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publisher’spage THE NORTH RIM & GRAND CANYON LODGE Nearly five million people see Grand Canyon each year. A much smaller number of people see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles (as the condor flies) directly across the Canyon from the South Rim. The North Rim rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible. Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May of each year. Even in good weather it’s harder to get to: it’s 220 miles by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles by foot across the Canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails. Sitting atop the Kaibab Plateau, 8,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level with lush green meadows surrounded by a mixed conifer forest sprinkled with white-barked aspen, the North Rim is an oasis in the desert. Here you may observe deer feeding, a coyote chasing mice in the meadows, a mother turkey leading her young across the road, or a mountain lion slinking off into the cover of the forest.


Visitors in the spring may see remnants of winter in disappearing snowdrifts or temporary mountain lakes of melted snow. The summer with colorful wildflowers and intense thunderstorms comes and goes all too quickly, only to give way to the colors of fall. With the yellows and oranges of quaking aspen and the reds of Rocky Mountain maple, the forest seems to glow. Crispness in the air warns of winter snowstorms soon to come. The North Rim offers a very different visitor experience. Solitude, awe-inspiring views, a slower pace, and the feeling of going back in time are some of the many attributes the North Rim has to offer. Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon is often the first prominent feature visitors see, even before viewing the canyon. The highway ends at the lodge. The lodge’s sloped roof, huge ponderosa beams, and massive limestone facade fit its 8,000-foot setting, but where is Grand Canyon? To experience the full impact of the design of the lodge, take the historic route. Go through the front entrance. Walk across the carpeted lobby and descend a stairwell. Shining through great windows across the sun room is the much-anticipated first view of Grand Canyon. Welcome to Arizona. I invite you to discover the uniqueness of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.

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Wildlife Park, the Verde Canyon Railroad and the majestic red rocks of Sedona. Explore by day and play at night. Experience for yourself why Cliff Castle Casino has been voted the number one casino in the state of Arizona for 18 years in a row! All casinos have slot machines and table games. What they don’t have is the level of commitment to guest satisfaction, friendly team members and a warm and welcoming environment that you’ll find at Cliff Castle Casino. And coming this summer, Cliff Castle will open a brand new luxury Hotel. Visit for information on hotel packages, dining options and promotions. Cliff Castle Casino is the perfect place to play. AZ

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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 Concert: Catherine Russell Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35.50–$45.50 This blues and jazz artist is a one-of-a-kind musician and vocalist. The Huffington Post praises her “astonishingly rich, multi-faceted voice that can swing, lilt, belt, and sweetly croon with equal ease.” She has toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Jackson Browne. Concert: Judy Collins Friday, July 14, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $63.50–$73.50 Folk music does not produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. Throughout her career, she has garnered several top-ten hits and numerous gold- and platinum-selling albums. Her version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. Concert: Amadou and Miriam Monday, July 31, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $48.50–$63.50 In the last few years, Amadou and Mariam, have become the most popular sonic export from Mali. They produce Afro-blues music that mixes traditional Mali sound with rock guitars, Syrian violins, Cuban trumpets, Egyptian ney, Indian tablas, and Dogon percussion.


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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 Desert Diamond Casino (GLENDALE) A good time is never far away. Which is why Desert Diamond West Valley Casino’s shuttle, the Jackpot Express, picks up and drops off at several locations throughout the West Valley area. Located right in the heart of Glendale’s entertainment district. Where jackpots hit close to home. Visit or 866.DDC.WINS. TUESDAY - SUNDAY Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition (SCOTTSDALE) This exhibition, on loan from The A.P. Hays Collection, includes 100 striking and

historically important portrayals of one of the world’s most revered natural wonders. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. THURSDAYS (THROUGH JULY 20) Glendale Summer Band Concert Series (GLENDALE) The FREE concert series takes place each Thursday at 8pm through July 20, in the Murphy Park Amphitheater, 59th Avenue & Glenn Drive, 623-930-2299. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117. LIVE MUSIC THUR-SAT Live Music at Harold’s Corral (CAVE CREEK) Harold’s is THE place in Cave Creek, Arizona for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Enjoy live music every Thursday – Saturday, 480-488-1906.

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 information. JUNE 30 - JULY 4 Fourth of July Freedom Fest (SCOTTSDALE) Celebrate America’s birthday and the resort’s 30th birthday with a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show and poolside fun! Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 480-585-4848, for more information.


