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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | April 2014 |

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El Tovar Hotel Calendar of Events Bags & Rags The Palms Theatre Enchantment Resort Sedona: Why are the Rocks Red? The Grand Canyon Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

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OPEN THROUGH APRIL 20 Don’t miss this special exhibition of iconic costumes, instruments, and artifacts spotlighting more than 70 artists including:

Aretha Franklin • Tina Turner Rihanna • Lady Gaga Stevie Nicks • Janet Jackson Details at Presented by:

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Developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Janet Macoska

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(Corner of Tatum & Mayo Blvds., just south of Loop 101)


departments 14 Publisher Page 94 Teens & Kids 95 College Corner 96 Concierge Corner

36 Phoenix, Scottsdale & Central AZ 48 Fountain Hills 52 Carefree & Cave Creek

62 Glendale 70 Sedona 76 Prescott 84 Northern AZ 90 Southern AZ


maps 78 Arizona 87 Grand Canyon Village 92 University of Arizona Map 93 Tucson & Southern AZ

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44 Scottsdale 50 Metropolitan Phoenix 60 Downtown Phoenix 60 Glendale & West Valley 68 Sedona


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he El Tovar Hotel, also known simply as El Tovar, is a former Harvey House hotel situated directly on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and was opened in 1905 as one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe railway. It is at the northern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which was formerly a branch of the Santa Fe. The hotel is one of only a handful of Harvey House facilities that are still in operation, and is an early example of the style that would evolve into National Park Service Rustic architecture. The new hotel was built before the Grand Canyon was a formally protected Federal park, following on the heels of President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 visit to the canyon. The hotel was built as a “destination resort”, providing a high level of comfort and luxury standing literally on the edge of the wilderness, 20 feet from the rim of the canyon. The El Tovar was one of the first such hotels in national parks, part of a trend in which railroads would build large hotels in newly-accessible scenic locations like Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, stimulating tourist traffic, necessarily railborne, to those destinations. The railroads consciously employed architectural design in keeping with the image they wished to convey, a superficially rustic resort that provided a comfortable retreat. Roosevelt returned to stay at the El Tovar in 1906, and again in 1913, writing a book about his 1913 trip. AZ * Information courtesy of Wikipedia.


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Each year, millions of people travel to Arizona without seeing the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Teachers, books and documentaries can teach how the Canyon was shaped by wind and water. To witness first hand the power of nature, you must peer over the rim of the upside down mountain. In 1903, a pioneering President visited this majestic chasm. “The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison- -beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” - President Theodore Roosevelt


Despite his enthusiasm, the Grand Canyon took a long time to become a national park. The first bill to create Grand Canyon National Park was introduced in 1882 and again in 1883 and 1886 by Senator Benjamin Harrison. While President, Harrison formed the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve in 1893. Theodore Roosevelt created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906 and Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908. Senate bills to establish a national park were introduced and defeated in 1910 and 1911. The Grand Canyon National Park Act was finally signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a rocky gorge located in northern Arizona that is 277 miles long, ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 feet deep, and is 18 miles across at its widest point. Created by millions of years of wind and water erosion, the Colorado River carved through layer after layer of sediment. The rocks of the canyon walls are between 250 million years old at the top to a little over 2 billion years old at the bottom. The grandeur of the Canyon ensnared me in my late teens as my family ventured out west from Buffalo, NY to see this wonder. Since then, I have viewed nature’s work from the rim and from the air. I have hiked down the steep canyon walls a number of times, first to Indian Gardens, then to Phantom Ranch. A three day hiking trip with my daughter Danielle a many years back to Havasu Falls has been to date the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I have waded in both Havasu Creek and the mighty Colorado River. Years later, I repeated this trip with my son and wife. Whether you drive to it, fly over it, ride a mule into it, hike it, take a train to it or float it - just be sure to SEE IT. You’ve made it this far. Go find out why the Grand Canyon is a wonder of the world that everyone should experience. Welcome to Arizona, the Grand Canyon State.

