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eld against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival presents its 27th annual fine art festival Saturday, Oct 7 and Sunday, Oct 8. Attracting artists from New York to California, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food, and art fun for the kids. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona. Returning this year are Overall Best of Show artist Duane Maktima (jewelry) and category honorees Donna and Jeff Tousley (ceramics), Michael McKee (drawing), Richard Turner (sculpture), Virginia Kerr (fiber), Scott Thompson (glass), Melissa Hollis (metal) and Tim Mooney (painting). Continuous live music is an integral part of the festival each year and this year’s selection of artists will not disappoint. Local favorite William Eaton will Sedona Arts Festival headline the festival. Eaton is acknowledged as one of the world’s great designers of stringed instruments. A four-time Grammy Nominee, Eaton’s unique and Sat., October 7 • 9 am - 5 pm original sound has been captured in collaborations with R. Carlos Nakai and as Sun., October 8 • 10 am - 4 pm the leader of the William Eaton Ensemble: an eclectic “world chamber fusion” group whose releases have earned Billboard Critic’s Choice awards as well as Admission is $12 at the gate; charting in the top ten World album category. $10 online in advance. Children always add to the fun! The Festival’s interactive KidZone gives Children 12 and under free children 12 and under the chance to create their own masterpieces with help with paid adult from local artists. The Sedona Arts Festival also offers a variety of food choices and raffle prizes. The Gourmet Gallery features locally produced and packaged For tickets and more info, visit kitchen and bath items including soaps, lotions, spices and jams. www.sedonaartsfestival.org The Sedona Arts Festival is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, or call 928-204-9456 City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. AZ

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WHERE ART IS A 360 DEGREE EXPERIENCE 125 artists from across America showcase their exquisite work against Sedona’s stunning red rock back drop. For 27 years, the Sedona Arts Festival has financially supported aspiring artists in our community through grants and scholarships.

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ot Air Expeditions and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), two of Arizona’s most popular attractions, have collaborated to offer a spectacular fun-filled package, appropriately named Balloons & Tunes! Your half-day excursion begins at sunrise with the hot air ballooning experience of a lifetime from Hot Air Expeditions, where you are treated to soaring over the stunning Sonoran Desert for your 60-90 minute flight. While in flight, your FAA-certified pilot navigates the winds to provide you with one-of-a-kind breathtaking views of Arizona from a variety of altitudes. You will float from within feet of the ground, viewing local wildlife and plant life that are out for the day, as well as up to 5,000 feet in the air for a stunning overview of the valley. Upon landing, a lovely table complete with linens and china awaits you in the heart of the desert for your scrumptiously prepared champagne breakfast catered by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback Restaurant. The presentation of commemorative flight certificates caps off the morning ballooning experience, providing guests with a piece of the adventure that just ensued. After your ballooning experience, guests are shuttled from the desert to the #1 TripAdvisor Attraction in Phoenix, the Musical Instrument Museum, where the second part of your adventurous day begins. With vouchers for admission and lunch in tow, guests embark on a musical journey using wireless technology for a self-guided tour that is entertaining, interactive, and engaging. MIM showcases over 6,800 instruments and objects from 200 countries and territories, and with the audio and video segments, you will hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of the musicians as they play their instruments. Within the museum, there are exhibits that pay tribute to musicians who have touched the lives of many, and feature an expansive collection of instruments from famous performers such as Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, and more in the Artist Gallery. The Experience Gallery is another can’t miss stop at MIM where you can play unique instruments from around the world. Wrap the day up with lunch in MIM’s award-winning Café Allegro, which serves a menu of great-tasting global and local foods prepared daily, using fresh ingredients, followed by return transfers. Balloons & Tunes Packages start at $235 per person and can be booked with Hot Air Expeditions at (800) 831-7610 or HotAirExpeditions.com. AZ

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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 Gallery, both located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Through these two unique Southwestern treasure troves, Bischoff showcases the best the West of yesterday and today has to offer.

Founded in 1971, Shades of the West is a sprawling shop in the style of the early Western trading posts. It is filled with Mexican glassware, live cactus that’s ready to plant or send as gifts, handmade baskets, gorgeous clothing and jewelry, cowboy hats and Old Gringo 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, 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 selec18

tion of official NFL, MLB, and College apparel as well as Cactus League Spring Training shirts and sweatshirts. Expanding the offerings from Shades of the West 19 years ago to the art gallery portion of the collection, Bischoff’s Gallery specializes in works meticulously created and hand-crafted by Native American, Western, and Southwestern artists. Bischoff’s offers an unmatched selection of beautiful and intricate jewelry including silver and turquoise earrings, necklaces & pendants, bracelets, bolo ties, pins, rings and so much more. Many of the jewelry artists are award-winning craftsmen as well as some artists fresh on the scene. At Bischoff’s Gallery discover Navajo

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rugs, spectacular landscapes of the West by painter G. Russell Case, hand-carved Hopi 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. Growing up, 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 Gallery. AZ ArizonaKEY.com

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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 Concert: Eliane Elias Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Tickets: $33.50–$48.50 Description: “What distinguishes Elias as one of today’s leading bossa nova interpreters is her superb musicianship, the way she floats above the rhythm and meshes her vocals with her robust jazz piano accompaniment.”—Associated Press Concert: Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $35.50–$40.50 Description: Performing sounds from all over the world on her accordion, this Chilean singer-songwriter conjures sweetness and empowerment. Concert: Michael Kaeshammer Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38.50–$43.50 Description: “A little gem of boogie-woogie, R&B, jazz and pop. Kaeshammer’s silky vocals caress his impressive keyboard chops like a lover’s breath.”— Elmore Magazine 20

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LIVE MUSIC ALL MONTH Rusty Spur Saloon (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480425-7787.

important portrayals of one of the world’s most revered natural wonders. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539 for additional information.

