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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | February 2017 | ArizonaKEY.com

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27 14 Renaissance Festival 20 Calendar of Events 27 Sedona Film Festival 70 The Grand Canyon 81 NAMTI Spa

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This Festival transports visitors to an European style fair filled with an agreeable rabble of knights, rogues, royalty and craftsmen, all roaming throughout a 30-acre village filled with delectable sights and sounds tantalizing the senses. All the Festival is a stage with a cast featuring more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, mermaids, acrobats and musicians. Explore 200 charming craft shops, 13 stages of non-stop entertainment, an arena for full-contact armored jousting, a living fountain, kitchens, pubs, and people powered games and rides. The Renaissance Festival experience is meeting and interacting with a variety of colorful characters, shopping for unique arts and crafts, and taking in a selection of over 150 shows every event day. There is a great variety of food for feasting, and a bevy of beverages including Medieval Margaritas, Da Vinci Coladas, Dukes of Daiquiri, wine, honey mead, beers and ales, along with soft drinks and lemonade. A popular attraction at the Festival are the live jousting tournaments held three times daily in the 5,000 seat arena, complete with knights on charging horses, clanging weapons and a great deal of braggadocio. The Faire features demonstrations of time honored crafts such as weaving, jewelry making, glass blowing, blacksmithing and pottery throwing. Shopping is fun and if you are looking for a unique gift; you shall surely find it at this bustling marketplace. A most special event within this giant event is The Pleasure Feast. This is a one and a half hour, five course medieval feast with live music and comedy entertainment, delicious food, plus festival souvenir. With limited seating twice daily, advance feast reservations are recommended. Don’t miss this time travel experience—see thee at the Faire. Saturdays & Sundays, February 11 through April 2nd, plus President’s Day, Monday, February 20th. More information at renfestinfo.com. Huzzah. AZ

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publisher’spage EVENTS GALORE

February in metro Phoenix and Tucson offers you blue skies, sunshine, heated swimming pools, nature trails, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and tall, cool drinks. And events. Lots of events! PGA Tour golf returns to the Valley of the Sun for the 82nd playing of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, the tournament tees up January 30th through February 5th at TPC Scottsdale. Last year’s tournament shattered attendance records on Friday (160,415) and Saturday (201,003), pushing the weeklong attendance mark to 618,365 enthusiastic fans. A sea of golf buffs had a lot to be excited about, as fan-favorite, Rickie Fowler, took on eventual champion, Hideki Matsuyama, in a thrilling four-hole playoff for the title on Sunday just before sundown. The Arizona Renaissance Festival begins this month and is open Saturdays & Sundays, February 11th - April 2nd, plus Presidents’ Day Monday February 20 from 10am to 6pm - Rain or Shine. This Festival transports visitors to an European style fair filled with an agreeable rabble of knights, rogues, royalty and craftsmen, all roaming throughout a 30-acre village filled with delectable sights and sounds tantalizing the senses. All the Festival is a stage with a cast featuring more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, mermaids, acrobats and musicians. Explore 200 charming craft shops, 13 stages of non-stop entertainment, an arena for full-contact armored jousting, a living fountain, kitchens, pubs, and people powered games and rides. See our spotlight article on page 81 for more information. The 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival runs from February 18th through the 26th. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Festival’s final weekend on Friday, Feb. 24. The concerts are part of the festival’s nine-day celebration of the best independent cinema from around the world, which will feature nine incredible days of 160 films, including narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign films, Academy Award-nominees and specialty films. Established among the nation’s most sought-after independent film festivals by filmmakers and audience members, the Sedona International Film Festival brings more than 10,000 film lovers to Sedona’s world-famous red rocks. Welcome to February in Arizona. From the events listed above, to many of the most memorable experiences featured throughout this issue, there really is something for everyone. Enjoy your stay - we’re glad to have you!

