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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | November 2017 | ArizonaKEY.com
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MIM SHOWCASES Chinese Musical Treasures Spanning 9,000 Years
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Editor’s Page Aerogelic Ballooning Explore Wickenburg The Talking Stick Tasting Trail Sedona’s Top Hikes The Grand Canyon Concierge Corner: Travel Tips Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour
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editor’spage THANKFUL in ARIZONA According to what is traditionally known as “The First Thanksgiving,” the 1621 feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony contained turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. Many of the foods that were included in that feast have since gone on to become staples of the modern Thanksgiving dinner. Those foods, many new to the Pilgrim’s plate, are a testament to the sharing of information and ingenuity on the part of the Wampanoag who aided the new settlers during their tenuous first years of survival. What was truly remarkable about the first Thanksgiving was not only the Pilgrims’ ability to survive in a harsh new world, but also the Native American tribes’ willingness to help. It is this tradition of sharing, neighborliness, and community building that is hopefully what remains through all our cultural revisions of Thanksgiving. Arizona is home to 21 federally recognized Native American tribes. In the Grand Canyon State, tribal lands make up 19.8 million acres, or about 27.1 percent of Arizona’s gorgeous landscape. Many Native American cultures describe their community as consisting of more members than solely humans. Animals, plants, and the land itself under this philosophy become more than a resource, they are a member of the community to be cared for. This relationship to nature is expressed in many of the ceremonies, songs, dances, works of art, and stories that honor and offer gratitude to animals, plants and the land we walk upon. So what about Thanksgiving in Arizona? Of course we have much to be thankful for in the Grand Canyon State: the breathtaking, rugged desert beauty that surrounds us; the unbeatable sunsets; and the glorious November weather, to name just a few! If you’re joining us this month, you will want to not only take in your stunning surroundings, but also take a page from the tribes who have nurtured the land even farther back than the first Pilgrims’ feast, and celebrate with a newfound gratefulness for the land and all it provides. We are thrilled to be sharing our wonderful state with you for however long you stay. We are thankful you came and we hope you enjoy experiencing the unique beauty of Arizona while you’re here. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Serena Webbe, Editor 16
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MIM SHOWCASES CHINESE MUSICAL TREASURES SPANNING 9,000 YEARS
eginning on Friday, November 10, MIM’s Target Gallery will host its newest special exhibition Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum.
This spectacular exhibition showcases, for the first time in the United States, a collection of ancient musical and archaeological treasures spanning nine thousand years of Chinese musical history. Presented exclusively at MIM and in partnership with the prestigious Henan Museum, this special exhibition explores the harmony between music, people, heaven, and earth through a remarkable collection of more than sixty extremely rare instruments and artworks. “Harmony—in both the musical and the philosophical sense—has always been important in China, and this exhibition plays upon the concept to tie these priceless treasures together and bring history and music to life,” says Colin Pearson, MIM’s curator for this 18
special exhibition and for Asia. Some highlights of Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum include an approximately nine-thousandyear-old flute (one of China’s oldest musical instruments); an extraordinary instrument Arizona KEYMagazine
stand in the form of a mythical beast from the ancient Chu State; a massive bronze bell from the Zhou dynasty that was part of a magnificent set from the tomb of a duke of the state of Zheng; and charming ceramic figurines illustrating the joyful mixing of cultures during the time of the legendary Silk Road. When exploring the exhibition, guests will not only see the instruments but also hear them played through newly produced video filmed on location in China. MIMâ€™s partnership with the Henan Museum is a reciprocal one; after MIM displays this collection, their team will create a different exhibition to send to the Henan Museum in the future. In partnership with the Henan Museum Presenting sponsor the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation AZ
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CONCERT: Wu Man Performing Traditional, Ancient, and Historical Music of China Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $53.50–$63.50 Description: “Wu Man performed miracles of dexterous athleticism on her amplified pipa (a Chinese lute).” — Washington Post CONCERT: Melissa Manchester Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets: $38.50–$48.50 Description: Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter who captivates audiences with her sultry, smoky vocals. CONCERT: Irish Christmas in America Monday, November 27, 2017 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $35.50–$40.50 Description: A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season.
