other locations - Barefoot grape stomp contest, art auction, pet cuddling area, plus premium Sonoma Valley food, wine & art. 707-996-2109 or www.sonomavinfest.com
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SEP 25-OCT 31 CHINO VALLEY The Collier Family Farm is located 20 miles north of Prescott on Hwy 89 at Road 5 North in Chino Valley. During September 25 October 31 from 9a-6p you can visit the Collier Family for their Harvest Festival and have fun with your entire family! Activities and attractions include hayrides, big hay slide and animals such as turkeys, goats, pigs, cows, horses and llamas. Also featured is a 5acre corn maze, a mini maze for little children, gourd gazebo, vegetable stand, old time tractors and “pumpkinmen.” There will be Fall decorations for sale including corn shocks, wheat bundles, mini pumpkins, chilies, herbs and seed packages; a craft stand with the Collier’s own woodwork and handmade items; AND a food stand with yummy homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, big farm burgers and more! For more information call 928-636-2804.
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SEP 17-18 SHOW LOW White Mountain Storytelling Festival Festival Marketplace - SW/western storytellers, AZ Gunfighters reenactment, Wyatt Earp, Chili Cook-off, 11a-7p Sa, campfire storytelling event Fr. 928-532-4140 SEP 17-18 GLENDALE Fiesta Glendale Historic Downtown, 58th & Glendale Ave - Traditional & contemporary Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts, fine art. Also a special Fiestas Patrias ceremony. Free, 4-10p. 623-930-2299 SEP 17-19 SAFFORD 11th Gila Valley Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup Tunes n’ Tales - Tall Tale Tellers, music, poetry, western vendors. Sa-1st Annual Chili Cookoff & more. Sa eve Adults $8/adv, $10 door; $3/students; Fr eve/Sa daytime $2. 888-837-1841 SEP 17-19 SIERRA VISTA Fun Festival Veteran’s Memorial Park - Large carnival, food, games, live music, trail and lead-around rides, craft vendors, mutt march, open to the public. 520-533-2404 SEP 17-19 DOUGLAS Douglas Fiestas Veterans Memorial Park (8th Street Park) - The China Poblanas Coronation, Mariachi music, folkorico dancers, Sat. parade, cultural foods & vendors, daily entertainment, carnival. 520-364-3484 SEP 17-19 SONOITA Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Santa Cruz County Fair - Adopt a living legend... Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS(468-7826) SEP 17-19 PAGE Native American Festival Lake Powell Resort - Stories, dance groups, arts, craft show/demos, music, cultural foods and showcase of traditional/contemporary Native American fashion, free adm. 928-645-2433 SEP 17-OCT 3 PRESCOTT Arizona Shakespeare Festival Granite Creek Park - “Twelfth Night” and “Titus Andronicus” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 17-19, Sep 24-26 and Oct 1-3. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 5 free. 928-443-9220 SEP 18 SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Farewell party celebrates seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vultures, w/ bird walk, rehabilitated birds & animals, refreshments. $7.50, $3 kids, 7a-3p. 520-689-2811 SEP 18 PRESCOTT Prescott Book Festival: Third Edition Sharlot Hall Musuem - New, rare & used books, entertainment, popular author book signings, food, 10a-4p. Donation. 928-445-3122 SEP 18 PINETOP Fall Festival Parade Downtown - Parade 10a, also sidewalk sales, bake & craft sales, art shows. 1-800-573-1247 SEP 18 CHLORIDE 1st Annual Antique Truck Show Chloride County Park - Radio Broadcast 10a-12, Juried Antique Truck Show, 12-4p, free adm. 928-5652204/4251 SEP 18 PHOENIX National Public Lands Day Outdoor Recreation Fair South Mtn Park Environmental Educ Ctr - Many agencies offer info on recreation throughout AZ, also outdoor equipment companies, authors. Presentations, maps for sale. 9a-2p, free adm. 602-495-5458 SEP 18-19 OVERGAARD Oktoberfest in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - Live music, arts, crafts, food, Sa 10a-4p, Su 10a-3p, $5/parking. 928535-5777 SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF Annual Flagstaff Open Studios 60+ artists open their workspaces & homes, view original art & talk with artists, see demos, free, self-guided tour, 10a-5p. www.flagstaffopenstudios.com, 800-8427293 SEP 18-19 PINETOP 2nd Annual Multi-Cultural Festival Hon-Dah Resort Casino festival grounds - International dance groups, Apache art exhibit & sale, Reggae concert Sa 8p, arts & crafts vendors, 12p-6p, adm $5. 928369-7568 SEP 18-19 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Free adm, 10a-5p. 928-2849627 SEP 19 COTTONWOOD Sizzlin’ Salsa Sunday Oldtown Cottonwood - Salsa tasting contest, mariachi band, entertainment, raffles, arts & crafts, food & beer. Major attractions free. Su Noon-7p. 928-634-9468 SEP 23-26 DOUGLAS 80th Annual Cochise County Fair County Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd - Carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food, college rodeo on Fr & Sa and 4-H livestock. 520-364-3819 SEP 24 YUMA Hispanic Heritage Celebration Main Street Plaza - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, food booths and more, free, 6p-midnight. 928-783-2423 SEP 24-25 FORT MOHAVE Kiwanis Cornfest Hwy 95 & Aztec Rd - Community fundraiser, 2 stages of entertainment. Taste & learn about the many types of corn. Vendors, petting zoo, beer garden. Fr 3p-11p, Sa 10a-10p, free. 928-704-2676 SEP 24-26 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. 34th annual parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 928-753-6106 SEP 24-26 PINETOP/LAKESIDE Run to the Pines Car Show Pinetop Lakes Country Club - SW’s largest free open class pre-1973 car show, 550 vehicles, music, prizes & raffles, Sa 8a-4p, Su 8-noon. Fr: Parade, pre-show & dinner at Hon-Dah Casino. 928-368-5325 SEP 24-OCT 3 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Science - LIFE FORMS! Explore the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe and other fascinating topics. Field trips, exhibits, open houses, lectures, tours, free. 800-842-7293 SEP 25 COTTONWOOD Verde River Days Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based exhibits, live animals, canoe rides, entertainment, car show, sand castle building, geology tours, food. Free, 9a-4p. 928-634-7593 SEP 25 TUCSON Sun Sounds Great Tucson Beer Festival Hi Corbett Field - Taste beers from across SW, great blues from 3 bands, food samples, live/silent auction. Tickets: $30/$35, VIP $55/60, designated driver $15, 610p. 520-296-2400 SEP 25-26 PINETOP-LAKESIDE 29th Annual Fall Festival Blue Ridge Elementary School - Over 120 arts & crafts vendors w/handmade items, antique show, quilt show, pancake b’fast 25th. Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 1-800-5731247 SEP 25-26 TOMBSTONE 3rd Annual Wings & Spurs Tombstone Airport - Western sock hop, fly-in & craft fair. Booths: Border Patrol, Armed Forces & more. Aircraft incl’s Harrier. Benefits Helen’s Food Bank. Adm: non perishable food item, Sa 6a, Sun 9a. 520457-3322 SEP 25-26 PAYSON State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest Rumsey Park - Best fiddling in AZ, contestants aged 686, twin fiddlers, trick fiddlers, lots more incl gospel, food, arts & crafts, $7 adults, $3 ages 6-16, 9a-5p. 928474-5242 or 928-474-5882 SEP 25-26 PRESCOTT VALLEY World Arts Festival Prescott Valley Civic Center - Celebrate the amazing diversity & breadth of cultures throughout the world with music, art, crafts & food, 9a-10p, free. 928-7729207 SEP 25-OCT 31 CHINO VALLEY Harvest Festival Collier Family Farm - 5-acre corn maze, hay rides, a barn hay slide, fall decorations, fresh winter squash, herbs & pumpkins, daily 9a-6p, $. 928-636-2804 SEP 29-OCT 2 PARKER Annual National Indian Days Celebration 29th-30th: 42nd Annual Colorado River Indian Tribal Pageant; 1st-2nd: National All Indian Pow Wow in evenings; parade on Sa Oct 2 10a, free adm. 928-669-5548/9285 SEP 30-OCT 3 WILLCOX Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Golf tournament, parade, country fair, rodeo, Int’l Turtle Race, country music concert, more. 520-384-2272
SEP 4 WICKENBURG 16th Annual Fiesta Septiembre Community Center - Exhibits, arts & crafts, folklorico dancers, mariachi bands, salsa & margarita contests, “kids zona”, food booths & cantina, 11a-8p, free adm. 800-942-5242 SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Native Artists Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Zuni, Pai & CO Plateau tribal nations showcased. Artist demos tools, pottery, woven wares, arts & crafts. $5/$4/$3/$2, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Annual Demolition Derby Ft. Tuthill - Crash ‘em up, bang ‘em up! Family fun weekend run by Sunrise Lions Club. Noon both days. Adm $5, 5 & under free. 928-526-0405/9052 SEP 5 PRESCOTT Red Rocks Music Festival Yavapai College - String Orchestra “Bach in the Pines,” $18 general/ $24 reserved, 3p. 1-877-928-4253 SEP 9-12 KINGMAN Mohave County Fair Mohave County Fairgrounds - Carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, $5 adults, $2 srs and 4-12. 928-753-2636 SEP 10-12 KINGMAN Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Mohave County Fair - Adopt a living legend...Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) SEP 10-25 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon Music Festival Shrine of the Ages Auditorium - Musicians from around the country - classical to jazz. Weekends, plus 15th, 21st &. 22nd $18/adults, $8/kids 5-18, no kids under 5. Concerts start 7:30p. 800-997-8285 SEP 11 MIAMI Fiesta de Libertad Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Live music, dance, raffles, vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races 3p, Salsa Contest, Piñata Breaks, 8a-11p, free adm. 928-473-4403; 800-804-5623 SEP 11 WINSLOW September 11th Public Commemoration Remembrance Garden, E. 3rd St - Speeches and Color Guard, 6p. Garden honors the largest pieces from the Trade Center given to any community in the nation. 928-289-2434 SEP 11-12 CAMP VERDE General Crook’s Pioneer Days Community Center Grounds - Antique tractor & engine show, mule packing contest, Dutch oven cookoff, art show, dinner and dance, 40+ vendors, Sa 9a-11p, Su 9a4p. 928-567-0535 SEP 15-18 HOLBROOK Navajo County Fair & Rodeo Navajo County Fairgrounds - Rodeo & Little Buckaroo Rodeo, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, demolition derby, $3 adult, $1 child, 10a10p. 928-524-6407 SEP 16-19 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. $2, 10a-10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623 SEP 16-19 DUNCAN Greenlee County Fair & Rodeo Greenlee County Fairgrounds - Kid’s Rodeo, Ranch Rodeo, bull riding, gospel concert, livestock sale, 8a10p, $2. 928-359-2032 SEP 16-19 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music, ranch rodeo, team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 8:30a, $3. 520-455-5553
Sizzling Salsa Sunday Festival
SEP 19 COTTONWOOD The Old Town Association of Cottonwood will be hosting the annual Sizzling Salsa Sunday Festival along Main Street in historic Old Town Cottonwood on September 19 in celebration of 16 Septiembre, Mexico’s Independence holiday. Restaurants and individuals are encouraged to enter their Salsa in any or all four categories: very hot, hot, mild and unusual. All are welcome to enter their best. Out of Africa theme park is thinking of entering an African salsa. Plans call for the salsa contest tasting and judging to be held behind Cottonwood City Hall. Mariachis are planned for the afternoon along with other musical acts performing on the stage in the “square” next to the old theater on North Main. The party will include food and arts & crafts booths. Call 928-634-5526 for more details.
SEP 2-4 SEDONA Red Rocks Music Festival Jewish Community Sedona Verde Valley Center Chamber music “Love Themes” Th 7p, string orchestra “Bach on the Rocks” Sa 7:30p, $18 advanced/ $24 door/ $13 youth. 1-877-red-rcks SEP 3-6 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Fair Co. Fairgrounds - “Celebrating Traditions - Old and New” w/energy-savings technologies, healthy living strategies, performing arts on 3 stages & more. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; $6 gen/$3 ages 7-17 & 65+. 928-7745139
11th Annual Gila Valley
Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup
Safford/Thatcher, Arizona September 17, 18 & 19, 2004
Events all day Saturday, Friday Night Starlight Concert at 6pm, Saturday Evening Concert at 7pm, Cowboy Church, Cowboy Breakfast, Chili Cookoff at 10:30-1pm, Campfire Jam Session, Stargazing, and much more!
