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slide rock state park As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to consider a trek to Slide Rock State Park, located six miles north of Sedona in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. The gorgeous scenery in and around the park earned a listing by Life Magazine as one of America’s ten most beautiful swimming holes. The park was originally the Pendley Homestead, a 43-acre apple farm. Frank Pendley acquired the land in 1910 and built an ingenious irrigation system (still in use today) that allowed him to plant his first apple orchard in 1912. As time went by, the site became a tourist attraction and in 1933 Pendley built a number of cabins for vacationers and sightseers alike. Slide Rock is more than just a swimming hole. The main attraction is a long stretch of slippery creek bottom where thrill seekers can slide down slick natural water slides. There are long slides, short slides and one that ends with a deep plunge off a rock into an inviting pool of water below. The rocks are a bit slippery, so water shoes are recommended. You’ll also want your bathing suit, towels, sun screen and a camera. If you enjoy nature and bird watching, a pair of binoculars will come in handy. Many spend most of the time cascading down the natural water slides, while others simply wade in the creek or enjoy the sun along the water’s edge. Fun-filled for both kids and adults, a visit to Sedona during the summer is not complete without spending a day at Slide Rock State Park. Slide Rock State Park is located at 6871 N. Highway 89A. For more information you can call (928) 282-3034 or visit azstateparks.com/slide-rock. AZ
THE TRAIL OF TIME
During a recent trip up north with Steve Semken, a Geology Professor at Arizona State University, I was reacquainted with the Trail of Time, an entertaining and educational way to learn about the history, time scales, and processes of the Grand Canyon. The Trail of Time is a 2.83 mile long geologic timeline. Each meter walked on the timeline trail signifies one million years of Grand Canyon’s geologic history. Walking the trail gives you a visceral appreciation for the magnitude of geologic time. Bronze markers mark your location in time; every tenth marker is labeled in millions of years! Along the timeline trail are a series of rocks and exhibits that explain how Grand Canyon and its rock formed. The “Million Year Trail”, located at the Yavapai Point end of the Trail of Time, serves as an “on ramp” to the Trail of Time. Along it the first million years is stretched out to link human timescales (e.g. visitors’ birthdays and key events in early Grand Canyon explorations) with geologic timescales (e.g. climate change and Grand Canyon’s recent volcanic eruptions).
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Portal signs welcome visitors to the exhibit at the entry points to the trail, Yavapai Point and the west end of Grand Canyon Village. The rock column holding up this sign shows Grand Canyon’s actual rock layers, brought up from deep in the canyon. Placed at their “birthdays” along the trail are about 50 samples of Grand Canyon rocks brought to the rim from deep in the canyon. Many show spectacular features, like 1.7-billion-year-old folds, 1.2-billion year-old mud cracks, 800-million-year-old algal reefs, or 270-million-year-old fossils. Viewing tubes along the trail link times on the timeline to features and rocks down in the canyon. Waysides tied to the timeline explain the key events that lead to formation of Grand Canyon’s rocks and the landscape we see today at Grand Canyon. How to get there: Shuttle buses will take you to either end of the Trail of Time, at Yavapai Point and its geology museum or at Verkamps Visitor Center, which is located at the east end of the historic Grand Canyon Village. The start of the Trail of Time is at Yavapai Geology Museum, a half hour walk from Mather Point and the Canyon View Visitor Center. Walk into the past, walking backwards in time: Between Yavapai Geology Museum and Grand Canyon Village (1.3 miles), walk (west), backwards in time and experience Grand Canyon’s entire geologic history. You will start by walking the “Million Year Trail”, which transitions from human time scales to geologic ones. The “Million Year Trail” is immediately followed by the main Trail of Time where each meter equals one million years of Grand Canyon’s geologic history. This fully accessible one hour walking trip provides breath taking vistas of Grand Canyon and allows you to ponder and understand the depths of geologic space and time. Walk from the past to the present, forwards in time: Walking east from Grand Canyon Village takes you through the same experience, but forward in time, from Grand Canyon’s oldest rocks to canyon carving and Grand Canyon’s human history. As I’ve said many times in this column... you’ve made it this far, be sure to see why the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s natural wonders. To learn more about the Trail of Time, visit www.trailoftime.org. Our canyon information starts on page 68.
