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DEAR FELLOW TRAVELERS To those of you traveling to Arizona from across the country and around the globe - welcome to the great state of Arizona! To our in-state residents exploring the many sites and attractions that our state provides – happy trails! This year marks the 50th anniversary of TravelHost as The Premier Destination Resource™ for travelers. During the past halfcentury, TravelHost has been used by over 3 billion travelers as an informational source to find local attractions and events, plan trip itineraries and discover new venues for fun and excitement. 2017 also marks the first year of a singular, comprehensive magazine that serves travelers throughout the entire state of Arizona. Whether you picked up a magazine copy in your hotel room, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, via one of the 66 Official Arizona Visitor Centers or through distribution at a local business, we sincerely hope that you enjoy reading the revamped and expanded TravelHost Arizona.

Within this issue of TravelHost Arizona you will have access to some well-known and not so wellknown facts about our state. Our large scale “Calendar of Events” will inform you of the many goings on within our state, some of which might cause you to add and/or change your itinerary to accommodate a new interest or fascination with our state. The diversity of Arizona will be on display through the feature articles that target each of the northern, central and southern parts of the state. You are encouraged to read through the entire issue of TravelHost Arizona. Plan a visit to the Grand Canyon, attend the NCAA Final Four, shop at Baby Lux Clothing Boutique, taste an Arizona wine, watch the rodeo of your choice…there is so much to see and do within our state! Your thoughts and comments are welcomed – we are here to serve you, our reader. Enjoy and safe travels!

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Arizona is nick named “The Grand Canyon State” and is home to the Grand Canyon National Park.

The USA Today currently ranks Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport as the “Best Airport” in the United States of America. About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian Reservations.

Arizona ranks as the sunniest state in the U.S., as measured by percentage of sun, total hours of sun and clear days.

The state flower is the Saguaro cactus blossom

The first European documented exploration of the area that comprises the state occurred in 1539 by Marcos de Niza. Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest city in the United States with an annual % average possible sunshine of 90%. A monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation. The pop song “Arizona”, written by Kenny Young and performed by former Paul Revere and the Raiders member Mark Lindsay, peaked at Number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on February 14, 1970. Arizona’s state motto is Ditat Deus (“God enriches”). Arizona became our 48th state on February 14, 1912, the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union. Arizona is home to three of the top four, and four of the top nine, sunniest cities in the United States – Yuma (90%), Phoenix (85%), Tucson (85%) and Flagstaff (78%). The state is home to over 110 wineries, vineyards and cellars. The Willcox wine region produces 74% of the wine grapes grown in the state of Arizona.

The Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) grew by 941,011 people (45.3%) from April 2000 to April 2010 and gained another 382,000 people (estimated) from 2010 to 2015. Humphreys Peak, located about 11 miles north of Flagstaff, is the highest natural point in the state at 12,633 feet. Flagstaff averages 103.6 inches of snow a year, making it the snowiest city in the state. Yuma County produces 90% of the U.S.’s winter supply of lettuce and is the nation’s third largest vegetable producer. Casa Grande soil, the official soil of the state, consists of very deep, well drained soils that formed in old mixed alluvium. Arizona is home to two of the most famous roads in American forklore history – U.S. Route 66 (known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road) and U.S. 80 (“Broadway of America”, Dixie Overland Highway, Ocean to Ocean Highway). Arizona is a right-to-work state. The battleship USS Arizona was named in honor of the state. It was commissioned in 1913 and now rests at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. State colors are blue and old gold.

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2/ 17-19, 57th Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup, Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, Peoria 2/ 18-25, FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, Kino Sports Complex, Tucson 2/ 18, 23rd Annual Great Arizona Outback Chili Cook Off, Centennial Community Center, Salome 2/ 18, 21st Annual Desert Classic Duathlon, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills 2/ 18, Gilbert Art Walk, Water Tower Plaza, Gilbert 2/ 18, Cruise, BBQ, & Blues Festival, Oro Valley marketplace, Oro Valley 2/ 18-26, 23rd Annual International Film Festival & Workshop, Sedona 2/ 18, 26th Annual Parker Buckskin Mountain Desert Dash, Parker 2/ 18-26, Casa Grande Cowboy Days and O’Odham Tash, Ed Hooper Rodeo Grounds, Casa Grande 2/ 18, Buffalo Soldiers & Vintage Baseball, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde 2/ 19, 9th Annual Sun Health Arizona Marathon, Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale 2/ 22-26, Sahuaro Classic Horse Show, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson 2/ 23-26, Arizona H2OMG! Festival, Lake Pleasant Harbor, Peoria, AZ 2/ 24-26, 53rd Annual Lost Dutchman Days, Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, Apache Junction 2/ 24-26, 33rd Annual Advance Auto Parks NHRA Nationals, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler

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March 3/ 1-5, Arizona Winter Festival Horse Show, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson 3/ 1-4, 2017 Memorial Championship Disc Golf Tournament, Fountain Park, Fountain Hills 3/ 2, Taste of Parker, Parker 3/ 3-5, Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, Sedona 3/ 3-5, Coolidge Cotton Days, San Carlos Park, Coolidge 3/ 3-5, 6th Annual Arizona Balloon Festival, FearFarm, Phoenix 3/ 3-4, 59th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane Fly-In, Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Casa Grande

3/ 10-12, 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo, Sacaton 3/ 10-12, 47th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival 2017, Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale 3/ 11, 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Sedona 3/ 11-12, 23rd Annual Aloha Festival, Tempe Town Lake, Tempe 3/ 11, Arizona Archaeology Expo, Sells 3/ 12-15, Arizona Wild West Festival, Cave Creek 3/ 14-19, 7th Annual JTBC Founders Cup, JW Marriott Desert Ridge at Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix 3/ 15-19, Roots n’ Boots Queen Creek Pro Rodeo and Family Rodeo, Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, Queen Creek 3/ 17-19, 29th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival, Superior 3/ 17-18, MCAS 55th Annual Air Show & Open House, Yuma

3/ 3-5, Wild West Con & Steampunk Festival, Old Tucson, Tucson

3/ 17-18, Arizona Flywheelers, Verde Valley Fairgrounds, Cottonwood

3/ 4-5, 2017 Arivaca Film Festival, Arivaca Community Center, Arivaca

3/ 17-19, 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Carefree, Carefree

3/ 4, Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run, Sonoita 3/ 4, Mesa Arts & Crafts Fest – MACFEST, Downtown Mesa, Mesa 3/ 4, Gilbert Art Work, Gilbert 3/ 4, Taste of Rim Country, Payson 3/ 9-12, 5th Annual Sedona Yoga Festival, The Collective Sedona’s Vista Hall, Sedona 3/ 9-12, 64th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale

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Final Four Fan Events FINAL FOUR FAN FEST PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE: Come Ready To Play - the Final Four Fan Fest is so much more than basketball. From rock climbing to youth clinics, from autograph signings to special appearances, there is plenty to see and do. Families will enjoy a special Kids Zone and activities. Friends and teammates will enjoy competing for bragging rights at one of 24 hands-on NCAA championship experiences.

Cost: $8 for adults, kids 12 and under get in FREE. Tickets available 1/25/17 Location: Phoenix Convention Center Hours of Operation: Friday, 3/31; Noon–8pm Saturday, 4/1; 10am–8pm Sunday, 4/2; 11am–8pm Monday, 4/3; Noon–6pm More Event Information: http://on.ncaa.com/FanFest

MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL: This special FREE three-day concert series takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the Final Four Weekend and features both local and national acts that in the past have included artists such as Pitbull, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, The Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few. The concerts typically start in the late afternoon and feature team pep rallies, as well as interactive games, activities and refreshments provided by the tournament’s sponsors. This is a free event, open to the public and sponsored by NCAA Corporate Champions AT&T, Coke and Capital One.

Cost: FREE Location: Margaret T. Hance Park Hours of Operation: Friday, 3/31; 4pm–10pm Saturday, 4/1; 2pm–10:30pm Sunday, 4/2; 3pm–10pm Official Tagline: Three Days. Two Stages. One FREE Music Festival. More Event Information: http://on.ncaa.com/MMMFest

FINAL FOUR FRIDAY: The day before the semi-final games, each of the Final Four teams will participate in an hour long open practice at University of Phoenix Stadium. The practices are free and open to the public and provide an opportunity for locals and fans to see all of the teams in action in venue. Special programming and tributes throughout the practices lend to the exciting atmosphere. Cost: FREE Location: University of Phoenix Stadium Hours of Operation: Friday, 3/31; 10am–3pm Official Tagline: The Big Game is Close. Like Inches Away Close. More Event Information: http://on.ncaa.com/FFFriday

FINAL FOUR DRIBBLE: This unique event takes place on the Sunday of Final Four weekend. Thousands of children (registered online) will be given their very own official NCAA basketball and dribble it along a route ending at the entrance of Fan Fest. This free event, includes not just the basketball, but a t-shirt and a unique way for local kids to be a part of the Final Four weekend. Cost: FREE, registration opens in 1/25/17 Location: Route begins at Heritage Square and ends at the Phoenix Convention Center Event Start: Sunday 4/2, 11 am More Event Information: http://on.ncaa.com/Dribble

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popular teams, the selection will be limited. Every team sells spring season tickets-bought mostly by locals and snowbirds-and the best tickets in any spring ballpark are controlled by these season ticket holders. The MLB teams are also set up best to sell massive amounts of tickets in a short amount of time, as the beginning of spring training ticket sales can best be described as a feeding frenzy. This means tens of thousands of fans rush to obtain tickets for specific games.

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Desert Jewel / Central Arizona

Scottsdale Top 10 1 Stay and play at one of Scottsdale’s

72 distinct hotels and resorts which range in size and offerings, depending on if you’re traveling solo, with a significant other or family.

 2 Golf at TPC Scottsdale, home of the most highly-attended tournament on the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  3 Hike or mountain bike in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the largest city preserve in in the United States.  4 Get a spa treatment at one of Scottsdale’s premier spas, such as The Spa at The Boulders or Well & Being at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

5 Explore downtown Scottsdale’s

robust art scene, which features many of the destination’s 70 art galleries and museums.

