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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | November 2016 |

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Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces at MIM


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27 14 Off-road Adventure 20 Calendar of Events 27 Pink Adventure Tours 70 The Grand Canyon 81 The Phoenix Zoo


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or many, an off-road adventure during an Arizona vacation creates lasting memories that are cherished forever. From the Grand Canyon up north to Sedona and the Valley of the Sun, the following companies will create awesome experiences for you and your loved ones. Stellar Adventures will help you explore the Sonoran Desert with their off-road tours. Travelling deep into the desert, you’ll experience the thrill of traversing seasonal creeks, sandy washes, rocky slopes, and flat desert trails. Stellar Adventures has been providing visitors and locals with unforgettable offroad excursions since 1997. Enjoy a variety of amazing experiences from guided ATV and UTV excursions to H1 Hummers and M1009 Blazer tours on the Rocks & Ruins Trail, the Four Peaks Trail, and Bulldog Canyon. Pink Jeep Tours has been providing once-in-a-lifetime memories of Arizona since 1969. Discover the Sonoran Desert by taking a Cactus Canyon or Sonoran Desert Adventure Tour. For the most popular off-road tour into Sedona’s magnificent outback, be sure to book the Broken Arrow Tour. History buffs will enjoy the Ancient Ruin Tour. Board our custom Tour Trekker vehicle and head north on the Grand Canyon Tour where you’ll visit the most scenic viewpoints during one of the most memorable days of your life! Arizona Scenic Tours offers day trips throughout the state including Sedona, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Prescott, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Jerome and Tombstone. Experience the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon, the unique views of Sedona, as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Feel the rough and tough history of Prescott, Tombstone, and Jerome. Offering single and multiple day tours, design an excursion based on your sightseeing desires! Looking to drive yourself? Bring it indoors with K1 Speed! Whether you’re a diehard racing enthusiast or are interested in trying authentic, European-style kart racing for the first time, a visit to K1 Speed is a must! The facility provides a genuine racing experience that is great for novice and experienced drivers alike; 20hp electric karts can reach speeds approaching 45mph and the high-grip racing surface allows drivers to push the limit through high-speed corners! 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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Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces Exhibition at MIM


earless innovation and refined tradition share the stage in a new exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This special exhibition features intricate inlaid artwork on rare instruments from world-class guitar makers such as C. F. Martin & Co., PRS Guitars, and more!

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces opens on Saturday, November 5, and features more than thirty collectible instruments—guitars, banjos, and a uniquely historical ukulele—that illustrate the imagination, skill, and unsurpassed attention to detail of North America’s greatest contemporary inlay artists and luthiers. These inlay artists challenge themselves and encourage each other to create designs that reveal astonishing detail upon close inspection: intricate flowering vines, ferocious dragons, human portraits, and



tiny geometric patterns. Gold, iridescent mother-of-pearl, and hardwoods are only some of the materials used. Each instrument shows how the artist’s imagination transforms into playable works of art. Learn about the inlay process; hear the sounds of these magnificent art pieces; and listen to a community of inspirational individuals who explain the challenges, rewards, and allure of their art. The exhibition comes to life with MIM’s world-class multimedia technology. This experience offers perspectives from major guitar

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manufacturers, dedicated inlay artists, professional musicians, and other experts. Dragons and Vines unveils a fascinating glimpse into an art form whose pioneers and masters ABALONE SHELL IS ON remain largely unknown. E OF TH USED FOR INLAY DESI E MATERIALS GN ON GU The exhibition is ITARS. presented in partnership with the Maryland-based Pearl Works. Founded by visionary luthier and inlay artist Larry Sifel (1948–2006), Pearl Works is a consistent leader in the inlay industry. The core of displayed instruments comes from Sifel’s personal collection. It is the first time these prototype, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind guitars will be viewed by the public. The MusiMIM - Musical Instrument Museum cal Instrument Museum is open 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard seven days a week and located at Phoenix, AZ 85050 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. For 480.478.6000 | more information, visit online at AZ


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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit Concert: Paris Chansons featuring Endre Balogh Friday, November 11 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38.50 - $48.50 Genre: Global Focus Description: Paris Chansons is known for original renditions of French favorites from Piaf, Montand, Aznavour, Macias, and more. The group’s exhilarating performances are punctuated by traditional jazz standards in addition to classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages.

