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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | September 2015 | ArizonaKEY.com

on the cover

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features

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Bischoff’s Shades of the West

31 14 The Granite Dells 20 Calendar of Events 31 Harold’s Corral’s 80th Anniversary 60 Sedona Arts Festival 70 The Grand Canyon 81 Park Place Bar and Grill

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LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE HEARD BEFORE

Discover for yourself at the world’s only global musical instrument museum. Rated Phoenix’s #1 attraction on TripAdvisor

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

MIM.org | 480.478.6000 | Open Daily 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

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departments 16 Publisher Page 80 Concierge Corner

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

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

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Visit Taliesin West — Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark. America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built this desert masterpiece as his winter home and workplace at the base of the McDowell Mountains. 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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he Granite Dells is a stunning geological feature north of Prescott, which consist of exposed bedrock and large boulders of granite that have eroded into an unusual lumpy, rippled appearance. Watson Lake and Willow Lake are small man-made reservoirs in this formation. Watson Lake Park allows access to Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells. Boat launches, fishing, picnic ramadas, restrooms, grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, and hiking trails are also available. Canoe and kayak rentals are provided by Prescott Outdoors. Willow Lake Park has a boat launch, courtesy dock, picnic ramadas, and rest rooms. In addition to fishing, there is a multi-use trail circling the lake, an Audobon Society designated “important birding area”, and the Willow Lake Archaeological Site A.D. 900-1100. The Peavine National Recreation Trail follows the former railbed of the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway through the Granite Dells. This winding portion of the railroad was known as the “Peavine” because its twisting curves resembled that of a pea vine. It connects to the Iron King Trail, which follows the route of the old Prescott & Eastern Railroad through the eastern Granite Dells. Both are rail trail conversions. The precambrian Dells’ granite has been dated at 1.4 billion years old. Its pluton was intruded at a depth of around one or two miles. These cover rocks have since been eroded away. Weathering along joints produced the rounded boulders and other unusual rock formations that characterize the Granite Dells. This process is called spheroidal weathering, and is common in granitic terrains. From fascinating geology, to natural beauty, and outdoor adventure, the Granite Dells and accompanying lakes make for a wonderful day trip. For information, directions, park hours, boat rentals and more, check out Prescott’s website at Visit-Prescott.com. AZ

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We put the epic in epicurean. Dine in style at the Valley’s culinary jewel on the 15th floor of Talking Stick Resort. With world-class entrées and wines, live entertainment and unparalleled views of the McDowell Mountains, your TSR night will be like no other.

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publisher’spage 7 WONDERS OF ARIZONA

Do you know the 7 Wonders of Arizona? Created by human endeavor, the list includes the ruins of our ancient ancestors, a bridge from our childhood, and one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century! Ancient Ruins of Canyon de Chelly: Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. (www.nps.gov/cach) Hoover Dam: Five years, thousands of workers, and 4.4 million cubic yards of concrete built this wonder. Today, nearly a million people per year take tours of the dam. The view from the bottom looking up at the 726-foot high wall is spell binding. (www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/)

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Montezuma Castle National Monument: Situated 90 feet up a sheer limestone cliff, it is one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America. The precariousness of the dwelling’s location and its immense scale - almost 4,000 sq. ft. of floor space across five stories - suggest that the Sinagua were daring builders and skilled engineers. (nps.gov/moca) Lowell Observatory: Established in 1894, it is among the oldest observatories in the US, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. In 2011, the Observatory was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Important Places” by TIME. The dwarf planet Pluto, currently being studied by the New Horizons Mission, was discovered here in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Tours and viewings are available daily. (www.lowell.edu) University of Phoenix Stadium: Home of the Arizona Cardinals, it features the first fully retractable natural grass playing surface built in the US. An opening on one side of the stadium lets the playing field to move to the exterior of the building, allowing the entire natural turf playing surface to be exposed to daylight. (universityofphoenixstadium.com) Chapel of the Holy Cross: Local sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude commissioned the church after being inspired by the newly constructed Empire State Building. “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all people and be a living reality.” (www.chapeloftheholycross.com) London Bridge: The bridge from our our childhood nursery rhyme resides in Lake Havasu City. It is a relocated 1831 bridge that formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England, until it was dismantled in 1967 and bought by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America. The bridge was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the Colorado River with the main part of Lake Havasu City. (golakehavasu.com) Welcome to the Grand Canyon State. Enjoy your stay while experiencing the Wonders of Arizona! Owner / Publisher

