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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | May 2017 |

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Monument Valley Calendar of Events Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Bischoff’s Shades of the West Pink Jeep Tours The Grand Canyon Hall of Flame Museum Arizona KEYMagazine


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54 Glendale 64 Sedona 66 Prescott 74 Northern AZ 78 Southern AZ


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onument Valley in northeastern Arizona is one of the most iconic geologic formations in the southwest and has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft above the valley floor. The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level. The floor is largely siltstone of the Cutler Group, or sand derived from it, deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley’s vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide. The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is the Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate. The valley includes large stone structures including the famed “Eye of the Sun”. The Mittens (top photo) buttes are among the most recognizable formations. Other formations such as the Three Sisters, Elephant Butte, and the Thumb are accessible via a A 17-mile scenic drive. The area features many trails, and guided and unguided hikes abound. While in the area, be sute to check out Antelope Canyon - one of the most colorful slot canyons in the US. Monument Valley is approximately 300 miles from Phoenix. Kayenta is a good starting point - take I-17 north to Flagstaff, I-40 to US 89 north, and then US 160 east to Kayenta. Tuba City also makes a nice home base, while Chinle is the closest community to Canyon de Chelly. Remember, the area surrounding Monumnet Valley is sparsely populated. Towns dot the landscape, but are far apart. Cell service is questionable - so be sure to bring plently of water, food, flashlight and emergency supplies just in case. AZ


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Nature has provided Arizona with some of the most stunning vistas in the world. Visiting outdoor adventurers should add Canyon De Chelly (pronounced “shay”) to their must-see list. Canyon de Chelly National Monument was authorized in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover in large measure to preserve the important archeological resources that span more than 4,000 years of human occupation. The monument encompasses approximately 84,000 acres of lands located entirely on the Navajo Nation with roughly 40 families residing within the park boundaries.


Millions of years of land uplifts and stream cutting created the colorful sheer cliff walls of Canyon de Chelly. Natural water sources and rich soil provided a variety of resources, including plants and animals that have sustained families for thousands of years. The Ancient Puebloans found the canyons an ideal place to plant crops and raise families. The first settlers built pit houses that were then replaced with more sophisticated homes as more families migrated to the area. More homes were built in alcoves to take advantage of the sunlight and natural protection. People thrived until the mid1300’s when the Puebloans left the canyons for better farmlands. Descendants of the Puebloans, the Hopi migrated into the canyons to plant fields of corn and orchards of peaches. Although the Hopi left this area to permanently settle on the mesa tops to the west, the Hopi still hold on to many of their traditions that are evident from their homes and kivas. Related to the Athabaskan people of Northern Canada and Alaska, the Navajo settled the Southwest between the four sacred mountains. The Navajo, or Dine’ as they call themselves, continue to raise families and plant crops just as the “Ancient Ones” had. The farms, livestock and hogans of the Dine’ are visible from the canyon rims. The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ. From Flagstaff, AZ, take I-40 East then Hwy 191 North. From Gallup, NM, take Hwy 264 West then Hwy 191 North. From Kayenta, AZ, take Route 59 Southeast then Hwy 191 South. More information can be found online at Welcome to Arizona... enjoy our incredible landscapes!

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earizona invites guests to drive into the Arizona wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the comfort and safety of their own private vehicle. The park also features an extensive walk through area where patrons will see even more animals on exhibit and get to watch one of the amazing birds of prey shows or “keeper chats” that take place daily. New for 2017 guests won’t want to miss stopping by the newly opened jaguar exhibit and restaurant, Canyonlands at Bearizona which are attractions in themselves.

Spin It: Drive through three miles to see North American animals ranging from rugged rocky mountain goats and stealthy wolves to comical black bears and majestic bison. Guests can also hop on the park’s complimentary, open-air Wild Ride Bus Tour. Park guides educate passengers about Bearizona and share some fun facts about the animals that call Bearizona home. 16

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Stroll It: Walk through Fort Bearizona’s winding paths to enjoy the antics of more animals on exhibit. Visitors will also find several food options from concessions with quick, simple meals and tasty treats to the newly opened sit-down restaurant. This themed restaurant features soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest. There is also the Bears Den Gift Shop which offers unique gifts and souvenirs.

Bearizona is located at Highway 64 and Interstate 40 in beautiful Williams, Ariz.