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event calendar Scottsdale, Phoenix & Central AZ LIVE MUSIC ALL MONTH Rusty Spur Saloon (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. ALL MONTH Desert Diamond Casino (GLENDALE) A good time is never far away. Which is why Desert Diamond West Valley Casino’s shuttle, the Jackpot Express, picks up and drops off at several locations throughout the West Valley area. Located right in the heart of Glendale’s entertainment district. Where jackpots hit close to home. Visit ddcaz.com or 866.DDC.WINS. ALL MONTH HOME: Native People in the Southwest (PHOENIX) Experience the Heard’s most prized masterpieces, sweeping landscapes, poetry and personal recollections on an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people. Heard Museum, 602-252-8840. (Closed Thanksgiving) TUESDAY - SUNDAY Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection (SCOTTSDALE) Features more than 65 ceramics from one of the finest private collections of Hopi pottery, on exhibit for the first time. Spanning six centuries, this exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. (Closed Thanksgiving) WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting Cruises (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Enjoy a wine tasting and live music cruise with Desert Belle on Saguaro 22
Lake! Call 480-984-2425 for reservations, mention “KEY” for special savings! (See Ad Page 47) THURSDAYS The Arizona Blues Project (CAVE CREEK) Enjoy Blues, R&B, Classic Rock, Funk & Soul every Thursday at Harold’s Corral, 8-11pm, 480-488-1906. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117. 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. NOV 2 Roars & Pours (PHOENIX) Swing by for a happy hour with a wild side! 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! Phoenix Zoo, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, $10 per ticket, 602-286-3800. NOV 3 – 5 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival (CAREFREE) 165 nationally acclaimed, awardwinning artists. Wine tasting and entertainment are all part of the venue. Easy & Ho Hum Streets, 10–5pm, $3, Wine Tasting Tickets with Souvenir Glass $10, 480-837-5637. NOV 3 – 5 Wild West Days (CAVE CREEK) Experience one of the largest western celebrations in one of America’s most authentic
western towns! Mutton Bustin’, Pig Races, Vendor Booths, Battle of the Bars and more! Parade on Nov 4th from 9-11am, wildwestdayscavecreek.com. NOV 4 37th Annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes (WICKENBURG) Enjoy a self tour of four unique southwestern homes, entrance to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and shop at the holiday market at the Community Center, 9-4pm, $25 per person, tickets 928-684-2272 or westernmuseum.org. NOV 4 - 5 azcentral.com Food & Wine Experience (SCOTTSDALE) Celebrate with the hearts and palates of chefs, vintners, distillers, restaurateurs and enthusiasts. Design your own culinary journey. Begin by sampling from a variety of restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers in the Grand Tasting. Salt River Field at Talking Stick, 1pm-4pm, tickets foodandwine.azcentral.com. NOV 4 - 5 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 10 – 12 Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts (FOUNTAIN HILLS) One of the largest arts and crafts events in the southwest with hundreds of booths and original fine works of art in every price range, sculptures, paintings, clothing, jewelry, crafts, local food items, live music and more. Avenue of the Fountains, FREE, 10-5pm, 480-837-1654. NOV 11 17th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow (GLENDALE) Native
ARIZONA’S MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES American dancers, drum groups and artisans from throughout Arizona, traditional arts and crafts, food, music and dance. ASU West Campus, 11am-10pm, FREE, 602-543-5300. NOV 11 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade (PHOENIX) Honoring America’s Heroes. The parade starts at 11am at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns West on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road, 602-254-6500. NOV 11 21st 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 more. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up an event map, 10-4pm, 623-930-4500. NOV 12 Alabama Concert (SCOTTSDALE) Catch Alabama live in concert with the Southern Drawl Tour 2017 by The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, showtime 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734 or talkingstickresort.com. NOV 15 – JAN 7 Illumination (PHOENIX) Arizona’s largest holiday drive-thru light show that is fully synchronized to your favorite music. Enjoy the Holiday Boulevard; a park, eat, and play destination, tickets
illuminationaz.com or call 602-567-3618. NOV 17-19 & 24-26 Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2017 (CAVE CREEK, CAREFREE, N SCOTTSDALE) A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden In The Hills features 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale. (See Story Page 79) NOV 18 Phoenix Pizza Festival (PHOENIX) Enjoy pizza vendors, live bands, lawn games, craft beer and wine stations, dessert stations, kids craft zone and more! Margaret T. Hance Park, 11-5pm, tickets $10 at phoenix. pizza, 480-442-9176. NOV 18 Anthem Tree Lighting (ANTHEM) Bring the family to the Outlets at Anthem for the lighting of the tallest Christmas tree in the state! Special appearance by Santa Claus! Special guests and live performances, 5pm-8pm, 623-465-9500. NOV 22 – JAN 14 ZooLights (PHOENIX) Join the Phoenix Zoo at the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition. ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and much more, 5:30pm10:30pm nightly, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
NOV 23 Thanksgiving Day Parade (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Each year, Fountain Hills hosts the only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona. Grab the family and enjoy floats, horses, marching bands and a Grand Marshall. Parade starts at 9am at the corners of Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards, 480-837-1654. NOV 24 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade (TEMPE) This festive event brings over 35,000 people to enjoy the parade, tree lighting ceremony, and a visit with Santa. Mill Avenue District, 6pm, 480-894-8158. NOV 24 – 25 Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend (GLENDALE) The stunning display of 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. Murphy Park, FREE, 5-10 pm, 623-930-2299. NOV 24 - 26 Stagecoach Village 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.
