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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | November 2015 |

on the cover



20 81

MIMFEST November 7 & 8

31 14 Searching for Snow 20 Calendar of Events 31 Flagstaff: Arizona’s Winter Wonderland 70 The Grand Canyon 81 SEA LIFE Arizona


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MIM. The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum® MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM | 480.478.6000 | Open Daily 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

(Corner of Tatum & Mayo Blvds., just south of Loop 101)



departments 16 Publisher Page 80 Concierge Corner

30 Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central AZ 40 Carefree & Cave Creek

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


maps 54 Glendale & West Valley 62 Sedona 72 Grand Canyon Village 77 Tucson & Southern AZ

tag it Download the free smart phone Tag app from Microsoft and snap tags throughout the magazine to go to websites, videos, coupons & more.

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28 Phoenix 58 Sedona

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42 Scottsdale 44 Metropolitan Phoenix 52 State of Arizona 54 Downtown Phoenix


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America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built this desert masterpiece as his winter home and workplace at the base of the McDowell Mountains.


Unplug. Connect. Short drive, Long lasting memories


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now in Arizona? Surely you jest? Here’s a quick guide for those craving some of the white stuff!

Mount Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson. It is 9,157 feet above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. The drive up the beautiful Catalina Highway traverses four completely different ecological strata. From saguaro cactus at the bottom, to the pine and aspen groves at the top, the drive is breathtaking. During this time of year, you can leave the warm Tucson climate, go skiing or sledding for the day, and be back in the desert before dark! The White Mountains along the Arizona - New Mexico border are the state’s second highest range. Pinetop-Lakeside and Springerville-Eagar along the northern edge of the range provide the most popular access points. Take a trip to the White Mountains and experience a real Arizona winter. Ski, tube or sled down snowcovered hills and then get warm by a fire. Located 220 miles east of Phoenix and 250 miles north of Tucson, this recreational winter wonderland is not to be missed. North of Flagstaff at 12,643 feet, the San Francisco Peaks is not only the dominant feature of the forest area known as the Volcanic Highlands, it’s also the highest mountain in Arizona. Three of the summits that ring this dormant volcano’s now quiet inner caldera are higher than any other mountain in the state. This mountain is sacred to the native peoples that live in the area and its soaring profile set against a blue Arizona sky serves as a source of awe to visitors. Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife watching and skiing are the predominant recreation activities enjoyed in this land of mountains, forests and lava flows. The Grand Canyon shows its beautiful, moody side this time of year. Under a blanket of snow, she lays very still. This quietude typifies the canyon in winter and allows one to experience her grandeur as if transported back in time. During winter the air is crisp and the views are sharp. Package a number of Arizona joys into one experience… head to Williams and take the Grand Canyon Railway up to this natural wonder of the world for the day. The Grand Canyon will not disappoint. AZ


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publisher’spage HOLIDAYS IN ARIZONA

There’s a reason visitors from around the world flock to Arizona this time of year. The weather. Escaping chilly temperatures, gray skies, and gail force winds? No worries, the metro Phoenix and Tuscon areas boast sunshine and blue skies. It’s warm enough to swim in a heated pool and sip a tall, refreshing drink! Can’t fathom the thought of the Holdiay Season without snow? No need to worry about that either. Northern Arizona has plenty of the white stuff, from light dustings in Sedona to skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in Flagstaff. And words cannot do justice to the beauty of the Grand Canyon this time of year. Suffice to say, if you’ve never viewed the great chasm during the winter season, then you’re in for a treat.


One of the southwest’s most famous icons takes on a special charm in November. The saguaro is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. Saguaros have a relatively long life span. They take up to 75 years to develop a side arm. A saguaro without arms is called a spear. And yes, we decorate these cacti with lights and hats! Speaking of holiday decorations, be on the lookout for displays of luminaria, a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag). Electrically-lit luminarias are also used, consisting of a string of standard incandescent “Christmas lights” with the bulbs covered with a tan plastic sleeve, made to about the size and shape of a small paper bag. Traditional Christmas Eve luminarias are said to originate from Spaniard merchants. They were impressed with the paper lanterns from the Chinese culture and decided to make their own version when they returned to New Spain; particularly during the Christmas season. These are typically arranged in rows to create large and elaborate displays. The hope among Roman Catholics is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one’s home. In recent times they are seen more as a secular decoration, akin to Christmas lights. At KEY, we’re very thankful to all who support our magazine - advertisers, concierge, travel planners, and our readers. Sharing the beauty and granduer of Arizona each month is a rewarding labor of love. Welcome to November in Arizona. No matter where you’re visiting from, we’re glad to have you. Happy Thanksgiving, and best wishes for a very joyous Holiday Season.