Roughstring • Dennis Gaines • Yvonne Hollenbeck • Andy Hedges • Ann Sochat • Bunny Dryden • Patty Clayton • Bud Strom • Rolf Flake • Jim & Nancy Sober
Sponsored by the Gila Valley Arts Council
(888) 837-1841 Toll Free
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OCT 16-17 SONOITA Watch some of the most talented horses and riders test their mettle at the Sonoita Fairgrounds on Saturday and the Grass Ridge Farm on Sunday. Known as “eventing,” this equestrian triathlon has been an Olympic sport since 1912. This 3-phase competition tests the competitor’s skills in the ring, over fences and galloping across the countryside! The divisions of competition are designed for almost every level of skill. You don’t have to be an Olympic hopeful to enjoy the mystery, beauty and grace of these amazing equine athletes and to appreciate the connection between horse and rider. Everyone is invited to see why more spectators are showing up each week to experience the thrill of one of the world’s fastest growing equestrian sports. 8am start both days, free. For info call Sheila Strickler: 520-742-6362
OCT 23 ORACLE Pumpkin Fest Fiesta de los Calabazas Oracle State, Mt Lemmon Rd - Live entertainment all day, booths, food, pumpkins, 10a-5p. Please park in town, ride shuttles (9:30a-6p) from Pinal County Admin. Office. $2. 520-896-2425 OCT 23 TUCSON Arizona State Museum Open House View storerooms & archaeology labs. Talk with conservators, curators. New Navajo rug and weaving exhibition, great used book deals. Activities for the entire family! 10a-3p. Free. 520-626-2973 OCT 23-24 ORO VALLEY Annual Oro Valley Jazz Festival and Artisan Market CDO Riverfront Park - 75 artisans. Crafts, activities & food market, Jazz all day. Free. 10a-5:30p. 520-7973959 OCT 29-30 LAKE HAVASU CITY 33rd Annual London Bridge Days Free concerts, a variety of entertainment & contests, parade. 928-855-4115 OCT 29-31 SIERRA VISTA Festival of Color & Hot Air Balloon Rally Veterans Memorial Park - Fly from school Fri, Balloon race early Sat AM, Sunset Glow Sat. PM, Mass ascension Sun., free. Weather permitting. 800-288-3861 OCT 29-31 MESA 21st Annual Native American Pow Wow Pioneer Park - Concert Fr 7:30p. Dance competition, arts & food vendors, children’s activities, Sa 11a-10p, Su 11a-dusk, free. 480-644-3836 OCT 29-31 BULLHEAD CITY Hardyville Days Community Park - Arts & crafts fair, 100+ vendors, live entertainment on two stages, gunfights, pony rides, contests, games, sports and more, Fr noon-9, Sa 8-9, Su 84. 928-763-0158 OCT 30 WICKENBURG 10th Annual Fly-in & Car Show Municipal Airport - Static exhibit of planes, radio controlled aerobatic & model airplane display, car show, scenic airflights, pancake breakfast, 7:30a-1:30p, free adm. 928-684-5479 OCT 30 GREEN VALLEY Country Fair and White Elephant Parade Art, craft & food vendors, parade with over 75 entries equestrian, floats, etc - prizes given. 520-625-7575 OCT 30 SAFFORD Harvest Festival City Hall - Food, arts & crafts, Kids Alley w/pony rides, live entertainment all day, 10a-4p, free adm. 928348-8514 OCT 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Celebraciones de la Gente Museum of Northern Arizona - Traditional/contemporary Mexican-Latino arts of AZ appear with Spanish Colonial arts of NM for Day of the Dead. 9a-5p, $5/$4/$3/$2. 928-774-5213 OCT 30-31 YUMA 9th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Yuma Crossing Historic State Park - Display & competition of Altares, Latin American music, Mexican folklore dancers, traditional foods, 12p-5p, free adm. 928783-2423 OCT 31 PRESCOTT Boo at the Zoo Heritage Park Zoo - Trick or treat at each animal enclosure (drinks, food, candy), 6p-8p, $. 928-778-4242
OCT 1-2 GOLDEN VALLEY Golden Valley Days Veterans Park - Fr: pageant/crowning of Miss Golden Valley, dinner, dance, 4-10p. Sa: pancake b’fast, parade, booths, music, street dances, food, kids games, 7a-10p, free. 928-565-3311 OCT 1-2 WINSLOW “Standin’ On A Corner” Festival The famous “Eagles” corner - Music Fr from 5p; Sa from 9a music, food, arts & crafts, featuring “Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles” 7p, “Mogollon” Country Rock Band 9p. Free. 928-289-2434 OCT 1-2 KEARNY Oktoberfest and Car Show Street Fair Car show, softball tournament, food and merchandise vendors, games, entertainment, train ride. Free, Fri 10a7p. Sa 8a-4p. 520-363-7607 OCT 1-3 TEMPE 32 Annual Way Out West Oktoberfest Tempe Beach Park - Non-stop entertainment on 3 stages w/polka, mainstream bands; kids’ area w/crafts and carnival; beer, bratwurst, benefit event, Fr 5p-12a, Sa 10a12a, Su 10a-6p, free. 480-491-FEST OCT 1-24 DEWEY Young’s Farm 19th Annual Pumpkin Festival Young’s Farm, Jct. Hwy 69/169 - Crafts, hayrides, BBQ, entertainment, pick your own pumpkin, FridaysSundays, 9a-4p, $3 adm. 928-632-7272: www.youngsfarminc.com OCT 1-31 QUEEN CREEK Pumpkin & Chili Party Schnepf Farms - Thu-Sun: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, miniature golf, roller coaster & more. 10-9 Th, 10-10 Fr/Sa, 10-8/Su (except 31st - closes at 5) $9, discount tickets at Fry’s. 480-987-3100 OCT 2 GLENDALE Fire Parade and Muster Historic Downtown Glendale - Parade of fire trucks, police vehicles, 9a; State of AZ Firefighters Muster at Murphy Park, also static display, vendors of food, crafts. 11a. 623-930-4222 or 623-930-3409 OCT 2 CHLORIDE All Town Yard Sale and Tractor Show Great deals! Sponsored by the Chloride Historical Society. Starts at 8a. 928-565-9661/9276 OCT 2 TUCSON Fiesta de las Artes! Arizona State Museum - Shop an array of traditional Hispanic arts & crafts at outdoor marketplace, enjoy music, dance, food, 10a-4p, $4 adults, $1 ages 13-16. 520-626-2973 OCT 2-3 SIERRA VISTA Annual Art in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 220 art & craft vendors in this high quality juried outdoor show. 20 food booths operated by local non-profit groups. Sa, 9a-6p; Su, 9a4p. Free adm. 520-378-1763 OCT 2-3 KINGMAN Kingman Air & Auto Show Miltary aircraft static display, exciting aerobatic act, sky divers, warbirds, drag racing, entertainment, classic cars & more. 9a-4p, $10 adults, $5 ages 10-18, under 10 free. 928-692-9599; www.kingmanairshow.com OCT 2-3 GLOBE Gila County Fall Festival Gila County Fairgrounds - Antiques, collectibles, fine art, crafts, farm products, antique tractors, tractor pull. Sa 10-5, Su 10-4, free adm. 3 mi east of Globe on US 70. 800-804-5623 OCT 3-10 LAKE HAVASU CITY Annual Dos Equis Desert XX World Finals Crazy Horse Campground - personal watercraft races. Call Desert Steel Motorsports for times and prices. 928855-2208 ext. 600 OCT 7-10 MARICOPA/CASA GRANDE COPPERSTATE Airshow & Fly-In Phoenix Regional Airport - Great airshow Fr-Sa-Su, educational forum, aircraft displays, vendors, food court, 8a-5p, $10/gen, $7 active military, free 12 & under. www.copperstate.org; 520-400-8887
OCT 8-9 SALOME 59th Annual Dick Wick Hall Days Celebration Lions Club - Fri: Beer garden & sock hop; Sat: Parade, dinner/dance. No adm to parade or dance; dinner $. 928-859-4621 OCT 8-10 CAMP VERDE Fort Verde Days Downtown - Adopt a burro/horse, 1880s baseball game, antique show, carnival, games, dances, parade, reenactments, vendors & more, Fr 6-11p, Sa 9a-12a, Su 9a-4p, free adm. 928-567-0535 ext 134 OCT 8-10 COOLIDGE Calvin Coolidge Days San Carlos Park - Live entertainment, volleyball, horseshoes, food, games, parade on Sat. & a whole lot of fun. After 5p Fr, 8a-8p Sa and 8a-6p Su, free adm. 520-7234551 OCT 8-10 TUCSON Tucson Meet Yourself El Presidio Park - Explore cultures of Southern Arizona, 30+ food vendors, music, dance & folk art demos, free adm. 520-870-9004 OCT 9 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Benson Blues Festival in conjunction w/ the Tucson Blues Society, also a guitar workshop, arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment in the beer garden & more. Free. 520-586-2842 OCT 9 PHOENIX Native American Recognition Days Parade on Central Park Central Mall (starts) - "Standing together: Past, Present & Future," traditional Native American dance groups, school/youth groups, free adm, 9a. 602-2543247 OCT 9 WINSLOW Aviation Day Lindbergh Regional Airport/Winslow Air - Fly-in, vintage & homebuilt aircraft, static displays, pancake b’fast (8a-11a), craft & food vendors, 8a-5p. 928-2892429 OCT 9 BISBEE Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival Central School - Sat: Fiber art demos, exhibits, vendors 9a-5p; Sheep to Shawl Spin-In Contest 10a-2p; Fashion Show/Tea 3p ($10); 10th-12th Surface Design Class 9a4p. Register: 520-432-1846 OCT 9 TOPOCK Fall Festival Golden Shores Comm Ctr - Presented by Golden Shores Women’s Club. Vendors from SW states sell handmade items, 9a-3p, free adm. 928-768-4740/7986 OCT 9 CLIFTON Copper Contest Art Depot - In Train Station. Artisans compete for cash prizes in engineering or artistic uses of copper. Open to all SW artists. Free reception 6p-10p. 928-865-3951 OCT 9-10 PATAGONIA 16th Annual Fall Festival: A Celebration of Music & Art Town Park - 140+ booths w/arts, crafts, specialty foods & more. Bargain book sale, beer booth, food, musical entertainment, art auction, Kid’s Zone, 10a-5p, free adm. 888-794-0060 OCT 9-10 SCOTTSDALE Railfair 2004 McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model trains & exhibits, mock Western gunfights and other entertainment, $1/train & carousel rides (under 3 ride free w/ paying adult), 10a-5p, free. 480-312-2312 OCT 9-10 SUPERIOR 5th Annual Dia de Colores Festival Downtown - Celebration of arts and culture. 5K/10K run, Day of Colors Car Show, great music, food, arts & crafts, carnival rides, games! Free, Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11a6p. 520-689-0200 OCT 10 TEMPE Tempe Tardeada Tempe Library Complex - Vibrant festival & dance celebrating Tempe’s Hispanic culture & history featuring traditional foods, live music, activities for children, noon-8p, free adm. 480-350-8979 OCT 14-17 TUBA CITY Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair Contest Pow Wow, arts/crafts/food vendors, rodeo & more. $5/adults, $3/children & snrs, extra $3 rodeo, 8a-midnight. 928-283-3284 OCT 15 YUMA Oktoberfest Block Party The Plaza, Historic Old Town Main St - German and other entertainment featuring master yodeler, children’s activities and great German food, 4p-midnight, free adm. 928-782-5712 OCT 15-17 TOMBSTONE 75th Anniversary Helldorado Days Tombstone’s oldest tradition! Reenactments, parade, fashion show, carnival, live music, street entertainment, food to suit every taste. 520-457-3291 OCT 15-31 TUCSON Halloween Howl Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Haunted Hayrides Oct 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 (5p-9p), maze, jumping castle, pumpkin bowling, call for reservations: 520647-7121 OCT 16 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Downtown Globe - Celebrate with Native American food, crafts, paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes. 9a-5p, free. 800-804-5623 OCT 16 PARKER Parker Rodeo and Parade Western Park on Riverside - Rodeo parade at 10a, barbecue at 4p followed by rodeo 5p, $5-$7. 928-669-2174 OCT 16 BISBEE The Bisbee 1000 - The Great Stairclimb A 5K that feels like a 10k. A historic, escorted walking tour or run through Old Bisbee’s stairways, 9a. Enjoy the Barco Ice Man competition, 10a. 520-432-1585 OCT 16 BAGDAD Bagdad Chili Cookoff Bagdad Community Park - Cookoff entry- $5 for locals, $10 for non-locals, Salsa tasting 12p, Chili tasting $1/cup, 1p. Arts/crafts, mine tours, dance, live band 8p. 928-633-6002 OCT 16 PHOENIX Arizona Senior Olympic’s Phoenix Fall Classic Track & Field Meet Paradise Valley Community College - Adults 50yrs and over, various events, runs and racewalk. 9a-2p, $7/event, spectators free. 602-261-8765 OCT 16 PHOENIX Family Days Gem & Mineral Showcase AZ Mining & Mineral Museum - Gold panning w/instruction ($1.50), demos, dealers, displays & more, children make jewelry/pet rocks, free adm/parking. 602255-3795, ext 10 OCT 16 PINETOP Oktoberfest Party Hon-Dah Conference Ctr - Hon-Dah’s annual party features German & domestic beers, free hot dogs & bratwurst, contests, giveaways and live polka music by “The Bouncing Czechs,” 2p-7p. 928-369-7568 OCT 16-17 TUBAC Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Re-enactments, food, music, Folklorico dancers & children’s activities honoring the trek by De Anza to settle San Francisco, 10a-4p, $3/adult, $1/ages 7-13. 520-398-2252 OCT 16-17 SONOITA Grass Ridge Horse Trials Sa- Fairgrounds in Sonoita, dressage & stadium jumping. Su - cross country course at Grass Ridge Farm, just north of Sonoita on Curly Horse Rd. Starts 8a both days, free. Call Sheila Strickler: 520-742-6362 OCT 17 TUMACACORI Historic High Mass Tumacacori Mission Church - Visitors welcome to attend High Mass reenactment in historical costume and observe ride to Tubac which follows, 10a. 520-3982341 OCT 21-23 SCOTTSDALE 15th Annual Western ArtWalk Weekend Main Street & surrounding areas - Artist demos, gallery show openings, live cowboy music, prize drawing & more! Th & Sa only, Th 6p-9p, Sa 12p-5p, free. 480990-3939 OCT 21-24 WINSLOW Winslow Film Festival Winslow Theatre - Approx 26 independent films in all genres incl. narrative & documentary, visual effects panel discussion w/two guest artists on the 23rd $. 818219-9339 OCT 22-24 AVONDALE Billy Moore Western Heritage Days Coldwater Park - Founder’s day celebration with patriotic theme, parade at 10a on Sa, carnival, entertainment, burro races, pygmy goat show & more. 623-932-2260 OCT 22-24 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of Fifth Avenue Arts District, Downtown - A bi-annual festival, combines over 100 fine artists, unique shops, great restaurants and live music. Free. 480-968-5353, 1-888-ARTFEST OCT 22-24 CAMP VERDE Red Rock Fine Art & Wine Festival Cliff Castle Casino, I-17 exit 289 - Fine art show & sale, 100 artists incl Indian Heritage section, wine tasting, live music, 10a-6p. $6 adm/$1 off w/can of food for YAN food bank. 928-284-9627 OCT 22-24 YUMA Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts Historic Downtown - Juried art show & sale, live entertainment, Meet & Greet Cocktail Party and Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50). Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma. 928-343-2222 OCT 22-24 CHANDLER Kokopelli Krush Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St Contestants crush grapes for prizes! Live music, great food specials, wine tasting. 480-792-6927 OCT 23 PAYSON 5th Annual Rim Country Western Heritage Festival Green Valley Park - Zane Grey exhibit, roping, saddlemaking & other demonstrations, cowboy music/poetry, Native American crafts, children’s Mini Fest & more. Free. Olde Tyme Western Melodrama, admi - donations, 10a-4p. 928-474-8392 OCT 23 PHOENIX Roosevelt Historic TourFest Central & Roosevelt - Walking tour in the Valley’s first residential neighborhood, arts, crafts, food, & antique booths. 11a-9p, $15 for tour. 602-799-7720
Celebrate the Heritage of the Colorado River!