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This festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5:30pm on July 3rd with an outside BBQ and Bar! There will be 2 LIVE bands - Hillbilly Deluxe and Crown Kings. Kids activities include mobile game truck, face painting, shaved ice and more. Admission is free with open seating, first come first serve. Food & Activities are not included with admission. Cash only, ATMS located on site. Reserved seats are available: 2 Seats $15, 4 Seats $20, or 10 Seats $35. Make your reservations today 480-488-1906 or Harold’s Cave Creek Corral • 480-488-1906 •

JULY 1 Red, White & Rawhide (CHANDLER) Great music, tasty food, fantastic fireworks. Rawhide Western Town, 4pm - close, $25, Kids 5 & under free, $10 parking, 480-502-5600. JULY 3 Lake Pleasant Fireworks Show (PEORIA) Festivities include kids activities, a DJ & food trucks, fireworks starting at 9 pm. Lake Pleasant Marina, 3pm - 11pm, 928-501-5270. JULY 4 Tempe Town Lake Festival (TEMPE) Fireworks Spectacular, concert stage, live music, inflatable kid’s Ride village, water fun and games. Tempe Beach Park, gates open at 5pm, tickets, 480-350-5189. 22

JULY 4 Westgate Firework Fest (GLENDALE) Live music, family entertainment, dinner deals, open-air beer garden and more – all before a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm! Westgate Entertainment District, 5pm-9:30pm, 623-385-7502. JULY 4 4th of July All-American Festival (PEORIA) Enjoy an evening full of entertainment and the most colorful fireworks in the skies, Water Zone, a Kids Zone, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament, concessions and live music. Peoria Sports Complex, 5 – 10 pm, $10 (kids 12 & under free), free parking, fireworks at 9:15pm, 623-773-8700. JULY 4 Fourth at the Fountain (FOUNTAIN HILLS) The celebration will kick off at 6:00pm with music, DJ Steve Grosse, games, and prizes. Majestic fireworks display at 9pm over the park’s picturesque lake. Fountain Park, 6pm-10pm, free admission, 480-816-5185.

JULY 4 Arizona Celebration of Freedom (MESA) Enjoy live entertainment, food, family fun, fireworks finale at 9:30pm and much more! Mesa Convention Center, free, 6-10pm, 480-644- 2432 for additional information.

JULY 4 4th of July “Splash Bash” (LITCHFIELD PARK) Independence Day Pool Party with water games, kids’ activities, DJ, music and food for purchase. Litchfield Park Recreation Center, 10 - 5pm, $2 entry fee, 623935-9040.

JULY 4 Fabulous Phoenix Fourth (PHOENIX) Featuring local entertainers, festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone. Steele Indian School Park, 6 pm – 10 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm, 602-534-3378 for more details.

JULY 4 4th of Zooly (PHOENIX) The Phoenix Zoo will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a “VIP” seating area in the back of the Zoo! Entertainment includes free carousel rides, animal encounters and live music, 7-10pm, 602-286-3800.

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JULY 4 Star Spangled 4th (GOODYEAR) Fun activities for kids, live music by the Groove Merchants, food, plus a spectacular Fireworks Display! Goodyear Ballpark, 6 – 10pm, free admission and parking, 623-8823120 for more details.. JULY 4 July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (CHANDLER) Complete with live music, food vendors, and kid activities. Tumbleweed Park, 5-10:30pm, fireworks 9pm, parking $5 per vehicle, 480-782-2735. JULY 7 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.

JULY 8 11th Annual Christmas in July (GLENDALE) Santa is making an early stop in Historic Downtown Glendale! Enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals. Start at the Glendale Visitor Center, where you’ll pick up an event map. Old Towne and Catlin Court, 10 – 4pm, 623-930-4500 for more information. JULY 15 Winter in July (PHOENIX) Chill out in tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch the loveable animals enjoy icy treats! Phoenix Zoo, 7-11am, 602-286-3800. JULY 15 Tower of Power (SCOTTSDALE) Experience the horn-driven grooves of Tower of Power in The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort. Showtime 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734 or visit

JULY 21 Art Walk (CHANDLER) Fine art, dozen of local artists, free kids art activities, great eateries and unique shops. Historic Downtown Chandler, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480-855-3539. JULY 22 Wurst Festival Ever (PHOENIX) Come help crown the “wurst wiener” (and by wurst, they mean the best). You’ll also laugh your buns off with a pun competition, “meat” local chefs, and maybe even “mustard up” the courage to try different hotdog combinations. 110 E Roosevelt St, 480-620-8479. JULY 29 Real Wild and Woody Beer Festival (PHOENIX) The Phoenix Convention Center welcomes fresh flavors and seasonal specialties poured by more than 50 of the Southwest’s best craft brewers. Plus enjoy some of the region’s top restaurants, $57, 2pm-6pm, 480-586-6711. 23

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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Pink Jeep Tours (SEDONA) For the most popular off-road tour into Sedona’s magnificent outback, be sure to book the Broken Arrow Tour. For history buffs, explore the mystery and capture the history on the Ancient Ruin Tour. For a stunning jeep ride and see-forever vistas, climb aboard the Scenic Rim Tour! Call 844-254-7465 to book a tour! 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 (See Page 59 for coupon) ALL MONTH Live Music at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928-282-5321.

MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) M.I.T. Honors Graduate, Pete A. Sanders Jr., teaches attendees how to understand and tap Sedona’s famous Vortexes. Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 1-2:30pm, $15, to reserve a seat call 928-203-5353.

FRIDAYS Sedona Farmers Market (SEDONA) Farm fresh fruits & vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, tamales, breads & pastries, gluten free, vegan, handmade chocolates, live music! Creekside parking lot of Tlaquepaque, 8-11:30am, 928-282-4838.

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS Downtown Summer Concert Series (PRESCOTT) Enjoy free, live entertainment all summer long on the Courthouse Plaza. Jazz on the Square, Karaoke and more! For schedule, 866878-2489.

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.

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).

JUNE 28 - JULY 4 130th Annual World’s Oldest Rodeo (PRESCOTT) Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the World’s Oldest Rodeo® consists of both roughstock, or judged events (bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding) and timed events (steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping, and barrel racing) during each of the scheduled eight world-class performances. Prescott Rodeo Grounds, tickets 928-4454320,



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JULY 4 4th of July Wet Fest (SEDONA) Enjoy lunch and music, a swimming pool and water slide fun. This event is free of charge (food not included). Sedona Community Pool, Noon 4pm, 800-288-7336.


JULY 4 July 4th Downtown Fireworks (PRESCOTT) Live bands, food vendors, beer garden. Prescott Mile High Middle School, Gates 12pm, Fireworks 9pm, $5 Admission, $10 Unlimited Inflatables Pass, 928-499-9646. JULY 7 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. JULY 8 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. JULY 8 - 9 20th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market (PRESCOTT) Best place to see and discover genuine Native American art. Visit the artists, enjoy Native American dancers, singers & musicians. Don’t miss the mouthwatering Navajo fry bread. Sharlot Hall Museum, 9am, 928-445-3122. JULY 15 A Dog’s Day Out in the Park (SEDONA) Free for those interested in playing with their dogs on the beautiful grass field at Posse Grounds Park, 7am - 9am, 928-203-5077.

Come celebrate the 241st Anniversary of America’s Independence! JULY 4 SPECIAL EVENTS: FREE Family Picnic 4-9pm Activities for Kids - Inflatables • Face Painters FREE Hotdogs, Chips & Soda (while supplies last) FIREWORKS Spectacular! (weather permitting) JUNE 30 - JULY 1 $241 American Hot Seats every hour from 1-9pm. JULY 3 All American Slot Tournament 4-9p, $5,000 cash grand prize. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 800-381-SLOT,

JULY 21 Troubadour Experience (PINETOP) A tribute to the music of George Straight at Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. Tickets $10, Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Must be 21 or older, 800-929-8744. JULY 22 - 23 Shootout on Whiskey Row (PRESCOTT) Prescott’s historic downtown comes alive with costumed re-enactors walking the street - like a step back in time. Enjoy booths, children’s play area, vendors, entertainers and more. Corner of Montezuma and Goodwin Streets, 866-878-2489.

JULY 28 - 30 Sedona Hummingbird Festival (SEDONA) International Hummingbird Society presents three days of engaging presentations by nationally recognized hummingbird experts in the fields of science, gardening, rehabilitation, banding, storytelling, and more. Festival highlights include Sunrise Hummingbird Breakfasts at known ‘hummingbird hotspots,’ hummingbird garden tours, hummingbird banding demonstrations, and a marketplace for nature/ hummingbird-themed merchandise. Sedona Performing Arts Center, ticket info 800-529-3699. 25

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toric locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Railway, 800-843-8724. JULY 1 – 2 84th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture (FLAGSTAFF) More than 100 award-winning artists and presenters from the Hopi villages in northern Arizona. Peruse and purchase a stunning selection of jewelry, katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, woodworking, baskets, textiles, and more by master and emerging Hopi artisans. Enjoy traditional music, artist demos, dancing and authentic food, lectures and a children’s activity area. Museum of Northern Arizona, 9-5pm, 928-774-5213 for more information. JULY 4 Home Town 4th of July Events and Parade (WILLIAMS) Join us for a hometown 4th of July Parade along Historic Route 66, 928-635-4451 for additional information.