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Outdoor Music Festival November 7 & 8



he Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) presents MIMFest, a weekend-long celebration of music from around the world. Extraordinary local, national, and international musical acts will perform on three stages, offering guests a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

MIMFest is inspired by MIM’s commitment to celebrating musical traditions of the world. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Arizona desert, the two-day festival showcases more than 20 musical and performance acts as well as 12 food trucks serving global fare, Four Peaks beers, and local wines. It will be a weekend of incomparable entertainment, culture, and cuisine! This year’s headliners include Ozomatli, a Los Angeles–based group performing Latin/ funk/hip-hop and everything in between, on Saturday and renowned songwriter and multi18

instrumentalist Andrew Bird on Sunday. Other highlights include a performance by Paraguay’s inspiring Recycled Orchestra, composed of youths playing instruments made from recycled trash, which will kick off the festival on Saturday and Grammy-winning bass guitarist Victor Wooten. In addition to performances on the three stages, there will be a variety of local musicians, dancers, and artists to enhance the experience, including a samba group, aerialists, and a Dixieland band. Guests of all ages will also enjoy rangoli folk art, complimentary face painting, henna art,

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acoustic instrument demonstrations, and craft activities. Tickets can be purchased online at, via phone at 480.478.6000, on-site at MIM’s Guest Service desk, or at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary parking and shuttle service will be available at Horse Lovers Park (19224 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix). For more information visit AZ


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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit Emily Kinney

Chris Potter Trio




Tuesday, November 10 | 7 p.m. Best known as Beth Greene on AMC’s blockbuster series The Walking Dead, folk-pop singer-songwriter Emily Kinney recently released her first full-length album, This is War. Tickets: $27.50-$32.50




”Both Sides Now”- A Celebration of Joni Self-guided art tour of Mitchell

central Phoenix galleries, Wednesday, November 25 | 7:00 p.m. art spaces, studios, free An I Am AZ Music(r) Concert Khani Cole with shuttle featuring rides, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539. Obadiah Parker and Krystal Baker-Waters Tickets: $29.50-$35.50



Sunday, November 22 | 7 p.m. A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and IN formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Tickets: $29.50-$37.50 EXCLUDING ZIP CODES 85901 - 8 Must be a member of Players Club or sign up for membersh Feb 3 EXPIRES 12/31/2015. AZK15 First Fridays (PHOENIX)

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Save $5 on up to 6 tickets! Receive $5 off a full priced admission when you present this special offer at the SEA LIFE Arizona admissions counter. Valid for up to 6 discounts. Offer cannot be combined with any other other offer, pre-purchased or online tickets. tic Expires 12/31/16. Code 1357 Located in Tempe, Az.

SUNDAYS Sunday Football Frenzy (SCOTTSDALE) Grab your friends – and grab a seat for the ultimate football experience as the showroom at Talking Stick Resort airs Sunday Football Frenzy on the big screen. Enjoy food & drink specials, giant HD screens, free parking, no cover FRIDAYS HotelopenRooms charge. Doors 1 hour prior to Talking Stick Food Truck 128 Oversized Kick-Off, 480-850-7734. Roundup (SCOTTSDALE) Gourmet Over 800 of the Newest Slots & Poker Room food trucks from around the state 8 will gather atFishing, the Marriott to serveand up TourTHROUGH Golfing PackagesNOV Available Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze some of your favorite eats. Courtyard Ski & Outdoor Sports Shoppatch, 6 acre (GLENDALE) Pumpkin Marriott, 5201 N Pima Road, 11-2pm. family corn maze, mini corn maze for kids, petting zoo, train ride ($2 SATURDAYS weekends only), hay ride, farm activiRock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s Car ties, play area. Tolmachoff Farms, $9 Show (SCOTTSDALE) Complete with 50’s era music provided by ages 2 and up, 623-386-1301. “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of THROUGH NOV 8 (CLOSED anywhere from 200 – 500 cars, and z up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, MONDAYS & TUESDAYS) is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, Arizona State Fair (PHOENIX) and aficionados, alike, The Pavilions Enjoy tons of kickin’ concerts, adrenaline-pumping rides, deliciously at Talking Stick, 4pm - 8pm. Please sinful foods, exhibits and livestock call 480-362-2700 for additional information. shows, and more! THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, call 800-782-1117 for more information.

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OCT 29 – NOV 8 Circus Vargas (GLENDALE) Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place! Arrowhead Towne Center, tickets 877-GOTFUN-1. NOV 6 Artlink First Fridays (PHOENIX) Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix s. 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. NOV 6 – 8 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival (CAREFREE) Thunderbird Artists hosts a spectacular show of overAUG 165 nationally acclaimed and 15-17: Gold Buying Event (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Wine Bring tasting in your award winning artists. to Sami’s for cash or and gold entertainment aresome all part of the useDowntown the moneyCarefree towardsataEasy new & venue. sparkly item in our store! Sami Ho Hum Streets, from 10 am – 5pm, Fine Jewelry, 480-837-8168. 480-837-5637. 21

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Visit for even more of the BEST Arizona Holiday Events, Light Displays, Concerts, Parades, Santa Visits and other events in our 2015 Arizona Holiday Events Guide online. Plus, find the hottest NYE parties to ring in 2016. So grab your family and friends and check out what’s going on across the state!