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meteor crater: out of this world!
eteor Crater – the best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth is located in Northern Arizona, east of Flagstaff.
The Crater was created approximately 50,000 years ago when a meteor ended its 500 million year journey through space on a collision course with Earth. Traveling at approximately 26,000 miles per hour, it passed through the Earth’s atmosphere and, in a blinding flash, struck the Earth with an explosive force greater than twenty million tons of TNT. The meteor’s impact left a giant bowl-shaped crater nearly a mile across and more than 550 feet deep. The terrain of Meteor Crater so closely resembles that of the moon NASA made it an official training site for the Apollo astronauts.
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Your experience at Meteor Crater starts with a ten minute movie shown in our big screen movie theatre. Then, view the Crater itself from 3 lookout points on the rim. Please leave enough time to take a guided tour on the rim, weather permitting. Our friendly, knowledgeable rim tour guides will share the history of Meteor Crater and many behind the scenes stories on events and experiences that have happened over the years. Then head back in and spend some time in our Interactive Discovery Center, which is one of the most extensive and informative museums of its type in the world! Please plan on spending 1 to 3 hours at the Crater to enjoy and experience all that Meteor Crater has to offer and don’t forget to bring your camera! For those of you who are RV travelers, Meteor Crater also has an RV Park with over 70 pull through RV spaces, full hook-ups, tent sites, gated entry, and a host of amenities including a dog park and country store. The RV Park ArizonaKEY.com ArizonaKEY.com
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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: Candy Dulfer Sunday, June 11 | 6:00 p.m. • Tickets: $43.50–$53.50 Sunday, June 11 | 8:00 p.m. • Tickets: $33.50–$43.50 Description: “For Candy Dulfer, arguably the most commercially successful female saxophonist ever, the answer seems to include first-rate musicianship combined with a healthy dose of stage presence.”—All About Jazz Concert: BoDeans Friday, June 16 | 7:00 p.m. • Tickets: $48.50–$53.50 Friday, June 16 | 9:00 p.m. • Tickets: $43.50–$48.50 Description: “BoDeans have a permanent place in Milwaukee music history as one of the most popular bands Feb 3 to come out of the city.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel First Fridays (PHOENIX) Concert: Mariachi Self-guided Flor de Toloache art tour of Wednesday, June 28 | central 7:00 p.m.Phoenix galleries, art spaces, studios, free Tickets: $30.50–$38.50 shuttle rides, 6-10pm, Description: This band602-256-7539. of musical sisters pushes the boundaries of mariachi, bringing electrifying music to new audiences. 18
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 Taliesin West Guided Tours (SCOTTSDALE) Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West offers enchanting evening tours as well as a range of daily tours from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd, 480-627-5340. ALL MONTH Sand Sculpting Exhibit (CAREFREE) The Town of Carefree welcomed world renowned artist
and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other. This 30 ton masterpiece of the Tortellini Brothers took 30 days to complete and will stayed preserved with a little water and glue lightly sprayed upon it’s surface - on display through August. Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens, 480-488-3686. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7– 9pm, 800-782-1117 for additional information. THURSDAYS Glendale Summer Band Concert Series (GLENDALE) The eight-week FREE concert series takes place each Thursday at 8
pm, June 1 through July 20, in the Murphy Park Amphitheater, located at 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive, 623-930-2299. 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, 480-4881906. JUNE 1 Westgate Bike Night (GLENDALE) Hundreds of bikes line Coyotes Boulevard for the biggest bike night in the Valley! Plus, enjoy rockin’ live music and screamin’ deals and discounts from Westgate bars and restaurants. WaterDance Plaza at Westgate, 5pm-9pm, 623385-7502.
event calendar JUNE 2 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 for more information. JUNE 3 Summer Concert Series (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy the sounds of Rock Lobster: Retro 80’s Band. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert on Main Street in Kierland Commons. Arrive early as seating is limited, 7pm, 480348-1577. JUNE 8 Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday Celebration (SCOTTSDALE) June 8 is Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday! Come celebrate at Taliesin West, Wright’s winter home and studio in Scottsdale, AZ. Tour the grounds and celebrate with birthday cake for $1.50 in honor of the 150th, 480-627-5340.
