JANUARY – MARCH 2007 DECEMBER – FEBRUARY 2007
Statewide Statewide Attractions Attractions Pages2636 Pages
Outdoor Lake Friendly Statewide Mexico Mexico Outdoor: Quartzsite Statewide Havasu PetPetFriendly Recreation City Festivals Recreation Festivals Page2034 Pages27-30 27-30 Pages Pages35-40 37-40 Page Pages
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Resorts& & RVRVResorts Campgrounds Campgrounds Pages41-47 42-47 Pages
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Mexico ................................................................................... 37-40 Native American Culture ........................................................ 35 Northland ..............................................................................4 -7 Outdoor Recreation .................................................................34 Parker ...........................................................................................15 Pet Friendly Arizona ................................................................. 33 Phoenix Metro ..................................................................... 11 - 13 Quartzsite ........................................................................ 16 - 17 Relocation .................................................................................. 32 Rim Country ............................................................................... 10 RV Resorts & Campgrounds.............................................. 42 -47 Scottsdale ................................................................................... 12 Southern Az.........................................................................19 - 22 Statewide Map .................................................................. 24 - 25 Tour Arizona............................................................................... 23 Tucson ................................................................................. 20 - 21 White Mountains ........................................................................4
Accessible Travel .....................................................................32 Attractions .............................................................................. 36 Camp Verde ..................................................................................7 Casa Grande .................................................................................9 Central Arizona.....................................................................8-13 Colorado River Region ........................................................14-18 Events, Featured ..........................................................24-25, 27 January Events .................................................................... 28 February Events.......................................................... 29 - 30 March Events ...................................................................... 30 Globe .............................................................................................9 Grand Canyon ..............................................................................5 Green Valley ............................................................................... 19 Lake Havasu City ....................................................................... 18 Lodging........................................................................................26 Mesa .............................................................................................13
Letter from the Publisher estate partners who over the years have specifically requested we sent them Az Tourist News. Major employee organizations, such as Raytheon in Tucson and Boeing in Phoenix, have also enlisted our help in getting information to their new hires. We even distribute to military locations where new people are coming on board daily, hungry for information on their new home. We receive requests from new locations monthly, often so far removed as to appear unlikely users of our resource. But once they find us, the connection that exists is apparent with a new group's need and our unique ability to provide multiple copies, albeit infrequently. This year, 2007, is reaching into our 10 year anniversary. September of 1997 was the very first "Tucson Tourist News." It didn't take us long — a mere nine months — until we evolved into Az Tourist News... and we were off, with no looking back. Nearly a decade later we are still looking for the State of Arizona to recognize us. Lots of travelers remain without information because we simply can’t afford to print the 300,000 estimated copies needed to fulfill the demand. This month we celebrate Quartzsite with population equal to that of greater Phoenix during the months when Snowbirds hover about, swooping down from Canada and our northern states en masse — often with little information about Arizona until they come upon us. Welcome to all our visitors - and residents, too - who are exploring the great state of Arizona... may 2007 bring many Anthony Venuti exciting adventures! Publisher/Marketer
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Happy New Year readers and advertisers all. We look forward to one more year of providing travel information to those who prefer to experience Arizona and its neighbors first hand. Our reach extends into Sonora, Mexico, home to Puerto Peñasco or, as we in Arizona are familiar with, "Rocky Point." Not stopping there, we have since introduced ourselves to Baja Norte, home of Mexicali, San Felipe and Los Algodones. Look forward to February’s issue where we will proudly tout all of Mexico in our Mexico section. The colorful pull out will also stand alone as we distribute throughout all of Arizona and elsewhere. New Mexico, a serious playground for our readership as well as a feeder market for Arizona’s regional travel, takes over 5,000 papers. We have them available in 50 to 100 locations as seasonal needs command. Yes, we do hit some of California, but our monthly 60,000 copies move pretty quickly and we have to be smart about how we go about our distribution. Some of you may not know we also direct mail single cop ies to more than 750 national travel media editors and their respective papers. It is always our hope when our publication is received by those whose job it is to find interesting travel topics, they will see Az Tourist News as a resource. We know if our advertisers win, so will we. We receive no recognition except via our advertisers' support. We are always asked, "Does your advertising work?" I simply point to the 200 to 250 advertisers who are in the paper monthly for the answer. Also, a portion of the more than 4,000 single copies sent out are to Outbound Tour Companies, who are always looking for exciting packages to put together to market for potential tours they will promote. We also send out to relocation and real
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Quartzsite, Arizona is a small town located on the west coast of Arizona in the scenic Mohave Desert. Consisting of only 2,000 residents, Quartzsite graciously welcomes 4 million winter visitors fondly referred to as snowbirds, rockhounds, and RV’ers. Aside from the famous, warm and sunny southwest winters, these nationwide adventure-seekers are attracted to the endless fun and camaraderie during Quartzsite’s world-renowned gem and mineral shows, swap meets, and various special events from January to March, including the nation’s largest consumer-attended RV show. There are also plenty of local activities to suit all tastes such as hunting, fishing, hiking, shopping, golfing, rock hounding, bird watching, and ATV/4wheel excursions. Don’t miss out on the excitement where visitors become neighbors! Jump on the Bandwagon for THE MAIN EVENT (Jan. 12 - Feb. 4) Celebrating 25 years of unique events and shows, The Main Event has it all! With hundreds of vendors and dealers from all over the world, flea market shoppers can find goodies ranging from
books and antiques to tools and jewelry. Hungry? Head over to the food court for an assortment of tasty treats. While there, sign up for the 1 pm daily drawing giveaway of $250 in merchandise (must be present to win). The drawings take place from Jan. 13 - Feb. 25 ... the grounds stay open for vendors and visitors to enjoy even after the event dates. Make sure to save time for the Hit & Miss Engine Show (Jan. 26 - 28). With over 75 acres of parking and camping and more than 600 tailgaters and dealers, The Main Event is a legendary affair everyone should experience. Mark Your Calendar: 3 Major Shows NOT to Miss Tyson Wells Enterprises, founded in 1977, is a modern tale of a business that knows how to cater to its clients. Visitors to the shows will conveniently find seasonal vendors, self-storage units, and R.V. parking. The Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show (Jan. 5 - 14) attracts worldwide rock enthusiasts with its dazzling minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary tools, and more from almost 400 national dealers. The 29th Annual Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama (Jan. 19 - 28) boasts a plethora of goods such as antiques,
QUARTZSITE CALENDAR SHOWS & SWAPMEETS Main Street Extravaganza OCT 1 - APR 1 Rice Ranch Roundup Y’All Come Show NOV 1 - FEB 28 Greasewood Swap Meet NOV 1 - APR 1 Showtime JAN 4 - FEB 5 Desert Gardens International Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show JAN 1 - FEB 28 Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show JAN 5 - 14 Prospector’s Panorama Gem & Mineral Show JAN 5 - 29 The Main Event JAN 12 - FEB 4 Main Street Traders JAN 12 - FEB 4 Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama JAN 19 - 28 Sports, Vacation & RV Show - Big Tent JAN 20 - 28 QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show JAN 24 - 28 Hobby, Craft & Gem Show - Big Tent JAN 31 - FEB 4 Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Show FEB 2 - 11
Rock & Roll Classic Car Show - Big Tent FEB 3 - 4 Prospector’s Panorama Peddler’s Faire JAN 30 - FEB 12
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coins, crafts, lapidary equipment, food, and much more from some 500 vendors. With 2.2 miles of aisle frontage and booths spanning 25 acres, outdoor access to/from the show promises to be easy. The Tyson Wells Arts and Crafts Show (Feb. 2 -11) offers quite the array of creative, custom, and handcrafted items from about 200 national artisans. Come and find a souvenir, appetizing food, and an inspirational ambiance. Offbeat Charm Equals One of Most Visited Places in Quartzsite The Reader’s Oasis Bookstore owned by Paul and Joanne Winer has certainly made its mark in Quartzsite. Known for its eclectic selection of paperback, hardback, and audio books, videos, and a free books table, the Winer’s have over 100,000 titles to choose from. Books are arranged by category and include westerns, biographies, current bestsellers, southwestern and Indian history, rare finds, and field guides to name a few. The store is open all year at its NEW LOCATION: 690 East Main St.. With over 15 years in the business, starting with a basic tarp and poles to the new freestanding building, the Reader’s Oasis Bookstore is a must-see, celebrated success story.
Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce: 928-927-5600 www.quartzsitechamber.org Readerʼs Oasis Bookstore 690 East Main St. 928-927-6551 Tyson Wells Enterprises 928-927-6364 www.tysonwells.com The Main Event 928-927-5213 its members and the community. Their website has a comprehensive business directory listing restaurants to clubs/ organizations to medical facilities. Also, the website has a listing of 47 points of interest for Quartzsite and the surrounding area. The Chamber welcomes everyone to stop by for a visit, gather information, and if available, become a volunteer. For more information on Quartzsite’s shows and events, see the Quartzsite Calendar below and also pages 16 & 17 inside this issue.
Thanks to the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce: AZ Tourist News Community Sponsor Operating solely with volunteers for 21 years, the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization based on uniting businesses and professionals to enhance the quality of life for
SPECIAL EVENTS Hi Jolly Daze Parade JAN 6 Quartzsite Chamber, 928-927-5600 World’s Largest ATV Parade FEB 3 Willpower, Inc., 928-927-6593 La-Z-Daze Quartzsite Classic Horseshoe Tournament JAN 19 - 22 928-927-6495 The Main Event Hit & Miss Engine Show JAN 26 - 28 928-927-5213 American Veterans Traveling Tribute Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall JAN 24 - FEB 18 928-927-9321 Bluegrass Festival Tyson Wells Show Grounds FEB 23 - 25 Soggy Mountain Festivals, 928-632-5639 4th Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cook-Off & State Salsa Championship Tyson Wells Show Grounds FEB 24 Quartzsite Business Chamber 928-927-9321
Rock & Gem Show - Jan. 5-14 Sell-A-Rama - Jan. 19-28 Art & Craft Fair - Feb. 2-11 S.W. Corner of I-10 Freeway & Hwy 95 FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING
January 12 – February 4, 2007 • Register to win $250.00 daily in prizes (must be present to win) • Over 100 acres of parking & camping • Over 600 tailgaters & dealers from around the world • Hit & Miss Engine Show, antique vehicles • Food booths, general flea market
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Winter in the White Mountains Let It Snow, Let It Snow! OV
The delights of winter are many – and all are to be found at Sunrise Park Resort. Skiers know of its fabulous trails, but many may not be aware that the whole gamut of winter activities is available at Sunrise. How about the quiet whoosh of runners as you experience the snowy wonderland in a horse-drawn sleigh? Maybe you fancy a try at snowshoeing or are you an aficionado of ice fishing? Whatever your preference, Sunrise Park Resort offers the facilities andknowledgeable friendly staff to make your winter getaway a great experience. Start and end your day at the 100-room full service Sunrise Park Lodge. After a day of action on the mountain you can work out the kinks at the spa and indoor pool and then relax in the restaurant. There is a free shuttle service to the ski area and some great ski packages. This is Arizona’s largest ski resort with 65 trails on three mountains. Sunrise Peak and Cyclone Peak rise to 10,700’ while Apache Peak reaches 11,000’ in elevation. The trails vary in difficulty with 40% at Beginner level,
Northern Arizona Cities & Towns Alpine Ash Fork Bagdad Bellemont Bumble Bee Cameron Camp Verde Carrizo Cedar Ridge Chambers Chilchinbito Chinle Chino Valley Cibeque Clarkdale Clay Springs Concho Congress Cottonwood Cow Springs Crown King Desert View Dewey Dilkon
Dinnehosto Eagar Flagstaff Forest Lakes Fort Apache Fort Defiance Fredonia Ganado Grand Canyon Village Gray Mountain Greer Happy Jack Heber Hillside Holbrook Hotevilla Houck Humboldt Indian Wells Iron Springs Jacob Lake Jerome Joseph City
Kachina Village Kaibito Kayenta Keams Canyon Kirkland Lake Montezuma Leupp Lower Greasewood Lukachukai Lupton Many Farms Marble Canyon Mayer McNary Mexican Water Moenkopi Mormon Lake Mountainaire Munds Park Navajo Nazlini North Rim Nutrioso
Overgaard Page Parks Paulden Petrified Forest Pinedale Pinetop-Lakeside Pinon Polacca Prescott Prescott Valley Red Rock Cove Rock Point Rough Rock Round Rock St. Johns Saint Michaels Sanders Sawmill Second Mesa Sedona Seligman Shonto
Show Low Shungopavi Skull Valley Snowflake Springerville Supai Taylor Teec Nos Pos Tes Nez Iah The Gap Tonalea Tsaile Tuba City Tusayan Vernon Williams Window Rock Winslow Woodruff Yarnell
White Mountain “Keep Warm” Activities If you are not the hardy type to relish ice fishing, skiing or the many other outdoor winter activities in the White Mountains, how about some museums, home tours or self-guiding automobile tours? All are sure to provide some enjoyable hours indoors - or inside your cozy heated vehicle - while you learn about this beautiful and unique part of Arizona.
MUSEUMS: Apache County Historical Museum St. Johns - Route 264 180 W. Cleveland 928-337-4737 Casa Malpais Museum Springerville - Route 60 Casa Malpais Pueblo 928-333-5375 A Part of Pinetop’s History Since 1938
Charlie Clark’s Steak House SPECIALIZING IN: • Prime Rib • Seafood • Mesquite-Broiled Steaks • Mesquite-Broiled Chicken The Meeting Place of the White Mountains
Located on Hwy 260, Pinetop, Az (Main & Penrod)
Fort Apache Museum/Cultural Center Fort Apache - St. Route 73 White Mountain Apache Reservation 928-338-4625 Little House Museum Eagar - St. Route 260 928-333-2286 Renee Cushman Museum Springerville - St. Route 60 928-333-2123 (Open by Appointment) Show Low Historical Society Museum Show Low - Routes 60 & 260 928-532-7115 (Open by Appointment) Stinson Museum Snowflake - St. Route 77 928-536-4881
AUTOMOBILE TOURS: Lake Mountain/Porter Mountain Self-guided cassette tapes available at the Lakeside Ranger Station, 928-368-5111 Pistols, Plows, Petticoats In-town and area driving tours Self-guided tour booklets available at Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce, 928-333-2123 Historic Home Tours Snowflake, 928-536-4881 Trail of Many Tracks Recorded driving tour of the White Mountains available on tapes and cd at all chamber locations Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, 928-367-4290
Sunrise Park Resort: 800-772-7669 www.sunriseskipark.com White Mountain Apache Stables: 928-735-7449 40% Intermediate and 20% Expert. There are 10 chair lifts with the amazing lift capacity of 16,000 skiers per hour... including Arizona’s only high speed quad lift! Five Day Lodges provide food, restrooms, storage and more. A fully accredited ski school provides complete child care as well as instruction. Two rental shops offer a full line including high performance equipment, ski clothing rental and accessories. Whether you are an experienced sports person or a keen first-timer, Sunrise Park takes care of all your needs. Check out the listings below for more information on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and sleigh rides. If you have any energy left at the end of the day, Hon-Dah Casino is only a 30-minute drive and offers gaming fun and excellent entertainment. Some folks wait all year for snow and the thrills of winter sports. Others have come to Arizona to escape the trials of that icy white stuff… but enjoy a nostalgic weekend away to enjoy the gentler pleasures of cozy fires and sleigh rides. Sunrise Ski Resort is a top class winter destination for EVERYONE. • Sleigh rides- Experience the serene beauty of a crisp winter day, the sound of sleigh bells and beautiful Belgians pulling the sleigh through freshly fallen snow. The rides consist of small romantic trail cruises for 2 as well as group rides of up to 15 people, run by White Mountain Apache Stables. • Tubing - The tubing hill is located behind Lake Ono, off the main entrance to the ski area. It’s a great tubing and fun play area for all. Tu-bing or not tu-bing, that is a question, but tube rentals are available at the Sunrise General Store. • Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing - There is a cross-country ski area close to Sunrise Lake that boasts over 13 miles of groomed trails. In the summer this is the Sunrise RV campground, and in the winter it is converted for the cross-country ski enthusiast. All the trails are located in the beautiful pines. Cross-country equipment and snowshoe rentals are available.
Woof Woof! Don’t Miss This! JAN 28 PINETOP Sunrise Park Resort Presents Winter Games 2007 Sunrise Park Resort, 20 mi E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260 - Dog sled races. 928-368-6724
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In a Nutshell...
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
Some History of the Grand Canyon
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Yavapai cafeterias or a casual family meal at the Bright Angel Restaurant. Indulge in your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge, or try the Canyon Coffee House at the Bright Angel Lodge for a Mocha or Latte, or just enjoy a good cup of coffee. There are dining choices to suit every taste, and budget. This winter, take advantage of low off- season rates and packages and increased availability at all of our lodges. Effective Nov. 26 - Dec. 20, 2006, Jan. 2 - Feb. 16, and again Feb. 19 - Mar. 8, 2007, a one night stay is only $76 to $89 at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge. Or indulge in a romantic getaway at the historic El Tovar Hotel with the Romance Package available Nov. 26 - Dec. 20, 2006 and Jan. 2 - Feb. 1, 2007 for only $274. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - We're not just close, We're there. Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.
“The region... is of course altogether valueless... Ours... will doubtless be the last party of whites to visit this profitless locality.” Thus reported US Army Lt. Joseph Ives after his exploration of the Grand Canyon in 1857. His quote, so amusingly wrong from our perspective of today, is one of the many little gems to be found when delving into the history of this World Heritage Site. The Grand Canyon is a window into the history of the Earth itself. Erosion has exposed rocks ranging from 1.7 billion years old to a mere 1 million years old. Eons ago the Pacific continental plate crashed against and went under the North American plate, creating the Rocky Mountains. In time this tilting caused the ancient Colorado River to carve a new pathway, the Grand Canyon. Humans began inhabiting the Grand Canyon region about 10,000 years ago. Starting in about the 1300’s, the tribes of today or their direct ancestors began moving into the area - the Hualapai and Havasupai, the Southern Paiutes & PEO TH PL EL E AN D
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Fall is here, and that means winter is just around the corner at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C., the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in seven distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning or if you arrange your visit at the last minute. Book your stay at Maswik Lodge, just a short walk from the rim. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you will find our gracious staff very accommodating. The Mary Jane Colter designed Hopi House and Lookout Studio are open year-round and offer a selection of fine Native American crafts and Grand Canyon souvenirs. (Note: Bright Angel Lodge guest rooms will close January 2, 2007 for renovations; the lobby, restaurant, and gift shop will remain open throughout the winter). The South Rim is also the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room and its legacy of fine food. Or, choose a quick bite at the Maswik or
and the Navajo. They harvested the natural riches of the land. The first Europeans, on the other hand, were in search of another kind of riches, the supposed gold of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, a member of the expedition led by Coronado in 1540, was the first white man to see the Grand Canyon. By the 19th century America was expanding westward, and fur trappers, traders and fortune hunters traveled through the region on the way to California. In 1848 much of the Southwest was ceded to the US after the war with Mexico and the US Army dispatched surveyors to chart the unknown territory. Lt. Ives, quoted above, obviously saw little to be enthusiastic about. He was in the minority... in 1869 Major John Wesley Powell, a fearless, one-armed Civil War veteran and his nine companions became the first to journey 1,000 miles on the Colorado River going through the Grand Canyon. Miners followed, then writers and artists who celebrated the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Soon folk clamored to see for themselves... and tourism was born.
Grand Canyon National Park
Where winter is done in grand fashion.
Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
Winter is always peaceful and picturesque at the Grand Canyon. Not only are there spectacular seasonal landscapes to enjoy, but the accommodations at popular places like El Tovar and other rim lodges are easier to come by as well. Book your winter retreat online or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757. Winter Value Rate One night at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge, single or double occupancy.
El Tovar Romance Package One night at historic El Tovar. Includes complimentary in-room California sparkling wine and fruit basket, and dinner for two with a bottle of El Tovar wine in the dining room.
• $25 per private vehicle or $10 per pedestrian, motorcycle rider or cyclist. Admission is for seven days and includes both rims. • You may prefer to purchase the annual National Parks Pass for $50.00 good for admission to ANY national park.
• U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a Golden Age Passport for a one-time fee of $10. This is a lifetime entrance pass to national parks, monuments and more. 1-888-GO-PARKS, www.nationalparks.org
888-63-GRAND • Singing Cowboys and Native American Dance • Southwestern Cuisine • Indoor Pool and Jacuzzi • Award Winning Photographers On Site • Free Wireless Internet Connection in Lobby • Wild West Saloon • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center • Starbucks Coffee Shop
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Tax not included in room rates. *Valid November 26, 2006 - March 8, 2007, excluding December 21, 2006 - January 1, 2007 and February 16 - 18, 2007. **Romance package valid November 26, 2006 - February 1, 2007, excluding holiday dates above. Lodge subject to seasonal closures and availability.