Concert: Bria Skonberg



Monday, November 14 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $30.50 - $38.50 Genre: Jazz Description: Trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most Feb 3 versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” First Fridays (PHOENIX)

Concert: The LizSelf-guided Story Piano artExperience tour of with Lisa Downing andPhoenix Julio Mazziotti central galleries, Saturday, November 26 p.m. studios, free art| 7:30 spaces, Tickets: $43.50 - $48.50 shuttle rides, 6-10pm, Genre: Jazz/Piano 602-256-7539. Description: GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist Liss Story’s music has been compared to that of Aaron Copland, Fryderyk Chopin, and Chick Corea. 20

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LIVE MUSIC ALL MONTH Rusty Spur Saloon (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. MONDAYS Monday Night Fort-Ball (FORT MCDOWELL) You’ll have a chance to win up to $1,000 in FREE PLAY during Monday Night FORT-Ball! The End of Game winner will also win up to $1,000 CASH! The more you play, the more entries you’ll earn. See Fortune Club for details. Fort McDowell Casino, 1-800-THE-FORT. 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. THROUGH MAY 31 John Coleman: Past/Present/ Future (SCOTTSDALE) Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. NOV 2 – 6 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, Ms. Wild West Days and more! Parade on Nov 5th from 9-11am, NOV 4 – 6 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival (CAREFREE) Thunderbird Artists hosts a spectacular show of over 165 nationally acclaimed and award winning artists. Wine tasting and entertainment are all part of the venue. Downtown Carefree at Easy & Ho Hum Streets, 10–5pm, $3, Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10, 480-837-5637. NOV 5 Certified Local Fall Festival (PHOENIX) A free family-friendly event celebrating all things local to Arizona. Featuring 100+ local vendors, food samples, kids activities, Arizona beer & wine garden, live music & more! Margaret T. Hance Park, 10 – 4 pm, free, 602-956-0909 for additional information. 21

 event calendar NOV 5 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Dance Contests, and Cash Prizes! Fort McDowell Casino, starts at Midnight, 1-800-THE-FORT. 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 for additional inforation. NOV 11 - 12 7th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off (CHANDLER) Authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. Enjoy live music, Western artisans, storytelling and more! Tumbleweed Park, free admission, Fri 9-8pm, Sat 9-2pm, 480-782-3037. NOV 11 – 13 37th Annual Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival (WICKENBURG) Enjoy three days of bluegrass bands on stage plus arts & crafts, Kids Zone, food and drinks. Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena, 928-684-5479, NOV 11 – 13 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 for more information. 22

NOV 12 20th 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, and refreshments. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up an event map, 10-4pm, 623-930-4500.

NOV 23 – JAN 8 ZooLights (PHOENIX) Celebrating 25 years, ZooLights at the Pheonix Zoo shines with millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and much more, 5:30-10:30pm nightly,, 602-286-3800. NOV 24 Thanksgiving Day Parade (FOUNTAIN HILLS) “Hollywood Holidays” themed parade featuring classic cars, marching bands, animals and more. Parade starts at 9am at the corners of Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards, 480-837-1654.

NOV 12 16th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow (GLENDALE) Native 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 12 Anthem Tree Lighting (ANTHEM) Bring the family to the Outlets at Anthem for the lighting of the tallest Christmas tree in the state! Special guests and live performances, 5pm, 623-465-9500. NOV 18 Talking Stick Food Truck Roundup (SCOTTSDALE) Gourmet food trucks from around the state will serve up some of your favorite eats. Courtyard Marriott, 5201 N Pima Road, 11-2pm, 888-979-5010. NOV 19 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 20 Gabriel Iglesias (SCOTTSDALE) Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is bringing the #FluffyBreaksEven tour to The Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort. Showtime 8 pm, additional information and tickets 480-850-7734.

NOV 25 – 26 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 25 - 27 Carefree Southwest Art & Indian Market (CAREFREE) Featuring collections from more than 100 recognized artisans, a Southwestern food court and packaged edibles cuisine selections, live music and entertainment. Carefree Desert Gardens, 10-5pm, 480.488.3686. NOV 26 King Of The Cage: Desert Reign (FORT MCDOWELL) Doors open at 6 pm and fights start at 7 pm. Reserve seating, VIP, and ringside tickets call 1-800-THE-FORT. 21+ NOV 26 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade (TEMPE) Enjoy the parade, tree lighting ceremony, and a visit with Santa. Mill Avenue District, 6 pm, 480-894-8158.