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ust as Elvis Presley’s electrifying presence commanded attention on stage, an exhibit of some of the King’s most famous stagewear, instruments, and memorabilia are a “must see” when visiting the Artist Gallery at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix.


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The crown jewel of the exhibit is the 1974 Martin D-28 guitar, which Elvis played in his final concert in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977. Re-discovered in a Graceland closet in 1982, the guitar bears the wear and tear marks from Elvis’ belt buckles, rings and his rambunctious performance style. Other items on exhibit range from the dazzling “Black Conquistador” jumpsuit worn during Elvis’ renowned Las Vegas shows at The International Hotel (today the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino), to the simple black leather vest, white shirt and gun belt of reformed outlaw Jess Wade – the character who Presley played in the Western “Charro!” His twenty-ninth feature film, “Charro!” was filmed near Phoenix in Apache Junction. (Trivia fact: It is the only film in which Elvis didn’t sing on camera.) An outfit that Elvis wore in “That’s the Way It Is,” a behindthe-scenes and concert documentary, is also featured in MIM’s exhibit. The red shirt, pin-striped pants and ornate leather belt

berate with the energy characteristic of the man who wore them. The items now on exhibit at MIM are courtesy of a partnership with the Graceland Archives in Memphis. The objects rotate occasionally with other significant artifacts from the Graceland Archives. To plan your trip to Graceland, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, check out To keep up with the latest Elvis news, follow the King on: Facebook: Twitter: @VisitGraceland MIM is open daily at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in north Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101). AZ

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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit FORT MCDOWELL “3RD OF JULY”EVENTS CASINO FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Through Sunday, April 20 Tickets: $7 when purchased with museum admission or $10 for the exhibition only Don’t miss this special exhibition of iconic stage wear, instruments, and historic memorabilia that spotlights more than 70 artists from Billie Holiday and Wanda Jackson to Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, and others.


April 4th – 6th: POW WOW (See Ad Page 21 for details) April 19th: Lunar Bingo Midnight, $5 Buy-In, Payouts range from $200-500, promotions & giveaways


April 20th: Easter Buffet RedRock Buffet, 10am – 8pm, $19.95 with Fortune Club Card.

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Special Exhibition: Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power

Wednesday, April 16 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $27.50-$37.50 This group from Tuva, a federal subject of Russia on the Mongolian border, enchants audiences all over the world with the ancient, Feb 3mystical sounds of throat singing. First Fridays (PHOENIX)


Self-guided art tour of central Phoenix galleries, Monday, April 21 | 7 p.m. Tickets: $34.50-$39.50art spaces, studios, free shuttle rides, This group from the southern Sahara6-10pm, Desert combine 602-256-7539. of Berber, Arab, and African influences, plus Western blues and psychedelic rock to create trance music with attitude.

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ALL MONTH Taliesin West Guided Tours (SCOTTSDALE) Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West offers enchanting evening tours as well as a range of daily tours from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd, 888516-0811. WEDNESDAYS Westgate Hot Rod Night (GLENDALE) Cruise in for a classic car show, live music and more every Wednesday. Then, stroll and see incredible makes and models, plus enjoy great happy hour deals from our surrounding bars and restaurants. WaterDance Plaza at Westgate, 5pm-9pm, 623-385-7502. THURSDAYS Art On The Avenue And Farmer’s Market (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Art, food, produce & other culinary delights. Avenue of the Fountains, free, 11-5pm, 602-888-MRKT. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) Wander into galleries while strolling around bubbling fountains and tree-covered courtyards. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 800-782-1117. FRIDAYS FREE Country Dance Lessons (CAVE CREEK) Enjoy a FREE country western dance lesson every Friday at 7:30pm at Harold’s Corral. Plus all you can eat fish fry specials, 480488-1906.