NOV 7 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Dance Contests, & Cash Prizes! $5 Buy in Bingo Packs, Fort McDowell Casino, midnight, 1-800-THE-FORT. NOV 7 Cars and Coffee (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy a cup of coffee and tour beautiful exotic vehicles from the Ferrari Club the first Saturday of every month. The SHOPS gainey village (SE Corner of Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd), 8am – 10am. NOV 7 - MAY 31 Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition (SCOTTSDALE) Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is honored to present a Salute to Cowboy Artists of America and a Patron, the Late Eddie Basha: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the American West, 480-686-9539. 22

NOV 7 - 8 MIMFEST (SCOTTSDALE) Set against the backdrop of the stunning Arizona desert, the two-day festival showcases more than 20 musical and performance acts as well as 12 food trucks serving global fare, Four Peaks beers, and local wines. It will be a weekend of incomparable entertainment, culture, and cuisine! MIM – Musical Instrument Museum,, 480-478-6000. (See Cover Story Page 18) NOV 7 - 8 45th Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts (LITCHFIELD PARK) Features over 250 fine artists and craftsmen exhibiting a wide selection of original arts and crafts plus lively music and irresistible aromas. Downtown Litchfield Park, 9 – 5pm, free, 623-734-6526. NOV 11 Veterans Day (SCOTTSDALE) Come celebrate and honor our country and the people who serve it. This memorial will include dignitaries, guest speakers and live performances. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 3 – 4:30pm, 480-312-2312. NOV 13 - 14 Glendale’s Best Streetfood Fest (GLENDALE) The festival brings the BEST of Glendale’s food entrepreneurs, renowned chefs, and cooks together to celebrate and promote delicious food, while competing to win YOUR VOTE for the title of Glendale’s Best Street Food. Murphy Park, Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 11am – 8pm, 623-930-2299. NOV 13 – 15 Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Features some 500 artists and artisans and gourmet food provisioners. Over 200,000 visitors are attracted to this event to do their holiday shopping,

purchase art and enjoy good food and entertainment. Avenue of the Fountains, 10 - 5pm, free admission, 480-837-1654. NOV 14 19th Annual Holiday Open House (GLENDALE) Shops in Old Towne as well as Catlin Court, will be dressed in festive decorations with a large selection of gifts, drawings, refreshments and much more. Begin your day at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up an event map, 10-4pm, 623-930-4500 for more information. NOV 14 Anthem Tree Lighting (ANTHEM) Bring the family to the Outlets at Anthem for the lighting of the tallest Christmas tree in the nation. Plus enjoy national artists, special guests and fun for the entire family! Outlets at Anthem, 6-8pm, 623-465-9500 for more details. NOV 14 KMLE Country Thunder Launchfest (SCOTTSDALE) This year, the New KMLE @ 107.9, Country Thunder and R-Entertainment are bringing the BIGGEST country music party of the fall to the valley. Performances from Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and Waterloo Revival! Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 480-270-5000. NOV 14 Certified Local Fall Festival (PHOENIX) A free family-friendly event celebrating all things local to Arizona. Featuring 100+ local vendors, kids activities, Arizona beer & wine garden, live music & more! Portland Parkway, Downtown Phoenix, 10 – 4 pm, free, 602-956-0909 for additional information.

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NOV 14 Spa Lamar Valentine Anytime Day (SCOTTSDALE) The spa celebrates the 14th of every month the same way they do Valentines Day, with complimentary sweets, treats and sparkling cider and you can even bring your own bottle of bubbly to sip by the pool. Call 480-945-7066 to make an appointment. NOV 15 Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood Home Tour (PHOENIX) Guided tours available by hip historian Marshall Shore. There will be food trucks and a craft fair, come and enjoy eating, playing and enjoying Phoenix’s mixed use and close to everything community, 10-3pm, tickets NOV 20 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. NOV 20 – 22 Carefree Art and Culinary Experience (CAREFREE) See the website for more details at Carefree Desert Gardens, 10 am – 5pm, 480-488-3686. NOV 20 - 22 The Big Heap Vintage & Handmade Festival (SCOTTSDALE) The Big Heap events bring a love of good design, foreign bazaars, new experiences, cool people and antiques, all together in one place. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Fri & Sat 9-4pm, Sun 9-3pm, 480-270-5000. NOV 21 Phoenix Pizza Festival (PHOENIX) The first festival in Arizona dedicated to the best food ever: pizza! Live bands, lawn games, craft beer and wine stations, dessert stations,

as well as a kid’s craft zone round out this comfortable outdoor event. Civic Space Park, 11-5pm, $10, 480-442-9176. NOV 21 - 22 ArtFest of Scottsdale (SCOTTSDALE) Features 150 artists from across the country where you can find that one of a kind gift just in time for the holidays. Visitors will enjoy fine art, fine crafts, local authors, live music throughout the festival, taste tempting foods in a beautiful sculpture garden setting. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, free, 10-5pm, 480-968-5353. NOV 26 Thanksgiving Day Parade (FOUNTAIN HILLS) The only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona, featuring floats, horses, marching bands and a Grand Marshall. Parade starts at 9 am at the corners of Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards, 480-837-1654 for mre details. NOV 27 – 28 Black Friday Gold Buying Event (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Get paid cash on the spot, or take the opportunity to turn in your old gold for store credit towards something NEW! Sami Fine Jewelry offers the highest prices for your diamonds, gold, silver and platinum, along with over 35 years experience, 480-837-8168.