JULY 7 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. JULY 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk (WILLIAMS) Complimentary food, wine, beverage, and live music at The Gallery in Williams. Maps for your stroll to other art venues in downtown, plus meet the featured artist and regular artist members, 928-635-3006. JULY 15 - 16 Olsen Barrel Races (WILLIAMS) The Olsen’s Saddle Series & Open 4D Barrel Race is an annual team roping, pole and barrel racing series which showcases the best equine athletes and saddle riders in Northern Arizona. Open arena 8:00 – 10:30 am, races begin at 11:00 am. Williams Rodeo Grounds, 928-635-4061.

JULY 4 4th of July Parade (FLAGSTAFF) Old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries include vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals, floats. Historic Downtown Flagstaff, 9am – 11am, 928-774-4505.

JULY 21 - 29 3rd Annual Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival (FLAGSTAFF) The season kicks off with “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. For dates and show times visit

JULY 4 39th Annual Grand Canyon 4th of July Celebration (TUSAYAN) Enjoy kid’s zone, parade at 2:30pm, silent auction & raffle plus live music by Michael Grimm and Exit 64, 844-638-2901.

JULY 28 Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower (FLAGSTAFF) Family-friendly activities designed to teach visitors about the cause of meteor showers at 6pm. Learn about the source of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower and get viewing tips during a lecture at 7 pm. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358.

JULY 4 A Flag Fourth (FLAGSTAFF) The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the annual free Independence Day concert. Enjoy an afternoon of patriotic music under the pines. Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, 2pm, 928-774-5107.

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Play Golf Amidst Sedona’s Red Rocks at

Oakcreek Country Club Open to the Public


ocated in the heart of Sedona, The Oakcreek Country Club opened for play in 1968 as a nine hole golf course. The second nine was completed in 1971. The world famous golf architects, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., designed our superb layout that winds its’ way through tree lined fairways and takes full advantage of the majestic Sedona red rock backdrop. The golf course challenges the professional golfer but is also a delight to play for all levels of golfers. This immaculately maintained golf course has five sets of tees and plays from 4,419 yards to 6,824 yards. Oakcreek Country Club is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the Midwestern United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas and greens which are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling greenside bunkers. Large practice range, putting green, and short game area are available. Surrounded by the beauty of Sedona, Oakcreek Country Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses, ranked 44th out of the top 50 Golf Courses in United States on Golf Advisor 2015 and #1 Rankings Arizona. Our professional staff is committed to make your visit with us the most enjoyable experience. Hit it long and straight! AZ

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Tucson + Southern AZ FRIDAYS Summer Safari Nights (TUCSON) Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options and gift shop discounts. Reid Park Zoo, 6pm-8pm, 520-791-3204. SATURDAYS Cool Summer Nights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (TUCSON) Offering stunning sunsets, star-lit skies, and lots of themed activities, 5-10pm, 520-883-2702. SUNDAYS Rillito Park Farmers Market (TUCSON) Tucson’s largest farmers market is located along the bike trail known as The Loop and nestled in the Southeast corner of Rillito Park. The market hosts farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors featuring local produce and fresh cuisine, 8am-12pm, 520-882-2157. JULY 1 Freedom Days (TOMBSTONE) A celebration of the American Experience featuring a parade at 11am, music and gunfights! Plus wheelbarrow race, Fort Huachuca Buffalo Soldiers and more. Historic Allen Street, 11 - 3pm, 888-457-3929. JULY 4 4th of July in Bisbee (BISBEE) Enjoy the world famous Coaster Race, traditional parade and the traditional mining mucking and hard-rock drilling contest, 520-4323554, JULY 4 Old-Fashioned July 4th in Tubac (TUBAC) Celebrate with 28

free, old-time games for kids, hot dogs, nachos, watermelon and a “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department. Tubac Presidio State Historical Park. Park admission is FREE during the event, 10 am – Noon, 520-398-2252. JULY 4 Let Freedom Sing Concert (TUCSON) Arts Express celebrates America’s birthday with a concert of patriotic songs staged at Centennial Hall, University of Arizona, 3 pm, tickets 520-319-0400. JULY 4 Tombstone 4th of July (TOMBSTONE) Celebrate with food, fun and entertainment in historic Tombstone! Lion’s club pancake breakfast in the park, kids games, bike parade and more. Historic Allen street and in the City park at the corner of Allen street and 3rd, 8am 5pm, 520-457-9317. JULY 4 July 4th at Tubac Golf Resort (TUBAC) Family fun festivities begin at 4pm and include a kid’s zone, face painting, food stations, entertainment and more! Spectacular fireworks display at 8:45pm. Doors open at 4pm, parking $10 per car. Special VIP tickets available call 520-398-3531. JULY 4 Independence Day with Tucson Saguaros Baseball Club (TUCSON) Catch an Independence Day pro baseball showdown between the Tucson Saguaros and the Monterey Amberjacks - both of the Pecos League - at Kino Sports Complex. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks, tickets 520-909-5600.