The Sedona Open Studios Art Tour is an annual celebration of the arts and artists in the greater Verde Valley, which includes Cornville and Cottonwood. This non-profit, artist-run event provides thousands of visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists and gain a first-hand view of their creative processes. The event is funded entirely by artist participation fees and community support. The weekend event is a free, self-guided tour allowing visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily workspaces. There are over 35 studios participating, working in a variety of mediums, such as: ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors, glass and sculpture. The event is from 10 am to 5 pm daily. For more information: or contact Mike Upp at 503.789.4437 or FREE SELF GUIDED TOUR • 503.789.4437



 event calendar ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MCDONALD’S CAR SHOW The Pavilions at Talking Stick

Every Saturday 4pm – 8pm

The longest consistently run car show! “Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s” takes place every Saturday, year-round at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. This family-fun event is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a FREE open air event. Complete with 50’s era music provided by “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of anywhere from 200 – 500 cars, and up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, and aficionados, alike. 480.362.2700

THROUGH APR 13 South Pacific (MESA) Spins a romantic tale of love & loss on a tropical naval base during World War II. Two couples fall in love & their happiness is threatened by the realities of war & by their own prejudices. The Palms Theatre, 480-924-6260 for tickets, show times and dates. APR 5 Open Air Market (GLENDALE) Features Antiques, Collectibles, Art, Treasures, Crafts and food. Historic Downtown Glendale, 5734 W. Glendale Ave, 9 – 2pm, 623-930-4500. 20

APR 5 Visiting Artists Lecture at Taliesin West (SCOTTSDALE) Join us for engaging lectures by our artists in residence, Santiago Borja and Elisabeth Heindl, reception follows. Taliesin West Music Pavilion, free, 7:30pm, 888-516-0811. APR 5 5th Annual Sidewalk & Porch Sale (GLENDALE) Enjoy the great weather and historic setting as many of the shops and eateries participate in the shopping event with activities, demonstrations, make-and-take crafts and more. Attendees are encouraged to start their day at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140, where they can pick up a downtown walking map, 10 – 4pm, 623-930-4500. APR 5 5th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival (SCOTTSDALE) BBQ from top pit masters, live music, redneck games arena, eating contest, flavored spirits tasting tent, kids zone and much more! Every BBQ vendor offers a “$2 sampler” so you can go around and try them all! Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, gates open 11am, GA $12, kids 12 & under free, spirits tasting tent $20, 480-270-5000. APR 8 – 13 2014 Scottsdale Culinary Festival (SCOTTSDALE) Demonstrations, Great AZ picnic, Le Tour Culinaire, Southwest Festival of Beers, Wine Country Brunch, Best of the Fest, tastings & Epicurean events,, 480-945-7193. APR 11 - 12 Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Helicopter Mine Tour (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Be one of the few to tour the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst

mine. Your day will begin by meeting at Sami Fine Jewelry. Not only will you get to fly over the breathtaking views of Four Peaks, but you will also and at the mine and enjoy a private tour! 480-837-8168 for reservations & pricing, limited availability. APR 11 - 13 Carefree Days Festival (CAREFREE) Come join in on the family fun at Carefree’s famous Sundial Circle. Featuring arts, creative crafts, gifts, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, and live entertainment, 10 – 5pm, free, 480-488-3686. APR 12 Eggstravangaza (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Grab the little ones and head to Golden Eagle Park, 8-10am, Call for details - 480-816-5100. TALIESIN WEST

APR 18 Art Walk (CHANDLER) Fine art, dozen of local artists, free kids art activities, great eateries and unique shops. Historic Downtown Chandler, 6pm – 10pm, free, 480-855-3539. APR 19 Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts (PEORIA) Candy hunts, carnival games, pony rides, petting zoo and more, plus visits with the Easter Bunny! Peoria Sports Complex, 8am-12pm, free admission with canned food donation, 623-773-7137. APR 24 – MAY 24 Burt & Me (MESA) The romantic musical comedy about high school sweethearts, Joe and Lacey, who met over their love of basketball and the music of Burt Bacharach. After separating in college, they crossed paths years later and Joe plotted an elaborate scheme to try and win her back. The Palms Theatre, 480-924-6260 for tickets, show times and dates.