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ALL MONTH Live Music at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928-282-5321. MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) M.I.T. Honors Graduate, Pete A. Sanders Jr., teaches attendees how to understand and tap Sedona’s famous Vortexes for enhanced prayer, meditation, mind/body healing and outside the box creative thinking. Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 1:00pm-2:30pm, $15, to reserve a seat call 928-203-5353. TUESDAY - SATURDAY Live Entertainment at Timbers Lounge (PINETOP) Hon-Dah Resort Casino and
Conference Center features 800 of the newest slots & poker room and 128 oversized hotel rooms. Enjoy FREE live entertainment Tuesday Saturday at Timbers Lounge, call 1-800-WAY-UP-HI (800-929-8744). FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment & Dance at Dragonfly (CAMP VERDE) Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s Dragonfly Nightclub is the place to enjoy live music, dancing and fun every Friday & Saturday night starting at 9pm, 800-381-SLOT. NOV 3 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm8pm. Ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations, 800-288-7336. NOV 4 First Saturday Art Walk (JEROME) Visit 30+ unique art studios and galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more, 5-8 pm, 928-649-2277.
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ARIZONA’S MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES NOV 10 - 12 Sedona Open Studios Tour (SEDONA) FREE, self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10-5pm daily. The tour provides a unique opportunity to meet over 50 artists in their private studios, working in a variety of mediums. Download a Map at sedonaartistscoalition. org, 503-789-4437. NOV 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (PRESCOTT) Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:30am on the stage at Cortez and Union Streets. The Parade
will begin at 11am with a brief stop in front of the stage at 11:11am. Parade route will begin at Willis St and Cortez St, south to Goodwin St, west to Montezuma and Historic Whiskey Row and then south on Montezuma to Sheldon, 888878-2489, visit-prescott.com. NOV 11 Veteran’s Day Tribute (SEDONA) Pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. Program includes a Flag Ceremony, dignitaries, a program, recognition of veterans, entertainment and light lunch.
Shuttle service is provided from nearby parking lots. Sedona Heritage Museum, 11am, 928-282-7038. NOV 12 Festival of Wreaths (SEDONA) The Festival of Wreaths is a sale of donated wreaths sponsored by the Friends of the Sedona Library to raise money for library programs. Sedona Public Library, 4:00pm-6:30pm, 928-862-2437. NOV 24 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Mingle with creative people while enjoying art, food and live music. Various locations, 5pm, 888-878-2489. NOV 24 - DEC 2 Tlaquepaque Tree Trail (SEDONA) Get into the holiday spirit while helping to raise funds for Toys for Tots. Featuring over 20 ornately decorated Christmas trees throughout Tlaquepaque designed by the creative folks in the shops and galleries. If you fall in love with the perfect tree for your home or business, purchase a $25 raffle ticket and the tree might be yours! The drawing will be held Dec 2. Tlaquepaque, 10-6pm, 928-282-4838, tlaq.com. NOV 25 Light up the Mountain (JEROME) Jerome Lights up the Mountain and Luminaria, 7pm9pm, 928-634-2900. NOV 25 22nd Annual Holiday Light Parade (PRESCOTT) Parade starts on the 200 block on S. Cortez, goes North to Willis, then South on Montezuma, ending on the field at Mile High Middle School for the “After-Parade Party & Bonfire!” Come and see the floats close up, enjoy holiday music and the “Reindeer Races” for the little kids! 6pm-8pm, 888-878-2489, visit-prescott.com.
event calendar Williams, Flagstaff & Northern Az ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Drive into the Arizona wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the comfort and safety of your own private vehicle. Walk through Fort Bearizona’s winding paths to enjoy the antics of more animals on exhibit. Visit the newly opened jaguar exhibit and restaurant, Canyonlands which are attractions in themselves, 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
NOV 11 School is Out and Kids are FREE (FLAGSTAFF)
Kids 17 and under are free until 5pm at the Lowell Observatory. There will be special family-friendly, astronomy-themed programs and activities from 10–5pm. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358. (See Ad Page 71 for Savings!)