JUNE 9 Bill Engvall (SCOTTSDALE) Engvall starred in the popular TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show” and was part of the enormously successful “Blue Collar Comedy” concert films, which sold over nine million copies. His first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” is certified platinum and held the top position on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart for 15 straight weeks. The Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734. JUNE 9 Second Friday Night Out (MESA) With a new theme every month, visitors can enjoy an art walk, dining, shopping, activities and entertainment. Takes place on Main Street between Center and Country Club, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480-890-2613. JUNE 9 City Lights Movie Nights (PHOENIX) On the second Friday of every month, guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park. Free,
family friendly event that include giveaways, special-themed contests and prizes. CityScape Phoenix, 6:30pm-9pm, 602-772-3900. JUNE 10 Mighty Mud Mania 2017 (SCOTTSDALE) Mighty Mud Mania offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. They even offer non-muddy activities for those who prefer not to get muddy! Chaparral Park, $10/18 Years+ (no charge 17 and under), 7:30 am - 1 pm, 480-312-3111. JUNE 10 Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest (PHOENIX) Irish Cultural Center, features a wide array of specialty beers produced in Arizona and IreTALIESIN WEST land, Irish music and more, tickets at gate, 7-11 pm, 602-258-0109. JUNE 10 Summer Concert Series (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy the sounds of Chuck E. Baby: Classic Rock Favorites. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert on Main Street in Kierland Commons. Arrive early as seating is limited, 7pm, 480-348-1577.
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JUNE 10 Street Food Cinema: 500 Days of Summer (PHOENIX) It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more. Enjoy a showing of 500 Days of Summer in the park. Margaret T. Hance Park, 5:30pm – 10pm, $12 online, $17 at the door, 323-254-5068.
JUNE 18 Members Father’s Day Breakfast (PHOENIX) Phoenix Zoo Members – Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo! Treat dad to a hearty breakfast buffet inside the Zoo’s scenic Stonehouse Pavilion. Breakfast will include exclusive meet and greets with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors! To reserve your spot for this unforgettable event, call 602-914-4333.
JUNE 10 - 11 Experience Brazil (PHOENIX) Let MIM immerse you in the sights and sounds of Brazilian culture and music. Experience vibrant musical performances, Brazilian dance workshops, and a Brazilianinspired menu. Top off the day with shopping for Brazilian merchandise at the Museum Store. Included with paid museum admission, 9-5pm, 480-478-6000.
JUNE 23 - 24 Beta Dance Festival (PHOENIX) Featuring innovative and captivating dance works submitted by local dance artists and companies. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 7:30pm, 602-254-3100.
JUNE 16 Art Walk (CHANDLER) Fine art, dozen of local artists, free kids art activities, great eateries and unique shops. Historic Downtown Chandler, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480855-3539.
JUNE 24 Gordon Lightfoot In Concert (SCOTTSDALE) Experience the greatest hits of singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot including “Carefree Highway,” “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Rainy Day People.” Lightfoot will also perform deep album cuts and share behindthe-scenes stories about his historic 50-year career. The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734.
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The longest consistently run car show! “Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s” takes place every Saturday, year-round at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. This family-fun event is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a FREE open air event. 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. 480.362.2700 www.talkingstickarizona.com
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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 59) 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 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-UPHI (800-929-8744) for additional information. FRIDAYS Sedona Farmers Market (SEDONA) Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, hand-made chocolates, live music and much more! Creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque, 8am-11:30am, 928-282-4838 for additional information. 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.
SATURDAYS Rock the Block Party at Tlaquepaque North (SEDONA) An outdoor celebration of music, community, art, love and culture at Tlaquepaque North from 4pm-8pm every Saturday in June. Enjoy great food, dancing, and singing, 928282-4838. MAY 31 – JUNE 4 ILLUMINATE Film Festival (SEDONA) ILLUMINATE is the world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema. The Festival showcases the best of transformational media to uplift, inspire and transform, tickets illuminatefilmfestival.com. JUNE 2 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.