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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (Coupon Page 61) 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. On Wednesdays, REDs features $5 Wine by Glass Night Special at 4pm. 928-282-5321. ALL MONTH Pink Jeep Tours (SEDONA) The best way to see the famous red-rock formations! Two to three hour Jeep tours include rugged off-road adventures to scenic red-rock canyons and ancient cliff-dwellings. Explore Sedona with the only company that has 55+ years of experience guiding visitors through this majestic landscape. Call 800-873-3662 to book a tour. 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. 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 4 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm-8pm. Ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations, 800-288-7336. NOV 4-6, 11-13 & 25-27 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows (SEDONA) Take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall in the Village of Oak Creek, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773. NOV 5 Red Rock State Park 25th Anniversary (SEDONA) Red Rock State Park will be celebrating 25 years as part of Arizona State Parks on November 5th. There will be location environmentally themed information and vendor booths, a food truck, activities for kids, live birds of prey, live music, and lots more, 928-282-6907, NOV 5 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.

begin promptly at 11 am, following a brief 10:30 am ceremony at Courthouse Plaza, 800-266-7534. 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 19 – JAN 2 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 2nd. Pictures with Santa on Nov 26th, 800-266-7534. NOV 25 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Showcasing regional & international photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry & wearable art! Meander the streets & courtyards to discover a virtual feast for the eyes & soul. Various locations, 5pm-7pm, 800-266-7534. NOV 25 – DEC 31 Blazin’ M Ranch Holiday Shows (COTTONWOOD) The halls will be decked and the barn will be filled with award-winning entertainment and festive cheer. Retail shops offer great merchandise to complete your holiday shopping. Blazin’ M Ranch, Gates open 5pm, tickets 928-634-0334. NOV 26 Light up the Mountain (JEROME) Jerome Lights up the Mountain and Luminaria, 7pm-9pm, 928-634-2900.

NOV 11 Veteran’s Day Parade (PRESCOTT) This year’s parade theme is: Honoring Military Women: Past, Present and Future. The parade will

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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. Enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (WINSLOW) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, 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) Tucked within a picturesque view of the majestic San

Francisco Peaks, enjoy gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, just east of Flagstaff, 855-946-8946. NOV 4 First Friday ArtWalk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and entertainment, unique dining, meet local artists and shop for local artwork at galleries in historic downtown. 6-9 pm, free, 928-779-2300. 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 family-friendly, astronomy-themed programs and activities from 10–5pm. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358.

NOV 11 – DEC 3 (WEEKENDS) Festival of Trees (FLAGSTAFF) A magical festival showcasing trees, lights, wreaths and other beautiful displays created by the local Flagstaff community. The Arboretum, Fridays & Saturdays 3-8pm, Sundays 4-7pm, 928-774-1442. NOV 11 – 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 800THE TRAIN. NOV 26 Tree Lighting Ceremony (WILLIAMS) Kick off the holiday season in Williams with a colorful tree lighting ceremony! Historic Route 66, 6-8pm,

Tucson + Southern AZ NOV 2 Dia De Los Muertos (TUMACÁCORI) Traditional Day of the Dead festivities include music, food, games, and treats for kids. Leave an offering on the community ofrenda (altar). Tumacacori National Historic Park, $5, 520-398-2341. NOV 4 – 6 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 5 Bisbee Mariachi Festival (BISBEE) Food, beer & margaritas, vendors, folklorico dancers and more! Old Bisbee City Park, 11-6pm, $10, kids 10 and under free, 520-432-3554.


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 18 - 20 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 25 – 26 Bisbee Historic Home Tour (BISBEE) A docent-led tour through Bisbee’s charming restored neighborhoods. Tickets $15 adults, Children under 12 Free – good for both days, 10-4pm, 520-432-3554.