Bullhead City Community Park
• Arts & Crafts Fair • Great Food • Cold Beer • Live Entertainment • Old West Gunfights • Games and Rides for the Kids and Much More! Please call 928-763-0158 for details or visit
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NOV 20-DEC 26 PRESCOTT World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Prescott Resort - 100+ houses, gingerbread men residents; LGB train runs through the village, carolers on opening day w/cookies, hot chocolate, in the lobby 24x7, free. 928-776-1666 NOV 21 TUCSON Art & Craft Fair/AZ Free Flyers Kite Club Kite Fiesta Arthur Pack Regional Park - Fair w/ pottery, toys, clothing, art, kite flying & boomerang demos, food, music, 10a-4p. Free adm. 520-232-1201 NOV 23-28 SCOTTSDALE CMSA World Championships WestWorld - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn. world championship, 325+ competitors from U.S. & Canada, 8a-6p, Sat evening showcase “Best of the Best,” 7p-9p, free. 480-471-0485 NOV 25-DEC 30 PRESCOTT VALLEY Valley of Lights Fain Park - Animated lights on 1 mi. loop featuring large-scale patriotic/holiday displays (ie Snowflake Tunnel), free, donations accepted. 6p-midnight. 928772-8857 NOV 26-JAN 1 LAKE HAVASU CITY 8th Annual Festival of Lights English Village and London Bridge - More than one million lights on display, free, 6-10p. 928-855-0888 or 800-2HAVASU NOV 26 PHOENIX APS Fiesta of Light Candyland Concert Heritage & Science Park - Whole park decked in twinkling lights, children’s activities/magic, vendors, tree lighting, fireworks, free, 3-8p. 602-534-FEST or 602262-4627 NOV 26-27 SAFFORD Cowboy Christmas Graham County Fairgrounds Ag Bldg - A free arts & crafts festival featuring juried items on display and for sale. Fr 9-6, Sa 9-4. Cheryl Wilson: 928-428-5990 NOV 26-27 GLENDALE Glendale Glitters Spectacular Opening Weekend Multiple stages of music and dance, food, seasonal merchandise, children’s wonderland, 5-10p. Lighting ceremony, pyrotechnic display Friday only, free. 623-9304500 NOV 26-28 PEARCE 4th Annual Old Pearce Holiday Festival Streets closed off for a fun time - Old time fiddlers & Bluegrass, arts & crafts vendors, Farmers Market, Old Store museum open w/quilts, photo essay of area & more. Free. 520-826-3588 NOV 26-JAN 8 LITCHFIELD PARK Wild Winter Nights Wildlife World Zoo - 500 live animals, 200,000 theme lights, train/boat rides, merry-go-round, petting zoo. 5:30-9p, 11/26-12/16 Fr & Sa only, daily from 12/17, $6. 623-935-9453 NOV 27 PARKER Sunrise Rotary Lighted Boat Parade River Lodge Resort - Begins approx 6p, lighted boats sail down river to BlueWater Resort and Casino decorated to the theme “ Lights, Lights, Lights.” 928-6674110, 888-243-3360 NOV 27 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Lights Little America Hotel - Light display scattered on 500 acres, music, lights turned on 6p. Refreshments, reindeer (tbd), local choir groups, Santa, free, lights run thru Feb. 800-435-2490 NOV 27 AHWATUKEE Festival of Lights Kickoff Desert Foothills Park - Art & craft booths, games, food, beer & wine garden. Lighted Harley Santa Parade, chili cook-off, 11a-7p. 480-460-6169 NOV 27 PRESCOTT Holiday Electric Light Parade Downtown - A brilliant parade of lights celebrating the spirit of the season, 6p. 800-266-7534 NOV 27-28 SUPERIOR Fall Color Festival Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Apple cider, live music, dazzling autumn colors, 11a-3p. Kids’ arts & crafts, holiday savings in gift shop. Open 8-5, Adults $7.50, $3 children (5-12). 520-689-2811 NOV 27-28 BISBEE Historic Home Tour Unique architectural selections, walk or take a trolley. Sa 10a-4p; Su 12-4 p, $10. Also the Christmas House Art Fair at the YMCA (Fr-Su). 520-432-5421 NOV 27-28 TUCSON Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival Reid Park - 150 vendors, original handmade works, 10a-5:30p, harvest theme, live music, free parking/adm. 520-791-4873 xt 115 NOV 27-28 FLORENCE 72nd Florence Junior Parada Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena - World’s oldest junior rodeo, competitors ages 5-18, calf roping, bull doggin’ & more. Sa parade. 520-868-9433
NOV 4-7 CHANDLER 15th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival San Marcos Hotel - Bands from USA including the top two bands in the world, traditional jazz, swing & ragtime, 2 gospel services on Sunday, $10-$70. 623-9752203
NOV 7 MESA El Dia de los Muertos Pioneer Park - Mexican/Latino cultural celebration, featuring traditional music and dance, children’s activities and food booths. Noon-dusk. Free. 480-644-EVENTS NOV 7 PHOENIX 16th Annual Sunday at Shemer Shemer Art Center & Museum - Juried art festival, demos, hands-on activities, musical entertainment & auctions, $5, under 12 free, 10a-5p. 602-262-4727 NOV 11 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 7th Annual Veterans Day Parade Main St Eagar to Springerville - Parade at 10a w/music and floats followed by flag disposal ceremony & potluck luncheon at American Legion Hall free to all vets, noon. 928-333-2123 NOV 11-14 SAN CARLOS Annual Veterans Celebration 38th Annual Veterans Memorial All Indian Rodeo, Miss San Carlos Apache Pageant, Parade, Carnival, Pow Wow. Call for details of times, adm. 928-475-2361 NOV 12-14 FOUNTAIN HILLS Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts Ave of the Fountain - 520 artisans, juried show, entertainment on mini-stages, food vendors, open 10a-5p daily, free adm, handicap parking. 480-837-1654 NOV 12-14 WICKENBURG 25th Annual 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. 800942-5242 NOV 12-14 PHOENIX Chalk It Up Heritage Square, 6th St & Monroe - Street painting of original works by local & national artists; 3 stages featuring music, dance & theater; culinary art by Festival chefs; Children’s Area. 602-327-3786 NOV 12-21 AJO 150th Birthday Party & Ajo Street Fair Activities all week long, party on 20th w/art show, street fair-vendors, reenactments, car show, dinner & dance in eve (Ted Ramirez & Santa Cruz River Band), 10a-10p. Some fees, others free. 520-387-7742 NOV 12-DEC 12 TUBAC Holiday Art Market Tubac Center of the Arts - Showcases fine arts & crafts by artists/artisans from around the country - jewelry, ceramics, paintings & more. Mo-Sa 10a-4:30p; Su 14:30p. Free adm. 520-398-2371 NOV 13 GOODYEAR Goodyear Taste & Tunes Musicfest Estrella Mountain Ranch - Sample fine wines, beer & local cuisine; music by the Los Lobos, Poor Alfred, Azziz, Cascabel, 2-10p, adult $20-25, junior 11-16 $10, VIP $75. 623-935-6384 NOV 13 YUMA Cowboy Thanksgiving - or Drop that Turkey Leg Varmint! Yuma Territorial Prison - Three old west reenactment groups perform throughout the day, $4/over 14, 13 & under free, 10a-4p. 928-783-4771 NOV 13 BOUSE Founders Day Community Hall - BBQ lunch, swap meet, town-wide yard sale, entertainment, 8a-4p. 928-851-2174 NOV 13 ELGIN St. Martin’s New Release Festival Sonoita Vineyards Winery - Souvenir wine glass, live music, food, wine tasting including new releases, $10, 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 NOV 13 GILA BEND Shrimp Festival Shrimp cook-off with our locally grown desert shrimp, a variety of recipes to try. Lots of family fun, musical entertainment, arts & crafts and other food booths. 928683-2002 NOV 13 BLACK CANYON CITY 2nd Annual Veterans Day Extravaganza Black Canyon Highway - Parade 12 noon. Fireworks and live entertainment at Kid Chilleen’s Steak House, from dusk. Free adm. 623-374-5552 NOV 13-14 TUBAC Tubac: An Art Experience The galleries and shops in Tubac invite visitors to meet the artists and watch them create works before your eyes, 10a-5p, free. 520-398-2704 NOV 13-14 ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts Holy Trinity Monastery - Over 100 exhibitors, dinner, Benedictine baked breads, live music, Polynesian dancing, $1 donation for parking. 520-720-4642 x 10 NOV 13-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY Annual Gem and Mineral Show Aquatic Ctr at 100 Park Ave - London Bridge Rocks 2004. Exhibits, dealers, craft demos. Free adm, 9a-4p. 928-855-9324 NOV 13-14 GLENDALE Sahuaro Ranch Days Sahuaro Ranch - Tractor pulls, antique engines, hayrides, demos, music; lectures, exhibits of art/photographs; food/craft/antique vendors, 9-4, $5 adults, kids 12 & under free. 623-930-4200 NOV 13-14 KINGMAN Kingman Cancer Care Unit Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd Every type of art & craft imaginable w/over 200 vendors! Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 928-753-3499, 928-753-1448. NOV 13-14 QUEEN CREEK American Heritage Weekend Schnepf Farms - Patriotic & educational living history of Colonial times to World War II. Pioneers, mountain men, Revolutionary/Civil/Spanish Am. War battles, musical acts, artisans, $. www.americanheritageweekend.com NOV 13-14 LAKE POWELL Lake Powell Balloon Regatta 30+ balloons. 928-465-2741 NOV 18-21 FT. MCDOWELL Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration Rodeo Grounds - Pow Wow, Rodeo, Concert, Parade, BMX Competition, various sports tournaments, free, call for times: 480-816-7162 NOV 18-JAN 2 SEDONA 14th Annual Red Rock Fantasy of Lights Los Abrigados Resort - Nearly a million lights create 40 themed displays, holiday music synchronized “dancing lights” show, Su-Th 5-9p, Fr-Sa 5-10p, $6, $5 srs, $4 ages 4-12. Reserv: 800-521-3131; Info: 928-282-1777 NOV 19-20 WINDOW ROCK 7th Annual Keshmish Festival Navajo Nation Museum - Emerging & established artists show jewelry, weaving, pottery, paintings, sculpture, dolls & more. Cultural events/performances. Free, Fr 10-7, Sa 10-5. 928-871-7941 NOV 19-21 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 19-21 YUMA Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival Desert Sun Stadium - Sunrise launch Sa & Su at Cibola HS 6:30a; Entertainment, vendors, family activities, Desert Glow & fireworks from 4p at stadium. Adm: non-perishable foods. 928-343-1715 NOV 19-21 CHANDLER Arizona Balloon Festival Tumbleweed Park - 50+ hot air balloons, live entertainment, 150+ artists & crafters, wine,/beer/spirits, gourmet food, fireworks. Fr 10a-11p, Sa 5:45a-11p, Su 5:45a-6p, $4 adv, $5 gate. 480-704-5140 NOV 19-28 CAVE CREEK/ CAREFREE 8th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour Various locations - Weekends only, Sonoran Art League, 139 artists at 41locations open their private studios to the public, free, self-guided tour, 10a-5p. 480488-3381 NOV 20 WINSLOW 58th Annual Christmas Parade Downtown - Food and arts & craft booths all day, kids can visit Santa 10a, parade at 1p. 928-289-2434 NOV 20 ANTHEM AZ’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting Extravaganza Outlets at Anthem - A real white fir tree 70 ft tall, decorated with 1000’s of colorful lights, ornaments, will be lit to officially signal Santa, begins 5:30p. 623-4659500 NOV 20 YUMA Arizona City Days 2004 Main Street Plaza - Western re-enactments, music and fun for the family, dress western, free, 10a-4p. 928-7832423, 928-782-5712 NOV 20 PINE Tellabration 2004 Community Center - Featuring Don Doyle and other professional storytellers, $5, 7p. 928-476-3547 NOV 20 PARKER 5th Annual Fall Gathering Blue Water Resort & Casino - Traditional dance groups from the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Hopi tribes, Apache Crown dancers, Native American artisans, call for times & adm: 928-669-6757 NOV 20 MESA Tour de Culture Downtown - Free evening to enjoy, experience & explore the city of Mesa’s cultural treasures in the newly designated Downtown Arts & Entertainment District, 1p-7p. 480-644-5538 NOV 20-21 SCOTTSDALE K&N Filters/Goodguys 7th Southwest Nationals Westworld - 1,500+ 1972 and older rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks; entertainment, swapmeet & more. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. Adm: $15, 60+ $12, 7-12 $6. 480-312-6802 NOV 20-21 PHOENIX 22nd Devonshire Renaissance Faire Los Olivos Park - Marketplace of the 1500s w/crafters of jewelry, swords, costumes, etc., jugglers, minstrels, food booths, entertainment, 10a-5p, $5, under 5 free. Can of food = $1 off adm. 480-833-2587 NOV 20-21 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of Scottsdale Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza - Juried artists, fine restaurants, continuous live music, sparkling fountains and blooming gardens. Free adm. 888-ART-FEST
NOV 4-7 SCOTTSDALE Thieves Market on 5th Avenue Downtown Scottsdale - Held along 5th Avenue between Scottsdale Rd & Goldwater Blvd. Vendors, sidewalk artists & entertainers, 10a-6p. 888-ART-FEST (888278-3378) NOV 5-7 CAREFREE 29th Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown Carefree - Over 150 top artists, AZ’s largest wine-tasting event ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live music. Fri free, Sat & Sun $2. 10a-5p. 480-4883381 NOV 5-7 PAYSON Fall Fine Art and Fine Craft Show & Sale Tonto-Apache Community Activity Ctr - Mixed media juried show, Reception Fr $5 - wine & dessert, Sa-Su free; hours Fr 6:30-9p, Sa-Su 10a-4p. 928-472-8651; www.paysonartleague.com NOV 5-7 TOMBSTONE Tombstone Western Music Festival Schieffelin Hall - Belenda Gale, Curly Musgrave, Desert Sons & more. Day stages are free. Night shows 7-10p, $8-$12. 520-457-3616 NOV 5-7 PORTAL Colibri Vineyards & Winery First Public Release This is an event which occurs only once in the life of a vineyard, everyone is invited, no reservations required. 520-558-2401; www.colibrivineyard.com NOV 6 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games Rillito Park Raceway - Music, dance, games, food & history of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, 9a-5p, $12, ages 12 & under free ($10 in adv). 520-743-9291 NOV 6 BUCKEYE Countryfest “Cotton-Pickin Good Time” in Historic Downtown Parade 10a, carnival, Custom Car Show, Art in The Park, Lawnmower Drag Racing, Nat’l Belt Sander Racing, kids activities, 10-4, free adm. 623-327-1813 NOV 6 PRESCOTT Prescott Valley Business, Health & Community Showcase Bradshaw Mountain H. S. - Features a wide variety of business and community exhibits, selected health screenings available, 9-4, free. 928-772-8857 NOV 6 CAVE CREEK Wild West Days Residents ride horses and buggys to town, bathtub races, gun fights, poker run. Call for times and information. 480-488-3381 NOV 6-7 SCOTTSDALE Red Mountain Eagle Pow Wow Casino Arizona, 9700 E Indian Bend Rd - Intertribal dancing, Native American arts & crafts, traditional and regular food vendors. Grand Entry Sa at 1p & 7p, Su at 1p, free adm. 480-850-7320 NOV 6-7 LITCHFIELD PARK 34th Annual Festival of the Arts Downtown, next to Wigwam Resort - 250+ fine artists & craftsmen, Int’l food court, live entertainment, wine tasting, children’s activities, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 623-393-5338 NOV 6-7 MESA Veterans Day Fly-In Falcon Field Airport - Warbirds display, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, tours, museum, rides, food vendors, gift items, 9a-4p, $5, free under 12 w/adult, shuttle service. Benefit. 480-924-1940 NOV 7-14 APACHE JUNCTION Ben Johnson Days Celebrate Ben Johnson’s life, Gymkana on the 7th, Horseshoe Tournament on the 13th, Poker Ride on the 14th, entertainment, radio booth, raffle & auction. Call for locations, entry fees: 480-986-9392
Ajo Great Western Street Fair and Birthday Bash
Ajo Celebrates 150 years!