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Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. Come see these beautiful creatures & their natural behavior up-close! With exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (coupon Page 67) MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) Learn how to fully tap Sedona’s inspirational meditation & prayer sites & find out how to find similar areas near your home or wherever you travel. Presented by MIT trained scientist Pete Sanders. Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 1-2:30pm, $15, 928-203-5353.

TUESDAYS Prime Rib Night Specials (SEDONA) Every Tuesday night starting at 5pm, enjoy Prime Rib, a loaded baked potato and house salad for only $20 at Reds Restaurant at the Sedona Rouge, 928-282-5321.

APR 4 First Friday Art Tours (SEDONA) Openings, special guests and artists receptions at Sedona’s finest galleries. Take the Sedona Trolley for free to easily visit the galleries, 5-8pm, 928-282-7390.

WEDNESDAYS $5 Wine by the Glass Night (SEDONA) Reds Restaurant at the Sedona Rouge every Wednesday offers $5 Wine by Glass Specials starting at 4pm, 928-282-5321.

APR 5 First Saturday Art Walk (JEROME) Visit 30+ unique art studios and galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more, 5-8 pm, 928-649-2277.

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS Live Entertainment & Dance (CAMP VERDE) Cliff Castle Casino’s Dragonfly is the place to enjoy live music, dancing and fun every Friday & Saturday night starting at 9pm, 800-381-SLOT.

APR 5-6 & 19-20 Bell Rock Art & Craft Show (SEDONA) Enjoy artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings, Native American artists. Bell Rock Plaza, 928-2849627. 21

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Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents in association with Nite Owl promotions, Arizona’s 1st Lowrider Style Bagger & Custom Motorcycle Show. Family event featuring over 15 classes with more than $7,000 in cash & prizes. Live concerts with The Dazz Band, Ray Carrion & The Latin All Stars, plus many more.

Stargazer Pavilion at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel $35 Adults, $15 Youths, 12 & Under Free

APR 7 A Tribute to Johnny Cash (PRESCOTT) Chuck Brown’s Johnny Cash Tribute, complete with lights, authentic costumes, and stage decorations faithfully recreates the look, sound, and vibe of a Johnny Cash concert when he was in his prime. The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, $28 for Dinner & Show (Tax and tip not included) Reservations start at 5pm – Showtime 7:30pm 928-541-1996. 22

APR 13 The Phoenix Symphony (PRESCOTT) Conducted by Michael Krajewski and soprano soloist Debbie Gravitte will perform an entire concert of music from the James Bond Movies. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 4pm – 6pm, for tickets call 928-776-4255.

APR 19 Celebration of Spring (SEDONA) Egg hunts by age division, scavenger hunts for kids 9-12 years old, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, vendors and more! Posse Grounds Park, $2/Children 12 & under, 9 am – Noon, 928-282-7098. APR 20 Eggstravaganza (PRESCOTT) Come out to HPZS for egg hunts for children ages 0-12, special “Easter Eggs” for the animals & a scavenger hunt! Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 10-4 pm, 928-778-4242 x16. APR 25 - 27 2014 Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Race (PRESCOTT) Join Epic Rides, the City of Prescott and our musical guests as we present a tide raising event for the American mountain bike scene. Participants plus spectators, friends, family, music fans and random wanderers will enjoy three days of event activities in Prescott’s picturesque downtown area, 520-623-1584. APR 25 – 27 Sedona Open Studios Tour (SEDONA) This 11th Annual event is from 10-5 each day. This free event is an opportunity to visit with artists in their own work environments. (See Page 19 for more info) APR 28 A Tribute to Roy Orbison & Marty Robbins (PRESCOTT) Come hear favorite songs by these two famed song writers, singers, and Grammy winners, performed by Phoenicians Kerry Jackson and Brant Hopkins. The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, $28 for Dinner & Show (Tax and tip not included) Reservations start at 5pm – Showtime 7:30pm 928-541-1996.