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. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Meet an Astronomer at Lowell Observatory (FLAGSTAFF) Come up to Mars Hill and meet a Lowell astronomer Friday & Saturday evenings from 7:30-10pm*. Take a peek at real-time images of planets, stars, galaxies & other celestial objects to be displayed on a large television screen outdoors with the new MallinCam, Call for information: 928-774-3358. *Subject to astronomer availability. NOV 3 First Friday ArtWalk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music & entertainment, unique dining, meet local artists & shop for local artwork at galleries in historic downtown. 6-9 pm, FREE, 928-779-2300. NOV 10 - JAN 6 Polar Express Train Rides (WILLIAMS) Experience the magic of the Polar Express, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, as the train departs Williams Depot to the “North Pole” with a visit from Santa. Grand Canyon Railway, for reservations 800-THE TRAIN. NOV 14 - DEC 16 It’s Elemental - Fine Craft Exhibition (FLAGSTAFF) Showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more. This year’s FREE exhibition will be open November 14 – December 16, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am5:00pm at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 928-779-2300.
NOV 16 Holiday of Lights (FLAGSTAFF) The Holiday Lights event at Little America Hotel is free and open to the public from 5:00-7:00 pm. The dramatic lighting ceremony will occur around 6pm, with Santa arriving shortly after. Holiday Enjoy Christmas carolers, face painting, balloon sculpting, a travel-themed raffle and more at the Little America Hotel. FREE Shuttle provided by NAU picks up from Foxglenn Park to do the driving! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit The United Way of Northern Arizona, 928-226-7569. NOV 17 Taurids and Leonids Meteor Shower (FLAGSTAFF) Familyfriendly activities designed to teach visitors about the cause of meteor showers at 6pm. Learn about the source of the Leonids Meteor Shower and get viewing tips during a lecture at 7pm. At the Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358. (See Ad on Page 71 for Savings!) NOV 18 - 19 17th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair (FLAGSTAFF) Craft Fair in its 17th year on the Campus of NAU! Benefiting United Way of Northern Arizona, the Craft Fair is a great way to to find unique holiday gifts! Juried show (all quality handmade arts and crafts), Free Ample Parking, Live Christmas Music, Santa for the kids (on Saturday) and a Fun Raffle! Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am-2pm at DuBois Center, $2 Admission, Students $1, Kids under 12 are FREE. Presented by The United Way of Northern Arizona, 928-226-7569. NOV 25 Tree Lighting Ceremony (WILLIAMS) Kick off the holiday season in Williams with a colorful tree lighting ceremony and a parade of lights! Historic Route 66, 928-635-4451, ExperienceWilliams.com.
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event calendar NOV 3 – 5 All Souls Procession Weekend (TUCSON) With an estimated 150,000 participants, Tucson’s one-of-a-kind processional performance blends aspects of All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos for what has been called “one of the most inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today.” allsoulsprocession.org NOV 3 – 5 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival (TUBAC) After 58 years of producing a successful arts festival in February, the Tubac Chamber has added a new juried arts and crafts show just in time for holiday shopping. Free entrance. $8 parking which proceeds benefit local non-profits. We will have a beer garden serving beer, wine and margaritas all 3 days. 10am5pm, 520-398-2704. NOV 4 3rd Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival (BISBEE) Food, beer & margaritas, vedors, folklorico dancers and more! Historic Warren Ballpark, 11am-6pm, $10, kids 10 and under are free. On Facebook at Bisbee Mariachi Festival.
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NOV 11 Bisbee After 5 ARTWALK (BISBEE) Monthly artwalk on the 2nd Saturday of each month in Old Bisbee. Over 30 galleries, shops and restaurants stay open for artists’ receptions, live entertainment, free raffle & more. 5-8pm. 520-432-2900. NOV 12 Poetry Alive in Tubac! (TUBAC) Come to just listen or read–yours or some of your favorites. FREE, though donations to the non-profit Lowe House Project are greatly appreciated. 14 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ. Artist in residency program in Old Town Tubac. 828-557-2527. NOV 18 35th Annual El Tour de Tucson (TUCSON) Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort - the largest perimeter bicycling event in the US with rides up to 104-miles, plus Fun Rides from 1/4 miles. Held the Saturday
before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fun adventure ride attracting 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the US and worldwide: novice, intermediate, and professional riders. 520-754-2033. NOV 24 – 25 35th Annual Bisbee Home Tour (BISBEE) 2017 will be bigger and better than ever, featuring homes that have never been on the tour. Featuring unique building techniques like straw bale and rammed earth construction – plus a Christmas House where you can find great ideas for holiday decor. Fri & Sat, $15 Adults, Children under 12 are free. Tickets are good for both days. bisbeehometour.com NOV 25 Fall Artwalk (TUBAC) Meet the artists whose work you see in the many fine galleries of Tubac. Receptions, demonstrations, special events. 10am-5pm. 520 398-2704.
NOV 4 2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash (TUCSON) FREE Family friendly event. Bring leftover pumpkins to compost and enjoy a pumpkin catapult competition, kids’ corner, food truck and garden fair. “Don’t Trash It - Smash It!” 11am-2pm, 520-622-0525.