Nov. 12-21, 2004
EVENTS ALL WEEK PLUS: Sat. 20th - Street Fair
• Old West Shootout • Arts & Crafts • Car Show • Music • Salsa Contest • Dinner & Dance
Indicates Native American Related Events
• Historical Home Tour & Mining Talks
Ajo District Chamber of Commerce
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Hot Birds... Cool Temps!
YO A UR DD LIF TO EL IST
AN FU DF N AC TS
Escape to the Chiricahuas
by Charlis McVey
Do you want to beat the heat and enjoy some great birding at the same time? Head for the island in the desert the Chiricahua Mountains. Known as a “Sky Island,” the forested mountain with moist habitats sits surrounded by arid lands. The huge size of the range and its nearness to Mexico means that a variety of bird, animal and plant life found nowhere else in the U.S. can be seen here. Habitats range from semi-desert grassland at 4,000 feet to forests of Engelmann spruce and alpine fir at the summit of Chiricahua Peak at almost 10,000 feet. Northern species such as Northern Goshawk and Golden-crowned Kinglet nest in the coniferous forest. Species from south of the border are added to many a life list. This is the only place in Arizona, for example, where Mexican Chickadee can be found. Cave Creek Canyon on the eastern side of the mountain range is noted as one of the easiest places to spot the Elegant Trogon. Five owl species can be found
near Portal, including Elf Owl. Thirteen species of hummingbirds pass through the tiny town of Paradise each year - Broadtailed, Blue-throated, Magnificent, and Rufous among others. The west side of the Chiricahuas, though less visited by birders, offers just as many “Mexican specialties” as the east slopes. West Turkey Creek Canyon provides the quickest access to the entire spectrum of Sky Island habitats. It can be reached by heading east on AZ 181 at Sunizona. Some species to watch out for include Montezuma Quail, Scott’s Oriole, Western and Whiskered Screech-Owl, Strickland’s Woodpecker, and Olive, Grace’s and Red-faced Warblers. The best birding in the Chiricahuas is during the warmer months, April through September. So grab your binoculars and your water bottle, head up the canyons, and enjoy cooler temperatures and great birds! For more information, call one or more of the birding contact numbers listed on this page.
DESTINATION: MARS National Traveling Exhibition Sponsored by the NASA Mars 2001 Odyssey mission and the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, DESTINATION: MARS brings the excitement of the current scientific exploration of the Red Planet to the Tucson Children’s Museum from Sept. 11, 2004 through Jan. 2, 2005. The exhibit’s playful design features interactive stations that allow visitors to drive a virtual Rover, receive a “tour” of Mars, create volcanic eruptions, experiment with dust devils to learn about weather conditions, compare and contrast Earth’s terrain with Mars and much more. Guided group tours of this exhibit will also be available. The Tucson Children’s Museum is located at 200 S. Sixth Avenue. The Museum’s normal business hours are Tu-Sa 10a-5p and Su from 12 noon-5p, unless otherwise noted. The last admission is at 4:30p. Admission is $3.50 for Children (216), $5.50 for Adults and $4.50 for Seniors. Call 520-792-9985 for more information or visit www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org. LONEOS Discovers Asteroid with Smallest Orbit The ongoing search for near-Earth asteroids at Lowell Observatory has yielded another interesting object. Designated 2004 JG6, this asteroid was found in the course of LONEOS (the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search) on the evening of May 10 by
observer Brian Skiff. The official discovery announcement and preliminary orbit were published by the MPC on May 13. The 2004 JG6 goes around the Sun in just six months, making it the asteroid with the shortest known orbital period. Ordinary asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, roughly two to four times farther from the Sun than Earth, taking several years to go around the Sun. Instead, 2004 JG6 orbits entirely within Earth’s orbit, only the second object so far found to do so. To contact Lowell Observatory call 928-774-3358.
Tours of Mt. Graham International Observatory Have Resumed Now that the Nuttall Complex fire in southeastern Arizona’s Graham County has been contained, tours of the worldrenowned Mt. Graham International Observatory (MGIO) - which was saved from fire damage - have resumed and will continue through mid-November. Come escape September’s heat at an elevation of 10,500 feet. Highlight of the tour is a visit inside the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) facility currently under construction. One of its two mirrors has been installed in the telescope, which will be the world’s most powerful optical telescope when it is completed next year. The LBT will see further into the universe than the orbiting Hubble telescope. The tour includes admission on Friday or Saturday evening to Discovery Park. For reservations for the all-day tour, call 928-428-6260 Option 3.
Wings Over Willcox
Plan Ahead for This Winter Birding Festival
Willcox hosts Arizona’s only winter birding festival. Wings Over Willcox is held in January each year, offering tours, seminars, a trade fair and banquet. Elevations ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 feet create diverse habitats that attract more than 100 bird species to the Sulphur Springs Valley and surrounding mountains in winter. From October until mid-March, the Willcox Playa and nearby cornfields beckon an estimated 24,000 sandhill cranes. Wings Over Willcox offers a variety of tours for both novice and experienced birders. In addition to trips to view the cranes, other outings seek wintering sparrows or the more than ten species of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons found in the area. Birders and non-birders alike will enjoy the trips to historic sites and geological wonders, as well as the art, nature products, and interesting exhibits at the trade fair. Free seminars highlight Arizona’s natural and cultural history. For more information call 1-800200-2272.
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More Special Astronomy Events
• Lowell Observatory
SEP 22 Autumnal Equinox Discussion of seasons especially the autumnal equinox, 9a-5p. Adults $5; srs 65+, univ students, AAA members $4; ages 5-17 $2; 4 & under free. 928-774-3358 See ad this page for a 2-FOR-1 discount coupon. OCT 3 Deep Sky Workshop Hands-on workshop to help you become familiar with the deep sky objects in the autumn evening skies incl. constellations, nebulae & planets. Reservations Req: 928-774-3358 ext 267
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
• Nat’l Optical Astronomy Observatory
SEP 25 Astrophotography Workshop 950 N Cherry Ave - Learn about cameras, film, mounts, intro to night sky, projects, 1-5p. $25, limit 20. Reserv: 520-318-8440 or 520-318-8726
• Tucson Mt. Park
SEP 25 Nature Tales & Trails: A Harvest Moon Celebration Ironwood Picnic Area, Kinney Rd - Stroll along a moonlit trail, watch bats & other night animals, view moon through telescopes & more. Free, 58p. 520-877-6122
Feathers and Fur
New Brochure From the Sierra Vista CVB
Why is Sierra Vista, Arizona, the Hummingbird Capital of the US and which rare species cross the border and visit? Why do folks come from all corners of the world to hike the canyons and the river, armed with binoculars, birding guides and life lists? Where are the best places to view our feathered friends? Call the Sierra Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-288-3861 and ask for a free copy of the newly issued Birding and Watchable Wildlife brochure. Supply is limited.
Hereford (near Sierra Vista)
• Junk Bond Observatory
SEP 11 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Open to star gazers of all ages. Not necessary to own a telescope, club members will be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk, free. 520-366-5788
• Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of City
JAN 1-DEC 31 Fun with the Sun All ages program about our favorite star. Handson activities, solar observing, making your own video. First Fri of every month. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids, $6/school rate. 520-318-8726 SEP 18 New Scope Night Bring your new scope or just your curiosity. Learn to set up/align scope, use of star charts/planispheres, software, observer’s log, much more, $23-$25. Reserv: 520-318-8726
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415 W, Gurley St., Prescott 928-445-3122
Show Low Historical Society Museum
541 E. Duece of Clubs, Show Low 928-532-7115
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-786-2682
Smoki Museum Inc.
147 N. Arizona St., Prescott 928-445-1230
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N. Broad St., Globe 928-425-0884
White Mountain Apache Museum
Fort Apache, 928-338-4625 Nature & Ecology
17207 N.Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale 480-585-3108
Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 S. Woody Mt. Rd. 928-774-1442
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
302 W. Latham St., Phoenix 602-262-2050
Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs, 928-422-3223
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
455 N.3rd St., Phoenix 602-495-1117
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix 602-254-2151
1400 Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-3358
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787
Arts & Music
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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 Symphony Orchestra
3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071
Southwest Shakespeare Company
P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039
Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum
240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841
West Valley Museum of Art
17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635 History and Heritage
Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174
Mohave Museum of History & Arts
400 W. Beale St., Kingman 928-753-3195
Arizona Hall of Flame Museum
11010 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-255-2110
Lake Havasu Museum of History
320 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City 928-854-4938
Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, 480-929-0292
Arizona State Capitol Museum
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581
Arts & Music
Arizona Wing of Commemorative Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, 480-924-1940
4600 N.12th Street, Phoenix 602-266-7464
5754 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, 623-930-7395
Arizona State University Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe 480-965-2787
Cave Creek Museum
P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, Arizona, 480-488-2764
Arts & Music
Arizona Theatre Company
History and Heritage 502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899
Chandler Historical Museum
178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler, 480-782-2717
113A E. Aspen, Flagstaff 928-774-5107
Apache County Historical Society Museum
180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns 928-337-4737
ASU Art Museum, Matthews Center & New Fine Arts Center
ASU Campus, Tempe 480-965-2874
Casa Grande Historical & Archaelogical Museum
110 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, 520-836-2223
Phippen Art Museum
4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott 928-778-1385
Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-6272
Prescott Fine Arts Association
208 N.Marina, Prescott 928-445-3286
Clemenceau Heritage Museum
1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood 928-634-2868
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP
Sedona Arts Center
N.Hwy 89A, Sedona 928-282-3809
Grand Canyon Railway Museum
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams 800-843-8724
Also known as the hit movie “Gaslight”
Sedona Cultural Park
1725 W. Hwy Sedona, 800-780-2787
Jerome Historical Society
200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477
John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum
By Patrick Hamilton
SHOW RUNS SEPT 2 - OCT 3
Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum
Come Visit this Premier Archaeological Site in the scenic White Mountains. Tours daily at 9 & 11am, 2pm. Admission: Adults $5; Students 10-18 & Seniors $4. Under 10 $3 Call to confirm. 318 Main St., Springerville, Az 85938
6 N.Lake Powell Blvd., Page 928-645-9496
Little House Museum
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff (3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff), 928-774-5213
C’mon. Take a train ride.
MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com
Tickets only $12-$14!
Navajo County Museum
100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558
5317 E. Speedway, Tucson, Az 85712
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Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 North Frontier St., Wickenburg 928-684-2272
Space, Science & Technology
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
1502 W. Washington, Phoenix 602-255-3791
Tucson Attractions Passport
Bigger and Better Than Ever!
AZ Tourist News is pleased to offer the new Tucson Attractions Passport. Costing only $15 and valid, with limited restrictions, through September 15, 2005, the Passport is a 52-page savings booklet filled with 2-for-1 offers and discounts to 46 area attractions, museums, and shopping. The offers amount to a total savings of more than $400! Attractions in the Passport include, among others:
• Arizona Historical Society • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum • Arizona State Museum • Arizona Theatre Company • Biosphere 2 Center • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum • Catalina State Park • Center for Creative Photography • Colossal Cave Mountain Park • Discovery Park • Flandrau Science Center • Funtasticks Family Fun Park • Kartchner Caverns State Park • Kitt Peak National Observatory • Old Tucson Studios • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve • Pima Air & Space Museum • Ramsey Canyon Preserve • Roper Lake State Park • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 480-860-2700
Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington, Phoenix 602 -716-2000
Gila County Historical Museum
1330 N. Broad, Globe, 928-425-7385
Gilbert Heritage Market Museum and Science Park
Gilbert & Page Rds, Gilbert 480-644-2178
Arts & Music
• Titan Missile Museum • Tombstone Courthouse • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park • Tucson Botanical Gardens • Tucson Children’s Museum • Tucson Museum of Art • Tucson Sidewinders • Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Arizona Theatre Company
330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson 520-622-2823
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Glendale Historical Society
9802 N. 59th Ave, Glendale 623-931-3668
Center for Creative Photography
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-7968
Golden Era Toy & Auto Museum Goldfield Ghost Town And Mine
Highway 88, Apache Jnct, 480-983-0333 297 W. Central Ave, Coolidge 480-948-9570
Pima Comm. College, Center for the Arts
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson 520-884-6988
22 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix 602-252-8840
Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Rd., Tubac 520-398-2371
115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, 602-262-5071
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
P.O.Box 12034, Tucson 520-296-6277
Lost Dutchman Museum Superstition Mountain
4650 Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction 480-983-4888
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
Using your Passport is simplicity itself. Present it for stamping when you purchase one admission to an attraction and receive your second admission FREE. Many discount coupon books contain coupons redeemable only on certain days, offering insignificant discounts, or - worst of all - containing many coupons that are unlikely to be used. The Passport stands apart, offering true 2-for-1 admissions and other discounts, a $400 value for only $15. Along with your savings on admissions, you can redeem your Passport for a GREAT GIFT! Collect 10 stamps and receive a $10 gift certificate to a favorite Tucson-area shopping mall. All passports are to be redeemed at the Tucson Visitor Center. You can order online at www.aztourist.com/forms/passports.sht ml or by calling 1-800-462-8705.