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WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting Cruises (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Enjoy a wine tasting and live music cruise with Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake! Call 480-984-2425 for reservations, mention “KEY” for special savings! (See Ad Page 47) THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117.

ALL MONTH Desert Diamond Casino (GLENDALE) A good time is never far away. Which is why Desert Diamond West Valley Casino’s shuttle, the Jackpot Express, picks up and drops off at several locations throughout the West Valley area. Located right in the heart of Glendale’s entertainment district. Where jackpots hit close to home. Visit ddcaz.com or 866. DDC.WINS. TUESDAY - SUNDAY Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition (SCOTTSDALE) This exhibition, on loan from The A.P. Hays Collection, includes 100 striking and historically ArizonaKEY.com

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MCDONALD’S CAR SHOW

LIVE MUSIC THUR-SAT Live Music at Harold’s Corral (CAVE CREEK) Harold’s is THE place in Cave Creek, Arizona for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Enjoy live music every Thursday – Saturday, 480-488-1906. THROUGH SEPT 4 Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces (PHOENIX) Presenting an unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in an exhibition featuring more than thirty instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers. MIM - Musical Instrument Museum, $7 with paid museum admission; $10 for exhibition only, 480-478-6000.

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The longest consistently run car show! “Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s” takes place every Saturday, year-round at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. This family-fun event is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a FREE open air event. 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. 480.362.2700 www.talkingstickarizona.com

THROUGH SEPT 4 Sand Sculpting Exhibit (CAREFREE) The Town of Carefree welcomed world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other. This 30 ton masterpiece of the Tortellini Brothers took 30 days to complete and will stayed preserved with a little water and glue lightly sprayed upon it’s surface. Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens, 480-488-3686. 21


 event calendar SEPT 1 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. SEPT 2 29th Annual Fiesta de Septiembre (WICKENBURG) Celebrate Wickenburg’s Hispanic Pioneer Heritage. Learn about early families in stories “Cuentos”, and through photographs. Latin Band, Mariachi music, folklorico dancers, outdoor mercado, food and beverage booths and kids zona. Wickenburg Community Center, 11-6pm, Adults $5, Children free, 800-942-5242. SEPT 3 Dash Berlin (SCOTTSDALE) Experience a memorable night with electronic dance music icon Dash Berlin in The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort. Showtime 9pm, tickets 480-850-7734 or talkingstickresort.com.

SEPT 8 City Lights Movie Nights (PHOENIX) On the second Friday of every month, bring your blankets and chairs to watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park @ CityScape Phoenix. This free, family friendly event includes giveaways, special-themed contests and prizes. September features E.T. The Extra-Terrestial, 6:30pm-9pm, 602-772-3900 for more details. SEPT 9 Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day (GLENDALE) Bring your Beary Best Friend to Downtown Glendale and enjoy a fun-filled day of make-and-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, 623-9304500. SEPT 15 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 for additional information. SEPT 15 - 17 Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market (SCOTTSDALE) 200 of the finest vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Enjoy live local music and food trucks. West World of Scottsdale, 9-4pm, tickets, 480-696-4018.

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SEPT 8 Second Friday Night Out (MESA) With a new theme every month, visitors can enjoy an art walk, dining, shopping, activities and entertainment. Takes place on Main Street between Center and Country Club, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480-890-2613. 22

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SEPT 15 – 24 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 16 Opening Day - Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection (SCOTTSDALE) Features more than 65 ceramics from one of the finest private collections of Hopi pottery, on exhibit for the first time. Spanning six centuries, this exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. SEPT 16 Rock the Guac (PHOENIX) Celebrate National Guacamole Day at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix for a festive evening. Enjoy unlimited guacamole from over a dozen top Valley chefs, live Lucha Libre Wrestling, Flamenco Performances, DJ P.O.D, super awesome taco bar by Artizen at The Camby, Casa Noble margaritas, and ice-cold Dos Equis cervezas, 6PM9PM, $40, 602-468-0700. SEPT 22 Engelbert Humperdinck (SCOTTSDALE) The multi-platinum artist brings his The ArizonaKEY.com

HAWAIIAN LUAU AT HAROLD’S CORRAL SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 20th 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!! To purchase Hawaiian Luau tickets, please call 480-488-1906 or visit haroldscorral.com. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 • haroldscorral.com

Legend Continues…Engelbert Humperdinck The 50th Anniversary Tour to Talking Stick Resort. Fans will hear chart topping hits such as “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz” and “This Moment in Time.” Salt River Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, showtime 8pm, tickets 480-8507734 or talkingstickresort.com. SEPT 23 Ballet Under the Stars (PHOENIX) Sunset performance series by Ballet Arizona in an outdoor setting, with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Steele Indian School Park, bring a blanket or lawn chair, varied program ranging from classical to contemporary, free, 7pm, 602-381-0184.

