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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | October 2016 | ArizonaKEY.com
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estwind Air Service is dedicated to providing tours around the Southwest that showcase the natural beauty of the area and unique perspectives available only by airplane. The Sedona Air and Wine Tour is the latest addition to their extensive lineup. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Arizona on this scenic air tour that begins at Deer Valley airport in North Phoenix. Soon after departing you will see the rugged isolation of the Tonto National Forest and the Mazatzal Wilderness. After passing the fire scorched ridge of Pine Mountain, you will enter the Verde Valley, home to ancient Montezuma’s Well and of course, the red rocks of Sedona. Land at the Sedona airport to begin your wine tasting adventure with Arizona Winery Tours. www.westwindairservice.com Sedona Air Tours is the most-trusted and well known helicopter tour company in Sedona. Travel in a jet-powered helicopter soaring eye level with the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona. They offer several different air tours of the majestic red rocks of Sedona. Choose the Ancient’s Way tour to experience a flight deep into the back canyons and forest of Sedona viewing formations rarely seen by even the most avid hiker. You’ll also stop in mid-air to view ancient ruins of a bygone civilization perched 800 feet above the canyon floor in a hidden cliff alcove just below the rim of the mountain plateau. Sedona Air Tours now offers’s “Doors Off, Heli Adventure” - their newest offering for air tours of Sedona. This tour is especially of interest to photographers, since, with no door one can photopraph and video Sedona like a professioinal. www.sedonaairtours.com Take flight and experience the canyon like never before with Grand Canyon West. On the Aerial tour, fly like an Eagle and explore the Grand Canyon from an Eagle’s eyes. Soar through the years of history that have created this amazing natural wonder. The Heli-float Tour is one of a kind experience only at Grand Canyon West. Fly below the Canyon to view the Canyon Walls. Upon landing, a small hike down to the river leads to a pontoon boat that takes you on a river tour of the Colorado River. The Flight of the Condor package is a fixed wing, airplane flight around the Grand Canyon. Flying high above, guests can see a magnificent aerial view of the Grand Canyon that can’t be seen on the ground. grandcanyonwest.com AZ 14
publisher’spage THE CHANGING COLORS OF AUTUMN Now that summer has yielded to fall, the Grand Canyon State begins a months long period of perfect weather. Cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours send a signal to the trees, and they respond with an explosion of autumn colors. If you enjoy nature, hiking, and leaf peeping, then October will reward you with a spectacular display of nature’s grandeur. So grab a light jacket, hiking shoes, a camera, and embark on a trip to experience the changing colors of the season. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is spectacular. The journey crosses the Colorado River and traverses the red rocks of Marble Canyon and the Vermilion Cliffs. As you climb the Kaibab Plateau, stunning Aspen groves reward your trek. (www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab)
HERE COMES SANTA
The Kachina Trail, located in the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff, meanders across the middle of the mountains while passing through Conifer groves and Aspens. Old growth forests at higher elevations contain Limber pines and Douglas firs. Lower elevations greet you with rising Ponderosa pines. (www.fs.usda.gov/coconino) Every autumn, Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona, puts on a vibrant red display of Oaks and Maples. You can drive the scenic length of Route 89A, or walk along the West Fork of Oak Creek. Incredible red rock scenery, towering cliffs, and the babbling creek add to nature;s painting of deep red and scarlet leaves. (www.fs.usda.gov/coconino) Rising to an elevation of about 8,400 feet, the Hualapai Mountains are topped with Ponderosa pines and aspens. To navigate this forest labyrinth, hike the Potato Patch Loop as it weaves and circles Aspen Peak. In addition to a wonder color palette, the trail provides a nice adventure complete with twists, turns, and giant boulders. (www.mcparks.com) Of course, Arizona has an incredible collection of state parks that explode in color throughout the year. From the stunning vistas of the Basin and Range province of Southern to Central Arizona, to the rugged beauty of the Transition Zone of Central to Northern Arizona, and to the Mogollon Rim cliffs and forests of the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona, the Arizona State Park system provides a kaleidoscope of fall colors. As October progresses, be sure to visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park to witness first hand the grove of burgundy Chinese pistachios, Sycamores and Varnish trees. (AZStateParks.com) Welcome to autumn in Arizona. May your visit be full of vibrant colors, stunning scenery, and life long memories.
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SCOTTSDALE’S LAST REAL COWBOY SALOON
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here are real cowboy bars all over the great wide American West, but few that serve up great live music daily like Scottsdale’s Rusty Spur Saloon. The Rusty Spur has authentic country and western music every day of the week. Johnny Cash or Gene Autry wouldn’t be out of place here.