NOV 27 - 29 7th Annual Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival (CAVE CREEK) Celebrate the beginning of the traditional Holiday Shopping season! Featuring a wide variety of jury selected fine Arts and Crafts. Enjoy open air shopping, dining, wine tasting and musical entertainment. Stagecoach Village, 10-5pm, free, 623-734-6526 for additional information. NOV 27 - 29 Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival (CAREFREE) Up to 100 Exhibitors of Southwestern Fine Art & Crafts located in the Carefree Town Gardens plus music entertainment in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Carefree Desert Gardens, 480-488-3686. NOV 28 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade (TEMPE) Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the Mill Avenue District. The parade includes as many as 40 units, including floats, balloons, clowns, novelty units, marching bands, and the arrival of Santa Claus. Parade starts at 3rd & Mill Ave, free, 6 pm, 480-355-6060.

NOV 27 – 28 Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend (GLENDALE) The stunning display of about 1.5 million lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale. Enjoy holiday entertainment, food, crafts, children’s wonderland and snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more, free, 5-10 pm, 623-930-2299 for more information.


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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 61 for coupon) ALL MONTH Live Entertainment at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928-282-5321. ALL MONTH FREE Play & FREE Live Entertainment (PINETOP) Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center features 800 of the newest slots & poker poker room and 128 oversized hotel rooms. Enjoy FREE live entertainment Monday - Saturday at Timbers Lounge. PLUS, get $50 in FREE PLAY (one time prize) with our coupon (see page 4 for coupon and details). 1-800-WAY-UP-HI (800929-8744). MONDAYS Football Madness (CAMP VERDE) Are you ready for some football? Watch the game on a 12 foot HDTV screen, enjoy a stadium style buffet, featuring home-team-themed items along with tailgate favorites. Win Castle Cash and prizes. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, $10, 800-381-SLOT. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment & Dance (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. 24

NOV 6 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm-8pm, 800-288-7336. NOV 7 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. NOV 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (PRESCOTT) Please check website for details,, 800266-7534. NOV 11 Veteran’s Day Tribute (SEDONA) Pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. Sedona Heritage Museum, 11am, 928-282-7038. NOV 20 Listen to the Music: A tribute to the Doobie Brothers (PINETOP) Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center, doors open 7pm, show 8pm, $10 per person, $79 Room package includes room and two tickets, call 800-929-8744. Must be 21 years of age or older. NOV 21 Rock with You – The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson (PRESCOTT) This production features a talented ensemble of performers, bringing the music of Michael’s incredible career to life! Elks Theatre, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. NOV 21-22 & 28-29 Bell Rock Art & Craft Show (SEDONA) Meet world-renowned native and local artisans and take home

a little piece of the magical Red Rock region for your own art collection. Bell Rock Plaza, 928-284-9627 for additional information. NOV 21 – JAN 1 World’s Largest Gingerbread Village (PRESCOTT) Enjoy a fantastical village of more than 100 delicious structures in the lobby of the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, free for viewing 24/7 through Jan 1st, 800-266-7534. NOV 27 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) The 4th Friday of EVERY month offers locals and visitors a night out to mingle with these creative people, engage in great dialogues with wonderful art, share food, libations and live music and purchase new treasures for their art collection. Various locations, 5pm, 800-266-7534. NOV 27 – JAN 2 (FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS) Wildlights and Animal Sights (PRESCOTT) Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary will be lighted with festive holiday decorations and spectacular light displays, 6pm – 9pm, 928-778-4242. NOV 28 Light up the Mountain (JEROME) Jerome Lights up the Mountain and Luminaria, 7pm-9pm, 928-634-2900. NOV 28 Holiday Light Parade (PRESCOTT) Kick off the holiday season with a parade of brightly & festively lit floats. Bring your chairs and dress warmly. Come and join in the After-Parade Fun when the parade ends at the field of Prescott’s Mile High Middle School. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 6pm – 7:30pm, 800-266-7534.

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Capture the Fall Festival Season Amidst the Carefree Desert Gardens

November 6th - 8th 22nd Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Thunderbird Artists November 20th - 22nd Carefree Art & Culinary Experience November 27th - 29th 4th Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival December 11th - 13th 8th Annual Carefree Christmas Festival The Town of Carefree welcomes visitors to experience our 2015 Fall Festival Season among the Carefree Desert Gardens, open 365 days a year. Treat yourself and take in the views of the iconic Carefree Sundial, new reflective pools and all that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. Life as it should be! Carefree.