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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit MIM.org Concert: Pavlo Monday, February 6 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $33.50 - $43.50 Description: The award-winning Mediterranean guitar player Pavlo has been captivating audiences for over twenty years with his unique blend of Greek, flamenco, and Latin influences. Concert: Kaki King: The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body Saturday, February 18 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38.50 - $48.50

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LIVE MUSIC ALL MONTH Rusty Spur Saloon (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. ALL MONTH Four Peaks Arizona Amethyst Month (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Sami Fine Jewelry is proud to be the primary carrier of the most rare and beautiful amethyst in the world. Not only do they have the finest selection of Arizona’s most precious gem, they also offer a once in a life time opportunity to travel inside the Four Peaks mine. This is an exclusive helicopter tour that only happens a couple times a year. Call 480-837-8168 or samifinejewelry.com. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander ArizonaKEY.com

into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117 for more information. SATURDAYS Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s Car Show (SCOTTSDALE) Complete with 50’s era music provided by “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of anywhere from 250 – 500 cars, and up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, and aficionados, alike, The Pavilions at Talking Stick, 4-8pm, 480-362-2700 for additional details. THROUGH MAR 26 27th Annual Celebration of Fine Art (SCOTTSDALE) Visit 100 Artists’ Studios in Less Than One Day! art lovers will see work in all mediums, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, glass blowing, photography, furniture and more. Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm, located on the SW

corner of Hayden Rd and Loop 101 Scottsdale, $10, 480-443-7695. THROUGH MAY 31 John Coleman: Past/Present/ Future (SCOTTSDALE) Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. JAN 30 – FEB 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open (SCOTTSDALE) “The People’s Open” One of the PGA Tour’s top events, with the largest crowds on the tour, attracts the finest golfers in the world. Daily general admission is FREE on Monday and Tuesday, $40 Wednesday through Sunday. Children ages 17 & under are free when accompanied by an adult. TPC Scottsdale, 8am – 6pm, for more info and tickets visit wmphoenixopen.com. 21


 event calendar FEB 3 Artlink First Fridays (PHOENIX) Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces and on a free shuttle starting at the Phoenix Art Museum or at major stops on each route, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539.

FEB 10 - 12 Carefree Artisan Gifts & Chocolate Festival (CAREFREE) Savor the romance of Valentine’s Day weekend! Enjoy the finest chocolate & confections vendors and additional packaged culinary offerings along side a variety of jewelry, arts and fine gifts vendors. Carefree Desert Gardens, 10 – 5pm, 480-488-3686.

FEB 3 - 5 Glendale Chocolate Affaire (GLENDALE) Visitors will delight in the nearly 40 chocolate purveyors, featuring delights like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drizzled kettle corn, chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate-covered cheesecake and bananas, fried Twinkies, fried Snickers dipped in chocolate and much more! Families with children will enjoy a variety of activities, face-painting, carnival rides, a rock-climbing wall and more. Historic Downtown Glendale in Murphy Park, free, 623930-2299.

FEB 11 Parada del Sol Parade & Trails End Festival (SCOTTSDALE) The “World’s Largest Horsedrawn Parade.” Runs north up Scottsdale Rd from Oak to Indian School. Following the Parade, enjoy the Trails End Celebration in Old Town Scottsdale. Live music, shopping, food, Kids Zone & more, parade at 10am, 480-990-3179.

FEB 4 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Dance Contests, and Cash Prizes! Fort McDowell Casino, starts at Midnight, 1-800-THE-FORT. FEB 10 – 12 69th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo (WICKENBURG) This event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. The parade is on Saturday the 11th at 10am, and one of the largest in Arizona with over 100 entries including 1,000 horses within the entry classes, Classic Automobiles, floats, marching bands, and youth groups. Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 4pm, in the downtown district on February 11-14. For more information, call 928-6845479 or VisitWickenburg.com. 22

FEB 11 Arizona Strong Beer Festival (PHOENIX) 17th Annual Celebration of Craft Beer with over 130 breweries and over 450 craft beers on tap. Steele Indian School Park, 1pm-5pm, $45; VIP $75, 602-341-5724. FEB 11 Johnny Rivers Concert (SCOTTSDALE) Take a trip back in time with hits like “Memphis,” “Secret Agent Man” and “Poor Side of Town.” The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734. FEB 11 – 12 Uncommon Markets (SCOTTSDALE) Find fabulous new things to wear, things to hang, things to give, things to share, things to eat, things to drink, things to entertain, things to enjoy! Be entertained by local musicians. Salt River Fields, 10-5pm, tickets, 480-270-5000. FEB 11 – 12 Street Eats Food Truck Festival (SCOTTSDALE) Sample food from over 70 different food trucks in the