The Rusty Spur has both kinds of music – country and western. Well, actually it’s got a bit of blues and rockabilly in the mix as well. Acts range from the singing cowboy in the corner to a full country band rocking away on its tiny stage. If you’re looking for a fancy live event with all the 18
bells and whistles, the Rusty Spur isn’t for you. But if you want to duck out of the Arizona heat and enjoy an ice cold beer and some hot country dancing, this is the place. It’s known not only for its excellent live acts, but for its boisterous, lively crowds, especially on weekend nights. The Rusty Spur offers a guaranteed good ol’ time. Arizona KEYMagazine
On the Rusty Spur’s website you can check out some tunes by the performers that play there, as well as the lunch menu, entertainment schedule, pictures and videos: rustyspursaloon.com. AZ ArizonaKEY.com
Rusty Spur Saloon 7245 E. Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 rustyspursaloon.com
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In addition to the music, the Rusty Spur offers a real Old West feel. 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. Walk through the swingin’ doors and you’re guaranteed a good time with great music.
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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit MIM.org Event: Musical Icon: John Lennon Saturday, October 8 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: Activities and performances included with paid museum admission Description: Join MIM for our second annual celebration of the life of the legendary John Lennon. Enjoy a special day of gallery talks, film screenings, and trivia commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.
Concert: The Ravi Shankar Foundation Presents Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India
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Sunday, October 9 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $38.50 - $48.50 Genre: Global Focus Description: From ancient India comes its heartbeat, Drums of India, featuring the internationally renowned tabla player, Bickram Ghosh. This six-person ensemble Feb 3percussion in an electrifying explores the world of Indian Fridays with (PHOENIX) evening of drummingFirst and vocalizing, added sitar.
Self-guided art tour of Concert: Mac McAnally Sunday, October 23 | 7central p.m. Phoenix galleries, Tickets: $48.50 - $53.50art spaces, studios, free Genre: Singer-songwriter/country shuttle rides, 6-10pm, Description: Legendary602-256-7539. singer-songwriter Mac McAnally has received the Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year Award for an unprecedented eight years in a row, assuring his place in music history.
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. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117. FRIDAYS Night Light Tours at Taliesin West (SCOTTSDALE) The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this magical evening tour. Taliesin West’s renowned fire-breathing dragon makes a guest appearance while Wright’s desert masterpiece glows warmly beneath the Arizona moon. Reservations 888-516-0811. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment (FORT MCDOWELL) Come to Lucky 7 Saloon for FREE and FABULOUS live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Fort McDowell Casino, (800) THE.FORT. 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 JAN 2 Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney (PHOENIX) Experience 20+ largerthan-life animal and flora sculptures ArizonaKEY.com
created with more than one million LEGO bricks! Phoenix Zoo, included with daytime admission, phoenixzoo. org, 602-2863800.
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THROUGH MAY 31 The Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour is an annual John Colecelebration of the arts and the artists in the Prescott Quad City area. Take advantage of this three-day man: Past/ event to meet these extraordinary artists, enjoy their Present/Fuprivate studios and view their creative processes in a ture (SCOTTvariety of mediums. Visit PrescottStudioTour.com for SDALE) Images maps and detailed information about the artists. of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John 70 juried artists in 43 private studios Coleman one 40 artists in 3 art centers of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary OCT 1 artists. Exhibition at Western Spirit: SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, (CHANDLER) Enjoy beer games, Von 480-686-9539. Hanson’s brat eating contest, and family zone. Entertainment features OCT 1 Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Reel Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Big Fish & local acts. AJ Chandler Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Park, 3-11pm, $12 Advance at SanDance Contests, and Cash Prizes! Fort Tan Brewing, 602-276-2499. McDowell Casino, starts at Midnight, 1-800-THE-FORT. OCT 1 – NOV 6 Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze OCT 1 (GLENDALE) Great big pumpkin Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper patch, 6 acre family corn maze, mini Festival (PHOENIX) Features onsite corn maze for the little ones, petting chile roasting, cooking demos, live zoo, train ride ($2 weekends only), music, salsa dancing, activities for farm theme activities, play area and kids, a talent show, Beer Garden and a more. Tolmachoff Farms, closed gourmet margarita station! Roosevelt Mondays in Oct. and closed Mon-Wed Row Arts District, 2nd Street & Roosin Nov., $10 ages 2 and up. Haunted evelt Street, 5-10pm, 602-829-5259. Corn Maze on Friday and Saturday nights plus Halloween Night in October – AZ Field of Screams, 7pm – 11pm, $17 all ages, 623-386-1301. 21
event calendar MacDonald’s Ranch Annual Pumpkin Patch
a variety of aircraft flying into the event, classic cars on display, food and vendors. Wickenburg Municipal Airport/Wellik Field off Highway 60, 7-11am, free, 800-942-5242. OCT 8 11th Annual Old World Oktoberfest (PEORIA) Enjoy delicious food, the lively entertainment, a wide variety of refreshments—including German beers and wine, children’s activities and more! Centennial Plaza, 11am-10pm, 480-947-7490.
The MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch is an annual Scottsdale tradition enjoyed by local and visiting families every year! Why? Because the festivities offer so much to do! Head down to the Pumpkin Patch on a horse drawn wagon or ride the train. Once you finish picking out your Arizona grown pumpkin, adventure awaits as you take on the hay maze, walk the petting zoo and feed the animals, play games, get your face painted, pan for gold, ride a pony, and more! Food service is available throughout the ranch, and the Trading Post is fun to explore. There is an extra charge for some activities. Visit MacDonald’s Ranch this October and see why the festivities have become a local tradition.
Call or visit website for dates and times 26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255 480-585-0239 • macdonaldsranch.com
OCT 7 Cyndi Lauper (SCOTTSDALE) The 80s icon will perform her power anthems in Talking Stick Resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom. Known for her zany personality and vibrant-colored hair, the songwriter has sold more than 50 million albums and penned memorable hits like “Time After Time,” “Change of Heart” and “True Colors.” Showtime 8 pm, tickets 480-850-7734. OCT 7 – 9 Four Peaks Oktoberfest (TEMPE) beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, carnival, kids activities & more. Tempe Town Lake, Fri 5pm midnight, Sat 10am - midnight, Sun 10am - 6pm, 480-350-4311. 22
OCT 7 – 9 56th annual Phoenix Greek Festival (PHOENIX) Enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children. Opa! Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, $3, children under 12 free, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm, 602-264-2791. OCT 7 – 30 (CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS) Arizona State Fair (PHOENIX) 18 days jammed packed with tons of kickin’ concerts, adrenaline-pumping rides, deliciously sinful foods, exhibits & livestock shows! azstatefair.com. OCT 8 22nd Annual Fly-in & Classic Car Show (WICKENBURG) View
OCT 15 22nd Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace (GLENDALE) The shops turn inside out as they showcase hundreds of items on lawns and front porches. Enjoy special activities planned for the day, including demos, make & take crafts, delicious treats andWEST so much TALIESIN more. Start at the Glendale Visitor Center to pick up a downtown walking map, 10 – 4pm, 623-930-4500. OCT 15 - 16 Arizona Taco Festival (SCOTTSDALE) The largest collection of taco-makers ever assembled in one place, with all serving $2 tacos and competing for $10,000 cash. Enjoy local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes, eating contests, and huge bar experiences. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 11 – 7 pm, tickets 480-270-5000. OCT 17 - 31 Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (CAREFREE) Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is open to the public and woven throughout the Carefree Desert Gardens daily from 10am-10pm, 101 Easy Street, 480-488-3686, carefreepumpkingarden.com. (See Article Page 27)
OCT 19 – 20 Taste of Cave Creek (CAVE CREEK) Sample the cuisine of 25+ restaurants in an outdoor, open air setting while listening to bands in the gazebo or in the beer garden. Wash that down with some Craft Beer, Tequila or Wine Tasting! Stagecoach Village, 5-10pm, $10 Admission (12 & Under Free), Food & Drink tickets $2-5 each, 480-488-1400.
passing out 4,000 pounds of candy to Trick-or-Treaters, live music, food and beverage, a Kids Zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted house, fireworks and much more. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 5-10pm, $15 Adults, $10 Children 3-12, 480-270-5000.
OCT 28 - 29 Howl-O-Ween (PHOENIX) Stroll the Arizona Trail for fun tricks & candy treats. Enjoy character meet & greet, camel rides, magic shows, carnival games, scary activities & merry activities! Additional fees for some activities. Phoenix Zoo, 6:30 -10pm, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
OCT 28 - 30 Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine (CAVE CREEK) Stagecoach Village offers a unique open air plaza with panoramic views of the scenic Sonoran foothills. A FREE event featuring over 100 exceptional fine Artists and Craftsmen, wine tastings, live entertainment, European bakery and confections, and a variety of gourmet eateries! Stagecoach Village, free, 10-5 pm, 623-734-6526.