Grand Canyon National Park
Located at the south entrance to the
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pampered in the world class spas. Still others come to seek spiritual growth at healing centers and to tour the famous vortexes. Many of Sedona’s annual events are focused upon the arts including the Sedona International Film Festival, Plein Air Festival, Open Studios Tour and Red Rocks Music Festival. Sedona is also full of possibilities for fun and recreation. Hiking and mountain bike trails abound. Fly-fishing and camping are enjoyed by many. A number of companies offer horseback adventures and jeep tours. Climbers test their skills on the red rocks of Sedona, while others prefer the excitement of seeing them from the air, whether by balloon, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft tours such as offered by Sedona Sky Treks. There is no place in the world like Sedona, with its glowing scenery and creative culture. It’s a perfect spot for a rejuvenating get-away.
Authentic Native American Arts, Crafts & Jewelry Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Interact with Native American Vendors and take a piece of their culture and tradition home with you!
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Are you a snowbird looking for a great home base for the winter or are you a resident looking for a new destination? Why not head to Cottonwood...one of Arizona’s best kept secrets! Located in the Heart of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood is 1 1/2 hours north of Phoenix. Take Interstate 17, exit west on Hwy 260 and continue 12 miles to Cottonwood. Make a left on Hwy 89A, continuing straight on Historic 89A to the quaint Historic Old Town district with its unique array of shops, art galleries, cafes, and the prohibition jail. Cottonwood was founded in 1879 by pioneers who began farming in the area. Old Town’s western shop fronts and classic streetscapes are reminiscent of yesteryear. Visitors can join the Arizona Main Street Program’s guided tours twice weekly through the historic district. Cottonwood and the Verde Valley also offer a variety of recreational activities. This high desert region (3300 ft. elevation) is surrounded by mountains and mesas with virtually every type of terrain - from abundant large cottonwoods, KI
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Sedona, Arizona is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the American Southwest, celebrated for its magnificent views and glowing rock towers. The vibrant colors, lush greenery and the clear waters of Oak Creek make Sedona a haven for visitors seeking rest or adventure. Its natural beauty and unique geologic setting also inspire artists and spiritual seekers, many of whom have made Sedona their home. While known primarily for its scenic beauty, Sedona is rich in history, too. The town was named after Sedona Schnebly, whose husband Carl started the first Post Office in the region in 1902. As families began homesteading the Sedona area, they developed apple and peach farms in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon. Farther back in history and even in prehistoric times, this was a sacred area for many Native American cultures. Today over 4 million people visit Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon annually. Some come to purchase fine quality art from the more than 40 art galleries in Sedona. Others come to be
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lush grasslands and marshes along the year-round, free flowing Verde River to its red deep canyons such as the Sycamore. Fishing, hiking, biking, golf, birdwatching and horseback riding are among the activities available. Nearby is the town of Jerome, which was once a busy mining town and is today an “almost” ghost town that has been revived into a thriving artist colony. Other attractions include the Blazin’ M Ranch Dinner Show, the Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Tuzigoot National Monument, Dead Horse Ranch State Park and the Verde Canyon Railway. Cottonwood is a choice destination for any vacation...you won’t want to go home!
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Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival
Look for Our New Landmark
Antique Treasures Too - Feb. 10 & 11
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As a result of a grant from Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), the Town of Camp Verde placed its first Cannon on the corner of Highway 260 and Finnie Flats Road. This “cannon” is actually an 1861 Parrott Rifle. The gun was invented by Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate. Used by both sides during the Civil War, this cannon was selected for our Town because it is a classic representation of cannons used by the U.S. Army during the period when Camp Lincoln and Fort Verde were active. The Fort actually had a Bronze 1841 12 pound Mountain Howitzer stationed here, and this working piece along with 10 “period” uniforms will be acquired with the same AOT grant OR
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The Town of Camp Verde will be holding its 7th Annual Pecan & Wine Festival on February 10 & 11, 2007. Camp Verde is located in the geographic center of Arizona and is the perfect spot to spend the weekend. Many of the event's activities center on the large abundance of pecans grown in the community. The National Historical Registry awarded the Town a historic designation protecting a row of 100year old pecan trees, known as "Pecan Lane." The festival will feature pecan judging, pecan bake-off, demonstrations on yarn spinning and blacksmithing, and hayrides to a working pecan farm. Fresh baked pecan pies will also be served by the piece or you can take home a whole pie. Also featured is wine tasting, a perfect opportunity to find out about the fine wines that our own Arizona wineries have to offer. No festival is complete without music. We will have a featured jazz musician for the weekend along
with many other jazz musicians. A special of the festival is antiques dealers that come from all over Arizona displaying quality antiques for sale or trade. Not only does the Pecan & Wine Festival promise to be fun, but it will also be educational. Representatives will be on hand to give informative seminars on pruning and care of the pecan trees and grapevines. Location: Camp Verde Community Center, 395 South Main Street. Admission: Antiques only - $5; Antiques & Wine Tasting - $10. Festival hours: Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. Camp Verde is just a 60 - 90 minute drive from Phoenix. If you would like a fun filled weekend for the whole family, join us Feb. 10 & 11.
sometime in 2007. This cannon will be located on Main Street at the entrance to Fort Verde. Many members of Town Staff worked very hard on this project and deserve thanks and recognition: Parks and Recreation Department, Streets Department, Finance Department, Planning and Zoning, and Administration. Special thanks go to Bobby Chavez, Mike Dumas, Marvin Buckle, and Bill Lee for their hard work, support and creative ideas. Additional thanks go to Roy Gugliotta from our local Chamber of Commerce, Arizona State Parks staff and Ft. Verde personnel, Arizona Department Of Highways and our Mayor and Town Council for supporting this effort.
Further Adventures of Boom Boom South African Rhino Gets Hugs at Out of Africa LIF
By now, you’ve probably heard about Boom Boom, our new giant South African rhino, who was destined to be shot as a trophy at a Texas canned game hunt in November. Through the efforts of both Marc Ecko of *ecko unltd. and Out of Africa Wildlife Park, his life has been saved and our lives have been enriched. Ten days after arriving at Out of Africa from his long semi-truck trip between the Catskill Mountains in New York and the Mingus Mountains in Arizona, we transferred our handsome white rhino into his new permanent home. It took from 10 am to 4:55 pm - 7 hours! Boom Boom’s new habitat is six and a half acres of gently rolling desert terrain, two “rhino ready” mud wallows, native trees and shrubbery, and a rustic sand-colored, concrete-and-beam heated house that we’ve dubbed the “Rhino Resort.” Visitors often see him strolling
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around his new digs, exploring his African-like domain, getting accustomed to all the extra space, enjoying his favorite sunbathing spots and his king-sized dining table. His appetite is substantial - about a hundred pounds of hay and grain a day. He often comes when he hears one of his new friends call his name. He saunters over, rhino-style, for hugs and massage, and scratching around his ears and other baby-soft places between the folds of his skin. Boom Boom’s like a cross between a big puppy and a pot-bellied pig - only super-sized. As he approaches, an interesting impression comes to us. He’s a giant, sensitive, heavenly, child-like spirit who’s come to live and share his presence with us. When you visit next time, you’ll feel his charisma for yourself.
“Where the Past Meets the Present and Comes Alive” Home of Montezuma's Castle and Out of Africa CAMP VERDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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59th Annual Gold Rush Days Western Fun “Out Wickenburg Way!” Founded 59 years ago by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, this event celebrates the town’s origins as a gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. This year Gold Rush Days will be celebrated from Feb. 9-11, 2007. On Thursday, Feb. 8th and Friday, Feb. 9th, you’ll find a western concert at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, where “The Sons of the Pioneers” will perform. The official event kick off is Friday, Feb. 9th on historic Frontier Street with the 10 am. The main festival area in historic downtown - with over 200 arts/ crafts exhibitors, a family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, photo exhibit and gold panning - runs daily from 9-5, with the carnival running throughout the evening. The Classy Classics car show is held on Friday only from 10-3. The always hilarious Wickenburg Desert Stagers produce an old fashioned melodrama held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7 pm nightly throughout the celebration. The parade on Saturday is one of the largest in Arizona, with over 100 entries including 1,000 horses, classic
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800-942-5242 www.wickenburgchamber.com Rodeo & dance tickets in the Phoenix area: www.ticketweb.com autos, floats, marching bands, and youth groups participating. The parade theme this year is “Happy Trails!” Special Saturday activities include the Beard Contest, Western Barbecue, and the first performance of the Senior Professional Rodeo held at 2 pm at the Everett Bowman Arena off Constellation Road, just one mile east of the downtown area. The Saturday night Gold Rush Days Rodeo Dance features music by Phoenix-based Western Electric Band. The daily activities along with the rodeo continue on Sunday. Special day events include the Young Life Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 am and traditional Mining events - the Mucking & Drilling Contest at 10 am and the Arizona Gold Panning Championship at 1 pm ... contestants in both events compete for money and prizes. This annual celebration is one of the signature heritage events for Wickenburg. You won’t want to miss it!
For a Grand Day Out... 59th Annual
Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg February 8th-11th, 2007
Aim Florence’s way for “One Straight Shootin’ Home Tour” on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 from 9 am to 4 pm. The 22nd Annual Tour of Historic Florence highlights architectural styles from the earliest Sonoran adobes to American bungalow structures as well as the town’s rich western history. Visitors can also check out the weekly farmers’ market, an antique and collectible sale, the Rotary Club Book Sale and living history demonstrations. The Pinal County Historical Museum will host a Chautauqua on John P. Clum. Clum was an Indian agent
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Tour Historic Florence - Feb. 10
Experience the “Real West” during this celebration of Wickenburg’s Ranching and Mining Heritage.
Tour of Historic Florence
Parade on Saturday at 10am, Arts & Crafts Exhibitors,
Featuring 13 historic buildings from Florence’s rowdy territorial days!
2-day Senior Pro Rodeo, Free Stage Entertainment, Gold Panning, Melodrama, Family Carnival, and Much More!
For more information, contact
928-684-5479 or online at: www.wickenburgchamber.com Rodeo & Dance tickets available from t i c k e t w e b . c o m
$12 Adult ($10 Advance) Children under 18 Free Saturday February 10 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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who published the first newspaper in Florence in 1879. He moved his operation to Tucson and later to Tombstone, establishing the Tombstone Epitaph. The museum’s presentation will involve a portrayal of Clum during the years when he lived in Arizona. The self-guided tour begins at the Florence Visitor Center, 291 N. Bailey St. Admission for adults is $10 in advance or $12 on tour day; children under 18 years are free.
February 23, 24, & 25, 2007
3-DAY RODEO Saturday Parade • Large Carnival BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Two Entertainment Stages • 100+ Vendors Rated One of the Best Weekend Events in the State! For more information:
It’s a Gourdin’ Opportunity!
It’s Funbelievably Grande!
Wuertz Farm’s 4th Annual Gourd Festival Feb. 2-4
Non-Stop Entertainment in Casa Grande
and Car & Bike Show Jan. 20-21. Also coming up are the Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival, "The Running of the Gourds," at the Pinal County Fairgrounds, Fri. through Sun. Feb. 2-4, and the exhilarating 40th Annual O'Odham Tash Indian Days Celebration, Fri. through Mon., Feb. 16 - 19. And let's not forget Country Thunder, headliners from the country music scene in concert, scheduled for Wed. through Sat. Apr. 12 - 15, in Florence. In addition to these and the rest of the uniquely entertaining events scheduled throughout the year, Casa Grande offers beautiful area golf courses, restaurants, museums and incredible shopping. Take a leap from an airplane or in a wind tunnel, or just watch -- at the international skydiving facilities in Eloy, Skydive Arizona and Skyventure Arizona! Whether you're seeking fun, exciting events or a place that feels like a family reunion with more fun and less work, you'll find it all in Casa Grande.
Apache Gold Casino Resort Gaming, Golf, Good Food and More . . . PR OF IL
Let the games begin! Apache Gold Casino Resort has 500 video and reel slot machines with $5, $1, quarter, nickel and penny slots, and state-ofthe-art progressives like multi-video poker and Wheel of Fortune. The casino includes a poker room with 7-Card Stud, Texas Hold-Em, and Omaha. Test your luck at our 270seat live Bingo room and $50,000 Multi-Race Keno. Or try your hand at Blackjack any day of the week. Apache Gold’s Best Western Hotel offers 146 well-appointed rooms with king and queen size beds and cable TV, as well as Jacuzzi suites. If golf is your game, you’ll enjoy the Apache Stronghold Golf Course. This dramatic, par 72 championship course was rated by Golfweek as the top public course in Arizona in 2005 and most recently rated by Golfweek as one of the Best 21 Casino courses in the nation at number 14! Designed by award-winning architect Tom Doak, Apache Stronghold is both spectacular and challenging. For your dining pleasure, the Apache Grill Restaurant serves delectable dishes and the Wickiup Buffet offers an enticing feast, both prepared by our award winning chefs. After an exciting day, relax with a cocktail at our Cabaret Lounge and enjoy live enter-
Info: 1-800-APACHE-8 www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com
tainment in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays. With the Apache Gold Fun Bus, getting here is a breeze. We have regularly scheduled pick-up locations in Phoenix, Tucson and Casa Grande. If you have an RV, our full-service RV Park has everything you need, from utility hook-ups to a convenience store. Apache Gold is located in San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Hwy 70.
BESH•BA•GOWAH ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN 14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe
Over the last decade or two, as gourds have really come into their own, innumerable puns have evolved that are almost as clever as gourd projects themselves. Sayings like: Have a gourd day, gourdgeous, for the love of gourd, gourdian angel, for gourdness sake, and on and on... This tweaking of the English language is not unlike what gourd gurus do to gourds of their choosing. While the material remains the same, the perceptions an artist can invoke are limitless! Wuertz Farm’s Gourd Festival is not just for seasoned “gourders.” In fact, the three-day schedule of awesome displays, activities, competitions, live entertainment, culinary temptations, and thousands of dried gourds... guarantees no one will be bored outta their gourd! This year over 100 artists and vendors are slated to participate. Forty reserved classes, from beginning to advanced, will be in session the entire weekend in Building #1. The Arizona Gourd Society’s Judged Show fills Building #2 with works of art from across the country, while the rafters of Building #4
Greater Casa Grande C of C: 800-916-1515 www.casagrandechamber.org
No, chili may not cure what ails you, but it can definitely spice up your outlook-put our theory to the test at the 29th Arizona State Open Chili Championship, Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Show in Casa Grande, Sat. March 3! Chili cooks from throughout Arizona will work their tasty, fiery magic and compete for chili awards at Ed Hooper Park, at the intersection of Rodeo Road and Pinal Avenue (Hwy. 387). Other scrumptious food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment, a classic car show, and a motorcycle show while you bask in our friendly, hometown charm. The same weekend offers both the 49th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane Fly-In at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Fri. and Sat. March 2 - 3, and the LeGrande Tour XX Bicycle Challenge with three different distances on Sat., March 3. If you're looking for something a little sooner, try the Annual Fiddlers Bluegrass Jamboree at the Pinal County Fairgrounds Jan. 5 through 7 and the Historic Downtown Street Fair
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will ring with cheers as aspiring racers vie for top honors in the Grande 500 Mini Gourdster Race. New to the festival this year is the Deep Water Sailing “Regourda,” where gourd vessels float across the sparkling fish pond for cash prizes and braggin’ rights. It’s also the first year for the Kids Make and Take Tent, where “kids” of all ages are given a hands-on introduction to gourd crafting. No festival would be complete without superb musical talent like Los Primos (Latin singers) and Timeless Melodies (country and oldies) plus the beauty and charm of the Birds of Paradise Hula Dancers. If you can find time to eat, gourd yerself on the tastily prepared food or take home something fresh from the Farmer’s Market. Festival hours: Fri-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3. Admission: $5, kids 12 & under free. RV Parking. Rain or shine. Most activities indoors. You are gourdially invited to attend!
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Winter Beauty in Rim Country
Unspoiled Forest and Champagne in a Hot Tub
Explore the Ancient Cultures of Rim Country
squirrel scolding your audacity from astride a pine limb. Winter is snow, too. Each flake is a guarantee that life will spring forth eternal. Every flake is also the beginning of a snowball, grease for a sled and part of the white backdrop to photograph your family. If you are a child, our snowflakes are calorie-free tongue treats that ensure perfect childhood memories. Your winter experience might require a crackling fire and a book in a rustic lodge, champagne in a hot tub under the stars or a delicious meal with friends. Perhaps you would rather have a commercial camp spot in a recreational vehicle campground. We have all of that and much, much more. The perfect time to see the Mogollon Rim, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, the Zane Grey Cabin Replica in Green Valley Park, and the communities of Star Valley, Christopher Creek, Pine, Strawberry and Payson is now. Call the Visitor Center or log on to the website.
THINGS TO DO IN RIM COUNTRY 6. Rim Country Museum/No. Gila County Historical Society Logging, mining, ranching and ancient history exhibits, Zane Grey memorabilia, gift shop. Oldest western Forest Service Ranger Station and 1905 Haught Cabin. 928-474-3483
3. Mazatzal Casino Tonto Apache Reservation Slots, gaming activities, food, entertainment. 1-800-777-play(7529) 4. Historic Main Street Historic buildings, antiques, shopping, walking tour, restaurants. 928-468-6074 5. Museum of Rim Country Archaeology Tools of archaeology, artifacts of Rim Country Risser Ranch ruins and Q Ranch, seminars and tours. 928-468-1128
regarding the exhibits. Additionally, this facility has a full classroom for seminars, field study programs and formal instruction. An important consideration to support the classroom is the professional quality laboratory, which is utilized by students, avocational archaeologists and professional archaeological companies. Museum hours are Noon-4 pm, ThursSun. Admission is by donation. MRCA is located at 510 W. Main St. in Payson.
Rim Country is an Easy Drive from Everywhere There was a time when “the Beeline” was little more than a single-lane, rutted wagon trail that connected Arizona Rim Country with Phoenix. A trip to the cool, pine-scented “Rim” was an arduous, day-long affair. Today, the Beeline, more commonly known as Arizona 87, is a modern, fourlane divided highway that has won several major environmental excellence design awards. The 90-minute drive from Phoenix, Scottsdale and other Valley of the Sun cities is one of unrivaled and ever-changing magnificence featuring spectacular rock outcroppings and panoramic vistas. As you travel north, stands of saguaro cactus give way to snow-capped peaks in the winter months. Nearing Payson, you will notice the magnificent Mazatzal Mountains form-
8. Shoofly Village ruins Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 9. Tonto Natural Bridge State Park World's largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails, ADA view points. 928-476-4202
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ing the western horizon of Arizona Rim Country. The word “Mazatzal” is Apache for “rugged” or “rough”. As you might expect, the “Heart of Arizona” is centrally located in the geographical center of the state. They say Arizona Rim Country is 90 miles from everywhere, and indeed it is 93 miles from the city amenities of Phoenix, 98 miles from Prescott, 91 miles from Flagstaff, 86 miles from the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, and 90 miles from Show Low. No matter where your home base is located, it’s an easy, short, and beautiful drive to Payson, Pine, Strawberry, and Christopher Creek. Come up and enjoy the magic of these Winter Wonderland communities!