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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 (FLAGSTAFF) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, located off Interstate 40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Enjoy guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and Subway Sandwich shop. Save $5 off Two Adult Admissions with Ad on Page 73! 800-289-5898.

ALL MONTH Twin Arrows Casino Resort (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy promotions, gourmet dining, excellent gaming, & luxury guest rooms. Join the players club for special offers. Sunday Game Day Specials available. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, 855-946-8946. NOV 6 First Friday Art Walk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and refreshments, meet local artists, and browse and shop for original artwork at Flagstaff’s many downtown galleries, 6 - 9pm, free, 928-779-2300. NOV 11 School is Out and Kids are FREE (FLAGSTAFF) School is out and kids 17 and under are free until 5pm. There will be special familyfriendly, astronomy-themed programs

and activities from 10–5pm. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-233-3211. NOV 13 – DEC 5 Festival of Trees (FLAGSTAFF) Start your Holiday season in the most amazing way with a magical festival showcasing trees, lights, wreaths and other beautiful displays created by the local Flagstaff community. The Arboretum, Fridays & Saturdays 4-7pm, Sundays 1-4pm, 928-774-1442. NOV 28 Parade of Lights & Official Tree Lighting Ceremony (WILLIAMS) Colorful light parade starts at 6:30pm down historic Route 66. Enjoy the official Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade. 2nd St & Route 66, 928635-0273.

Tucson + Southern AZ ALL MONTH Cave Tours (BENSON) Kartchner Caverns State Park, nestled in southern Arizona’s Whetstone Mountains, is a colorful still living and growing cave with stunning wet limestone formations that adorn its walls. To reserve tickets call 520-586-2283 or visit NOV 1 Día de los Muertos (TUBAC) Face painting, live music, food vendors, ofrenda exhibits, intention writing, and then a splendid procession. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 10am - 4pm, $7.50 Adult, $2 youth(7-13) except youngsters who bring ofrendas are free. For additional information and details, please call 520-398-2252.


NOV 6 – 8 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival (TUBAC) With over 100 featured artists and several food booths this is an event not to be missed and just in time for Holiday Shopping! Tubac Village, 10 - 5 pm, 520-398-2704.

NOV 20 - 22 Holiday Artisans Market (TUCSON) Over 100 of the Southwest’s finest artisans display their wares and help you find perfect holiday gifts in the courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art, free, 10–5pm, 520-624-2333.

NOV 11 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony (TUCSON) The American Legion Post 7 hosts a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Tucson starting at Granada and Alameda, 11am, free, 520-622-8703.

NOV 27 – 28 Bisbee Historic Home Tour (BISBEE) The Bisbee Woman’s Club presents a docent-led tour through charming restored neighborhoods of Victorian & European-style homes perched on hillsides, 520-432-3554.

NOV 13 – 15 Sports Card Show (TUCSON) Don’t miss this special Sports Card Show going on during mall hours. Shop, Dine, Play and Save! Foothills Mall, Ross Court. Please call 520-2190650 for more information.

NOV 28 Tombstone at Twilight (TOMBSTONE) Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment & a free evening gunfight. Walk along the wood boardwalk with the old gas lamp lighting your way, Allen St., 888-457-3929.

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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. PINK ADVENTURE TOURS – Climb aboard the iconic Pink Jeep Wrangler for an off-road Cactus Canyon Adventure Tour. Traverse along rocky, dry creek beds framed by majestic Saguaro, Ocotillo and Jumping Cholla cactus. Learn about the diverse desert eco-system and Arizona’s Yavapai Nation history and culture. 844-711-7465. 2. 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 3. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Scottsdale is a mecca for shoppers with unique boutiques and speciality shops around every corner. Stroll through the SHOPS Gainey Village and stop by Ritzy Rags and Shoes - 480596-0533 and Diva - 480-9488777 for the latest fashions. Get a taste of the Old West as you walk the streets of historic Old Town Scottsdale. Discover southwestern specialty shops like Shades of the West - 480945-3289.


4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily flights available with Rainbow Ryders - 623-215-0347 or Hot Air Expeditions - 480-502-6999. 6. GREAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – Old Town Scottsdale serves up live entertainment 7 days and 7 nights at places like the Rusty Spur Saloon 480-425-7787, the Park Place Bar & Grill - 480-424-6819 and the Old Town Tavern - 480-9452882.