OCT 28 - 29 Halloween Balloon Spooktacula (SCOTTSDALE) Over 20 Hot Air Balloons on display and
OCT 29 Halloween Monster Bash (PEORIA) Entertainment, food, trick or treat, children’s activities, parade
of costumes, arts & crafts, carnival games and more! Peoria Sports Complex, 5 - 9 pm, 623-773-7198. OCT 31 Cave Creek Wicked (CAVE CREEK) Arizona’s only all day, all night Halloween event! The familyfriendly, daytime portion of the event runs from 11-4pm while the evening costume contest pub crawl runs from 7pm-2am. Enjoy community-wide trick or treating, pet, horse & kids costume contests, live music and much more! cavecreekwicked.com OCT 31 Halloween in the Hills (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Bring the entire family including your four legged friends and enjoy trick-or-treating, carnival games, bounce houses, pets and kids costume contests, food, drink and more! Avenue of the Fountains, 4pm – 8pm, call Sami Fine Jewelry 480837-8168 for more information.
Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ 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 more than 55 years of experience guiding visitors through this majestic landscape. Call 844-711-7465 to book a tour. ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (See Page 61 for coupon) ArizonaKEY.com
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. 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. SEPT 30 – OCT 2 9th Annual Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour (PRESCOTT) This fee, self-guided tour features 70 juried artists at 40 locations each day from 10 to 4 in the Prescott Quad City area. Brochures with maps are available at Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery, 928-445-2510 or www.prescottstudiotour.com OCT 1 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. 23
Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ OCT 1 – 2 38th Annual Folk Music Festival (PRESCOTT) Arizona’s longestrunning folk music festival features musicians performing on four stages plus educational and informative workshops on musical history, styles and iconic musicians. Sharlot Hall Museum, 10am, 928-445-3122. OCT 7 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Enjoy openings, special guests, artist receptions & celebrations from 5pm-8pm. Ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations, 800-288-7336. OCT 7 - 8 Jerome Ghost Walk (JEROME) Fun and exciting dramatic performances that highlight the history of the town of Jerome, AZ. Shows start every half hour from 6:30pm – 9pm at Spook Hall. Reservations recommended, Fri $15, Sat $20, Kids 10 and under Free, 928-634-1066. OCT 7 – 9 & 14 – 16 20th Annual Artist Shows (SEDONA) Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art presents two amazing shows two weekends in Sedona! These shows have become a highly anticipated tradition where locals and visitors alike travel to Sedona and celebrate the fine arts. Fridays 4-8pm, invitation only, Saturdays 2-7pm & Sundays 12-3pm, 928-282-1125. (See Article Page 65) OCT 7-9, 14-16 & OCT 21-23 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.
OCT 8 – 9 FallFest In The Park Arts & Crafts Show (PRESCOTT) 100 arts & crafts vendors under the fall canopy of American Elm trees at Prescott’s Historic Courthouse Plaza, Sat 9-5pm, Sun 9-4pm, 928-445-2000. OCT 8 - 9 26th Annual Sedona Arts Festival (SEDONA) 125 artists from across the country, KidZone art activities, Gourmet Gallery, International Guest artist, live music, food, and more! Sedona Red Rock High School, Adults $10 advance, $12 at gate, Kids 12 and under FREE, Sat 9–5pm, Sun 10-4pm, 928-204-9456. OCT 21 – 22 Ghost Talk (PRESCOTT) A rizona legends come alive as the famous and infamous goblins, ghouls, ghosts and monsters invade the Prescott Center for the Arts, for tickets and times call 928-445-3286. OCT 22 Fall Arts & Crafts Fair (SEDONA) Features local artists & crafters, all handmade. Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Sedona Heritage Museum, 9 – 3pm, 928-282-7038. OCT 22 Pumpkin Splash (SEDONA) Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a pumpkin patch in the pool & games on deck. Sedona Community Pool, $5 per person – includes a pumpkin, 1-3pm, 928-282-7098. Pumpkin Splash limited to the first 300 people. OCT 22 Red Rocks Oktoberfest (SEDONA) 12+ craft breweries, wine, food, music and FUN! Wear your lederhosen or dirndl and join the crowds. Posse Grounds Park, 4-9pm, 800-288-7336. Need a place to stay?
Contact Sedona Rouge Hotel at 866312-4111 for additional information and room reservations. OCT 22 - 29 12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival (SEDONA) Contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. Various locations, 928-282-3809. OCT 28 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Mingle with creative people while enjoying art, food and live music. Various locations, 5pm, 800-266-7534. OCT 29 Dia de los Muertos Celebration (SEDONA) Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. Music, food and beautiful altars will be on view starting at 2 pm. Watch fire dancers and visit thematic face painting booth. Tlaquepaque, free, 2-8pm, 928-282-4838. OCT 31 30th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treating (SEDONA) Uptown Sedona merchants welcome all good ghouls and ghosts! Enjoy decorated storefronts and costumed characters handing out treats from 5-8 pm, free, 928-204-2390. OCT 31 Boo at the Zoo (PRESCOTT) Come in costume and trick-or-treat at different stations around the Sanctuary with your favorite animals. Bring a flashlight and see all the nocturnal residents! Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 6-9pm, 928-778-4242.
Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (FLAGSTAFF) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, located off Interstate 40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Enjoy guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and Subway Sandwich shop. Save $5 off Two Adult Admissions with Ad on Page 73! 800-289-5898. ALL MONTH Twin Arrows Casino Resort (FLAGSTAFF) 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. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Howly Growly Owly Festival (WILLIAMS) Hoot & Howl your way through Bearizona! Hop on the win-
dowless bus to see the animal exhibits, explore the growly bear cave, haunted house and more, 928-635-2289. OCT 1 Steam to the Canyon (WILLIAMS) It’s Time To Get Fired Up. Steam is back at Grand Canyon Railway. Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Fueled by waste vegetable oil (WVO), driven by an iron will, powered by ingenuity, 800843-8724. OCT 1 8th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music, beer, wine and food vendors. Family friendly event! Wheeler Park, 11 – 8pm, $7, 928-606-7600. OCT 7 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. OCT 8 2nd Saturday Art Walk (WILLIAMS) Complimentary food, wine, beverage, and live music at The Gallery in Williams - a great place to start the Artwalk! Maps available for your stroll to other art venues in downtown Williams, plus meet the featured artist and regular artist members, 928-635-3006 for more information.
OCT 14 2nd Friday Science Night (FLAGSTAFF) Optics and Optical Illusions at Lowell. Features exciting science demonstrations and experiments. Lowell Observatory, show at 6 pm, 928774-3358 for additional information. OCT 22 Pumpkin Walk (FLAGSTAFF) Walk through the gardens on trails lit by glowing Jack-o-Lanterns. Hayrides, a hay maze, pumpkin patch, hot cider, pony rides, spooky stories and performances by a campfire. The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 3-8pm, 928-774-1442 for additional information. OCT 28 - 29 Halloween at Lowell (FLAGSTAFF) “Freaky Physics” shows featuring spooky science demonstrations and experiments, “Scary Astronomy” presentations highlighting the mindbending aspects of astronomy, Haunted Observatory Tours and telescope viewing. Lowell Observatory, 5pm10pm, 928-774-3358 for additional information. OCT 29 - 30 13th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente (FLAGSTAFF) The Museum comes to life for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Enjoy mariachi music, arts, and storytelling. Museum of Northern Arizona, 928-774-5213 for more details.
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Tucson + Southern AZ THURSDAYS Gallery Row Art Walk (TUCSON) Browse the eclectic collection of fine art by 100 renowned artists. Enjoy wine tastings or refreshments and music at many of the Gallery Row galleries, located at the northeast corner of East Skyline Drive and North Campbell Avenue in the Santa Catalina Foothills, 5-7pm, 800-638-8350. OCT 1 30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival (TUCSON) An evening of beer sampling provided by brewers from around the Southwestern states, with music and games. Kino North Soccer Stadium, No one under age 21 admitted, 6-10pm, 520-296-2400. OCT 7 - 9 Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival 2016 (TUCSON) Features hundreds of artisans, home cooks, dancers, musicians and special exhibits that celebrate and honor beauty in all its diverse, informal, and everyday forms, 520-792-4806. OCT 8 Bisbee After 5 ArtWalk (BISBEE) Over 30 participating shops and galleries, special sales, promotions, drawings, live entertainment and refreshments and artist’s receptions until 8pm, 520-432-3554. OCT 8 Living History Day at Tucson Presidio (TUCSON) Enjoy a replica of the city’s original adobe-walled fortress with museum/gift shop, re-enacts 1775-1856 Tucson life, craft and food making demos, soldier drills. Tucson Presidio, $3, 10 - 3 pm, 520-837-8119. OCT 8 Vintage Bisbee Wine Festival (BISBEE) Enjoy wine and food pairings, a Fine Art Show, craft beer, non-alcoholic beer and wine, soft jazz by Out of the Blue. The cuisine
is provided by a variety of Bisbee chefs and restaurants. Bisbee City Park, 4-7pm, 520-432-3554.
amazing lineup of bands. Reid Park, 11 – 6:30pm, $12 Adults, 18 and under Free, azblues.org.
OCT 8 - 30 (SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS) Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze (TUCSON) Tractor-drawn wagon rides into the field to pick your own pumpkin and a Corn Maze that will challenge the adventuresome plus much more! Buckelew Farm, 10 – 5pm, tickets, 520-822-2277.
