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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | September 2016 | ArizonaKEY.com
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Bischoffâ€™s Shades of the West
27 14 Wildlife Adventure 20 Calendar of Events 27 Grand Canyon Skywalk 65 Exposures International Gallery 70 The Grand Canyon 81 Hon-Dah Resort Casino
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he Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals, including 30 species that are endangered or threatened. From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals, the Zoo cares for these great creatures. From September 17th through January 2nd, experience 20+ larger-than-life animal and flora sculptures created with more than one million LEGO bricks through Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney. The exhibit is included with daytime Zoo admission. phoenixzoo.org The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, & Safari Park in Litchfield Park has Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600 separate species, rides, a petting zoo and daily shows! Safari Park: Get up close and personal with the fastest land mammal on earth – the cheetah! Aquarium: With more than 75 indoor exhibits, the aquarium hosts sea life from sharks to stingrays to piranha and sea lions! Dragonworld: This exciting display of animal exhibits features giant ectotherms – reptiles that use their environments to control their body temperatures. Coupon page 53! www.wildlifeworld.com At Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, you get a completely different view of wildlife. That’s because this isn’t a zoo. Here, exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats, giving you a chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Safari Tours, Shows, Hands-On Interaction. Coupon page 61! outofafricapark.com Conveniently located in Williams, Bearizona allows visitors to view North American animals in natural habitats. on 160 acres of Ponderosa Pines. Spin It: Drive through the Arizona wilderness viewing our varied collection of North American animals from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Get up-close to these otherwise elusive animals during our three mile drive at your own pace. Stroll It: In Fort Bearizona, gusts leisurely stroll through winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals on exhibit. Soar It: During these shows, visitors come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. bearizona.com AZ
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Arizona in September is still hot. Remember, you’re in the desert. But which one? Located in America’s Southwest Region, the Grand Canyon State boasts four unique deserts within its borders. Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert covers southwestern Arizona, including the cities of Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma. Maintaining warm temperatures year round, it’s one of the hottest deserts of the US. Despite the sparse amounts of precipitation during the year, the desert is home to a diverse population of flora and fauna because it has two rainy seasons a year. The Sonoran Desert is the only place in the world where the saguaro cactus (top photo) grows in the wild.
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Mojave Desert Northwestern Arizona contains part of the Mojave Desert, which is at a higher altitude than the Sonoran Desert. The boundaries of the Mojave Desert can be determined by the presence of the Yucca palm, which is endemic to the desert. Unlike the Sonoran Desert, the Mojave Desert has few trees, both in number and diversity. Painted Desert The Painted Desert (bottom photo) is a broad area of badlands located on the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona. It stretches from north of Cameron, near the Grand Canyon, to just beyond the Petrified Forest. It derives its name from the colored sediments and bentonite clay seen from its Chinle rock formation, left exposed by erosion. In the southern portion, the remains of a Triassic period coniferous forest have fossilized over millions of years. Chihuahuan Desert A small portion of southeastern Arizona is part of the Chihuahuan Desert. Because of its higher elevation in comparison to the Sonoran Desert, it tends to have milder temperatures during the summer. If you wish to explore the deserts, remember these five important tips. 1) Bring plenty of water. 2) Hike early. 3) Never hike alone. 4) Wear sunscreen and protective clothing. 5) Let someone know your plans and when you expect to return. Welcome to Arizona,
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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 has to offer.
Founded in 1971, Shades of the West is a sprawling shop filled with Mexican glassware, live cactus that’s ready to plant or send as gifts, handmade baskets, gorgeous clothing and jewelry, 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, 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 18
selection of official NFL apparel, as well as Cactus League Spring Training shirts and sweatshirts. Expanding the offerings from Shades of the West 18 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 rugs, 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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Scottsdale, Phoenix + Central AZ
MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit MIM.org Event: Experience the Andes Saturday, September 3 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 4 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: Activities and performances included with paid museum admission Description: Experience music and culture from the longest mountain range in the world, which extends from north to south through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Enjoy South American dance and musical performances, and try your hand at instrument-making crafts!
Concert: Guitar Army Featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, & Joe Robinson
WITH EVERY DAYTIME ADVENTURE!
Tuesday, September 13 | 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $48.50 - $58.50 Genre: Rock Description: Guitar Army Robben Ford, Lee Roy Febfeatures 3 Parnell, and Joe Robinson, of the best First arguably Fridaysthree (PHOENIX) guitar players in the world. Self-guided art tour of Concert: Delta Rae central Phoenix galleries, Thursday, September art 22 |spaces, 7:30 p.m.studios, free Tickets: $33.50 - $35.50 shuttle rides, 6-10pm, Genre: American Legacies 602-256-7539. Description: Delta Rae is a rising Americana sextet that has turned heads at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and been compared to Fleetwood Mac.
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.