8. 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. 9. MACDONALD’S RANCH – 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! 480-5850239. 10. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. AZ

7. 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. 888-516-0811

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is Arizona’s Winter Wonderland


uring the winter months Flagstaff is known for its many snow-related activities and is even ranked as one of the snowiest cities in America . But as you may expect from an Arizona destination, Flagstaff also is ranked in the sunniest cities as well as sunniest places during winter . This mix of fresh powder and clear skies makes for many a bluebird day in Flagstaff, Arizona’s winter wonderland. What better way to enjoy a fresh blanket of snow than hitting the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl. Opening day is scheduled for November 20. With terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels, anyone can enjoy a day on the mountain. Snowbowl’s newest runs are now accessible via the recently installed Humphreys Peak Quad which compliments improvements to longtime favorite trails across the mountain. Other Flagstaff winter favorites include the holiday lights display at Little America Hotel and holiday tours at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Through December

tour the beautifully decorated home of the Riordans before meandering through millions of twinkling lights on the grounds at Little America. Starting November 20 catch a trolley to the North Pole Experience from Little America. You and the family will be transported through the portal to the Santa’s workshop at North Pole where you can build toys with elves, enjoy cookies in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, learn in Elf University and meet Santa. From snowbiking and cross-country skiing at the Flagstaff Nordic Center, sledding at Wing Mountain or simply enjoying events such as the 12 Pubs of Christmas or Great Pinecone Drop, Flagstaff is For travel information visit truly your winter wonderland. #winterwonder AZ 31

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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. 360


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7320 E. Scottsdale Mall • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-2882 • Located in Old Town Scottsdale, we are a cozy place to relax, have some drinks and listen to great live music in a friendly atmosphere. We offer a full bar, beautiful patio, outdoor seating, smoking area, and are wheelchair accessible. 360


7373 E. Scottsdale Mall, Ste. 6 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-424-6819 • Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an amazing variety of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a Coffee/Espresso Bar, large comfortable patio and live music nightly. Happy Hour 4-7pm, every Monday thru Friday. Located directly on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in Old Town Scottsdale.


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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.

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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8787 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-8777 • Designer plus size clothing women dream about, but seldom find – from bathing suits to casual to special occasion and evening gowns. Sizes 14-24 with lines like Sympli, Comfy, Tianello plus handbags, jewelry and accessories including Brighton, Hobo, and Mary Frances.


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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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 at the Park features Southwest home décor, books and museum quality art.


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1346 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-970-1133 Featuring the best in quality handmade, authentic Native American jewelry, pottery, weaving, carving, artifacts, jewelry repair and appraisals. Located at Papago Plaza in Scottsdale. 3 0 6 360 6 30




4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-5000 • Award winning, state-of-the-art jewelry designer. Cornelis produces the finest quality jewelry with custom modern designs using gemstones, and diamonds. Come visit and create your dream piece of jewelry!




22 Easy Street Carefree, AZ 85377 480-595-8757 • A sprawling art gallery showcasing an eclectic mix of American art of all styles. It’s two stories and nearly 5,000 square feet that showcases the work of over 95 different American artists. The highly multifaceted collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, copper, glass, and more.

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360 RITZY RAGS & SHOES 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-596-0533 One of the leading ladies clothing, shoe and accessory boutiques in the Valley for over 24 years. Featuring lines like Alberto Makali, Not your Daughters Jeans, City Girl, Helle comfort and many more. Come see why everyone is talking about Ritzy Rags and Shoes!

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360 SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 E. Ave of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 Voted one of America’s Top 5 “Cool Jewelry Stores”, Sami’s is the destination for Arizona gemstones such as The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona “Anthill” Garnet, and Arizona Peridot. Find Hearts on Fire Diamonds, to exotic gemstones.

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360 THE SHOPS GAINEY VILLAGE 8787 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Experience a distinctive blend of one-of-a-kind local boutiques, trendy eateries and fine dining destinations. This outdoor shopping district is conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale at the intersection of Scottsdale Road on Doubletree Ranch Road.



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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. AN INSTITUTION OF THE OLD WEST – 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 BOTANICAL 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. 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 4. 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 40

5. 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. 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.

9. BAGS & RAGS – Enjoy shopping at this intimate ladies boutique with fun, flirty clothing, handbags and accessories on Easy Street in Carefree. 480-575-3114 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

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 8. CAVE CREEK MUSEUM – Started in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764

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

Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Old Town Tavern. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4 THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4 SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and much more. Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, and IPic Gold Class Theaters. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / Scottsdale Map J4 WESTGATE CITY CENTER A variety of shopping, dining and entertainment including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and a 4,000-seat cinema nestled behind the University of Phoenix Stadium and Gila River Arena. Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale


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Kartchner Caverns State Park® See the only living cave in Arizona Average temperature is 72o Fahrenheit (22o Celsius) & 99% humidity year-round.

Rotunda/Throne Tour: .5 Mile • 45,000-year-old-guano. • Delicate calcite formations & giant stalagmites. • The largest column formation in AZ. Scan for Video Tour

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Reserve cave tour tickets or campsites at OR (520) 586-2283, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located 50 miles southeast of Tucson. Take I-10 to exit 302. Take Highway 90 south to entrance.