JULY 4 50th Annual July 4th Celebration (SIERRA VISTA) Begin with a Pets & People Promenade at 7am, Military displays (9am to 3pm), arts & craft vendors, live concerts and chili cook-off at Noon. From 8:059:00 pm enjoy the 50th Spectacular “4th of July” Fireworks at the Vista Sports Complex, 520-417-6960. JULY 8 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. JULY 22 Tombstone at Twilight (TOMBSTONE) The town stays open later - enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and a free evening gunfight by Blood at Dusk Gunfighters. Walk along the wood boardwalk with the old gas lamp lighting your way, Allen St., 888-457-3929. JULY 22 NightWings (TUCSON) Explore the museum during the cool summer evening. Enjoy fun aviation activities for kids including games and more! Flight Grill will be open for dinner. Pima Air & Space Museum, 5pm – 9pm, $10 after 4pm, 12 and under free, 520-574-0462. JULY 29 HarvestFest at Sonoita Vineyards (ELGIN) Sonoita Vineyards Winery hosts wine tastings with wine and food pairings, horsedrawn winery and vineyard tours, and grape-stomping competitions every day during the annual festival, 10-4pm, $25-$85, 520-455-5893.

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inter, Spring, Summer or Fall… no matter what time of year you visit the Valley of the Sun, there will be much to see and do. The Sonoran Desert ‘s natural beauty begins with rugged mountains, Saguaro cactus towering over adventure trails, and pink and orange sunsets you thought you only read about in Western novels. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Phoenix – still has real cowboys and rugged mountains. Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and magnificent patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish as the fashions they house. 877-225-5749 Scottsdale – By day, our sunny skies and lush desert setting create an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping. By night, acclaimed chefs, ArtWalks and dozens of wine bars, lounges and performing arts venues await. And, throughout your stay, our resorts and hotels will pamper you with plush accommodations and the exceptional customer service for which Scottsdale is so well known. 480-421-1004 Carefree / Cave Creek – Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, a sparkling lake and towering saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape waiting for you. Stroll around and visit our unique shops and galleries, enjoy a great meal, try a sarsaparilla at a real Western saloon or just kick back and watch the sun set. At night, the stars shine so big and bright they seem close enough to touch. 480-488-3381 Fountain Hills – You literally can’t miss the World Famous Fountain – the town centerpiece. Nearby galleries and shops feature clothing, art, and fine jewelry including the Arizona Amethyst. An extensive public art collection, history museum, art festivals and


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. HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 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. 4. 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 32 32

of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. 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 Kactus Jock, Arizona’s must stop souvenir shop with a unique blend of gifts and active wear. 480-945-6691. 7. STELLAR ADVENTURES – Get ready to explore the unique Sonoran Desert with ATV & UTV adventures, Hummers, 4x4 Jeeps, Shooting, plus Stargazing with Night Vision! New Land & Lake 1/2 Day Excursion now available. Your adventure begins where the pavement ends! 602-4020584.

8. SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST – This must-see attraction features regularly changing exhibits of Western art, Old West artifacts and historic Native American objects on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions, 480-686-9539. 9. SCENIC BOAT CRUISES – Enjoy a 90 minute cruise on Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle Cruises - 480-9842425. Explore Canyon Lake with Dolly Steamboat on a 90 minute cruise - 480-8279144. 10. 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. 602-2863800. AZ

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ot Air Expeditions and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), two of Arizona’s most popular attractions, have collaborated to offer a spectacular fun-filled package, appropriately named Balloons & Tunes! Your half-day excursion begins at sunrise with the hot air ballooning experience of a lifetime from Hot Air Expeditions, where you are treated to soaring over the stunning Sonoran Desert for your 60-90 minute flight. While in flight, your FAA-certified pilot navigates the winds to provide you with one-of-a-kind breathtaking views of Arizona from a variety of altitudes. You will float from within feet of the ground, viewing local wildlife and plant life that are out for the day, as well as up to 5,000 feet in the air for a stunning overview of the valley. Upon landing, a lovely table complete with linens and china awaits you in the heart of the desert for your scrumptiously prepared champagne breakfast catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback Restaurant. The presentation of commemorative flight certificates caps off the morning ballooning experience, providing guests with a piece of the adventure that just ensued. After your ballooning experience, guests are shuttled from the desert to the #1 TripAdvisor Attraction in Phoenix, the Musical Instrument Museum, where the second part of your adventurous day begins. With vouchers for admission and lunch in tow, guests embark on a musical journey using wireless technology for a self-guided tour that is entertaining, interactive, and engaging. MIM showcases over 6,800 instruments and objects from 200 countries and territories, and with the audio and video segments, you will hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of the musicians as they play their instruments. Within the museum, there are exhibits that pay tribute to musicians who have touched the lives of many, and feature an expansive collection of instruments from famous performers such as Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, and more in the Artist Gallery. The Experience Gallery is another can’t miss stop at MIM where you can play unique instruments from around the world. Wrap the day up with lunch in MIM’s award-winning Café Allegro, which serves a menu of great-tasting global and local foods prepared daily, using fresh ingredients, followed by return transfers. Balloons & Tunes Packages start at $235 per person and can be booked with Hot Air Expeditions at (800) 831-7610 or AZ