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JUNE 2 - 3 Community Campout (SEDONA) Camp at Sunset Park with food provided, activities organized, restrooms nearby and be surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Sedona! $15/tent (you bring), $35/tent (provided), Friday 4pm – Saturday 10am, register 928-282-7098. JUNE 3 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. JUNE 3 – 4 44th Annual Folk Arts Fair Village (PRESCOTT) More than 75 activities and presentations featuring traditional folk and pioneer “Living History” activities. Enjoy crafts, trades and amusements of the past, a bygone era re-created. Sharlot Hall Museum, Sat 10–5pm, Sun 10-4pm, $9 for adults 18 and over, $5 for Museum members and free for those 17 and under, 928-445-3122. JUNE 3 & 17 Concerts in the Park (CLARKDALE) Concerts are performed from the Clarkdale Town Park Gazebo located at 1001 Main Street and are FREE to the public. A perfect way to spend an enjoyable evening in the park with family, friends and neighbors. Concert hotline 928-639-2492.
of great restaurants within walking distance. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 9 – 4 pm, 928-443-8909. JUNE 10 Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash (PRESCOTT) Starring Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band playing your favorite Cash hits. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. JUNE 23 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. JUNE 23 – 24 8th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally and Poker Run (PINETOP) Hosted by Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. For more details, please call 1-800-WAY-UP-HI (800-929-8744) or visit hon-dah.com. JUNE 24 Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival (CORNVILLE) Bringing
wine, food and music together in one amazing cultural phenomenon. Page Springs Cellars Vineyard and Winery, 5pm – Midnight, $60 GA, 12 and under free, 928-639-3004. JUNE 24 - 25 36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival (PRESCOTT) The festival started as a fiddle contest dedicated to a local fiddler. Today it remains the only FREE Bluegrass Festival of its caliber in the Western US. Financial support comes from local businesses, the City of Prescott, & Friends of Bluegrass, as well as raffle sales, festival tee shirts and program. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, free, 928-445-2000 x120. 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 928-445-4320, worldsoldestrodeo.com.
JUNE 4 Antiques on the Square (PRESCOTT) Enjoy beautiful downtown Prescott while visiting more than seventy vendors showcasing a variety of antiques and collectibles including glass, jewelry, ephemera, primitives, pottery and furniture. Admission and parking are free. Plenty ArizonaKEY.com
event calendar Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and 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 71! 800-289-5898. ALL MONTH Lowell Observatory (FLAGSTAFF) Home of Pluto and the expanding universe! Visit Lowell Observatory and enjoy daytime guided tours, evening telescope viewing, special exhibits and more, 928-774-3358. JUNE 2 First Friday ArtWalk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and entertainment, unique dining, meet local artists and shop for artwork at galleries in historic downtown. 6-9 pm, free, 928-779-2300. JUNE 3 Steam to the Grand Canyon (WILLIAMS) It’s Time To Get Fired Up!
Steam is back at Grand Canyon Railway. Fueled by waste vegetable oil (WVO), driven by an iron will, powered by ingenuity. Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Railway, 800-843-8724. JUNE 9 - 10 Barrel Racing (WILLIAMS) Fair Grounds, for more info, 928-635-4061, experiencewilliams.com. JUNE 10 2nd Saturday Art Walk (WILLIAMS) Complimentary food, wine, beverage, and live music at The Gallery in Williams - a great place to start the Artwalk! Maps available for your stroll to other art venues, plus meet the featured & regular artist members, 928-635-3006. JUNE 10 Navajo Rug Auction 2017 (FLAGSTAFF) More than 300 authentic Navajo rugs are on the auction block in this fun, fast-paced event. Specialists and experts will be on site to ensure quality items and prices. Museum of Northern AZ, preview 9 am-1 pm, auction 2 pm6pm, free, 928-779-2300. JUNE 10 Flagstaff Brews & Blues (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music, craft beer, arts and crafts vendors, delicious food and kids area. North Mississippi Allstars headlines a long lineup of outstanding blues bands. Continental Country Club, 11 am-9 pm, tickets, 928-606-7600.