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NOV 10 – 12 Sidepony Express Music Festival (BISBEE) A threeday showcase of emerging independent music artists presented by the Central School Project. This festival houses over 85 bands performing in 18 different venues throughout the city. Fri – Sun all day. FREE. sideponyexpressmusicfestival. com
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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 30
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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Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central AZ 1. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000. 2. HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 3. 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. 4. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which 32
8. SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST – This must-see attraction features regularly changing exhibits of Western art, Old West artifacts and historic Native American objects on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions, 480-686-9539.
tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. 5. 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. 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. 7. STELLAR ADVENTURES – Get ready to explore the unique Sonoran Desert with ATV & UTV adventures, Hummers, 4x4 Jeeps, Shooting, plus Stargazing with Night Vision! Land & Lake 1/2 Day Excursion now available. Your adventure begins where the pavement ends! 602-402-0584.
9. SCENIC BOAT CRUISES – Enjoy a 90 minute cruise on Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle Cruises - 480-9842425. Explore Canyon Lake with Dolly Steamboat on a 90 minute cruise, Call to book: 480-827-9144. 10. THE PHOENIX ZOO – Home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. 602-286-3800. AZ
hen visitors want a real, authentic taste of the Wild West, they visit Wickenburg. The town has successfully merged the past with the present in a way that awakens the cowboy in everyone. Enjoy a day of fine art at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, watch a performance at The Webb Center, or take a historic walking tour through Contact the Wickenburg Wickenburgâ€™s restored downtown. Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Historic Santa Fe Depot, We hike trails, ride horses, and then ride 216 North Frontier Street, in a jeep to experience natural trails and Wickenburg, Arizona 85390 historic places. We can participate or 928-684-5479 | 928-684-0977 watch team roping at local arenas, ride a mountain bike, or sit and wait for the sunset. We disconnect from the grid and reconnect with each other, and have since 1863. Take a day trip or spend a week, because thereâ€™s no better place to truly experience the historic wonder of the West. Be sure to visit Wickenburg online at: outwickenburgway.com and www.facebook.com/WickenburgAZ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. AZ Check out our calendar of events for special activities and annual Heritage Events starting this month.
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5TH AND WINE IN SCOTTSDALE
HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 • haroldscorral.com Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All the BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. The wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480.991.5988 • ruthschris.com Get the best steak house experience at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Scottsdale. Their signature 500° sizzling plates and award-winning wine list are the perfect pairing for any occasion. The steak house has magnificent sunset views and a beautiful outside patio and terrace. Call today for an unforgettable dining experience!
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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 wine while you take in a gorgeous sunset or dance the night away with friends.
RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • rustyspursaloon.com Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon serves up great live country and western music daily. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Lunch served daily from 11 - 4pm. VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • venetotrattoria.com Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi, and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am2:30pm. Dinner 5-10pm.
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here is no doubt that the Talking Stick Destination is home to a multitude of entertainment options like Talking Stick Resort, Topgolf and the Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center, but you may not be aware of all the culinary delights that await you within the Destination as well. The Talking Stick Tasting Trail was developed to help you navigate your way around the destination and to highlight menu options at each location that feature local and southwestern flair. Delighting your taste buds has never been so easy, or so tasty! If youâ€™re seeking fun and creative food, Topgolf and Octane Raceway are sure to please. Twenty-four cinnamon sugar dusted donut holes and a choice to inject them with a flavor of your choosing; awesome! For those seeking Native American inspired dishes, Wildhorse Grill at Talking Stick Golf Club is sure to delight. Pima beef stew is a hearty meal that can easily be shared, and its served with fry bread and their torta, which features grilled carne asada and jicama slaw is superb! Thirsty? The Bistro at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River has a Prickly Pear margarita that is divine and Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort has a Prickly Pear martini that will surely tickle your taste buds. Talking Stick is an entertainment district located on the Talking Stick Destination Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale Conveniently located off the and is conveniently located off the 101 freeway and Talking 101 freeway and Talking Stick Way Stick Way. Learn more about the Tasting Trail and the www.VisitTalkingStick.com Destination at www.VisitTalkingStick.com AZ 36
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shopping In need of some retail therapy? Then get ready to navigate the most incredible array of upscale boutiques, specialty gift shops, outdoor promenades, outlet centers, luxury jewelers and so much more! Find the latest designer fashions, unique pieces of the southwest to take home, authentic Native American art & jewelry and everything in between. We promise you will shop ‘til you drop! Remember to keep an eye out for the perfect tote to carry home all your special finds! BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST 7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • shadesofthewest.com Founded in 1971, Shades of the West continues to be the most unique shopping destination in Old Town Scottsdale. Featuring a wide variety of custom leather goods & jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, Southwestern foods, pottery from Mexico and much more. Bischoff’s Gallery features Southwest home décor, books and museum quality art. 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.