NOV 26 Tombstone at Twilight (TOMBSTONE) The town stays open later and guests can enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and a free evening gunfight by Blood at Dusk Gunfighters. Turkey shoot will be the theme this month! Walk along the wood boardwalk with the old gas lamp lighting your way, Allen St., 888-457-3929 for more information. NOV 26 - 27 TSO SuperPops! Holiday Special: Home Alone in Concert (TUCSON) The Tuscon Symphony Orchestra presents “Home Alone,” a beloved comedy classic movie featuring renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed by the TSO and chorus live with images projected on the “big screen.” Tickets 520-882-8585.

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GO PINK OR GO HOME: Desert Adventures with Pink Adventure Tours


nyone can see the Phoenix desert. Only Pink Adventure Tours lets you really experience it. Their world-famous pink Jeeps take you beyond the sights -- along exclusive, thrilling trails and right into the heart of the awe-inspiring Sonoran Desert. If you only do one thing while you’re visiting Phoenix, it’s got to be this. Rumble among the cacti in one of their rugged, custom Jeep Wranglers, equipped to handle the desert terrain in comfort and style. Don’t let the pink paint fool you -- these guys are ready for anything. Also ready for anything? Your Pink Adventure Tours guide. Highly trained in both driver safety and touring methods, these guides use stories, personal experiences, and fun facts to bring even the dry, dusty desert to life. Pick from three Scottsdale-based tours making it easy to find the right one for your group: • Sidewinder Ridge Adventure: Wind through stunning canyons and explore old mining country. • Cactus Canyon Adventure: Our most popular tour, this trail takes you up and down rocky desert hills for expansive views. • Sonoran Desert Adventure: Explore the desert by land, and by sea (well, lake). If you’re thinking outside the box (or the Phoenix area), Pink Adventure Tours has you covered. As convenient as they are exciting, these day trips are the perfect way to escape the city and rediscover your spirit of adventure. It’s a trip no one else can take, with a guide no one else can get, in a car no one else is bold enough to drive. Go big. Go pink. AZ

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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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Located conveniently off the 101 and Talking Stick Way is Arizona’s most exhilarating destination! Family friendly festivals, casino gaming, golf, electric kart racing, butterflies and so much more await! We’re a quick 20 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport. Come see what everyone is talking about.

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000. 2. 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. 855-298-3070. 3. 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. 30

4. 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. 5. 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. 6. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 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. 480-627-5340.

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. ANIMAL ADVENTURES – MacDonald’s Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy Trail Rides, Hayrides and Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Western Games and more! 480-585-0239. The non-profit Phoenix Zoo is Home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. 602-286-3800. 10. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. AZ

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HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All the BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. The wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona.

VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.

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360 RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon serves up great live country and western music daily. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Lunch served daily from 11 - 4pm.

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

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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.




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.

GREY WOLF 7239 E. First Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-0004 • Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Grey Wolf Gallery has flourished for over 40 years on a solidly built reputation for having the finest genuine hand crafted Native American designer jewelry and rare, museum quality tribal treasures. An aesthetic and cultural experience you will never forget! 3 0 6 360 6 30


7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • Founded in 1971, Shades of the West continues to be the most unique shopping destination in Old Town Scottsdale. Featuring a wide variety of custom leather goods & jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, Southwestern foods, pottery from Mexico and much more. Bischoff’s Gallery features Southwest home décor, books and museum quality art.

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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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LONDON GOLD Scottsdale: 480-367-1717 Chandler: 480-705-4191 Arrowhead: 623-979-4445 For more than three decades, London Gold has been the premier diamond expert in Phoenix. Voted “Best Of Phoenix” London Gold prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and having one of the largest selections of fine jewelry around.

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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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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3

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

ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe

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

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

THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4

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


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360 WESTWIND AIR SERVICE 888-869-0866 An experience of a lifetime! 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! 3 0 6 360 6 30

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360 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, 85259 480-627-5340 Taliesin West in northeast Scottsdale is ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was a bold new concept for desert living. Guided public tours range from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd.


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Life Gets Wild Here. Introducing new rides in the new Adventureland including an exhilarating 100 foot high Vertigo Swing, exciting family Roller Coaster, breathtaking Soaring Eagle Zip Line and a fun Flying Scooter. All centered around new exhibits featuring Bears, Buffalo, Javalinas, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, monkeys and more.

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906. 2. CAREFREE DESERT GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree. 3. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047. 4. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812. 54

5. CAREFREE FARMERS MARKET – Open every Friday from 9am - 1pm during October - May. Artfully located under the Carefree Sundial located within the Desert Gardens. Features may include fresh, local, seasonal produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. 480-4883686. 6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398. 7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757.

Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764. 9. THE SPA AT CAREFREE – Step inside, & enjoy exclusive services for men and women a full array of skin care therapies, aromatherapy, hair salon services and body treatments. Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 888-692-4343. 10. FRONTIER TOWN – Wooden boardwalks lead to many fun and wonderful gift shops, surrounded by antiques, wagons and western artifacts. One of the last old west towns in Arizona, and full of history and folklore passed down over the years. AZ

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

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NOVEMBER 4 - 6 Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival NOVEMBER 25 - 27 Carefree Southwest Art & Indian Market DECEMBER 9 - 11 9th Annual Carefree Christmas Festival Snow sculpture by world-renowned artist Ray Villafane The Town of Carefree welcomes visitors to our 2016 Fall festival season in the Carefree Desert Gardens, open 365 days a year. Live Carefree!

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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 53 for special offer. 623-935-9453. 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, 56

interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about 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.

8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811. 9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200. 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602-372-7460. AZ

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You’ll Love Every Minute Glendale & Arizona’s West Valley It is more than a perfect blend of the old and the new, the wild and the tame, the luxurious and the rustic. With so much to see and do, you’ll love every minute of your visit. Call us for your personalized itinerary at 623.930.4500.

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aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.

POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of 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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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. PINK JEEP TOURS – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 55 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 800-8733662 . 2. CLIFF CASTLE CASINO HOTEL – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. Voted Arizona’s #1 Casino 17 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT. 3. EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART – Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. 800-526-7668. 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones 64

Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660. 5. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY16 for special savings. 928-5672840. 6. KACHINA HOUSE – 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. 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 KEY2016 for Special Savings.

8. THE ART & SOUL OF SEDONA – Tasteful galleries and 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. 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. 10. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS – One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks, the Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. Must-see. AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly from a century ago, you’ll be at no loss to find a great place to eat, to view exemplary works of art, or to simply cool your heels and people-watch. 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122. 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434. 4. PRESCOTT STATION Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located 66

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision. 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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Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.







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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289. 2. METEOR CRATER – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898. See Ad Page 73 for Savings. 3. 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. 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 itinerar74

ies, 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. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888. 6. LOWELL OBSERVATORY – 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. 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 800-999-2137 (Pink Jeep)

8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228. 10. GRAND CANYON WEST SKYWALK – The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe, is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge extending guests 70 feet past the canyon edge and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. Tours also include other points of interest and unique canyon views. 928-769-2636. 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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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Southern Arizona 1. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 • www. (pictured below) 2. 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 • 3. 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/ 4. 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). En78

joy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-883-2701 • 5. 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. 520-294-2624 • www. 6. 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 • 7. 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 •

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. 520-398-2704 • 9. 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-DDCWINS • 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. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • AZ

8. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping

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Q. What’s the hot ticket in town? We’d like to catch some entertainment while on our stay in Arizona. A. You can bet that the tutus begin twirling once again in the fall as curtains go up on our performing arts season in the Southwest! And 2016 doesn’t disappoint! Here are few personal recommendations to satisfy the mix of traditionalists who enjoy performances of “the things we know and love” and the folks who seek the uncommon journey of “a new experience.” The Verde Valley Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra unwraps its gift of beautifully played classical music at its first concert of the 2016-2017 season in the Sedona Performing Arts Center of this enchanting red rock country of Northern Arizona. The professionally-trained orchestra leads off with its Autumn Treasures event on November 13th at 2:30 p.m. with selections from the works of Rossini, Schubert, Beethoven and a flashy Hubay Hungarian tavern dance. The guest conductor Matthew Savery, Bozeman Montana Symphony’s Music Director, conducts the VVS featuring concertmaster Bill Cummings. Tickets are $25, more information at Or do a 180-degree musical turn on most Fridays in November at Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill. Seven is the magic hour to hear world-renowned guitar virtuoso Anthony Mazzella perform his tribute show to famous guitarists and their music including: Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Harrison (Beatles), Richards (Rolling Stones), Clapton and Santana for starters. Menu standouts include the Fleetwood Mac & Cheese and tiger shrimp on Rascal Flatbread. Tickets $20-$30. For the mental floss crowd who aren’t traveling to London’s West End to take in the theatre scene, the Global Lens Film Series at the Phoenix Art Museum in Central Arizona presents National Theatre Live: “One Man, Two Guvnors” a Tony-award winning, wacky runaway comedy hit adapted from an Italian play “The Servant of Two Masters” starring James Corden (of Carpool Karaoke fame.) November 20, 2p.m., Tickets $18. And the Museum opens an exhibit on November 6 of women’s couture fashions of the 1970’s and 1980’s titled “Emphatics” featuring a private collection of designer wear that was carried in a Pittsburg boutique of the same name. A film by Kehinde Wiley centering on the female figure in fashions of the 18th and 19th aristocracy, “An Economy of Grace”, will show on opening day at 2 p.m. It is free with the museum’s general admission. (602) 257-1880. Or if your family is ready to jump start the holidays and take in one of Phoenix’s architectural gems at the same time, why not celebrate with Santa and his special elves on a Christmas cheer journey at the historic Orpheum Theatre with its famed Peacock Staircase built in the Spanish-Baroque Revival style of architecture (1929.) Broadway Christmas Wonderland at the Orpheum is one of the most enchanting and delightful holiday shows ever! The sounds of holiday classics like ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Deck the Halls’