JUNE 10 Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Presented by Sun Sounds of AZ, this popular beer tasting event is in the beautiful cool outdoors of the Pepsi Amphitheater. 1-5 pm, tickets 928-779-1775. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend. JUNE 15 - 18 Cowpunchers Rodeo (WILLIAMS) This is when the real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves! An action packed event that is great fun to watch. Fair Grounds, 928635-4061, experiencewilliams.com. JUNE 17 – 24 Grand Canyon Star Party (GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM) Due to its dark skies and clean air, Grand Canyon offers one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States. For eight days in June, park visitors explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix, 928-6387888, www.nps.gov/grca. JUNE 24 - 25 Flagstaff Folk Festival (FLAGSTAFF) This folk music celebration features more than 100 acts on 5 stages, workshops, jams and more. “Take a listen” with the family in the cool mountain pines. Coconino Center for the Arts, 9am-6pm, $5 or $15 family, 928-606-2064.
THE BLINK COMPARATOR AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY USED BY CLYDE TOMBAUGH IN THE DISCOVERY OF PLUTO
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little over a year ago a movie called “Zootopia” was released into theatres and the sloth character, Flash, became a movie star! Maybe you saw the movie and appreciated the intense humor from the DMV scene? If you have not seen the movie, Out of Africa Wildlife Park highly recommend everyone seeing it. The animators did a fantastic job capturing the facial expressions. The Linnaeus sloths, also known as the southern two-toed sloth, unau, or Linne’s twotoed sloth, is a species of sloth from South America. These nocturnal tree-dwellers spend their lives in tropical rain forests and cloud forests. You may think that sloths may seem slow and lazy; however, their usual idleness is due to metabolic adaptations for conserving energy. (Their metabolic rate is 40 to 45% of that expected for a mammal of their size.) Leaves, their main food source, provide very little energy or nutrients, and do not digest easily. Sloths, therefore, have large, specialized, slow-acting stomachs and the digestive process can take as long as a month! Out of Africa’s friend Bart is the best of the best when it comes to sloths which is why they started offering sloth encounters for guests to meet Bart and his roommate Wilbur. This was to help offset the cost of building them a new house and bringing in a wife for each of them, turning the now bachelor pad into the honeymoon suite. Out of Africa Wildlife Park Come meet Bart, Wilbur and all of the family year round, with fun shows like Tiger Splash and get smooched by a giraffe on your African Bush Safari. Open daily, Just 30 minutes south of Sedona and 45 minutes north of Anthem, Out of Afri9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. can Park is located in Camp Verde, AZ, 3 miles west of I-17 on SR-260. Open daily, (928) 567-2840 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call (928) 567-2840 or visit www.outofafricapark.com. AZ www.outofafricapark.com ArizonaKEY.com
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 must-see 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. 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.
tions at galleries in and around downtown. Get free maps/schedules at Davis Dominguez Gallery and other participants, 6-9pm, free, 520-629-9759.
the ending of slavery in the United States. Enjoy historical presentations and exhibits, music and dance, arts, crafts and food vendors, at Dunbar Cultural Center.
JUNE 3 National Trails Day (TUCSON) Celebrate National Trails Day with a visit to a state or national park, national forest, or nature center in Tucson or Southern Arizona, and experience our great outdoors. 800-638-8350.
JUNE 23 - 25 Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days (TOMBSTONE) Celebration includes street entertainment, a parade, and many other events. Historic Allen Street, 10 – 4pm, 888-457-3929.
JUNE 10 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.
SATURDAYS Cool Summer Nights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (TUCSON) Offering stunning sunsets, star-lit skies, and lots of themed activities, 5pm – 10pm, 520-883-2702.
JUNE 16 - 18 Bisbee Pride 2017 (BISBEE) Come have fun in mile high Bisbee! Enjoy live musical performances, pub crawls, street fairs, parade and more, bisbeepride.com.
SUNDAYS Rillito Park Farmers Market (TUCSON) Tucson’s largest yearround farmers market is located along the bike trail known as The Loop and nestled in the Southeast corner of Rillito Park. The Rillito Park Farmers Market hosts farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors featuring local produce and fresh cuisine, year-round. 8am-12pm, 520-882-2157.