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THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around treecovered courtyards, famed restaurants & more. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117. FRIDAYS Night Light Tours at Taliesin West (SCOTTSDALE) The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this magical evening tour. Taliesin West’s renowned fire-breathing dragon makes a guest appearance while Wright’s desert masterpiece glows warmly beneath the Arizona moon. Reservations 888-516-0811. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment (FORT MCDOWELL) Come to Lucky 7 Saloon for FREE and FABULOUS live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Fort McDowell Casino, (800) THE.FORT. SATURDAYS Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s Car Show (SCOTTSDALE) Complete with 50’s era music provided by “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of anywhere from 250 – 500 cars, and up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, and aficionados, alike, The Pavilions at Talking Stick, 4-8pm, 480-362-2700. SATURDAYS Scenic Music Cruises (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Enjoy a 90 minute music cruise with Desert Belle on Saguaro Lake! Call 480-984-2425 for reservations, 9am, mention KEY for special savings! (See Ad Page 46)
The Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour is an annual celebration of the arts and the artists in the Prescott Quad-City area. This year there are 70 juried artists in 43 private studios - the largest number in the Tour’s nine-year history. Take advantage of this three-day event to meet these extraordinar artists, enjoy their private studios and view their creative processes in a variety of mediums. In addition to the private studios, there are three art centers hosting 40 additional artists Go to PrescottStudioTour.com to view multiple images of each artist’s work, get directions to their studios, see a list of the mediums in which they create, learn about the art centers, and download printable maps. Brochures are available at Mountain Artists guild, 228 N Alarcon St, Prescott and at many businesses throughout the Quad Cities. All studios and art centers are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day - September 30, October 1 & 2.
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event calendar SEPT 2 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 Tedeschi Trucks Band (SCOTTSDALE) The Grammy Award-winning group will command the resort’s outdoor stage this September. Led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the blues-rock band will play hits like “Darling Be Home Soon,” “Made Up Mind” and “Everybody’s Talkin’.” Talking Stick Resort, Showtime 8 pm, tickets 480-850-7734. SEPT 3 28th Annual Fiesta de Septiembre (WICKENBURG) The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is once again the proud sponsor of its Fiesta de Septiembre in historic downtown Wickenburg. The colorful event runs from 11-6pm indoors and outside of the Wickenburg Community Center, located at 160 N. Valentine Street in the heart of the historic district. Adults $5, children 18 and under free, 800-942-5242. SEPT 3 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Come out for Great Music, Giveaways, Dance Contests, and Cash Prizes! Fort McDowell Casino, starts at Midnight, 1-800-THE-FORT. SEPT 4 Hawaiian Luau (CAVE CREEK) Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 19th Annual Hawaiian Luau, which features Hawaiian Luau Buffet, Two Pig Roasts, Live Hawaiian dancers, Live Reggae Music, Tropical Cocktails, Lots of beach sand, Tiki 22
Torches, Flowers, Leis and So Much More!! Tickets $30 Adults, $15 Kids under 12, call 480-488-1906 or visit haroldscorral.com.
SEPT 10 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. SEPT 16 – 25 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. SEPT 17 – MAY 31 John Coleman: Past/Present/ Future (SCOTTSDALE) Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 480-686-9539. SEPT 17 - JAN 2 Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney (PHOENIX) Experience 20+ largerthan-life animal and flora sculptures created with more than one million LEGO bricks! Phoenix Zoo, included with daytime admission, phoenixzoo. org, 602-286-3800.
SEPT 22 – 24 Thunder From Down Under (SCOTTSDALE) Australia’s Thunder From Down Under is heading back to Talking Stick Resort for five performances. Fans can see the all-male dance troupe in the venue’s Showroom. Showtimes vary, tickets 480-850-7734. SEPT 23 – 24 Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Helicopter Mine Tour (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Sami Fine Jewelry is offering the trip of a lifetime! Be one of the few to tour the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine. Fly over the Four Peaks and land at the mine for a private tour! 480-837-8168 for reservations, $395 pp, limited availability. SEPT 23 - 25 Slide Across America (SCOTTSDALE) Get your swim suit on for your last chance at Summer! 30+ water slides, zip lines, mechanical surfboards, rock walls, bungee trampolines, kidszone, food trucks and more! Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, tickets 480-270-5000. SEPT 24 Ballet Under the Stars (PHOENIX) Sunset performance series by Ballet Arizona in an outdoor setting, with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, varied program ranging from classical to contemporary, free, 7pm, 602-381-0184. SEPT 25 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Wine Country Brunch (PHOENIX) Begin your morning with mimosas and exquisite wines during the cocktail hour while you browse and bid on items in the silent auction area. Next, enter the ballroom to indulge in delicious brunch food. The Camby, 11-2pm, $75, scottsdalefest.org.
Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Pink Jeep Tours (SEDONA) The best way to see the famous red-rock formations! Two to three hour Jeep tours include rugged off-road adventures to scenic red-rock canyons and ancient cliff-dwellings. Explore Sedona with the only company that has more than 55 years of experience guiding visitors through this majestic landscape. Call 844-711-7465 to book a tour. ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (See Page 61 for coupon) ALL MONTH Live Music at REDs (SEDONA) Acclaimed for its lively and comfortable atmosphere, REDS restaurant at the Sedona Rouge features live evening entertainment daily, 6-9pm. On Wednesdays, REDs features $5 Wine by Glass Night Special at 4pm. 928-282-5321. MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) M.I.T. Honors Graduate, Pete A. Sanders Jr., teaches attendees how to understand and tap Sedona’s famous Vortexes for enhanced prayer, meditation, mind/body healing and outside the box creative thinking. Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 1-2:30pm, $15, to reserve a seat call 928-2035353. TUESDAYS Prime Rib Night Specials (SEDONA) Every Tuesday night starting at 5pm, enjoy a Prime Rib, a loaded ArizonaKEY.com
baked potato and house salad for only $25 at Reds Restaurant at the Sedona Rouge, 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. AUG 27 – SEPT 4 Red Rocks Music Festival (SEDONA) Extraordinary Chamber Music performed by world acclaimed artists at Sedona Creative Life Center. Programs include: Music From Five Centuries, Romantic Journey and Dvorak Masterpieces. Please visit www.redrocksmusicfestival.com for tickets. SEPT 2 Desperado, A tribute to the Eagles (PINETOP) Concert at Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center. Tickets $10, Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Must be 21 or older, 800-929-8744 for additional information.
SEPT 2 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 for more information. SEPT 2 – 4 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows (SEDONA) Take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall in the Village of Oak Creek, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773. SEPT 3 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 3 - 5 31st 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 10 44th Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque (SEDONA) A celebration of Mexican Independence Day with lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouthwatering tastes of Mexico. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. Tlaquepaque, 10 – 6pm, free, 928-282-4838 for additional information. 23
Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ SEPT 10 - 11 Prescott Urban Eats & Drinks (PRESCOTT) Multiple food vendors and food trucks take over the Mile High Football field for Prescott’s Urban Eats & Drinks benefitting Phoenix Children’s Miracle Network, Noon – 7pm, 928-499-9646 for additional information.
SEPT 18 Antiques on the Square (PRESCOTT) Enjoy beautiful downtown Prescott while visiting approximately 80 antique dealers offering glass, pottery furniture, jewelry, textiles, primitives, unique surprises and much more. Courthouse Plaza, 8 - 4pm, free, 928-443-8909.
SEPT 12 The Jordan World Circus 2016 (COTTONWOOD) Come see the deathdefying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. Verde Valley Fair, 7pm, 702-456-2642 for more details.
SEPT 23 Run to the Pines Car Pre-Show (PINETOP) 550 Pre-1973 cars travel a route from Show Low AZ ending up in the back area of Hon-Dah Resort Casino. No admission fee, BBQ dinner can be purchased by spectators, entertainment, giveaways, 800-929-8744.
SEPT 17 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 at the best prices in the Southwest. Preview 9 to 11:30am. Auction starts promptly at NOON. Smoki Museum, call 928445-1230 for additional information and details..
SEPT 23 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Mingle with creative people while enjoying art, food and live music. Various locations, 5pm, 800-266-7534. SEPT 23 – 25 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows (SEDONA) Take home your own ppiece of the Southwest. Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall in the Village of Oak Creek, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773.
SEPT 24 10th 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 as well as the newest 650 horsepower, 2016 Corvette, Z06. Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 10 – 3pm, 800-266-7534 for more details. SEPT 24 – 25 8th Annual 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 for additional information. SEPT 30 – OCT 2 9th Annual Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour (PRESCOTT) This fee, self-guided tour features 70 juried artists at 40 locations each day from 10 to 4 in the Prescott Quad City area. Brochures with maps are available at Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery, 928-445-2510 for more information or visit www.prescottstudiotour.com.
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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 the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. ALL MONTH Meteor Crater (FLAGSTAFF) Come and relive the intensity of the impact at Meteor Crater, located off Interstate 40 at Exit 233, 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Enjoy guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and Subway Sandwich shop. Save $5 off Two Adult Admissions with Ad on Page 73! 800-289-5898. ALL MONTH Twin Arrows Casino Resort (FLAGSTAFF) Tucked within a picturesque view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, enjoy gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Enjoy live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, just east of Flagstaff, 855-946-8946. AUG 25 – SEPT 10 Grand Canyon Music Festival (GRAND CANYON/TUSAYAN) 33rd season with series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical. The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! Shrine of the Ages, visit grandcanyonmusicfest.org for concert dates and tickets. SEPT 2 - 5 67th Annual Coconino County Fair (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live entertainment, livestock shows, thrilling carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids and
adults, food and more! Fort Tuthill County Park Fairgrounds, 928-6798000. Need a place to stay? Call Twin Arrows Casino Resort at 855-946-8946 for hotel packages. SEPT 3 Steam to the Canyon (WILLIAMS) It’s Time To Get Fired Up. Steam is back at Grand Canyon Railway. Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. Fueled by waste vegetable oil (WVO), driven by an iron will, powered by ingenuity, 800843-8724. SEPT 3 - 5 Flagstaff Art in the Park (FLAGSTAFF) Featuring nearly one hundred artists from across the Southwest, with nonstop live music, food vendors, kids activities and more. Wheeler Park, Sat & Sun 9-6pm, Mon 9-4pm, 928-556-9498. SEPT 5 Kids FREE at Lowell (FLAGSTAFF) Special family-friendly, astronomythemed programs and activities from 10– 5 pm. Programs and activities will feature asteroids and comets. Kids 17 and under receive free admission until 5 pm and must be accompanied by a paid adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358.