SEPT 24 Al Di Meola Concert (SCOTTSDALE) World renowned jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola at The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort w/ the Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour! Showtime 8pm, tickets 480-8507734 or talkingstickresort.com. SEPT 29 – 30 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, land at the mine and enjoy a tour! Please call 480-837-8168 for reservations, limited availability. (See Story Page 33) 23


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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Pink Jeep Tours (SEDONA) For the most popular off-road tour into Sedona’s magnificent outback, be sure to book the Broken Arrow Tour. For history buffs, explore the mystery and capture the history on the Ancient Ruin Tour. For a stunning jeep ride and see-forever vistas, climb aboard the Scenic Rim Tour! Call 833-314-7465 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) ALL MONTH Live Music at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm, 928-282-5321.

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 1 Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour (SEDONA) Enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations from 5pm-8pm. Ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations, 800-288-7336. SEPT 2 Prescott Food Truck Festival (PRESCOTT) Enjoy live music, danc-

ing, beer garden. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Prescott. Admission $5, $5 Food Items, $2 Food Samples. Mile High Middle School, Noon 6pm, 866-878-2489. SEPT 2 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. SEPT 2 - 4 32nd Annual Faire on the Square (PRESCOTT) One of the most outstanding arts and crafts shows in the southwest featuring 100+ 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 5 Comedy at the Castle (CAMP VERDE) The first Tuesday of every month, the Dragonfly becomes the Perfect Place to Laugh! Enjoy headliner Jamal Doman with Kristin Lindner. Dragonfly at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 7pm, free, 800-381-SLOT.

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SEPT 8 - 16 Red Rocks Music Festival (SEDONA) Chamber Music performed by world acclaimed artists at Sedona Creative Life Center. Visit redrocksmusicfestival.com for information.

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SEPT 9 45th Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque (SEDONA) A celebration of Mexican Independence Day with lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms & beats of Flamenco dancers, & the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico. Tlaquepaque, 10 – 6pm, free, 928-282-4838. SEPT 16 Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction (PRESCOTT) 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings and 100 pieces of authentic Indian art will be available for auction. Preview 9 to 11 am. Auction starts promptly at NOON. Smoki Museum, 928- 445-1230. SEPT 16 Sedona Airport Family Fun Day (SEDONA) Exhibits including cool classic automobiles, trucks, and aircraft of all vintages; including former military, antique, home-built, and brand new aircraft. Rides, fly-in, food and entertainment. Sedona Airport, 9-3pm, 928-282-4487. SEPT 22 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry & wearable art! Meander the streets & courtyards to discover a virtual feast for the eyes & soul. Various locations, 5-7pm, 800-266-7534. SEPT 22 - 24 34th Annual Run to the Pines Car Show (PINETOP) 550 Pre-1973 cars travel a route from Show Low AZ ending up in the back area of Hon-Dah Resort Casino. Visit runtothepinesaz.com for complete schedule and events, 800-929-8744.

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Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival presents its 27th annual fine art festival Saturday, Oct 7 and Sunday, Oct 8. Attracting artists from New York to California, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food, and art fun for the kids. Arizona favorite William Eaton, a four-time Grammy Nominee, will headline the festival. The Sedona Arts Festival also offers a variety of food choices and raffle prizes. The Gourmet Gallery features locally produced and packaged kitchen and bath items including soaps, lotions, spices and jams. 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 Arts Festival Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona

SEPT 23 11th Annual Historic All Corvette Car Show (PRESCOTT) Don’t miss this exciting event hosted by the Prescott Vette Sette, featuring over 250 vintage and new Corvettes plus vendors, raffles and music. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 10 – 3pm, 866-878-2489. SEPT 23 Prescott Oktoberfest (PRESCOTT) Enjoy Arizona craft breweries, Hensley select craft beers & German beers plus music & food vendors. Mile High Middle School, $20 for 8 samples, 866-878-2489.

SEPT 23 – 24 9th Annual Sedona Winefest (SEDONA) Enjoy fabulous Arizona wines, tasty food, music, & vendors galore while enjoying the panoramic views of the red rocks. Posse Grounds Park, 11-5pm, 928.862.0210. SEPT 24 Antiques on the Square (PRESCOTT) Visit more than 70 antique dealers in beautiful downtown Prescott offering glass, pottery furniture, jewelry, textiles, primitives, unique surprises. Courthouse Plaza, 9 - 4pm, free, 866-878-2489.

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 event calendar Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Drive into the Arizona wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the comfort and safety of your own private vehicle. Walk through Fort Bearizona’s winding paths to enjoy the antics of more animals on exhibit. Visit the newly opened jaguar exhibit and restaurant, Canyonlands which are attractions in themselves, 928-635-2289. ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (WINSLOW) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, located off Interstate 40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Enjoy guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and Subway Sandwich shop. Save $5 off Two Adult Admissions with Ad on Page 71! 800-289-5898. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Meet an Astronomer at Lowell Observatory (FLAGSTAFF) Come up to Mars Hill and meet a Lowell astronomer Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30pm-10pm*. Plus, take a peek at real-time images of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects to be displayed on a large television screen outdoors with the new MallinCam, 928-774-3358. *Subject to astronomer availability