Dog Friendly Rim Country Try the Payson Off-Leash Park Payson, and the communities of Pine, Strawberry, Star Valley and Christopher Creek, are very “animal friendly.” Besides having thousands of elk, deer, javelina, and birds of all types - they just love dogs. There are about a dozen hotels, motels and rustic lodges in Arizona Rim Country that look forward to meeting the housing needs of travelers and their dogs. As we all know, our pets are just like our children. Don’t they deserve the best, too? The Town of Payson has created a IM E
2. Zane Grey Cabin Replica This famous cabin, prior to its destruction in the Dude Fire, attracted worldwide Zane Grey fans. Now reconstructed in meticulous detail, located in Green Valley Park. 928-474-3483
7. Rumsey Park Dog exercise park, Payson public library. 928-474-5242 ext. 268
Rim Country Chamber 800-672-9766
1. Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce/Visitor/Information Center Open 7 days a week - brochures, maps directions, area info. 1-800-672-9766
The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology (MRCA) is highly unique to Arizona and the Southwest. MRCA presents a substantial museum display floor and a gift shop. The museum proper presents exhibits on the history and current applications of archaeology and a full focus on the ancient cultures of the Rim Country from trade routes to ceremony. The tour of the museum is presented by “Ao,” a unique fictional character from 1150 AD who offers the patron a “whole different attitude” of our early culture. Docents are available to answer questions
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Up here in Arizona Rim Country, there is a beauty to winter that is rather hard to convey. Lacking the youthful tree buds of spring, the towering thunderheads of a pending summer shower and the vibrant kaleidoscope of autumn’s breeze-blown leaves, winter speaks softly and always in muted tones. The snap and crackle beneath the traveler’s footfalls of a few months earlier have given way to winter’s muffled ambiance. Views that were obscured by individual leaves and matted foliage are now easily observable. To the casual explorer, it is as though Mother Nature has pulled open the drape and is begging you to silently enter her primordial forest. Even in winter, the undulating landscape is full of wildlife. A far-distant family of coyotes may be heard singing in unmetered harmony. If you are quiet and willing to wait, the photogenic elk and deer are everywhere and quite easy to observe. If you talk and ruin the moment, the best you will see will be winter-coated rabbits thumping towards hidden burrows or a beautiful gray
10. Antique shops galore! Call or visit the chamber for a map with locations. 800-672-9766 11. Pine Walking Tour Self-guided tour of historic Pine, antiques, gift stores. 928-476-3547, 1-800-672-9766 12. Pine-Strawberry Museum and Visitor/Information Center Artifacts of area. 928-476-3547
special place where dogs and their owners can exercise and play together. Called the Payson Off-Leash Park, the 1.6-acre property is located in Rumsey Park. The off-leash park has become so loved that it is now a “destination” for tourists and travelers alike. One couple ended up spending four nights in Payson because their Schnauzer was having such a good time!
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New Location for Kruse Auction Collector Cars at State Fairgrounds Jan. 26-28 DO N' TH T MI IS! SS
Kruse will host its 36th annual collector car auction at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on January 26, 27, and 28 with two rings of exciting action held indoors with a sprawling 200 acres of newly paved asphalt. Dean Kruse, President of Kruse International, stated, “This new site offers a great downtown location to our customers.” With ample space for trucks to load and unload, parking areas, nearby hotels, and easy Interstate highway access, Kruse brings a fresh atmosphere to their event. The company boasts the largest customer base in the industry and holds over 40 events around the globe each year. Each car entered benefits from an international marketing campaign and a website that boasts over 250,000 hits
per day. Some of the spectacular cars to be featured in the auction include: a 1968 Dodge Coronet Hemi Hardtop, valued at over $1.5 million; a 1968 Mustang Shelby 500KR, a 1953 Buick Super Series 50 Convertible, a 1930 Stutz MA Cabriolet, a 1937 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster, as well has hundreds of other muscle cars, sports cars, classics, and special interest vehicles. In all, 700 collector cars are expected to be up for grabs during this Grand Finale weekend of the January events. Kruse welcomes a wide variety of makes and models at their event and prides itself in offering the best customer service in the industry.
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If you haven’t visited Gilbert’s Heritage Downtown, you’ll want to stop by to find out what all the excitement is about. Our sleepy little downtown is getting a facelift, and all the new businesses downtown have added a feeling of excitement and anticipation for the future. Stop by for one of the Hale Center Theatre’s live musical performances in their unique “theatre in the round.” A list of plays can be found at www.haletheatrearizona.com. Looking for a tasty bite to eat while walking through the shops downtown? Check out Joe’s Real BBQ, Euro
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Café, Farmhouse Restaurant, and newly opened Oreganos. GrainBelt GrillHouse will be opening in January so there are plenty of choices to please your taste buds. Norwood Furniture and Country Manor offer a variety of furniture and accessories for your homes and gifts for friends. It won’t be long and our historic water tower will have a new facelift, and the park underneath the tower will be a wonderful meeting place to bring the family to enjoy some outdoor entertainment. The Town is working on a beautiful park along the canal area that will offer some wonderful water features and walking paths. In addition, the downtown will see new streetlights, pedestrian walkways and a new streetscape incorporating tree lined paths. We hope you’ll stop by soon and visit our historic downtown!
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Horses... Shopping... Lots of Fun
Two Square Miles Packed with Experiences
52nd Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Feb 16-25
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premier destination for shopping for everything from Western wear to Native American crafts to antiques to contemporary art. One “must have” are the Cosanti wind bells made just a few miles away at the Cosanti Foundation. Check out the wares in Old Town, the Marshall Way Contemporary Arts District, the Main Street Arts & Antiques District and the Fifth Avenue Shopping District. Thursday night ArtWalks take place downtown throughout the year at 7 pm featuring receptions, entertainment & exhibitions. Don’t miss the special ArtWalk held on Saturday, Jan. 13 in conjunction with P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon (held Jan. 14). Mark your calendar for Feb. 16-18 when the Scottsdale 5th Avenue Fine Art & Wine Festival in Old Town hosts over 100 world class artists plus wine-tasting and live entertainment 10 am-5 pm. Admission is $2. Don't miss the Scottsdale Downtown experience!
It's Not Just Any Car Auction... It's the Barrett-Jackson Experience AN AUT D M OS OR E
Barrett-Jackson gears up for the World's Greatest Collector Car Events™ from January 15-21, 2007 at West World of Scottsdale. More than 1,200 of the finest automobiles imaginable will cross the auction block in front of a live, national television audience (SPEED™ TV). A Rock 'n' Roll auction, fashion shows, high-end shopping and The Garage, a new entertainment venue, round out this week-long lifestyle event.
Discounted tickets are available on Family Value Day (Martin Luther King Day) and Happy Auction Hours gets you in for just $5 after 5:00 pm on Tuesday (1/16) and Wednesday (1/17). Bidder packages are still available for $500 and include an event credential for bidder and guest, access to bidder bar, two invitations to the Opening Night Gala and prime parking. For more information visit our website.
Each year, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draws more than 2,200 of the world's finest Arabian and half-Arabian horses for 10 days of thrilling competition in pursuit of the coveted “Scottsdale Champion” title. These magnificent animals and their owners gather from around the world to compete for more than $1,000,000 in prizes in more than 620 colorful classes. The 52nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place at the City of Scottsdale’s WestWorld, February 16-25, 2007. The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show routinely attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. The event features more than 300 vendors and trade booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art to boots, saddles and gifts. Guests also can stroll the luxurious, exotically decorated stabling areas in which the horses are housed. PL A CO N TO ME
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More than 500 shops, galleries, restaurants, clubs and pubs are located within the two square miles of Scottsdale Downtown. Walk or ride the free trolley between shopping districts, public artworks, and historic landmarks. Bring a camera to document your visit! The Robert Indiana “LOVE” sculpture located in the Civic Center Mall and the Bob Parks Horse Fountain located on Fifth Avenue and Marshall Way are two of the most photographed public artworks. Visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for a complete list of public art and enjoy the fountains, gardens and art located in the Civic Center Mall. Downtown Scottsdale is the oldest shopping district still in existence in the state of Arizona. The city was founded in 1888 when Winfield Scott purchased land next to the Arizona Canal. The Little Red Schoolhouse built in 1909 (7333 Scottsdale Mall) currently serves as an office for the Scottsdale Historical Society where you can pick up information on Scottsdale’s early town buildings. Scottsdale’s Downtown is always a
Each year the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. Some that have benefited from recent shows include the March of Dimes, Cox Charities and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Club members estimate that, over the years, more than 100 charities have benefited substantially from the event. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is a must-see event that is perfect for the whole family. Join us in Scottsdale this February and watch these magnificent horses compete! The horse show runs each day from 8 am-5 pm with evening performances Friday and Saturday from 6-9 pm. General admission is $10, senior citizens are $7, children under 12 are free.
Exploring Scottsdale Museums Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West World famous Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the 1930s and was constantly expanded and modified by the architect until his death in 1959. 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. 480-860-2700
African American Multicultural Museum Offers an extensive variety of exhibits and programs featuring art, historical items, speakers, and artists. 617 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-314-4400 Heard Museum North A branch location of the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum, the Heard Museum North presents two exhibitions annually. 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-488-9817
House of Broadcasting, Inc. (Radio & Television Memorabilia) Walk back in time with Arizona's radio and television legends. This museum offers a compendium of personalities and paraphernalia from this dynamic broadcast industry. 7150 E. Fifth Ave. 602-944-1997
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Come see over 2,200 of the world’s most beautiful Arabian horses compete for the coveted title of Scottsdale Champion. Browse through the two, big-top tents which host over 300 Commercial Exhibitors from around the world. View their showcases of art, jewelry, clothing, every equine related item imaginable and take time to enjoy a wide variety of food! TICKETS to the Scottsdale Show can be purchased through TICKETMASTER Tel: 480-784-4444 The 2007 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit the following Charities: Cox Charities, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes. If you are interested in visiting a local Arabian farm, go to our website for listings.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com
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Snowbird Special Events
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by Christopher Bradbury The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) will host two great events in Arizona this February - the Canadian Snowbird Celebration at the Mesa Convention Center on Tuesday, February 13 and the CSA Winter Information Meeting at the Yuma Civic and Convention Center on Friday, February 16. The Canadian Snowbird Celebration is a full day of entertainment starting at 10:00 in the morning and concluding at 4:00 pm. The event will showcase the entertainment of Celtic Balladeer - Tom Leadbeater, Piano Virtuoso - John Bressler, the World’s Greatest Story Teller - Gordie Tapp, and Sing Along Sensation - Catherine McKinnon. Parking for the event is free and lunch will be available in the courtyard at noon. There are no reservations required for this event; however, it is recommended that you arrive early to ensure you get a great seat. The CSA’s Winter Information Meeting at the Yuma Civic and Convention Centre begins at 1:00 pm and will also feature the entertainment of
Tom Leadbeater and John Bressler. Both of these great entertainers have been well received by snowbirds all over North America. This meeting does take a somewhat different approach to dealing with the current issues that effect snowbirds. The Winter Information Meeting begins with presentations by the President of the CSA, Mr. Gerry Brissenden, and Medipac Travel Insurance Chief Medical Director, Dr. Robert MacMillan. The floor is then opened up to our guests who have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel and bring matters of current interest to snowbirds to the attention of the Directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Winter Information Meetings are held all over the United States every winter and are quite possibly the most important events that snowbirds will attend all year. Admission for all Canadian Snowbird Association special events is free and, as always, members are encouraged to bring their friends out to join the association and take part in an enjoyable day.
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By any measure, the Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world. The canyon is a sacred place to Native Americans living nearby, and it has inspired awe in all visitors since Europeans rediscovered it. Its images have fueled the imaginations and challenged the talents of writers, photographers and artists since they first encountered the canyon. Starting November 18, the Mesa Southwest Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of some of the greatest artists who ever tackled the Grand Canyon as their subject: Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926), one of America’s greatest landscape painters; Gunnar Widforss (1879 - 1934); Carl Oscar Borg (1879 1947) and E.I. Couse (1866 - 1936), who sometimes placed Native Americans in their images of the canyon; Louis Akin (1868 - 1913); Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971), celebrated as one of America’s greatest printmakers; and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950), who brought a Japanese aesthetic to his work at the canyon. These are just some of the artists and images you will experience in this feast for the eyes. EX H
Park of the Canals See evidence of a canal system developed 2,000 years ago by the ancient Hohokam civilization. The Brinton Desert Botanical Garden, located within the park, features hundreds of different varieties of cacti, trees and shrubs. 1710 N. Horne. 480-827-4700
Presented by the Canadian Snowbird Association
Arizona Museum for Youth Child oriented fine arts center featuring art exhibits and unique handson art activities. Voted one of the nation’s best children’s museums by USA Today. 35 N. Robson St. 480-644-2467
Commemorative Air Force Museum Home of "Sentimental Journey," the most authentically restored WWII B-17 flying today. Other authentic warplanes of the era are also on display along with exhibit memorabilia. Warbird rides available. Falcon Field Airport. 480-924-1940
Apache Trail Adventures await on Route 88! Among the attractions: Apache Greyhound Park, Mining Camp Restaurant and Trading Post, Goldfield Ghost Town, Superstition Mountain Museum, Barleens Arizona Opry Dinner Show, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Tortilla Flat, The Dolly Steamboat. 800-283-6372
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Mesa Southwest Museum 480-644-2230 Grand Canyon Grandeur: Early Paintings and Prints from the Hays Collection opens November 18 through March 18, 2007, featuring over 40 images by 19 superb artists.
FREE SNOWBIRD SHOW
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007 Mesa Convention Center • 10 am - 4 pm 263 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
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Imperial Date Gardens A Fascinating and Delicious Crop To Order:
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by Charlis McVey Did you know that the date is one of the oldest cultured tree crops? Records show that it was cultivated more than 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Date trees were introduced to the western hemisphere by Spanish missionaries, who planted the seeds around the missions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many varieties were imported in the following years, but the most significant of these was the Medjool date. The Medjool originates in Morocco and was introduced into the U.S. in 1927. Offshoots of these original trees were planted in the Bard Valley in California, the premier Medjool date growing region in the world. Imperial Date Gardens has become a leader in Medjool date production. The owner Isabel Nunez and his family take great pride in their product and give close personal attention to its quality. Date palms, with male pollen producing flowers and female fruit producing flowers on separate trees, require hand pollination. Thinning, care and harvesting of the fruit is also done by hand as is the sorting and drying. The Medjool is the “Cadillac” of dates, the largest, meatiest and most flavorful variety. They contain no cholesterol, almost no fat or sodium and
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are rich in potassium, iron and fiber. Medjools possess energy in the form of invert sugars, perfect for those who cannot tolerate sucrose in their diet. Imperial Date Garden Medjools are completely natural with absolutely no pesticides or preservatives. Where can you get these fabulous dates? Winter visitors and locals can find them in the retail shop in Bard. Luckily the rest of us can buy them through the Imperial Date Gardens’mail order company. They package dates of different sizes and weights and also specially processed in various ways: walnut or pecan stuffed dates, chocolate covered dates, raw date sugar, date butter - great for making shakes - and gift baskets, just to give you some examples. Imperial Date Gardens is expanding their operations into the Yuma area, gradually planting 2,000 acres of trees on the sandy Yuma Mesa. The trees there grow quickly and produce good quality fruit. We can all look forward to having even more wonderful Medjools to enjoy! The Imperial Date Gardens shop is located on 1517 York Rd, Bard.
Veterans Memorial Chili Cookoff Bullhead City Event is Largest in NW Arizona Info:
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On Feb. 17-18 the Arizona Veterans Memorial Inc. will host the 8th Annual Chili Cookoff weekend with over $2,400 in prize money. This 2-day event will be the largest chili cookoff in the Northwest Arizona. It will include chili, salsa, arm wrestling, Karaoke, classic car show and youth competition. For $3.00 visitors will have the opportunity to taste chili and salsa from around the West. Chili teams from Texas, Alaska, California and Kansas have expressed interest in competing in the event. The cookoff will be held at Bullhead City's Rotary Park on the Colorado River. Entry is FREE. Gates open from 10 am to dusk both days. There will be
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a vendor court with food, crafts, and other merchandise. Budweiser beer will also be available. Two stages will provide live music and entertainment all day. The public is invited to attend the Chili Cookoff party and Calcutta auction at Lazy Harry's Bar & Grill on Friday night at 7 pm to help kick off the event. There will be free snacks available prior to the auction. Call for information for cookers, vendors, arm wrestling & Karaoke contestants, and sponsorship of the 2-day event.
Gift Shop • Mail Order Send for Free Brochure: P.O. Box 100, Bard, CA 92222 1517 York Rd City Rd S-24
Directions: Winterhaven Exit Off I-8 West. On S-24 North 10 minutes. From Interstate Hwy Just Across Colorado River Bridge.
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Presented by The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee
Feb. 3rd, 2007 • 6:30 to 9:00pm Powerhouse Visitor Center
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tener-oriented approach. In addition to music and discussions of current events, KLPZ’s morning show with Keith and Juanita and the afternoon show with John Wright feature lively interaction with callers, including games with listeners. Fridays are even dubbed ‘You Call It Friday’, and callers can choose what prizes they want to play for. KLPZ is anything but traditional!
Getaway to Great Entertainment BlueWater Resort & Casino is the perfect getaway. Located just 3 miles north on Hwy 95 from Parker, the resort’s 200 rooms all feature a spectacular view of the river. There are six great dining options, indoor water park, miniature golf, video arcade and great gaming. Adjacent to the Casino, an air conditioned 4-Plex Theater shows the latest movies. And on top of all that, BlueWater hosts an incredible variety of events and concerts. Take out your nice new calendar and make your plans for a visit to BlueWater! Coming up on Jan. 6 is the Parker "250" - "Dual in the Desert" for motorcycles and quads. On Feb. 2-4, the “BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425- The Legend Lives On” presents buggy and truck racing at its best. The course is a 140-mile loop raced three times with Shea Road, Osbroune Wash
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by Rachel Jones Set your radio dial to 1380 AM to get a taste of what this slogan is all about. Parker, Arizona’s KLPZ radio offers something a little different from traditional programming. Manager and owner Keith Learn describes KLPZ as “country and a little more.” And as Keith says, “You never know what the ‘little more’ is going to bring you.” If you’re tired of typical news radio, KLPZ presents a light-hearted and lisPR OF ILE
Parker, Arizona is the perfect spot for your winter travel. With over 30 RV Parks, Resorts and Campgrounds along the beautiful Colorado River and our mild winter climate, we have everything you need for your winter get-a-way. Some of the events during the season include the January Rock & Gem Shows in Quartzsite and our Annual Line Dance Mania, the February Potpourri at Western Park, and the March Bluegrass Festival at La Paz County Park. There are also many activities at our Senior Center and our beautiful BlueWater Resort and Casino. So when in Parker, please stop by the Tourist Information Center for all your travel needs. The Tourist Center and Chamber of Commerce are located at
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and The Python open for spectators. Elvis fans will want to mark Jan. 13 on their calendar! That’s when BlueWater presents DON ROSE and “A Tribute to the King in Blue Hawaii” with the Blue Hawaiian Dancers. Don's stage charisma and strong voice have been compared to the real Elvis. There will be two shows; book now for $10 tickets or $15 day of show. Other events to note: Sunday Feb. 4 - the BIG GAME on the BIG SCREEN. The Super Sunday Party begins at 3 pm and includes your favorite game type food, giveaways and drink specials ! Wednesday Feb. 14th - Valentine’s Day concert by "Rain" A Tribute to the Beatles.
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Parker 250- “A Duel in the Desert”
Valentine's Day concert by "Rain" a Beatles Tribute
Don Rose and “A Tribute to the King in Blue Hawaii” with the Blue Hawaiian Dancers
Inaugural “Dam to Dam BlueWater Big Bass Classic” Bass Tournament
Roy Clark in concert
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"It's Chili in Quartzsite"
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ing to have a dedicated area for hunting and fishing outfitters in 2007 to compliment our growing number of tourism related exhibits from all over the USA, Canada and Mexico." The "BIG TENT" is located 1/2 mile South of Interstate 10 on State Hwy 95 and features the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Jan. 20-28 with several hundred new and used RV's on display and over a dozen service bays.
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A kaleidoscope of Mexican colors, flavors and fun will be drenching the air in Yuma at the Mexicali, Los Algodones and San Felipe Expo 2007. Dancing its way from noon to 4:30 pm on Jan. 21, the Expo features a real Mexican fiesta at the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 Desert Hill Drive... barely north of the border â€” with plenty of information on how to go south. An array of travel packages will
So Warm Your Taste Buds this February Quartzsite, AZ is again hosting the 4th annual "'It's Chili in Quartzsite" chili cook-off and State Salsa Championship on February 24, 2007. This delectable and funfilled event has been sponsored by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) organization for the past three years and gets bigger and better each year. Chili cooks from all over the country come to Quartzsite to compete with some local entries for the best tasting chili, and for the past two years they have also competed for the State Salsa Championship. The chili cook-off and salsa championship are sanctioned events where the winners can use their points to go on to other competitions all over the country. This year, the cook-off will be held at Tyson Wells Showground. Anyone who loves chili and salsa can get their tasting cups at noon and sample all the goodies S
Yuma Civic Center 928-373-5040 Mexicali Tourism & Convention Bureau 800-COTUCO 2 be offered with destinations like San Felipe, Mexicali and Los Algodones. See for yourself why these have become the hottest tourist destinations. Enjoy dance groups, ranchero singer, door prizes, and all the tourism information you'll need for a successful trip.
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One of Quartzsiteâ€™s major winter landmarks over the past 20+ years has been the big tent housing three events produced by The Quartzsite Shows. By far the largest structure in town, the "BIG TENT" got bigger. The promoters added 40,000 sq. feet of inside exhibit space in 2006 and will be returning to town with the "BIGGER, BIG TENT" in 2007, covering almost two acres of carpeting under canvas. Promoter Kenny King explains, "We added about 40% more exhibit space in 2006 and widened the aisles. We're hop-
while the judges make their decisions. The public judges people's choice chili, while the competition for CASI entrants gets judged by a panel in blind taste testing. As well as the competition, there will be a big raffle and entertainment by two great country and western bands--Jerry Mullins and Friends and the Stillwaters Band. There will be lots of fun, great music, wonderful prizes to be won, and some of the best chili and salsa you will ever taste! So, come on down to Quartzsite, AZ., and join in the fun--located at the crossroads of Hwy 10 and Hwy 95 between Phoenix and Los Angeles. All entries are welcome to come and experience this exciting event. For entry information please contact the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is invited when "It's Chili in Quartzsite!"