OCT 21 - 23 87th Annual Helldorado Days (TOMBSTONE) What started out as the town’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1929 has turned into its oldest tradition. Reenactments, parade on Sunday, fashion shows, music, beard contest & entertainment, 888-457-3929.
OCT 15 Anza Days (TUBAC) Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tubac Village present Tubac Anza Days, a Living History of Tubac’s Indian, Mexican and Spanish Colonial Periods. Enjoy historical re-enactments, period costumes, folkloric dancers, mariachi music and children’s activities, 11 3pm, free, 520-398- 2704. OCT 15 Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb (BISBEE) The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases connected by winding roads that take participants through some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee, 520-266-0401. OCT 16 Southern Arizona Blues and Heritage Festival 2016 (TUCSON) Promotes an awareness and enjoyment of blues music & culture with an
OCT 22 - 23 Arts in the Plaza Fine Art and Jazz Festival (TUCSON) showcases fine art from the region’s most exquisite artists throughout the charismatic setting of St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue, 9 - 4pm, free, 800-638-8350. OCT 29 Halloween in Tombstone (TOMBSTONE) Haunted House at the Park and kids friendly activities on 4th street. Celebrate Day of the Dead with procession and family dance on 4th Street. Free, 5-10pm, 520-457-3707. OCT 30 Dia De Los Muertos (TUBAC) A celebration to remember our departed loved ones with food and festivities. A procession at 4 PM from the Presidio through the cemetery ending with a bonfire at K.Newby Gallery. Noon – 4pm, tickets 520-398-2252.
2ND ANNUAL ENCHANTED PUMPKIN GARDEN IN CAREFREE Featuring World Renowned Master Sculptor Ray Villafane
alloween spirit invades Carefree for its second year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the four acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free, one-of-a-kind fall event celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages and runs October 17-31, 2016, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., 101 Easy Street, Carefree, Arizona. Last year was the first event and it attracted over 30,000 visitors and it’s estimated to increase dramatically based on the extensive media coverage. New in 2016 will be the unveiling of Ray’s life size scarecrows which are hand sculpted mostly of organic materials. Visitors are invited back to stroll and experience the many new mischievous pumpkin characters, artfully imagined and frolicking in their magical garden home and new Pumpkin Village featuring a general store, saloon and bank. In addition to the playful pumpkins, Ray and his team will carve ten 3D pumpkin faces preserved and displayed in tanks that resemble Saguaro cacti, sculpted and immersed in a pickling solution for preservation. Ray will again, carve a “colossal” 400 lb. pumpkin and visitors are welcome to ask questions while kids can carve with him up-close and personal. Other special weekend events include family carving nights with Ray Villafane and the YMCA, Picasso pumpkin activities for kids hosted by Easy Street Galleria, “adopt a pumpkin” from the pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie eating Enchanted Pumpkin Garden contest sponsored by Venues Café. Craft beer garden, culinary food trucks and Carefree Desert Gardens autumnal snacks. On Halloween, costumes are encouraged and kids are welcome October 17 - 31, 10am - 10pm to trick or treat at various stations throughout the gardens. AZ CarefreePumpkinGarden.com 480-488-3686 27 ArizonaKEY.com
Phoenix, Scottsdale and Central Arizona
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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2. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000
6. 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.
3. 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. 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 30
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.
7. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 888-516-0811
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
8. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment,
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Experience the artistry of America’s greatest architect. Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio is Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark. Wright’s Arizona masterpiece is among his greatest accomplishments. one of the best tours in scottsdale visit us 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 Intersection of Cactus Road & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. book your tour today 888.516.0811 zerve.com/taliesinwest Guided tours range from 1–3 hours.
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360 HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 haroldscorral.com Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All the BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. The wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona.
VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • www.venetotrattoria.com Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.
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360 RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • www.rustyspursaloon.com Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon serves up great live country and western music daily. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Lunch served daily from 11 - 4pm.
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360 HARD ROCK CAFE 3 South 2nd Street, Suite 117 Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1-602-261-7625 hardrock.com 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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4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-5000 • www.cornelishollander.com. Award winning, state-of-the-art jewelry designer. Cornelis produces the finest quality jewelry with custom modern designs using gemstones, and diamonds. Come visit and create your dream piece of jewelry! 360
8787 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-8777 • www.divawomenswear.com 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.
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.
GREY WOLF 7239 E. First Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-0004 • greywolfgalleryaz.com 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
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10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 • www.highsocietyresale.com Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal.
shopping staff has combined exotic therapies from around the world to create an unparalleled place of rejuvenation. Spa Lamar is “the resort-style spa that keeps the locals coming back.” Spa Lamar offers a wide array of services in addition to the spa including a boutique salon, yoga classes, blue lagoon steam room, desert island sauna, swimming pool and more.