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UNIQUE TREASURES OF THE SOUTHWEST

BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST A re you in search of that perfect piece or gift to commemorate your trip to Arizona? Do you like to explore the West looking for treasures? If so, then you’ll love Anselm Bischoff’s two stores Shades of the West and Bischoff’s at the Park, both located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Through these two unique Southwestern treasure troves, Bischoff showcases the best the West has to offer.

Bischoff’s at the Park features some of the most beautiful and intricate jewelry of the Southwest. Specializing in works meticulously created and hand-crafted by Native American, Western, and Southwestern artists, Bischoff’s offers an unmatched selection of jewelry including silver and turquoise earrings, necklaces & pendants, bracelets, bolo ties, pins, rings and so much more. With a silversmith in-house, producing handcrafted Native American jewelry and custom pieces and also available to help with jewelry repairs, you’ll be sure to find, or custom-create that special piece to take home with you. Also, at Bischoff’s at the Park, discover Navajo rugs, 18

kachina dolls, baskets, beadwork, folk art, sculptures and more. Find authentic artifacts like war shirts, beaded belts, medicine caps, bonnets, pipes and headdresses. If your treasure hunt if focused on just about any other item found in the West of yesterday and today, then make your way across the street to Shades of the West. Founded in 1971, Shades of the West is a sprawling shop filled with Mexican glassware, live cactus that’s ready to plant, handmade baskets, gorgeous clothing, cowboy hats and boots, pottery, Southwestern iron and bronze hardware for doors and cabinets, gourmet spices, music and those are just the highlights. Browse the colorful selection of belts, wallets,

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handbags and more. They also carry the widest selection of Minnetonka Moccasins in Arizona, from children’s to women and men’s. For the sports fans, football season is upon us. Shades of the West specializes in a huge selction of official NFL apparel, as well as Cactus League Spring Training shirts and sweatshirts. Anselm Bischoff watched his grandfather trade with Native Americans in the Canyon de Chelly area years ago and this ignited his passion for the West. He keeps this tradition alive today with Shades of the West and Bischoff’s at the Park in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. AZ ArizonaKEY.com

Bischoff’s Shades of the West 7247 Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 www.bischoffsouthwestart.com

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Roy Rogers with Carlos Reyes Friday, September 18 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $34.50–$39.50 Virtuoso slide guitarist and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, and recording artist Roy Rogers remains defiantly upbeat on his twelfth solo album, Into the Wild Blue.

Doyle Bramhall II Tuesday, September 22 | 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $32.50–$37.50 Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers, and producers in contemporary music. Feb 3 First Fridays (PHOENIX)

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Self-guided Saturday, September 26 | 7:30 p.m. art tour of central Phoenix galleries, Tickets: $32.50–$37.50 art spaces, studios, free The classical pianist will perform a program featuring shuttle rides, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539. works by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Philip Lasser.

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ALL MONTH Harold’s Corral Turns 80! (CAVE CREEK) Celebrate where several Western movies were filmed, Dick Van Dyke played the drums, and four Steelers Super Bowl parties were held! 480-488-1906. (See Page 31 for Story) LIVE MUSIC ALL MONTH Rusty Spur Saloon (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. ALL MONTH Taliesin West Guided Tours (SCOTTSDALE) Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West offers enchanting evening tours as well as a range of daily tours from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd, 888.516.0811. HAPPY HOUR WEEKDAYS Park Place Bar & Grill (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy Happy Hour every Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 7pm with selected wines, Titos Martinis, Maker’s Mark Manhattans, sliders and more! 480-424-6819. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around treecovered 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 200 – 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.