HIGH SOCIETY BOUTIQUE 10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 highsocietyresale.com Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal. SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 Avenue of the Fountains #100 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 • samifinejewelry.com Voted One of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores, Sami Fine Jewelry is a great place to buy your jewelry! Home to many unique one of kind jewelry designs, Sami’s is know for their style. If your looking for something that will set you apart, you are sure to find it at Sami’s! Arizona KEYMagazine
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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 ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale 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
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 Gilbert Ortega. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4 SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best shops, department stores and restaurants including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / Scottsdale Map J4
CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE food and one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Intimate and unique shopping and dining Map B4 experience including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and Betteridge Jewelers. Scottsdale Rd EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 BOULDERS Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air and restaurants, a full-service luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / setting including Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Scottsdale Map C4 Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shop- WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT ping, dining and entertainment in an urban setting. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale delivers an interactive shopping, dining and Map J3 entertainment experience. Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale
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Cave Creek & Carefree 1. HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906. 2. CAREFREE DESERT GARDENS – The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree. 3. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek,
except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047. 4. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480-488-4812. 5. HISTORIC SPANISH VILLAGE – Located in the heart of Downtown Carefree along whimsical Ho Hum road, this is one of the first buildings constructed in Carefree and remains a cultural and art hub. 6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB – Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek, 480-488-0398. 7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning
in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757. 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. 480-488-2764. 9. BARTLETT LAKE Located just 20 miles east of Carefree, visitors can drive to Bartlett Lake for a variety of recreational opportunities, including shoreline camping in Arizona’s natural desert terrain. 480-595-3300. 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, full of history and folklore passed down over the years. AZ
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Glendale / West Valley 1. DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY CASINO – Desert Diamond Casino combines 35,000 square feet of unrivaled gaming excitement with the electric, action-packed atmosphere of Glendale’s entertainment district. With over 1,000 of Arizona’s hottest games to choose from, you’re guaranteed to feel a rush! DDCAZ.com/west-valley 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 53 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 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. 623-930-3596. 7. FOR THE “CHOC-OHOLIC” 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 non-guided 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. 623930-4200. 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 & archaeology; arts & culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual & metaphysical, imagine doing all this amid 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 is both wild & wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of well-groomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 866-878-2489 Cottonwood & Verde Valley – Located in the “heart” of Arizona, the Verde Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. With its state parks, historic sites and enticing attractions, the Verde Valley offers activities for all ages. There is an assortment of hotels, RV Parks, campgrounds and restaurants to choose from, all 58
within close proximity to the parks, attractions, 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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“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...”—John Muir 1. Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek is an easy hike around this famous formation that takes 1-2 hours and is a 4 mile roundtrip. 2. Cathedral Rock in West Sedona is an easy hike that follows Oak Creek to a stunning view that takes 30-40 minutes and is a 1.5 mile roundtrip. 3. Boynton Canyon in West Sedona is an easy hike with heavenly and open canyon spaces that takes 3-4 hours and is a 6.5 mile roundtrip. 4. Devil’s Bridge in West Sedona is a moderate hike that leads to a geographical wonder that takes 1-2 hours and is a 2 mile roundtrip. 5. Bear Mountain in West Sedona is a strenuous hike for the experienced climber with awesome terrain changes and views that takes 5-6 hours and is a 5 mile roundtrip. For more information, go to VisitSedona.com and Happy Trails! AZ
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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. 833-314-7465. 2. CLIFF CASTLE CASINO HOTEL – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. Voted Arizona’s #1 Casino 18 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT. 3. TLAQUEPAQUE – Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village is home to more than 40 shops and galleries and four restaurants, all enclosed in a compound of Spanishstyle buildings. Known as “The Art and Soul of Sedona,” this is a not-to-be-missed Sedona experience! 928-282-4838. 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent 64
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. 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. 928-567-2840. 6. SEDONA ROUGE HOTEL & SPA – Unwind in spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms and hotel suites. Feast upon modern cuisine and delicious comfort foods at REDS Restaurant. Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxurious Sedona Spa. Call 866-312-4111 today! 7. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow
Bridge, Skywalk in an airplane. 888.866.7433. Mention KEY2017 for Special Savings. 8. EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART – Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. Call 800-526-7668. 9. SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK – Slide Rock provides a natural water slide that invites everyone to be a kid again. Shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores along the canyon walls, hikers can explore the trails. 928-282-3034 10. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS – One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks, the Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. Must-see. AZ
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The answer to one of the most asked questions by Sedona visitors is iron! The incredible array of colors displayed by Sedona’s famous Red Rocks is a direct result of iron oxide in water seeping into sandstone rock formations. Water carrying dissolved iron oxide drains through the porous sandstone and literally paints quartz grains – you guessed it – red! The Red Rocks vary in origin, color and age. Some were originally sea sediment while others came from blowing sand. You’ll see bright orange, red and tan rocks. The brightest orange rocks are more than 250 million years old.