6 Enjoy a western dance at the iconic Rusty Spur Saloon or Handlebar J.

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Visit Taliesin West, the former home 7 and still functioning architecture school of Frank Lloyd Wright, often referred to as the “Father of American Architecture.” Dine at one of Scottsdale’s 800 8 restaurants, such as FnB, The Mission or Posh Improvisational Cuisine. Shop for the perfect outfit at 9 Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest mall in the Southwest, or smaller boutiques such as Saba’s Western Wear or Atkinson’s Trading Post. Enjoy a nightcap at one of

10 Scottsdale’s trendy nightlife spots

such as Citizen Public House or Second Story Liquor Bar. End the night with a bang at Shade at W Scottsdale or Bottled Blonde.

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Celebrating 16 Years of World-class Performances at the Webb Center / Central Arizona

Del E. Webb

THE DEL E. WEBB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is a state-of-the-art 600-seat venue located in the West Valley community of Wickenburg; just 35 minutes from Surprise. All tickets for the 2016-2017 Season are on sale now. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or visit dewpac.org for information on artists, a full schedule of events, and to watch video previews.

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Friday, 2/17, 12 Noon USAF Band of the Golden West The Commanders; Free Concert; Downtown Wickenburg Saturday, 2/18, 6:00pm Find Your Center Gala featuring Betty Buckley (bettybuckley.com) Friday, 3/3, 7:30pm Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal (rosannecash.com) Sunday, 3/5, 3:00pm Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Friday, 3/10, 7:30pm Ramsey Lewis Quintet (ramseylewis.com) Thursday, 3/16, 7:30pm The Phoenix Symphony Pops Goes to Hollywood (phoenixsymphony.org) Saturday, 3/18, 11:30am – 2:00pm Guys Who Grill; Team Grilling Competition; Wickenburg Community Center

Thursday, 3/23, 7:30pm The Quebe Sisters (quebesisters.com) Sunday, 3/26, 7:30pm PIANO BATTLE (pianobattle.de) Friday, 4/7, 7:30pm Tom Papa (tompapa.com) Saturday, 4/8, 10:00am – 10:00pm Wickenburg Literary Festival; Free Event; Downtown Wickenburg; Street Dance & BBQ to follow featuring the hit band Mogollon

This spring, dueling pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will go head-to-head in contests of flying fingers and searing wit in PIANO BATTLE. Audience members vote on the performances and ultimately determine a winner in this concert which is part serious recital, part tongue-in-cheek competition. Webb Center audiences will be delighted by the sophisticated sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in a matinee performance of Big Band hits; legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and his quintet; and a new Phoenix Symphony pops program. Country music fans will enjoy an acoustic concert by country royalty Rosanne Cash and accompanist John Leventhal as well as The Quebe Sisters’ vintage style of Texas swing and threepart harmony. Comedy this season comes in the form of comedian Tom Papa, who got his big break opening for Jerry Seinfeld.

February welcomes the Webb Center’s fourth annual Find Your Center Gala featuring legendary Broadway vocalist Betty Buckley on February 18. This premier event promises over 100 silent auction items, an open bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a spectacular concert with proceeds benefiting the organization. The Webb Center also hosts fun community events in downtown Wickenburg, such as a free lunch time concert in the park with the US Air Force Band’s Jazz Ensemble, The Commanders. In March the Webb Center sponsors the seventh annual Guys Who Grill competition. This fun-filled afternoon is open to the public and features teams competing in grilling, smoking, and barbecuing categories. Because all men grill, and all men think they are the best! In April, the Wickenburg Literary Festival will offer free activities for all ages including storytelling, a book sale, craft fair, street dance and more!

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Explore Gilbert / Central Arizona

Gilbert TOWN O F

Things to do in Gilbert  1 Enjoy wildlife viewing, hiking and adventure for the whole family at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Star gaze and enjoy presentations 2 of current astronomical events at Riparian Preserve’s astronomy observatory.

3 Visit the fun and vibrant Heritage  District to dine on delightful local fare and explore.  4 Stroll through Gallery 4 and the Art Intersection, where art is brought to life and exciting exhibitions and events are sure to delight.

5 Watch characters come to life on the stage with a play at Hale Theatre, which has a legendary heritage as the longest continuously-running, privately-owned and -operated theatre company in America.

 6 Run, jump and play with your furry friends, or just kick back and watch them at Cosmo Dog Park, rated fourth best dog park in the U.S.  7 Enjoy a round of golf at one of five magnificent golf courses including Western Skies Golf Club, Greenfield Lakes Golf Club, Kokopelli Golf Course, Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch and Seville Golf and Country Club.

8 Bring the whole family out for some  friendly competition in laser-tracked golf games at Topgolf.

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species of birds have been sighted MAKE MEMORIES that will last and many people come from a lifetime during your vacation different states and countries to to Gilbert, Arizona. Our friendly see the beautiful and sometimes town is just southeast of Phoenix rare birds. The park boasts and Scottsdale and is only a short covered picnic areas, a dinosaur drive away from Phoenix-Mesa dig site and campsites that can Gateway Airport and Phoenix be reserved for a desert getaway. Sky Harbor International The preserve also has the only Airport. Known for being one Valley astronomy observatory of the best places to live in open to the public every Friday America, Gilbert boasts a wide and Saturday evening array of outdoor and from dusk until 9:30 cultural attractions, Calendar p.m., subject to weather unique dining and conditions. The shopping experiences Gilbert Art Walk 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18 and family-friendly Gilbert Heritage District fantastic weather and diverse terrain make activities. Gilbert Outdoors Expo Arizona the optimal In Gilbert, it’s 2/25 9am-3pm place to see the state easy to find unique Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch via bicycle. dining spots with Gilbert, which exceptional food and KA-POW! Superhero is named a Bicycle local charm. In fact, Adventure Run 3/25 8am-12noon Friendly Community, our local restaurants is well known for its are the kind of places Freestone Park Central Trail System you’ll tell your friends that offers 135 miles about, blog about of enjoyment for outdoor and want to snap pictures of enthusiasts. Along with its the food for your social media equestrian tracks are over 54 channels. With a variety of miles of marked bike trails where genres, you’re guaranteed to find you can ride along the canals. great food in a place built on warmth and character. As one of the largest and most popular wildlife preserves in Gilbert, Arizona, the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch features hiking and equestrian trails open to the community. The preserve provides a great opportunity for wildlife and bird watching and is considered the premier bird watching facility in the Phoenix metro region. Close to 250

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Get yourself to Arizona. Prepare for adventure. Visit the Heritage District for an endless array of savory dining options, vibrant nightlife, amazing art and cultural experiences, and one-of-a-kind retailers. Treat yourself to a cold, refreshing beer at AZ Wilderness Brewing, rated one of the best breweries on the planet. Take the entire family to Topgolf, a premiere sports and entertainment venue. Explore the more than 300 bird species that make their home at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, or stargaze at the Valley’s only astronomy observatory. Create incredible memories. Repeat, again and again.

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Shop for the little ones in your life at BabyLux / Central Arizona

BabyLux ANNOUNCES THE BIRTH OF SECOND LOCATION

“ I wanted to create a unique environment where mothers and grandmothers can be confident in their purchases...” - Melissa Teegarden, Baby Couture Connoisseur

BabyLux 20789 N. Pima Rd., Suite 125 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 106 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 866-686-4636 | www.babyluxonline.com

FOR RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS OF SCOTTSDALE, there is only one place to shop for the little ones in your life. Once you stumble upon this hidden gem tucked away in north Scottsdale, you will discover a treasure trove of adorable things. BabyLux is an upscale baby and children’s boutique that is a must-see during your travels to the Valley of the Sun. Carrying stylish apparel from infant to age 10, the store offers clothing that will ensure your child is always confident and comfortable. Based on the growing demand for cuteness, BabyLux is happy to announce the birth of BabyLux 2.0 – a second location opening in February 2017 at The Shops at Gainey Village. The new store, located at 8787 North Scottsdale Road., Suite 106, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253, will expand the offerings to include the latest fashions for boys and girls up to age 10. This original concept offers luxurious brands at affordable price points and is the only place to shop for the little love of your life. Founded in 2013 by Melissa Teegarden, who is a mother of three small children and has a background in marketing, BabyLux is a business for moms by moms, with the highest quality in mind and a commitment to customer service. From the moment you start your BabyLux experience, you will have a baby brand expert to help

you shop. Every customer will receive individual assistance in navigating the layout of the store and staff will provide an overview of each brand offered at the store. From when you enter, until you leave with your beautifully wrapped gift, your experience at BabyLux will be like no other shopping experience. When asked what her inspiration was for starting the store she said, “I wanted to create a unique environment where Mothers and Grandmothers can be confident in their purchases. A place with original clothing that speaks for itself, clothing that when you dress your little one for that special occasion all other moms will be dying to know where you got it.” If you are expecting, BabyLux is the only shop that researches each and every brand they sell to determine the quality of manufacturing behind the name. From strollers and bedding to keepsakes and pacifiers, only the best will do! Having a new child is such a special time in any family’s life and BabyLux wants to be a part of each and every special moment. Don’t waste time shopping online for products that may not represent the quality portrayed in the photos, especially considering how delicate a baby’s skin is. Find exceptional quality and incredible style at BabyLux.

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It is Happening in Peoria / Central Arizona

Upcoming Events at the City of Peoria Black Violin in concert Wednesday, January 18 6:00pm Centennial Plaza – 9875 N. 85th Avenue Black Violin, made up of string musicians Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, is the blend of classical, hiphop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. “Stereotypes,” released late 2015, marked the third LP but major-label debut for the hiphop/classical crossover duo. The event is free with food available for purchase.

Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race Saturday, January 21 Maricopa Trail The Prickly Pedal on the Maricopa Trail is a mountain bike race like no other. Located

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in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race winds through the northern section of the Maricopa Trail, the Valley’s emerald ring—a seamless connection of beautiful desert and challenging terrain with scenic views and near-perfect riding conditions. All proceeds from the Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race go to support the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation. For all the details, visit pricklypedal.com

their artwork; perform dance routines, theater acts, choir and band on stages throughout the event. Attendees can watch pottery being made, family bike ride, wagon rides, and a kid’s zone.