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AUG 15-17: Gold Buying Event (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Bring in your gold to Sami’s for some cash or use the money towards a new sparkly item in our store! Sami Fine Jewelry, 480-837-8168.

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 event calendar SEPT 2 Extended Canyon Cruise (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Enjoy a 2 hour and 15 minute extended canyon cruise with Desert Belle as they head back further into the canyons of Saguaro Lake. A cruise not to be missed! Call 480-984-2425 for reservations, 9am, mention KEY for special savings! SEPT 4 Yes with Toto (SCOTTSDALE) Join two incredible bands for a great night of music and entertainment. Yes and Toto perform live at the pool at Talking Stick Resort. The performance is part of the venue’s Summer Concert Series. Showtime 8pm, tickets 480850-7734. SEPT 4 Artlink First Fridays (PHOENIX) Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces and on a free shuttle starting at the Phoenix Art Museum or at major stops on each route, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539 for more information. SEPT 4 – 6 Arizona Reggae Fest (SCOTTSDALE) Spend the day shopping, eating great food, enjoying universally loved music, clothing, art, demonstrations, and informational exhibits that will enhance the senses for a palate of good vibes and rich Caribbean culture. WestWorld of Scottsdale, for tickets please call 844-387-5483. SEPT 5 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Dance Contests, and Cash Prizes! $5 Buy in Bingo Packs, Fort McDowell Casino, start at midnight, 1-800-THEFORT. 22

SEPT 5 Cars and Coffee (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy a cup of coffee and tour beautiful exotic vehicles from the Ferrari Club the first Saturday of every month. The SHOPS gainey village (SE Corner of Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd), 8am – 10am. SEPT 6 Hawaiian Luau (CAVE CREEK) Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 18th Annual Hawaiian Luau, which features Hawaiian Luau Buffet, Two Pig Roasts, Live Hawaiian dancers, Live Reggae Music, Tropical Cocktails, Lots of beach sand, Tiki Torches, Flowers, Leis and So Much More!! Tickets 480-488-1906. SEPT 12 Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day (GLENDALE) Bring your Beary Best Friend to Downtown Glendale and enjoy a fun-filled day of makeand-take arts and crafts, special treats and exclusive deals. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up your map. Historic Downtown Glendale, 10 - 4 pm, 623-930-4500.

brings their Southern rock sound to the pool at Talking Stick Resort. The performance is part of the Summer Concert Series. Showtime 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734. SEPT 24 - 26 Thunder From Down Under (SCOTTSDALE) The blazing outdoor temperatures can’t even come close to the heat Thunder From Down Under is known to bring. Back by popular demand, the Aussies will return to the Talking Stick Resort Showroom for five performances. Showtime​s vary​, tickets 480-850-7734. SEPT 25 – 26 Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Helicopter Mine Tour (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Sami Fine Jewelry is offering you a trip of a lifetime! Be one of the few to tour the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine. Fly over the breathtaking views of Four Peaks and land at the mine and enjoy a private tour! Please call 480-837-8168 for reservations, $395 pp, limited availability.

SEPT 18 Art Walk (CHANDLER) Fine art, dozen of local artists, free kids art activities, great eateries and unique shops. Historic Downtown Chandler, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480-855-3539. SEPT 18 – 27 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (PHOENIX) From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare. Prix-fixe dinner for $33 or $44 per person in the Valley. Visit arizonarestaurantweek.com for participating restaurants. SEPT 20 Lynyrd Skynyrd (SCOTTSDALE) Hear hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” as Lynyrd Skynyrd

SEPT 26 Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival (PHOENIX) Features onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show, Beer Garden and a gourmet margarita station! Phoenix Public Market, 4-11pm, 602-885-6267.