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Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. THROUGH MAY 4 Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists Exhibit (FLAGSTAFF) Interactive stations address a number of questions surrounding black holes plus visitors can experience their own black hole adventure! Lowell Observatory, 928-233-3260.

APR 2 Pavlo (FLAGSTAFF) Award winning Greek guitarist plays beautiful Mediterranean music with his band. Coconino Center for the Arts, $22, 7:30pm, 928-779-2300. APR 4 First Friday Art Walk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and refreshments, meet local artists, and browse and shop for original artwork at Flagstaff’s many downtown galleries, 6 - 9pm, free, 928-779-2300. APR 12 Discovery 2nd Saturday at MNA (FLAGSTAFF) Join us for exciting programs, hands-on activities, and crafts for kids and families. Free

with Museum admission. Museum of Northern Arizona, 2pm-4pm, 928-774-5213. APR 26 – MAY 24 13th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition (FLAGSTAFF) Local artists from all over Coconino County, Sedona, and the Native American Reservations, along with students of all ages come together to promote recycling through this creative, fun, and inspiring exhibition. Opening reception on April 26th from 6-9pm. Hozhoni Art Gallery, 10 – 4pm, free, 928-526-7944.



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Tucson + Southern AZ THURSDAYS Gallery Row Art Walk (TUCSON) Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and savor wine tastings at each of the galleries. NE Corner Campbell & Skyline, 5-7pm, 800-638-8350. FRIDAYS Broadway Village Farmers’ Market (TUCSON) Broadway Village, Tucson’s charming original shopping center, hosts an indoor/ outdoor farmers’ market on Fridays with more than 40 local farmers, plus other crafters, free, 10 – 2 pm, 1-800-638-8350. APR 4 Crush Wine, Food & Art Festival (TUCSON) Taste more than 150 different wines from famous wineries and sample fantastic foods offered by 24 different local restaurants. Bid on fabulous items including wine, art, travel, services, and more in the silent auction. The Tucson Museum of Art, 6pm-9pm, 21 & over, tickets 520-624-2333. APR 5 Taste of Tubac (TUBAC) A tasting of savory cuisine from Tubac and Santa Cruz Valley restaurants paired with fine wines and live entertainment all on the North Lawn at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. Tickets $50, 5pm – 9pm, 520-398-1913. APR 11 – 13 ASUA Spring Fling (TUCSON) Associated Students of the University of Arizona presents the nation’s 24

largest student-run carnival, with rides, midway games, food, and entertainment. UA Campus East Mall, 520-621-5610. APR 11 - 13 Rose Tree Festival (TOMBSTONE) Celebrating the 129th Blooming of the “World’s Largest Rose Tree”. Events included the Rose Tree Parade, Rose Queen Coronation, Pet Parade, Folklorico Dancers and much more, 520-457-3326. APR 11 – 27 Arizona International Film Festival (TUCSON) 150+ new works by independent producers from around the world, premiere screenings, filmmaker presentations, workshops. Events at The Screening Room, Crossroads 6, and other venues throughout Tucson, 520-882-0204. APR 12 Bisbee After 5 ArtWalk (BISBEE) 30+ shops and galleries, special promotions, live entertainment, refreshments plus artist receptions, until 8pm, 520-432-5421. APR 12 Tucson Presidio: Living History Days (TUCSON) The Tucson Presidio museum/gift shop, re-enacts 1775-1856 Tucson life with craft- and food-making and samples, soldier drills, storytelling, and more, 10 – 3pm, free, 520837-8119.