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The Quartzsite Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show by Cate Mueller The 41st annual Quartzsite Improvement Association Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show is Wed. through Sun., January 24 - 28 , 2007. Show hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily. Come early and wear comfortable shoes! The Pow Wow is a celebration of all things rock, gem and mineral. Rockhound vendors and shoppers flock from around the world to sell and seek treasure - from raw stones to fine finished jewelry. There are more than 400 booths on the nine acre QIA showgrounds. Displays include the latest in rockhound equipment; sphere-polishing machines, automatic gold panners, jewelry making supplies; and the resulting beautifully crafted jewelry. Look for gemstones, geodes, gold, silver, sapphires, turquoise, opals and more in their natural state and in jewelry. Demonstrations include silver smithing, wire wrapping, gemstone carving, chain making, beading, flint knapping and gold panning. SU RE
sounded to the desert people) came from his native Syria during the mid-1850s with North African camels ordered by the U.S. Army. The Army hoped that camels would make excellent beasts of burden in this desert country, and Hi Jolly was hired as the chief camel driver. But the camels were not compatible with the Army’s mules, and the entire plan was junked in 1864. Hi Jolly kept a few animals and tried to operate a freighting business between Colorado River port cities and the mining camps to the east, but his plan, like the Army’s, did not work out. In 1868, Hi Jolly turned his last camel loose near Gila Bend, Ariz. and went to work prospecting and scouting on the side for the government. He died in 1902. The grave of Hadjii Ali is located approx. one mile west on Business Loop 10 from the intersection of SR 95 and B-10. You will find a large pyramid made of stones from the area and topped by a copper camel.
There is a scattering of old landmarks around Quartzsite, but one of the big attractions is the grave of Hadji Ali (Hi Jolly), the Arab camel driver. In 1935, the Governor of Arizona dedicated the pyramid that marks his gravesite. Hi Jolly (that is how the foreign name
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Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem & Mineral Club hosts rockhound field trips daily. Hunt for agates, jasper, birds-
desert roses and fossils. Admission, parking and shuttle service around the Pow Wow are free. QIA volunteers serve three hot cafeteria-style meals daily. Vendors wearing Pow Wow name tags can use the quick-serve line Join us: The QIA needs at least 300 volunteers to help make the Pow Wow a success. Volunteer cooks, food service, maintenance, sanitation, security positions are all available. Come to pancake supper Wednesdays at 5 pm and see what the fun’s all about. Vendors: there are a few outside spaces available, starting at $63.00 for the five days. The QIA requires merchandise must be at least 75% gem and mineral related. Sign up ASAP!
Come join the fun and experience the many "facets" of rock hounding at the QIA, 235 E. Ironwood, one block south of Main Street between Ironwood and Mesquite.
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The American Traveling Tribute Quartzsite, Arizona Jan. 24th to Feb. 18th, 2007
January 24-28, 2007 Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Jewelry & Related Hobbies FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING CAFETERIA OPEN EVERY DAY
More than 400 dealers of quality gems, minerals and jewelery from around the world
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is an exhibit that pays tribute to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 4/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is its visual centerpiece, standing 8 feet high at the apex and spanning 370 feet!
• Lapidary Equipment & Supplies • Demonstrations • Gold Panning • Spheres • Silver • Gold • Turquoise • Opals • Findings • Metal Detecting • Obsidian Knapping • Cabochons • Rough Rock • Slabs • Wire Wrap Supplies • Beads • and much more! Rockhound field trips daily with Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem & Mineral Club QUARTZSITE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION 235 E. Ironwood Street • P.O. Box 881 • Quartzsite, AZ 85346
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22nd Annual Winterfest
25th Silver Anniversary Home Show
Signature Event in Lake Havasu City, Feb. 10-11
Biggest Ever Presented in Havasu, Feb. 16-18
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ties for kids. Other displays include an exhibit from the Lake Havasu Marine Association, art from the recently opened Silver Dawn Indian Arts and food samples for the grand opening of Schlotzsky’s Deli.
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One of the returning vendors, the Havasu Stitchers Association, rents space to answer questions about comfort quilts made for law enforcement and injured people. Another local vendor is an authorized dealer for Lip Sense and rents space to display a line of skin care products that are not available in the stores. Krueger said opening ceremonies will led by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard at 10 on Saturday morning. There will also be several strolling street performers playing to the mingling crowds. The Havasu Idol contest will be held in the morning and will be open to youth in grades K-12. The Pearl Bailey Showmobile will be set up in the midway near Pima Wash where youngsters will perform various stints on stage and there will be chairs set up theater-style to watch. Winterfest is sponsored by the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Lake Havasu City and supported by local businesses.
New Events for Havasu A rodeo circuit new to Lake Havasu City is making a stop here in January. The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association has an event planned for the rodeo arena at SARA Park Jan. 27 & 28. All members are at least 40 years of age, but don’t expect this to be old guys trying to recapture their youth. As they say, there are no rocking chairs for this outfit. This rodeo has all the same favorite events of other rodeos, from calf roping and saddle bronc riding to bare bronc and even bull riding and many more. Women’s events include ladies’ barrel race, ribbon roping and ladies breakaway roping. Another inaugural event is the sidewalk sale on Jan. 14, hosted by the Lake Havasu City Mainstreet Association. Taking place on McCulloch Boulevard between Smoketree and Acoma, the sale will bring retailers out on the sidewalks with special deals and products for the public. Dubbed the Community Jubilee on Mainstreet, there will be attractions for the entire family from a bake sale to a large art exhibit and games and activi-
If you are looking for the perfect accessories, furniture or appliances to complete your home’s décor, then be sure to visit the 25th Annual Home Show on February 16-18. The Home Show is sponsored by the Colorado River Building Industry Association (C.R.B.I.A.). Admission is FREE! There will be a huge variety of products and services to help organize, enhance, and complement your living space and lifestyle. The Home Show will once again be held at Lake Havasu High School. In addition to the two large exhibition halls and outside spaces, a 6,400 sq. ft. tent has been added. There will be many more vendors than in previous years and acres of space to show off the growing number of products and displays of personal services that add to this great event. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Our Lifestyles for 25 Years.” The C.R.B.I.A. focuses its energies and attention on the ever increasing needs of the community and its young people. “Progress can only be made with the teamwork of our community and its citizens,” says Bud Schulz, Executive Director of the C.R.B.I.A. In addition to the regular vendors and service booths, there is a food and entertainment court. The C.R.B.I.A. host booth has numerous raffles going on every 30 minutes or so. Tickets are TH IS
Lake Havasu City will be shutting down Main Street (upper McCulloch Blvd.) to enjoy one of its most significant events of the winter season on the weekend of Feb. 10-11. Winterfest 2007 will be celebrated with live musical entertainment, over 400 vendor booths, great food and lots of activities for the entire family. It is estimated that 40,000 visitors and locals will enjoy the mile-long string of tents that run from Smoketree Avenue to aSaturday and Sunday. Winterfest is sponsored by the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce and according to CEO and president, Lisa Krueger, is a signature event for the city. “This is the 22nd annual Winterfest and it has just continued to grow in size every year,” said Krueger. Vendors will be bringing all kinds of items to Winterfest to give it the diversity it has become so well known for. There will be clothing, yard art, jewelry, crafts, wood and leather works, sports equipment, agency and organization information and children’s activities. Krueger said they have sold out of booth space in the last few years.
$1 each or 6 for $5. There will also be two free, large give-aways drawn on Sunday afternoon. You don’t need to be present for any of the drawings; however, you do need to be able to come and pick up your prize at the show if you win. The Association was established in 1974 and its members cover every area of building from banks and finance institutions to subcontractors, building material suppliers, low-voltage installers, stained glass & mosaics, equipment rental and much more. Their membership directory has over 150 different classifications with over 325 members. Location: Lake Havasu High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd., Lake Havasu City. Hours: Fri. 4-7:30 pm, Sat. 9 am5 pm and Sun. 9 am-3 pm. Please attend so that you may find everything you need and/or want for your home while supporting an organization totally dedicated to the survival of healthy community progress.
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“Enhancing Our Lives For 25 Years” February 16th-18th, 2007 Silver Anniversary Presentation
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Location: Back of the school in the TWO Gymnasiums.
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Special features and displays plus two outdoor areas & food court.
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The Inn at San Ignacio
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Recreation Destination: Golf, Birding and More The Inn at San Ignacio offers the finest accommodations in beautiful Green Valley, Arizona. Adjacent to the San Ignacio Golf Club, many of the Inn’s luxury villa suites offer great views of the Santa Rita Mountains and the 18hole San Ignacio golf course. The resort features 44 large condo rooms (1,000 square feet each) and 44 oversized hotel rooms. Close by are the world famous birding hotspots of Madera Canyon, Arivaca Cienega and the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Add history, art, shopping and more birding at nearby Tubac and Tumacacori. Then relax in the Jacuzzi, swim in the pool... it is the perfect place for a family vacation! The Inn at San Ignacio also hosts golf, bird watching, and business groups of all sizes. The San Ignacio Golf Course along with its sister course, Canoa Hills G.C., are considered by many to be two of Arizona's best golf courses. James Green, who owns Green Mountain Hotel Group, operates the Inn and points to his many return customers as to why some consider the town and these golf courses
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“the best little golf secret in Arizona.” In addition to 36 holes of championship golf, San Ignacio also has an excellent restaurant called the Coyote Grill. The grill serves superb breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff at the golf course and the grill are outstanding and also handle tournaments, golf groups, banquets and parties. The Inn at San Ignacio offers Arizona's Best Golf Packages with 12 Southern Arizona golf courses including San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Torres Blancas and the beautiful new Canoa Ranch Golf Club. Three of these golf courses are less than a two minute drive from the Inn. The majority of the Inn's golfing guests and groups consider these three golf courses to be three of Arizona's best. Registered guests can reserve tee times up to six months in advance and get reduced golf rates. For a vacation that offers the best of fun and relaxation in a spectacular recreational setting, visit Green Valley and stay at the Inn of San Ignacio.
GREEN VALLEY AREA ATTRACTIONS Titan Missile Museum 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd. (I-19 exit 69) Descend into Titan II ICBM Site 5717, the only publicly accessible missile complex in the world. Hours: daily 9-4 (last tour at 4p), closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. Reservations suggested. 520-625-7736
Madera Canyon Coronado National Forest (I-19 exit 63) The lush riparian habitat is home to a vast number of insects and mammals while 230 species of birds have been spotted here. Hiking & bicycle trails and picnic facilities available. Day use 6a-10p, overnight camping also available. 520-281-2296
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Eye-to-Eye with a Butterfly
Surprises on the Spanish Trail
Magical Exhibit at Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucsonâ€™s Trail Ride
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caterpillars in butterfly farms in tropical parts of the world. When the caterpillars change into the pupa or resting stage, they are carefully counted, labeled, and packed. In the pupa stage of the butterfly life cycle, no food is required so they can survive the two or three day trip to Tucson. Butterfly Magic is open from 10 am â€“ 3 pm. Admission to the exhibit includes entry to the Gardens and is $9 for adults (ages 13+), $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger are free. Members pay $3 and membersâ€™ children $2. Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson.
MORE THINGS TO DO AROUND TUCSON Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Situated in the midst of the Sonoran Desert; living exhibits include more than 1,300 types of plants, 300 kinds of animals. Open daily, year-round. 2021 N. Kinney Rd., 520-883-2702 Colossal Cave Mountain Park 2,000-acre park, Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, museum, trail rides, picnicking. Open daily. 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, 520-647-7275
Old Tucson Studios Famous movie location and working studio open to the public. Wild West entertainment, restaurants, shopping, trail rides. Open daily. 201 S. Kinney Rd., 520-883-0100 Mission San Xavier del Bac One of the finest examples of mission architecture in U.S. Gift shop. Services held. Nearby are fry bread vendors and more arts & crafts shops. 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., 520-294-2624
by R.D. Phares Tired of trying to convince your non-Arizona relatives that the Sonoran desert is a vibrant, lush land teeming with life? Or do you need to reconnect with that idea yourself? In that case, allow Spanish Trail Outfitters to demonstrate the true beauty of the Arizona desert from a traditional southwestern perspective; that is, from horseback. â€œOur trails offer a unique opportunity to view the bio-diversity of the Sonoran Desert,â€? says Nancy Gray, proprietor of the operation. â€œRiders uncover the secrets of this distinctive and diverse desert region, cross streams, experience the cooling shade of a mesquite woodland, climb onto a desert plateau and mix with giant saguaro cactus and other native vegetation.â€? Guests donâ€™t usually expect to ride through water in the desert. But that is just one of many surprises in store for those moseying along with one of the Outfitterâ€™s experienced, informative and entertaining wranglers. â€œPeople remark on how they were shocked about how lush the desert is,â€? Gray testifies. Guests are also introduced to village sites of the ancient Hohokam civilization, which PR OF ILE
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mysteriously disappeared around 1400. Spanish Trail Outfitters has been providing horseback tours since 1992. The owners, Nancy & Richard Gray, have been in the same location by the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area since their opening. â€œBecause we border the Sabino Canyon Recreation area and the Coronado National Forest, we see a lot of wild animals,â€? says Nancy. â€œWe see lots of deer, some bobcats, a lot of coyotes, hawks, and occasionally a fox. Thereâ€™s Gila monsters, desert tortoises.â€? You get the idea. And so will your friends who donâ€™t believe the desert could be home to so much flora and fauna. You may also wish to hang out at the â€œShinbone Town Site,â€? which is perfect for parties or group meetings, small or large. The site depicts a western ghost town. Spanish Trail Outfitters provides guided trail rides that last one hour, one and a half hours or two hours. Itâ€™s important to note that, â€œWe are a Girl Scout and Boy Scout approved stable for horsemanship badges and are the stables for the Fenster Ranch Camp,â€? says Nancy. â€œThat tends to reassure parents that our horses our good with kids.â€? Spanish Trail also provides horse boarding, riding lessons and hosts horse clinics. Spanish Trail Outfitters provides great opportunities to learn about Tucsonâ€™s natural surroundings and to get a taste of the Old West.
Tucson Old West Round-Up
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the FBI had failed to do. When captured, Dillinger simply muttered, â€œWell, Iâ€™ll be damned.â€? Over 70 years later, the capture of Public Enemy No. 1 by Tucson Police is a source of pride for Tucsonans. The celebration of Dillinger Days is not a glorification of a criminal, but an acknowledgment of good police work and a fete of the era. Re-enactments of the gangâ€™s arrival and capture will take place outside of the Hotel Congress on January 20, 2007. The event also features â€™30s music, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, along with antique dealers and vintage cars, lectures at Rialto Theatre, walking tours and films at the Fox Theatre. The main stage will feature KXCI DJs Kidd Squid and Al Perry spinning era tunes, along with â€œstudioâ€? guests Joe Bourne (30s jazz tunes), Pearl Handled Pistol (moody, nostalgic, folk jazz), Last Call Girls (traditional country/bluegrass), with other special appearances. Participants are encouraged to dress in their â€™30s best and be â€œextrasâ€? in the reenactments.
The Old West returns to the Old Pueblo! Collectors of Old West Americana will gather at the Tucson Convention Center Jan. 12 through 14 at the Round-up Productions â€œTucson Old West Round-Upâ€?. Dealers in Old West Americana from all across the nation will bring spurs, bits, saddles, Civil War items, antique firearms and knives. Indian rugs, beadwork, jewelry, baskets, western dishes, Hollywood Cowboy items, books, toys, Vaquero collectibles, Cowgirl items and so much more will be on sale. If youâ€™re a seasoned collector or novice, love to decorate â€œWesternâ€? or just an Old West enthusiast, don't miss this show! The show will be held in the Tucson Convention Center, North Exhibit Hall. SE GRE LEC AT T IO N
In January 1934, John Dillinger and his gang were internationally infamous and were the focus of a nation-wide hunt. After robbing over $200,000 from banks, breaking out of jail twice and killing three police officers, the Old Pueblo seemed like the perfect locale to lay low. The gang would have bet dollars to donuts theyâ€™d be safe in a small western town whose population didnâ€™t top 35,000. The seven-member crew had converged on Tucson and quickly found a house to rent near the UofA. The abode, however, was not ready for move-in and the lot decided to stay at Hotel Congress - under aliases, of course. When a fire broke out in the basement of the hotel on January 22, it spread to the third floor through the elevator shaft. The gang managed to escape, sans their â€œluggageâ€? that contained booty and firearms. A $12 tip to a couple of Tucson Firefighters got them their loot back, but their faces were now on the radar. The firefighters subsequently saw the gangâ€™s pictures in True Detective magazine and tipped off Tucson Police. In the space of five hours, without firing a single shot, Tucson Police did what the combined forces of several states and
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showcased including watercolors, oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, music, gourds, photography, leather, glass, clothing and wood. Nationally-recognized Native American artist Amado Peña designed this year's commemorative festival poster and will be in attendance to sign posters. Located south of Tucson at Exit 34 on I-19, Tubac is a haven for art, history and nature lovers. For more information, contact the Tubac Chamber of Commerce.
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The 15th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering takes place February 2-3-4 at the Buena Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista, AZ. The Gathering is one of southeastern Arizona’s premier events and was named an official Arizona Treasure by the Governor of this great State. Our theme this year is “Cowboys and Vaqueros”. The time is 1867. It was a time of growth and expansion, a mixture of cultures and life styles. The Cowboy and the Vaqueros were here. We hope you will join us again as we share this tale of our times. Sierra Vista resides in The Land of Legends, a remarkable high desert environ where Tombstone, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns, Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, and Douglas (the gateway to Mexico) all await you. If you’ve never attended a cowboy poetry and music festival, do yourself a big favor and enjoy this one first. You’ll be hooked for a long time to come. This year we had 23 schools participate in our poetry and music contest and over 2,000 student poems were submitted. The top 9 student winners will be performing on stage and all of our winners perform on Saturday at 10 am. Come see what our young people are doing with Cowboy Poetry and Music! The 15th Annual Gathering is also
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a mini-reunion and will bring several artists back who have not been here in a while. The Desert Sons and Royce Hodge are featured while many others are back for our Youth Poetry School presentations and the Saturday performances. We also have several performers who have not made a stage appearance before - Joni Harms, Andy Nelson, Sam DeLeeuw, TJ Casey, Call of the West, Joyce Woodson and Les Buffham. In all, more than 70 poets and musicians will entertain. Free sessions on Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Three headline shows Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. Tickets on sale at our Website or by phone. Sierra Vista also offers a wide range of accommodations and restaurants. For more details on the area, go to www.visitsierravista.com.
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DAY 4 Head south on Hwy 95 towards Yuma. On the way, stop in Parker to visit the Colorado River Indian Reservation Tribal
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Algodones, which is a quaint Mexican village with cultural events, activities and shops filled with many treasures. For those needing pharmaceuticals, prices are very reasonable. In the evening dine in one of the charming Mexican restaurants.
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Discover Los Algodones Mexican Delight Just West of Yuma Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be something to dread. In fact, it can become a shopping, dancing and dining extravaganza if your dentist happens to be in Los Algodones, Mexico. Even if you don’t need a dentist, there are other reasons to check out Los Algodones. Best known for its inexpensive prescriptions and medical care, Los Algodones is also making a name for itself as a tourist Mecca. An easy 10 miles west of Yuma on Interstate 8, Los Algodones is Arizona’s friendly neighbor, with warm winter weather, colorful culture and abundance of tourist attractions — right on the street. Winter is a time for street parties, complete with free food, drinks and margaritas coupled with colorful mariachi musicians and folkloric dancers. About 14,000 folks live in this town, which is located near the four corners of Arizona, California, Sonora and Baja California, but thousands are learning to visit each year, especially early in the new year. The heavy tourist season is helped by bilingual police officers, who can help with directions, concerns, security and answer questions — like where to find exquisite shopping. Not that you have to look far. “This is where (visitors) are able to find everything at hand at a better price than their hometown,” said Ramón González, municipal delegate of Algodones. La Mina, The Mine, at Plaza Alvaro Avenue B, is a treasure trove of jewels and gems imported from Taxco. The folks at The Mine are so intent on pleasing their customers they say if you don’t see what you want in their massive selection, they’ll make it for you. More jewels can be found at La Paloma De Plata Curios, 168 Third St., who
DAY 3 Waking up in Lake Havasu City you have a plethora of options available for your day today! You may rent a boat and lounge or fish on the lake or take a guided boat tour past the famous London Bridge. You may shop and sightsee at the English Village. There are also four-wheel adventure tours into the rugged and historic areas outside of the city. Tonight, overnight in Lake Havasu City once again.