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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (See Page 61 for coupon) ALL MONTH Live Entertainment at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928-282-5321. WEDNESDAYS $5 Wine by the Glass Night (SEDONA) Reds Restaurant at the Sedona Rouge every Wednesday offers $5 Wine by Glass Specials starting at 4pm, 928-282-5321. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment & Dance (CAMP VERDE) Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s Dragonfly Nightclub is the place to enjoy live music, dancing and fun every Friday & Saturday night starting at 9pm, 800-381-SLOT. SEPT 1–3 & 5 Downtown Summer Concert Series (PRESCOTT) Enjoy free, live entertainment on the Courthouse Plaza. For schedule visit-prescott. com, 800-266-7534. SEPT 3 - 6 Jerome 89A Indie Film & Music Festival (JEROME) Independent films will screen at various unexpected locations which include (among others) a haunted hilltop mine and on a train that travels ArizonaKEY.com

SEDONA ARTS FESTIVAL OCTOBER 10 AND 11, 2015

Come join us for the 25th annual Sedona Arts Festival, October 10 and 11, 2015. Sedona’s oldest and largest premiere arts event includes 125 juried artists, Oaxacan Black Pottery in our International Guest Gallery, and homemade items for your kitchen and bath in the Gourmet Gallery. New this year - the Sedona Sacred Arts Gallery for a taste of Sedona’s spiritual side. Lee Oskar, world renowned rock-blues-soul harmonica player, helps us celebrate our 25th anniversary with a very special music performance on Saturday, October 10 at 4 pm. Great food, raffle prizes, and art projects for the kids make your festival experience complete. There’s no better way to spend a fall day in Sedona! Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Tickets online in advance: $10; At the Gate: $12. Children 12 and under are free Tickets & info: www.sedonaartsfestival.org, 928-204-9456 Sedona Ats Festival Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona

through the majestic Verde canyon. Local musicians will perform day and night at various venues and artists will exhibit and sell their works at our indie marketplace. Tickets and more info jeromefilmfestival.com. SEPT 4 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special

guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm-8pm. For more information please call 800-288-7336. SEPT 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. For more information please call 928-649-2277. 23


 event calendar SEPT 5 - 6 Red Rocks Music Festival (SEDONA) “Classical meets Jazz” and “Folklore in Music”, are extraordinary Chamber Music performances by World acclaimed musicians. Sedona Creative Life Center, 602-787-1577. SEPT 5 - 7 30th Annual Faire on the Square (PRESCOTT) One of the most outstanding arts and crafts shows in the southwest featuring 180 artisans and crafters. Enjoy the show under the cool American elm trees around The Historic Courthouse Plaza, Sat & Sun 9 – 5pm & Mon 9 – 3pm, 928-445-2000. SEPT 12 Fiesta del Tlaquepaque (SEDONA) A celebration of Mexican Independence Day with lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. Tlaquepaque, 10 – 5pm, free, 928-282-4838. SEPT 12 Thumb Butte Food Truck Festival (PRESCOTT) Over a dozen food trucks and over a dozen beers take over the Mile High Football field for Prescott’s first Food Truck Festival. The free Kidz Zone is sponsored by Sunny Delight. All children entering the festival receive a free Sunny Delight drink. Bands from 1-7pm. All food trucks will have a $2 sample item and no entre is more than $5. Mile High Middle School, Noon-7pm, $5, 800-266-7534. SEPT 12 – 13 Bell Rock Art & Craft Show (SEDONA) Meet world-renowned native and local artisans and take home a little piece of the magical Red Rock 24