Phoenix valley, enjoy the good vibes of local musicians or take on one of the many food eating contests! Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 11 am – 6pm, tickets, 480-270-5000. FEB 11 – APR 2 (SAT & SUN) Arizona Renaissance Festival (APACHE JUNCTION) Don’t miss the BEST Day Out in History featuring a 13-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts faire, a Jousting Tournament & a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure! Weekends & President’s Day (Feb 20th), 10 - 6 pm, Rain or Shine, 520-463-2600, RenFestInfo.com. FEB 17 Art Walk (CHANDLER) Fine art, dozen of local artists, free kids art activities, great eateries and unique shops. Historic Downtown Chandler, 6pm – 10pm, free,TALIESIN 480-855-3539. WEST FEB 17 Talking Stick Food Truck Roundup (SCOTTSDALE) Gourmet food trucks from around the state will serve up some of your favorite eats. Courtyard Marriott, 5201 N Pima Road, 11-2pm, 888-979-5010. FEB 24 – 26 Great Fair (FOUNTAIN HILLS) This three day juried art fair features nearly 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe, and attracts 200,000+ visitors. Avenue of the Fountains, free admission, 10–5pm, 480-837-1654. FEB 25 Classic Car & Hot Rod Show (CHANDLER) 240+ registered classic cars and hot rods! Highlights pre1980’s classic cars & hot rods with a food court, Beer Garden featuring local bands and a marketplace with arts and crafts from local artisans. Downtown Chandler, 10-4pm, free, 480-389-7709.

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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (Coupon Page 61)

FEB 3 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm-8pm. Ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations, 800-288-7336 for additional information.

ALL MONTH Live Music at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928282-5321.

FEB 4 12th Annual Sedona Marathon (SEDONA) Features four distances sure to take your breath away: 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon. This scenic race attracts athletes from around the globe to enjoy Sedona’s red rocks up close and personal. “If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the hills will!” For further details, visit SedonaMarathon.com.

MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) M.I.T. Honors Graduate, Pete A. Sanders Jr., teaches how to understand and tap Sedona’s famous Vortexes for enhanced prayer, meditation, mind/body healing and outside the box creative thinking. Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 1-2:30pm, $15, to reserve a seat call 928-203-5353. TUESDAY - SATURDAY Live Entertainment at Timbers Lounge (PINETOP) Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center features 800 of the newest slots & poker room and 128 oversized hotel rooms. Enjoy FREE live entertainment Tuesday - Saturday at Timbers Lounge, call 1-800-WAY-UP-HI (800-929-8744). FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment & Dance at Dragonfly (CAMP VERDE) Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s Dragonfly Nightclub is the place to enjoy live music, dancing and fun every Friday & Saturday night starting at 9pm, 800-381-SLOT.

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FEB 4 First Saturday Art Walk (JEROME) Visit 30+ unique art studios and galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more, 5-8 pm, 928-649-2277.

of the very fabric of the American West. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets and further details, 928-777-1370. FEB 14 Rod Stewart Tribute (PINETOP) Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart in the Conference Center at Hon-Dah Resort Casino, doors 7pm, show at 8pm, tickets and packages call 800-9298744. Must be 21 or older. FEB 18 – 26 23rd Sedona International Film Festival (SEDONA) Threetime Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Festival’s final weekend on Friday, Feb. 24. Enjoy nine incredible days of 160 films, including narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign films, Academy Awardnominees and specialty films. Tickets and more information, 928-282-1177 or www.sedonafilmfestival.org. (See Story Page 27)

FEB 10 – 12 2017 Annual Valentine’s Artist Show (SEDONA) Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art invites you to join them for the annual Valentine’s Artist show. Named one of the 25 best galleries in America, you don’t want to miss this special event! 800-526-7668 for additional information.

FEB 24 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Showcasing regional & international photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry & wearable art! Meander the streets & courtyards to discover a virtual feast for the eyes & soul. Various locations, 5pm-7pm, 800-266-7534.