Museum or the riverfront Blue-Water Resort and Casino. There is also a golf course right along the river. Once in Yuma you may wish to visit the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, which abounds with wildlife such as bobcats, coyotes and more than 250 species of birds. Dine in historic downtown, perhaps visit one of the area’s two casinos. Overnight in Yuma.
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DAY 2 This morning enjoy breakfast in Bullhead City and then head to the Colorado River Museum (open Tues-Sun, 10-4). This facility highlights early life along the Colorado and features displays on Mohave Indian life, mining and steamboats. In the afternoon take a taxi boat across the river
to the gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada. After trying your luck at one of the many casinos, grab a bite to eat and head south on Hwy 95 for about an hour, where you will then be in Lake Havasu City. Overnight in Lake Havasu City.
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DAY 1 Lake Mead was essentially created by the massive Hoover Dam. This morning tour the 726 foot high structure. The self-paced Discovery Tour will take you deep within the concrete dam. After your tour, enjoy the afternoon on the largest man made lake in the country. Take your pick from a variety of watersports, from water skiing to diving. Or simply relax on the water on a houseboat. Later this evening, travel south on Hwy. 93, then west on Hwy. 68 to Bullhead City, where you will then spend the night.
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specialize in jewels for the home. From delicate blown glass to heavy-duty metal wall and yard sculptures, the items — and prices — at La Paloma are sure to add beauty to any budget. Beauty is also on the agenda with a trek to Curios Frida, on the corner of Calz Saratoga and Avenue B. More gorgeous items — from jewelry to pottery — are offered at low prices. All this shopping, of course, will build up quite an appetite. Not surprisingly, two festive Mexican restaurants will fill the bill with seafood and authentic fare. Live music delights your dining at both Pueblo Viejo Restaurant, on Mariano Ma Lee next to the U.S. Customs exit, and El Racherito Restaurant, at the Plaza Gisela on Avenue A. Of course, Los Algodones also has the medical care. Half a dozen pharmacies compete for the lowest prices in town, including Cotton, with three locations and the promise to beat out the price of any competitor. Doctors, dentists, opticians and more are found all around town for high quality service at incredibly low prices. Los Algodones offers the latest technology, like that available in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Mexicali, according to Francisco Navarrete, honorary president of the Algodones tourist bureau. Navarrete said the best professionals in the Mexicali Valley flock to work in the thriving tourist town of Los Algodones. Navarrete reminds tourists the U.S. Port of Entry at Andrade, Calif., is closed from 10 pm to 6 am. Between those hours, entry back into the United States needs to be done at San Luis Rio Colorado or Mexicali.
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FEB 17-18 BULLHEAD CITY 8th Annual Veterans Chili Cookoff & Festival
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FEB 10-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY 22nd Annual Winterfest
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JAN 12-FEB 4 QUARTZSITE The Main Event
JAN 13-14 YUMA Gathering of the Gunfighters
JAN 13-14 YUMA Old Time Fiddlers Contest
JAN 19-21 CAREFREE Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
JAN 26-28 PHOENIX Kruse International Collector Car Auction & Expo
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American Indian & Southwestern Art Show JAN 26-28 YUMA On January 26-28, 2007 at the Yuma Civic Center, we will present one of the largest traveling galleries of Southwestern American Indian art. There will be over 30 cases of both sterling silver and gold jewelry and eighty to a hundred carved Kachinas, plus hundreds of pieces of framed art originals, prints, pottery and woven textiles. We carry work by some of the most recognized and award winning Indian artists in the country, such as Maria Martinez, Joseph Lonewolf, Glendora Daubs, Sandra Victorino, Diane Lewis, Joe Ben Jr., Jimmy Abeita, Sammy Myerson. Silver and Lapidary artists include Carl and Irene Clark, Bruce Hodgins, Phil Poseyesva, Tom Jim, Peterson Johnson, Charlene Reano, Steve La Rance. Fri. & Sat. 11-9, Sun. 11-7. Free adm. 928-699-1914
Festival of Fine Art at Anthem JAN 12-14 ANTHEM A vibrant showcase of visual, performing, and culinary arts will take place during the “Festival of Fine Art at Anthem” at Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, (I-17, exit 229) on Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14. The festival features a juried art show, showcasing over 70 award-winning artists, and 13 Arizona performing arts companies, including Ballet Arizona, Great Arizona Puppet Theater, Arizona Opera, AZ Dance Group, and Meadowlark with a special event performance by Arizona Broadway Theatre. Festival hours are: Friday from noon until 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. General admission is $3; Children 12 and under - Free. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of the North Valley. 623-680-5815 www.NorthValleyFineArts.com
17th Annual High Noon Western Americana Antique Show & Auction JAN 20-21 PHOENIX 17th Annual High Noon Western Americana Weekend Celebration: The Nation’s largest Cowboy, Indian and Western Art Antique SHOW & AUCTION will appeal to all collectors interested in fine western art, bits, boots, spurs, advertising, saloon, Indian rugs & beadwork, charro, vaquero, historical firearms, historic & silver saddles, Hollywood cowboy, western books & photography. The SHOW will be held at Phoenix Civic Plaza with 200 national exhibitors of western & Indian artifacts and fine western art. Hours are Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9:30-4, $10/day, $15 weekend. The AUCTION will be held at the Hyatt Regency Civic Plaza on Sat. at 5 pm with 400+ lots of historic and important western & Indian artifacts and fine western art. 310-202-9010 email@example.com www.highnoon.com
JAN 1-FEB 28 QUARTZSITE Desert Gardens Annual International Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Desert Gardens - more than 100 dealers, 9a-6p, General Adm and Parking Free. 928-927-6361 JAN 5-7 CASA GRANDE Holiday Inn 520-426-3500 21st Annual Fiddler & Bluegrass Jamboree, Arts & Crafts Bazaar & Car Show Pinal County Fairgrounds - Music, arts & crafts, car show, RV’s on display, food vendors, a wide variety of live entertainment has been scheduled, 9a-5p, $4, under 12 free. 520-723-5242 JAN 5-7 MESA 35th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show Mesa Community College, 1833 W Southern Ave - 80+ dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals & lapidary materials, kids’ activities, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 480-814-9086, www.flaggshow.info JAN 5-14 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Largest show of its kind, vendors with gems, rocks, minerals, jewelry, silver & goldsmithing, lapidary tools, equipment & supplies, free adm. 928-927-6364
JAN 14 TUCSON Family Arts Festival La Placita Village, TCC Courtyard & El Presidio Park - 6 stages, theater, dance, music, arts & science, film, crafts & food, exhibits, interactive kids’ activities, 11a-5p, free adm. 520-624-0595 x10
JAN 26-28 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Craft Show Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Hours are Fri. & Sat. 9-5, Sun 9-4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222
JAN 15-21 SCOTTSDALE Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event WestWorld - Largest, most prestigious classic car auction, over 1,100 autos, 8a-10p. Buy tickets early for best deals! Info @ 480-421-6694, www.barrett-jackson.com
JAN 27 SUPERIOR Australia Day Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Paul Taylor, Aussie folklorist, with stories, poems & music. Also a class on the didjeridoo 9-11a, must pre-regis $35. Festival 11-3, open 8-5, $7.50/$3. 520-689-2811
JAN 19-20 CAVE CREEK Antique Appraisal Day Cave Creek Museum - Sean Morton returns; anecdotal descriptions, histories and approximate values of those whatsits, precious heirlooms,10a-4p. $15/item. 480-488-2764 JAN 19-21 YUMA 9th Annual Lettuce Days Old Main St - “Winter Lettuce Capital of the World.” Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, farm equip & agricultural displays, lettuce box car derby, more. Fr & Sa 10-5, Su 10-3, free adm. 928-782-5712 Clarion Suites 1-866-SEE-YUMA
JAN 6 QUARTZSITE Hi Jolly Daze Kick-Off Parade & Festivities Parade begins at noon, entertainment & food follows. The theme for this year is “Fun in the Sun.” 928-927-5600
JAN 19-21 CAREFREE 14th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine & microbrew tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine or beer glass), live entertainment, 10a-5p, Fr free, Sa/Su $2. 480-837-5637
JAN 11-14 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival Sandhill cranes, hawks, sparrows & more; Playa geology, bats, astronomy, working ranch visit; incl’s tours, seminars, trade show, banquet. Reserve early! 800-200-2272
JAN 19-21 GLOBE 50th Annual Gila County Gem & Mineral Show Gila County Fairgrounds - Precious and semi-precious gems and minerals, vendors from around the country, adults $2 donation. Fr & Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 928-812-0561
JAN 12-14 CHANDLER Italian-American Festival Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Boce ball for beginners and champs, Italian music & food, wine, gifts & prizes. 480-792-6927
JAN 19-28 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama SW Corner of I-10 & Hwy 95 - 25-Acre outdoor spectacular with unbelievable variety of gems, rocks, arts, crafts, hoddies, jewelry, antiques, coins, lapidary tools, great food! Free! 928-927-6364
JAN 12-14 TUCSON Tucson Old West Round-up Tucson Convention Center, North Exhibit Hall - Sale of Cowboy, Indian, Old West antiques and collectibles. Hundreds of dealers. Fr 3-6p, Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p, adm $10. Tickets: 520-791-4266, Info: 406-834-3603 JAN 12-14 ANTHEM Festival of Fine Art at Anthem Anthem Community Center, I-17, exit 229 - Top quality visual & performing arts festival w/ works by 70+ AZ artists for everyone’s taste & budget. Jazz, cabaret, opera, dance, musical theater, more. Food, wine avail. Fr Noon-5, Sa & Su 10-5, adm $3, under 12 free. 623-680-5815 JAN 12-FEB 4 QUARTZSITE The Main Event I-10, Milepost 17 - 100’s of dealers in minerals, gems, jewelry, antiques; Hit and Miss Antique Engine Show, food vendors, daily drawings at 1p for $250 worth of prizes, more activities TBA. Dawn to dusk, free adm. 928-927-5213 JAN 13 CHANDLER 12th Annual Multicultural Festival Best Western Inn and Suites 480-814-8600 Chandler Public Library, 22 S Delaware St - Multi-cultural dance performances, visual arts, music, children’s activities, food from around the world, 11a-4p, free. 480-782-2665 JAN 13 TUBAC Tubac Home Tour Tubac Center of the Arts - benefit/ pick up map here, tour some of Tubac’s loveliest residences, 10a-4p, $25. Buy tickets in adv or same day. 520-398-2371 JAN 13-14 YUMA 9th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters Territorial Prison State Historic Park – Skit competition with 16 different old west reenactment groups, Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-2:30p, $5 for adults 13 & under free. 928-783-4771 JAN 13-14 LITCHFIELD PARK 15th Annual Invitational Native American Arts Festival Across from Wigwam Resort - 200+ Native American artisans, dancers, musicians including contemporary group Brule, demos, food, 10a-5p, $8/ $5 juniors/ 10 & under free. 623-935-6384
JAN 20 TUCSON Dillinger Day Historic Hotel Congress - Celebrates Tucson capture of John Dillinger and his gang. Street closed for vintage cars, entertainment, arts & crafts, food, tours, lectures, 9a-6p, free. 520-547-3338 JAN 20 WICKENBURG Robsons 15th Annual Celebration & Car Show Arizona Mining World - Annual car show is teamed with celebration for double the fun, call for admission and times. 928-685-2609 JAN 20-21 PHOENIX 17th Annual High Noon’s Western Americana Show & Auction Phoenix Civic Plaza - 250+ dealers, spurs, chaps, saddles, textiles, photos, western art, Sa 9a-4:30p, Su 9:30a -4p $10 day, $15 wkend. Auction @ Hyatt Regency, Sa 5p. 310202-9010 www.highnoon.com JAN 20-21 CASA GRANDE 7th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show Florence St & Florence Blvd - A wide variety of upscale arts & crafts, live music, food, cars & motorcycles. Free adm. 520-836-8744 or www.cgmainstreet.org JAN 20-28 QUARTZSITE 24th Annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - The nation’s largest consumer-attended RV Show, new & used RVs, new products, demos & more, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. RV service avail. 714-377-7940, www.quartzsitervshow.com JAN 24-28 QUARTZSITE 41st Annual Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show Pow Wow Building - The largest operating display of lapidary equipment in the country, over 300 dealers displaying, buying & selling, 8a-7p, free adm & parking. 928-927-6325 JAN 25-28 SACATON Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo Gila River Indian Community, I-10 exit 175, head east 5 miles - Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, Pow Wow, BBQ, parade, carnival, arts/crafts, games & sports, battle of the bands, 55+ $4, 13-54 yrs $6, 6-12 $4, free 5 under. 520-562-6087
JAN 13-14 YUMA 31st Annual Old Time Fiddlers Contest Yuma Park & Swap, 4000 S. 4th Ave. Jam sessions Fr., Sa. 7-10p, public welcome. Contest Sa., Su., 10a, join us for some great fiddlin’. Info 928-317-1439, Kworthen_01@msn.com
JAN 25-28 SAN CARLOS US Team Roping Championship Apache Gold Casino Pavilion - 3000 teams compete. 928-475-7800
JAN 13-14 SURPRISE Fine Art & Craft Show Sun City Grand Activities Center, 19726 N Remington Dr (PALM COURT) - Hours are Sat. 9 - 5 and Sun. 9 - 4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222
JAN 26-28 YUMA American Indian & Southwestern Art Show Civic Center - Annual show and sale of Indian and southwestern arts, crafts and jewlery. Fr, Sa 11-9, Su 11-7, free adm. 928-699-1914
JAN 14 OATMAN The Great Oatman Parade and Bed Races Main Street - Parade of funny nightwear, Chamber Pot Band, auction, contests, teams push a bed down Hwy 66 & back. Bitter Creek Gunfighters perform, free. 928-768-6222
JAN 26-28 PHOENIX Kruse International Collector Car Auction & Show Az State Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd - 36th year, some 700 muscle cars, sports cars, classics & special interest vehicles, auctions daily 10a. Adm: $10 adults, $5 kids12 & under. 800-968-4444, www.kruse.com
JAN 27-28 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - Presents wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 520-284-9627 JAN 27-FEB 11 TUCSON American Indian Exposition Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Stone & Drachman Native American arts & crafts,10a-5p Su-Th, 10a-6p Fr-Sa. Free adm. 520-622-4900 JAN 28 PINETOP Sunrise Park Resort Presents Winter Games 2007 Sunrise Park Resort, 20 mi E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260 - Dog sled races. 928-368-6724 JAN 31-FEB 2 HOLBROOK 49th Hashknife Pony Express Holbrook PO - Hashknife Sheriff's Posse rides out Wed. 8a on 200-mile reenactment relay ride delivering mail to Scottsdale PO at noon on Fri. Come watch, send mail! 928-524-4155 JAN 31-FEB 4 QUARTZSITE 10th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - 100s of vendors, crafts, Native American art, custom clothing, jewelry, home products, gems, demos, food, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 714-377-7940, www.quartzsitervshow.com
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ARTISTS Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals Downtown Carefree
Jan 19-21, March 2-4
Scottsdale Fine Art
& Chocolate Festival Scottsdale Pavilions
February 9 - 11
Scottsdale 5th Avenue
Fine Art & Wine Old Town Scottsdale
February 16 - 18
Fine Art & Wine Affaire Avenue of the Fountains
March 23 - 25 480-837-5637
STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 29 18th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale FEB. 17-18 MESA
FEB 1-4 PARKER 33rd Spring GFWC-AZ Parker Woman’s Civic Club Potpourri Western Park on Riverside Dr - Large craft show & swap meet, food vendors, round-the-clock security, 8a-5p, free adm. 928-667-2109
FEB 7-11 TUBAC 48th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts Longest running art festival in AZ - Art & craft booths, music & food from all over the country. Celebrated Native American artist Amado Pena will sign official poster he designed, 10a-5p, free. 520-398-2704, www.tubacaz.com
FEB 1-27 TOMBSTONE Annual Quilt Show & Sale Tombstone Art Gallery - Quilts, quilt tops & small articles for show/sale, free adm, 9:30a-4:30p. Free classes Tu, We & Th, 9:30a-12p. Pre-Show: 520-457-3476; Show: 520457-2380
FEB 8-11 WICKENBURG 59th Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo Celebrate town’s ranching & mining heritage, Sr pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dance, arts/crafts, entertainment, BBQ. Fr: classic car show, Sa: parade, Sa & Su: rodeo, Su: mucking & drilling contest. 800-942-5242, www.wickenburgchamber.com
FEB 1-28 GLOBE Pieces of Friendship XVII - Quilt Show Cobre Valley Center for the Arts - Quilts from all of southern Gila County and surrounding communities! MonSat 10a-5p, Sun noon-4p. 800-804-5623 FEB 2 TUCSON Family Astro: Moon Mission Nat’l Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 N Cherry Ave Explores our nearest celestial neighbor through hands-on activities, $12/$10, 6:30-8:30p, reserv. req’d. 520-3188440 FEB 2-4 SIERRA VISTA 15th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Buena Performing Art Center - Headliner shows Fri & Sat evenings & Sun matinee. Free simultaneous thematic shows Sat 10a-5p. Info only: 520-249-2511; Artists, stage shows, tickets: www.cowboypoets.com FEB 2-4 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 “The Legend Lives On” An array of trucks and buggies will race off road, finishing at Bluewater Resort & Casino. Call the Best in the Desert for more info: 702-457-5775 FEB 2-4 CASA GRANDE 4th Annual Wuertz Farm Family Gourd Festival Pinal Co Fair Grounds - Judged gourd show, 100+ gourd artists & vendors, mini gourdster race, sailing “Regourda”, food, live music, farmers market, Fr-Sa 9-5, Su 10-3. Adm: $5, 12 & under free. 520-723-4432, www.wuertzfarm.com FEB 2-11 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Artisans sell unbelievable variety of their own handcrafted works, food, free adm. 928-927-6364 FEB 3 WELLTON Pioneer Day Parade & Fiesta Westside and Butterfield Parks - Parade at 10a, BBQ, games, arts and crafts, golf tournament, entertainment and carnival, 10a-3p, free adm. 928-785-3348 FEB 3-4 QUARTZSITE 9th Annual Rock & Roll Classic Car Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - Hundreds of vehicles, custom cars, hot rods, street rods, muscle and classic cars, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 714-377-7940, www.quartzsitervshow.com FEB 3-4 BUCKEYE Helzapoppin Senior Pro Rodeo Rodeo Grounds - Mutton Bustin’ 1p & rodeo 2p. $6 adults, $3 kids. Sa night DARE benefit Dinner/Auction, $10. 623386-2727 FEB 3-4 PHOENIX 17th Annual Hoop Dance World Championship Heard Museum - Native hoop dancers from US & Canada compete for cash prizes/title; 50 hoops by some competitors! Traditional Fry-bread. 9:30a-5p. Adm $3 youth-$10 general. 602-252-8848
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GOURD FESTIVAL “Running of the Gourds” February 2-3-4, 2007 FRI - SAT: 9-5 • SUN: 10-3 ADM: $5 • Kids Free Featuring... 100 Artists & Vendors, AZGS Judged Show, Reserved Classes, Kids Make and Take It Tent, Mini Gourdster Races, Non-Stop Live Music & Entertainment, Farmer’s Market, Great Food, Thousands of Dried Gourds for Sale, and more! RV Parking. Rain or Shine - It’s Indoors!