Soar It: Fort Bearizona is also the location of several amazing animal shows. The most popular is the Birds of Prey free-flight show which occurs daily at 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., (March-December). Animal Encounters also take place throughout the day in Fort Bearizona. These programs allow visitors a behindthe-scenes glimpse into how Bearizona’s keepers care for animals and educate visitors in the process. AZ

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Concert: Tift Merritt Monday, May 8 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $30.50 - $38.50 Description: Tift Merritt is a singer songwriter whose literate songs are grounded in country, pop, and Americana. She is among our most distinctive and individual songwriters. She is among our most distinctive and individual songwriters. Concert: Trace Bundy Friday, May 19 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $33.50 - $38.50 Description: Using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence, the “acoustic guitar ninja” delivers an unforgettable live concert experience. Concert: Lisa Fischer Thursday, May 25 | 7 & 9 p.m. Tickets: $43.50 - $63.50 Description: After four decades of singing background for icons such as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. This stunning singer became a star in the Academy Award–winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom.

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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 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. Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens, 480-488-3686. WEDNESDAYS Desert Belle Wine Tasting Cruises (MESA) Come join Desert Belle Cruises on the water every Wednesday for Wine Tasting and Live Music at 5:00pm-6:30pm. All wines are made locally in Arizona. Learn about the different vineyards and wines while listening to live music and cruising the waters of Saguaro Lake, 480-984-2425. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed

restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-7821117. 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. 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 additonal information. 19

 event calendar THROUGH MAY 31 John Coleman: Past/Present/ Future (SCOTTSDALE) Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539 for further details. MAY 4 - 6 Thunder From Down Under (SCOTTSDALE) Australia’s hottest boys are back with their new revue that’s bigger and better than ever! With their dynamic dance routines and barely-there costumes, Thunder from Down Under has been making women swoon for more than two decades. Don’t miss this internationally-acclaimed, Las Vegas act that will make for the ultimate ladies’ night. The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, tickets 480-850-7734. MAY 5 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.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, 1pm – 4:30pm, reservations suggested 480-585-2694. MAY 6 Bubble Bash (GLENDALE) Children of all ages are invited to soak up the fun at the second annual Bubble Bash. There will be interactive bubble discovery stations, where kids can make their own bubble wands, learn about the science behind bubbles and play among millions of floating bubbles. Come out and enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, contests and more! Fountain Park, 11am-1pm, 623-385-7502. MAY 7 Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival (PHOENIX) Features live entertainment including platinum artists & local band legends, lucha libre, ballet folklorico, cultural food, kids zone & more. Takes place at 200 West Washington Street, Noon – 10pm, tickets, 602-279-4669.

MAY 7 Wanderlust 108 Scottsdale (SCOTTSDALE) Full day celebration in support of the mindful movement, featuring a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. They bring together three intentional activities: a 5K run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can take one scheduled activity, such as acroyoga, AIReal Yoga™, hooping, or walking meditation. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7:30am – 3:30pm, tickets, MAY 12-14 & 20-21 Schnepf Farms’ Peach Festival (QUEEN CREEK) Features hay rides to the orchards, live music, train rides, carousel rides and more, peachy pancake breakfast, peachy sampling pavilion with food ranging from sweets to salsa’s, water activities, peachy arts and crafts booths, peach pies, peach cinnamon rolls, peach cookies, peach cobbler and more. Schnepf Farms, 7:30 am – 4pm, $5, 12 and under free, 480-987-3100.

MAY 6 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party (SCOTTSDALE) Experience the “fastest two minutes in sports” during the 143rd Run for the Roses on plasma screens both indoors and out. Enjoy festive live music, Bulleit bourbon tastings, a photo booth, lawn games and more. Delight in a classic lunch menu infused with Southern flair. 20

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MAY 12 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. MAY 13 Mother’s Day Celebration (GLENDALE) Visit Historic Downtown and Catlin Court and celebrate Moms with a day of deals, meals and more. Start your celebration at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up an event map and grab bag for the first 250 moms. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will feature discounts and giveaways and special Mother’s Day gift ideas, from 10 - 4 pm, 623-930-4500. MAY 13 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival (PHOENIX) Features more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries across 40 states, including beers not previously available in the state of Arizona. Enjoy live music, food, a beer science garden, seminars, beer Olympic games and a rare beer garden. Margaret T. Hance Park, Noon – 6pm, $35 during presale, $45 at the door, 602-276-2499. MAY 15 Ball Wash Open (CAREFREE) Join Harold’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Boulders Golf Resort. Benefiting children with Disabilities. Dinner and awards follow the event along with raffles and a silent & live auction. For more information, please call Harold’s Corral at 480-488-1906.