41st Annual Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15 Peoria Sports Complex – 16101 N. 83rd Ave Enjoy a great event full of family fun and the chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny! Held annually the Peoria Arts Saturday before Easter, this event & Cultural Festival offers something for everyone. Saturday, April 1 There are candy hunts for eight Old Town Peoria different age groups and one (Peoria & Grand Ave) for individuals with disabilities. The City of Peoria and the Peoria Highlights of the event include a Unified School District honor the petting zoo, pony rides, make & community’s past and celebrate take crafts, face painting, carnival the future through the Peoria games, inflatables, and much Arts & Cultural Festival. The more! Admission and parking event is located at Peoria and are free when you bring canned Grand Avenues in venues such food to benefit the St. Mary’s/ as Peoria’s Center for Performing Westside Food Bank Alliance. Arts, Peoria Historical Museums, Some activities require a nominal and more. Students from Peoria fee. Food and beverages will also Unified School District exhibit be available for purchase.

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The Sky’s the Limit / Central Arizona

Rainbow Ryders

H OT A I R B A L LO O N R I D E CO M PA N Y

Rainbow Ryders is truly an adventure to check off of your bucket list

RAINBOW RYDERS Hot Air Balloon Ride Company has been providing a once-ina-lifetime experience to passengers of all ages for over 34 years. Our FAA certified pilots exceed federal safety standards with a combined flight time of over 50,000 hours and a safety record that reflects excellent pilot decision-making. With the largest fleet of state-of-the-art hot air balloons in North America, Rainbow Ryders has safely flown over 275,000 passengers. The experience will begin as we check in each passenger for their flight. Pilots and crew will then transport all passengers to the launch site where they can assist with the inflation of our gentle giants, or simply stand back and enjoy the view as they come to life. The pilot will be your tour guide in the sky, pointing out the scenery below and sharing local knowledge along the way. Upon landing, indulge in our post-flight celebration specially catered for our passengers, along with a flight certificate to commemorate your aeronautical experience. Rainbow Ryders specializes in many aspects of a hot air balloon experience. Flight options include: Group, Private, Wedding,

Incentive and Team Building. Another option, for an abridged hot air balloon experience, are tethered rides; we will travel to you and provide short rides about 50-75ft in the air, each ride will last about 10 minutes each. If a show-stopping backdrop is what you are looking for, we will set up a static balloon display for the perfect addition to any event. Custom banners and branding awareness is also available for placement on the balloon. The possibilities are endless with Rainbow Ryders. Whether you are looking to take a flight for two or share the experience with other adventure seekers, a hot air balloon experience with Rainbow Ryders is truly an adventure to check off of your bucket list.

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Mysteries of Coolidge / Central Arizona

Coolidge CI TY O F

FOUNDED IN 1925 and named after the 30th president of the United States, Coolidge finds its roots deep in cotton country. In fact, Arizona ranks among the top 10 cotton producing states. Today, cotton plays a vital role in the lifestyle and economy of Coolidge along with light and heavy industrial businesses that have flourished. In addition to Coolidge’s farming and industrial roots, the City has world recognition with some of the most talented musicians in history. Legends, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Dell and Waylon Jennings have musical starts in Coolidge. All of these singers have performed on stages across the

United States. Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2015, The City along with the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce launched a unique partnership. A former elementary school was transformed into an arts and maker space where artisans, technologists and performers come together to further expand their crafts and share those talents with the rest of the community. Famous to the glass world, Anne Nye chose the Artisan Village of Coolidge to showcase her talent and continues her work in one of the many studios on site. In addition, there are two museums and an art gallery located at the Village. The Pinal Gem & Mineral Museum and the Copper State Heritage Museum offer a one of a kind look into the history of Arizona. The Village Gallery also captures the essence of all the creations

within the Artisan Village. Another museum located just a few minutes away from the Village showcases Coolidge’s early history. The Coolidge Historical Museum has many turn of the Century items used in everyday living to farm implements. The museum’s displays take a nostalgic view in time. One of the main centerpieces of Coolidge has a vast impact on early Native American history with the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. This National Park Service operated site dates back as early as 1350 C.E. Today, visitors can take a step back in time with the preservation of artifacts and farming techniques used during that time. The Casa Grande or ‘Big House’ still stands today, hundreds of years later and its purpose still remains a mystery.

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Enjoy the Arts / Central Arizona

Arizona Fine Art EXPO BEGINS JANUARY 13 IN BEAUTIFUL DESERT SETTING OF NORTH SCOTTSDALE

RENOWNED ARTISTS from across the globe will make the beautiful Sonoran Desert in north Scottsdale home for 10 weeks as they create original pieces of fine art in what has come to be known as one of Arizona’s best venues for collecting fine art. The Arizona Fine Art EXPO begins Friday, January 13 and runs through Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily under the “festive white tents” at 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax

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Roads, next to MacDonald’s Ranch. Season passes cost $10; season passes for seniors and military are $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free. The event features 110 patron-friendly studios within a 44,000 square-foot space, where guests have a rare chance to meet the artists, see them in action, and learn about their passion, inspiration and techniques. Throughout the 10 weeks, artisans will sketch passionately in pencil, charcoal and pastels; sculpt and fire clay; drill, chisel and carve stone; paint in all media; stain and etch gourds; design lost wax casting; solder and weld jewelry; assemble mosaics and more. Art is for sale and commissions are welcomed. One of this year’s talented artists is Anthony Barbano, a glass-blowing sculptor from Salt Lake City. He specializes in 22 carat gold and pure silver fume glass, creating beautiful, delicate jewelry and glass sculpture. “Being an artist with Italian ancestry, I am drawn to fine art,” Barbano said. “My passion for this art form began when I was just a child. I feel it is important to consistently develop my skills in new glass blowing processes. Challenging myself outside of my comfort zone has helped me grow and develop my skills.” Patrons to EXPO can stroll throughout a two-acre sculpture garden, which includes a Koi pond with waterfall and hummingbird garden surrounded by natural desert. Other highlights include a café, wine tastings, garden parties, book signings, Arabian horse quick-draw event, live music every weekend and more. For 35 years, Thunderbird Artists has played a very important role in uniting gifted artists with patrons across the world by producing award-winning fine art and fine wine festivals. A family-run business, Thunderbird Artists’ success and the encouragement of artists prompted the birth of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO 13 years ago. For more details about participating artists or events during the show, call (480) 837-7163 or visit www.ArizonaFineArtEXPO.com.

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Unique Dining / Central Arizona

Dil on’s RESTAURANT

Keeping our food & service standards at their highest, is Dillon’s restaurants’ continued commitment.

and Hospitality that has made THE DILLON’S RESTAURANT Dillon’s Famous”. concept began in 1998, when Celebrate any large or small Co-Owner George Valverde family or corporate event. Rent approached Rich Dillon to a boat, enjoy water skiing & partner together to bring reality fishing! And dine on the Dillon’s to Valverde’s vision. food you’ve been craving! That vision has now produced November 2011 brought us 4 locations. The first Dillon’s our most exciting venue at the Restaurant opened in 1999 and Wild Life World Zoo. R&G is located on Thunderbird Rd., BBQ Concepts feeds your Peoria. This location still has hunger and entertains the family. much of the original home style, This unique site hosts farm house ambiance a 60,000 gallon shark from the early 1940’s. Catering tank right in the dining Entertainment For Catering Needs room!! Vibrant pink includes a live band 623.208.8677 flamingos entice you on Friday nights and to sit on the patio to at some locations on enjoy their beauty. After touring Saturday nights. the Zoo, this is a perfect end Dillon’s Arrowhead, located at to your visit, while filling your 59th Ave. and the 101, opened hungry group with Dillon’s Most in 2005 serving this gorgeous community of Glendale residents. The bar and restaurant hosts an ever-growing crowd, of enthusiastic golfers and sports fans, entertained by a live band on Friday and Saturday nights. The Patriot Room is our salute and thank you to: All Our Military, Past and Present, who Serve this Country to Preserve our Famous Barbecue and more. Freedom, and Keep Us Safe. Great to Know...!! If you choose January 2016: We bring you only to dine, there is no entry fee Dillon’s Bayou at Lake Pleasant to eat at Dillon’s. north of the Valley! This oasis Dillon’s Restaurants would in the desert is a Huge venue for not be successful without our our “Water Seeking Friends”!!! amazing employees that have Get away from the city norm, been a huge part of our lives. We with minimal travel, and enjoy have worked together with many the water and mountains of of them since 1995. We are very Pleasant Harbor. This grateful to their loyalty. Many of enormous Restaurant, our former employees have gone Bar & General Store on to extremely successful careers sits right on the lake. in medicine and teaching. We It is air conditioned feel fortunate to have been a part and heated for of their lives and growth. your comfort, Last, but not least We Thank while serving You, Our Guests, for Making our “Award Our Work Enjoyable. Winning Food

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Mountain Views / Central Arizona

Superstition Mountain GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS why people choose to own or build their next home at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club From the exclusive resort lifestyle, Tuscan and Spanish style homes, unmatched peace and award-winning golf, to friends that last a lifetime, Superstition Mountain offers everything you’re looking for… and more. Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club as a community has grown into the premier resort destination of Phoenix’s East Valley. Each home and homesite in the community has importance to the people who choose to make Superstition Mountain their home. Whether you want to golf, take a dip in the world-class pool, hike the famous Superstition Mountain range, get in a game of tennis, or lounge in the Clubhouse Restaurant/Bar, each day at Superstition Mountain is a world apart from the ordinary. I invite you to come and experience a community of quality, old-world character and vision… a community as unique as the lifestyle you will live here.

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ARIZONA

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The beauty of Northern Arizona awaits you and certainly should not be missed! Northern Arizona is well known for its wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, abundance of trails and forest service roads, extreme topographical and environmental variability, and its rich geologic and human history. There is something for everyone! Whether you are young, mature, single or with family, you are bound to have a memorable time.