Museum of Rim Country Archaeology
510 W. Main St, Payson, 928-469-1128
Amerind Foundation Museum
P.O. Box 248, Dragoon 520-586-3666
Phoenix Museum of History
105 N. Fifth St, Phoenix, 602-253-2734
Arizona Historical Society Museum
949 E. 2nd St., Tucson 520-628-5774
Space, Science & Technology
Rt. 87 (Beeline Highway), Pine-Strawberry 928-476-3547
Old Tucson Studio
201 S Kinney Road, Tucson 520-883-0100
Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
I-19 & Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-798-7798, www.mineraldiscovery.com
Arizona Ranger Museum
The 1904 Old Courthouse, Nogales, Az 520-281-8675
Pima County Fairgrounds
Home to Tucson Raceway Park, Southwestern International Raceway 520-762-9100
Pioneer Arizona Living History Village
3901 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, 623-465-1052
Biosphere 2 Center
Oracle Rd., Tucson 800-828-2462
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 East Washington St., Phoenix 602-495-0900
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.
Reid Park Zoo
1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson 520-791-3204
1651 Discovery Pk Blvd, Safford 520-428-6260
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
Rim Country Museum
700 Green Valley Parkway, Payson 928-474-3483
Scottsdale Historical Museum
7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 480-945-4499
Arizona State Museum
U Of A Campus, Tucson 520-621-6302
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
160 North Center, Mesa, 480-644-2760
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-647-7121
Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia, Tucson 520-574-0462
Bird Cage Theatre
6th and Allen, Tombstone 800-457-3423
Tempe Historical Museum
809 E. Southern Ave. Tempe 480-350-5100 Family Fun
International Wildlife Museum
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson 520-617-1439
Titan Missile Museum
Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley 520-625-7736
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-326-9686
Graham County Historical Society Museum
Hwy 70 & 4th Ave, Thatcher, 928-348-0470
Arizona Museum For Youth
35 N. Robson, Mesa 480-644-2468
Muheim Heritage House
207 Youngblood Hill, Bisbee, 520-432-7071
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 480-312-2312
Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum
136 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, 520-287-4621
The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-273-1341
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
Wildlife World Zoo
16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park 623-935-WILD Nature & Ecology
FINE ART: Picasso, Erté, Kandinski, Dali, and more WWW.MUSEUMOFPAWN.COM ESTATE QUALITY JEWELRY: Native American Indian Pawn • Thousands and thousands
of unusual authenticated • Native American pottery, baskets, arts & crafts.
Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, 520-384-4583
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
P.O. Box AB, Superior 520-689-2811
San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society Museum
180 S. San Pedro, Benson 520-586-3070
Deer Valley Rock Center
P.O. Box 41998, Phoenix 623-582-8007
EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS: 2,000 Year Old Caskets • Egyptian Polychrome Largest Egyptian Exhibit in the Entire State FRAMED GOLD RECORDS: Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Foghat and more CLASSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS • CLASSIC HARLEY DAVIDSON & INDIAN MOTORCYCLES
San Xavier del Bac Mission
1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson 520-294-2624
LOCATED IN THE WESTERN JEWELRY AND LOAN BUILDING
Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-941-1225
3116 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-990-3739
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FORT YUMA Paradise Casino 450 Quechan Dr. 888-777-4946, 760-572-7777 MOHAVE VALLEY Spirit Mountain Casino 8555 S. Hwy 95 928-346-2000 www.spirit-mountain.com Blue Water Resort & Casino
TUCSON Casino del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Rd. 520-838-6506 Casino of the Sun 7406 S. Camino De Oeste 520-883-1700 www.casinosun.com
BERNALILLO Santa Ana Star Casino 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd., 505-867-0000 www.santaanastar.com CASA BLANCA Dancing Eagle Casino P.O. Box 520 505-552-7777 www.dancingeaglecasino.com ESPANOLA Big Rock Casino 419 N. Riverside Dr., 505-747-0059 www.bigrockcasino.com LAGUNA PUEBLO Route 66 Casino 14500 Central Ave., Exit 140 505-352-7866 SAN FELIPE San Felipe’s Casino Hollywood 25 Hagan Rd. 505-867-6700, 877-529-2946 www.sanfelipecasino.com SAN JUAN PUEBLO Ohkay Casino Resort P.O. Box 1270, 505-747-1668 www.ohkay.com TAOS Taos Mountain Casino Main Pueblo Rd. 505-737-0777, 888-946-8267 www.taosmountaincasino.com
Fremont Hotel & Casino 200 E. Fremont St. 702-385-3232, 800-634-6460 www.fremontcasino.com Orleans Hotel and Casino 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 702-365-7111 Silverton Hotel Casino RV Park 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. 866-668-6688 Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South 702-380-7777, 800-99-TOWER www.stratospherehotel.com Slots: 1460 Other games: Single "o" roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Paikow Poker Eating places: 9 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes Special Features: Viva Las Vegas Show, American Superstars Show, Thrill rides - Big Shot, High roller, and X-scream; pool, poolside fitness center, observation decks, 50 unique retail shops. Terrible’s Hotel & Casino 4100 Paradise Rd 702-733-7000 www.terribleherbst.com LAUGHLIN Colorado Belle Hotel Casino 2100 S. Casino Dr. 800-789-2893 Edgewater Hotel and Casino P.O. Box 30707 702-298-2453, 800-677-4837 www.edgewater-casino.com River Palms Resort Casino
ALPINE Viejas Casino & Turf Club 5000 Willows Rd. 619-445-5400, 800-847-6537 www.viejas.com HAVASU LAKE Havasu Landing Resort & Casino 1 Main Street 760-858-4593, 800-307-3610 www.havasulanding.com Slots: 221 Other games: Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Blackjack Switch, table games Eating places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: No Special Features: Ferry from Lake Havasu City, AZ to casino campground, convenience store, deli, marina, fuel pumps 24 hrs, mobile home park. LAKESIDE Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd. 619-443-2300, 888-722-7662 www.barona.com OCEANSIDE Ocean’s Eleven Casino 121 Brooks St. 760-439-6988, 888-439-6988 www.oceans11.com RANCHO MIRAGE Agua Caliente Casino 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. 760-321-2000, 800-615-7805 TEMECULA Pechanga Resort Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Rd. 909-693-1819, 888-732-42642 www.pechanga.com VALLEY CENTER Rincon Casino Harrah’s 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way 877-777-2457 www.harrahs.com
PARKER Blue Water Resort & Casino 11300 Resort Drive 928-669-7000, 888-243-3360 www.bluewaterfun.com • Slots: 470 • 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: Adj. to Phoenix 4-Plex Theatre. 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. PAYSON Mazatzal Casino Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529 PINETOP Hon-Dah Casino 777 Highway 260 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744 • Slots: 600 • Other Games: Poker; Blackjack • 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. 258-space fullservice RV park. Convenience store. Gas station. Ski/Outdoor Store. Apache Gold Casino Resort
BOULDER CITY Hacienda Hotel & Casino US Highway 93 702-293-5000, 800-245-6380 www.haciendaonline.com HENDERSON Eldorado Casino 140 Water St. 702-564-1811 www.eldoradocasino.com Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel 777 W Lake Mead Dr. 702-558-7000, 888-899-7770 www.fiestacasino.com Green Valley Ranch Station Casino 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy 702-617-7663 LAS VEGAS Aladdin Hotel Casino 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard S. 702-785-5555 Arizona Charlie’s Hotel & Casino - East 4575 Boulder Hwy. 702-383-5241, 702-951-9000 Barbary Coast Hotel Casino 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702-737-7111, 888-227-2279 Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel & Casino 128 E. Fremont St. 702-382-1600, 800-957-6537 California Hotel & Casino 12 E. Ogden Ave. 702-385-1222, 800-634-6505 www.thecal.com Slots: 1100 Other Games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Paigow Poker, Let it ride Eating places: 5 Liquor: Yes Buffet: No Special Features: Just a block to downtown transportation center and two blocks to Fremont Street Experience.
River Palms Resort Casino 2700 S. Casino Dr. 800-835-7904 www.river-palms.com MESQUITE The Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo 100 Pioneer Blvd. 702-346-7777, 800-346-7721 www.virginriver.com PAHRUMP Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Resort 1220 South Hwy. 160 775-727-1111 www.saddlewest.com Terrible’s Lakeside Casino & RV Resort 5870 S. Homestead Rd. 775-751-7770
IGNACIO Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Hwy 172 N. 970-563-0300 SAN CARLOS Apache Gold Casino Resort 5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8 • Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200-seat Bingo Hall, Blackjack • 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. SOMERTON Cocopah Casino 15138 S. Avenue B 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS TOWAOC Ute Mountain Casino P.O. Box 268 970-565-8800 www.utemountaincasino.com
ALBUQUERQUE Isleta Resort & Casino 11000 Broadway SE 877-747-5382 www.isletacasinoresort.com SANDIA CASINO 30 Rainbow Rd. NE 505-796-7500, 800-526-9366 www.sandiacasino.com
El Paso Speaking Rock Casino 122 South Old Pueblo Rd. 915-860-7777 www.speakingrockcasino.com
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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 • Hiking & 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 • Native Visions horseback riding, van tours, & gift shop • 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: 928-448-2237/2141 (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 • 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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The Kaibab Paiute Nation
Rich in History and Scenic Beauty
T ST RIBA OR L Y
Where Time Stands Still
by Kathie Curley Recently, I took a trip to Monument Valley. This place that has been made WRITER famous in countlessI movies and commercials... wanted to see it for myself. The 23-mile drive to Monument Valley from the neighboring town of Kayenta, Arizona was beautiful. Huge rock formations were jutting up from the desert floor. I found myself trying to give them all familiar resemblances. Hey! That one looks like an owl! Or that one is huge and looks like an office building! Of course, what I really enjoyed was the absence of office buildings. There are no malls, no crowded apartments, no traffic jams. Man has not put his indelible mark on this land. It still belongs to the Great Spirit. I decided to take a tour into the Valley. I rode with a group of others in a fourwheel drive truck that was able to maneuver the sand and dirt road with ease. We sat on bench seats in the open-air transport that provided us unobstructed views of the magnificent Mittens, the Three Sisters, and the Totem Pole rock formations. The pure, clean air was foreign to my nostrils, but immediately luscious! I inhaled deeply, trying to capture as much as I could. The driver of our transport stopped a number of times and we all disembarked while he provided information on what we were seeing... about the rock formations, petroglyphs and pictographs, the history, and the Navajo people who live there. One particular stop will always remain in my memory. We walked under a huge curved amphitheatre-like rock formation and laid down on the slanted smooth surface at the base, drinking in the moment and visualizing an ancient way of life. It was then... we heard the breathtakingly beautiful and haunting sound of a Navajo flute. In this location, in this time, in this state of mind... that flute melody entered my soul. We were all mesmerized as our Navajo guide played for us. Now that I have returned to the land of office buildings, traffic jams, crowded Wal-Marts, I can stop and reflect on a place where time stands still, where the air is pure, and the Great Spirit is ever present. I can reach into my soul and, once again, hear the sound of the flute in Monument Valley.
BIO: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Kathie Curley has lived on the Navajo Nation since 1990. As marketing coordinator for the Navajo Tourism Department, she enjoys the opportunity to invite others to Discover Navajo.
by Christine Meissner
The Kaibab Paiute people, part of the Southern Paiute Nation, have inhabited the lands to the north and west of the Grand Canyon for centuries. Today their reservation, one of the most remote in Arizona, covers 120,431 acres a short distance from the Utah border. It is surrounded by small communities such as Fredonia to the east and Kanab to the northeast. The Kaibab Paiutes were hunters and gatherers living in small groups, moving according to the seasons in search of food. Their homeland has the most varied ecological zones in the continent of North America, making it easy for them to cultivate food crops near water sources to supplement their diet of wild game and plant life. Beginning in 1863 the encroachment of Mormon settlements into the area led to the disruption of the traditional Paiute lifestyle. In an essay written in 1998 Clifford Jake, a Southern Paiute elder, states that the Paiute were unable to gain access to water which had been diverted to ranches. The Paiute could no longer raise the crops they needed to survive, and the game they hunted dwindled. Many were forced to move to small camps near the settlements and take menial jobs for food. Within 20 years the Paiutes lost about 90% of their population. In 1909 the Kaibab Paiute reservation was established on land rich with scenic beauty and mineral resources. However, the Paiute people have had to struggle to get fair compensation for these resources. Today, the health of their economy relies not only on tourism, but agriculture and livestock production as well. The Pipe Springs National Monument Visitor Center and Museum is a joint ven-
ture of the tribe and the National Park service. The related Campground and RV Park are solely owned and operated by the tribe. There is also a Mobile gas station and convenience store. Achieving economic growth by careful stewardship of the land is a major focus of the tribe. They also endeavor to preserve their cultural heritage. Basketry is considered one of the most exquisite art forms of the Paiute people. Pipe Springs National Monument began as two pools of water which flow from the Sevier Fault. In 1870 a group of Mormons discovered the springs and decided to build a community. They also built a fort which proved to be unnecessary as it was never attacked by the Kaibab Paiute tribe. The area was designated a national monument in 1923 and is located near the Tribal Headquarters. Steamboat Rock, a geological highlight, is also located on the reservation. For park and camping information you may call the Visitor Center at 928-6437105. Other amenities are located in the adjacent community of Fredonia. A wealth of natural wonders surround the Kaibab Paiute reservation. The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and Utah’s Cedar Breaks National Monument and Coral Pink Sandunes State Park are just a few hours drive away. Additionally, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreation Areas are all within easy touring distance. To reach the Kaibab Paiute reservation take Alternate Route 89 from Jacob Lake through Fredonia, then 14 miles west on Hwy 389. The Annual Kaibab Paiute Heritage Day Celebration takes place Sept 4-5, 2004 with Sunrise Ceremony at 5am, pow wows, raffles, booths and a feast at 56:30pm. For more information call the Kaibab Paiute Tribal Office at 928-643-7245.
Brightens Silver Screen
“Black Cloud” is the visually moving story of a young, talented and strong-willed Native American boxer who discovers his place within the boxing ring and the world around him. The film marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of long-time actor, Rick Shroder. It is also the theatrical debut of country music superstar, Tim McGraw. “Black Cloud’s” journey to the screen began when Shroder was impressed by a story he read about a Navajo boxing coach and his son. The coach conquered alcoholism and was now helping youngsters to overcome alcohol addiction, gang violence and other troubles through boxing. Recently the audience at the 2004 Phoenix Film Festival showed their appreciation for the vision Shroder put together on the screen. The film won the Audience Award for Best Picture along with honors for its ensemble cast and a special jury prize for cinematographer Steve Ganier. The film will open in select cities this September. For more information, visit the film’s web-site at www.blackcloudthemovie.com or call 602-5533200.