White and grey rocks are limestone that formed at the bottom of the sea or sandstone that had its red color washed out by water. You may also stumble across basalt extruded by volcanoes in the past. Sedona and its famous Red Rocks have been in the making for hundreds of millions of years. There are many ways to enjoy the scenery, just be sure to get out and experience Sedona’s world renowned Red Rocks! And remember, take only memories, leave only footprints. AZ
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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 peoplewatch. 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 – 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 wellbeing. 928-778-9434.
4. PRESCOTT STATION – Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located in the heart of Prescott just a short walk from the historic downtown Courthouse Square. 928-7780133. 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. 928-925-1410. 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. 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 of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts. A must-see when in Prescott. 928-445-1230. 9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the MileHigh 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. 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
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Grand Canyon and Northern AZ
ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it.
POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision. 928-638-2901 GrandCanyonCVB.org Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumber men, remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. experiencewilliams.com, 928-635-4061 68
Flagstaff – Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200 restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and our Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. 800-956-6123 or flagstaffarizona.org AZ
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“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison--beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” — President Theodore Roosevelt
ENJOYING THE SOUTH RIM Individual interests, available time, weather, and health considerations can influence your visit to the South Rim. Before heading out, visit www. nps.gov/grca/ to help plan your trip. Once you arrive in the park, talk with the rangers for upto-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. Rangers present programs—walks, 70
talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. 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 relaxing way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 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 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.
VISITOR CENTERS: The Grand Canyon Visitor Center near Mather Point is the largest of several visitor centers and makes a perfect first stop. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally.
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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. 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. Desert View Visitor Center Near the East Entrance. Explore how this magnificent landscape has inspired artists, writers, musicians, and conservationists. 2
Canyon Plaza Resort grandcanyonplaza.com (800) 995-2521 Grand Hotel grandcanyongrandhotel.com (888) 634-7263 Holiday Inn Express grandcanyon.hiexpress.com (888) 473-2269 Red Feather Lodge redfeatherlodge.com (866) 561-2425 President Theodore Roosevelt said the Grand Canyon is the one sight every American should see. Whether you drive to it, fly over it, ride a mule into it, hike it, take a train to it or float it - just be sure to SEE IT. You’ve made it this far. Find out why the Grand Canyon is a wonder of the world that everyone should experience.
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LODGING IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. grandcanyonlodges.com, (888) 297-2757.
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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, horseshoeshaped 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 74
sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-7743358. See Ad Page 71 for Savings. 5. PINK JEEP GRAND CANYON TOURS – Treat yourself to the ultimate guided tour experience and leave the driving to PINK! Your Pink Jeep Tour guide will give you a fun, informative, and focused tour that will ensure that you see the best viewpoints in the Grand Canyon. 833-314-7465 6. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888. 7. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA – Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, the 200 acre campus includes an exhibit building, research labs, and state of the art
collections facilities for more than five million Native American artifacts, natural science specimens, and fine art pieces. 928-774-5213. 8. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 833-3147465 (Pink Jeep) 9. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 10. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228. AZ
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Tucson and Southern AZ
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. discoverbisbee.com, 520-432-3554 Tucson – Boasting over 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is a mecca for outdoor adventure and Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town golf. The city also contains an extensive arts community, too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous world-class accommodations and spas, and a growing gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and culinary and nightlife scene. You’ll want to take in major enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, events such as the Tucson Culinary Festival, the Tucson restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenGem and Mineral Show and the Accenture Match Play actment of the bitter fight between the Earps Championships. Home to the University of Arizona, and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk Tucson will keep you entertained. where heroes and villains of the old west lived, 800-638-8350 AZ worked and fought. 888-457-3929 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
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AZ Visitors Ask The Expert Q. Holiday air travel mishaps abound. Here are some misadventures shared at the concierge desk and suggestions for the trip home and future forays, to help you avoid asking the question “How did the friendly skies become so hostile?”