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musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical. Shrine of the Ages, visit grandcanyonmusicfest.org for concerts & tickets, 928-638-9215. SEPT 1 - 4 68th Annual Coconino County Fair (FLAGSTAFF) Live entertainment, livestock shows, thrilling carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids & adults, food & more! Fort Tuthill County Park Fairgrounds, 928-679-8000. SEPT 2 Steam to the Grand Canyon (WILLIAMS) It’s Time To Get Fired Up! Steam is back at Grand Canyon Railway. Fueled by waste vegetable oil (WVO), driven by an iron will, powered by ingenuity. Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Railway, 800-843-8724. SEPT 2 - 4 Flagstaff Art in the Park (FLAGSTAFF) One hundred artists from across the Southwest, with nonstop live music, food vendors, kids activities. Wheeler Park, Sat & Sun 9-6pm, Mon 9-4pm, 928-556-9498. SEPT 9 2nd Saturday Art Walk (WILLIAMS) Complimentary food, wine, beverage, and live music at The Gallery in Williams. Maps available for your stroll to other art venues in downtown Williams, plus meet the featured artist and regular artist members, 928-635-3006. SEPT 9 - 10 Arizona Jr. Rodeo Association (WILLIAMS) Watch calf roping, team roping and more at this actionpacked rodeo at the Williams Rodeo Grounds, 928-635-4061, experiencewilliams.com.

SEPT 10 Wine in the Woods - AZ Style (FLAGSTAFF) Showcasing Arizona wineries and local eateries among the lush scenery of the Arboretum as well as the Arizona blues band, the Sugar Thieves. Tickets $35 Presale/$50 at the door, includes souvenir wine glass and 10 tasting tickets, 1-5pm, 928-774-1442. SEPT 15 - 17 12th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Three days of great music, jamming, camping, community barn dances, educational workshops, band contest, kids activities, and more! Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park, tickets pickininthepines.org. SEPT 16 7th Annual Okto’BEER’fest (FLAGSTAFF) Northern Arizona breweries join together to create this unique Oktoberfest style event filled with great beer, great food, and great contests and games! Lumberyard Brewing Company, 12:30 - 6pm, $5 Entry Donation at the Door, 928779-2739. SEPT 30 Man Vs Machine III (WILLIAMS) Grand Canyon Railway will race one of their historic steam locomotives against hundreds of cycling enthusiasts of varying skill levels from around the world. For train tickets call 800-843-8724. SEPT 30 – OCT 1 8th Annual Hopi Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Celebration of Hopi and other native cultures will include social dances, music, traditional and contemporary art, traditional foods and more. Heritage Square, 9-5pm, 928-522-8675.

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ummer may be winding down, but the entertainment at Talking Stick Resort continues to heat up! Throughout September and October the property will host several headline shows. Singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis of the band Staind will perform on September 17, and on September 22, the hotel will welcome legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck for his Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour…The Legend Continues. Also in September, renowned jazz-fusion guitarist, Al Di Meola will perform in the resort’s Showroom on September 24. In October, the Marshall Tucker Band will perform in the Showroom on October 7 where fans will hear hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Can’t You See.” The following day, international superstar Olivia Newton John will perform in Talking Stick Resort’s Grand Ballroom. Fans will delight in hearing many of her number one hits like “Xanadu,” “Physical” and “I Honestly Love You.” In addition to exciting shows, Talking Stick Resort will host its annual Halloween party, Wicked Ball. A signature event for the property and its fourth year, Wicked Ball will feature national DJs, performance artists like tarot readers, fortune tellers, and henna artists, and costume contests with thousands of dollars in prizes. Beyond entertainment, guests at Talking Stick Resort can enjoy a variety of upscale amenities, including The Spa at Talking Stick, a 14th floor rejuvenating spa with a relaxation and serenity lounge and a 24-hour fitness facility. The resort is also home to more than 10 restaurants and lounges including Players Sports Bar, a themed sports bar, Shadows, a martini and cigar bar and more. Guests also have access to two championship golf courses at the adjacent worldTalking Stick Resort renowned Talking Stick Golf Club, and the property’s 240,000-square-foot casino offers 9800 E Talking Stick Way access to more than 700 multidimensional slot machines and a wide array of table games Scottsdale, AZ 85256 that are dealt around the clock. For more information on all the entertainment and 480-850-7777 amenities at Talking Stick Resort, visit talkingstickresort.com or call (480) 850-7777. AZ TalkingStickResort.com

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Tucson + Southern AZ SUNDAYS Rillito Park Farmers Market (TUCSON) Tucson’s largest yearround farmers market is located along the bike trail known as The Loop and nestled in the Southeast corner of Rillito Park. The market hosts farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors featuring local produce and fresh cuisine, 8am-12pm, 520-882-2157. AUG 30 – SEPT 3 HoCo Fest (TUCSON) Over 40 national and regional acts taking place over 5 consecutive days this Labor Day weekend at the historic Hotel Congress! Tickets 520-622-8848 or visit hotelcongress.com. SEPT 2 9th Annual Cars & Bikes on Arizona Street (BISBEE) A great car show in the heart of Warren, featuring historic, classic, performance, racing, and special interest cars from the region. Arizona Street, registration 8-10am, awards 2pm, 520-432-3554. SEPT 2 16th Annual Bisbee Garden Tour (BISBEE) Highlighting gardens in the Warren and Galena neighborhoods and one special garden just out of town. Tickets $10, 10 - 4pm, 520-432-3554. SEPT 2 - 4 Showdown in Tombstone (TOMBSTONE) Gun Fighting Groups throughout the U.S. gather in Tombstone to perform in the Streets. Activities include 1880’s costume contest, street entertainment, parade and more. Allen Street, 10-4pm, 520-457-9317. SEPT 2 - 4 102nd Annual Sonoita Labor 28