region for your own art collection. Bell Rock Plaza, 928-284-9627. SEPT 18 – 20 Thunder Valley Rally (COTTONWOOD) Breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley, free street party concerts on two stages featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Whiskey Rodeo, and Candlebox with Mogollon. Enjoy the Cottonwood Motorsports Bootlegging Run (Poker Run) and more. Historic Old Town Cottonwood, 928-639-3200. SEPT 19 Sedona Airport Day (SEDONA) Features cool classic automobiles and trucks and aircraft of all vintages including former military, antique, homebuilt, and brand new aircraft. Food, beverages and entertainment. Sedona Airport, 9 – 3pm, free, 928282-4487. SEPT 20 Antiques on the Square (PRESCOTT) Enjoy beautiful downtown Prescott while visiting more than sixty vendors showcasing a variety of antiques and collectibles including glass, jewelry, ephemera, primitives, pottery and furniture. Courthouse Plaza, 8 - 4pm, free, 928-636-6945. SEPT 25 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) The 4th Friday of EVERY month offers locals and visitors a night out to mingle with these creative people, engage in great dialogues with wonderful art, share food, libations and live music and purchase new treasures for their art collection. Various locations, 5pm, 800-266-7534. SEPT 26 9th Annual Historic All Corvette Car Show (PRESCOTT) Featuring 275 Corvettes from every generation starting in 1953 to the

present. You will see everything from beautifully restored cars to exotic customs. Exhibitors, raffles, silent auctions and more. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 10 – 3pm, 800-266-7534. SEPT 26 27th Annual Verde River Days (COTTONWOOD) Promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde’s unique riparian habitat. Some of the day’s events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, nature-based exhibits and solar viewing and star party event. Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 928-634-5283. SEPT 26 – 27 Sedona Winefest (SEDONA) Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors galore, and an exclusive Premium Wine Area, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. Posse Grounds Park, 11 - 5pm, 928-301-0398.

SEPT 26 - 27 Oktoberfest (PRESCOTT) Enjoy great food, music, German and other craft brews. The Prescott-Zeitz Germany Sister City Association will be doing a raffle prize drawing for a trip to Germany with Lufhansa German Airlines. Mile High Middle School, Sat Noon – 8pm, Sun Noon – 6pm, 800-266-7534.

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Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289.

SEPT 4 - 7 66th Coconino County Fair (FLAGSTAFF) Live entertainment, livestock shows, thrilling carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids and adults, food and more! Fort Tuthill County Park Fairgrounds, 928-679-8000. Need a place to stay? Mention code COCOFAIR when calling Twin Arrows Casino Resort at 855-946-8946.

portunity to observe artists painting at various locations, 480-277-0458.

ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (FLAGSTAFF) Relive the intensity of impact at Meteor Crater, located off I-40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. The Visitor center offers 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.

SEPT 5 Steam to the Canyon (WILLIAMS) Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Railway, 1-800-843-8724.

SEPT 18 - 20 Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Three days of great music, jamming, camping, contra dance, workshops, band contest, kids activities, & jamming and flatpicking guitar classes! Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, 928-525-1695.

ALL MONTH Twin Arrows Casino Resort (FLAGSTAFF) Tucked within a picturesque view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Twin Arrows offers gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, just east of Flagstaff, 855-946-8946. ALL MONTH Pluto at 85 Exhibit at Lowell (FLAGSTAFF) Features a combination of interactive elements and unique Pluto-related artifacts from the Observatory’s collections. Lowell Observatory, 928-233-3211. THROUGH SEPT 12 Grand Canyon Music Festival (GRAND CANYON/TUSAYAN) Series of evening concerts, from jazz to classical. Shrine of the Ages, visit grandcanyonmusicfest.org for concert dates and tickets.

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SEPT 14 Flagstaff Shrine Circus (FLAGSTAFF) See death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. Kids will have the opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. Fort Tuthill County Park, doors open 6pm, 702-456-2642.

SEPT 18 - 27 Flagstaff Festival of Science (FLAGSTAFF) A FREE 10-day event with field trips, guided hikes, star parties, open houses, hands-on exhibits, presentations and archaeological excavations! scifest.org. SEPT 26 Man vs. Machine (WILLIAMS) Grand Canyon Railway will race our historic steam locomotive No. 4960 against hundreds of cycling enthusiasts of varying skill levels from around the world! For tickets call 1-800-THE-TRAIN. SEPT 26 Cornucopia Festival (FLAGSTAFF) A celebration of fall featuring a hay maze, tractor rides, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, circus performers, petting zoo, laser tag, a kids talent show, live music, five local craft breweries, great food, and more! Thorpe Park Softball Complex, 10am, 800-956-6123. 25