NORTHERN ARIZONA features dozens of mountain ranges, including the state’s highest – the San Francisco Peaks. It also contains most of the state’s natural lakes. In the West lies the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, which was cut millions of years ago by the flow of the Colorado River while the land slowly rose around it. In Northern Arizona, you can do it all! Hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim, ski at Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff, shop ‘til you drop in the many unique and mystical shops in Sedona, while gazing at the stunning red rocks, or grab a drink and some great food in the 19th century Palace Restaurant & Saloon – once frequented by Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday – on Whiskey Row at the historic Courtyard Square in Prescott. As well, you can experience the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater, take a joyride along historical Route 66 – also known as “The Mother Road” – or dare to take a different view of the Canyon from the Skywalk®. Adventure truly awaits for the most enthusiastic and daring! Soar in a helicopter or airplane ride through the Grand Canyon with Papillon Helicopters and Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines. And if you are really up for an adventure, you can raft the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon for a day or even a week. For a family-friendly option to get to the Canyon, take the

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Its stunning beauty (red rocks and Oak Creek Canyon), spiritual vortices, art, dining and spas make Sedona a go-to spot for visitors. Here, you can enjoy jeep tours, equestrian and western-themed activities, hiking, biking, or peaceful contemplation of nature’s beauty.

Verde Valley

COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE, JEROME, CLARKDALE, CORNVILLE, PAGE SPRINGS, MONTEZUMA

With over a dozen vineyards and wineries, and a viticulture educational institution, this area remains at the leading edge of winemaking. As a designated NatGeo Geotourism location, the Verde Valley’s natural attractions are sure to please visitors interested in nature.

Route 66

FLAGSTAFF, WINSLOW, HOLBROOK

Visitors to this area can enjoy skiing, hiking, a giant meteor crater, traces of ancient cultures and more! Visit Flagstaff’s historic downtown, then explore the history along Route 66. When you’re done with that, pop over to the Grand Canyon.

Canyon Country

GRAND CANYON VILLAGE (SOUTH RIM), TUSAYAN, PAINTED DESERT, CAMERON TRADING POST

Williams is the gateway to the Grand Canyon Railway and an authentic Route 66 stop. If driving to the canyon, Tusayan is your closest base outside the park. Watch the flora and the geology change while descending into the canyon.

Northern Plateaus

PAGE, LAKE POWELL, TUBA CITY, KAYENTA, MONUMENT VALLEY, NORTH RIM (GRAND CANYON)

Take in the achingly beautiful vignettes of Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Four Corners and the highlyvisited national parks of Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and others. Don’t forget to visit Page as well.

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Heart of Historic Route 66 / Northern Arizona

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Experience the IMPACT and see where Apollo Astronauts Trained / Northern Arizona

Meteor Crater APPROXIMATELY 50,000 YEARS AGO, a giant asteroid hurtled through our Earth’s atmosphere at 26,000 miles per hour and collided with Northern Arizona’s rocky high plateau. The meteorite, estimated to be only 150 feet across, weighed several hundred thousand tons. Its explosive impact created a chasm as high as a

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60-story building and you could fit 20 football fields in the bottom with more than 2 million fans watching from the crater sloping walls. But to really comprehend the enormous size of this crater, you have to see it yourself. The science of meteorites fascinates a growing number of people all over the world. When one gains an understanding of these cosmic visitors – what they are made of, where have they been, how they got here and what effect their arrival may have on our planet – a visit to Meteor Crater becomes infinitely more meaningful. Arizona’s Meteor Crater, located 35 miles east of Flagstaff on Interstate 40 at

Exit 233, is the best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth! The visitor center located at the Crater offers guided rim tours (weather permitting), observation trails and decks, Discovery Center with interactive displays and exhibits, Astronaut Memorial Park with NASA test capsule, unique gift and rock shop and Subway® sandwich shop. The Crater Visitor Center is open 7 days a week, closed only on December 25th.

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True West. Real Adventure / Northern Arizona

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Prescott Top 10  1 Stroll the Courthouse Plaza while enjoying the free Summer Concert Series or the many other festivals and events.  2 Enjoy a performance of “The World’s Oldest Rodeo®” during the week of 4th of July.  3 Hike or Bike along the route that once hosted a railroad line – the Peavine Trail.  4 Kayak into hidden coves at Watson Lake.  5 Hike Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain for diverse views of Prescott from these two iconic promontories in Prescott.  6 Dangle from a rope while rock climbing the enormous boulders at the Granite Dells.  7 Picnic or fish among the pines at Goldwater Lake.  8 Test your endurance by hiking, biking or horseback riding the 54 Prescott Circle Trail.  9 Experience a bit of Prescott’s wild west history at the bar at the Historic Palace Saloon on Whiskey Row. Learn more about Prescott western 10 history and culture at our three unique museums: Sharlot Hall, Smoki and the Phippen.

MILE-HIGH PRESCOTT the Arizona archetype with four mild seasons, an average annual daytime temperature of about 70 degrees, and more than 300 days of sunshine. Just 90 miles north of Phoenix, Prescott is situated comfortably against the Prescott National Forest. Great Lakes Airlines serves LAX and Prescott twice daily with non-stop flights. From art to artifacts, Prescott’s history is well documented. Prescott was the Arizona Territory’s original capital and is now home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo. Prescott’s four museums bear witness to this area’s Native American, military and Western pioneer history and heritage. Downtown’s Whiskey Row still houses saloons patronized by Old West legends like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Courthouse Plaza, in the heart of downtown, is the fulcrum of activity in Prescott. During the summer months, the elmshrouded venue beats to five nights of free, live entertainment. The plaza also hosts community events, arts, crafts and car shows. Courthouse Plaza was named one of the Top Ten Public Spaces in the United States by the prestigious APA (American Planning Association). One might think that Arizona is an arid moonscape dotted with cacti and other prickly plant life, but Prescott is a mile above sea level and enjoys four mild seasons and blooming flora. The city boasts 16 parks and three lakes, with kayak and canoe rentals available at Watson, Goldwater and Lynx Lakes. Bike rentals are available at Watson Lake.

Prescott also caters to those in the mood for an outdoor odyssey of trail trekking, with more than 450 miles of groomed trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Mile-High Trail System contains approximately 28 miles of trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, Prescott Circle Trail System and Greenways Trails System. The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of trails that continues to expand, and eventually will encircle all of Prescott. The Greenways Trails are urban trails along Granite and Miller Creeks that run through downtown Prescott. Performing and visual arts play a large part in the fiber of this high desert community. In addition to the many area galleries, the Prescott Center for the Arts, the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, the Sharlot Hall Museum Theater and the historic Elks Opera House provide artistic sustenance to this entertainment savvy locale. Throughout the year, Prescott plays host to a plethora of events that celebrate the history, culture and art of the West. In the spring, the Whiskey OffRoad Mountain Bike Race, the Whiskey Row Marathon and the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale take center stage. The summer season heats up with Prescott Frontier Days and World’s Oldest Rodeo (celebrating 125 years this summer), Tsunami on the Square performing arts festival, the Prescott Indian Art Market, Prescott Jazz Summit and the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.

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Recognized as a leading outdoor recreation paradise, Prescott is surrounded by 1.25 million acres of the Prescott National Forest, 450 miles of trails and four lakes with kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and mountain biking activities.


Sightseeing Excursions / Northern Arizona

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PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS the oldest and largest helicopter sightseeing company in the world, has been flying daily to the Grand Canyon since 1965. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Grand Canyon with three exclusive landing sites at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. With destinations such as Las Vegas, Boulder City, Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon National Park, Phoenix/Sedona, Page/Lake Powell & Monument Valley, Papillon offers over 40 unique packages that feature spectacular sights of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and memorable views of the Grand Canyon. Specifically designed for aircraft touring, all of the helicopters in the Papillon fleet feature vista windows and offer narratives in several languages. Papillon transports up to 3,500 passengers a day with its fleet of 70 state-of-the-art

helicopters and airplanes, all of which are rigorously maintained each day by highly qualified maintenance teams. Papillon offers a variety of sightseeing excursions especially designed for the ultimate experience in touring. Guided tours, hiking, picnics, river rafting, and overnight expeditions with accommodations ensure an unparalleled experience. Papillon is your one-stop shop offering tours for everyone either by airplane, helicopter, motor coach, or any combination of these. Guests will discover the trip of a lifetime when they tour with Papillon. Papillon Helicopters holds the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for its commitment to exceptional quality, hospitality, and service from the Academy of Hospitality Services and is recognized by the National Operators Program of Safety for exceeding federal safety standards and procedures.

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HASSAYAMPA INN Lodging-Hotel 122 E. Gurley St. Prescott, Arizona 86301 928.778.9434 Call for hours “Historic Hotel Rich Unique Background” Hassayampa Inn remains an anchor in the community. The building is included in the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. But most of all, this red-brick hotel is as charming today as it was more than 80 years ago. Step inside and marvel at the elaborate stainedglass doors, vibrant murals, AND hand-painted ceiling beams. www.hassayampainn.com

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Just a short 90 minute drive north, located in the Historic District of Prescoo – this hotel offers comforrng small town charm while being closely situated near sights and sounds of Prescoo. The prime locaaon is walking distance to the Courthouse Square, Art Galleries, Unique One of a Kind Shops, Eateries and Annque Stores.

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Lodging-Luxury Hotel 10 Albright St. Williams, Arizona 86046 928.638.2631 Open 24/7 “Located on the rim of the Grand Canyon” Opening in 1905 El Tovar retains its elegant charm and is widely considered the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges. Located on the canyon rim it features a fine dining room, a beautiful lounge, gift shop and newsstand. El Tovar offers its guests full bell service, a lobby concierge and in-room dining. El Tovar is a beautiful world-class travel destination. www.grandcanyonlodges.com

HACIENDA DEL SOL GUEST RANCH Lodging-Luxury Hotel 5501 N Hacienda del Sol Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85718 520.299.1501 Call for hours “The Heart of the Foothills” The story began in 1929, when John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol. In 1944, Hacienda Del Sol converted to a guest ranch and immediately attracted the Silver Screen's most popular stars. Leading men John Wayne and Clark Gable both signed their names to the hotels illustrious guestbook. Howard Hughes found comfort and privacy within the walls of the Hacienda. www.haciendadelsol.com

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OL D-WOR L D C HA R M SITUATED IN THE MOUNTAINS, this hotel is close to many shopping and restaurant locations. It is just minutes from historic downtown and the World’s Oldest Rodeo Festival as well as Watson Lake and Lynx Lake. All rooms are equipped with private balconies, flat screen televisions, high speed complimentary Internet, plush towels and fine toiletries. The hotel grounds include a rose garden, a seasonal outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. A free breakfast features eggs and bacon and sausage, yogurt, cereal and fresh fruit. Complimentary hot coffee and house-made cookies greet our guests at check-in and dog biscuits await Fido as the hotel is recently pet friendly. A cool covered parking area is available at no additional charge.