SEPT 8 - 11 4th Annual Grand Canyon Salsa Festival (FLAGSTAFF) Featuring Salsa, Bachata, Zouk & Kizomba, 3 days of workshops, 4 nights of dancing and performances, top world instructors and performers. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, 928-814-2650. SEPT 9 2nd Friday Science Night (FLAGSTAFF) Engineering “Magic” at Lowell. Features exciting science demonstrations and experiments. Lowell Observatory, show at 6 pm, 928-774-3358. SEPT 10 2nd Saturday Art Walk (WILLIAMS) Complimentary food, wine, beverage, and live music at The Gallery in Williams - a great place to start the Artwalk! Maps available for your stroll to other art venues in downtown Williams, plus meet the featured artist and regular artist members, 928-635-3006 for more details. SEPT 10 - 11 Arizona Jr. Rodeo Association (WILLIAMS) Don’t miss the action at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Visit experiencewilliams.com for additional information. SEPT 24 Man Vs Machine Cycling Event (WILLIAMS) Grand Canyon Railway will race their historic steam locomotive No. 29 against hundreds of cycling enthusiasts of varying skill levels from around the world. For tickets call 800-843-8724. SEPT 24 – 25 7th 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.
Tucson + Southern AZ THURSDAYS Gallery Row Art Walk (TUCSON) Browse the eclectic collection of fine art by 100 renowned artists. Enjoy wine tastings or refreshments and music at many of the Gallery Row galleries, located at the northeast corner of East Skyline Drive and North Campbell Avenue in the Santa Catalina Foothills, 5-7pm, 800-638-8350.
SEPT 16 - 24 9th 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 Screening Room, $8 GA, 520-882-0204.
SATURDAYS Coffee Roast and Farmer’s Market (TUBAC) Nothing better than the smell of fresh roasted coffee…except maybe freshly baked bread. Come get both, along with fresh veggies at Tubac Art and Gifts every Saturday morning from 9 to noon, 575-640-6569.
SEPT 17 Tucson’s 5th Annual Beer Cup (TUCSON) Ten Tucson breweries compete for the title of Best Flagship Beer, Best Specialty Beer and People’s Choice. Hotel Congress, $15 designated driver tickets, $25-30 or $50 VIP, 520622-8848.
SEPT 3 - 5 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 17 - 18 Tombstone Territorial Days 2016 (TOMBSTONE) Celebrate Arizona’s Military History! Reenactments, Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit, Chuck Wagon Competition, Non-Motorized Parade, Street Entertainment and more! Allen Street, 888-457-3929.
SEPT 8 – 11 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 22 – 25 40th 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 12 and under Free, 520-888-0505. SEPT 23 - 24 Annual Front Porch Pickins Vintage Market (TUCSON) Hundreds of Arizona’s best vendors! If you love rusty, chippy, peely, vintage, repurposed, & hand made treasures then don’t miss this market! Tucson Convention Center, $7 GA, $20 Early, 623-298-5002. SEPT 24 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., 5pm-8pm, 888-457-3929 for more information. SEPT 30 World Margarita Championship (TUCSON) Taste original margarita recipes as well as cuisine of the southwest from an array of Tucson Originals restaurants and purveyors. Vote for your favorite margarita for the “People’s Choice Award” and a panel of judges will pick the winner! Westin La Paloma, $55, 520-477-7950. TUCSON FALL GEM SHOWS
SEPT 9 – 11 Bisbee Blues Festival (BISBEE) Join us at City Park 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 10 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.