MAY 18 Roars & Pours (PHOENIX) Swing by for a happy hour with a wild side – Roars & Pours at the Phoenix Zoo! Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll select Zoo trails while enjoying craft brews, wine and food. Plus, animal encounters, yard games, live music, entertainment and more! 5:30-8:30pm, $10 per ticket, 602-286-3800. MAY 19 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. MAY 19 - 28 Arizona Spring Restaurant Week (PHOENIX) Take advantage of restaurant week pricing on a three course pre-fixe meal for either $33 or $44 per person at participating restaurants,


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The Arizona Chapter of the National Concierge Association invites you to join them for their annual silent auction and fundraiser. Items featured include hotel stays, spa treatments, jewelry, golf, dining certificates, desert excursions, local attractions and more! A

MAY 20 John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous (SCOTTSDALE) Entertainment Weekly called him “one of the best stand-up comics alive” after reviewing his Comedy Central special ‘New in Town,’ The ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum is tearing up Netflix with his original stand up special, ‘The Comeback Kid’ and in the upcoming animated series, ‘Big Mouth.’ The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734. MAY 25 – 28 Phoenix Comicon (PHOENIX) Meet with their favorite creators, actors, authors and get their autograph (and have a photo taken with them!). Phoenix Convention Center,

portion of the proceeds raised will benefit The Fetch Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives in the animal and human communities through innovative strategies and unique programs that supports, equips, and trains first responders. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 6333 N Scottsdale Road $5 admission, 5:30-8:30pm. For more details visit


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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 (See Page 59 for coupon) 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-UP-HI (800-929-8744). FRIDAYS Sedona Farmers Market (SEDONA) Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, gluten free, vegan, handmade chocolates, live music and much more! Creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque, 8am-11:30am, 928-282-4838. 22

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. MAY 5 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. MAY 6 Cinco de Mayo Celebration (SEDONA) Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican food. Stop in and be a judge at the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. Tlaquepaque, 11 – 5pm, 928-282-4838.

MAY 6 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. MAY 6 Esteban – From Bach to Rock! (PRESCOTT) Accompanied by his dancing violinist, Teresa Joy, and world class band, they will bring you a unique and truly memorable show. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. MAY 6 Mustang Project Cruise Car Show (PRESCOTT) See over 100 Mustangs! Walmart Parking Lot next to In-N-Out Burger, Hwy 69 & Prescott Lakes Parkway, 10am3pm, MAY 6 Whiskey Row Marathon (PRESCOTT) Are You Tough Enough? As an Arizona running tradition for 39 years, the Whiskey Row Marathon is among the toughest races in the country. Challenging, fun and offers a number of running routes for runners of all skill and fitness levels, including a marathon, half marathon, a 10k and a two-mile fun run, MAY 12 12×12 Exhibition and Fundraiser (SEDONA) Showcases over 100 artists who have taken on the challenge of producing an original work within the confines of a twelve-inch by twelve-inch space (or 12x12x12 for three-dimensional work). Sedona Arts Center, free 5:30pm, 928-282-3809.

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MAY 12 One of These Nights - A Tribute to the Eagles (PRESCOTT) The show takes the audience on a journey thru all the Eagles’ ‘sounds’, from tasteful country rock, complete with full harmonies, to hard rocking tunes that highlight the Eagles’ extraordinary catalogue. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. MAY 13 - 14 31st Annual Prescott Fine Arts & Wine Festival (PRESCOTT) In addition to spectacular collectors’ artwork, the festival presents an Arizona wine garden and marketplace featuring ten of Arizona’s finest Vineyards & Wineries. Courthouse Plaza, Sat 9-5pm, Sun 9-4pm, 928-776-4009. MAY 19 Country Roads Show (PINETOP) A tribute to John Denver Starring Jim Curry. Conference Center at Hon-Dah Resort Casino, doors 7pm, show at 8pm, tickets and packages call 800-929-8744. Must be 21 or older. MAY 20 Rod Stewart Tribute (PRESCOTT) Starring Gregory