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FEB 8-11 TUCSON Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Tucson Convention Ctr - Theme “Australia - Minerals from Down Under,” azurite, malachite, cuprite, opal, agate & more. 300+ dealers of jewelry, minerals, fossils, etc, door prizes, kids’ activities. Silent auction Sa eve. Th-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5. Adm: $7, 14 & under free w/adult. www. tgms.org; 520-322-5773 FEB 9-11 YUMA 62nd Annual Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo & Parade Yuma Co. Fairgrounds - Parade (downtown) Sa 8:30a; Rodeo Performances: Fr 1p, Sa 1p & 6p, Su 1p. Gen adm $10, $8 adv, box seats avail. 928-344-5451 or 928-9194969 FEB 9-11 SCOTTSDALE 16th Annual Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival Scottsdale Pavilions - Juried show of 150+ artists & chocolate from 15+ chocolatiers; Live Entertainment. $2 adm, 10a-5p. 480-837-5637 FEB 9-11 TUCSON Desert Diamond Casino Arts & Crafts Festival I-19, Pima Mine Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from throughout the southwest, continuous entertainment, food, jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, etc., 10a-5p. FEB 9-14 CHANDLER Days of Wine and Roses Festival Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - 9th-11th & the 14th, live music, free Champagne tasting, rose w/meal, great French-style food, fine wine, gifts & prizes. 14th is winemaker’s dinner w/ two seatings 5:30 & 7:30p, reserv. req’d. 480-792-6927 FEB 10 COTTONWOOD Arts & Crafts American Style Clemenceau School Auditorium - Crafts from all over AZ, statewide artists & artisans display/sell their art work. Benefits Clemenceau Heritage Museum. 9a-4p, $1 donation. 928-772-1024 FEB 10 FLORENCE Tour of Historic Florence Visit homes on the Nat’l Historic Register, also farmers market, antique & collectible sale. Free shuttle, 9a-4p, $10 advance, $12 day of, 18 & under free. Tickets at Chamber. 800-437-9433 FEB 10-11 SAFFORD 28th Annual Eastern AZ Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest Graham County Fairgrounds - Arizona fiddlers jam, dance & compete for over $4000. Dance Sa. night. RV parking, dump station. $4, under 12 free w/adult. 928-428-3413 FEB 10-11 GLENDALE Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N 59th Ave - Classic & antique tractors, gas engines, raffles, hay rides, kids’ events, silent auction, parade 1p, food, historic homes, 9a-4p, $5 adults. 623-435-3955 FEB 10-11 PHOENIX 51st Annual VNSA Used Book Sale State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building - 600,000+ books. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sa 8a-6p, Su 8a-4p, free adm. 602-265-6805. www.vnsabooksale.org FEB 10-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY 22nd Annual Winterfest McCulloch Blvd (between Acoma & Smoketree) - Outdoor festival w/250+ vendors featuring arts & crafts, business sevices, live entertainment, children’s activities, great food, 10-5, free adm. 928-855-4115
FEB 10-11 CAMP VERDE 7th Annual Pecan, Wine & Antique Festival Community Center, Main St. - Locally grown pecans for taste/sale, pecan bake-off, hayrides, wine tasting from premier wineries, jazz, 40+ antique booths & more! Sa 9-5, Su 10-4. 928-567-0535 FEB 10-11 FLAGSTAFF 1st Annual Flagstaff Winter Art Festival Timberline Place, 4343 E Soliere Ave - Affordable fine art paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery & much more by the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff. Refreshments, entertainment, free adm & parking, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928- 556-1487 FEB 10-APR 1 APACHE JUNCTION AZ Renaissance Festival US Hwy 60 - Sat’s, Sun’s & Presidents’ Day Mon: 100’s of costumed participants entertain & educate. Music, theater, comedy, food, drink, crafts, games, jousting. Gate: Adults $20, 5-12 $8, under 5 free, 10a-6p. 520-463-2700; Buy tickets online: www.renfestinfo.com FEB 13 MESA Canadian Snowbird Celebration Mesa Convention Center, 201 N, Center St. Entertainment, valuable information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 10a - 4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 FEB 16 YUMA Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Information Meeting Yuma Convention Center, 101 Desert Hills Dr Entertainment, valuable information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 FEB 16-18 GOODYEAR Goodyear Rodeo Days Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Sr pro rodeo, Fr 9a: Slack Day, free with park adm. Sa & Su, 2p, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 5-12; under 5 free. 623-932-2260 FEB 16-18 LAKE HAVASU CITY 25th Annual Home Show High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde - Find everything for your home! Bigger than last year! Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Free adm! Fr 4-7:30p, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p. 928-453-7755 FEB 16-18 YUMA Yuma River Days Historic Downtown - Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival, food, music Fr, Sa & Su from 10a. Saturday shuttle buses transport you to historic sites, enjoy re-enactments, tours. 928-782-5712 FEB 16-18 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Craft Show Buffalo Chip Restaurant & Saloon, 6811 E Cave Creek Rd Hours are Fri. & Sat 9 - 5, Sun 9 - 4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 FEB 16-18 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale 5th Avenue Fine Art & Wine Festival Old Town - Juried show of 100+ world class artists plus wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $2. Free Parking. 480-8375637 FEB 16-25 SCOTTSDALE 52nd Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian horse show in the world. 2200 horses, 300+ vendors, 25 eateries, 8a-5p daily plus 6-9p Fr-Sa, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-5151500
This unique event at Mesa Centennial Hall, 201 N. Center St., includes a woodcarving competition presented by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers and the Arizona State Woodcarvers - watch power carving, hand carving, tool sharpening techniques, wood burning & texturing demonstrations. Wood sculpture and gourd art will be on sale as well as supplies, tools, books and sculptures of all kinds: realistic, birds, figures, animals, etc. The Fine Woodworkers of Arizona show runs in conjunction, too. Clubs nationwide are invited to submit and compete for the best-carved chess set. Contact us for details. Competitive entries: Novices, Intermediates, Advanced and Junior carvers. We anticipate 250 to 400 carvings. Vendor and Exhibitor tables are available. Free parking. $4 donation, 14 and under free. Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm. 480-951-6175 firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook-Off FEB 17 SALOME The McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 14th Annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cookoff on Feb 17, 2007 at the Indian Hills Airpark facility in Salome. Get your taste buds ready! The Chili contest is a fun, non-sanctioned event with a party atmosphere and cash prizes up to $250. There is also a Salsa Competition. The Booth Decorating Contest provides lots of ooh's and aah's, and many local charities sell food and host games and activities. Watch local pilots compete in aerial contests. Also enjoy the Classic Car Show and the 1st Annual Art Show and Exhibit. Poker runs are a popular feature at this multi-faceted event. In addition to an Off-road Poker Run there will be a Horse Poker Ride and an Air Poker Run. 928-859-3846
FEB 17 SALOME 14 Annual Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off Indian Hills Airpark - Chili & salsa competition/tasting; Poker Runs incl 4-wheel, air & horse; aircraft contests, classic car show, 1st Annual Art Show & Exhibit, 9a-5p. 928-859-3846 FEB 17 TUCSON Scope Out Saturn at Kitt Peak Kitt Peak Nat’l Observatory - Presentation about Saturn, view Saturn by telescope, CD with Saturn images for each guest. Refreshments. 10p-1a, $35/$13, reserv. req’d. 520318-8726 FEB 17-18 GLOBE Historic Home & Building Tour, Antique & Quilt Show City Hall - From 9a, last tour 3p. $10/$8 srs/ $6 children 6-16, Antique Show & musical “Broad Street Does Broadway” free w/tour. 800-804-5623 FEB 17-18 MESA 18th Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center - Judged woodcarving competition, fine woodworking show, wood sculpture, gourd art, supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Sa 9-5 & Su 10-4, donation $4. 480-951-6175 FEB 17-18 BULLHEAD CITY 8th Annual Veterans Chili Cookoff & Festival Rotary Park, Lakeside Dr at the River - Chili, salsa, classic car show, karaoke, arm wrestling, kids events, food/beverage, craft & merchandise. Vendor space $100 10x10 or $150 10x20 for 2 days. Adm free. 928-704-0334
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FEB 17-25 TUCSON 82nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo Grounds - PRCA Winter Tour Rodeo, the largest outdoor winter rodeo in the US. Tickets $13-20 according to seating, 1p-5p. 520-741-2233, www.tucsonrodeo.com
FEB 23-25 FORT MOJAVE Annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow Avi Resort & Casino - Arts, crafts, jewelry & food, traditional bird singing and dance contest Fr night. Dancer Reg $5 ends 9p Sa Nevada time. 760-629-4591; Hotel Resv: 1-800-430-0721
FEB 28-MAR 29 TUCSON Tucson Spring Training Two world champion teams - Chicago White Sox (‘05) and Arizona Diamondbacks (‘01) play in Tucson Electric Park; the Colorado Rockies play in Hi Corbett Stadium. Tickets: 866-672-1343
FEB 17-MAR 11 PHOENIX AZ Senior Olympic State Games 33 sports throughout the metro area incl swimming, cycling, track & field, billiards, fun walks, road races & triathlon, free for spectators. For prices/venes: 602-534-3500
FEB 24 SCOTTSDALE Jaycees’ 54th Annual Parada del Sol Parade Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School - World’s largest horse drawn parade, western pageantry, dancing troupes, bands, 10a. Trail’s End Celebration after parade w/live music, shopping, food, Kids Zone till 5p, free. 480-990-3179
MAR 2-4 SCOTTSDALE Jaycees’ Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo WestWorld - Bullfighters, all the usual rodeo events, concert, rodeo dance. Call for times/ticket prices. 480-9903179 or TicketMaster 480-784-4444
FEB 18 AJO Tucson Boys Chorus Concert Dicus Auditorium - World famous boys choir from Tucson, Az. Presented by the Desert Music Club and Ajo Council for the Fine Arts, 3p, $12, tickets can be purchased at the door. 520-387-7742
FEB 24 ARIZONA CITY Arizona City Western Daze Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 10a, festival immediately after w/arts & crafts, live entertainment, car show, games, food vendors, free adm. 520-466-5141
FEB 21-25 PHOENIX Western National Shoot Ben Avery Shooting Range - National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, incl’s Traders Row, competitive shooting, knife & tomahawk throwing, demonstrations, 8-5. Free to spectators. 480-557-0301
FEB 24 QUARTZSITE 4th Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship Tyson Wells Showgrounds - Sanctioned event, entrants from all over the state, public free adm, fee for tasting, big raffle, entertainment, 10a-6p. 928-927-9321
FEB 22 TUCSON Tucson Rodeo Parade Ajo & Park - Since 1925 the best non-motorized Parade in the world. Floats, horse-drawn coaches, Mexican dancers, marching bands & more, prompt start 9a. Grandstand seating avail, for tickets: 520-294-1280, www. TucsonRodeoParade.org
FEB 24-25 TUCSON SW Indian Art Fair AZ State Museum (UofA) - 200 renowned Native artists, top-quality artwork incl pottery, Hopi kachinas, jewelry, baskets, rugs & more. Artist demos, Native foods, music & dance performances, Sa & Su 10a-5p, $8/$3 ages 12-16. 520-626-8381
FEB 23-25 COOLIDGE Cotton Days Downtown, San Carlos Park - Arts & crafts, car show, biker rally, salsa cookoff, dance contest, live entertainment, food booths, beer garden, carnival, cotton bale rolling contest, street dance, free adm. 520-723-3009
FEB 24-27 LAKE HAVASU CITY Antique & Estates Auction Aquatic Center - Fine home & office furnishings, bronze statuary, collectibles, oils on canvas, prints, lamps. Preview 2 hours prior to sell time. Sa 10a -Su Noon. 800-268-7621
FEB 23-25 APACHE JUNCTION Lost Dutchman Days Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend w/ professional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, two stages with free entertainment, arts & craft show, wild horse & burro adoption, themed parade on 24th. 800-252-3141
FEB 28-MAR 4 SEDONA 13th Annual Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop Five Days...150 films: Documentaries, Shorts & Features, and Animations from around the world; fabulous parties. Ticket info: 888-399-FILM
MAR 16-17 YUMA AZ Archaeology Expo Yuma Crossing State Historic Park - Hands-on activities, special displays/booths, make crafts, play games, see history re-enactors & more! Free adm. 602-542-4174 MAR 16-17 PEORIA Celebration of the Arts Municipal Complex, 8401 W Monroe St - Fine art, live entertainment, children’s art activities, fine foods, wine tasting, art demos, book sale & more! Fr 5-10p, Sa 10a-4p. 623-773-7198
MAR 2-4 PARKER Bluegrass on the River Festival La Paz County Park - Some of the country’s best talent plus great vendors, classic car show (Sat), RV Show. Tickets: 1-866-463-8659
MAR 16-18 SAN CARLOS 11th Annual San Carlos Apache Tribe Pow-Wow Apache Gold Casino Resort - Competition dancing, gourd dancing, authentic arts & crafts, traditional Apache food. Bring own chair. Call for times/adm. 800-APACHE-8
MAR 2-4 CAREFREE 15th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live entertainment featuring Brule!, 10a-5p, Fr free, Sa/Su $2. 480-837-5637
MAR 17 AJO 6th Annual Sonoran Shindig Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activities for whole family, live music, displays, info booths, raffles, food and fun just for kids, 10a-3p, free adm. 520-387-7742
MAR 3 CASA GRANDE 29th Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship, Classic Car Show & Motorcycle Show Ed Hooper Park - Cookoff, tasting cups on sale, plus arts & crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, 10a-5p, free adm. 800-916-1515
MAR 17 MESA A Night in the 40’s Falcon Field Airport - AZ Wing CAF: Live Big Band, USO show, jitterbug & costume contests. Dance in the shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, fundraiser for museum, 4:15p, $30/adv, $35/door. Meal extra. 480-9241940, www.bigbanddance.com
MAR 3 VAIL Western Heritage Celebration Colossal Cave Mtn Park - Living history re-enactments, cowboy poetry & music, roping demos, barrel racing and more. $5/car up to 6 people, 11a-2p. 520-647-7121 MAR 9-11 CHANDLER 19th Annual Ostrich Festival Tumbleweed Park - “One of the Top 10 Unique Festivals in the US.” Ostrich races, parade (Sa), live music by national headliners, carnival rides, arts & crafts, food. Adm: $7 adults, $6 Srs, $5 kids, under 5 free. 480-9634571, www.ostrichfestival.com
MAR 17 SEDONA 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival From Jordan Historical Park - Named the 2003 AZ State’s best special event, starts 10:30a with Festival after. Also 8th annual One-Mile Run/Walk & 5K Run prior to the parade. 928-204-2390 MAR 17 ELOY Celebrate Eloy Festival Central Park, Main St - Parade 9a “It’s all about Eloy”, arts & crafts and food vendors, entertainment all day, beer garden, 9a-10p, free adm. 520-466-3411
MAR 9-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY Havasu Art Guild’s 28th Annual Juried Spring Show Community Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave - Show & sale of fine arts & crafts from all over the West, artists welcome, Fr & Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-3p. Free adm. 928-855-8078
MAR 17-18 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627
MAR 10-11 TOMBSTONE Ed Schieffelin Territorial Days Honoring prospector who founded Tombstone; street music, competitions in hard rock drilling, mucking & nail pounding, mining displays, Ed Schieffelin & Nellie Cashman look-alike contest, all-pet parade & more. 888457-3929
MAR 17-18 GOODYEAR Tres Rios Nature Festival Baseline & Meridian Wildlife Area - Celebrate the area’s rich wildlife & heritage. Incl’s hikes, fishing clinics, canoe floats, bird watching, entertainment, children’s activities & more, Sa 10-6, Su 10-4. tresriosnaturefestival.com, 623204-2130
MAR 10-11 TUCSON 25th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American inter-tribal dancing, contests, Native American food, arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10a-7p. Adults $7, children $5, 6 & under free, parking $2. 520-573-4051
MAR 23-24 PHOENIX 2nd Annual Phoenix Worldfest Margaret T. Hance Park - Ethnic foods, beers of the world. Music and dance performances, international arts & crafts, educational exhibits, kids activities. Fr 5p-9p, Sa 10:30a9p. 602-534-7358
MAR 10-11 TEMPE Great Arizona Beer Festival Tempe Town Lake - Sample hundreds of micro-brews from around the world. Live music, food vendors. 2p-6p. Tickets $35-$40. VIP tickets $75, 1 hr early entrance. 480774-8300; azbeer.com
MAR 23-25 TUCSON Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair 4th Ave - 400 booths of arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainers from around the US. Please be kind to your pets and leave them at home, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004
MAR 10-11 PICACHO Civil War in the SW Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War battle for Pichaco Pass & two other SW battles. Period costumes, music & encampments of late 1860s. $8/car up to 4 people, $2 each additional, 10a-4p. 520-466-3183
MAR 23-25 FOUNTAIN HILLS 3rd Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire Ave of the Fountains - Juried show of 100+ world class artists plus wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $2. Free Parking. 480-837-5637
MAR 10-11 SURPRISE An Affair with the Arts West Valley Art Museum - Spring Art Fair. Fine arts & crafts for sale by area & national artists, musical performances, 10a-5p, adm: $5. 623-972-0635
MAR 25-31 HOPE 6th Annual Adios Snowbirds Festival Ramblin’ Roads RV Resort - Country & Western/ Bluegrass music jam sessions, concerts; tournaments of golf, horseshoes & shuffleboard; adm $175 incl’s full hookup site, daily b’fasts & dinner. 928-859-3187
MAR 10-APR 15 TUCSON Designer Showhouse 4880 E Placita Provida - Fashion shows, boutique, daily luncheons, DesignSpeak seminars, chef demos, $15 by 2/10 or $20 @ door, 10-4 daily except Su 12 -4, closed Mondays. 520-624-2333, ext 105
MAR 30-APR 1 TUCSON Spring Artisans Market Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave in Historic Downtown - 120+ of the finest artisans in the Southwest offering a wide variety of exquisite, handmade works, 10a5p. 520-624-2333
MAR 15-18 CHANDLER National Festival of the West Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass - Huge Western Shopping Expo, entertainment, fashion shows, TV & film celebrities, Mounted Shooting Competition, Chuck Wagon Cook Offs, lots more; from 10a, $12/$11/$4. 602-996-4387
MAR 30-APR 1 CAREFREE 6th Sonoran Festival of Fine Art Easy Street, Town Center - Juried show w/100 local & nationally-acclaimed artists, farmer’s market, entertainment & exhibits about wildlife & desert preservation, 10a-5p, free adm. 480-575-6624, www.SonoranArtsLeague.org
MAR 16-17 GLENDALE Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2007 ASU West Campus, 4701 W Thunderbird - Judged show, Small Quilt Auction Sa 2p, merchants mall, antique quilt exhibit, quilt appraisals, drawing, $7 adm, Fr 9a-6p, Sa 9a4p. 602-220-9889
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Access Directory Assistance Attractions
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-883-1380 www.desertmuseum.org 21 acres, popular attractions include the hummingbird habitat, the javelinas and coyotes, and the bird of prey shows. The entire facility is accessible including the restrooms. They offer escorted tours for visitors who are blind or deaf.
Active Mobility 1315 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa 480-539-2939, 888-246-2717 www.activemobility.com Providing solutions for personal mobility needs since 1987. Complete sales and service departments for scooters, power chairs, lifts, recliner chairs and beds, wheelchairs and walkers. Four stores in the Greater Phoenix area, including locations in Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale and Sun City.
Dolly Steamboat Apache Junction 480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and private charters. 16 miles NE of Apache Junction on SR 88. Wheelchair assessible and we give a discount to disabled/handicapped guests. Old Tucson Studios 201 S. Kinney Rd. 520-883-0100 www.oldtucson.com Famous movie location and working studio open to the public. Wild West entertainment, restaurants, shopping, scenic trail rides. Guided tours every hour, on the hour, from 10 am to 2 pm are fully wheelchair accessible, loaner wheelchairs available. Grand Canyon Caverns Peach Springs (Route 66, Mile Marker 115) 928-422-4565, www.gccaverns.com www.grandcanyoncaverns.com Huge caverns, AZ Landmark since 1927. New short tour with specially trained guides for anyone not able to climb stairs. Also, all areas of the caverns are being made userfriendly with ramp access.
Lodging Grand Canyon National Park Lodges P.O. Box 699, Grand Canyon 928-638-2526 888-297-2757 www.grandcanyonlodges.com All lodges have designated parking spaces. They all offer accessible guest rooms except for the Bright Angel Lodge. The Grand Canyon Lodge features cabins, four of which are accessible with wide doors. Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch 19985 S. Doc Holliday Rd., Yucca 866-444-4471 www.stagecoachtrailsranch.com Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a new barrier-free guest ranch in western Arizona two hours south of Las Vegas. Each oversized guestroom is equipped with an accessible bathroom, half with roll-in showers. They offer horseback riding to all levels including those with physical challenges.
Scootaround 310-530 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, Canada 8884417575 www.scootaround.com The world's leading mobility enhancement company, providing scooter and wheelchair rentals in over 500 locations throughout North America and around the world. Enjoy your excursions without having to worry about personal mobility.
Tour Operators Great West Adventure Co. P.O. Box 2608, Sedona 928-204-5506 www.greatwesttours.com Accessible Grand Canyon tours from Sedona & Flagstaff, Arizona. Tours are between 9 and 11 hours.
Transportation Valley Metro Transportation Authority P.O. Box 53598, Phoenix 602-253-5000 www.valleymetro.org/hp2906/index.html Wheelchair accessible buses on most routes. Call for specific routes. They have more information on their web site including paratransit numbers for area communities. Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals of Arizona 6614 Sweetwater, Glendale 800-456-1371 www.wheelerz.com/Arizona Rents vehicles featuring special equipment such as lowered floors and power & remote control ramps and doors. Hand-controls and steering knobs can be provided upon request. Also delivers safe, reliable wheelchair and scooter accessible transportation by the day, week, month and longer.