Day Rodeo (SONOITA) One of the oldest Old West rodeos in the country features classic timed events, barrel racing, a wild-horse race and team-roping, and mutton busting and pee-wee events at Sonoita Fairgrounds, Noon - 5pm, $15 Adults, Kids 6-12 $10, under 6 Free, 520-455-5553. SEPT 7 – 10 Tucson Fall Gem Shows (TUCSON) Includes gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including open-to-the-public shows, 520-624-1817. SEPT 8 – 10 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. SEPT 9 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 15 - 23 10th Annual Underground Film Festival (TUCSON) Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, and one of the biggest underground film festivals in the country! Featuring films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and Exploitation. The Brink/KY Building on 1100 S. 6th Ave, $8 GA, azuff.org, 520-882-0204. SEPT 16 Light The Sky Lantern Festival (TUCSON) Some come to commem-

orate loved ones who have passed. Others come to celebrate a positive change or to commit themselves to achieving a goal. Whatever your reason, you will gain an incredible life experience! Arizona Motorplex and Event Center, gates open 5:30pm, tickets lightthesky.com. SEPT 16 - 17 Tombstone Territorial Days 2017 (TOMBSTONE) Celebrate Arizona’s Military History! Reenactments, Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit, Chuck Wagon Competition, Non-Motorized Parade, Street Entertainment and more! Allen Street, 520-227-6547. SEPT 21 – 24 41st Annual Tucson Greek Festival (TUCSON) Enjoy Greek food, drink, and music, dancing, children’s activities, door prizes and more! St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, $3, Kids under 12 Free, 520-888-0505. SEPT 23 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., 888457-3929. SEPT 23 Tucson’s 6th Annual Beer Cup (TUCSON) Tucson breweries compete for the title of Best Flagship Beer, Best Specialty Beer and People’s Choice. Enjoy an evening of local beer, food, and music while tasting and voting for your favorite local brews! Hotel Congress, 6pm, 21+, $15 designated driver tickets, $30 GA or $50 VIP, 520-622-8848.

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inter, Spring, Summer or Fall… no matter what time of year you visit the Valley of the Sun, there will be much to see and do. The Sonoran Desert ‘s natural beauty begins with rugged mountains, Saguaro cactus towering over adventure trails, and pink and orange sunsets you thought you only read about in Western novels. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Phoenix – still has real cowboys and rugged mountains. Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and magnificent patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish as the fashions they house. 877-225-5749 Scottsdale – By day, our sunny skies and lush desert setting create an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping. By night, acclaimed chefs, ArtWalks and dozens of wine bars, lounges and performing arts venues await. And, throughout your stay, our resorts and hotels will pamper you with plush accommodations and the exceptional customer service for which Scottsdale is so well known. 480-421-1004 Carefree / Cave Creek – Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, a sparkling lake and towering saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape waiting for you. Stroll around and visit our unique shops and galleries, enjoy a great meal, try a sarsaparilla at a real Western saloon or just kick back and watch the sun set. At night, the stars shine so big and bright they seem close enough to touch. 480-488-3381 Fountain Hills – You literally can’t miss the World Famous Fountain – the town centerpiece. Nearby galleries and shops feature clothing, art, and fine jewelry including the Arizona Amethyst. An extensive public art collection, history museum, art festivals and

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000. 2. HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 3. 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. 4. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of 32 32

exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. 5. RUSTY SPUR SALOON – Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a good time with great music, 480-425-7787. 6. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Discover the finest in Native American Art and Jewelry at Gilbert Ortega Gallery - 480990-1808. Looking for unique southwest gift items? Visit Bischoff’s Shades of the West - 480-945-3289. 7. STELLAR ADVENTURES – Get ready to explore the unique Sonoran Desert with ATV & UTV adventures, Hummers, 4x4 Jeeps, Shooting, plus Stargazing with Night Vision! New Land & Lake 1/2 Day Excursion now available. Your adventure begins where the pavement ends! 602-4020584.

8. SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST – This must-see attraction features regularly changing exhibits of Western art, Old West artifacts and historic Native American objects on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions, 480-686-9539. 9. SCENIC BOAT CRUISES – Enjoy a 90 minute cruise on Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle Cruises - 480-9842425. Explore Canyon Lake with Dolly Steamboat on a 90 minute cruise - 480-8279144. 10. THE PHOENIX ZOO – Home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. 602-2863800. AZ