JUNE 17 The Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival (TUCSON) Samplings of some of the most authentic and delicious food available north of the international border is offered by local restaurants and breweries at this toast to Tucson’s “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food” distinction. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 6pm, advance tickets $49, 520-797-3959.
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JUNE 17 Tucson Juneteenth Festival (TUCSON) Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating
JUNE 24 Tombstone at Twilight (TOMBSTONE) The town stays open later and guests can 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., 888457-3929. JUNE 24 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. JUNE 24 Ha: san Bak Saguaro Fruit Harvest Celebration (VAIL) The traditional summer harvest of saguaro cactus-fruit by Southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham (Sonoran Desert People) includes demonstrations, tastings, and more at Colossal Cave Mountain Park on the border of Saguaro National Park East, 520-647-7121.
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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 BALLOON RIDES – 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. 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 30 30
around the world. 602-2863800. 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. 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
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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 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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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
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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. 52
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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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 Shades of the West. AZ BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST 7247 Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 www.bischoffsouthwestart.com
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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! DDCAZ.com 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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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. 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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he month of May and June are great months to visit Sedona, and perfect for a Jeep adventure through Sedona’s outback, canyons, and prehistoric cliff dwellings. The Diamondback Gulch Tour is an exciting 4x4 adventure with big-sky views and rugged trails. Your guide DIAMANDBBA is both a professional driver and highly-trained storyteller. CK GULCH TO UR Did you know that the Sedona area was once home to 50,000 head of Texas longhorn cattle? You will see remnants of the old ranching days along the Greasy Spoon, a section of wagon trail that used to connect Sedona with Prescott, then the capital of the Arizona Territory. Hold on tight for a thrilling ride into Sedona’s backcountry! The Coyote Canyon Tour is an excellent introductory Jeep tour and a great value with epic views of red and white cliffs and the jagged canyons carved between them. Travel along Vultee Arch Road, a scenic and bouncy by-way into Sedona’s backcountry Stops may include Van Deren Cabin, an historic landmark INS TOUR ANCIENT RU and old-time film set. Did you know that Sedona was once called Arizona’s Little Hollywood due to the popularity of local filming? Get ready for a fun ride and panoramic views. Travel through time on the Ancient Ruin Tour. Tucked away in a remote canyon are the relics of a prehistoric civilization. This is a guided experience of Honanki Heritage Site, a 700-year-old Native American cliff dwelling. A 0.75-mile nature trail takes you under a 500-ft cliff and brings you within the ruined walls of this ancient structure. More than 1,500 petroglyphs and pictographs stare back at you from the rocks. Who were they? Why did they leave? Where did they go? Your guide is ready with facts and stories. And our custom open air Jeep Wrangler vehicles are the best in the business. Pink Jeep Tours Tours start at $75 per adult and can be booked at PinkJeepTours.com or (800) 873-3662. AZ (800) 873-3662
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 18 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. 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. 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. 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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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
Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona
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 GrandCanyonCVB.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 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. experiencewilliams.com 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. 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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Yavapai Geology Museum On Yavapai Point Displays explain the geology and formation of the canyon. Memorable views unfold from the picture windows and nearby overlooks.
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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. AZ
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)
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Tucson and Southern Arizona
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. 866-2BISBEE 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
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 • azstateparks.com/kartchner/ 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
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. 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 • discoverbisbee.com
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 • pimaair.org 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 • colossalcave.com
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 • desertmuseum.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. 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
Anyone in the know will tell you - Bisbee is a small town with a big difference: you’re welcome to be yourself here. When you’re in Bisbee, you are Bisbee. Come check us out, and you’ll find a place with a thriving creative culture and a real appreciation for freedom. So be yourself, in all your glory. Stretch out. Be unencumbered.