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LONDON GOLD Scottsdale: 480-367-1717 Chandler: 480-705-4191 Arrowhead: 623-979-4445 LondonGold.com 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.
spas SPA LAMAR 5115 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-945-7066 • spalamar.com The Island inspired ambience of Spa Lamar is an unexpected oasis in the Sonoran Desert. The knowledgeable
360 SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 E. Ave of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 www.samifinejewelry.com 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 and Gilbert Ortega. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4
ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe
THE PROMENADE Unique mix of specialty boutiques, stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting with a 125-foot spire designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale Rd & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd / Scottsdale Map J4
ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale
THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4
BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxuriSCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE ous venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, THE BORGATA OF SCOTTSDALE Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. A charming courtyard atmosphere with upscale shops and Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 eateries in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways and SCOTTSDALE QUARTER fountains. Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Scottsdale Rd & Lincoln Dr / Scottsdale Map M3 Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4 Scottsdale Map J4 DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE The ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience setting with over 110 retailers and restaurants. including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and BetLoop 101 & Tatum Blvd / Scottsdale Map G2 teridge Jewelers. EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full- SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting includservice luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. ing Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4 SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT and entertainment in an urban setting. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as
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7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757 8. CAVE CREEK MUSEUM – Started in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764
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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
Sedona and North Central Arizona
aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.
POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of wellgroomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 800-266-7534 Jerome – After the mines closed in 1953 and “King Copper” left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 1920s to a low of 50 people. The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion became a
State Park in 1965, and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60’s and 70’s, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. 928-634-2900 AZ
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. PINK JEEP TOURS – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 50 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 844-7117465 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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xposures International Gallery of Fine Art, located at the heart of Sedona’s “Gallery Row,” on State Route 179, delights and impresses visitors as assuredly as the red rocks that can be viewed from its sculpture garden. This expansive gallery, the largest in Arizona, features some of the finest contemporary and southwestern art in the world, created by some of the world’s most famous and talented artists! Recently, Sedona Red Rock News honored Exposures International as “Sedona’s Best Art Gallery” and “Best Jewelry Store,” and The American Art Awards recognized Exposures as one of the “25 Best Galleries in America.” These crowning achievements are the most recent additions topping the gallery’s list of accolades extending back 20 years. Collectors worldwide are looking to Sedona for their art collections, and they have recognized Exposures reputation for artistic excellence. These collectors coordinate their travel plans to ensure they will be present during the gallery’s annual shows, especially the upcoming 20th Anniversary Fall Shows on October 7-9, and October 14-16. This two-weekend event will feature Barbara Westwood, Bill Worrell, John Maisano, Yuroz, and Frasca/Halliday the first weekend. The second weekend will highlight the art of Jd Challenger, Rebecca Tobey, Soho, Kim Obrzut, Doug Adams and Alexander Volkov. Friday shows are 4-8 pm, and are invitation only RSVP; Saturday shows are 2-7 pm; and Sunday shows are 12-3 pm with appointments available. These shows have become a highly anticipated tradition where locals and visitors alike travel to Sedona and celebrate the fine arts. They know that experiencing Exposures International firsthand Exposures Gallery is an event full of fun, 561 State Route 179 magic and a feast for Sedona, AZ 86336 the eyes! For details 928-282-1125 contact the gallery at exposuresfineart.com 928-282-1125. AZ
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly from a century ago, you’ll be at no loss to find a great place to eat, to view exemplary works of art, or to simply cool your heels and people-watch. 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434 4. PRESCOTT STATION Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located 66
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5. CITY OF PRESCOTT LAKES - With kayak, canoe and bicycle rental at all three lakes via Prescott Outdoors, you’ll have no problem planning your outdoor escape to enjoy all the natural bounty that Northern Arizona has to offer. 928-9251410
9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the Mile-High Trail System in and around Prescott containing approximately 28 miles of beautiful trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System.