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360 RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • 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. 3 0 6 360 6 30

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360 HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 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 • 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 BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST 7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • 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 • 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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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3

Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Gilbert Ortega. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4

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

THE PROMENADE Unique mix of specialty boutiques, stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting with a 125-foot spire designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale Rd & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd / Scottsdale Map J4

ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale

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

BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxuriSCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE ous venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, THE BORGATA OF SCOTTSDALE Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. A charming courtyard atmosphere with upscale shops and Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 eateries in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways and SCOTTSDALE QUARTER fountains. Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Scottsdale Rd & Lincoln Dr / Scottsdale Map M3 Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4 Scottsdale Map J4 DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE The ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience setting with over 110 retailers and restaurants. including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and BetLoop 101 & Tatum Blvd / Scottsdale Map G2 teridge Jewelers. EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full- SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting includservice luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. ing Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4 SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT and entertainment in an urban setting. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as


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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. 480-488-4812. 52

5. SAND SCULPTURE EXHIBIT – The Town of Carefree welcomed world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other. Visit the 30 ton masterpiece of the Tortellini Brothers within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens. 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 - 480-488-0398. 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. 480-5958757.

through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480-488-2764. 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, 888-6924343. 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

8. CAVE CREEK MUSEUM – Started in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area

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BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST Unique Treasures of the Southwest


re you in search of that perfect piece or gift to commemorate your trip to Arizona? Do you like to explore the West looking for treasures? If so, then you’ll love Anselm Bischoff’s two stores - Shades of the West and Bischoff’s Gallery, both located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Through these two unique Southwestern treasure troves, Bischoff showcases the best the West has to offer. Founded in 1971, Shades of the West is a sprawling shop filled with Mexican glassware, live cactus that’s ready to plant or send as gifts, handmade baskets, gorgeous clothing and jewelry, cowboy hats and boots, pottery, Southwestern iron and bronze hardware for doors and cabinets, gourmet spices, music and those are just the highlights. Browse the colorful selection of belts, wallets, handbags and more. They also carry the widest selection of Minnetonka Moccasins in Arizona, from children’s to women and men’s. Expanding the offerings from Shades of the West 18 years ago to the art gallery portion of the collection, Bischoff’s Gallery specializes in works meticulously created and hand-crafted by Native American, Western, and Southwestern artists. Bischoff’s offers an unmatched selection of beautiful and intricate jewelry including silver and turquoise earrings, necklaces & pendants, bracelets, bolo ties, pins, rings and so much more. Many of the jewelry artists are award-winning craftsmen as well as some artists fresh on the scene. At Bischoff’s Gallery discover Navajo rugs, hand-carved Hopi kachina dolls, baskets, beadwork, folk art, sculptures and more. Find authentic artifacts like war shirts, beaded belts, medicine caps, bonnets, pipes and headdresses. If your treasure hunt if focused on just about any other item found in the West of yesterday and today, then make your way across the street to BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST Shades of the West. AZ 7247 Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 BISCHOFF’S GALLERY 3925 North Brown Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-6155



Glendale/West Valley 1. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO - Desert Diamond Casino combines 35,000 square feet of unrivaled gaming excitement with the electric, action-packed atmosphere of Glendale’s entertainment district. With over 1,000 of Arizona’s hottest games to choose from, you’re guaranteed to feel a rush! 2. 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 51 for special offer. 623-935-9453. 3. 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. 4. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic 54

Hotel couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623-935-3811. 5. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906. 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. 623-9303596. 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! 602372-7460. AZ

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You’ll Love Every Minute! Glendale & Arizona’s West Valley 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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aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.