APR 12 - 13 Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival (ELGIN) Enjoy live music, great food and fabulous wine from 20 Arizona wineries and vineyards and meet winemakers from all four wine regions of Arizona at this festival, hosted at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 11-5pm, $20, 520-455-5582. APR 17 – 27 Pima County Fair (TUCSON) Old-fashioned fair with exhibits, food, stage concerts, and other live entertainment, carnival rides, educational exhibits, including a Gem and Mineral Show section. Pima County Fairgrounds, 520-762-9100. APR 26 Blessing of the Vineyard Festival (ELGIN) Sonoita Vineyards’ spring festival features tastings, winery tours, food and wine pairings, live music and dancing, wagon rides, and a blessing for a bountiful crop, Call 520-455-5893 for more info. APR 30 – MAY 3 32nd Annual Tucson International Mariachi Conference (TUCSON) Tucson’s award-winning music festival features student workshops and public performances by renowned mariachi musicians and baile folklorico dancers. Join us as we celebrate four days of mariachi music, food, community events and cultural celebration. Casino Del Sol Resort, 520-838-3913.

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ne of Carefree’s unique offerings is a ladies fine apparel, handbags and accessories boutique, Bags & Rags, located at 16 Easy Street in the heart of the downtown shopping district. Bags & Rags offers stylish, comfortable, easy care clothing for women of all ages and body types. Many well-respected designers are represented at Bags & Rags, including fun pants, tops and shrugs by Baik Baik in animal prints or a rainbow assortment of colors. Designers include LIOR, BALI, BELLA PELLE, PARSLEY & SAGE. Another American design company is Surrealist, owned by two women who understand the nuances of different women’s body types. They create slimming clothing with graceful flowing lines, using soft fabrics that skim the body. These are but a few examples of the many-featured designers showcased at Bags & Rags. As the name would suggest, Bags & Rags has an outstanding selection of unique, attractive and appropriately priced handbags. If you are in the market for a quality affordable stand-out purse, you will find it here. To compliment your look with the finishing touches, Bags & Rags also offers numerous accessories to ensure every detail is addressed, such as fashion sun glasses and handmade jewelry created by local artists. For a complete look, this is the place to shop. Bags & Rags is an intimate boutique, with proprietor Rose Toon dedicated to helping you find the right look for your personality and body shape. Rose has years of experience in retail and she views her clients as friends, Bags & Rags striving to make them feel welcome, never pressured 16 Easy Street or uncomfortable, and at the Carefree, AZ 85377 same time, look absolutely 480-575-3114 fabulous. Time spent in her shop is fun and relaxing. AZ



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As Cave Creek’s original “Wild West Saloon and Restaurant,” Harold’s is a landmark and popular stomping ground for both locals and tourists. Celebrating over 70 years of history and good times, Harolds is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Enjoy live entertainment Thurs. through Sat. plus Country Western Dance Lessons Thursdays and Fridays. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

OLD TOWN TAVERN 7320 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-2882 Located in Old Town Scottsdale, we are a cozy place to relax, have some drinks and listen to some great live

music in a friendly atmosphere. We offer a full bar, beautiful patio, outdoor seating, smoking area, and are wheelchair accessible. For a taste of how it used to be in the good ‘ole days, stop by and experience life like it should be - relaxed and fun!

SCOTTSDALE STATION 8220 N. Hayden Rd. Ste. C112 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-998-7777 From the team that brought you, for the last ten years, the acclaimed Carefree Station, and the popular Prescott Station, now brings to Scottsdale, their big and bold flavor interpretation of global cuisine and the award winning “BevHeaven” Bar.

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OLD TOWN TORTILLA FACTORY 6910 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-4567 Built from a historic 75-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the Southwest. A beautiful firewater patio along with a world-renowned tequila bar that offers 80 premium tequilas, including an award winning margarita, lends itself to being the perfect place to accommodate your needs. The cuisine is southwest with Sonoran influence, a favorite dish being the Red Chili Pork Chops.