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Family Event in Tucson
3rd Annual Children’s Social Pow Wow
The Tucson Children’s Museum in partnership with the Tucson Indian Center hosts the Children’s Social Pow Wow on October 2, 2004. The event gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Native American community’s diverse music, dance and cultural traditions. It also serves as an informational resource on local wellness programs for the Native American community. The event takes place at Armory Park, across from the Children’s Museum. Families can enjoy an afternoon of Native food demonstrations, children’s activities, dancing, singing and drumming. Hours are 11 am-5 pm and it’s free! For more information call 520-792-9985.
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OCT 1-NOV 17 PHOENIX 22nd Annual Native American Recognition Days Music, arts & crafts, parade, pow wow & much more throughout the celebration. Full schedule available. 602-495-0901
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P.O. Box 360001 • Monument Valley, Utah 84536 Telephone (435) 727-3231 • Fax (435) 727-3344 Email: email@example.com
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Happy Birthday Wilderness
Conservation Laws Celebrate Anniversaries
WI AT TH O NA NE TU RE
by R.D. Phares
It’s going to take a big cake this September to celebrate the 40th birthday of the National Wilderness Act as well as the 20th birthday of Arizona’s Wilderness Act. After all, think of all the creatures of air, field and stream who enjoy inhabiting or visiting a wilderness system that is equivalent in size to California. It’s sure grown up since 1964 when President Johnson set aside 9 million acres of land to be free of roads, mining and urban development. Of the 106 million acres now spread across 44 states, some of the most stunning of our nation’s 662 Wilderness Areas are located right here in Arizona. So put on your party hat, lace up your boots, hie out there and celebrate. Simply defined, wilderness provides wild areas for wild plants and wild creatures to be wild. Legally, it is a designation that limits the impact of humans to the most primitive kinds of recreation using a minimum of tools. Nothing mechanized or motorized is permitted in a wilderness area. When visiting a Wilderness Area, you will be amazed, soothed, and possibly even alarmed by the immensity of the
natural world. Rare sights abound. Wilderness provides ideal habitats and corridors of migration for some of the Southwest’s endangered species. There are 90 Wilderness Areas in the state of Arizona covering 4,528,913 acres. To prepare to visit a Wilderness Area in a region that interests you, please refer to the web sites for the Bureau of Land Management (www-a.blm.gov), Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us), National Park Service (www.nps.gov), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (www.fws.gov). If you do choose to visit a Wilderness, it is of the utmost importance that you practice the ethic described in the “Leave No Trace” guidelines. Essentially, “Leave No Trace” asks visitors to properly dispose of that which you can’t pack out with you, leave what you find, and minimize use and impact of fires. For pointers on how to comply with these guidelines, call the Leave No Trace hotline at 1-800332-4100. So Happy Birthday Wilderness! But what present do you get the Wilderness that has everything? The best thing you can give is your active appreciation. Keep it wild when you visit. Visit, but leave no trace. It’s a big birthday cake. But maybe leave the candles at home.
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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 Yuma Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson Tucson Benson Oracle 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 928-329-0471 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 520-896-2425 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252
Wild Horses and Burros
Looking for Adopters in Arizona
Wild horses and burros living legends of the American West, will be available from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to adopt at the Mohave and Santa Cruz county fairs in September. In Kingman, the adoption site at the Mohave County Fairgrounds will be open September 9-12 from 10-5. At the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, the adoption site will be open September 1719 from 9-5. Each adoption event will feature a silent competitive bid auction on Saturday. Potential adopters should contact BLM for further details on these events and the specific site schedules. Adoption fees for horses and female burros (jennies) will start at $125 during two rounds of silent competitive bidding on Saturday. Successful adopters will receive an information kit with their aniEV TWO EN TS
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mal’s medical history, herd area statistics, capture date, and tips for equine care. Each event will feature BLM’s Adopt a Buddy program, in which successful bidders during silent competitive auctions have an opportunity to “Adopt a Buddy” companion animal for just $25. In addition, each Jack burro (males) will be available for $25 on a first-come, firstserved basis on Friday. Adopters must provide transportation home for their animal, along with a sturdy corral of at least 400 square feet, food and water. Please check for regulations on the type of transport allowed. For more information about the program, contact the BLM in Phoenix (623-580-5500), Kingman (928-7183700), toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS, or on the web at: www.az.blm.gov
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 Oracle 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
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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
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Head to Covina As Your Vacation Home Base
Covina, California is a suburb of Los Angeles that offers the charm and safety of a small town. The city encompasses seven square miles packed with things to do as well as being conveniently located to many famous attractions. Los Angeles is only a half-hour to the west while the San Gabriel Mountains and the ocean are just minutes away. The city boasts nine major parks, including a great wilderness park, and many recreational opportunities. Community festivals take place year round and Covina is home to the largest movie theatre in all of Los Angeles County. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Raging Waters theme parks are located nearby. Covina is also known for its spectacular mountain views. Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Embassy Suites Hotel is a 3-story mission style hotel that prides itself on offering its guests convenience and luxury. Embassy is located near the
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Utah’s Canyon Country!
A Perfect Fall Getaway
Fall in the high country! Everyone knows how beautiful the golden aspen is and how crisp the air! But not everyone knows how lovely fall is in the high desert. The stifling heat of the summer abates and the ordinarily cool nights turn crisp. In the wash bottoms, the temperature in the deep shadows cast by venerable cottonwood trees hint at cooler winter coming. It’s a perfect time to be outdoors. Summer crowds are gone, the pace is slower, time itself seems to slow. If you like to use your SUV on dirt roads, endless exploration awaits in southeast Utah. Your 4 wheel drive will easily carry you into canyons and washes where you can hike to ruins and rock art tucked away in alcoves. Or perhaps you would like to drive among the golden aspen groves at higher elevation on the mountains. The crisp fall air is clear and from those high places you can see the entire Four Corners. Since the crowds have gone, finding lodging is easy and meals taken in local restaurants are unhurried. Small unique bed & breakfast facilities, country inns and motels are all available. Restaurants serving Navajo inspired dishes, country breakfasts, buffalo burgers and stew, and even smoothies and wraps are all to be found in Canyon Country. If golf is your bag, the Hideout Golf Club offers challenging play, stunning views from many holes and an unhurried atmosphere without tee times. Early morning and late afternoon play is often accompanied by deer foraging on the course, and afternoon play is accentuated by long deep shadows cast by the lowering sun as it streams through the fall colors of cottonwood and aspen. Many tee boxes are set high above the green with peaceful views of the course and surrounding area. Some greens are nestled deep within groves of cottonwood or behind rolling aprons designed to add just enough challenge to make the game interesting. Come experience fall in southeast Utah! Enjoy the hidden gems found in canyons and washes, climb the heights of the Abajo Mountains and revel in the sparkling glitter of aspen moving in the breeze, play golf on the exquisite Hideout course, and relax as the season changes. Contact Utah’s Canyon Country at 800-574-4386 for your Adventure Guide!
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LA County Fairplex, California Speedway and several universities. The beautifully landscaped courtyards with tropical gardens are the perfect setting to watch the famous California sunsets. There is a great pool and spa on property and each spacious two-room suite includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, two televisions, voice mail, data port and worktable. A complimentary issue of USA Today is delivered to your room daily; you’ll also enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts and the managers’ reception. Covina truly does offer it all - the nearness to many of the major attractions you want, the beauty of a small town and customer service fit for royalty. So let the Embassy Suites Covina show you why you’ll want to visit again and again. For more information on Embassy Suites or to book your room today call 626-915-3441. For more about Covina call the Covina Chamber of Commerce at 626-967-4191.
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History, Arts and Scenic Beauty
Santa Fe is history, healers, rodeos, dust devils and prairie dogs. It’s adobe, sagebrush and pinon. It raises expectations of what a town should be, how the light should reflect, and just how good clean air can feel against the skin. It is both the oldest and highest capital city in the United States, founded by the Spaniards in 1610, a full decade before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. The area had previously been home to the prehistoric Anasazi, who reached the pinnacle of their civilization in 1000-1300 AD. Santa Fe still retains the flavor of another time and has earned a reputation as the most European city in the States. There is little neon and much beauty with magnificent views of the mountains. The Plaza, which marks the end of the Santa Fe Trail, was once filled with traders in wagon trains. Today it is still a hub of commerce as museums, galleries and boutiques mark the spot. With a reputation as the nation’s third largest art market, Santa Fe boasts more than 120 galleries, offering highly soughtafter paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and pottery pieces. These span from Picasso to the Taos Founders to contemporary artists. Santa Fe continues to survive the hype while offering spectacular surroundings, casual lifestyle and an invigorating mix of cultures. For more information call the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce at 800-777-2489.
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Summer temperatures rarely exceed 95°. Scenic drives traverse high desert and mountain terrain on pavement and graded gravel. Find a favorite place among the fir and ponderosa on the mountain or along the San Juan River where the water lulls you into relaxation.
Visit: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Hovenweep National Monument • Natural Bridges National Monument • The Dinosaur Museum • Edge of the Cedars State Park/Museum • The Abajo Mountains • Canyonlands National Park
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The Pearl of the Sea of Cortez
Located in the center of the Sonora coastline, approximately 65 miles west of Hermosillo, is Kino Bay (Bahia de Kino), boasting some of the most incredible beaches in the state. With its sparkling turquoise blue waters and immaculate sandy beaches, one does not need much imagination to see why Kino Bay is referred as “the pearl of the Sea of Cortez.” Surrounded by sand and sea, visitors encounter the perfect place to relax and enjoy the abundant opportunities for beach activities and water sports. Its tranquil waters openly invite everyone to swim, dive, snorkel, kayak, wind surf, water ski, sport fish or just enjoy the scenery. Meanwhile its sandy beaches are heavenly for sun tanning, playing volleyball, shell hunting, building sandcastles or just relaxing and taking it easy. Visitors to Kino will find hotels, apartments, bungalows, RV parks, restaurants, gift shops and the Seri Museum for their enjoyment. Also, for the convenience and care of both tourists and residents, Kino Bay has a 4,000 foot paved landing strip, post office, Red Cross, health clinic, fire department, a veterinary clinic and much more. Along with this modern infrastructure, nature has provided the area with natural estuaries, beautiful islands and picturesque mountain ranges to enhance the desert surroundings. As intriguing as the desert mountains, Kino’s crystal clear waters are home to a variety of aquatic species that are not found elsewhere in the world. Divers are often accompanied by curious sea lions as they gaze at multitudes of small invertebrates, fish, large crustaceans, eels, sea coral, sponges and even sea turtles. For more information about Kino Bay, contact the Sonora Board of Tourism at 1-800-4-SONORA.
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If you’re planning a trip south of the border, be aware that United States auto insurance is not valid in Mexico. Also, should you cross out of the Border Zone, an area approximately 20 kilometers from the U.S./Mexico Border, you must secure a permit. It is important then to take the necessary precautions with a trusted insurance company. For instance, Don Smith’s family has been selling Mexico Auto Insurance since 1914. They know how important it is to feel safe when you are entering another country and will be sure to guide you through every step you need to take. They’ll make it easy for you too! You can do the complete transaction online. Of course, they are just as happy to talk to you over the phone. And if you are planSome Common Signs & Their Meanings
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SOUTH Amado Mountain View Campground 2843 E. Frontage Rd. 398-9401 firstname.lastname@example.org 70 full hook up, small store, laundry, restrooms, showers, free cable TV, movie renals, swimming pool, BBQ pits, clubhouse. Bisbee Queen Mine RV Park 520-432-5006 25spaces,Historic Bisbee’s only intown RV park. Located next to the Queen Mine Tours. Great views, easy walk to attractions. Large rigs welcome. Shower facilities and cable TV Clifton North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-4146 www.townofclifton.com New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, 11 sewer, dump station, handicap friendly, 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 102 HUGE pull-through lots with full hook-ups. 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/cable20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rooms, showers, modem friendly, propane, and many more amenities. Wonderful views, See our Ad in this issue. Marana Valley Of The Sun Mobile Home & RV 13377 N. Sandario Rd. 520-682-3434 128 RV sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, laundry, restrooms, heated pool and spa, shuffleboard. Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mobile Home Village & RV Park 6128 E. Hwy. 90 520-459-1690 sierravistavillage.com 2 clubhouses with dining and dancing area, weight room, library, 2 swimming pools and spa, card and TV rooms, shuffleboards, horse shoes, 9 hole miniature golf course, BBQ area, salon and barber shop, laundry rooms, cable TV, bumper pool and game rooms.
Tucson Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 574-5000 www.VoyagerRV.com 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. COLORADO RIVER REGION Bullhead City Mirage RV Resort 2196 Merrill Ave., 928-754-1177 www.miragerv.com 146 sites, full hookups, cement patios, restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry, pool, spa, mini gym, clubhouse, horseshoes, pool table, BBQ pit, pets OK. River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave. 928-754-2121 www.rivercityrvpark.com We offer 132 spaces for the value conscious traveler. Utilities and cable are free, as well as the heated pool, rec hall, exercise room, games, clean showers and restrooms, and outside picnic area. Horseshoes and mini golf are also free. Laundry facilities, phones, vending machine, ice machines and propane service is available at a small cost. 30 and 50 amp service. Free email service is available in the office. Ehrenberg River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483 www.riverbreezerv.com 94 RV sites, laundry, store, LP gas, fishing, boating and skiing. Credit cards accepted, rec room, handicapped access, pool and spa, phone hu/modem friendly, restrooms, showers, full hookup sites, free cable. Nearby golf, shopping, banking & restaurants. Open year round. Families, groups, and rally are welcome. Swimming beach with 200 ft. of shoreline and boating beach, boat launch ramp.
Ft. Mojave Moon River RV Resort 1325 Boundary Cone Road 928-788-6666 www.moonriverresort.com 84 sites with full-hookups. Nearby marina, golf courses, casino shuttle bus. Store, large clubhouse with kitchen, library, laundry, showers, heated pool, fishing pond, scheduled activities.
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Hospitality as Warm as the Arizona Sun!