A. Hopefully your flight won’t be cancelled like the traveler in the YouTube video who decided to enlist other unlucky wayfarers in a spontaneous dance on the concourse to Stevie Wonder’s “All Night Long!” (And hopefully, you are too young to remember the cushy days when those great silvery birds first took to the air!) However, the right attitude when confronted with plans gone wrong is always a commendable part of the solution. And hub airports and most terminals in large cities have a rest-and-recuperation option in their reward club lounges like the American Airlines Admirals Club (which has reciprocal agreements with certain other airlines.) Often there is an independent club option like the one at Phoenix Sky Harbor which offers lounge access, high speed internet, PC.s, TVs, newspapers and snacks for a $35 fee. Check with your airports in advance. The average fee for daily lounge access is $50 nationwide and well worth it when you consider the money you’re saving by flying coach. In Arizona the major terminals are in Tempe at Sky Harbor (602) 273-3300 | www.skyharbor.com and Tucson at Tucson International Airport (520) 573-8100 | www.flytucson.com. Smaller regional airports with fewer amenities like the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport often provide less hectic arrivals and departures as well as better rates (490) 988-7600 | www.phxmesagateway.org. When booking your flights, some basic advice most travel agents give us is (1) Wednesday is the critical outbound day to avoid (2) Return any day is preferable to Sunday and (3) The actual day of a holiday is the best day to travel overall. Are you a musician traveling from Phoenix to Chicago with a Cello or a grieving mother flying home to Tucson with an urn containing her daughter’s ashes? These actual instances caused an entertainer to be bumped from his flight missing a concert and a mother to sue an airline that lost her child’s remains. If you have a concern about your cargo, the solution is to call the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which has local numbers in your area as well as their website, www.tsa.gov. The Weather Channel and www.weather.com give reliable weather projections for travel that are helpful. Pack wisely and trim your luggage load. If it takes a linebacker to sit on your suitcase before you can zip it or two flight attendants to put your carry-on in the overhead, you’re a travel rookie. Compression bags are great space savers. Rolling your clothing prevents wrinkling. Bring things that wick and dry quickly and let the bathroom sink be your friend for washing things out. Febreze is a Continued on Page 81 78
LAST TWO WEEKENDS IN NOVEMBER
HIDDEN IN THE HILLS Nov 17-19 & Nov 24-26 480.575.6624 hiddeninthehills.org
rizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills (HITH), will take place during the last two weekends of November, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17, 18 & 19 and November 24, 25, and 26, 2017. A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Now in its 21st year, the free, self-guided studio tour offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios, which are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the six-day tour.
Each studio has one or more guest artists who also display and sell their work. Many guest artists also set up to demonstrate. This year’s featured artist is Carlos Page, a contemporary sculptor and host of Studio #29 in Cave Creek. His guest artists include painter Michael McKee, jeweler Rollande Poirier and ceramist Myron Whitaker. Page’s striking sculpture graces the cover of the HITH four-color glossy artist directory. The untitled wall sculpture is composed of steel and a 200-year-old wood beam that Page reclaimed from a building in New York City. It stands at 59 inches tall, 24 inches wide and 7 inches in depth.
“Choosing a featured cover artist was not easy, as there were so many terrific entries this year, but in the end, we were all drawn to Carlos’ stunning design and abstract form. He is a brilliant artist and a true visionary,” said HITH marketing chair Carole Perry, a glass artist who has opened her studio to patrons for all 21 years of the tour. Known for including both nationally-recognized and emerging artists, Hidden in the Hills attracts thousands of patrons who appreciate fine art and seek a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges. With the event taking place the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, the art tour also attracts holiday shoppers who want to find an original, unique gift. AZ
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Southern Arizona 1. EXPLORE BISBEE Located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee’s extraordinarily well-preserved downtown draws visitors from around the world who appreciate its historic architecture, it’s welcoming, creative spirit and its cool climate. 520-432-3554 discoverbisbee.com 2. Kartchner Caverns Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour of the State Park. You’ll find museum exhibits, a gift shop, and the Discovery Center. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 azstateparks.com/kartchner/ 3. Biosphere 2 - U of A Time Life Books named it “One of the 50 must-see wonders of the world!” Tours take you inside the world’s largest living research center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Beneath 6,500 panes of glass lives a rainforest, coastal fog desert, marsh, savannah, million-gallon ocean and much more. 520-838-6200 or visit Biosphere2.org 80 80
4. Tumacácori National Historical Park The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 www.nps.gov/tuma/ 5. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 tucsonadventures.com 6. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion: zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-883-2701 desertmuseum.org 7. Mission San Xavier del Bac - A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with
marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. 520-294-2624 www.sanxaviermission.org 8. Pima Air & Space Museum Tour one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. 520-574-0462 pimaair.org 9. Colossal Cave Explore this ancient crystal cave on the National Register of Historic Places. See beautiful formations while your guide shares the Cave’s history, legends and geology. 520-647-7275 colossalcave.com 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 520-457-3456 okcorral.com AZ
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The November issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features MIM - Musical Instrument Museum and an exciting new exhibition. Don't miss the H...
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The November issue of Arizona KEY Travel Magazine features MIM - Musical Instrument Museum and an exciting new exhibition. Don't miss the H...