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National Parks In general, pets are permitted but must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length or caged at all times. Some parks have further restrictions. You can access information on the parks you plan to visit at http://www.nps.gov/parks.html. Some park webpages have lists of nearby kennels where you can leave your pet during your stay in the park. Arizona State Parks Dogs are allowed on trails if leashed, with the exception of Red Rock State Park. They are not allowed in historic parks. 602-542-4174
National Forests Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest – Dogs must be leashed in campgrounds, recommended on trails. 928-333-4301 Coconino National Forest – Dogs must be caged or on a leash. 928-527-3600 Coronado National Forest – Dogs are allowed on trails if leashed. Dogs are NOT allowed in wilderness areas or Sabino Canyon. 520-670-4552 Kaibab National Forest – Dogs must be leashed in campgrounds. 800-863-0546 Prescott National Forest – Dogs must be leashed at all times. 928-445-1762 Tonto National Forest – Dogs must be leashed in any developed areas, on trails and around other people. 602-225-5200 Wildlife Refuges Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times. 520-823-4251 Bureau of Land Management Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times. 602-417-9200
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NORTH Best Western Arizonian HOLBROOK 2508 E Navajo Blvd., 928-524-2611 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Comfort Inn 1-17 & 1-40 FLAGSTAFF 2355 S Beulah Blvd., 800-490-6562 www.comfortinnflagstaff.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Days Inn & Suites Camp Verde CAMP VERDE 1640 W. Hwy 260. 928-567-3700 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Econo Lodge WINSLOW 1706 N. Park Drive 928-289-4687 www.econolodge.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– La Quinta Inns Pet policies/restrictions 800-531-5900 vary from location www.lq.com to location 2 locations in Northern Arizona –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Quality Inn & Suites 4499 E. Hwy 69 PRESCOTT 928-777-0770 www.prescottqualityinn.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Springhill Suites by Marriott 200 E Sheldon St., PRESCOTT 888-466-8440 www.springhillsuitesprescott.com
Amberian Peaks Lodge GREER 800-556-9997 www.thepeaksatgreer.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reed’s Lodge SPRINGERVILLE 514 E Main 800-814-6451 www.k5reeds.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silver Creek Inn-Rodeway Inn TAYLOR 825 N. Main 928-536-2600 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sleep Inn-Show Low SHOW LOW 1751 W. Deuce of Clubs 928-532-7323
COLORADO RIVER REGION Ramada Inn Chilton 300 E. 32nd St, 928-344-1050
SOUTHERN Holiday Inn Express 850 W. Shell NOGALES 520-281-0123 www.hiexpress.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– La Quinta Inns, Inc. Pet policies/restrictions 800-531-5900., vary from location www.lq.com to location 3 locations in Southern Arizona –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tombstone Boarding House TOMBSTONE 108 N. Fourth St. 877-225-1319 www.tombstoneboardinghouse.com
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Best Western Dobson MESA Ranch Inn 1666 S. Dobson Rd, 800-528-1356 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Holiday Inn Express TEMPE 5300 S Priest Rd., 480-820-7500 www.hiexpress.com/tempeaz –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– La Quinta Inns Pet policies/restrictions 800-531-5900 vary from location www.lq.com to location 9 locations in Phoenix Metro area –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Warren House East PHOENIX 2911 Indian School Rd., 602-956-1345 www.warrenproperties.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Warren House Park Thomas PHOENIX E Thomas Rd., 602-277-2193 www.warrenproperties.com
VCA Animal Referral & MESA Emergency Center of AZ 1648 N Country Club Dr. 480-898-0001 www.arecavets.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Veterinary Specialty TUCSON Center of Tucson 4909 N La Canada Dr. 520-795-9955 www.vetspecialtytucson.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Westside Veterinary Clinic FLAGSTAFF 963 W Route 66 #230, 928-779-0148
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doctors and technicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says Referral Director Stephani Rhodes. "We are here when you and your pets need us." ARECA maintains state of the art instrumentation, including a helical CT scanner, cardiac and abdominal ultrasound units, flexible and rigid fiberoptic endoscopy, computerized Holter monitoring, blood gas analysis, and a separate intensive care unit with mechanical ventilation and extensive cardiovascular monitoring, including invasive blood pressure and telemetry. In other words, they can fix what ails your furry friend. "We do get a fair number of tourists here," reports Rhodes, who herself is the den mother to a posse of six horses, two miniature donkeys, two miniature mules, five dogs and two tortoises. So go ahead, bring the pooch on your next road trip, ARECA will be there if you need them. Just buckle and go (both you and your Fido).
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ARECA Provides 24-7 Emergency Care Pets have integrated into the travel plans of millions of Americans. However, the resultant latest craze in the world of RV's is not the safest. To wit: letting your lapdog ride shotgun under the sun-warmed windshield is perilous to the pooch. You wear seatbelts for your safety and Fido should wear one for his. These days there are a variety of canine seatbelts sold in most local pet stores. Trouble is, despite all the precautions you might take, sometimes urgent care is needed. That's why it's a good thing to know where the local Animal Emergency Center is when you and your pets hit the road in search of adventure. Here in Mesa, one such center is the VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona (ARECA). This state of the art 18,000 square foot specialty, emergency hospital is committed to providing the highest quality veterinary medical care available. Just as importantly, ARECA is a 24-hour Emergency Center. "Our hospital is staffed with
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It’s A Ruff Life PHOENIX 2734 W Bell Rd. #1390, 602-588-7833 www.itsarufflife.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Invisible Fence TUCSON 5007 E. 29th St. 800-578-DOGS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog. CHANDLER Shawnee Park 1400 W. Mesquite 6a-10:30p 480-782-2750
ORO VALLEY James D. Kriegh Park 23 W. Calle Concordia, 6a - 10p, Sun-Sat 520-229-5050
Snedigar Bark Park 4500 S. Basha Rd. 6a-10:30p 480-782-2750
PAYSON Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library 928-747-5242
FLAGSTAFF Thorpe Bark Park 600 N. Thorpe Dawn - Dusk 928-779-7690
PRESCOTT Willow Creek Dog Park 3181 Willow Creek Rd. 7a - 10p 928-777-1122
Bushmaster Park 3150 N. Altavista Dawn - Dusk 928-779-7690
SCOTTSDALE Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd., Dawn - 9p 480-312-2331
FOUNTAIN HILLS Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista Dr. Dawn - Dusk 480-816-5152 GILBERT Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd. 6a - 10p 480-503-6200 GLENDALE Foothills Dog Park 57th & Union Dr., 6a - 10p 623-930-2820 Sahuaro Ranch Park 63rd Ave. 6a - 10p 623-930-2820 KINGMAN Lewis Kingman Park Route 66/Andy Devine Dawn - 10p 928-757-7919
Horizon Park 15444 N. 100th St. Dawn - Dusk 480-312-2331 Vista del Camino Park 7700 East Pierce St., Sunrise - 10:30p 480-312-2331 TEMPE Creamery Park 1520 E. 8th St. 6a – Midnight 480-350-5200 Mitchell Park Mitchell Dr. & 9th St. 6a – Midnight 480-350-5200 Papago Parks 1000 N. College Ave., 6a – Midnight 480-350-5200
LAKE HAVASU CITY Lion’s Dog Park 1340 McCulloch 6a - 10p 928-453-8686
TUCSON Christopher Columbus Park (city park) 4600 N. Silverbell, Dawn - Dusk 520-791-4873
MESA Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Sunrise - 10p 480-644-5040
McDonald Park (county park) 4100 N. Harrison Rd. Dawn - Dusk 520-877-6000
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The Secret is Getting Out!
It’s the Time of Year to See Boomer Bucks
Az's Winter Crappie Fishing is Tops in Nation
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animals. Simply drive slowly down back-country roads keeping your eyes open, then stop occasionally and use your optics to scan hillsides or obvious hiding locations. In addition, there are two terrific nature festivals coming up that offer superb wildlife viewing opportunities. The 14th Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival takes place Jan. 11-14 in southern Arizona. The Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival is held March 17-18 along the Gila River at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area near the Phoenix International Raceway. Check out the websites for more information.
More and more winter visitors are discovering a loosely-kept local secret: Arizona has the premier winter crappie fishing in North America. A decade or so ago, catching these speckled beauties was a springtime phenomenon. With the advent of modern fish finders, anglers began discovering the secrets of catching crappies at other times of year. Eventually, local Arizona anglers learned the simple art of catching crappies in winter at places like Roosevelt and Alamo lakes. Local anglers began sharing their crappie secrets with visiting anglers. The word has spread. Now on any given winter day at these two productive lakes, you can see flotillas of slow-moving boats plying the waters in search of slab-sided beauties. It’s become known as the crappie parade. Here’s how it works. Crappies can be found holding in open water, sometimes in water as deep as 50 feet or more. The actively feeding crappies are typically found at 15 to 20 feet deep. For those with fish finders, schools H SP O T OT S
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This is the time of year when you can get into a watchable-wildlife rut, literally. Whitetail deer and desert mule deer should both be in the rut right now, providing excellent viewing opportunities to see boomer bucks. The big bucks, which are often deep in hiding the rest of the year or get spooked easily, are more readily observed during the rut: they have other things on their minds. Using optics is the key: not just your camera optics, but binoculars and spotting scopes. If you have never hunted deer before with a camera, bow or rifle, this is an excellent time to learn the skills necessary to get that perfect shot. Also, the antics of frisky bucks and does can be wildly entertaining at times. Your vehicle can make an excellent blind to both view and photograph wild
of crappies will appear as upside-down pyramids or Christmas trees. Keep in mind that crappie feed upwards. But if you don’t have a fish find, don’t despair. Here’s why: all you have to do is join the boats in the slow-moving crappie parade and once you see any angler catching a crappie, simply ask him or her at what depth the fish was caught. At Roosevelt, the best fishing is typically at the Salt River end of the Lake and you can launch at Windy Hill. The Tonto Arm of the lake has also been producing the last couple of years. You can access this end of the lake from the launch ramp at the Cholla Campground area. At Alamo Lake west of Wickenburg, the best winter crappie fishing is on the eastern end of the lake where the Bill Williams River, when it flows, enters this desert impoundment. It’s best to use the Cholla launch ramp. Once again, it’s not difficult to find the crappies, just look for the flotilla of crappie anglers.
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Native American Tribal Attractions 1. Kaibab-Paiute Tribe 350 miles north of Phoenix on Highway 389 and 14 miles west of Fredonia • Pipe Spring National Monument • Full hook-up RV & General Store • Museum (Arts and Crafts) • Grand Canyon-North Rim • Cedar Breaks National Monument • Hiking & hunting • Coral Pink Sand Dunes • Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park Fredonia, Arizona 928-643-7245 2. Hualapai Nation 250 miles northwest of Phoenix on Route 66 and west of Grand Canyon National Park • Grand Canyon West • Trophy Elk • Desert Big Horn Sheep • White water rafting Peach Spring, Arizona 86434 888-255-9550 928-769-2216 (Tribal Council)
6. Hopi Tribe 250 miles northeast of Phoenix on Highway 264 and 67 miles north of Winslow • Stone Pueblos Villages • Ancient ceremonial dances • Cultural Center/Hotel • Arts & Crafts Guild • Walpi Village Tour • Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn Kykotsmovi, Arizona 928-734-3000 7. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe 236 miles northwest of Phoenix and located along the Colorado River near Needles, CA on Highway 95 and interstate 40 • River recreation • Avi Casino • Golf, Ghost towns • Spirit Mountain Casino • Hiking & rock hounding • Winter National Sand Drag Races Needles, California 760-629-4591 8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adjacent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69 • Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall • Historic Prescott • Fishing, camping, hunting Prescott, Arizona 928-445-8790
5 3. Havasupai Tribe 310 miles northwest of Phoenix off Route 66 at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park • Pools of turquoise water • Spectacular waterfalls • Camping & hiking Supai, Arizona 928-448-2237/2141 (camping) 4. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 200 miles north of Phoenix at Willow Springs and Paiute Canyon/Navajo Mountain • Paiute Canyon native basket weaving Tuba City, Arizona 928-283-4589/4587 5. Navajo Nation 260 miles northeast of Phoenix, located in northern Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah - in Coconino, Navajo, & Apache Counties, Az • Monument Valley • St. Michael’s Historic Museum • Canyon De Chelly • Hubell Trading Post • Four Comers National Monument • Navajo Museum, Library, Visitor’s Center • Ten Recreational Lakes • Window Rock & Shiprock natural formations • Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Window Rock, Arizona 928-871-6436
9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism 95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate 17 at Camp Verde • Cliff Castle Casino • Montezuma Castle National Monument • Native Visions gift shop • Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot National Monuments Camp Verde, Arizona 928-567-3035 10. Tonto Apache Tribe 93 miles north of Phoenix and adjacent to Payson on Highway 87 • Mazatzal Casino • Winter recreation • Mogollon Rim • Tonto Natural Bridge Payson, Arizona 928-474-5000
14. San Carlos Apache Tribe 115 miles northeast of Phoenix and east of Globe on Highway 60 • Hunting & Fishing • San Carlos Lake • Apache Gold Casino • San Carlos Apache Cultural Center • Salt River Canyon San Carlos, Arizona 888-275-2653 15. Gila River Indian Community 40 miles south of Phoenix off interstate 10 Gila River Heritage Theme Park • Wild Horse Pass Casino • Vee Quiva Casino • Gila Indian Center • Japanese Internment Camp • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Sacaton, Arizona 520-562-6000, 480-963-3981 16. Ak-Chin Indian Community 58 miles south of Phoenix on Highway 347 • Him-Dak Museum • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino • Casa Grande Ruins Monument • Farming, Basketry • St Francis Church Feast Maricopa, Arizona 520-568-2227
19. Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Council 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, Adjacent to Yuma off interstate 8 and located along the AZ-CA border • Historic Fort Yuma • Paradise Casino • Fort Yuma Museum (Arts & Crafts) • Water recreation • RV Parks, Fishing, camping & hunting • Port-of-Entry (U.S. & Mexico) Yuma, Arizona 760-572-0213/0214
17. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 10 miles east of Phoenix and adjacent to Scottsdale • Hoo-Hoogamiki Museum • Talking Stick Golf Course • Pavilions Shopping Center • Cypress Golf Course • Casino Arizona at Salt River Scottsdale, Arizona 480-850-8000
20. Tohono O’Odham Nation 136 miles south of Phoenix, 58 miles west of Tucson on Highway 86 and near the U.S. & Mexico border • San Xavier Mission Del Bac • Desert Diamond Casino • Baboquivari Mountain Park • Kitt Peak Observatory Sells, Arizona 520-383-2221 ext. 285
11. Colorado River Indian Tribes 189 miles west of Phoenix and along the AZ-CA border at Parker on Highway 95 • Lake Moovaly • Poston Memorial Monument • Aha’Khav Tribal Preserve • Hunting & Fishing • Colorado River Tribe Museum • Blue Water Casino Parker, Arizona 928-669-9211 ext. 1324 12. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation 23 miles east of Phoenix on Highway 87 Verde River Water Recreation • Fort McDowell Casino • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Course • Fort McDowell Adventures Fountain Hills, Arizona 480-837-5121 13. White Mountain Apache Tribe Approximately 4 hours from Phoenix and 46 miles south of Show Low on Highway 73 • Sunrise Ski Resort • Fort Apache Cultural Museum • Hunting • Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Conference Center • Fishing & Camping Ft. Apache, Arizona 928-338-1230
18. Cocopah Indian Tribe 211 miles southwest of Phoenix and 13 miles south of Yuma on Highway 95 • Tribal Museum • Cocopah Indian Casino • 18 hole golf course with swimming pool & tennis courts • Tribal cultural Center • Full hook-up RV Park • Agriculture Somerton, Arizona 85350 Phone 928-627-2102
21. Pascua Yaqui Tribe 135 miles south of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Tucson off of Interstate 19 • Casino of the Sun • Old Tucson Studio • Saguaro National Monument • Santa Catalina Mountain • Sonoran Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona 800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000 22. Zuni Tribe 360 miles northeast of Phoenix and 198 miles southeast of Flagstaff along Hwy 61 • Visitor Center • A:shiwi A:wan Museum & Heritage Center • Historic Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission • Local & Archaeological Tours • Premier silverwork, fetish carvings, pottery • Annual Cultural Arts Expo Zuni, New Mexico 505-782-7238
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GRAND CANYON National Geographic Visitor Center (IMAX) Hwy 64 928-638-2468 www.explorethecanyon.com IMAX Theater, interpretive presentations & exhibits; FREE maps, National Geographic Store, AZ Office of Tourism, Explorer’s Café, and more!
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. 480-312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com Miniature trains, historic buildings and rolling stock from AZ’s past. 1950 carousel, snack bar. Train rides $1, under 3 free w/adult. Open daily 10am, free adm.
Queen Mine 866-432-2071. www.discoverbisbee.com Retired Phelps Dodge employees guide you into this once prolific copper mine opened in 1877. 5 tours daily, 7 days a week, tickets $12 plus tax adults, $5 plus tax ages 5-15. Off US 80 interchange.
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass I-10 Exit Wild Horse Pass Blvd. 480-502-5600, www.rawhide.com Rawhide Steakhouse, gunfights, stagecoach rides, train rides and Western themed shops. Spirit of the West Theater, and a haunted mine attraction. 11 miles SW of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Navajo Nation Museum Hwy 264 & Loop Road 928-871-7941, www.navajoland.com Bridges the past, present, and future of the Navajo people through educational / art exhibitions, cultural programs and events. Galleries & Gift Shop hours: Mon. 8-5, Tues.-Fri. 8-8, Sat. 9-5. 1/2 mile W of the AZ/NM border.
CAMP VERDE Out of Africa 4020 N. Cherry Rd. 928-567-2840 www.outofafricapark.com Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed giraffe, zebra and more aboard Safari vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for closeup encounters of lions, tigers, bears and other large predators. 3 miles west of I-17 on Hwy 260.
Reid Park Zoo 520-791-4022 1030 S. Randolph Way www.tucsonzoo.org Hundreds of exotic animals from all over the globe in natural environments. Educational fun for all ages! Hours: 94; Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under 14.
Taliesin West Frank Lloyd Wright 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright 480-860-2700 www.franklloydwright.org Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece, broad range of tours avail., prices vary, open daily.
Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame 150 N. Railroad Ave. 520-384-4583, 877-234-4111 Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles, western stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2 single, $3 couple, $5 family.
Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum 2017 N. Greenfield Rd 480-924-1940 www.arizonawingcaf.com Dedicated to preserving aviation history and wartime memorabilia. Gift shop. Located at Falcon Field Airport.
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702 www.desertmuseum.org 21 acres with some 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. Includes hummingbirds, javelinas and coyotes, bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open daily. Call for seasonal hours & prices
Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main, Tucson 520-624-2333 www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org Pre-Columbian, Western, Contemporary. Changing exhibitions and Historic Block. Tues-Sat, 10-4; Sunday Noon- 4, closed Mondays, major holidays. Adults $8, Seniors (60+) $6, Students (13+) $3.
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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park 150 N. Pine St., Globe 928-425-0320 Offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3, 65 & over - $2, under 12 free.
Kitt Peak National Observatory 520-318-8726 www.noao.edu 23 optical and two radio telescopes with 3 tours daily, visitor center, gift shop, public observing programs day and night. Hours: 9am-3:45pm; call for prices. Hwy 86. 56 miles SW of Tucson.
APACHE JUNCTION Dolly Steamboat 480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and private charters. 16 miles northeast of Apache Junction on SR 88.
TUCSON Old Tucson Studios 201 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-883-0100 www.oldtucson.com Famous movie location open to public. Hours: Daily 10am-6pm. Wild West entertainment, restaurants, shops. (Subject to seasonal changes. Please call ahead for current schedule and prices.)
KINGMAN Route 66 Museum 120 W. Andy Devine, Kingman 928-753-9889, 866-427-7866 Tells the story of the 35th parallel - wagons trains, National Old Trails Highway and Route 66. Murals, exhibits, period vehicles and a street scene make it all come alive. Located in the Powerhouse Visitor Center. Daily 9-6 (Dec-Feb to 5pm)
LAKE HAVASU Performing Arts Center 2675 S Palo Verde Blvd., Lake Havasu 928-505-6900 www.havasu.k12.az.us At the Lake Havasu High School. Performances by the L H Community Choir & Orchestra, Mohave Community College Theater Dept., and the Missoula’s Children’s Theater plus local dance companies and recital groups. For schedule call or go to calendar link on the website.