We want you to consider Picacho Peak RV Resort as your second home. To that end we are continually improving this newly expanded resort. Picacho Peak RV Resort is open year round to the public. So come stay for the tempered winter nights, the beautiful desert colors in the spring or just enjoy a weekend around the pool in the summer. We are situated at the base of prominent Picacho Peak, which rises to an elevation of 3,374 feet above the Sonoran Desert floor. The peak is a famous landmark and signal peak for the Indians. “Picacho” is Spanish meaning “Peak or Point.” This area offers hiking, wildlife and pure relaxation. We hope you will take the time to enjoy the breathtaking natural surroundings of our Arizona landscapes, sunsets and attractions. The resort lies between the borders of Arizona’s “Golden Corridor” made up of two of the fastest growing metropolitan areas - Phoenix and Tucson. The Golden Corridor offers urban pleasures just a short drive away. The Fall and Winter season cranks up with lots of activities such as billiards, dart tournaments, ice cream socials, pot lucks, dances, dinners, arts & crafts and bingo, just to name a few. You will also be pleased with the pool, Jacuzzi, clean showers and restrooms, laundry room, dump station, propane, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard plus exercise room. It’s a great place to meet new friends from all over the country. We have 312 sites with 63 pull thru sites. Every site is considered a view site with a bird’s eye view of Picacho Peak. Some sites have phone service. Rates are reasonable. We have an on-site park model sales office to help you design your new home at great prices. Make your reservations now. If you stay 2 nights you will get the 3rd night FREE. This special expires 4/1/05 and is not valid with any other offers. The coffeepot is on! Take Interstate 10 to Exit 219 (between Tucson & Casa Grande). Follow the signs. Picacho Peak RV Resort is located at 17065 E. Peak Lane, Picacho, AZ. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 1100, Red Rock, AZ 85245 For more information visit www.picachopeakrv.com, email Picachopeakrv@aol.com or call 520466-7841. Kingman Blake Ranch RV and Horse Motel 9315 E. Blake Ranch Rd. 928-757-3336 www.blakeranchrv.com A full service RV Ranch with 57 spaces, 19 pull throughs, 38 back ins, pets allowed, cable TV, LP Gas, showers, dump station, Internet hook-up, rest rooms, game room, laundry, rec hall.
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April thru December Once you’ve parked your RV in one of our large deluxe RV sites you can relax in the sun around one of our four pools, or three hot tubs, or play golf, shuffleboard, tennis, bocce ball, or one of many other sport activities. Don’t forget the 336 Room Inn, Day Spa, Restaurant/Lounge & Market, Wellness Clinic, and planned activities. Instant on telephones at sites & Hi-speed wireless internet. Set your compass for the Voyager today!
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Lake Havasu City Havasu RV Resort 1905 Victoria Farms Rd. 928-764-2020 www.havasurvresort.com NEW!! Views of lake and mountains. 169 oversized lots for purchase or rent. Spacious Clubhouse with many amenities and large covered patio adjacent to game area. Heated pool and jacuzzi overlook the 9 hole putting green with water feature. We have it all including 100 amps, big rig sites, internet hookups, and pet friendly. Our city caters to our RV visitors. Many activities including a new senior center are in town. Sandpoint Marina and RV Park 7952 S Sandpoint Rd 928-855-0549 www.lakehavasu.com/sandpoint 173 sites, full hookups, swim beach, laundry, restaurant with full bar, watercraft rentals, 104 slip marina. Quartzsite Desert Sunset RV Park 480 N Central Blvd 928-927-6443 www.desertsunresorts.com Highway 95 100 sites, pets allowed, showers, handicap access, restrooms, game room, laundry facilities, & recreation hall Holiday Palms RV Park 375 W. Main St. 928-927-5666 www.g7inc.org/holidaypalms.htm 245 sites, 30 amps, telephone service available, satellite TV, patios, water, sewer hook up, library, spa, pool room, shuffleboard, laundry, rec hall, kitchen, horseshoe pits.
La-Z-Daze Trailer Park 410 S. Riggles Ave 928-927-6495 www.la-z-daze.com 163 RV sites, full hook-ups. Swimming pool, horseshoe pits. Restrooms and showers. Salome Desert Gold RV Resorts 46628 US Highway 60 928-927-7800 www.g7inc.org/desertgold.htm 551 sites. 30/50 amps, phone service available, satellite TV, patio, water, sewer hook up, library, swimming pool & spa, pool tables, craft room, laundry, propane on site, rec hall, kitchen, miniature gold course, horseshoes, picnic area. Wellton Coach Stop RV Park 30333 Wellton Mohawk Dr. 928-785-9798 182 RV sites, no tents, gravel, patios, back-ins, big rig sites, full hookups, 30/50 Amps, city water, restrooms, showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, shuffle board, horse shoes, rec hall, & game room. Season space reservations require four month stay. Ligurta Station RV Park 19702 Hwy 80, 928-785-9831 95 sites. Full hookups, Pool, hot tub, cafe, dance hall, laundry, showers, shuffleboard, Tier Drop Rv Park 28320 E. County 11th St. 928-785-9295 189 RV spaces, full hookups. Heated pool and spa, rec hall, pool hall, laundry, horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf course, activities.
Yuma Caravan Oasis Resort 10500 E. Frontage Road 928-342-1480 www.caravanoasisresort.com 460 RV sites. Pets allowed. Internet hookups, rec hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. El Prado Estates RV Park 6200 E. US Highway 95 928-726-4006 125 RV sites, full hookups (30amps), restrooms, showers, public phones, LP gas, laundry, & Rec hall. Located in quiet farming area over-looking green fields. Las Quintas Resort 10442 E. Frontage Road 928-305-9005 www.caravanoasisresort.com 460 RV sites. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. Shangri La RV Park 10498 E Frontage Rd 928-342-9123 www.shangrilarv.com 302spaces, big rig pull throughs, 30/50amp., rec room, shuffleboard, billiards, bingo, dancing, volleyball, swimming pool & spa, handicap access, free cable TV, telephone hookup, showers & laundry facilities, separate pet section Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E. 32nd St. 928-342-2992 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com 1075 sites. 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.
NORTH Camp Verde Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320 www.zanegreyrvpark.com From I-17 (exit 287) east on Hwy. 260 9 miles Entrance on left after bridge. Extra large, level, shaded pull thrus and back ins; big rig sites; meticulously clean, well landscaped Full hook ups 20-30-50-amp, new laundry, spa, showers, restrooms, modem friendly, LP gas, on running creek. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Dewey Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E. Hwy. 69 928-772-8266 www.orchardrvresort.com 402 RV sites, 55+, 290 pull-thrus (35x45), 315 full hook-ups (30/50 amps), CATV, city water, modem hu/office, restrooms & showers, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, LP gas. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, & game room. Happy Jack Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park Forest Rd.3, Mile Marker 2921/2 928-477-2805, 800-430-0385 www.happyjacklodge.com 73 RV spaces, pet restrictions, 4 tent sites, gravel, patios, big rig sites, full hookups, (30/50) amps. Restrooms & showers, clean-out station, security, public phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, firewood, food service, rec hall, playground, & game room.
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• 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. • Sedona/Cottonwood Area - There is government land located between Sedona and Cottonwood that permit up to two weeks for RVers and campers to stay in the middle of desert range land with the occasional cattle herds crossing. Dump stations and groceries are available in nearby Cottonwood. • 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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Munds Park Munds Park RV Campground 17550 Munds Ranch Rd. 928-286-1309 www.mundsparkrv.com 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 www.hon-dah.com 258 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 600 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. Show Low Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St., 928-537-4611 www.apolloproperties.com/waltners.htm Full hookups, Recreation Hall, age restriction, showers, activities CENTRAL Apache Junction Carefree Manor RV Resort 1615 N. Delaware Apache Junction 480-982-4008 From Jct of Hwy 60 & Ironwood Dr (exit 195), N 3.5 mi on Ironwood Dr to Teepee, W 0.2 mi. Good paved interior rds. Pets okay, no tents. SITES 140 total spaces. Avail: patios, back-ins (30 x 50), all full hookups (50 amps), city water. handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms & showers, security, laundry. heated pool, spa, horseshoes, rec hall, & public phone.
Gold Canyon RV & Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 480-982-5800* www.rvresortarizona.com 754 RV sites, full hookups. Age restrictions, electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, wireless internet available. LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, billiard room, recreation hall, classrooms, swimming, handiaccess, organized activities, computer lab, modem friendly, restroom, showers, sauna, & steam room. 9 hole golf course and golf shop. Rock Shadows Travel Trailer 600 S. Idaho Rd, 480-982-0450 www.rockshadowsrvresort.com 55+, Jct of Hwy 60 & Idaho Rd (exit 196), N 1.8 mi on Idaho. Pet rstctns, no tents, avail spaces: 120 gravel, patios, backins (35x38), 120 full hookups. Restrms/showers, pets OK, CATV, LP Gas, clean-out station, internet ready, game rm, public phone, security, laundry. Heated pool, spa, rec hall & activities. Sunrise RV Resort 1403 W. Broadway Ave. 480-983-2500 www.rvresortarizona.com 501 RV spaces, full hookups. Age restrictions. - 24 ft. length unit minimum. Modem hookup. laundry, exercise room, library, woodshop, billiard room, game & craft room. Tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball courts & recreation hall. Planned activities. Heated pool and hot tub. Pets allowed in pet area. Superstition Sunrise RV Resort 702 S. Meridian Rd., 480-986-4524 www.azrvresort.com 211 sites, full hookups. Good paved interior roads. Modem friendly, SATV. Restrooms & showers, public phone, laundry. Heated pool, spa, exercise room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, game room, rec hall, planned activities.
Casa Grande Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd 520-421-7000 www.palmcreekgolf.com 1600 RV sites, active adult (55+), luxury resort. All amenities - 18 hole golf course, pro shop, heated pool, spa, clubhouse, baseball diamond, rec hall, lawn bowling, 8 tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards, exercise room, game room, crafts rooms, computer center, wireless internet access, planned activities. Gravel sites, patios, full hookups (30/50 amps), city water, CATV, laundry, 24 hour security. Sundance 1 RV Resort 1920 N. Thorton Rd., 520-426-9662 www.sundance1rv.com 55+, 711 full hookups. Handicap access, CATV, modem hu/site. Restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Credit cards accepted. Coolidge Indian Skies RV Resort 1050 S. Arizona Blvd. 520-723-7831 www.indianskiesrvresort.com 242 RV spaces, electrical, cable. showers. laundry, craft room, rec room w/ pool table, library, hi speed internet, LP gas, pets allowed, age restriction, heated pool and spa El Mirage Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort 11201 N. El Mirage Rd. 623-583-0464 www.rvresortarizona.com 1075 site. Full hookups. 95 mobile home sites. In-park manager, social director, elegant club house with lounge, library and billiards, 18 hole Fuzzy Zoeler championship golf course, driving range and putting green, rec center, 2 jacuzzis and 2 saunas, large swimming pool, lawn bowling green, tennis and shuffleboard.
Gila Bend Augie’s Quail Trail RV Park Butterfield Trail 928-683-2850 www.augiesquailtrailrvpark.com 109 sites, full hookups. Peace and quiet and beautiful skies! Huge sites, clubhouse, laundry, restrooms, showers, handi access, meeting hall. Wheel Inn RV Park 606 W. Williams St. 928-683-2951 44 RV spaces, all pull-thrus and full hookups. Laundry, cable TV, public phone, patios, open all year. Gold Canyon Canyon Vistas RV Resort 6601 E. Hwy 60 #380 480-288-8844 www.cal-am.com 634 spaces, age restriction, pets allowed, handicap access,laundry facilities, LP gas, internet, showers & restrooms, game & rec hall, library, pool & spa, tennis, softball, chip n’ put, billiards, horseshoes, and planned activities Goodyear Phoenix West RV Resort 416 North Citrus Road 623-853-0537 www.destinyrv.com Full hookups, planned activities, heated pool and spa, fitness center, gas and propane services, internet access, laundry, shuffeboard, horseshoes, convenience store and gift shop, Maricopa Table Top RV Ranch 860 S. Maricopa Rd. 520-424-3813 125 RV spaces, full hookups. 30/50 AMP. Fire pit, BBQ, ramada, horseshoes, shuffleboard. Mesa Aztec Travel Trailer Resort 4220 E. Main St 480-832-2700 328 RV spaces, 55+, pets allowed, age restrictions, no tents. 100 gravel, patios, 100 full hookups (30/50 amps), city water. Restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, LP Gas, Handiaccess, Internet, activities, plus Putting Green.
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Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990 www.goodliferv.com 1163 RV sites, age restrictions, pet restrictions, 50 rental units, patios, full hookups, city water and sewage, cable TV available, restrooms, showers, public phone, laundry, security. 2 heated pools and spas, shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green, tennis courts, rec hall, computer lab, health club, silversmith, lapidary and ceramics, library, pool hall, weekly entertainment and dances. Post office and hair salon on site Orangewood Shadows RV Resort 3165 E. University Drive 480-832-9080 www.orangewoodshadows.com 474 RV sites, 55+, 100 full hookups, city water. Restrooms & showers, public phone, security, laundry. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Silver Sands RV Resort 9252 E. Broadway 480-984-6731 www.ssresort.com 178 sites, full hookups. Pool, hot tub, bathhouse, pool tables, library, laundry, horseshoes, putting green, shuffleboard. Valle Del Oro 1 452 S. Ellsworth Rd. 480-984-1146 800-626-6686 www.valledeloro.com 55+, From Jct. of Hwy. 60 & Ellsworth Rd. (exit 191), on NW corner of 60 and Ellsworth. Paved interior roads, pet section, no tents or pop-ups. SITES 1802 total spaces. Available patios, back-ins (35 x 50), big rig sites, full hookups (30/50 amps), city water. Restrooms & showers, security, laundry, & public phone, LP gas, limited food service. Heated pool, spa, exercise room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, tennis courts, billiards room, craft shops, woodworking, men/women softball teams, planned activities. Overgaard Wagon Master RV Park 3065 Hwy. 277 928-535-4004 60 sites, full hookups. Historical theme, family park, playground, clubhouse, restaurant, open year round. Payson Payson Campground and RV Resort 808 E. Hwy. 260 928-472-2267 60 sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, dump station, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall. Phoenix Desert Shadows Travel Trailer 19203 N. 29th Ave 623-869-8178, 800-595-7290 www.arizonaresorts.com 638 RV sites, full hookup, (30 & 50 amp receptacles), mostly seasonal sites, laundry, public phone, ice machine, patios. Rec hall, equipped pavilion, (indoor) pool, shuffleboard, planned activities, horseshoes. Pet restrictions, handiaccess. No tents. Age restrictions may apply. Open all year. Big rigs welcome.