beautifully sung by the highest kicking chorus girls in hundreds of glittering costumes this side of the North Pole! The magic of the holidays unfolds promising to paint the evening with colorful Winter Wonderland memories for the entire family. November 25-27, www.phoenixconventioncenter. com/orpheum-theatre (602) 257-1880 Choosing what to watch in the leaping-and-twirling world of dance in Southern Arizona might leave your head spinning! Attend a performance of “Premium Blend” in the magnificent Stevie Eller Dance Theatre presented by one of the country’s premier dance collaboratives--The University of Arizona School of Dance. This year faculty and budding dance pros in Tucson on the UA campus feature a tribute to George Balanchine and Forever Fred, an homage to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, November 2-6, tickets $15-$35 (520) 621-1162. If a professional troupe of tango dancers would quicken your pulse, then stroll over to Centennial Hall on campus November 18th for a riveting evening of footwork performed by a troupe of 25 dancers and musicians conveying the soul of their homeland Argentina known as Estampas Portenas, courtesy of UA Presents. (520) 621-3341, Traditionalists are treated to Arizona Opera’s season opener Dvorak’s Rusalka, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale about a water sprite. A favorite feature with Arizona Opera is honored with UA vocal students singing key arias from the show before the production. November 19-20 at the Tucson Music Hall www. (520) 293-4336. AZ

Johnny Fenton—a 37-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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ature Connects® is an award-winning, recordbreaking exhibition currently touring across the country. Created with over 1 million LEGO® pieces, the show features 27 animal and flora sculptures built with LEGO bricks thanks to the vision of esteemed artist Sean Kenney. “I’m excited to bring Nature Connects to the Phoenix Zoo,” Kenney said. “Everyone can get something out of the exhibit; whether it’s an educational message about conservation and ecosystems, an appreciation for the beauty of nature, the fun of seeing giant larger-than-life sculptures built with millions of LEGO bricks.” The idea behind Kenney’s creation is simple, yet profound. “Fundamentally, the show is about connections,” Kenney adds. “Much as LEGO pieces connect, everything in nature is connected in an intricate balance.” In that spirit, several sculptures in Nature Connects highlight animals which are endangered, threatened of vulnerable to help guests understand the vital connection between animal conservation and the community. The 27 sculptures are scattered throughout the entire Zoo, stretching from the edges of Harmony Farm all the way up to a trio of animals grazing near the lion and hyena habitats. Located at each sculpture is a sign highlighting interesting facts about the piece, how many hours it took to create it and how many LEGO bricks it is comprised of. With more than 133,000 pieces and weighing over 625 pounds, perhaps the most elaborate and eye-popping piece in the showcase is a Phoenix Zoo life-size polar bear and her cubs. Additionally, guests will see a Galapagos tortoise, monarch butterfly, rhinoceros, jeweled chameleon, snow leopard 455 N Galvin Pkwy and many more. Phoenix, AZ 85008 Nature Connects is currently at the Phoenix Zoo through January 2, 602-286-3800 2017. All of the sculptures can be seen with general admission into the Zoo. Visit for more details. AZ



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