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

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Glendale/West Valley 1. WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO, AQUARIUM & SAFARI PARK – Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 85 exhibits and the all new 15-acre Safari Park. See ad page 55 for special offer. 623935-9453 2. WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Conveniently located in Glendale, just East of the Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue. 623-385-7502. 3. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623935-3811. 4. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about 56

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

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

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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 wellgroomed 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 Jerome – After the mines closed in 1953 and “King Copper” left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 1920s to a low of 50 people. The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion became a


State Park in 1965, and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60’s and 70’s, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. 928-634-2900 AZ

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THE PERFECT PLACE TO PLAY Just south of Sedona in the heart of Verde Valley wine country, you’ll find Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, voted the number 1 casino in Arizona for 16 years in a row. • Newest, most popular slot machines • Vegas-style live Blackjack and Poker • Family fun amenities • Hotel Play & Stay Packages • 4 restaurants offering casual to upscale dining • Sunset Helicopter dining packages

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EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART 561 State Route 179 Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-1125 • 800-526-7668 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.


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555 Middle Verde Rd., Camp Verde, AZ 86322 1-800-381-SLOT Voted Arizona’s #1 casino 16 years in a row! Slots, blackjack and live poker are just part of our attraction. You’ll also find several restaurants, including Storytellers Gourmet Steakhouse plus, a gift shop, 20-lane bowling center, live entertainment, and so much more.



3505 Camp Verde Bridgeport Hwy Camp Verde, AZ 86322 928-567-2840 Call us wild. Call of crazy. Just don’t call us a zoo. Exotic animals from all over the world roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash, Wonders of Wildlife, and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Mention AZKEY15 for Savings! 3 0 6 360 6 30

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844-711-7465 Since 1958, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. Our award-winning excursions are known as the premier “must-do” tours in Sedona. The exclusive Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. Open everyday year round, You gotta do it!

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. MUST DO ADVENTURE! – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 50 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 844-7117465

5. DISCOVER AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ART & ARTIFACTS – Kachina House is the ultimate destination for authentic Native American art, artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Find Kachina dolls, Hopi Baskets, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so much more. 866-587-0547

unique shops live in harmony at Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek. Wander, shop, eat, drink and refresh the body and soul. 928-2824838

2. COME OUT AND PLAY – 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. 800-381-SLOT

6. 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 KEY2015 for Special Savings.

9. SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual mecca and global power spot has drawn some of our planet’s most amazing healers, artists and spiritual guides. Experience the body, mind and soul. 928-300-7796

3. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY15 for special savings. 928-567-2840 4. GOLF AMIDST THE RED ROCKS – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones 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


7. 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

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

in the heart of Prescott just a short walk from the historic downtown Courthouse Square. 928-778-0133.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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. 800863-0646 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. EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT! – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898 See Ad Page 73 for Savings. 3. OPEN A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-233-3211 4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, 74

Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. THE GREAT CHASM – 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. 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. 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) 844-711-7465 (Pink Jeep)

8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. HOVER OVER IT ALL AT GRAND CANYON WEST – The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe, consists of a horseshoe shaped steel frame with glass floor and sides that projects about 70 feet (21 m) from the canyon rim. Tours also include other points of interest and unique canyon views. 928-769-2636 10. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228 AZ

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ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. 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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MEMORABLE WAYS TO EXPLORE Southern Arizona 1. 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 • 2. SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT FOOTHILLS MALL! Discover one of the most unique shopping experiences in southeastern Arizona. With a vast of array of stores, outlets, restaurants, eateries and entertainment venues, Foothills Mall has something for everyone! 520-219-0650 • 3. 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 • 4. 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. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 •


5. 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. TOHONO CHUL PARK Recognized as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. Stroll along themed nature trails and tours, dine in the Tea Room, shop the greenhouse and Museum shops. Experience art exhibitions, classes and workshops plus special events. 520-742-6455 •

6. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO TUCSON It’s time to get the party started! The casino floor is packed with the hottest slot machines and table games! Hungry? They’ve got your cravings covered. Ready to dance up a storm? Monsoon Nightclub is here. And when it’s all over, chill out in their hotel. 1-866-DDC-WINS •

10. UA BIOSPHERE 2 Named one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World”. Guided tours take you inside the world’s largest living science center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Located north of Tucson on Oracle Rd./ Highway 77. Open daily. 520-8386200 •

7. KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Open daily with self and guided tours plus nightly star gazing programs by RSVP. Visitor center and Gift Shop. 520-318-8726 • 8. BISBEE AFTER 5 Join us for a unique shopping and cultural experience the second Saturday of each month. The town-wide art walks features over 30 shops and galleries, artist receptions, live entertainment and refreshments. 520-432-3554 •

11. COLOSSAL CAVE MOUNTAIN PARK 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 • 12. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery. Consignment room and gift shop. 520-299-9191 •

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13. OLD TUCSON STUDIOS From cowboy gunfights and daring stunts to rip-roarin’ musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson Studios offers exciting Old West entertainment. Guided tours walk you in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. 520-8830100 • 14. QUEEN MINE TOURS IN BISBEE Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train. Five tours depart everyday from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. 866-432-2071 • 15. 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. 520-5862283 • 16. 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. Take I-19 to exit 92 and follow signs. 520294-2624 • 17. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK The museum features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art. 520-624-2333 • 18. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, historic buildings, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520398-2704 • 19. STROLL, SHOP & PLAY ALONG 4TH AVENUE Tucson’s tree lined 4th Avenue features over 100 shops and an incredible variety of restaurants serving up everything from authentic Mexican to pizza, burgers, Greek, Italian and more! Discover live music venues to wine and sports bars for amazing nightlife. 520-624-5004 • 20. 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. 520-3982341 • AZ