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ami Fine Jewelry is proud to offer the tour of a lifetime! The Arizona Amethyst Mine Tour is an exclusive trip that the owner of the mine & Sami’s hosts only a few times a year. In fact, Phoenix Magazine named this tour #4 on their top 100 “Bucket List” of things to do in Arizona. Your journey begins at Sami Fine Jewelry. Before you leave for your tour, one of Sami’s knowledgeable team members will show you why Arizona Amethyst rivals some of the most beautiful amethyst in the world. After your store tour, you will then be escorted to the helicopter take off point. During your car ride, Sami’s “Amethyst Guru” will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Arizona Amethyst mine, including interesting history and facts about the Amethyst. Once aboard the helicopter, prepare for an exciting tour of the beautiful Arizona desert. Soaring over the Matazal mountain range, you will fly above the Tonto national forest and then land on the Four Peaks Mountains. At the mine you will get to experience life as a miner. Not only will you get to see the rugged living/work conditions of the miners but you will get to touch and take home real Arizona Amethyst rough. Reservations are required as seats are very limited and you must RSVP with a deposit. The price of the tour is $495 per person and is approximately 4 - 5 hours long. All tour guests will be expected to arrive at Sami Fine Jewelry 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time. At this time, you will check in, sign your insurance wavier, and pay any unpaid balances. You will Sami Fine Jewelry also receive “Sami goodies”, including fun souvenirs. You should also note that 16704 Avenue of the Fountains this tour requires physical activity. You will be doing a little bit of hiking to the Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 mine. It is not a long hike, but it is uphill in a rocky area. 480-837-8168 For tour dates and more information please contact Sami Fine Jewelry at www.samifinejewelry.com 480-837-8168 or visit www.samifinejewelry.com. AZ

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$ dining & entertainment Whether you are looking to kick up your heels at an

Old Western Saloon, visit a World Famous Cafe or enjoy true southwestern cuisine, the Valley of the

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 290 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480.991.5988 www.ruthschris.com Get the best steak house experience at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Scottsdale. Their signature 500° sizzling plates and award-winning wine list are the perfect pairing for any occasion. The steak house has magnificent sunset views and a beautiful outside patio and terrace. Call today for an unforgettable dining experience! 34

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. 3 0 6 360 6 30

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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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eneto Trattoria in Scottsdale makes Valley restaurant history on October 13th marking their 20 year anniversary. That’s 20 years in the same location, with the same owners, same chef and numerous original staff members – not a common occasion. Susan and Roberto Rossi, founded Veneto Trattoria in 1997 in Hilton Village, at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and McDonald Dr. Rossi’s envisioned an authentic trattoria, like the warm and friendly small neighborhood restaurants of Roberto’s native Veneto region. Their goal was to serve authentic Northern Italian cuisine typical of Venice and the Veneto region, prepared with fresh ingredients, lightly seasoned, the cuisine typical of the Mediterranean diet. “Our goal today remains the same,” explains owner, Roberto Rossi, “we want the dining at Veneto Trattoria to be as close as possible to dining in Venice.” Diners at Veneto value the consistency of the menu, dishes taste the same as they did on opening day. Most pastas and all desserts are made in house. Signature dishes include two items rarely found on US menus, baccala mantecato which is Venetian style cod, and a customer favorite, fegato alla veneziana, Italian for calf liver with golden onions. A $20.00 three-course choice dinner menu highlights Veneto’s anniversary celebration, which starts on Friday, October 13th and extends through Friday, October 20th. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and serves dinner from 5:30 until 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. “Our staff is an extended family and customers enjoy being recognized and greeted by name. Many customers dine with us several times a week and we are very appreciative their loyalty,” says Rossi. “They, too, have become part of Veneto Trattoria our Veneto family.” 6137 N. Scottsdale Road For additional information, please see the website, VenetoTrattoria.com. Scottsdale, AZ 85250 AZ 480-948-9928 VenetoTrattoria.com 37 ArizonaKEY.com


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

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360 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.

360 HIGH SOCIETY BOUTIQUE 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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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxurious venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4 EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full- SCOTTSDALE QUARTER service luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4 Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a KIERLAND COMMONS premium movie going experience. A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / and entertainment in an urban setting. Scottsdale Map J4 Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE OLD TOWN SHOPS Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and Betand find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such teridge Jewelers. as Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 Gilbert Ortega. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Map P4 Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting including Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best Map N3 shops, department stores and restaurants including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale ArizonaKEY.com

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906. 2. CAREFREE DESERT GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree.

Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812. 5. HISTORIC SPANISH VILLAGE – Located in the heart of Downtown Carefree along whimsical Ho Hum road, this is one of the first buildings constructed in Carefree and remains a cultural and art hub. 6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398.

3. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047.

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.

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Gilbert Ortega Jr. carries on his father’s appreciation of Native and Southwestern cultural achievements. View an eclectic collection of some of the most impressive works of art and discover an array of vintage/contemporary handmade jewelry, hand-woven tapestries in eye catching dimensions, unique hand crafted furniture, exquisitely hand-carved Hopi kachinas to a variety of so much more. Carefully examining each piece he buys measuring excellence Gilbert Ortega Gallery and authenticity, president, Gilbert Ortega Jr strongly believes that Old Town Scottsdale the art goes beyond the item itself, recognizing each piece to be 3925 N Scottsdale Rd of spiritual expression. Buyer beware, unfortunately, there are Scottsdale, AZ 85251 still “fly-by-night” imitators. However, Gilbert Ortega Gallery is a 480-990-1808 name that you can trust. AZ

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Glendale/West Valley 1. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO - Desert Diamond Casino combines 35,000 square feet of unrivaled gaming excitement with the electric, action-packed atmosphere of Glendale’s entertainment district. With over 1,000 of Arizona’s hottest games to choose from, you’re guaranteed to feel a rush! DDCAZ.com 2. WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO, AQUARIUM & SAFARI PARK – Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 85 exhibits and the all new 15-acre Safari Park. See ad page 53 for special offer. 623-935-9453. 3. WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Conveniently located in Glendale, just East of the Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue. 623-385-7502. 4. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic 56

Hotel couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623-935-3811. 5. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906. 6. STROLL IN THE GARDENS – 1,000 cactus, trees and shrubs await you desert style, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour at Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the library to check out a listening wand, so you may learn the names of the foliage. 623-9303596. 7. FOR THE “CHOC-O-HOLIC” IN ALL OF US – The Cerreta Candy Company has been making candy by hand for over 40 years. Enjoy a guided tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a nonguided video tour anytime. 623-930-9000.