nly two hours’ drive from Las Vegas, 3 hours from Flagstaff and 4 hours from Phoenix, the Grand Canyon’s West Rim offers visitors 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. 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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Phoenix, Scottsdale and Central Arizona
inter, Spring, Summer or Fall… no matter what time of year you visit the Valley of the Sun, there will be much to see and do. The Sonoran Desert ‘s natural beauty begins with rugged mountains, Saguaro cactus towering over adventure trails, and pink and orange sunsets you thought you only read about in Western novels. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Phoenix – still has real cowboys and rugged mountains. Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and magnificent patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish as the fashions they house. 877-225-5749 Scottsdale – By day, our sunny skies and lush desert setting create an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping. By night, acclaimed chefs, ArtWalks and dozens of wine bars, lounges and performing arts venues await. And, throughout your stay, our resorts and hotels will pamper you with plush accommodations and the exceptional customer service for which Scottsdale is so well known. 480-421-1004 Carefree / Cave Creek – Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, a sparkling lake and towering saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape waiting for you. Stroll around and visit our unique shops and galleries, enjoy a great meal, try a sarsaparilla at a real Western saloon or just kick back and watch the sun set. At night, the stars shine so big and bright they seem close enough to touch. 480-488-3381 Fountain Hills – You literally can’t miss the World Famous Fountain – the town centerpiece. Nearby galleries and shops feature clothing, art, and fine jewelry including the Arizona Amethyst. An extensive public art collection, history museum, art festivals and
concerts make Fountain Hills/ Fort McDowell the Gem of the Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike 50-plus miles of trails or pick from five PGA golf courses. 480-837-1654 Glendale – is home to one of the hottest sports and entertainment districts in the country as well as the world’s top concerts and shows, signature restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. Glendale offers families endless fun thanks to Arizona’s biggest water park, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, a chocolate factory, nearby theaters, museums and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish our fairways, tennis courts, hiking trails and nearby regional lake. 623-930-4500 AZ
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good time with great music, 480-425-7787.
2. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000
6. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866.
3. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily balloon flights available with Hot Air Expeditions 480-502-6999. 4. RUSTY SPUR SALOON – Enjoy great live country and western music daily in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank! Walk through the swingin’ doors at the Rusty Spur Saloon for a 30
5. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Discover the finest in Native American Art and Jewelry at Gilbert Ortega Gallery - 480990-1808. Looking for unique southwest gift items? Visit Bischoff’s Shades of the West 480-945-3289.
7. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 888-516-0811
panoramic views at Orange Sky Restaurant, 36-holes of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and fabulous live entertainment. 480-850-7777. 9. ANIMAL ADVENTURES – MacDonald’s Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy Trail Rides, Hayrides and Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Western Games and more! 480-585-0239. The non-profit Phoenix Zoo is Home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. 602-286-3800 10. HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM – America’s largest firefighting museum. Six indoor air conditioned galleries display over 35,000 square feet of exhibits which tell the story of firefighting in America and Great Britain. 602-275-3473. AZ
8. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment,
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Experience the artistry of America’s greatest architect. Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio is Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark. Wright’s Arizona masterpiece is among his greatest accomplishments. one of the best tours in scottsdale visit us 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 Intersection of Cactus Road & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. book your tour today 888.516.0811 zerve.com/taliesinwest Guided tours range from 1–3 hours.
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HAROLD’S CAVE CREEK CORRAL 6895 East Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 haroldscorral.com Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All the BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. The wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona.
VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • www.venetotrattoria.com Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.
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360 RUSTY SPUR SALOON 7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • www.rustyspursaloon.com Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon serves up great live country and western music daily. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Lunch served daily from 11 - 4pm.
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360 HARD ROCK CAFE 3 South 2nd Street, Suite 117 Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1-602-261-7625 hardrock.com An electrifying vibe. Jaw-dropping memorabilia. And a legendary menu. Don’t miss this world-famous cafe in the heart of the action: Copper Square downtown Phoenix. Located at the corner of 2nd St. and Jefferson.
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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. 360
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4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-5000 • www.cornelishollander.com. Award winning, state-of-the-art jewelry designer. Cornelis produces the finest quality jewelry with custom modern designs using gemstones, and diamonds. Come visit and create your dream piece of jewelry! 360
8787 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-8777 • www.divawomenswear.com Designer plus size clothing women dream about, but seldom find – from bathing suits to casual to special occasion and evening gowns. Sizes 14-24 with lines like Sympli, Comfy, Tianello plus handbags, jewelry and accessories including Brighton, Hobo, and Mary Frances.
GILBERT ORTEGA GALLERY 3925 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-990-1808 Gilbert Ortega is a nationally recognized dealer of Native American Art and Jewelry that has been operating for over 50 years. Located in Old Town Scottsdale at Main Street & Scottsdale Road.
GREY WOLF 7239 E. First Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-0004 • greywolfgalleryaz.com Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Grey Wolf Gallery has flourished for over 40 years on a solidly built reputation for having the finest genuine hand crafted Native American designer jewelry and rare, museum quality tribal treasures. An aesthetic and cultural experience you will never forget! 3 0 6 360 6 30
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10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 • www.highsocietyresale.com Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal.
shopping staff has combined exotic therapies from around the world to create an unparalleled place of rejuvenation. Spa Lamar is “the resort-style spa that keeps the locals coming back.” Spa Lamar offers a wide array of services in addition to the spa including a boutique salon, yoga classes, blue lagoon steam room, desert island sauna, swimming pool and more.