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A. Wallet Hub cited 3 Arizona cities in the top 20 of its 2017 Top 150 Best Places to Get Married in the U.S. The major factors were cost, convenience and romantic settings. After you’ve identified what type of romantic you are: the Out-andAbout type, the Do-Not-Disturb type, or the Culture Immersers, you can consult visitors’ bureaus or a concierge at hotels, resorts and inns before you arrive as to their tips for lodging and activities. One of the world’s renowned havens kissed by sunrises and sunsets on its sandstone spires and sculptured pinnacles is that oft painted village of Sedona in Northern Arizona just two-and-a-half hours from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim—a poplar bucket list item for the Out-and-About romantics, and home to movie locations for more than 60 films. Visit Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks, take the famed Pink Jeep Tour, view the Honanki and Palatki ruins. Take a breathtaking helicopter tour or just wading in Oak Creek which meanders 16 miles through the middle of Sedona and north is the very essence of romantic escape. A guide through this wonderland is an enriching approach to frame forever these experiences in time. Wander in to a gallery or two just to double your sensory sampling of the many ways to view the scenic takes on this land. The popular Shakespeare Sedona Summer Theater presents one of the Bard’s cleverest romantic comedies “Much Ado About Nothing” June 22 through July 7th. in the old-world charm of Tlaquepaque Village. Visit Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village online or call (928)282-4838 for tickets. Check out the Sedona Lodge bed and breakfast where you can take a meditative walk around the labyrinth adjoining the grounds.
When George Washington was crossing the Delaware in the Revolutionary War, Tucson was a walled Spanish presidio with the military fighting off Apache raids in Southern Arizona formerly a part of Mexico. This is an ethnic stew guaranteed to spice up the Culture Immerser couple’s itinerary! Established in 1775, Tucson is one of Arizona’s oldest cities embracing the cross cultures of Mexico and the Tohono O’odham native peoples. Download a map of the 2.5 mile downtown historic walking tour known as the Turquoise Trail at www.tucsonpresidio.com or take the 2-hour Tucson Ghost Company walking or driving tour for $13 Tuesdays through Saturdays firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay or visit one of its historic dude ranches like the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch or Hacienda del Sol or the renowned Arizona Inn founded in 1930, reflecting the charm of its owner, the state’s first female Congresswoman Isabella Greenway. One of its many festivals is the Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival held on June 17th that celebrates the best 23 miles of Mexican food in America! Food demonstrations, education and mariachi music will ensue featuring the highest concentration of family-owned Mexican restaurants this side of Sonora, Mexico. Or pull up a chair at the oldest continuously operating Mexican restaurant in the U.S. owned by the same family and famed for their carne seca—El Charro! AZ
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is a gem of a find for the Do-Not-Disturb couple who have a yen for a cloistered splurge with the Avania Spa offering a unique take on couple’s massages in addition to a private outdoor rain shower garden, and a French Celtic mineral pool beneath the bougainvillea. When the sunset silhouettes the palm trees along its pathways, the Hyatt’s Center Stage Lounge ignites into one of Central Arizona’s entertainment hubs offering live entertainment nightly of Top 40’s, Indy Pop and Indy Rock favorites. A gondola ride is a must on this romantic escape. They run nightly 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. making a perfect magic carpet transport to an Italian dinner in Alto (order the Gondolino crème Brule)—a favorite at anniversary celebrations! And the Solstice gift shop, one of the largest hotel gift shops in the Valley, carries an enticing
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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earizona has completed construction of an 8,000 square foot restaurant! The Canyonlands Restaurant at Bearizona features soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest. The restaurant welcomes park guests, large groups and special events. Fireworks are returning to Williams on Tuesday July 4, 2017! Itâ€™s been years since the burst and sparkle of fireworks have been seen over the historic, charming community of Williams. Visitors from near and far can enjoy the festive flare on July 4 with a parade on Route 66 and fireworks closing out the night. Fireworks will begin at dusk, stop by the Visitor Center for perfect viewing locations. Ready for a true western dude ranch experience? Make plans to visit The Historic Hat Ranch located just 5 miles from downtown Williams. The Historic Hat Ranch once was a vacation destination for Theodore Roosevelt and other politicians and celebrities. Enjoy over 2,000 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, horseback riding, downhome breakfast, all in a relaxed setting. The location is perfect for family reunions, corporate retreats, teambuilding activities and more. For further information about all things Williams, please visit: experiencewilliams.com, or call the Official Visitor Center at 928-635-4061. AZ
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The June issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features an out of this world experience at Meteor Crater! Visit the impact site and enjoy gui...
Published on May 31, 2017
The June issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features an out of this world experience at Meteor Crater! Visit the impact site and enjoy gui...