8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811. 9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200. 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602372-7460. AZ

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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 well-groomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 866-878-2489 Cottonwood & Verde Valley – Located in the “heart” of Arizona, the Verde Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. With its state parks, historic sites and enticing attractions, the Verde Valley offers activities for all ages. There is an assortment of hotels, RV Parks, campgrounds and restaurants to choose from, all within close proximity to the parks, at-

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. PINK JEEP TOURS – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 55 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 833-3147465. 2. CLIFF CASTLE CASINO HOTEL – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. Voted Arizona’s #1 Casino 18 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT. 3. TLAQUEPAQUE – Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village is home to more than 40 shops and galleries and four restaurants, all enclosed in a compound of Spanishstyle buildings. Known as “The Art and Soul of Sedona,” this is a not-to-be-missed Sedona experience! 928-282-4838. 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in 64

the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660. 5. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY17 for special savings. 928-5672840. 6. SEDONA ROUGE HOTEL & SPA – Unwind in spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms and hotel suites. Feast upon modern cuisine and delicious comfort foods at REDS Restaurant. Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxurious Sedona Spa. Call 866-312-4111 today! 7. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in an airplane. 888.866.7433. Mention KEY2017 for Special Savings.

8. EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART – Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. 800-526-7668. 9. SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK – Slide Rock provides a natural water slide that invites everyone to be a kid again. Shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores along the canyon walls, hikers can explore the trails. 928-282-3034 10. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS – One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks, the Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. Must-see. AZ

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years old. White and grey rocks are limestone that formed at the bottom of the sea or sandstone that had its red color washed out by water. You may also stumble across basalt extruded by volcanoes in the past. Sedona and its famous Red Rocks have been in the making for hundreds of millions of years. There are many ways to enjoy the scenery, just be sure to get out and experience Sedona’s world renowned Red Rocks! And remember, take only memories, leave only footprints. AZ

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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. 928-638-2901 GrandCanyonCVB.org Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumber men, remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. experiencewilliams.com, 928-635-4061 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

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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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cover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-774-3358. 5. PINK JEEP GRAND CANYON TOURS – Treat yourself to the ultimate guided tour experience and leave the driving to PINK! Your Pink Jeep Tour guide will give you a fun, informative, and focused tour that will ensure that you see the best viewpoints in the Grand Canyon. 833-314-7465 6. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888. 7. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA – Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, the 200 acre campus includes an exhibit building, research labs, and state of the art collections facilities for more than five million Native American artifacts, natural science specimens, and fine art pieces. 928-774-5213.

8. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 833-314-7465 (Pink Jeep) 9. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 10. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228. AZ

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ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. discoverbisbee.com, 520-432-3554 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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State Historic Park, and the Santa Cruz River – a favorite for birdwatchers. 520-398-2704 Tucson – Boasting over 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is a mecca for outdoor adventure and golf. The city also contains an extensive arts community, world-class accommodations and spas, and a growing culinary and nightlife scene. You’ll want to take in major events such as the Tucson Culinary Festival, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Accenture Match Play Championships. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson will keep you entertained. 800-638-8350 AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Southern Arizona 1. BIOSPHERE 2 - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Come experience Biosphere 2 for yourself and find out why Time Life Books named it “One of the 50 must-see wonders of the world!” Tours take you inside the world’s largest living research center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Beneath 6,500 panes of glass lives a rainforest, coastal fog desert, marsh, savannah, million-gallon ocean and much more. 520-838-6200 or visit Biosphere2.org 2. 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 • azstateparks.com/kartchner/ 3. EXPLORE BISBEE Located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee’s extraordinarily well-preserved early-twentieth century downtown draws visitors from around the world, who appreciate its historic architecture, it’s welcoming, creative spirit and its cool climate. 520-432-3554 • discoverbisbee.com

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4. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 • www.nps. gov/tuma/ 5. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com 6. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-883-2701 • desertmuseum.org

8. 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. COLOSSAL CAVE 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 10. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Reenacted daily at 2pm 520-4573456 • okcorral.com AZ

7. MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. 520-294-2624 • www.sanxaviermission.org

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Anyone in the know will tell you - Bisbee is a small town with a big difference: you’re welcome to be yourself here. When you’re in Bisbee, you are Bisbee. Come check us out, and you’ll find a place with a thriving creative culture and a real appreciation for freedom. So be yourself, in all your glory. Stretch out. Be unencumbered.

“Best Historic Small Town in America” ~ by USA Today Readers

Come be yourself in Bisbee.

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Reservations: 520-432-2071 www.queenminetour.com 478 Dart Rd., just off Highway 80. Reservations suggested.