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The Destination for all Seasons / Northern Arizona

Flagstaff CITY OF

EXPERIENCING THE SCENIC WONDERS of northern Arizona completes any Arizona spring visit, especially when including one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Whether it’s a first time visit to check off this majestic chasm from the bucket list or a return visit for a below the rim experience; Flagstaff is the perfect base to explore this region. Located an easy and scenic two-hour drive north of Phoenix, Flagstaff is a four season hub of activity where an eclectic mix of small town charm and endless outdoor adventure beckon. With the rugged San Francisco Peaks as a backdrop, outdoor enthusiasts can access seven national parks and monuments within a two hour drive of Flagstaff. Start the vacation with a visit to the historic south rim to take in some of the most expansive views of the Grand Canyon and well-known historic structures including the El Tovar Hotel and Mather Point. A drive through the park offers many different viewpoints and hiking opportunities. Complete the day at the Canyon at the Desert View Watchtower designed by Mary Coulter featuring breathtaking overlooks and Colorado River views. Arriving back in Flagstaff is the beginning of an evening filled with a wealth of dining and nightlife activities. Flagstaff is a craft beer town and the local microbrew culture is not to be missed. To experience Flagstaff ’s seven microbreweries, take part in www.travelhost.com

the Flagstaff-Grand Canyon Ale Trail. The trail offers discounts and insights into award-winning breweries including the newest offerings at Historic Brewing, Wanderlust Brewing, Mother Road Brewery and Dark Sky Brewing. Longtime Flagstaff favorites on the trail also include Beaver Street Brewery, Lumberyard Brewing and Flagstaff Brewing Company. Foodies will enjoy Flagstaff ’s ever-growing roster of innovative eateries and deciding where to dine might be the most difficult decision of the trip. The city’s burgeoning restaurant scene boasts a forest-to-table focus with locations like Coppa Café, Tinderbox Kitchen and Root Public House including locally foraged ingredients in many seasonal dishes. Cap off the evening by visiting Pluto; or Lowell Observatory where Flagstaff ’s favorite planet was discovered. Located near downtown, Lowell continues to be an active research facility and a significant reason Flagstaff is the first internationally known dark sky city. Each evening multiple telescopes are available around the observatory grounds offering a close encounter with celestial objects. Start your adventure at the Flagstaff Visitor Center (One E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001) where staff can provide personalized travel information, free guides, maps and brochures as well as insider tips on how to experience all that Flagstaff has to offer.

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The perfect place to play / Northern Arizona

Cliff Castle CASINO HOTEL

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel I-17, Exit 289 • Just south of Sedona 800-381-7568

EXPERIENCE THE PERFECT PLACE TO PLAY. Located just off Interstate 17 an hour north of Phoenix in the Verde Valley, you’ll find Cliff Castle Casino. Cliff Castle is a family friendly destination with something for everyone. The kids will have a blast in Orbits Arcade and in the Kids Quest supervised childcare center. Spend some quality family time at Shake Rattle and Bowl, the 20 lane bowling center located just off the casino floor. Cliff Castle Casino has over 650 slot machines, live Vegas style blackjack and a poker room. The Dragonfly night club features live music every Friday and Saturday night as well as pay per view UFC fights and boxing matches. Enjoy multiple dining options from Johnny Rockets The Original Hamburger, to Mountain Springs buffet where kids 3-10 years old eat for half price. If it’s a steak or seafood you’re looking for, the award winning Storytellers Steak House offers an amazing dining experience with the freshest, most delicious dishes in the region.

Spend the night at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. Choose from one of the hotel packages featuring family fun, wine or golf. Cliff Castle Casino is located in the heart of Verde Valley wine country and just minutes away from some of the area’s most popular tourist destinations including Out of Africa Wildlife Park, the Verde Canyon Railroad and the majestic red rocks of Sedona. Explore by day and play at night. Experience for yourself why Cliff Castle Casino has been voted the number one casino in the state of Arizona for 18 years in a row! All casinos have slot machines and table games. What they don’t have is the level of commitment to guest satisfaction, friendly team members and a warm and welcoming environment that you’ll find at Cliff Castle Casino. And coming in the summer of 2017 Cliff Castle will open a brand new Four Diamond Hotel. Visit CliffCastleCasinoHotel. com for information on hotel packages, dining options and promotions. Cliff Castle Casino is the perfect place to play.

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So much to do and see / Southern Arizona

Tucson and Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona Top 10 1 Kartchner Caverns - Experience a

6 T  ombstone and the O.K. Corral – Visit the town too tough to die and experience the reenactment of the famous gun battle where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Call 520-457-3456 or visit www.okcorral.com

stunning limestone cave that boasts world-class features. Discovered in 1974, this “live” cave is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Plan your visit today, call 520-586-2283 or visit www.azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/.

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Colorado River town was at crossroads of history / Southern Arizona

Yuma SADDLE UP FOR AN OLD WEST GE TAW AY

Sanguinetti House Museum BECAUSE THIS WAS THE (www.arizonahistoricalsociety. SAFEST PLACE to cross the org/museums/yuma, Colorado River, all trails led to 928.782.1841). The museum is Yuma for centuries. In fact, the open from 10-3 Tuesday through first European explorers arrived Saturday during the spring, but here 80 years before the Pilgrims takes a summer hiatus, so call landed at Plymouth Rock. to check the schedule – and ask But what put Yuma on the about historic trolley or map was the gold rush of 1849, walking tours, along with ghost when more than 60,000 travelers trolley tours. used a rope ferry to cross the Combine history and mighty Colorado at Yuma. In nature with a visit to Castle the next few years, the U.S. Dome Mines Museum Army built a fort to protect the (www.castledomemuseum. crossing and set up a depot to org, 928.920.3062), a lovingly supply outposts throughout the re-created “ghost town” Southwest. in a picture-perfect At Yuma Plan your desert setting about 40 Quartermaster getaway miles northeast of town. Depot State Historic Spanish conquistadors Park (800.293.0071, at VisitYuma.com, found silver here in the 928.783.0071), you where you can can explore the depot’s browse our visitors 1600s, and exploration guide and build continued until 1979, original buildings – and print a custom making these Arizona’s some of the state’s oldest – and learn how itinerary. More info, longest-worked mines. 800-293-0071, When Allen and the Colorado River 928-783-0071. Stephanie Armstrong shaped the West’s past, bought the old claim – now present and future. surrounded by Kofa National Yuma’s name took on a Wildlife Refuge – only a few fearsome meaning in 1876 when original buildings remained Yuma Territorial Prison (www. standing. They’ve since created a yumaprison.org, sprawling town of more than 50 928-783-4771) opened on the authentic structures -- each filled bluff above town – and prisoners with period furniture, equipment, were locked into cells they’d and artifacts like the world’s hacked from the granite with oldest pair of Levi’s. Mostly off their own hands. Over the next the tourist radar, Castle Dome three decades, the prison held a offers what one writer called “an total of 3,069 prisoners, including unforgettable blend of history lady stagecoach robber Pearl and scenery” that “bristles with Hart and 28 other women. Hear rich details of the lives led -- and echoes of hard time in a hard lost.”* Admission includes the place as you walk through the ghost town and a scenic hiking cellblock: motion sensors trigger trail through the mining area, but audio inspired by prisoner diaries, call to confirm the schedule from bringing to life the reality of April 15 through Oct. 1. Bring a what some called the “hellhole.” picnic for a perfect desert You can learn the naughty day trip. “Secrets of Victorian Yuma” at www.travelhost.com

Spring is a terrific time to explore Old West history in Yuma. Recognized by Guinness World Records as the sunniest place on earth, Yuma is located on the banks of the Colorado River in Arizona’s southwest corner, bordering California and Mexico.

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Marana Visitors will appreciate the Dove

Mountain area’s unbelievably gorgeous views, upscale dining, and resort ambience as well as hiking and biking trails; Tucson Premium Outlets for designer brands; and Catalina Brewing Co., which has quickly gained a cult following in the community. Li’l Abner’s offers an authentic one-ofa-kind Old West experience that is a favorite with locals – some of whom might be ranchers – who fill the place every weekend.

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THE TOWN OF MARANA has been the major farming and ranching area for Tucson for hundreds of years. It still has a lot of farmland, ranches and open space, but now Marana is becoming known for its specialty agriculture, which supplies local restaurants and craft breweries with high-end ingredients. If you drink craft beer made in Tucson, it’s likely you are drinking Marana-grown white Sonoran wheat – a 400-year-old variety of wheat that has recently been revived. If you drink Whisky Del Bac, you are drinking barley grown in Marana. When you have a salad at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain restaurants, the greens are from a specialty grower in Marana.

Because Marana is a growing community with a reputation for top notch farming and beautiful scenery, it is attracting people who want to develop new unique craft breweries and restaurants, and many of the restaurants here serve local craft beer. Quite a few popular restaurants in Tucson have opened second locations here. The one-year-old Tucson Premium Outlets has quickly become a popular shopping destination with visitors from all over the world, and Marana’s surrounding restaurants are waiting to be discovered. The Tucson Premium Outlets is actually located in the middle of the Town of Marana.

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Marana, Food and Shopping / Southern Arizona

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Gastropubs and Fine Dining The Dove Mountain neighborhood is about five minutes away from the Tucson Premium Outlets and has upscale dining as well as upscale family-friendly options. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the most highly-rated resort hotel in the state and offers a range of dining choices that are unparalleled in Southern Arizona. Even though it is a five star-rated resort, you do not need to be a guest to dine at any of The Ritz-Carlton’s three main restaurants. Each of The Ritz-Carlton’s restaurants follows French haute cuisine standards and uses the freshest available seasonal and local ingredients. Cayton’s Burger Bistro, at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain adjoining The Ritz-Carlton, is an Americanstyle gastropub famous for its gourmet burgers and milkshakes, and features local ingredients. If you are looking for family-friendly or casual elegance and incredible food, this is the place – and its cuisine and dining experience are presented by The RitzCarlton, Dove Mountain. www.travelhost.com

Ignite is The Ritz-Carlton’s cozy and romantic gastropub lounge. It has an interesting menu, small plates, and features sushi every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. In addition to its signature cocktails, it also has locally made craft beer on tap. CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar is The Ritz-Carlton’s elegant contemporary dining room and features the finest cooking and ambience you can find in Arizona.

CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar

The menu changes, offering inspired seasonal experiences of classic cuisine. If you are looking for a contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar, Vero Amore features upscale Neapolitan food including authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, seafood and meaty pasta dishes, along with extensivVe wine and cocktail selections. Dove Mountain Brewing Co. has well-crafted casual pub fare with an emphasis on local flavors, paninis, sandwiches and sides that pair nicely with beer, such as freshly baked thick pretzels served with special mustards. Li’l Abners Steakhouse is a vintage, one-of-a-kind place dripping with atmosphere as an authentic cowboy and Hollywood hangout from the 1940s, when Marana was the center of dude ranching and filming cowboy movies. It serves mesquite grilled “cowboy style” steak and ribs, cooked over an outdoor open flame, accompanied by salad, ranch-style beans and Texas toast. The rustic atmosphere, with walls and ceiling loaded with memorabilia, tells of the many movie stars, rodeo stars and Western music stars who once passed through. WINTER/SPRING 2017|51


Marana, Food and Shopping / Southern Arizona

Craft Brewing, Southwest Style

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Dining

We are expecting new craft breweries to open in 2017, including one being launched by a brewmaster for one of the bestknown breweries in Tucson.

Catalina Brewing Co. is Marana’s first operating craft brewery and its creative brewmaster, Hank Rowe, showcases Marana-grown ingredients such as mesquite flour in its Mesquite Agave Ale and Twin Pole Mesquite Porter, as well as prickly pear fruit in the La Rosa Cream Ale, which carries the rosy color of the Catalina Mountains at sunset. Pecans grown in the Santa Cruz River Valley are showcased in its Pecan Doppelbock. Catalina Brewing Co. has about 10 signature beers covering a range of tastes: from the Cañada del Oro Blonde Ale to the new Raspberry Chocolate Imperial Stout – as dark and rich as they come. The restaurant’s beer has very layered and wonderful flavors that you will not find anywhere else. The Mesquite Agave Ale is a must to try because it celebrates and elevates the flavors of the Sonora. But why limit yourself ? I recommend tasting each one, because each beer is delicious and unique. Catalina Brewing Co. is tucked away off Ina Road in a small industrial neighborhood that is worth finding. The brewery has

a cafe atmosphere. It is a very welcoming and family-friendly place. There are also two Spanish speakers on staff. Dove Mountain Brewing Co. features dozens of craft beers on tap from breweries all over Tucson and Marana, including Barrio Brewing Co., Borderlands Brewing Co., Catalina Brewing Co., Dragoon Brewing Company, Sentinel Peak Brewing Company, Ten Fifty-Five Brewing, 1912 Brewing Co. and others. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has its own signature beer – Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain IPA, made by Barrio brewery in Tucson. This special beer is a blend between the Barrio Blanco IPA and the Barrio Grapefruit IPA. The Blanco has a malty understructure and is fermented with hops, providing a crisp but hoppy flavor. The Grapefruit IPA has grapefruit juice added to give it a complex but refreshing flavor. The two blended together create a refreshing flavor and an amazing citrus finish. We are expecting new craft breweries to open in 2017, including one being launched by a brewmaster for one of the bestknown breweries in Tucson.

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Marana, Food and Shopping / Southern Arizona

Sean Parker Photography

Where to find: Dove Mountain area

Dove Mountain Brewing Co. 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd Marana, AZ 85658 11am-10pm Mon-Sat 10:30am-10pm Sun 520-579-8999 dovemountainbrew.com Casual gastropub featuring local craft beers. Casual and family-friendly. Vero Amore Authentic Neapolitan Pizza 12130 N Dove Mtn Blvd #104 Marana, AZ 85658 11am-9pm Mon-Thurs, Sun 11am-10pm Fri, Sat 520-579-2292 veroamorepizza.com Upscale casual Neapolitan Italian cuisine and wine bar, no kids menu, extensive wine selection, cocktails. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Dining 15000 North Secret Springs Dr Marana, AZ 85658 520-572-3000 www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/ arizona/dove-mountain/dining www.travelhost.com

Cayton’s Burger Bistro family-friendly with gorgeous views, unmatched food, upscale resort casual. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain Lunch: 11am-4pm, 7 days a week Dinner: 5pm-8:30pm, Wed-Sat Ignite upscale gastropub/bar with sushi Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am - close: 7 days a week CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar 520-572-3000 Breakfast: 7 days a week Dinner: 5:30pm-9pm, 7 days a week Wine Experience 5-6pm, every Fri the finest contemporary dining in Southern Arizona, featuring regional and Marana-sourced ingredients with a seasonal menu. Upscale resort casual. Reservations are recommended.

Silverbell Road Li’l Abner’s Steakhouse 8501 N Silverbell Rd Tucson, AZ 85743 520-744-2800 Tue-Sun: 5–10pm Authentic rustic cowboy steakhouse and Old Hollywood hangout, kids menu, full bar. Ina Road/Thornydale Road area: Catalina Brewing Co. 6918 N Camino Martin #120, 85741 520-329-3622 www.catalinabrewingco.com Wed & Thur: 4-9pm; Friday: 4-10pm; Sat: 12-10pm; Sunday: 11am-5pm; Mon-Tue: Closed Innovative craft beer made with locallysourced ingredients, very casual, family-friendly environment, games, occasional food trucks.

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There’s Definitely Something Happening Here / Southern Arizona

Tucson C I TY O F

Tucson Top 10

 1 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum If you like this, you might also enjoy Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul, Yume Japanese Gardens, and International Wildlife Museum

2 Sabino Canyon Recreation Area If you like  this, you might also enjoy Catalina State Park,Oracle State Park, Patagonia Lake State Park, and Colossal Cave Mountain Park  3 DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun If you like this, you might also enjoy Arizona State Museum, Etherton Gallery and Amerind Museum

4 Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium  If you like this, you might also enjoy Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Whipple Observatory, and Mt. Graham International Observatory 5 Mission San Xavier del Bac If you like  this, you might also enjoy Saint Augustine Cathedral, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park,and Tumacacori National Historic Park  6 Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley If you like this, you might enjoy Village of Summerhaven, Gardner Canyon, and Madera Canyon  7 Old Tucson If you like this, you might also enjoy Trail Dust Town and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park  8 Pima Air & Space Museum If you like this, you might also enjoy Biosphere 2, Titan Missile Museum,and Childrens Museum Tucson 9 S  aguaro National Park (West and East) If you like this, you might also enjoy Picacho Peak State Park,Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument  10 Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block If you enjoy this, you might also like Presidio San Agustin, Arizona History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Creative Photography, and Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Visit Tucson 811 N. Euclid Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 800-638-8350 | www.visittucson.org

Sonoran Desert) and world class IT’S A LITTLE STRANGE for a museums (several located at the city of Tucson’s size to be the University of Arizona including subject of full-page features in the gallery at the Ansel Adamsthe USA Today and the New founded Center for Creative York Times over the course than Photography). less than a week, but a few And who doesn’t like to eat? months ago, it happened. Then, Yes, we think we have the best this January, TripAdvisor and Mexican food north of the National Geographic both called border, from high-end mesquiteTucson an up-and-coming city grilled steaks and rich moles to for travel in 2017. street-side taco carts, but there’s Plus, Tucson is the first also a wide variety of flavors from and only UNESCO City of around the world Gastronomy in the to explore. If you’re United States. Calendar in the mood for Sri It might seem a The Tucson Lankan, Bosnian, little odd that Tucson Festival of Books Korean, Ethopian or got that honor ahead 3/11-12 more global cuisines, of New Orleans, San Tucson Conquistadores you can find them Francisco, New York, Classic – A Champions in Tucson. And, of Chicago or elsewhere, Tour Event course, if you’d just but the international 3/13-19 like a great burger, organization picked Tucson International we’ve got those too. our city for its 4,000 Mariachi Conference Add into the mix a years of agriculture 4/26-29 thriving craft beer history and our area’s scene, an innovative cocktail quest to preserve what’s unique culture and more and Tucson is about the food here. quickly becoming a poorly-kept All this recognition, you might secret among foodies. be thinking…Tucson? Then there’s luxurious worldThere’s definitely something famous destination spas Canyon happening here in Tucson – from Ranch and Miraval, hotels and a downtown that’s growing resorts for any taste (including seemingly every day, but still an AC Marriott coming to retaining its vibrant, artistic and the heart of downtown in historic character to new direct summer of 2017) and endless flights to New York’s JFK and to opportunities to explore your Hermosillo, Mexico. sense of adventure outdoors In the 1940’s, ads for Tucson whether bikes or hikes are your sold visitors on “more sunshine thing – we could go on and on than any other resort city,” and and on. while there’s still plenty of blue Tucson is having a moment. skies to be seen here, there’s so Here’s your chance to explore much more than that. Great what’s happening here in the attractions like the Arizonaheart of the Sonoran Desert Sonora Desert Museum (one and have the chance to tell of the world’s best zoos and your friends you discovered an opportunity to learn about Tucson first. the beauty and diversity of the

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Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 555 W. Middle Verde Rd. Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 928.567.7999 Call for hours “The perfect place to play” When it comes to treating you right, Cliff Castle Casino raises the bar. Our players club is one of the most rewarding in Arizona and free to join! You'll receive meals, lodging, merchandise, exclusive parties and other valuable rewards. We have so many opportunities for players to win from promotional events with grand prize vacations, cars or cash to slot machines and poker tournaments. Come play today! www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Fort Mcdowell, Arizona 85264 800.843.3678 Call for hours “Luck on the double” Fort McDowell offers you 150,000 sq. ft. of gaming and FREE & FABULOUS live entertainment Friday & Saturday in the Lucky 7 Saloon. With the all-out blackjack action, you'll feel like your cards always add up to 21. Put on your poker face for our Arizona Poker Tournaments. The Fort also hosts a state-of-theart award-winning 1200 seat Bingo Hall. We're the best place to go all in! www.fortmcdowellcasino.com