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. 866-878-2489 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-


tractions, wineries and Old Town Cottonwood. More than 100 species of birds reside at Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Native American history abounds at Tuzigoot National Monument. Scenic beauty and recreational opportunities will thrill the adventurer, and the many fine shops and galleries located in Old Town, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Sedona, Cornville and Jerome will easily appeal to the shoppers. 928-634-7593 AZ

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The answer to one of the most asked questions by Sedona visitors is iron! The incredible array of colors displayed by Sedona’s famous Red Rocks is a direct result of iron oxide in water seeping into sandstone rock formations. Water carrying dissolved iron oxide drains through the porous sandstone and literally paints quartz grains – you guessed it – red! The Red Rocks vary in origin, color and age. Some were originally sea sediment while others came from blowing sand. You’ll see bright orange, red and tan rocks. The brightest orange rocks are more than 250 million


years old. White and grey rocks are limestone that formed at the bottom of the sea or sandstone that had its red color washed out by water. You may also stumble across basalt extruded by volcanoes in the past. Sedona and its famous Red Rocks have been in the making for hundreds of millions of years. There are many ways to enjoy the scenery, just be sure to get out and experience Sedona’s world renowned Red Rocks! And remember, take only memories, leave only footprints. AZ

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our unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona’s premiere shopping destination. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona, Tlaquepaque is the most distinctive shopping experience to be found in the Southwest. Authentically fashioned after a traditional Mexican village, Tlaquepaque, meaning the “best of everything,” has been a Sedona landmark since the 1970’s. Its vine covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways give you the feeling that Tlaquepaque has been here for centuries. Tasteful galleries, unique shops and amazing eateries live in harmony with its lush natural environment where giant sycamore trees stand in testimony to the care taken in preserving the timeless beauty of the Tlaquepaque grounds. It would be hard to find more beautiful surroundings anywhere to create a shopping experience like no other. Tlaquepaque To that end the summer is flanked by some fun-filled events : Friday mornings join us for the Sedona Farmer’s Market from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., 336 State Route 179 Sunday evening through Wednesday evenings enjoy free flamenco music in the Sedona, AZ 86336 Courtyard featuring master Spanish guitarist, Gaetano. Get an updated schedule 928-282-4838 at Experience the best of everything in Sedona - Experience Tlaquepaque. AZ


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. 844-2547465. 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 18 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT. 3. TLAQUEPAQUE – Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village is home to more than 40 shops and galleries and four restaurants, all enclosed in a compound of Spanishstyle buildings. Known as “The Art and Soul of Sedona,” this is a not-to-be-missed Sedona experience! 928-282-4838. 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in 64

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. SEDONA ROUGE HOTEL & SPA – Unwind in spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms and hotel suites. Feast upon modern cuisine and delicious comfort foods at REDS Restaurant. Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxurious Sedona Spa. Call 866-312-4111 today! 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. 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. 9. SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK – Slide Rock provides a natural water slide that invites everyone to be a kid again. Shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores along the canyon walls, hikers can explore the trails. 928-282-3034 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. 928-638-2901 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 lumber men, 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., 928-635-4061 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 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,, 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., (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 71 for Savings. 3. 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. 4. LOWELL OBSERVATORY – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh dis74

cover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-774-3358. 5. PINK JEEP GRAND CANYON TOURS – Treat yourself to the ultimate guided tour experience and leave the driving to PINK! Your Pink Jeep Tour guide will give you a fun, informative, and focused tour that will ensure that you see the best viewpoints in the Grand Canyon. 844-254-7465 6. 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. 7. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA – Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, the 200 acre campus includes an exhibit building, research labs, and state of the art collections facilities for more than five million Native American artifacts, natural science specimens, and fine art pieces. 928-774-5213.

8. 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) 844-254-7465 (Pink Jeep) 9. 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. 10. 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. AZ

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ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe., 520-432-3554 Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenactment of the bitter fight between the Earps and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk where heroes and villains of the old west lived, worked and fought. 888457-3929 Tubac – notably cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, this centuries-old town lies adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. Tubac features a variety of locally owner restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfasts. Other highlights include the Art Colony of Tubac, the Tubac Presidio


State Historic Park, and the Santa Cruz River – a favorite for birdwatchers. 520-398-2704 Tucson – Boasting over 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is a mecca for outdoor adventure and golf. The city also contains an extensive arts community, world-class accommodations and spas, and a growing culinary and nightlife scene. You’ll want to take in major events such as the Tucson Culinary Festival, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Accenture Match Play Championships. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson will keep you entertained. 800-638-8350 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 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 • 3. EXPLORE BISBEE Located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee’s extraordinarily well-preserved early-twentieth century downtown draws visitors from around the world, who appreciate its historic architecture, it’s welcoming, creative spirit and its cool climate. 520-432-3554 •


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/ 5. 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 • 6. 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 •

8. 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 • 9. 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 • 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 • AZ