FEB 11 Sons of the Pioneers (PRESCOTT) Legends of Western Music. Their signature songs “Cool Water” and Tumbling Tumbleweeds” were placed in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Other songs, such as “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” have become part

FEB 25 59TH Street Bridge (PRESCOTT) The ultimate tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. 59th Street Bridge brings back the magic and melody of this classic duo with “spot on” perfection. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370.

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Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison & nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves & adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (WINSLOW) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, located off Interstate 40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Enjoy guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and Subway Sandwich shop. Save $5 off Two Adult Admissions with Ad on Page 73! 800-289-5898. ALL MONTH Twin Arrows Casino Resort (FLAGSTAFF) Tucked within a

picturesque view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, enjoy gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, just east of Flagstaff, 855-946-8946. FEB 3 First Friday ArtWalk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and entertainment, unique dining, meet local artists and shop for local artwork at galleries in historic downtown. 6-9 pm, free, 928-779-2300. FEB 11 3rd Annual Chocolate Walk (FLAGSTAFF) A one day chocolate tasting adventure where you can enjoy all different varieties of chocolates; exploring downtown businesses in a unique and flavorful way. Flagstaff Visitor Center, 11-3pm, 928-213-2951.

FEB 14 10th Annual Valentine’s Day Concert (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer in concert. The Flagstaff Arts Council serves chocolate and wine prior to the concert in the gallery. Coconino Center for the Arts, 6:30pm, tickets 928-779-2300. FEB 20 School is Out and Kids are FREE (FLAGSTAFF) School is out and kids 17 and under are free until 5pm. Family-friendly, astronomy-themed programs and activities from 10–5pm. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358. FEB 20 Atmosphere: Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour (FLAGSTAFF) Featuring special guests Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill, LAST WORD. The Orpheum Theater, 7pm, tickets 928556-1580. The event is 16 and older.

Tucson + Southern AZ ALL MONTH Biosphere 2 Tours (ORACLE) Come experience Biosphere 2 for yourself and find out why Time Life Books named it “One of the 50 mustsee wonders of the world!” Beneath 6,500 panes of glass lives a rainforest, coastal fog desert, marsh, savannah, million-gallon ocean and much more, 520-838-6200 or visit Biosphere2.org. FEB 4 Savor Food & Wine Festival (TUCSON) 60+ of the region’s finest chefs, wineries, breweries, local foods and restaurants highlighting menu tastings. Tucson Botanical Garden, 113pm, tickets 520-797-3959. 21+ FEB 8 - 12 58th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts (TUBAC) Arizona’s longest running outdoor arts festival features

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FEB 11 Bisbee After 5 ArtWalk (BISBEE) Over 30 participating shops and galleries, special sales, promotions, drawings, live entertainment and refreshments and artist’s receptions until 8pm, 520-432-3554. FEB 17 - 19 Vigilante Days (TOMBSTONE) Gunfight reenactments, street entertainment, chili cookoff, raffle and more! Allen Street, 10 – 4pm, 888-457-3929. FEB 23 Tucson Rodeo Parade (TUCSON) A colorful parade now known as the “largest non-motorized parade in the country,” celebrates 92 years! Parade route begins at Ajo and Park Avenues, 9am, 520-294-1280 for additional information.

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hree-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Sedona International Film Festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to the Festival’s final weekend on Friday, Feb. 24. The concerts are part of the festival’s nine-day celebration of the best independent cinema from around the world, which will feature nine incredible days of 160 films, including narrative features, documentaries, shorts, foreign films, Academy Award-nominees and specialty films. Established among the nation’s most sought-after independent film festivals by filmmakers and audience members, the Sedona International Film Festival brings more than 10,000 film lovers to Sedona’s world-famous red rocks. Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials - his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. In addition to Hornsby and Feinstein, the 2017 Festival will feature a mid-week salute to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway. Terry Barber, a former member of the two-time Grammy Award winning group “Chanticleer”, sings songs that we all know and love from Broadway’s most famous shows, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 18 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the For tickets and more information, Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona call 928-282-1177 or visit Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. AZ www.SedonaFilmFestival.org