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Tucson + Southern AZ ALL MONTH Cave Tours (BENSON) Kartchner Caverns State Park, nestled in southern Arizona’s Whetstone Mountains, is a colorful still living and growing cave with stunning wet limestone formations that adorn its walls. On the guided cave tours, visitors view dynamic structures such as icicle-like stalactites and giant stalagmites that rise from the ground. SAVE $5 OFF Adult Cave Tour Tickets Use Promo: KEY15 at AZStateParks.com. (See Ad Page 49) THURSDAYS Gallery Row Art Walk (TUCSON) Browse the eclectic collection of fine art and enjoy wine tastings or refreshments and music at many of the Gallery Row galleries at Skyline and Campbell on Thursdays, 5-7pm, 800-638-8350. SEPT 4 Friday Nightfall on Tubac Road (TUBAC) Stroll along the road and enjoy an evening visiting unique galleries and shops. Listen to a variety of live music featured every month, and dine under the stars, 5 – 9pm, 520-398-3165. SEPT 4 - 6 Sports Card Show (TUCSON) Don’t miss this special Sports Card Show going on during mall hours. Shop, Dine, Play and Save! Foothills Mall, Ross Court, 520-219-0650. SEPT 4 - 7 Labor Day Sale (TUCSON) Shop Foothills Mall and enjoy special savings this Labor Day Weekend, 520-219-0650. SEPT 5 Music in the Park (TUCSON) Come and enjoy music in the park 26

with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. Jimmie & The Jitterbugs playing smooth oldies will perform at the Trailhead picnic area. Feel free to bring a chair and your dinner and enjoy the evening outside. Catalina State Park, 5pm - 6:30pm, 520-628-5798. SEPT 5 - 7 Showdown in Tombstone (TOMBSTONE) Gun Fighting Groups throughout the U.S. gather in Tombstone to perform in the Streets. Activities include costume contest, street entertainment, parade on Sunday and more. Allen Street, 10-4pm, 888-457-3929. SEPT 6 Brewery Gulch Daze (BISBEE) Once home to more than 20 bars and brothels, Brewery Gulch today is the site of a daylong carnival of fun activities for all ages. Chili Cook-Off, Miz Biz Contest, Water Balloon Contest, Bed Race, Pet Parade. Old Bisbee, free, 520-432-3554. SEPT 7 Pony Up for Anza Days! (TUBAC) Come to a community party to raise funds for the horses for the Anza Day reenactment ride from the Tumacacori Mission to the Presidio. Featuring a delicious B-B-Q, music, piñata and 50-50 drawing. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, $25 adults, $15 for children under 12, 5pm-7pm, more information and tickets at tubacaz.com. SEPT 10 – 13 Tucson Fall Gem Shows (TUCSON) Includes gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including open-to-the-public shows, 520-624-1817, www.visittucson.org.

SEPT 11 - 13 Bisbee Blues Festival (BISBEE) Join us at City Park (up Brewery Gulch) and enjoy bands, food and beverages. Along with the great lineup at the festival there will be great music played at venues all over town, 520-227-6547 for additional information. SEPT 12 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. SEPT 18 – 27 Arizona Restaurant Week (TUCSON) Fabulous restaurants in Tucson & Southern Arizona offer a threecourse dinner menu of signature dishes, priced at special rates. Call 602-307-9134 for more information or visit arizonarestaurantweek.com. SEPT 19 - 20 Tombstone Territorial Days 2015 (TOMBSTONE) Living history weekend featuring cultural, educational and entertaining activities centered around Arizona’s Territorial period 1863-1912. Chuck wagon competition, military ball, nonmotorized parade on Sunday and more. Allen Street, 888-457-3929 for more information. SEPT 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. Walk along the wood boardwalk with the old gas lamp lighting your way, Allen St., 888-457-3929 for more information.