6. HERITAGE PARK ZOOLOGICAL SANCTUARY - A non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Open year round, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. 877-778-6008
10. ANTIQUE ROW - Browse and shop in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere where specialty boutiques and interesting galleries offer shoppers a delightful diversion. This historic city has long been known as one of the West’s best places to shop for antiques. AZ
7. ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE - Features 36 holes of championship golf in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., the two courses sport bent grass greens and bluegrass. 928-777-1888 8. THE SMOKI MUSEUM – This treasure documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety
Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona
ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision. 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. 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, www.nps.gov/grca/, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 70
The Rim Trail winds along the rim for more than 13 miles (21 km), much of it paved and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. The Greenway, a broad, paved pathway suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wheelchairs, leads two miles (3 km) from Grand Canyon Visitor Center to Grand Canyon Village. A separate segment heads east from Hermits Rest along the rim. The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend steeply into the canyon. Rangers present programs—walks, talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. Check in The Guide for programs during your stay. VISITOR CENTERS The National Park Service staffs several visitor centers on the South Rim. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally. Grand Canyon Visitor Center Located near Mather Point The largest visitor center on the South Rim is a good stop for an introduction to Grand Canyon and for assistance in planning your visit.
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IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. grandcanyonlodges.com, (888) 297-2757.
Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289 2. METEOR CRATER – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898 See Ad Page 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) 844-711-7465 (Pink Jeep)
8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. 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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Tucson and Southern Arizona
ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. 866-2BISBEE Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenactment of the bitter fight between the Earps and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk where heroes and villains of the old west lived, worked and fought. 888457-3929 Tubac – notably cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, this centuries-old town lies adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. Tubac features a variety of locally owner restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfasts. Other highlights include the Art Colony of Tubac, the Tubac Presidio
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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. azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/ (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 • tucsonadventures.com 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
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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 • www.tubacaz.com 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 • ddcaz.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. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • okcorral.com 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 are some of your best wheelchair-friendly suggestions for a vacationer to Arizona? A. Most would agree that there is no education like adversity, because most of us have hit a wall or two in our own lifetime. And with last year marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), handicapped travelers are afforded increased opportunities for sampling the “flavor” of their destinations—especially in Arizona. The Grand Canyon National Park in Northern Arizona rolls out its red carpet for our guests with mobility limitations, on a scale as grand as its allure. First, pick up an Access Pass supplied by the National Park Service upon your arrival at the Park entrance which will give you free entrance (up to four passengers per vehicle) which gives you special parking priority and other discounts. Make a reservation before arrival to receive a guided bus tour (928-638-2611) specifically designed for all with limited mobility. North Kaibab and Bright Angel trails are the smoothest and widest trails to navigate at the rim. Invite a friend or arrange for a service animal if you want to view the Canyon below the rim. And if you plan to skip conventional transportation to the park, you can take advantage of the Canyon Paratransit Service (928-638-0591.) October is an ideal time to visit the park with fewer crowds to contend with allowing better views of the rim’s landscape and the likelihood of more encounters with the Park’s wildlife while skirting the climate challenges before winter settles in. The pine-studded jewel of a town two hours north of Phoenix in Central Arizona, once the territorial capital of the Arizona Territory—Prescott has more than 500 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. So you are in for a truly colorful Historic “Walking” Tour, if you show up at 10 a.m. at the Visitors Center on the south side of the Courthouse Plaza most weekends Fridays through Sundays. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the ground level tour takes in a sweep of history from when Abraham Lincoln established the mining town as a military outpost for the Civil War, through the years when Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday lived among its residents and hung their holsters on the bedposts in the late 1800’s at The Palace Hotel on Whiskey Row before the great fire of 1900. The original grand ornate oak bar was saved by customers in the Palace saloon who carried it out in the midst of the blaze into the Square where they continued carousing. Only a Friday tour will be given on the first weekend of October because the Plaza will be central to the arts and crafts show known as the Fallfest that weekend which will host about 100 vendors at street level –accessible for all in the area. . For more information contact the Prescott Chamber
of Commerce www.prescott.org (928) 445-2000. The underground Titan Missile site in Southern Arizona known as Site 571-7, was one of 54 in three states armed with nuclear warheads during the Cold War. One of three that remains as a museum with an actual missile (disarmed) is located south of Tucson near Sahuarita, 30 feet beneath the ground with elevator access. Experience an actual countdown to activate a launch, and poke around in this area originally designed to start or prevent a nuclear war. Call ahead (520) 625-7736 or if you prefer your adventure airborne rather than earthbound, then the sky’s the limit because you’re invited to soar with Tucson’s oldest and most experienced professional hot air balloonists Fleur de Tucson Balloon Company, and first to offer handicap accessible rides over the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro National Park West with matchless view of desert wildlife such as javelina, bob cats, mule deer and red tailed hawks as seen on Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Arizona Experience. (520) 403-8547 www.fleurdetucson.net A parting tip from an excellent resource the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) firstname.lastname@example.org: Never pack sightseeing into your itinerary on the actual days of travel since the time spent in the airplane, car or train provides enough excitement if you are traveling a great distance. Here’s to the 53 million people in the U.S. alone who don’t view their handicap as an impediment to travel! 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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