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concerts make Fountain Hills/ Fort McDowell the Gem of the Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike 50-plus miles of trails or pick from five PGA golf courses. 480-837-1654 Glendale – is home to one of the hottest sports and entertainment districts in the country as well as the world’s top concerts and shows, signature restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. Glendale offers families endless fun thanks to Arizona’s biggest water park, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, a chocolate factory, nearby theaters, museums and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish our fairways, tennis courts, hiking trails and nearby regional lake. 623-930-4500 AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000. 2. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 3. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment, panoramic views at Orange Sky Restaurant, 36-holes of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and fabulous live entertainment. 480-850-7777. 30 30

4. THE PHOENIX ZOO – The non-profit Phoenix Zoo is Home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. 602-286-3800. 5. RUSTY SPUR SALOON – Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. 6. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Discover the finest in Native American Art and Jewelry at Gilbert Ortega Gallery - 480990-1808. Looking for unique southwest gift items? Visit Bischoff’s Shades of the West - 480-945-3289. Visit Sibley’s West in Chandler showcasing the unique gift items of over 200 Arizona Artists and Businesses! 480-899-4480.

Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 8. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 480-627-5340. 9. HORSEBACK RIDES – MacDonald’s Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy Trail Rides, Hayrides and Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Western Games and more! 480-585-0239. 10. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. AZ

7. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a

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360 HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 haroldscorral.com Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All the BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. The wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona.

VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • www.venetotrattoria.com Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.

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360 RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • www.rustyspursaloon.com Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon serves up great live country and western music daily. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Lunch served daily from 11 - 4pm.

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360 HARD ROCK CAFE 3 South 2nd Street, Suite 117 Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1-602-261-7625 hardrock.com An electrifying vibe. Jaw-dropping memorabilia. And a legendary menu. Don’t miss this world-famous cafe in the heart of the action: Copper Square downtown Phoenix. Located at the corner of 2nd St. and Jefferson.

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360 BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST 7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • www.shadesofthewest.com Founded in 1971, Shades of the West continues to be the most unique shopping destination in Old Town Scottsdale. Featuring a wide variety of custom leather goods & jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, Southwestern foods, pottery from Mexico and much more. Bischoff’s Gallery features Southwest home décor, books and museum quality art.

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360 GILBERT ORTEGA GALLERY 3925 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-990-1808 Gilbert Ortega is a nationally recognized dealer of Native American Art and Jewelry that has been operating for over 50 years. Located in Old Town Scottsdale at Main Street & Scottsdale Road.

360 HIGH SOCIETY BOUTIQUE 10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 • www.highsocietyresale.com Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal.

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ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxurious venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in an urban setting. Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon, Gilbert Ortega, and The Great Australian Bakery. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4

THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4 SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / Scottsdale Map J4 SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting including Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback / Scottsdale Map N3

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MACDONALD’S RANCH Conveniently located just 5 miles north of the 101 and Scottsdale Road. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

CALL (480) 585 - 0239 | www.macdonaldsranch.com Trail Rides (offering private, group or moonlight rides)* Hayrides and Cookouts* Stagecoach Rides* Western Town Ambience & Giftshop Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Western Games (like Steer head roping, Horeseshoe throwing, and much more!) *Call for pricing and availability.

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THE HALL OF FLAME is America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain.

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Custom Tours and Day Trips Throughout Beautiful Arizona!

t Destinations include Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Tombstone, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Apache Trail, Jerome, Bisbee & more! t Enjoy Scenic Drives, Historic Sites, Native American Ruins, Wine Tours, etc. t Flexible pickup options at many Metro Phoenix locations. t Family Friendly - DVD system on board - bottled water & cold drinks provided. t Private and semi-private tours for groups of all sizes. t Single day and overnight tours available - Contact us today!

Don’t Miss! The Taos Society of Artists January 10 – April 30, 2017

Featuring the 19 artists of an early groundbreaking school of American painting 3830 N. Marshall Way  Scottsdale 480-686-9539  scottsdalemuseumwest.org Sponsored by Ernest L. Blumenschein, The Chief Speaks, 1917, oil on canvas; Private Collection, photo courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.