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. PINK ADVENTURE TOURS – Climb aboard the iconic Pink Jeep Wrangler for an off-road Cactus Canyon Adventure Tour. Traverse along rocky, dry creek beds framed by majestic Saguaro, Ocotillo and Jumping Cholla cactus. Learn about the diverse desert eco-system and Arizona’s Yavapai Nation history and culture. 844-711-7465. 2. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000 3. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Scottsdale is a mecca for shoppers with unique boutiques and speciality shops around every corner. Stroll through the SHOPS Gainey Village and stop by Ritzy Rags and Shoes - 480596-0533 and Diva - 480-9488777 for the latest fashions. Get a taste of the Old West as you walk the streets of historic Old Town Scottsdale. Discover southwestern specialty shops like Shades of the West - 480945-3289.

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

8. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment, panoramic views at Orange Sky Restaurant, 36-holes of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and fabulous live entertainment. 480-850-7777. 9. MACDONALD’S RANCH – The premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy Trail Rides, Hayrides and Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Western Games and more! 480-5850239. 10. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. AZ

7. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 888-516-0811

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

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7245 East Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 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.

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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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.

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

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. AN INSTITUTION OF THE OLD WEST – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906 2. CAREFREE BOTANICAL GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree. 3. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812 4. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047 40

5. THE SPA AT CAREFREE – Step inside, & enjoy exclusive services for men and women a full array of skin care therapies, aromatherapy, hair salon services and body treatments. Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 888-692-4343. 6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398.

9. BAGS & RAGS – Enjoy shopping at this intimate ladies boutique with fun, flirty clothing, handbags and accessories on Easy Street in Carefree. 480-575-3114 10. FRONTIER TOWN – Wooden boardwalks lead to many fun and wonderful gift shops, surrounded by antiques, wagons and western artifacts. One of the last old west towns in Arizona, and full of history and folklore passed down over the years. AZ

7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757 8. CAVE CREEK MUSEUM – Started in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764

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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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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

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EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART 561 State Route 179 Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-1125 • 800-526-7668 www.exposuresfineart.com Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary.

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

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

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

2. COME OUT AND PLAY – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino - Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. 800-381-SLOT

6. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in an airplane. 888.866.7433 Mention KEY2015 for Special Savings.

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

3. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY15 for special savings. 928-567-2840 4. GOLF AMIDST THE RED ROCKS – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660

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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 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,

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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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Yavapai Geology Museum On Yavapai Point Displays explain the geology and formation of the canyon. Memorable views unfold from the picture windows and nearby overlooks.

IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. 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. EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT! – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898 See Ad Page 73 for Savings. 3. OPEN A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-233-3211 4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, 74

Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. THE GREAT CHASM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888 6. TWIN ARROWS CASINO RESORT – Enjoy promotions, gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff, 855946-8946. 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 844-711-7465 (Pink Jeep)

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

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MEMORABLE WAYS TO EXPLORE Southern Arizona 1. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com 2. SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT FOOTHILLS MALL! Discover one of the most unique shopping experiences in southeastern Arizona. With a vast of array of stores, outlets, restaurants, eateries and entertainment venues, Foothills Mall has something for everyone! 520-219-0650 • shopfoothillsmall.com 3. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-883-2701 • desertmuseum.org 4. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • okcorral.com

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5. PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Where history takes flight! Tour one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. 520-574-0462 • pimaair.org

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

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

10. UA BIOSPHERE 2 Named one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World”. Guided tours take you inside the world’s largest living science center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Located north of Tucson on Oracle Rd./ Highway 77. Open daily. 520-8386200 • B2science.org

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

11. COLOSSAL CAVE MOUNTAIN PARK Explore the ancient crystal cave which is on the National Register of Historic Places. See beautiful cave formations while your guide shares the Cave’s history, legends and geology. 520-647-7275 • colossalcave.com. 12. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery. Consignment room and gift shop. 520-299-9191 • degrazia.org