Crossing the Border Entering Mexico Rocky Point is a free zone - you don’t need a visa or permit for your car. However, you must have titles or be able to provide legal documentation for ALL vehicles including boats, jetskies, waterbikes, ATVs and dunebuggies. Outside the free zone a tourist visa is required; the check point for vehicle permits has been moved south of the Guaymas bypass on Hwy 15. Don't forget to get MEXICO CAR INSURANCE. U.S. insurance is not valid in Mexico and you cannot cross the border without Mexico Insurance! Keep it in a safe place that is NOT in your vehicle. Point to note: vehicle insurance is considered invalid in Mexico if the driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Guns - NOT allowed. • Liquor - 3 quarts per adult. • Cigarettes - up to 20 packs (or 50 cigars). • Medicine - for personal use (with your prescription). • Pets - only dogs and cats are allowed, and you are required to have a U.S. Veterinarian Health Certificate Form and Rabies Certificate # 77043 valid within the past 6 months. • Going through Customs - There is a system for random searches as you drive through the checkpoint. If the green light activates, drive on through unless told otherwise. (If you have an RV, are towing sports vehicles or even just have a large car, expect to get pulled over for a look.) If the red light activates, pull your vehicle over to the parking spaces in the center for inspection. • Border hours - closed midnight to 6 am.
Returning to the U.S. • Declare everything you are bringing back from Mexico.Total value of up to $400 per 30-day time period is allowed. • Liquor - 1 quart per adult (over 21) • Cigarettes - 200 (or 100 cigars - but NOT from Cuba). • $100 worth of gifts. • Medicine - have your U.S. prescription for any prescription drugs you buy in Mexico. • Pork/ham/pork products • FORBIDDEN items• Uncooked eggs • Birds • Avocados (unless the pits are • Natural wildlife/plants removed) or mangos • Whale bones/coral • Fireworks • Houseplants • Firearms/weapons • Fruits & vegetables • Citizenship - All passengers must be able to prove U.S. Citizenship for legal entry into the U.S. A driver’s license is NOT proof of citizenship. It is suggested to carry a passport, birth certificate or voter’s registration card as well as photo ID.
Driving in Mexico
WHY NOT TRAVELSTORE IS A PERFECT OASIS FOR THE TRAVELER Located only 30 miles from the Mexican border in the heart of the Sonoran Desert PHOENIX
The Perfect Mexican Getaway Relax at the Sea of Cortez Premiere Vacation Club When you close your eyes and visualize your perfect Mexican seaside vacation, chances are it looks a lot like the Sea of Cortez Premiere Vacation Club—the jewel of ILX Resorts Incorporated. Overlooking the famed warm waters of the Sea of Cortez in San Carlos, this four-story hotel features 30 units with kitchens, original Mexican artwork, and private patios. In addition to the Club’s heated swimming pool, whirlpool and La Palapa bar, guests can indulge in all of the amenities of the adjacent 5-star San Carlos Plaza Resort, including the spa and first-class restaurants. San Carlos has a surplus of recreation options. Snorkelers and divers can get a close-up look at the area’s teeming underwater life, interact with sea lions or explore boat wrecks. Whale-watching excursions are an opportunity to see jumping mantas as well as whale pods. Fishermen can get hooked year-round, particularly during July’s International Billfish Tournament. And of course, no trip to the Sea of Cortez would be complete without sampling sea kayaking, water-skiing, wake-boarding or bananaboat rides.
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Premiere Vacation Club: 1-800-261-2777 For those who prefer land-based activities, the resort has tennis and volleyball courts on site. The whole family will enjoy a trip to the pearl factory farm at the Technological University of Monterrey—the only pearl factory in Latin America. Other popular adventures include jeep tours, horseback riding and mountain biking, or a trip to Club de Golf, an 18-hole, mountainview layout designed by Roy Dye, son of the legendary Pete Dye. Hikers will want to trek up Tetakawi Hill. The newest attraction in the San Carlos area is the Delfinario Sonora, open Tuesday through Sunday. The facility, home to four Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins and two California Sea Lions, offers demonstrations, educational information and, for the ultimate experience, interaction with the dolphins. Then, to start your evening, choose the Margarita Sunset Cruise, with chips and salsa, all-you-can drink margaritas, and a sunset fiesta you’ll never forget.
4 days 3 nights (standard hotel accommodations)
Midweek packages available for as low as $ $ (weekend) Includes: 2 Sunset Cruise tickets 2 Delfinario tour tickets
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WHY LUKEVILE SONOTIA PUERTO PENASCO
WHY NOT TRAVELSTORE
Mexican Trip Insurance Fuel - Propane Fuel - Groceries - Ice Vehicle Storage - Clean Restrooms - Snacks - Firearm storage and more importantly… … a friendly staff to assist you
230 Sonoyta Way, Why, AZ, 85321 Phone: (520) 387-7783 Fax: (520) 387-6091
Offer valid through April 30, 2007. Some restrictions and qualifications apply. Call for details. This discounted vacation is offered in exchange for your participation in a Sea of Cortez Premiere Vacation Club timeshare presentation.
One-Stop Real Estate Shop
The NEW Peñasco Del Sol Hotel
Rocky Point’s First And Only!
Look What Our Renovations Have to Offer You!
Located on Benito Juarez and Lauro Contreras, The Showroom, which is currently under construction and set to open in January, is on the righthand side on the road to the Old Port, just past the speed bump and across the street from Mario’s Coffee Shop. “In Rocky Point there is only one road into the Old Port, so sooner or later everyone passes The Showroom”, says Rosie Glover, General Manager at TERRANOVA. The Showroom is unique in Rocky Point. Buyers will be able to stop by for a cup of coffee, view virtual presentations, take brochures, and have their questions answered by a professional. There will also be a computer for the use of clients who wish to check out the various websites of local developers. TERRANOVA invites local developers to participate in The Developer’s Showroom without cost. “This is being offered as a customer service and as a means to show that TERRANOVA is being creative in our approach to Real Estate Sales in Puerto Peñasco.”
After a 15 million dollar renovation the new Peñasco Del Sol Hotel (formerly Plaza Las Glorias) awaits you. The only full service hotel in Rocky Point, Peñasco Del Sol is the beachfront destination you will love to discover. Our renovations include new rooms and suites featuring plasma televisions, upgraded bedding and furnishings, and all of the comforts of home. In the pool area we have added a swim up bar and easy beach access. Our rates vary all through the year, and right now we have an $89 SunThurs special. Miguel’s Steak & Seafood is our new upscale dining concept featuring the best local and regional fare prepared to perfection. Chill Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind with friends in a casual beach-urban setting. Cafessito is perfect for people who want to grab a quick espresso or pastry before they head out to enjoy all that Peñasco has to offer. The hotel features a spa offering massage, facials, pedicures and more. In addition, there is new modern meeting space equipped with WIFI access and PR OF ILE
TERRANOVA INVERSIONES recently revealed plans for The Developer’s Showroom & Services, Puerto Peñasco’s first and only one-stop Real Estate Shop. Here, buyers will have the ability to comparison shop for their new home, condo or townhouse from the convenientlylocated Showroom. It is known that while most people start their search for a new home online, they still want to interact with people and learn more in a neutral environment before making their decision. This experience is what Developer’s Showroom provides. A place where brochures, maps, models, virtual presentations, price lists, and more are provided by way of a unique relationship between the Showroom and Rocky Point developers. “I’m proud to be involved in the Showroom because it offers the buyers another option for comparing our product to that of our competitors”, says Tim Smart, marketing manager of Villa Cortez. “Ultimately, this shows that we are willing to work together to make the home buying experience in Rocky Point a positive one from beginning to end.”
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the latest in audio visual equipment. Whether you are looking for a family get-away or a corporate retreat, make the Peñasco Del Sol Hotel your first choice. For group travel contact Larry Martin at 5206188042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For individual reservations call or check out the website.
New Passport Rules Start January 23, 2007 • All persons traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda must present a valid U.S. passport (or Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document) that establishes the traveler’s identity and nationality to enter the U.S. • U.S. citizens traveling directly between the United States and its territories do not need to present a passport. • For U.S. citizens traveling via land and sea (including ferry crossings), a passport or other documentation won’t be formally required until January 1, 2008. Information courtesy of CSA Travel Protection, www.csatravelprotection.com. National Passport Information Center 1-877-487-2778
C O M E E X P E R I E N C E O U R $ 1 5 M I L L I O N R E N O VAT I O N ! Rocky Point abounds with South of the Border flavor... breathtaking ocean views, warm sandy beaches, excellent food and drink...This is Mexico!
• 206 deluxe rooms, including junior and two-room suites, with ocean and pool views • Free high speed wireless internet • Beautiful meeting facilities • Plasma Televisions in every room and suite • 4 food & beverage outlets • Full service spa onsite • Special packages available–just visit our website
While at Peñasco Del Sol, enjoy... Mexican and American fare prepared to perfection in Miguel’s, our beautiful on-site restaurant & lounge featuring breathtaking ocean views and the best specialty margaritas in town. Spend happy hours at our poolside cantina. Lounge by our heated pool or relax on our warm, sandy beach.
Planning a retreat or business meeting? Looking for a spectacular wedding site? Contact our sales team and we will handle all the details.
Toll Free Reservations: 800-259-6976 or book online at www.hotelrockypoint.com
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“Residential Sales Executive” Honest, Safe, Experienced Real Estate Services in Rocky Point & Cholla Bay
The Reef at Sandy Beach
Cholla Office 382-5147 Direct from U.S.A. 602-334-4132 Fax: 480-393-4301 email@example.com
Perfect Weekend Getaway PR OF ILE
Near the end of spectacular Sandy Beach, just before Cholla Mountain, you can find the popular tourist complex called The Reef. The complex is made up of The Reef Restaurant and Piano Bar, The Reef RV Park and The Reef Bar. A visit to one or all is a more than sufficient reason to turn your holidays into an unforgettable memory. Considered to be at the top of the list of the finest restaurants in town, The Reef Restaurant and Piano Bar takes pride in serving you with ‘haute cuisine’ while offering beautiful panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. The renowned master chef Humberto Escobedo uses his extensive international experience to present a gourmet menu with Italian, French and Oriental influences, creating contrasting yet balanced combinations and a pleasurable feast for your pallet. Sunset dining accompanied by the perfect music offered from the piano of maestro Arturo Peña gives the ideal final touch to a remarkable culinary experience.
At Casa Monica in Cholla Bay
The Reef RV Park provides some of the best views of the Sea of Cortez. With many of the 200 spaces directly on the beach, the water’s edge is very inviting. With many water activities to choose from, the scenic delights and beach lifestyle, The Reef RV Park offers guaranteed fun for everyone in the family. Naturally, the park has all the necessary services available to accommodate all types of recreational vehicles. Finally, you may decide to enjoy your favorite beverage in the place that has had the tradition of hosting memorable gatherings for more than ten years. The Reef Bar, like the other establishments, has direct access to the beach and ocean. It has long been one of the favorite haunts of many in the region of beautiful Puerto Peñasco. The Reef complex is one more reason to make numerous trips to your favorite beach, time and time again!
Playa Bonita Resort, Hotel & R.V. Park
Walk along the peaceful beaches Relax at the pool Read a book to the sound of the waves • 128 Beach View Room • A/C in Rooms • Jacuzzi • Satellite TV • Outside Bar • Restaurant • Swimming Pool • Happy Hour • Live Music USA Toll Free: 1-800-569-1797 México Toll Free: 1-888-232-8142 Phone from USA: (011-52-638) 383-2586 or 383-2199 Located on Paseo Balboa #100 on the beach, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
Laos Mar Hotel & Suites
93 Beautiful Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds Air Conditioning Satellite TV Full Kitchen Sofa Bed Hair Dryer Your satisfaction is our #1 goal! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns Phone for Info. (011-52-638) 384-4700, 383-4701, 383-4702, 383-4703 México Toll Free 01-800-560-2206 US Toll Free 877-736-5005 Located Paseo Balboa #90, U.S. Mail PO Box 254, Lukeville, AZ 85341
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t u o h g u o r h T the Year, the Fun
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February 1-4, 2007
February 15-17, 2007
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I-10 at Irvington Rd
I-10 at Wild Horse Pass
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Countryside RV Resort 2701 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction 480-982-1537, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Gold Canyon RV & Golf 7151 E. US Hwy Apache Junction 480-982-5800, 877-465-3226 www.robertsresorts.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Golden Sun RV Resort 999 W Broadway Ave, Apache Junction 480-983-3760, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— High Chaparral RV 7575 W. Battaglia Casa Grande 520-466-5076 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd, Casa Grande 800-421-7004 www.palmcreekgolf.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd., Ft. McDowell 480-836-5310 www.eagleviewrvresort.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St, Mesa 800-999-4990 www.goodliferv.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Monte Vista Village Resort 8865 E. Baseline Rd, Mesa 480-833-2223, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— View Point RV Resort & Country 8700 E. University Dr, Mesa 800-822-4404, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Paradise RV Resort 10950 W Union Hills Dr, Sun City 602-977-0344, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave, Tonopath 623-386-3892 www.saddlemountainrvpark.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Seyenne Vistas 625 West McKellips Mesa 480-644-0989, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Foothill s West RV Resort 19501 W. Hopi Drive Casa Grande 520-836-2531, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Fiesta Grande RV Resort 1511 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande 520-836-7222, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Casita Verde 2200 N. Trekell Rd. Casa Grande 520-836-9031, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
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Arizona Travel Centers CENTRAL Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 Petro Truck Stop 5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli w/prem. coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, convenience store, mail, internet kiosks, movie theater, laundry, lighted parking, phones. Eloy - I-10 exit 208A Flying J Travel Plaza 16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205 Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, showers.
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Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 Travel Centers of America 1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut. Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge, game room, laundry.
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NORTH Winslow - I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081 Country Market Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms.
SOUTH Tucson - I-10 exit 268 TTT Tucson Truck Terminal, Inc. 5451 Benson Highway, 520-574-0050 Convenience store, deli, Hi-Way Chef Restaurant, CB shop, gift shop, barber/beauty shop, massage clinic, post office, Western Union, RV dump, propane. Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 520-377-0001 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store. Willcox - 1-10 exit 340 Travel Centers of America 1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311 Minh Chinese, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking, repair shop, RV dump.
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Butterfield RV Resort 251 S. Ocotillo, 520-586-4400 Benson 800-863-8160 www.rv-resort.com ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— De Anza Trails RV Park 2869 E Frontage Rd. Amado 866-332-6022 www.DeAnzaRV.com ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E. Peak Lane, Picacho 520-466-7841 www.picachopeakrv.com ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Caballo Loco Ranch 40 Miles SW of Tucson in Three Points, Tucson 520-449-0616 www.swcampers.com ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd, 520-574-5000 Tucson 800-424-9191 www.VoyagerRV.com ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————––————————————————— The Caverns RV 252 W. State Highway 82 Huachuca City 520-456-9587 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————––————————————————— Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Hwy. 82 Huachuca City 888-800-0772 www.tombstoneterritories.com ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————––————————————————— Fairview Manor 3115 N. Fairview Ave., 520-888-1502 Tucson 877-362-6736, 877-362-6736 www.rvonthego.com ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————––————————————————— Goldminers RV Resort 1130 E. Goldminers Circle Pearce 520-826-3280 www.greyhoundvillage.com
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PICACHO Picacho Peak RV Resort 17065 E. Peak Lane 520-466-7841 www.picachopeakrv.com 312 sites, full h/u, pull thrus, restrooms/showers, laundry, cable/satelite, internet access. Pool/spa, recreation hall, activities, fitness center, LPGas, dump station. Pet friendly.
DEWEY Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E. Hwy. 69 800-352-6305 www.orchardrvresort.com 402 sites, 55+, 290 pull-thrus, 315 full h/u. CATV, city water, modem h/u, restrooms/ showers, laundry, RV supplies, LP gas. Heated pool/spa, shuffleboard, rec hall, game room.
171 sites, full h/u, pull thrus, LPGas, dump station, Restrooms/showers, laundry, Internet access. Pool/spa, Golf, recreation hall, activities. Pet friendly.
The London Bridge
72 Brenda Quartzsite
Sun City Peoria Glendale
PHOENIX Scottsdale Tempe Mesa
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
Casa 84 Grande 287 87
Organ Pipe Cactus N.M.
77 Show Low 61
San Carlos Lake
Eagar Greer Mt. Baldy Alpine
San Carlos 70
Willcox Saguaro N.P. Benson 10
191 Sunsites Pearce Tombstone
90 83 82 Sonoita Tubac Sierra Tumacacori Vista 80 191 N.H.P. Patagonia 90 Fort Bisbee 82 Huachuca 92 Nogales Naco Douglas 19
Rocky Point, Mexico
Sanders Desert rs 40 Chambe 191 Petrified 61 Forest National Park
277 Overgaard 260
Casa Eloy Grande N.M. 79 Oracle Jct. Picacho Peak
che 88 Apa ake Tonto L Apache Jc N.M. t. 60 Gilbert Superior 60 Chandler
12 191 Canyon de Chelly Natl. Mon. Window Ganado Rock Hubbell Trading Post Natl. Hist. Site 191
3 oe sesh Hor Res. es.87 tR tlet Bar Cave Creek 87 Carefree 188
347 Gila Bend
Montezuma Castle N.M. 260 Strawberry Pine n Payso
BULLHEAD CITY River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave. 928-754-2121 132 sites. Utilities & cable, heated pool, rec hall, exercise room, games, showers/restrooms, picnic area, horseshoes and mini golf . Laundry facilities, phones, vending machines.
Painted Rock Res.
Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
89A 69 69 Dewey
Cordes Jct. Crown King Yarnell Lake 17 Wickenburg Pleasant
Tuzigoot N.M. Jerome
Walnut Canyon N.M.
89A Mormon 7 Lake
raibi Old O tsmovi Keams Kyko Canyon a s e M
Lake Havasu City 95 Alamo Lake
Wupatki N.M. 180 San Sunset Crater Francisco Volcano N.M. Peaks FLAGSTAFF Leupp
CASA GRANDE High Chaparral RV 7575 W. Battaglia Dr 520-466-5076
1,576 full hookup sites w/ patios. Includes back-ins, big rig sites, 100 foot pull thrus. Restrooms/showers, dump, security, laundry, groceries, RV supplies. Heated pools/spa, rec hall, activities, 9-hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts.
SEDONA Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 www.ranchosedona.com
TUCSON Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000 800-424-9191 www.VoyagerRV.com
TONOPAH Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N. 411th Ave. 623-386-3892 www.saddlemountainrvpark.com
84 spaces. Exec. sites offer Internet/phone. City water, modem hu/office, WiFi, CATV, restrooms/showers, public phone, laundry, limited RV supplies, BBQ/Fire pit, stream (fishing/swimming), great hiking.
10 68 Laughlin
PINETOP Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260 928-369-7400 800-929-8744 www.hon-dah.com 258 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, Internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino
342 sites, 62 pull thrus, 213 sites w/patios full h/u. Laundry, rec room w/ modem h/u, restrooms/showers, phone h/u, pool, tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, RV storage, LP gas, picnic area, dump station. Pets ok.
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Mexican Water 160 160 Teec Nos Pos 64
Monument Valley Tribal Park
uar o Can Lake Lak yon e
Temple Meadview Bar
Great camping in heart of Payson. Shopping, fishing, hiking, casino nearby. Pool, clean restroom/showers, laundry, Internet, clubhouse/ gameroom, playground. Open year round.
Lake MeadHoover Dam
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Mead Natl. Rec. Area
PAYSON Payson Campground and RV Resort 808 E. Hwy. 260 928-472-2267 http://hometown.aol.com/paysoncamp/ index.html
Pipe Spring N.M.
Rainbow Bridge N.M.
Route 66, Mile Marker 115. 65 sites, limited electricity/water. Restrooms/showers, laundry, dump station, gas, game room, market, restaurant, pets ok on leash.
PEACH SPRINGS Grand Canyon Caverns RV Park 150 N. Myers 928-422-4565 www.gccaverns.com
10 Dos Cabezas Chiricahua 186 Nat. Mon. 181
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regular lessons. A yearly Art Show and Craft Fair amazes newcomers and every Tuesday is local talent night, which many residents attend. Residents even put on a classical concert once a month. Our flea market is a regular event as is the weekly produce market, which is full of fresh local delights. Bingo is twice a week and a day trip to the casino is offered once a month. Line dancing and clogging is offered twice a week and a dance Saturday night. Along with our events, we offer fabulous facilities and a friendly, capable staff. Guests enjoy several recreation halls with large kitchens, stage, TV & computer room, poolroom, puzzle room, and library. There are 2 large pools, five hot mineral spas and two individual spas and steam rooms. We also have a desert nine-hole golf course, two Laundromats, store, beauty salon, cafĂŠ and massage therapist. Is it any wonder we think we're in paradise? All within an hour of Palm Springs or Mexico and 2 hours from Yuma.
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