Wolfe featuring the songs from the Great American Songbook. Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. MAY 20 - 21 52nd Annual Jerome Home Tour (JEROME) The longest running home tour in AZ boasts never before seen Historic and Significant homes in this Guided tour through the mile high town’s back streets, 9 - 3 pm, tickets 928-634-2900. MAY 21 Archaeological Hike (SEDONA) Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy to moderate trails. Please bring water and suitable footwear. Hike included with park entrance fee. Red Rock State Park, 1pm, 928-282-6907. MAY 26 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.

MAY 27 - 29 43rd Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale (PRESCOTT) More than 100 of the nation’s best American Western artists converge on Prescott Courthouse Plaza to display and sell their paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more, 928-778-1385. MAY 28 The Phoenix Symphony (PRESCOTT) Tito Munoz closes his 3rd season as Virginia G. Piper Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony with a program of Haydn and Mahler masterworks. The program opens with Franz Josef Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, offering a fitting finale to the season with its experimental forms and rare use of the F-sharp minor key. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 3pm, for tickets call 928-776-4255. 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


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MAY 13 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 in downtown Williams, plus meet the featured artist and regular artist members, 928-635-3006. MAY 13 Flagstaff Train Day (FLAGSTAFF) Join the celebration with a day of train-related activities for the family including live music, railroad displays, booths, Kids Depot and raffles. Flagstaff Visitor Center, 10 am-2 pm, free, 928-213-2951.

Experience Williams and a true historical Route 66 Car Show on May 19 - 20, 2017. Cruise the Loop on Friday night, Swap Meet Friday & Saturday, Commercial vendors marketplace on Saturday. Historical Route 66 Car show is sponsored by the American Legion Cordova Post #13. Proceeds Benefit the American Legion. For more information, please visit

MAY 16 “Run for the Wall” Parade (WILLIAMS) Parade on Route 66, for more information, 928-635-4061,

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MAY 19 - 21 Gateway To The Grand Canyon Arts And Crafts Fair (WILLIAMS) For more information, 928- 380-2275,

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. MAY 5 First Friday ArtWalk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and entertainment, unique dining, meet artists & shop for artwork at galleries in historic downtown. 6-9 pm, free, 928-779-2300. MAY 6 Steam to the Grand Canyon (WILLIAMS) 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, 800-843-8724.

MAY 27 - 28 Zuni Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Share in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 50 Zuni artists. Buy traditional and contemporary art, enjoy insightful lectures, and delight in musical and dance performances. Museum of Northern Arizona, 9-5pm, 928-774-5213. MAY 27 - 28 Jack Fuller Roping (WILLIAMS) Fair Grounds, for more information, 928- 692-8465, experiencewilliams. com. MAY 29 Memorial Day Musical (WILLIAMS) Community Stage in the Visitor Center parking lot, 928-600-2961.

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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 APR 28 – MAY 7 Agave Heritage Festival (TUCSON) Explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, trade shows, and world-class culinary events. Hotel Congress, special events all week, 520-622-8848. MAY 3 – 6 Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival - Spring Fling (SIERRA VISTA) Self-guided and guided tours, exhibits, and presentations about Southern Arizona birds and butterflies at annual conference in Sierra Vista, near some of the country’s best birding areas, 520515-0500.

wagering from Turf Paradise and the Kentucky Derby. Sonoita Fairgrounds, gates open at 10 am, daily post time 1 pm, 520-455-5553. MAY 13 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. MAY 14 Mother’s Day Breakfast at Reid Park Zoo (TUCSON) Start off the morning with a scrumptious breakfast and a mimosa for mom on the Conservation Learning Center’s deck overlooking the beautiful Mill Pond. Take a stroll through the Zoo and participate in a variety of activities, 8:30am-10am, seating is limited call 520-791-3204. MAY 16 Copper Classic Car & Motorcycle Show (BISBEE) Classic cars and motorcyles will dazzle with their chrome. Come see these great automobiles in historic Old Bisbee. Spend the weekend in Bisbee, 520432-3554,

MAY 6 - 7 Tucson Folk Festival (TUCSON) One of the country’s largest free festivals, with more than 200 musicians from Arizona and the Southwest performing over 20 hours of family-friendly music, dance, and entertainment. El Presidio Park, downtown Tucson, tickets

MAY 20 - 21 Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival (WILLCOX) Arizona Wine Growers Association presents wine tastings, yummy treats, artisan vendors, and live entertainment. Downtown Willcox’s historical Railroad Park, 11am-5pm, $15-$45 tastings, 520-384-2995.