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13. OLD TUCSON STUDIOS From cowboy gunfights and daring stunts to rip-roarin’ musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson Studios offers exciting Old West entertainment. Guided tours walk you in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. 520-8830100 • oldtucson.com. 14. QUEEN MINE TOURS IN BISBEE Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train. Five tours depart everyday from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. 866-432-2071 • queenminetour.com 15. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-5862283 • www.azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/ 16. MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. Take I-19 to exit 92 and follow signs. 520294-2624 • www.sanxaviermission.org 17. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK The museum features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art. 520-624-2333 • tucsonmuseumofart.org 18. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, historic buildings, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520398-2704 • www.tubacaz.com 19. STROLL, SHOP & PLAY ALONG 4TH AVENUE Tucson’s tree lined 4th Avenue features over 100 shops and an incredible variety of restaurants serving up everything from authentic Mexican to pizza, burgers, Greek, Italian and more! Discover live music venues to wine and sports bars for amazing nightlife. 520-624-5004 • www.fourthavenue.org. 20. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-3982341 • www.nps.gov/tuma/ AZ

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corner Arizona Visitors Ask…? BY JOHNNY FENTON, M.A. CONCIERGE, OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT

Q. What are the questions that net the best results from a concierge?

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A. “Are you the CONSOMMÉ ?” a guest asked one of my fellow concierges recently! Of course we answer to “ conserge, conswargee, consigliere, connoisseur, conseeair,” etc. on a daily basis. But for those travelers truly seeking information that will put them in touch with the unique and the unforgettable trip experience, it’s unimportant what you tag us. Truthfully we are the storytellers and the journey makers at your hotels and resorts that can kick it up a notch during your stay.

Call the concierge desk before arriving, for floral orders, itinerary planning and other special requests. If you want 75 miniature cupcakes that spell out “Will you marry me?” on your room’s king-size bed; or a violinist hired to play at your dinner table specifically for an occasion; or guided tours into wine country, call ahead so you won’t be disappointed when short notice won’t work.

Social media may not tell a guest if a restaurant is closed for repairs or the fact that handicapped seating that goes unused at a performance venue can be released for ticket sales the last hour before show time. It may not be able to explain to a 7-year-old how a double rainbow (that he just saw) is formed. It won’t have a special relationship with restaurant owners to slip you in when “there is no seating available.” So, for a concierge, it’s harder to digest than a fast food value meal, that a guest would miss out on this amenity that the hotel provides to insure a guest’s maximum experience. New research on how to create an ideal vacation that boosts our well-being, relieves stress and helps us recharge for returning to work resulted in the following conclusions: “Longer vacations aren’t necessarily better than shorter ones. Engage in activities you haven’t done before even if you are on a staycation. And end a trip on a high note.” These points can be refined with a pre-call to the concierge desk before arrival. Efficiency is the key to short vacations. Use the concierge’s expertise on activities you’ve not experienced and inspiration for ending your stay on a high note. For the best results when speaking with a concierge, ask value-added questions. These usually lead to a value-added experience. For example, if you want a dinner reservation, describe how you picture the dining experience. Do you want quick service and a premium hamburger close to the hotel or would you like Latin cuisine, atmosphere and entertainment with your meal? Or an area to stroll around in close to the restaurant. Don’t be vague if possible. “How do I get downtown” won’t get you to the 80

Avoid Zero Hour Requests. Concierges are happy to assist you at any time that you are in our hotel or resort. But you are less likely to be disappointed with a wait or a “no reservations are available” response if you avoid morning rush hours of 7a.m. to 9 a.m. or dinnertimes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Never hesitate to ask the concierge for anything, no matter how unusual. Unless your request is illegal or unkind, concierges love fielding unique requests. If we don’t have an immediate answer, we have a network of connections and fellow concierges to enlist in the “treasure hunt.” Think of us as your personal Yoda! AZ [Johnny Fenton—a 36-year resident of Arizona—is past President of the Southern Arizona Concierge Network, member of the National Concierge Association, and Les Clefs d’Or. U.S.A.]

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Scottsdale’s Hot Spot for Great Food & Live Music

Park Place Bar & Grill

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