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LONDON GOLD Scottsdale: 480-367-1717 Chandler: 480-705-4191 Arrowhead: 623-979-4445 LondonGold.com For more than three decades, London Gold has been the premier diamond expert in Phoenix. Voted “Best Of Phoenix” London Gold prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and having one of the largest selections of fine jewelry around.
spas SPA LAMAR 5115 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-945-7066 • spalamar.com The Island inspired ambience of Spa Lamar is an unexpected oasis in the Sonoran Desert. The knowledgeable
360 SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 E. Ave of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 www.samifinejewelry.com Voted one of America’s Top 5 “Cool Jewelry Stores”, Sami’s is the destination for Arizona gemstones such as The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona “Anthill” Garnet, and Arizona Peridot. Find Hearts on Fire Diamonds, to exotic gemstones.
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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3
Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Gilbert Ortega. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4
ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe
THE PROMENADE Unique mix of specialty boutiques, stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting with a 125-foot spire designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale Rd & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd / Scottsdale Map J4
ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale
THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4
BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxuriSCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE ous venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, THE BORGATA OF SCOTTSDALE Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. A charming courtyard atmosphere with upscale shops and Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 eateries in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways and SCOTTSDALE QUARTER fountains. Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Scottsdale Rd & Lincoln Dr / Scottsdale Map M3 Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4 Scottsdale Map J4 DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE The ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience setting with over 110 retailers and restaurants. including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and BetLoop 101 & Tatum Blvd / Scottsdale Map G2 teridge Jewelers. EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full- SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting includservice luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. ing Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4 SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT and entertainment in an urban setting. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as
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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 DESERT GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree. 3. 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 54
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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Glendale/West Valley 1. WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO, AQUARIUM & SAFARI PARK – Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 85 exhibits and the all new 15-acre Safari Park. See ad page 53 for special offer. 623935-9453 2. WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features, Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Conveniently located in Glendale, just East of the Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue. 623-385-7502. 3. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623935-3811. 4. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, 56
interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906 5. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM - Home of the NFC Champions Arizona Cardinals, and is also adjacent to Westgate City Center. Call for special events or take a tour of this massive stadium. 623433-7100 6. STROLL IN THE GARDENS – 1,000 cactus, trees and shrubs await you desert style, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour at Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the library to check out a listening wand, so you may learn the names of the foliage. 623-930-3596 7. FOR THE “CHOC-O-HOLIC” IN ALL OF US – The Cerreta Candy Company has been making candy by hand for over 40 years. Enjoy a guided tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a nonguided video tour anytime. 623-930-9000
8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811 9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602-372-7460 AZ
Sedona and North Central Arizona
aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.
POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of wellgroomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 800-266-7534 Jerome – After the mines closed in 1953 and “King Copper” left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 1920s to a low of 50 people. The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion became a
State Park in 1965, and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60’s and 70’s, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. 928-634-2900 AZ
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. PINK JEEP TOURS – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 50 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 844-7117465 2. CLIFF CASTLE CASINO HOTEL – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. Voted Arizona’s #1 Casino 17 years in a row! 800-381-SLOT 3. EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART – Enjoy a diversity of art including amazing bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, fine art jewelry, and an array of glass art. Exposures International Gallery has an impressive 20,000 square feet of art display that includes every style from classical to contemporary. 800-526-7668 4. OAKCREEK COUNTRY CLUB – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones 64
Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660 5. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash & Predator Feed. Use Promo code AZKEY16 for special savings. 928-5672840 6. KACHINA HOUSE – Kachina House is the ultimate destination for authentic Native American art, artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Find Kachina dolls, Hopi Baskets, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so much more. 866-587-0547 7. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in an airplane. 888.866.7433 Mention KEY2016 for Special Savings.
8. THE ART & SOUL OF SEDONA – Tasteful galleries and unique shops live in harmony at Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek. Wander, shop, eat, drink and refresh the body and soul. 928-2824838 9. SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual mecca and global power spot has drawn some of our planet’s most amazing healers, artists and spiritual guides. Experience the body, mind and soul. 928-300-7796 10. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS – One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks, the Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. Must-see. AZ
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art 20th Anniversary Fall Shows
xposures International Gallery of Fine Art, located at the heart of Sedona’s “Gallery Row,” on State Route 179, delights and impresses visitors as assuredly as the red rocks that can be viewed from its sculpture garden. This expansive gallery, the largest in Arizona, features some of the finest contemporary and southwestern art in the world, created by some of the world’s most famous and talented artists! Recently, Sedona Red Rock News honored Exposures International as “Sedona’s Best Art Gallery” and “Best Jewelry Store,” and The American Art Awards recognized Exposures as one of the “25 Best Galleries in America.” These crowning achievements are the most recent additions topping the gallery’s list of accolades extending back 20 years. Collectors worldwide are looking to Sedona for their art collections, and they have recognized Exposures reputation for artistic excellence. These collectors coordinate their travel plans to ensure they will be present during the gallery’s annual shows, especially the upcoming 20th Anniversary Fall Shows on October 7-9, and October 14-16. This two-weekend event will feature Barbara Westwood, Bill Worrell, John Maisano, Yuroz, and Frasca/Halliday the first weekend. The second weekend will highlight the art of Jd Challenger, Rebecca Tobey, Soho, Kim Obrzut, Doug Adams and Alexander Volkov. Friday shows are 4-8 pm, and are invitation only RSVP; Saturday shows are 2-7 pm; and Sunday shows are 12-3 pm with appointments available. These shows have become a highly anticipated tradition where locals and visitors alike travel to Sedona and celebrate the fine arts. They know that experiencing Exposures International firsthand Exposures Gallery is an event full of fun, 561 State Route 179 magic and a feast for Sedona, AZ 86336 the eyes! For details 928-282-1125 contact the gallery at exposuresfineart.com 928-282-1125. AZ
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly from a century ago, you’ll be at no loss to find a great place to eat, to view exemplary works of art, or to simply cool your heels and people-watch. 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434 4. PRESCOTT STATION Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located 66
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5. CITY OF PRESCOTT LAKES - With kayak, canoe and bicycle rental at all three lakes via Prescott Outdoors, you’ll have no problem planning your outdoor escape to enjoy all the natural bounty that Northern Arizona has to offer. 928-9251410
9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the Mile-High Trail System in and around Prescott containing approximately 28 miles of beautiful trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System.