PERSIAN ROOM 17040 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-614-1414 • Experience the most exotic dining atmosphere Scottsdale has to offer. Ornate chandeliers, finely carved pillars, and delicate water fountains compliment the inspiring menu of beef, chicken, lamb and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Fresh, homemade clay-oven bread begins your feast, followed by more than twenty unmistakable entrees fit for the ancient Persian Royalty. Open Sun. to Thurs. 11am to 9:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am to 10:30pm. 30

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7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon celebrating 60 years. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Rusty Spur is an Old West saloon offering rustic charm, great food, live entertainment and, of course, a full bar! Every inch in this unique saloon is decorated with Western memorabilia, a collection of license plates, and thousands of dollar bills hanging from the ceiling. Come leave your mark today!

VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.

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The Palms Theatre



he Palms Theatre presents a wide variety of the finest professional entertainment for all ages in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Located in the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area, the 400 seat complex presents full-scale musicals, comedies, children’s theatre productions and a wide variety of concerts.

At The Palms, the show is just part of the package! Our Executive Chef and his staff put their own talents to work to create an upscale buffet with a menu that changes for each show. You’ll enjoy a salad bar with specialty salads, a hot buffet that includes a selection of meats, pasta and vegetables as well as a delectable dessert buffet.

THE PALMS THEATRE 5247 E. Brown Road Mesa, AZ 85205 (480) 924-6260


You’ll be entranced by your favorite classic musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof and South Pacific, and contemporary hits like Caught in the Net and The Dixie Swim Club. Our concert series features something for everyone with tributes to Billy Joel and Elton John, George Strait, Nashville Gold, The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, A Salute to The Rat Pack and bands such as ’56 and Flipside-45 with the music of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Our designers, directors and choreographers create stunning sets, costumes and lighting, and a live orchestra adds a magical touch to the entire visit. The Palms Theatre invites you to a wonderful day or evening of great entertainment at a great price. Our elegant 430 seat theatre has an unobstructed view of the stage with seating in a variety of table sizes. And in our intimate 140 seat Marquee Theatre no seat is more than 25 feet from the stage. Call, click or come on in today to purchase tickets. Visit us on line for a complete schedule. The Palms Theatre is located at 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85205. Call the box office at (480) 924-6260 or order online at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at The Palms Theatre. Parking is free. AZ

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INGREDIENTS • 8 Chicken breasts, approximately 6 oz. each • 18 oz Cremini mushrooms • 28 oz. Organic mixed baby greens • 6 – 8 oz. Butter • 3 Diced Roma tomatoes • Chopped fresh parsley • Salt and pepper

PREPARATION Marinate chicken in fresh chopped garlic, extra virgin olive oil and fresh chopped parsley. Cook 10 oz. of sliced mushrooms with 2 ½ cups of water until reduced to onehalf quantity. Liquefy in food processor and strain through fine mesh chinois or cheese cloth. While mushroom mixture is still warm, add butter and stir slowly until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste and keep warm in bain-marie. Grill chicken and when cooked, thinly slice chicken breast. Place greens in eight large salad bowls, add sliced mushrooms and arrange chicken slices on greens and sprinkle with diced tomatoes. Generously pour warm dressing on top and garnish to taste with fresh chopped parsley and fresh ground black pepper.