MAY 6 - 7 102nd Sonoita Horse Races (SONOITA) Live Quarter Horse and thoroughbred races, with simulcast

MAY 26 - 29 Vietnam and all Veterans Memorial Day Weekend (BISBEE) Come out to The City of Bisbee’s


first Memorial Day Weekend and Veterans Event. There will be bands, food, drinks, speakers and vendors for all to enjoy! Motorcycles will also be bringing one of the Vietnam Walls to be on display. Vista Park (Warren District), 520-432-3554. MAY 27 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. MAY 27 - 28 Bisbee Gem & Mineral Show (BISBEE) A gem and mineral showcasing. Spend the weekend in Bisbee, 520-432-3554, MAY 27 - 29 Wyatt Earp Days (TOMBSTONE) Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die,” with costumed entertainers, gunfights, chili cook-off, hangings, street entertainment, 1880’s fashion show, and more, free, 888-457-3929. BISBEE GEM SHOW

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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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$ dining & entertainment Whether you are looking to kick up your heels at an

Old Western Saloon, visit a World Famous Cafe or enjoy true southwestern cuisine, the Valley of the

Sun has something for everyone to enjoy. Sip on


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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 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.

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

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360 BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST 7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • 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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CALL (480) 585 - 0239 | Trail Rides (offering private, group or moonlight rides)* Hayrides and Cookouts* Stagecoach Rides* Western Town Ambience & Giftshop Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Western Games (like Steer head roping, Horeseshoe throwing, and much more!) *Call for pricing and availability.



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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

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

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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 BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST make your way 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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Sedona and North Central Arizona


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-


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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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 DIAMANDBBA guide is both a professional driver and highly-trained CK GULCH TO UR storyteller. 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, INS TOUR ANCIENT RU an historic landmark 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 Pink Jeep Tours Jeep Wrangler vehicles are the best in the business. Tours start at $75 per adult and can be booked at (800) 873-3662 or (800) 873-3662. 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. 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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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. 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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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., (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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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

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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. 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 •


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 •

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 •

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 •

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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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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Q. Warmer weather brings out the wet questions: “ Where can we hike through streams of water?” And “Where can we wet our whistle?” A. Hikers and drinkers might disagree on the phrasing of Ben Franklin’s observation that “In wine there is wisdom…In beer there is freedom… and in water there is bacteria!” With a hop, skip and a splash, you can be in a cool hiking paradise anywhere in Arizona. Just bring along your wet shoes. And save the imbibing for later. Northern Central Arizona’s wet hikes sometimes go unheralded. The headwaters of West Clear Creek are a moderate hike with multiple watery trails near Strawberry, but has deep waters. It is a bigger commitment than the others mentioned in this article but this is its prime season for a dip into West Clear Creek. Another spot has various levels of difficulty with an easy 3-mile hike along the creek. Lots of shade and petroglyphs and clear pools for wading await these trail hikers. But beware as this is a canyon with steep descents and can be dangerous if wet.(Be careful.) Take Hwy 7 through Strawberry, then left on Hwy 200, right on Forest Rd. 144, left on Forest Rd. 149, right on Forest Rd. 142, Left on 142 E. and the trail is at the end of the road. If you’re in Payson you can get your happy on during Happy Hour at the popular Fargo’s Steakhouse Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m. in a quiet booth or join the sociables at the bar in this restaurant with a definite ski chalet atmosphere in the pines (928) 474-7455. A side note: their martini list has bragging rights in the area. This place is always busy, so enjoy the scenery and the courtyard. Seven Springs is an easy daytrip north of Phoenix in Central Arizona just 20 miles north of Carefree located along the ankle-deep waters of Cave Creek,framed with giant Sycamore and Cottonwood trees offering respite to wildlife and hikers alike. There isn’t enough water here for swimming unless you’re an Arizona Chub fish. Take Cave Creek north 24 miles, with the last stretch as dirt road. An easy hike! Two landmark watering holes in the area I recommend include: the Tortilla Flats Superstition Saloon east of Phoenix where Weaver’s Needle hikers can kick the dust off their boots, straddle a saddle barstool and hoist a tall cool beer ordering up some ribs and even take in a gunfight on the weekends at this former 1904 stagecoach stop (480) 984-1776; and for the shiny-shoes cocktail crowd The Blue Martini Lounge an upscale enclave with live music nightly northeast of Phoenix enshrines its famed drink of the same name while a variety of bands reward fans of Country, Alternative, Top 40’s, R & B or Latin sounds nightly. Order their popular lamb chops or baked Brie bar fare. (480) 638-2583.