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

Q. My [wife, husband, etc.] has to have a high-octane shot of caffeine before we even start a conversation about our day. Where can we kick start the morning with a great cup of coffee? A. Lucky you if you are one of those folks with a coffee mug that warns others to keep their distance until you’re sufficiently caffeinated, because it seems that the coffee scene is having its moment with baristas and roasters inhabiting every other street corner around the state. Is it any wonder that the coffee “bean” (which is really a seed in the coffee fruit) is the second largest traded commodity in the world proceeded only by crude oil! Hard evidence of coffee’s health benefits has been reported in numerous medical journals citing studies that show coffee: increases endurance and memory; lowers diabetes risk; revs metabolism and prevents depression. If you fancy captivating views served with your coffee, drop in at the Starbucks Coffee Company at the Hyatt Pinon Point in Sedona and take a seat on the patio for a view of Snoopy Rock and its trailhead in Northern Arizona (928)2046961. Nurse your caramel macchiato and a hot buttered croissant while you drink in the view. Then meander through the Point’s 10 or so galleries and assorted apparel shops like Rock & Rouge. Or muse over the origin of the word “cappuccino” when ordering a cup of it as you sit beside the shimmering waters of Oak Creek at Etch café in Sedona’s L’Auberge Resort. (Cappuccino was named for the color which iresembles the brown cowl on robes worn by Capuchin monks.) www.lauberge.com (Ask the folks in charge about the barista jam held every Fall in Sedona at Indian Gardens where you can witness coffee art in the making!) Coffee and cars (sorry, no comedians) is a quirky pairing that got Four till Four voted the “Best New Coffee House” in 2016 by the The Phoenix New Times entertainment digest in Central Arizona. Hard to miss this midget-size coffee outpost in south Old Town Scottsdale with a 356 Porsche parked on its patio. The featured coffee brand is Four Barrel Coffee from San Francisco. Owners Nico and Mia say a crowd favorite is the Flat 4 which is a combo of Espresso, brown sugar, soda water and whipped cream. Standard Macchiatos, Cappuccinos and expressos abound and tea, hot cocoa and almond milk are alternative beverages offered for non-coffee drinker tagalongs. Saturdays of every month there is a show of air-cooled Porsches and Adventure Mobiles and the last Saturday of the month showcases vintage off roading vehicles. (602) 300-5200 www.fourtillfour.com Housed in the historic former theater of the Gandolfo Building, is the locallyowned North End Coffeehouse in Yuma on the border of Western Arizona is

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the newest hot spot where you can enjoy some of the “best legal psychoactive drug on the market today—coffee! Columbian, Ethiopian, Indonesian pour overs are available. Their espresso machine never sleeps and they carry a cornucopia of loose leaf teas. Show up on Friday nights for the Spoken Word poetry readings. Check out the local music scene on Saturdays for Open Mike Night. (928)259-8356 A French vocalist and guitarist entertains you on Sundays at Raging Sage from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Tucson. The much-lauded pecan and jalapeno scones served with their espresso brings folks from all over to this micro-roastery, who crave a little drama with their java! East Coasters and Mid-Westerners will enjoy sitting under an orange tree while sipping their brew. (520) 3201691 But you can’t visit the University of Arizona without a trip to one of the University area’s 33-year-old institutions Bentleys Coffee House. (I first discovered it as a sorority house mother on the campus…) And hopefully Marisa is working her shift and “painting” hearts and flowers in your-cream-topped coffee cup. Their house drip is a medium-dark roast and their espresso is a dark roast, both from a boutique Southern Arizona roastery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are an amalgam of locally grown and prepared dishes. And a favorite event is the First Saturday Poetry Slams sponsored by area high schools. www.bentleyscoffeehouse.com Then put that coffee buzz to good use and blaze a spectacular business or vacation trail! AZ

Johnny Fenton—a 38-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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nly two hours’ drive from Las Vegas, 3 hours from Flagstaff and 4 hours from Phoenix, the Grand Canyon’s West Rim offers visitors the opportunity to experience this Seventh Natural Wonder by air, water and Sky. Located on the Hualapai Indian reservation, immersed in natural beauty and authentic Native American culture, Grand Canyon West offers multiple once-in-a-lifetime adventures. This is the location for the World Famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass-floored, horseshoe-shaped suspension bridge 4,000 feet above the Canyon’s floor. Built by the Hualapai Nation in 2007, this unique vantage point beyond the Canyon’s walls feels like walking among the clouds. Condé Nast Traveler has named the Grand Canyon Skywalk one of the “World’s Best Observation Decks.” Paid admission to Grand Canyon West includes parking, shuttle transportation between the Hualapai Ranch, Guano Point and Eagle Point scenic overlooks, a visitation certificate, photo opportunities with members of the Hualapai Tribe and self-guided walks through the cowboy-themed Hualapai Ranch and a Native American village. Grand Canyon West offers the only Helicopter tours to the bottom of the Canyon and a Pontoon ride along the Colorado River. New in 2017 is the Sa’ Nyu Wa Restaurant where you can try a variety of Native and American cuisine while experiencing majestic views of the Grand Canyon overlooking the Skywalk. For visitors who have whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon on their bucket lists, Hualapai River Runners lets you avoid the years-long wait for rafting slots. The rafting season is March – October. Reservations are recommended but many rafters are accommodated calling the day before. Hualapai River Runners employs experienced guides ready to take guests on a 40-mile excursion along the mighty Colorado River. This day-long adventure combines the rush of shooting whitewater rapids with a scenic, moderate hike and the serene views of a meandering float along one of America’s most gorgeous rivers. At day’s end, guests can finish their journey by helicopter, soaring from the Canyon floor to the rim. AZ

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For more information visit www.grandcanyonwest.com or call 888-868-WEST(9378)

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