Q. Our family is here over Fall Break. What events can we take advantage of in Arizona’s November? A. The month of November tends to make folks feel like life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, we try to fill the hours more meaningfully. Families traveling around Arizona can take their pick of divergent Fall activities. Fellow travel writer Scott Craven suggests you step it up (literally) and take the family on a unique journey to the ancient 1100-year-old village of Walpi atop a 300-foot-tall mesa on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. Live in the moment and turn off your phones while you enjoy a rare glimpse into the past. Walpi is one of North America’s oldest continuously inhabited villages. Here Hopi artists who live on the First Mesa in one of the 132 villages much as their ancestors did without electricity or running water, speak with visitors about their handcrafted pottery, kachina carvings and jewelry on display. Visitors have the opportunity to buy this prized original artistry without paying the middleman in stores and galleries elsewhere. Always ask permission to take photographs. Simply follow Arizona State highway 264. . And good news arrived this week that the Snowbowl Ski Resort near Flagstaff will open one week early on November 20th because of the large El Nino front just in time for Thanksgiving gatherings. Snowbowl added $2 million in upgrades this year including its first four-person chairlift. While Autumn is in the air and pumpkins are in our lattes ( muffins, pies, candles, etc.) it’s prime time to take in the scenic Sedona Fall Colors Tour on the Verde Canyon Railroad in Central Arizona departing from Clarksdale throughout the month. Settle into the comfort of a loveseat or bistro chair near a panoramic window as you treat yourself to views of a vibrant corridor of golden cottonwoods and crimson big tooth maples against a backdrop of coppery curtains of rock along the Verde River banks. Introduce the younger set to time travel into the late 1800s. or (800) 582-1245. No autumn is complete without a trip to a pumpkin patch. And the four-generation Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze fits the bill (November 1-8.) An enormous pumpkin patch, six-acre family corn maze, a mini-maze as well as a haunted corn maze highlight the seasonal offering along with a petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, pedal carts and a jumping pillow. Let’s toss in a state fair for good measure with its classic carnival rides and cuisine, motor racing and concerts which include guests Bret Michaels, Meat Loaf, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, and Jane’s Addiction at the Arizona State Fair through November 8th. Or resolve holiday shopping for that hard-to-please friend or relative at the 22nd


Annual Scottsdale Artfest. Free admission to the Scottsdale Civic Center Park on November 21-22 will allow you to choose an original gift from more than 150 vendors while enjoying live music and tasty dining in a sculpture garden at this popular Valley event. A classic Fall outing awaits travelers on the northern outskirts of Tucson in Southern Arizona--The first Harvest Heritage Festival at historic Steam Pump Ranch will be held November 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. [German Immigrant George Pusch purchased this spread in 1847 along with a steam pump shipped from Germany to water down cattle on their way to market by pumping underneath the dry desert for water.] Cattle ranchers who got paid by the pound were happy to pay 15 cents per head to weigh down their cattle at Steam Pump along with wagon trains, Wells Fargo and the Indians with whom Pusch made friends turning Tucson into a major trade route. Enjoy the stories told by historical reenactors in period costumes, authentic live cowboy music by Cowboy at Heart, blacksmith demonstrations, a horse show and tour an archeological pit house replica. Oro Valley Parks and Recreation or (520) 229-5050. Speaking of all things harvest, how about a Harvest Moon Ride on Tucson’s Sabino Canyon Full Moon Tram through its scenic saguaro-draped rock spires. November 21 or 22 at 7:30 p.m. $10 for adults $5 children 3-12. Call ahead (520) 749-2327. AZ

[Johnny Fenton—a 36-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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Sharks and Tropical Fish in the Desert at SEA LIFE Arizona

SEA LIFE Arizona is giving guests a treat like none other with Ultimate Underwater Feedings in the attraction’s 160 thousand gallon ocean exhibit. Guests who visit SEA LIFE Arizona can see the attraction’s dive team feed rays, sharks and rescued green sea turtle, Ziva, underwater. SEA LIFE Arizona Curator Steve Bitter states, “We started feeding some of our animals underwater to better control their food intake and feeding behaviors. This allows our team to ensure that the animals are getting the necessary diets and vitamins, in addition to desensitizing them from human contact for standard medical procedures”. The team performs this activity during open hours so that guests may observe the feeding sessions. Ultimate Underwater Feedings take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1pm. For additional information on SEA LIFE Arizona please visit AZ

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The November cover features MIM - Musical Instrument Museum and their weekend long outdoor musical festival MIMFEST taking place November 7...

Arizona KEY Travel Guide - November 2015  

The November cover features MIM - Musical Instrument Museum and their weekend long outdoor musical festival MIMFEST taking place November 7...