On a hike in Southern Arizona you hear the rushing water from a hidden waterfall deep in a canyon. No it’s not the Seven Falls Trail in Sabino Canyon (probably the most popular hiking spot and swimming hole in the area)—it’s a hidden waterfall deep in Madera Canyon where birding is lush on the north face of the Coronado National Forest. To find it, take I-19 south from Tucson toward Nogales for 20 miles. Take exit 63 at Continental Road in Green Valley turning left. In one mile, turn right onto Whitehouse Canyon Road, then keep right for Madera Canyon Road. Park at the first entry station. And walk 200 feet down the Proctor Trail pave path to an unpaved trail to the right. Follow that to a stream of water and the hidden waterfall. Taps across the State worked overtime during Arizona Beer Week this Spring which gave me a chance to try some craft beer in Tucson. I’m a big fan of Tucson’s downtown vibe and Tap & Bottle (520) 344-8999 has some of the most knowledgeable and gracious staff with a well-curated list of some 20 taps and 1 cask. The demographic is kinda hipster and 30-40 something. They are always hosting clever events including a Beer Mile and Beer Brunch! No food here on a regular basis but food trucks everywhere. Chef Emily Peterson, owns Beer Geek Bakery. Her specialty is making flavorful treats, things like mini-pies, cookie sandwiches and citrus bars, using beer from the breweries in which she’s selling. (520) 661-7861. Yes! Where the trail meets the river and the beer, wine and the margueritas meet your lips Arizona has an enticing array of ways to take a walk on the wild and wet side!

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

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he Hall of Flame Fire Museum is hosting an exhibit of special interest - Rescue 4, a survivor of the disaster at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The New York City Fire Department owned 5 rescue trucks on 9/11. A company served each of the city’s five boroughs. Rescue 4 served the Borough of Queens. It had a normal crew of 6 firefighters. Rescue company firefighters were the elite of FDNY firefighters with many years of experience on the job and trained in every phase of firefighting, including SCUBA and boat rescue tactics, sophisticated electric and hydraulic tools used to rescue the victims of auto accidents, building and bridge collapses, ditch cave ins and rescues from multi story buildings, basements roof rescues. When the North and South towers of the World Trade Center were hit by air liners all five rescue companies, together with dozens of other fire companies, responded. Rescue 4 had eight firefighters aboard. It arrived at the South Tower. All eight firemen entered the tower and began evacuating victims. When the building collapsed all eight men were killed. Most of the firemen in Rescues 1, 2, 3, and 5 were also killed. Rescue 4 suffered the least damage in the collapse of the towers. Rescue 1 and 2 were destroyed. Rescue 3 and 5 were badly damaged but were eventually restored to duty. Rescue 4 was New York’s only rescue rig for several weeks. It was in front line service until 2011, when it, together with Rescue 5, were retired to a junk yard. At this point a group of firefighters from the Chicago area established a foundation and purchased both rigs. They restored both in the Chicago area and sent them on tour to many towns and cities in the United States Hall of Flame Museum to educate the public about the 9/11 tragedy. 6101 East Van Buren Street Rescue 4 arrived at the Hall of Flame in January of this year and will be on Phoenix, AZ 85008 display through July. It is a 1996 HME/Saulsbury heavy rescue truck. It serves to 602-275-3473 compliment the Hall of Flame’s exhibit on 9/11, which recognizes all 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. AZ



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The May issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features Bearizona, a truly unique wildlife park in Williams. Catch some casino action in Glen...

Arizona KEY Travel Guide - May 2017  

The May issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features Bearizona, a truly unique wildlife park in Williams. Catch some casino action in Glen...