WILD HORSE PASS HOTEL & CASINO

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TWIN ARROWS NAVAJO CASINO

Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. Chandler, Arizona 85226 520.796.5389 Call for hours “Win the whole kit and caboodle” Wild Hourse Pass Hotel & Casino is Arizona's premier destination. Located on the ancient tribal lands of the Gila River Indian Community, but only minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. Gaming, shows, nightlife and more. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino features The Ovations Live! Showroom theater seats 1,400 and features live music and comedy. Play like you mean it! www.wildhorsepass.com

Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 15406 N. Maricopa Rd. Maricopa, Arizona 85139 480.802.5000 Call for hours “Play and win” Being in the middle of Tucson and Phoenix, Harrah's is the ultimate destination for those who live in Casa Grande, Maricopa and surrounding areas for those who don't want to drive an hour or so to gamble or eat. With the addition of the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center, this is a place for parents to bring there kids and make a day of it. Harrah's has great hotel rooms and restaurants. www.harrahsakchin.caesars.com

Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 22181 Resort Blvd. Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 928.856.7200 Open 24/7 “Ready. Set. Play.” Buckle up and get ready for one wild ride. We're here to take your game to a whole new level. At Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, we know gaming and we know fun. Jump on the gaming floor and feel the excitement in every spin of the reel and every shuffle of the deck. Experience all the thrills 24/7. No matter what game you play, you can find it here at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino. www.twinarrows.com

THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS

BAKER PERFORMING ARTS

Attraction/Recreation-Cultural 15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr. Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 480.837.5637 Call for hours “Enhance the art culture” It is our mission to further enhance the art culture with the local communities by producing award-winning, sophisticated fine art festivals throughout the Phoenix metro area. Our festivals have developed a reputation as collector's shows, due to the unwavering standards that are applied during our jury process. We have built our reputation on trust and consistency. www.thunderbirdartists.com

Entertainment-Theater 2270 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste. 104 Gilbert, Arizona 85295 480.313.7714 Call for hours “Up and coming new performing arts studio” Baker Performing Arts is located in a 10,000 square feet facility in the beautiful Santan Village Mall in Gilbert, AZ. BPA now has over 600 students bringing the good people of this area the finest celebrity entertainment, musical theatre, workshops, lessons, open mics and special events in their showroom that seats approximately 100 customers with a full stage and state of the art P.A. and lighting system. www.bakerperformingarts.com

BUCKY'S & YAVAPAI CASINO

ULTRASTAR MULTI-TAINMENT CENTER

RICK BRONSON'S HOUSE OF COMEDY

Attraction/Recreation-Gambling 1500 E. Highway 69 Prescott, Arizona 86301 928.776.5695 Open 24/7 “Twice the action, twice the fun” Bucky's and Yavapai Casinos are sure to have your game! Enjoy non-stop action and BIG-WIN payouts, with over 525 of the most exciting and entertaining slot machines in Arizona. All this with the clear skies and cool pines of Prescott, you just can't lose! Bucky's Casino adjoins the Prescott Resort for deluxe accommodations during your stay. Enjoy dining at Bucky's Cafe or Yavapai Cantina. www.buckyscasino.com

Attraction/Recreation-Recreational Sport 16000 N. Maricopa Rd. Maricopa, Arizona 85139 520.494.7827 Call for hours “Entertainment all in one location ” The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center offers upscale event spaces and multi-faceted event options, sophisticated menus, full-service bars, and cutting edge audio visual systems. Our party packages offer catering, beverage and entertainment to accommodate any party from 6 - 600! For an unforgettable experience, plan your next event at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center! www.ultrastarakchin.com

Entertainment-Performance Stage 5350 E. High St., Ste. 105 Phoenix, Arizona 86040 480.420.3553 Call for hours “Future of Funny” Live from Phoenix, AZ, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy showcases the absolute best in live stand-up comedy. Our comedians have appeared hundreds of times on national and international television, and are widely regarded as groundbreaking and talented artists. The House of Comedy also delivers alternative comedy and pre-show entertainment. www.az.houseofcomedy.net

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Dining-Restaurant 20585 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, Arizona 85308 623.566.8100 M-Th 11a-9p; F, Sa 11a-10p; Su 11a-9p “Patriotic "Green Room"” The spacious, newly remodeled bar is a great place to meet new and old friends. You can't miss a thing with our 30 TVs tuned to your favorite event. If youre looking for a party or meeting venue, reserve our Patriotic "Green Room" for up to 74 guests. It is our thank you to those who serve so bravely. For BBQ with Style and Fun, this lovely neighborhood restaurant is for you. www.dillonsrestaurant.com

Dining-Restaurant 221 N. Cortez St. Prescott, Arizona 86301 928.443.9455 Call for hours “Gourmet pizzeria” Two Mamas Pizza is located in downtown Prescott, AZ offering gourmet specialty pizza, subs and dessert. Delivery, pickup or eat-in is available. We offer all types of delicious Italian meals. Our Pizza can be ordered as a "Build Your Own" or select from our Menu. We have hand-tossed in thin or full crust as well as pan pizzas! We have been using the same delicious recipes for years! www.twomamaspizza.com

Dining-Restaurant 2760 E. Butler Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928.779.3142 M-Su 5-9p “A great restaurant in Flagstaff, Arizona.” In 1976, the Pedrick's acquired the 11-acre Black Bart's Recreational Vehicle Park in Flagstaff. The building was then a recreational facility for the park. In 1979, the Pedrick's decided to open a steakhouse utilizing the talents of NAU students as singing servers to entertain customers. The response was so great that plans were immediately formulated to build and open the adjoining Old West Theatre. www.blackbartssteakhouse.com

CHOP & WOK

DILLON'S BAYOU

Dining-Bar 10425 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 480.483.1939 M-Sa 10-2a; Su 8-2a “Amazing food, beer, and good times!” For nearly 27 years, Chop and Wok served up the tastiest most authentic Chinese food in Scottsdale. The menu at Chop and Wok, like most authentic Chinese restaurants is chock-full of Chinese favorites, including appetizers, soups, salads, noodle dishes, fried rice bowls, chop suey plates, and enough chicken, pork, beef, strip, and vegetable plates to make your head spin. www.chopandwokaz.com

Dining-Restaurant 40202 N. 87th Ave. Peoria, Arizona 85382 928.501.2227 M-Th 11a-6p; F 11a-11p; Sa 9a-11p; Su 9a-8p “Pleasant Harbor spectacular view of This HUGE Bar and Restaurant at Pleasant Harbor provides a spectacular view of mountains and water as well as serving up our award winning barbecue.This is the perfect venue for your large gathering. Families and corporate event-goers couldn't be more pleased with this oasis in the desert. Spend the day or plan your camping trip, rent a boat at the Marina & take a tour around the lake. www.dillonsrestaurant.com

EL CHARRO CAFE

DILLON'S THUNDERBIRD

RIVER CITY GRILL

Dining-Restaurant 311 N. Court. Tucson, Arizona 85701 520.622.1922 Call for hours “Oldest family owned Mexican restaurant” Established in 1922, El Charro Café is the oldest family owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown Tucson.The El Charro family is proud to be considered one of America's dining icons. El Charro Café is prepared to show you that; "We are not the best because we are the oldest, We are the oldest because we are the best!" One of America's dining icons. www.elcharrocafe.com

Dining-Restaurant 8706 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, Arizona 85381 623.979.5353 M-Th 11a-9p; F, Sa 11a-10p; Su 11a-9p “Dining sit and watch our bunnies and tortoises” Dillon's Thunderbird perfect for your family or business lunch or dinner. Our first restaurant is best known for its comfortable, home atmosphere. While dining sit and watch our bunnies and tortoises. This location still has much of the original home style, farm house ambiance from the early 1940s. Entertainment includes a live band on Friday nights and UFC fights on Saturday nights www.dillonsrestaurant.com

Dining-Restaurant 600 W. 3rd St. Yuma, Arizona 85364 928.782.7988 Call for hours “Unique menu based on regional cuisine ” Welcome to River City Grill. We offer a unique menu based on the regional cuisines of the Mediterranean, Pacific Rim, India and the Carribbean; with an emphasis on foods that are naturally low in fat and rich in flavor. We serve wild river salmon, halibut & true cod from Alaska, naturally raised beef, Kobe burgers, as well as house-made breads and desserts. We take great pride in our talented staff. www.rivercitygrill.com

DILLON'S KC BBQ WILDLIFE WORLD

VINCENT ON CAMELBACK

UPPER CRUST PIZZA

Dining-Restaurant 16335 W. Northern Ave. Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340 623.535.4249 M-Th 11a-8p; F, Sa 11a-9p; Su 11a-8p “Dining with Sharks ” DILLON'S WILDEST LOCATION is located on Northern, 8 miles west of the 101, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium allows you to dine with the sharks! You'll be eating beside a beautiful 60,000 gallon shark tank, or enjoying a vibrant flamingo exhibit on our patio. Whether you're in the west valley for lunch, dinner, weddings, anniversaries, corporate outings or parties. Be inventive and enjoy a new experience today. www.dillonsrestaurant.com

Dining-Restaurant 3930 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85018 602.224.0225 Open 24/7; Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm “Arizona's culinary prize” Vincent's French/Southwestern signature is on all his offerings. His style is constantly evolving, using fresh, local ingredients to inspire his epicurean fantasies that translate to meals of total enjoyment. Critics say his food is always "intriguing and inspiring." Customers say it's sumptuous. Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society. www.vincentsoncamelback.com

Dining-Restaurant 20235 N. Cave Creek Rd., Ste. 111 Phoenix, Arizona 85024 602.923.2389 M-Su 11a-11p “Delicious Pizza” Upper Crust Pizza & Wine Bar is one of Phoenix's hot spots when you are considering a casual dinner with your family, or that special night sharing a bottle of wine in our private 21 and up Wine Bar. Upper Crust Pizza & Patio Wine Bar is big on atmosphere with a hip interior vibe of corrugated metal and brick walls. With a stateof-the-art audio visual system featuring 27 plasma TVs hung throughout the restaurant! www.uppercrustwinebar.com

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Attraction/Recreation-Discovery Center Interstate 40 Winslow, Arizona 86047 800.289.5898 Call for hours “Meterorite impact site” Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. It is an international tourist venue with outdoor observation trails, air conditioned indoor viewing, wide screen movie theater, Interactive Discovery Center, and Astronaut Memorial Park located at the Visitor Center on the crater rim -- a result of an Asteroid travelings 26,000 mph 50,000 years ago. www.meteorcrater.com