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Experience the Old West, the New West & the Next West™

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360 WESTWIND AIR SERVICE 888-869-0866 www.westwindairservice.com An experience of a lifetime! Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 3 0 6 360 6 30

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360 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, 85259 480-627-5340 www.franklloydwright.org Taliesin West in northeast Scottsdale is ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was a bold new concept for desert living. Guided public tours range from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd.

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Come explore the future of our planet. For the past ten years, the University of Arizona Biosphere 2 has been diving deeper, looking closer and advancing science on an unparalleled scale to better understand our changing planet. Come explore the world’s largest living research center. Come discover Biosphere 2.

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Life Gets Wild Here. Introducing new rides in the new Adventureland including an exhilarating 100 foot high Vertigo Swing, exciting family Roller Coaster, breathtaking Soaring Eagle Zip Line and a fun Flying Scooter. All centered around new exhibits featuring Bears, Buffalo, Javalinas, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, monkeys and more.

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906. 2. CAREFREE DESERT GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree. 3. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047. 4. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812. 54

5. CAREFREE FARMERS MARKET – Open every Friday from 9am - 1pm during October - May. Artfully located under the Carefree Sundial located within the Desert Gardens. Features may include fresh, local, seasonal produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. 480-4883686. 6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398. 7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757.

Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764. 9. THE SPA AT CAREFREE – Step inside, & enjoy exclusive services for men and women a full array of skin care therapies, aromatherapy, hair salon services and body treatments. Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 888-692-4343. 10. FRONTIER TOWN – Wooden boardwalks lead to many fun and wonderful gift shops, surrounded by antiques, wagons and western artifacts. One of the last old west towns in Arizona, and full of history and folklore passed down over the years. AZ

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JANUARY 20 - 22 Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival FEBRUARY 10 - 12 Carefree Artisan Gifts and Chocolate Festival MARCH 17 - 19 Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival APRIL FREE Sunday Concerts in Pavilion 1:00 - 3:00 pm The Town of Carefree welcomes visitors to our Carefree Desert Gardens which is open 365 days a year. Live Carefree!

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Glendale/West Valley 1. WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO, AQUARIUM & SAFARI PARK – Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 85 exhibits and the all new 15-acre Safari Park. See ad page 53 for special offer. 623-935-9453. 2. WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Conveniently located in Glendale, just East of the Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue. 623-385-7502. 3. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623935-3811. 4. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, 56

interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906. 5. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM - Home of the NFC Champions Arizona Cardinals, and is also adjacent to Westgate City Center. Call for special events or take a tour of this massive stadium. 623433-7100. 6. STROLL IN THE GARDENS – 1,000 cactus, trees and shrubs await you desert style, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour at Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the library to check out a listening wand, so you may learn the names of the foliage. 623-930-3596. 7. FOR THE “CHOC-O-HOLIC” IN ALL OF US – The Cerreta Candy Company has been making candy by hand for over 40 years. Enjoy a guided tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a nonguided video tour anytime. 623-930-9000.

8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811. 9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200. 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602-372-7460. AZ

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You’ll Love Every Minute Glendale & Arizona’s West Valley It is more than a perfect blend of the old and the new, the wild and the tame, the luxurious and the rustic. With so much to see and do, you’ll love every minute of your visit. Call us for your personalized itinerary at 623.930.4500.

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POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of well-groomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 800-266-7534 Cottonwood & Verde Valley – Located in the “heart” of Arizona, the Verde Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. With its state parks, historic sites and enticing attractions, the Verde Valley offers activities for all ages. There is an assortment of hotels, RV Parks, campgrounds and restaurants to choose from, all within close proximity to the parks, at-

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. PINK JEEP TOURS – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 55 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 800-8733662 . 2. CLIFF CASTLE CASINO HOTEL – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. Voted Arizona’s #1 Casino 17 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT. 3. EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART – Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. 800-526-7668. 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones 64

Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660. 5. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY17 for special savings. 928-5672840. 6. KACHINA HOUSE – Kachina House is the ultimate destination for authentic Native American art, artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Find Kachina dolls, Hopi Baskets, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so much more. 866-587-0547. 7. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in an airplane. 888.866.7433. Mention KEY2017 for Special Savings.