6. HERITAGE PARK ZOOLOGICAL SANCTUARY - A non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Open year round, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. 877-778-6008
10. ANTIQUE ROW - Browse and shop in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere where specialty boutiques and interesting galleries offer shoppers a delightful diversion. This historic city has long been known as one of the West’s best places to shop for antiques. AZ
7. ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE - Features 36 holes of championship golf in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., the two courses sport bent grass greens and bluegrass. 928-777-1888 8. THE SMOKI MUSEUM – This treasure documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety
Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona
ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision. Flagstaff – Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200 restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and our Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. 800-956-6123 or flagstaffarizona.org. Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumbermen,
remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. 800863-0646 AZ
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“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison--beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” — President Theodore Roosevelt ENJOYING THE SOUTH RIM Individual interests, available time, weather, and health considerations can influence your visit to the South Rim. Use the information available on the web site, www.nps.gov/grca/, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 70
The Rim Trail winds along the rim for more than 13 miles (21 km), much of it paved and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. The Greenway, a broad, paved pathway suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wheelchairs, leads two miles (3 km) from Grand Canyon Visitor Center to Grand Canyon Village. A separate segment heads east from Hermits Rest along the rim. The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend steeply into the canyon. Rangers present programs—walks, talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. Check in The Guide for programs during your stay. VISITOR CENTERS The National Park Service staffs several visitor centers on the South Rim. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally. Grand Canyon Visitor Center Located near Mather Point The largest visitor center on the South Rim is a good stop for an introduction to Grand Canyon and for assistance in planning your visit.
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IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. grandcanyonlodges.com, (888) 297-2757.
Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289 2. METEOR CRATER – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. 800-289-5898 See Ad Page 73 for Savings. 3. TWIN ARROWS CASINO RESORT – Enjoy promotions, gourmet dining, excellent gaming, luxury guest rooms and more. Join the players club for special offers. Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff, 855946-8946. 4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itinerar74
ies, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888 6. LOWELL OBSERVATORY – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-233-3211 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 844-711-7465 (Pink Jeep)
8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228 10. GRAND CANYON WEST SKYWALK – The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe, is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge extending guests 70 feet past the canyon edge and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. Tours also include other points of interest and unique canyon views. 928-769-2636 AZ
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Tucson and Southern Arizona
ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. 866-2BISBEE Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenactment of the bitter fight between the Earps and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk where heroes and villains of the old west lived, worked and fought. 888457-3929 Tubac – notably cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, this centuries-old town lies adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. Tubac features a variety of locally owner restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfasts. Other highlights include the Art Colony of Tubac, the Tubac Presidio
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Southern Arizona 1. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 • www. azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/ (pictured below) 2. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com 3. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 • www.nps. gov/tuma/ 4. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). En78
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and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, historic buildings, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520-398-2704 • www.tubacaz.com 9. DESERT DIAMOND CASINO TUCSON It’s time to get the party started! The casino floor is packed with the hottest slot machines and table games! Hungry? They’ve got your cravings covered. Ready to dance up a storm? Monsoon Nightclub is here. And when it’s all over, chill out in their hotel. 1-866-DDCWINS • ddcaz.com 10. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • okcorral.com AZ
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Arizona Visitors Ask…? BY JOHNNY FENTON, M.A. CONCIERGE, OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT
Q. We’ve seen the London Bridge that’s new home is in Lake Havasu City. Can you recommend other sightseeing locations that have been given an interesting “second life?” A. Growing old gracefully is not something Rita Rudner is interested in as she declares “I will have facelifts until my ears meet!” Similarly many towns have successfully reinvented themselves; and their buildings have been repurposed in stride with the march of progress, which attracts the traveler craving more than the obvious experiences. Our concierges are at the ready with “more than meets the eye.” Plus September ushers in temperatures that are more attractive to the free historic walking tours available in many of Arizona’s fabled towns like Bisbee, Tucson and Prescott replete with buildings that now serve as “history books,” architectural landmarks, museums, visitor’s centers, restaurants, shops and bars. [And driving to your destination just got safer here with the news of a new study released by web-based financial advice firm WalletHub citing Arizona cities among the best in the U.S. for motorists, with metrics on gas prices, bridge/road quality and low crash rates.] Try the tomato basil salmon and a prickly pear margarita where an old grocery store once stood in Page during the 1950’s and 60’s when the town was a work camp for building a bridge over the Glen Canyon Dam in Northern Arizona. Fittingly, this trendy spot is called the Dam Bar and Grille with a focal point of glass panels that tell an etched story of water and energy. www.damplaza.com. Many tourists begin their tours of Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Reservation or Colorado River Float tours near Page but miss a gem in the Powell Museum and Visitors Center (housed in another work camp building.) Major John Wesley Powell was a scientist, explorer and Civil War veteran from New York who lost his right arm in the Battle of Shiloh, and was credited with leading the first expedition of white men down the Colorado River in what became the Grand Canyon. www.powellmuseum.org. Phoenix trailblazers in the adaptive use of mid-century buildings with good bones in transitional neighborhoods have breathed new life into old architecture for locals and tourists to enjoy in Central Arizona. You might be shopping or dining in a space designed by architects who studied or served at Taliesin West, desert home and school of iconic Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Want to feel at home away from home? Be a part of a warm edgy wine-and-dine culture at Postinos Winecafe in the historic Arcadia Post Office building www.postinowinecafe.com or any of the six other neighborhood locations in historically relevant buildings. A chance to grab a great cup of coffee and pastry can be yours at the old Copper Star gas station where another type of high-octane fuel was dispensed in 1933. The award-winning Copper Star Coffee spot is on 7th Avenue in the
historic Melrose District. The old pumps out front make it hard to miss. www.copperstarcoffee.com Check out www.upwardprojects.com for more ways to double your entertainment value. You can almost hear the plaintive wail of Steam Locomotive No. 1673’s engine whistle from the 1880s, as you dine next to the platform of the historic railway depot at Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, a dark, romantic upscale restaurant designed to replicate the dining cars of another era when the Southern Pacific Railroad rumbled into Tucson, a bustling berg of 7000 residents, among them the many miners, military and cattle ranchers in Southern Arizona. Old No.1673, used in the filming of “Oklahoma” commands a permanent presence in this metro complex just outside the restaurant next to the Downtown Historic Train Depot where several freight trains arrive daily and the city’s Amtrak transit debarks several days a week beneath the Maynard Dixon murals that crown its walls. It is said that the ghosts of some of Tucson’s soldiers who took off on the train bound for World War II still visit from time to time. The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum (located in the former station records vault), open Tuesdays through Sundays, is also in residence here offering a model train and an audio documentary featuring the voices of the town’s actual past men and women railroad workers. Show up on Second Saturday evenings for a free Tucson-or-Train-themed movie and you’ll also find yourself at the geographic center of a lively launch for a downtown crawl. Free admission and parking. www.tucsonmuseum.org AZ
Johnny Fenton—a 37-year resident of Arizona, is past President of the Southern Arizona Concierge Network, member of the National Concierge Association, and Les Clefs d’Or, U.S.A.
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on-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center, located in the heart of the White Mountains and owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, sits at 7,200 feet, surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines. This region of eastern Arizona is known for its scenic, high-country beauty, diverse outdoor recreation and mild climate – late summer, early fall temperatures range in the 70s and 80s. Rated Triple Diamond by AAA, the 128 oversized rooms are reasonably priced and guests enjoy the all-season pool, hot tub and sauna, day or night. The magnificent lobby features a rockscape, waterfall, wildlife animal display and a massive fireplace. Hon-Dah’s Conference Center is the largest and best equipped in the White Mountain’s region and can host up to 700 attendees. The Indian Pine Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets 7 days a week, to satisfy your cravings. If you like a feast, the Friday night seafood buffet, Saturday night prime rib buffet and Sunday champagne brunch offer a variety of culinary delights. For locals and visitors alike, Hon-Dah’s entertainment is topnotch. Every Tuesday through Saturday nights the Timbers Lounge presents live music and dancing. Up and coming stand-up comedians are featured every Monday night at our Munday Funday Comedy Club. Please see Hon-Dah’s website for Special Events. Over 800 slot machines, live poker, live blackjack and promotion giveaways provide 24/7 excitement and fun at Hon-Dah Casino. Progressive jackpots reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Players Club members enjoy cash, food, rooms and other rewards. Traveling in an RV? We’ve got 358 beautiful sites nestled in the Ponderosa pines, available year-round, and featuring cable TV, laundry, showers and much more. Hon-Dah Resort Casino So, whether you’re looking for a high-country excursion, staycation, business 800-929-8744 meeting or catered party, Hon-Dah Casino is ready to create a memorable experihon-dah.com ence for you. AZ
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