Desert’s Edge RV Village 22623 N Black Canyon Hwy 602-789-6903 www.desertsedgerv.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. Picacho Picacho Park RV Resort 17065 E. Peak Lane I 10 Exit 219, 520-466-7841 picachopeakrv.com 312 spaces, pets allowed, gas available, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, dump station, handicap access, internet hook-up @ office, game and recreation hall. San Carlos Apache Gold RV Park Hwy. 70, 928-475-7800 www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com 60 sites, full hookups. Pets welcome! Cable TV, showers, laundry, heated pool and jacuzzi, within walking distance of the casino. Tempe Apache Palms RV Park 1836 E. Apache Blvd. 480-966-7399 www.apachepalmsrvpark.com 80 spaces, full hook-ups, no age restrictions on individuals but only 4 people per RV allowed, accept pets with restrictions (please call for more information), no tents, most sites have patios, elite sites offer immediate phone service on arrival, picnic tables and grills. Modem station at office, big-rig friendly, restrooms with showers, laundry room, heated pool and spa, reservations accepted, centrally located in the heart of Tempe with city bus access at gate. Tonopah Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N. 411th Ave., 623-386-3892 www.saddlemountainrvpark.com NEWLY EXPANDED 342 sites, 62 pullthrus, 20-30-50 amps, all sites include full hookups w/phone connections. Paved streets. 213 sites w/patios. Newly enlarged laundry/new machines, new activity center (modem), clean restrooms & showers, pool, tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes and shuffleboard, RV storage, LP gas, ice, vending machines, public phones, picnic gazebo area, dump station. Very competitive prices! Pet & People Friendly, come & check us out! Tortilla Flats Canyon Lake Marina 16802 N. E. Hwy 88 602-944-6504 www.CanyonLakeMarina.com 31 paved rv sites, 13 with electric and water.dump station on property. 19 tent sites,9 on the water pets, showers, restrooms Restaurant,camp store,boat rentals tour boat,boat slips available on the lake covered and uncovered.with electric and water. Dry storage also available. Marina memberships available. See marina office for special promotions.open all year. Reservation recommended.
CALIFORNIA Borrego Springs Palm Canyon Resort 221 Palm Canyon Resort Drive 760-767-5341 www.pcresort.com All 130 sites have full hook-ups with cable TV. Phone hook-ups are available in some sites for long term guests. Restaurant, lounge, store and laundromat all on the property. 60 unit hotel with swimming pool and jacuzzi. Cathedral City Desert Shadows RV Resort 69801 Ramon Rd. 760-321-7676 400 sites. Full hookup sites. Max 45’. AMP:50 Large, *over 55* resort with 2 clubhouses, 6 pools, 5 spas and 3 saunas. Gym, shuffleboard, billiards, putting green, lighted tennis, horseshoes. Dance studio, library, card room, gas BBQ picnic area. Min. 20 ft RVs no tents. Golf, shop and restaurants nearby. Reservations required. Pets allowed with restrictions.
El Centro Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd. 760-352-7061 www.westwindrvgolfresort.com 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. Hemet Golden Village Palms RV 3600 W. Florida Ave 858-456-9201 www.goldenvillagepalms.com 1019 sites, 65 pull throughs, RV clubs and organizations welcome, private meeting rooms, banquet rooms, ballroom, library, internet hookup, fitness center, billiard room, laundry facilities, 3 pools, spa, shuffleboard, volleyball, croquet, horseshoes and 9 hole putting green Mojave Kayo’s Travel Trailer Park 2121 E. Nadeau St. 661-824-2811 89 sites. Full hookup sites. Open year round. Children and pets welcome. Reservations accepted. Clean, safe, friendly downtown location. Laundry, showers.
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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.
CASA GRANDE Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd, 520-421-7000
1089 RV sites, 55+, no tents, gravel, patios, full hookups, (30/50amps), city water, modem h/u site, CATV, restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, spa, adult’s room, horseshoes, shuffleboard & rec hall, game room, planned activities.
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Fredonia 389 89A Jacob Lake Page 89A 89 98 67 Supai North Rim Grand Canyon Village Tusayan Cameron 64 89
Rainbow Bridge N.M. Navajo N.M. 564 Kayenta
Monument Valley Tribal Park 160 191
CLIFTON Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 www.cliftonrvpark.com
Camping and RV spaces, pull thrus, dump station, showers.
Mexican Water 160 160 Teec Nos Pos 64
Lake Mead Natl. Rec. Area Lake MeadHoover Dam
Grand Canyon National Park 89 Tuba City 264 160
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DEWEY Orchard RV Ranch 11250 E. Hwy. 69 928-772-8266 800-352-6305
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Temple Meadview Bar 93
EHRENBERG River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641 www.riverbreezerv.com
Rrec room, handicapped access, pool, spa, restrooms, showers, full hookups, cable. Open year round.
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Dolan Springs 93 66 Kingman 40 Peach Springs 66 Seligman
64 Williams 89
Wupatki N.M. 180 San Sunset Crater Francisco 6 Volcano N.M. Peaks FLAGSTAFF Leupp 99 89A Mormon Lake Sedona 179 Walnut Canyon N.M. 40 87
6 87 Indian Wells 77
FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, www.hon-dah.com
258 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 600 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.
Bullhead City Oatman 95 The London Bridge 40
Ash Fork Paulden
Joseph City Winslow Holbrook 377 277 Overgaard 77
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Chino Valley Prescott 96
Tuzigoot N.M. Jerome 89A 69 69 Dewey
Sanders Desert rs 40 Chambe 191 Petrified 61 Forest National Park 180 191 St. Johns 61 60
Lake Havasu City 95 Alamo Lake
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New expanded. 342 sites, 62 pullthrus, 20-30-50 amps, full hookups w/phone connections. 213 sites w/patios. Newly enlarged laundry/new machines, new activity center (modem), clean restrooms & showers, pool, tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes and shuffleboard, RV storage, LP gas, ice, public phones, dump station. Very competitive prices! Pet Friendly.
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Springerville Pinetope Lakeside sho 87 Lake 17 se 71 60 MESA Wickenburg Pleasant Hor Res. es. Eager 260 Greer Fiesta RV Resort Carrizo tt R 7 60 rtle 3811 E. University Dr., 480-832-6490 Aguila Morristown 95 Ba 72 Cave Creek Mt. Baldy Wenden 180 74 877-506-0071 87 60 Brenda Whiteriver Alpine 336 full hookups, 23 pull-throughs, Cable TV, 60 Carefree Roosevelt 188 Blythe restrooms, showers, laundry, recreational facilities, 73 77 Lake Quartzsite library, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, driving Sun City PHOENIX Ehrenberg 10 cage, ceramics, heated pool & spa, and golf nearby. Peoria Tonopah Scottsdale Glendale che Tempe 9 Mesa Kofa 5 PICACHO 88 Apa ake Tonto L Apache Jc National 12 Picacho Park RV Resort Buckeye N.M. t. 60 Wildlife Globe I-10 Exit 219, 520-466-7841 Gilbert 1 Superior 191 10 60 Refuge Chandler San Carlos picachopeakrv.com, email@example.com San 85 312 spaces, pets allowed, gas available, showers and Painted Rock restrooms, laundry facilities, dump station, handicap access, 79 95 77 Carlos 347 Res. internet hook-up @ office, game and recreation hall. Lake 87 70 Morenci Martinez Maricopa Florence Kearny Casa Hayden 78 TOMBSTONE Clifton Lake Grande 287 Gila Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 84 8 87 Dateland 77 Bend 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417 3 Yuma 191 2 Eloy Casa 8 75 Safford Grande N.M. 79 TONOPAH Barry M. Goldwater 70 85 Oracle Jct. Oracle Saddle Mountain RV Park Picacho 366 14 Air Force Range Mt. Graham 70 3607 N. 411th Ave. Peak
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TUCSON 86 Kitt Peak 286 19
Willcox Saguaro N.P. Benson 10 St. David
10 Dos Cabezas Chiricahua 186 Nat. Mon. 181
TUCSON Vista Del Rey Mobile Home Park 3405 N. Romero Rd., 520-888-1707 866-847-8777, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Sierra Trails RV Park 21282 Hwy. 14 760-373-4950 www.sierratrailsrvpark.com 60 sites. Full hookups. An oasis with grass and trees on our 5 acres. Pool, community room, lawn, cement patio, BBQ pits, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, satellite TV. Death Valley National Monument is half day drive which makes our desert oasis a fine enroute stop-over. Niland Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa 10590 Hot Mineral Spa Rd. 760-354-1315 www.bashfords.com 143 full hookup sites. Adult park. Open October through May. Quiet, relaxing, friendly. By scenic Chocolate Mtns. Hot mineral water baths. Showers, rec room, dances, bingo, other activities, RV storage. Pay fishing ponds. Church services. Horseshoes, billiards, card room. San Diego Campland on the Bay 2211 Pacific Beach Dr. 858-581-4200 www.campland.com 580 sites. 124 slips, a boat launch and a store. 2 swimming pools and jacuzzis, full marina, equipment rental, full market, laundry, game room, ice cream parlor/BBQ cafe, horseshoes, volleyball, showers, restrooms, pets allowed, events and entertainment. COLORADO Arboles Pinon Park Campground, RV Resort & Lodge 19 Lazy Lane 970-883-3636 www.colordaodirctory.com/pinonparkcamp/index.html Fishing, sailing.waters sports, marina, golf and much more. Located 35 mi. from Pagosa Springs and 40 mi. from Durango Silverton Red Mountain Motel & RV Park 970-387-5512 www.redmtnmotelrvpk.com Full hookups, showers, laundry, dump station, tent sites, playground, pets welcome, jeep and bicycle rentals, badmintion, volleyball and horseshoes
NEW MEXICO Alto Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground mile marker 1 Hwy 37 505- 336-4325 www.bonitohollow.com Closest campground w/hookups and showers to Bonito Lake. Play beach volleyball or horseshoes, hike in the wildlife. Rustic cabins, tenting area and BBQ pavilion. Good Sam Park and AAA approved Elk Run Cabins & RV Park Hwy. 48N at Airport Rd. 505-336-4240 www.ruidoso.net/elkrun Picturesque setting, spacious sites 50/30amp cable tv. Close to golf, fishing, skiing, mountain sports, shopping, dining and entertainment. eight acre mountain setting w/views and wildlife Glenwood Sundial Springs End of Forest Rd 519 505-539-2712 www.gilanet.com/sundialsprings Secluded wilderness area on San Francisco River, hot springs pools, 2 tent sites, 16 RV sites w/full hook-up, restrooms, showers, laundry, BBQ grills, picnic tables, secure, gated facility, river raft launch site w/shuttle service, view of bighorn sheep sanctuary Las Cruces Siesta RV Park 1551 Avenida de Mesilla 505-523-6816 www.siestarvpark.com Located near Historical Mesilla in the beautiful Mesilla Valley. Full hookups with 30 or 50 amps, Cable TV, laundry and showers. On site oil changes, windshield and RV repair Sunny Acres RV Park 595 N. Valley Dr. 505-524-1716 www.zianet.com/sunnyacres/ 80 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, showers, laundry, modem hookups, large park area. Good Sam, FFMCA, AAA, Passport America, Escapees discounts.
Ruidoso Rainbow Lake RV & Resort 806 Carrizo Canyon Rd. 505-630-2267 www.ruidoso.net/rainbow 53 RV Spaces with full hook ups, 18 Cabin Rentals, Lodge Cafe (Seasonal), Country Store, Gift Shop, National Forest, Trout Feeding Pond, Hiking and Biking Trails, Shuttle to Casino (Seasonal), laundry, rec room, creek on property, BBQ grills and picnic area. Twin Spruce RV Park 621 Highway 70 West 505-257-4310 www.ruidoso.net/twinspruce/ 111 spaces RV sites with full hook-ups water, electric and cable TV. Laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, adult sitting room, in-season swimming pool and computer station. Pets allowed, dump station, propane refill , handicap access. Centrally located, close to shopping, racetrack, and Casino Apache. NEVADA Mesquite Desert Skies RV Resort 350 E. Hwy. 91 928-347-6000 www.desertskiesresorts.com Interstate 15, exit 122, 189 sites, full hookups, cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, clubhouse, heated pool & spa, planned activities, horseshoes, card & craft rooms, general store, paved streets, telephones & internet access Laughlin Don Laughlin Riverside Resort 1650 S. Casino Drive 800-227-3849 702-298-2535 www.riversideresort.com email@example.com 740 spaces, pets allowed, cable YV, lp gas, showers, rest rooms, handicap access, dump station, laundry and game room with arcade inside resort. RV guests have access to al Riverside Resort amenities UTAH Mexican Hat Burch’s RV Park PO Box 310-337 435-683-2221 www.goutah.com firstname.lastname@example.org 7 sites. Full hookups. Laundry, restroom, showers, restaurant, store, located right on San Juan River.
Bryce Ruby’s RV & Campground 1280 S. Hwy 63, 435-834-5301 www.rubysinn.com 127 sites. Tepee and cabin rentals, dump station, propane, showers, laundry, swimming pool, spa and hot tub, restaurant adjacent. Shuttle to Bryce canyon. Chuckwagon dinner ride and country music show. Monument Valley Goulding’s Monument Valley Resort & RV Park 1000 Main St, 435-727-3225 www.gouldings.com Full hookups. 30/50 AMPS, paved interior roads, tent sites, modem hookup, satellite TV. Restrooms and showers, dump, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, heated pool, playground, lodge, dining, BBQ cabana. Virgin Zion River Resort 730 E. Hwy. 9, 435-635-8594 www.zionriverresort.com email@example.com Full hookups, 20/30/50 amp, concrete pads, paved roads, phone/modem lines, media room, snack bar, shuttle to park, convenience store, restrooms, pool and spa, kitchen, gift shop, laundry, game room, playground. MEXICO Kino Bay, Sonora Kino Bay R.V. Park Avendida Mar de Cortes final 011-52-662-2420216 www.kinobayrv.com 200 Full Hookups, beachfront location. Laundry, propane, fax services, ice, RV supplies, currency exchange, fishing tackle/cleaning house, hot water showers, bilingual staff, dump station, handicap access and internet hookup at office Puerto Penasco Playa De Oro RV Resort Apartado No. 76 011-52-638-383-2668 www.playadeoro-rv.com Full hookups, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, rec room, mini-market, security, boat launching & storage, and charter fishing.
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