8. THE ART & SOUL OF SEDONA – Tasteful galleries and unique shops live in harmony at Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek. Wander, shop, eat, drink & refresh the body and soul. 928-282-4838. 9. VERDE VALLEY BALLOONS – Enjoy panoramic views of the Verde Valley and surrounding areas during your balloon ride with Verde Valley Balloons located in Cottonwood. Reservations are required. Please call 928-756-3231 for an adventure of a lifetime! 10. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS – One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks, the Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. Must-see. AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly from a century ago, you’ll be at no loss to find a great place to eat, to view exemplary works of art, or to simply cool your heels and people-watch. 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122. 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434. 4. PRESCOTT STATION Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located 66

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of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts. A must-see when in Prescott. 928-445-1230.

5. CITY OF PRESCOTT LAKES - With kayak, canoe and bicycle rental at all three lakes via Prescott Outdoors, you’ll have no problem planning your outdoor escape to enjoy all the natural bounty that Northern Arizona has to offer. 928-9251410.

9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the Mile-High Trail System in and around Prescott containing approximately 28 miles of beautiful trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System.

6. HERITAGE PARK ZOOLOGICAL SANCTUARY - A non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Open year round, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. 877-778-6008.

10. ANTIQUE ROW - Browse and shop in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere where specialty boutiques and interesting galleries offer shoppers a delightful diversion. This historic city has long been known as one of the West’s best places to shop for antiques. AZ

7. ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE - Features 36 holes of championship golf in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., the two courses sport bent grass greens and bluegrass. 928-777-1888. 8. THE SMOKI MUSEUM – This treasure documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety

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ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision. Flagstaff – Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200 restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and our Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. 800-956-6123 or flagstaffarizona.org. Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumbermen,

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remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. experiencewilliams.com AZ

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“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison--beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” 
— President Theodore Roosevelt ENJOYING THE SOUTH RIM Individual interests, available time, weather, and health considerations can influence your visit to the South Rim. Use the information available on the web site, www.nps.gov/grca/, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 70

The Rim Trail winds along the rim for more than 13 miles (21 km), much of it paved and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. The Greenway, a broad, paved pathway suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wheelchairs, leads two miles (3 km) from Grand Canyon Visitor Center to Grand Canyon Village. A separate segment heads east from Hermits Rest along the rim. The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend steeply into the canyon. Rangers present programs—walks, talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. Check in The Guide for programs during your stay. VISITOR CENTERS The National Park Service staffs several visitor centers on the South Rim. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally. Grand Canyon Visitor Center Located near Mather Point The largest visitor center on the South Rim is a good stop for an introduction to Grand Canyon and for assistance in planning your visit.

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IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. grandcanyonlodges.com, (888) 297-2757.

Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289. 2. METEOR CRATER – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898. See Ad Page 73 for Savings. 3. TWIN ARROWS CASINO RESORT – Enjoy promotions, gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff, 855946-8946. 4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itinerar74

ies, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888. 6. LOWELL OBSERVATORY – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-774-3358. 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 800-999-2137 (Pink Jeep)

8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228. 10. GRAND CANYON WEST SKYWALK – The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe, is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge extending guests 70 feet past the canyon edge and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. Tours also include other points of interest and unique canyon views. 928-769-2636. AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Southern Arizona 1. BIOSPHERE 2 - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Come experience Biosphere 2 for yourself and find out why Time Life Books named it “One of the 50 must-see wonders of the world!” Tours take you inside the world’s largest living research center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Beneath 6,500 panes of glass lives a rainforest, coastal fog desert, marsh, savannah, million-gallon ocean and much more. 520-838-6200 or visit Biosphere2.org 2. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 • www. azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/ (pictured right) 3. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com

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4. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 • www.nps. gov/tuma/

8. COLOSSAL CAVE Explore the ancient crystal cave which is on the National Register of Historic Places. See beautiful cave formations while your guide shares the Cave’s history, legends and geology. 520-647-7275 • colossalcave.com

5. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-883-2701 • desertmuseum.org

9. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520-3982704 • www.tubacaz.com

6. MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. 520-294-2624 • www.sanxaviermission.org

10. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Reenacted daily at 2pm 520-4573456 • okcorral.com AZ

7. PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Where history takes flight! Tour one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. 520-574-0462 • pimaair.org