Attraction/Recreation-Recreational Sport 3931 W. Costco Dr. Tucson, Arizona 85741 520.219.8486 Call for hours “Trampoline park and family fun center ” AZ Air Time is an indoor trampoline jump center in Tucson where the whole family can have good, healthy fun. Our younger kids can play on one of our blow up bounce houses or the exclusive trampolines. Older jumpers can jump in our 2 lane foam pit, try their hand one one of our two dodgeball courts, or dunk a basketball with the help of an extra bounce. Enjoy our Free WiFi www.azairtime.com

Attraction/Recreation-Tour 200 W. Railroad Ave. Williams, Arizona 86023 888.635.7272 Call for hours “World's largest aerial sightseeing” There are a lot of great things to see in the Grand Canyon. Fly with us and we will show you! Whether you've lived in the area your entire life or it's the first time you've ever been here, we will make sure you know all there is to know about the Canyon before you leave. You will learn how it was created and they kinds of weather and wildlife it holds. www.papillon.com

RAINBOW RYDERS

HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS

Attraction/Recreation-Recreational Sport 1725 W. Williams Dr., Ste. 39 Phoenix, Arizona 85027 480.299.0154 Call for hours “Hot air balloon rides” Fly with Rainbow Ryders for the experience of a lifetime! Book your sunrise hot air balloon ride, sunset balloon flight, or a private balloon ride in Phoenix. Invite your friends and family download and share our Phoenix balloon ride brochure. For more information on other things to see and do in the Phoenix/Scottsdale are after your balloon ride. Sunrise hot air balloon rides in Phoenix feature inspiring scenery. www.rainbowryders.com

Attraction/Recreation-Discovery Center 2243 E. Rose Garden Loop Phoenix, Arizona 85024 480.502.6999 Call for hours “Hot air balloon rides” Phoenix hot air balloon rides have been a favorite of tourists and native Arizonans for many years. Our hot air balloon rides over the beautiful Arizona desert will be awe-inspiring whether it is your first time or you are a repeat flyer. Our Phoenix area hot air balloon rides and excursions are perfect for corporate outings, birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions of all kinds. www.hotairexpeditions.com

BIOSPHERE 2

KARTCHNER CAVERNS

ARIZONA SNOWBOWL

Attraction/Recreation-Discovery Center 32540 S. Biosphere Rd. Oracle, Arizona 85623 520.838.6200 M-Su 9a-4p “The world's most unique facilities” The Biosphere 2 serves as a laboratory for scientific studies, for scientific discovery and discussion, and a provider of public education. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth and to distill issues related to Earth systems planning and management for use by policymakers, students and the public. biosphere2.org

Attraction/Recreation-Tour 2980 S. Hwy 90 Benson, Arizona 85602 520.586.4100 Sunday - Saturday: 7:30am - 6pm “Arizona's gem” Kept secret since its discovery in 1974, Kartchner Caverns, 12 miles south of Benson, Arizona, was announced to the world in 1988. Still virtually pristine, this massive limestone cave has 13,000 feet of passages and two rooms as long as football fields. Opened as a state park November 12, 1999, this underground wilderness will remain protected while offering visitors a rare tour through multi-colored caves. www.azstateparks.com

Attraction/Recreation-Recreational Sport 9300 N. Snow Bowl Rd. Flagstaff, Arizona 86301 928.779.1951 Call for hours “Your outdoor playground” Arizona Snowbowl is an alpine ski resort with fresh powder, blue skies, and breathtaking views. It's a haven for the seasoned skiers and boarders, as well as the first-timer. In the summer, escape the Southwest desert heat and enjoy live music, adventure, and romance among the cool pines. Take in the stunning scenery of northern Arizona by spending your summer afternoon on the scenic chairlift. www.arizonasnowbowl.com

GRAND CANYON SKYWALK

GRAND CANYON RAILWAY & HOTEL

Attraction/Recreation-Discovery Center Eagle Point Rd. Peach Springs, Arizona 86434 928.769.2636 Call for hours “Across the Grand Canyon sky” Walk among the clouds at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. See breathtaking sights. Located at Eagle Point, where the natural rock formation of an Eagle is prominently in view for all to see. This glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge, enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. www.grandcanyonwest.com

Attraction/Recreation-Tour 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Arizona 86046 800.843.8724 Call for hours “Choose your adventure” The Grand Canyon Railway is a passenger railroad which operates between Williams, Arizona and the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Grand Canyon Railway has enchanted millions of people from around the world since 1901 - and now it's time for you to experience the wonderful romance of a voyage by train. Take an unforgettable ride on one of our lovingly restored cars. www.thetrain.com

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Shopping-Specialty 20789 N. Pima Rd., Ste. 125 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 866).686.4636 Call for hours “Inspired with love” Welcome to BabyLux, a unique luxury boutique catering to infants - size 8. Our mission is to provide our Mommies with top quality infant items combined with superior customer service. Owners guarantee that our customers babies will never wear anything that their own children would not. We commit to continuously seek the highest quality, yet fashionable items available today. www.babyluxonline.com

Shopping-Mall 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85724 520.572.1122 M-Sa 10am-9pm; Su 10am-7pm “Southern Arizona's premier outlet shopping” Tucson Premium Outlets® features extraordinary savings of 25%-65% off exceptional brands including Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. Tucson Premium Outlets® serves the nearby communities of Marana, Oro Valley, Dove Mountain, and Tucson. Enjoy mountain views of Arizona at this outdoor shopping center. www.premiumoutlets.com

Shopping-Specialty 4151 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 480.423.5000 Call for hours “Wearable art in motion!” A native of the Netherlands, Cornelis Hollander studied art and jewelry design at the Vrije Academie in Den Haag, Holland. As a young graduate, he apprenticed for two years in Hatton Gardens, London's renowned jewelry district. Adventure then called young Cornelis to Johannesburg, South Africa, the diamond and gold capital of the world, where he opened his own studio. www.cornelishollander.com

CHANDLER FASHION CENTER

SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE

Shopping-Mall 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona 85226 480.899.0334 Call for hours “This mall has it all” Chandler Fashion Center is a regional shopping center located in the city of Chandler, Arizona, and is the second largest mall in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The mall is owned by Westcor, a subsidiary of The Macerich Company and was opened on October 19, 2001 with more than 180 stores and five anchors including Arizona's second Nordstrom, Sears, Dillard's, Macy's and Harkins Theatres. www.shopchandlerfashioncenter.com

Shopping-Mall 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 480.423.6943 M 10a-6p; Tu-Sa 10a-9p; Su 11a-6p “An upscale, luxury shopping mall” Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale, superregional luxury shopping mall located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the largest shopping mall in Arizona and the American Southwest, with approximately 2 million square feet (180,000 m) of retail space, and is among the top 30 largest malls in the country. It is one of the top 10 most profitable malls in the country with over $740 sales per square foot. www.fashionsquare.com

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER

PHOENIX ZOO

Attraction/Recreation-Exhibit 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. Tempe, Arizona 85282 877.526.3960 Call for hours “Explore the lego adventure” Welcome to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona - jump into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! Indoor family attraction ideal for children aged 3 - 10 years. 2 LEGO® rides, 4D cinema, and a large soft play area. Creative Workshop - learn LEGO® building tips from the experts. MINILAND - see Arizona's iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO bricks. www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

Attraction/Recreation-Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, Arizona 85008 602.286.3800 Call for hours “Behavioral enrichment for the animals” Enter a world of wonder and discovery at the Phoenix Zoo. Featuring over 1,400 animals, including Sumatran tigers, Bornean orangutans, Asian elephants, Komodo dragons, Andean bears and more - the Zoo is like no other place in the Valley. With cafés, gardens, up-close animal experiences and 125 acres of natural habitats within beautiful Papago Park, your visit will be memorable for the entire family. www.phoenixzoo.org

PIMA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

OLD TUCSON STUDIOS

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND

Attraction/Recreation-Exhibit 6000 E. Valencia Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85756 520.574.0462 M-Su 9a-5p “Largest aviation museum” The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world! Featuring over 300 historical aircrafts, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. Sitting on 80 acres the museum opened to the public in 1976. Over the past 40 years, the museum has grown immensely and today encompasses 5 indoor exhibit hangars (2 dedicated to WWII). www.pimaair.org

Attraction/Recreation-Exhibit 201 S. Kinney Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85735 520.883.0100 M-Su 10a-5p “Old West Comes Alive” Old Tucson is one of Arizona's premiere Wild West attractions. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve Martin, Sharon Stone and Martin Short. Immortalized in more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region's premiere film location. oldtucson.com

Attraction/Recreation-Event 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 480.800.3000 Call for hours “Rainforest experience” Our primary supplier of Central and South American butterfly pupae, El Bosque Nuevo ("New Forest" in Spanish) is just one of several sustainable butterfly farms whose success has resulted in conservation, regeneration, and preservation of precious and delicate indigenous rainforest habitats. The practice of sustainable butterfly farming also provides economic stability for families. www.butterflywonderland.com

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Arena Sports Grill . . . . . . . 31 Arizona Fine Art Expo . . . . 30 AZ AirTime Jump Centers Tucson . . . . . . . . . 55 Baby Lux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Black Barts Steakhouse, Saloon, Musical Revue . . . 31 Butterfly Wonderland . . . . 13 Chop and Wok . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cliff Castle Casino Hotel . . . 64 Coolidge Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cornelis Hollander . . . . . . . 2 Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cowtown Tavern . . . . . . . . 55 Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts . . 21 Desert Diamond West Valley Casino . . . . . . . 6 Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Discover Gilbert . . . . . . . . . 23 El Minuto Café . . . . . . . . . . 55 Forest Villas Hotel . . . . . . . 43 Gurley St. Grill . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Hassayampa Inn . . . . . . . . 43 Hot Air Expeditions . . . . . . 29 Ian Smith, HomeSmart Realty . . . . . . 34 Jacki Tait, Realty One Group Mountain Desert . . 60 KFNX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 KingmanAZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Meteor Crater . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mike King, Redstone Properties . . . . . 60 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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