7. 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 •

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Q. Where can we buy pickle juice popsicles? (…and other questions from children who now have a hand in planning activities on summer vacations.) A. No sooner than I put down Sue Shellenbarger’s column in the Wall Street Journal advising parents to let their children have a role in planning the family summer vacation, and I get an email from Kevin in Elmhurst, Illinois (who identifies himself as a 10-year-old amateur astronomer who has an 8-year-old brother “interested in animals”) wanting to know about “sky watching and animal parks.” On the road to helping children develop decision-making skills which incorporates listening to others and accepting compromises, experts at the Child Mind Institute recommend involving children in the trip decisions—without surrendering too much control. Saturdays and Sundays in Southern Arizona are just the ticket for Kevin’s itinerary. On the western edge of Tucson, lies the famed 98-acre “zoo without cages,” the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum which features its Cool Summer Nights Program from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. where night vision goggles part the curtains for observing the nocturnal animals and critters of the desert Southwest. Second only to the Grand Canyon, the Museum is the most visited attraction in Arizona featuring the area natural history and is open daily. $20--$8 Check the website for a daily calendar often including curated stargazing or visit Starizona from dark until 10 p.m. for free stargazing on Saturdays through their 8” telescopes plus imaging technology with enhancement from professional astronomers. www. The Children’s Museum of Tucson’s S.T.E.A.M Sundays (ScienceTechnology-Engineering-Art-Mathematics) exhibits include the Investigation Station, TechTopia, Gravity, Build It!, Pet Vet, Bodyology and the Tankersley Imaginarium Art Studio. Each Sunday the Museum partners with outside organizations to provide different engaging S.T.E.A.M.-based activities. $3 reduced admission www. Sharks, butterflies and black holes await your young ones at the Arizona Science Center in Central Arizona conveniently located in downtown Phoenix. This is a perfect venue in the hot summertime showcasing indoor amusements. While the water feature in the Center’s beautiful Heritage Square allows an enjoyable outdoor diversion as well. Particularly children age 8 and older as well as adults are better suited for most of the exhibits as well as lots of walking and stairs with elevators in short supply. Parents enjoy joining in to beat each other at brain ball and moving magnets in the water. The shows in the Dorrance Planetarium, the Planet Shark exhibit and the Flight of the Butterflies documentary are commendable. (My grandson wants to go on record as a fan of the sky bike.) Here is a great learning opportunity for young planners when you suggest they go online to find Museum coupons. If your child has younger siblings to consider, suggest


looking into the following two experiences which speak to a wider age range. The Musical Instrument Museum and The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The hardest challenge of these museums is getting your family to leave. Tailor-made for your offspring’s first volley at vacation planning when visiting the Grand Canyon’s South Rim in Northern Arizona is the free National Park’s Junior Ranger program. Junior Rangers (generally between the ages of 4 and 12 years and accompanied by a parent) help to preserve and protect national parks. They learn about nature and history, have fun exploring the park and develop their communication skills telling friends, families and schoolmates about their adventures. Before the trip or once at the Park, pick up one of the Junior Ranger Books. Complete the activity requirements within the book and bring it back to a visitor center before you leave the park. When planning the trip go to, then to “Find A Park” and “Plan Your Visit” to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The program schedules will appear including: the Fossil Talk, Condor Talk, Geology Talk, a Geology Walk, Critter Chat, and an Evening Ranger Program which could include Endangered Waters, Songbirds from Rim to River, God of Hunters the Mountain Lion, National Park Service Laboratory and Exploring the Grand Canyon with your 5 Senses. The Program, which has various presentation sites including the rim and various Visitors Centers in the Park, can be scaled to your time-frame. Oh yes, and you can pick up this summer’s hot new popsicle flavor “pickle juice” at Wal-Mart stores for an extra electrolyte boost. AZ

Johnny Fenton—a 38-year resident of Arizona, is past President of the Southern Arizona Concierge Network, member of the National Concierge Association, and Les Clefs d’Or, U.S.A.

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n 1894 a man by the name of Percival Lowell established Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. More than 100 years have passed and much has changed in that time, but there are a few things that have survived the test of time. The Clark Telescope was commissioned in 1895 and arrived in Flagstaff by train in 1896. This telescope was the first of its kind in the area and would serve as the flagship research instrument for the observatory for years to come. The white dome that houses the telescope has been an iconic feature of Flagstaff and has been home to a variety of discoveries and research, including the first detection of the expanding nature of the universe and mapping of the moon for the Apollo Moon landings. Special guests to the telescope include former First Lady Hillary Clinton, Leonard Nimoy, and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson. Today the Clark Telescope is open during the day for regular tours. During evening hours the Clark can take you back in time as the dome doors open and reveal the night sky around you. Your first glimpse through the telescope is always breathtaking, as the 24-inch telescope reveals just one of the many mysteries of our night sky. For more information about Lowell Observatory visit AZ

Lowell Observatory 1400 West Mars Hill Road Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001 928-774-3358



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