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corner Arizona Visitors Ask…? BY JOHNNY FENTON, M.A. CONCIERGE, OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT

Q. Where can I buy some authentic Arizona jewelry for that special Valentine? A. Forget the dopamine, the serotonin and the oxytocin—nothing hastens the chemistry of love like the gleam and sparkle of a gem. In fact the gift of a bauble—some say—can cause an actual shift in the vibrational space/time continuum between two individuals! And Arizona’s unique geology and Native Peoples provide a “harvest” of beautifully cut and set gemstones. If you’re on the trail of Arizona’s state gemstone—turquoise—with a history of use as jewelry adornment that’s traced to prehistoric times beginning with the Hohokam to present-day Navajo and Zuni craftsmen, plan an adventure to the Four Corners region in Northern Arizona. This marks the only place in the United States where the borders of four states meet, namely Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Experience Teec Nos Pos on Highway 160 (Navajo translation: “cottonwood trees in a circle”) just five miles from the state’s northeastern border, one of this country’s few remaining traditional century-old trading posts-- with views of the snow-capped San Juan Mountains to the east and sheep grazing nearby. Among the ceremonial kachinas and deer hides, yarns, blankets and baskets, you will find displays of silver, garnet and turquoise jewelry crafted into bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants, bola ties and belts by Navajo and Zuni artists Charlie John, Violet Nez and others. Here you can purchase this classic touchstone of the Southwest’s rich cultural heritage for a fraction of what you will pay in urban gift shops—just by taking a side trip back in time and thinking outside the jewelry box. See if you can top this quest for a native Arizona gem! Suppose you would like to find the February birthstone for a significant someone or an appropriate sixth wedding anniversary commerative. Request granted! Arizona is home to the only commercially-run amethyst mine in the U.S. Twenty miles north of Phoenix in the rugged Mazatzal Mountains of the Tonto National Forest, the Four Peaks Mine has been in operation since the early 1900s. And intriguingly, Spanish records reflect accounts of large shipments of amethyst from this Central Arizona lode in the 18th century. Tours in Spain of the crown jewels recount the origin of these Arizona amethysts. The storied mine owned and operated by the proprietors of Sami Fine Jewelry, requires a helicopter to transport the raw material out and hand tools are all that are allowed to extract the amethyst as there is no running water or electricity available. This quartz like material weighing 1000 pounds nets 50 pounds of cuttable amethyst. Amethyst is derived from a Greek word surrounding the mythical God Bacchus and was an amulet worn to prevent intoxication. In modern times the stone is believed to convey wisdom, understanding and comfort for the grieving. The owners of Four Peaks Mine in Fountain Hills also mine

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peridot on the San Carlos Reservation and Ant Hill garnet also known as Arizona Ruby in the Four Corners region on the Navajo Reservation Tour schedules for the Four Peaks Mine and other fascinating details is available on their website samifinejewelry.com. Two nationally-recognized retail dealers of authentic Native American Jewelry, both traditional and contemporary that are recommended by greater Phoenix concierges are located in the Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District. These upscale shops are the Gilbert Ortega Gallery (480) 990-1808 operating for 50 years and the Faust Gallery (480) 200-4290 that views Native American art of the Southwest as an expression of spirituality. You can be lauded for exquisite timing by that certain someone if you are visiting Southern Arizona the first two weeks in February (through February 12th) when Tucson holds “the world’s greatest treasure hunt”—it annual international Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Started by the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society in 1955, this vast and expansive extravaganza is a time when literally hundreds of millions of dollars worth of precious gemstones, crystals and minerals of every conceivable type and design are transported here to be bought, sold, traded and haggled over or merely admired. Mingle in this playground with wholesale buyers, sellers, jewelers, gemologists, import-export dealers, bargain hunters and businessmen and women from all over the world’s markets through a maze of hotel rooms, ballrooms, tents, food trucks and musicians. While some of the more than 40 shows are private, the vast majority are open to the public (tucsongemshows.org) AZ

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Arizona KEY Travel Guide - February 2017  

For a truly memorable adventure, Pink Jeep Tours takes you from the Red Rocks of Sedona to the Grand Canyon! This month also features the Se...

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