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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily flights available with Hot Air Expeditions - 480-502-6999 or Rainbow Ryders - 623-215-0346. 2. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000 3. PINK ADVENTURE TOURS – Experience the “Wild Side” of Scottsdale on Pink’s exclusive Sonoran Desert adventure tour! This riveting excursion provides the complete natural history of the magnificent Sonoran Desert plus an unforgettable visit to the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Learn more about this tour and many others by calling 855-298-3070. 4. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake 36

Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 5. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 888-516-0811 6. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Scottsdale is a mecca for shoppers with unique boutiques and speciality shops around every corner. Stroll through the SHOPS Gainey Village and stop by Ritzy Rags and Shoes - 480596-0533 and Diva - 480-9488777 for the latest fashions. Get a taste of the Old West as you walk the streets of historic Old Town Scottsdale. Discover southwestern specialty shops like Shades of the West - 480945-3289, then kick up your boots at the Rusty Spur Saloon with live entertainment 7 days & 7 nights - 480-425-7787.

panoramic views at Orange Sky Restaurant, 36-holes of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and fabulous live entertainment. 480-850-7777. 8. KART RACING – At K1 Speed in Phoenix, stay cool and race in their fully air-conditioned track & relax in the lounge area overlooking the racing action! 602-275-5278 9. THE DOLLY STEAMBOAT – Experience the best Arizona nature and dinner cruises on beautiful Canyon Lake, often called “Arizona’s Junior Grand Canyon.” Expect to see a wide variety of wildlife and spectacular scenery while observing from the deck during one of our tours. 480-827-9144 10. ALL ABOARD! Grab the kids and head over to McCormickStillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Enjoy train and carousel rides, shops, museum, playgrounds and more! 480312-2312 AZ

7. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment,

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CORNELIS HOLLANDER 4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251 480-423-5000 800-677-6821

Custom Designs Available PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.


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4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-5000 • Award winning, state-of-the-art jewelry designer. Cornelis produces the finest quality jewelry with custom modern designs using gemstones, and diamonds. Come visit and create your dream piece of jewelry! 360


8787 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-8777 • Designer plus size clothing women dream about, but seldom find – from bathing suits to casual to special occasion and evening gowns. Sizes 14-24 with lines like Sympli, Comfy, Tianello plus handbags, jewelry and accessories including Brighton, Hobo, and Mary Frances.




10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 • Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal.

THE JEWISH COLLECTION 10820 N. 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-368-0001 • The Valley’s finest Judaica shop. Find jewelry, art and religious articles from Israel and the finest Native American craftsman plus custom pieces with a Southwest flair. Your source for Southwest mezuzahs, Kiddush cups, candlesticks, and jewelry. 3 0 6 360 6 30


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

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22 Easy Street Carefree, AZ 85377 480-595-8757 • A sprawling art gallery showcasing an eclectic mix of American art of all styles. It’s two stories and nearly 5,000 square feet that showcases the work of over 95 different American artists. The highly multifaceted collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, copper, glass, and more.

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has been a prized gem for centuries. Recognized as the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage, the amethyst is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. Historically, amethyst was believed to assist prophecy and visions and to bring riches and powers to its owners. With all of these amazing qualities this gem has, why not own a piece of Arizona’s beauty?




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360 DUXIANA 7001 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 480-991-9800 • Discovering the perfect luxury mattress for rest & rejuvenation is step one to creating a great sleep environment. This is what the DUX® Difference is all about. Designed in Sweden to last a lifetime, the unique DUX spring system enhances increased circulation and flow of oxygen throughout the body. If you want to have rejuvenating, restful sleep every night, there is no middle ground.

JO LONDON 201 Easy Street #101 Carefree, AZ 85377 480.488.1162 • An ecclectic mix of everything you’d find in an English Home. From the chic and trendy to the comfy and traditional, Jo London represents the quintessential British Style. A sister company to the English Rose Tea Room right next store. LONDON GOLD Scottsdale: 480-367-1717, Chandler: 480-7054191, Arrowhead: 623-979-4445 For more than three decades, London Gold has been the premier diamond expert in Phoenix. Voted “Best Of Phoenix” London Gold prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and having one of the largest selections of fine jewelry around. 3 0 6 360 6 30

RITZY RAGS & SHOES 360 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-596-0533 • One of the leading ladies clothing, shoe and accessory boutiques in the Valley for over 24 years. Featuring lines like Alberto Makali, Not your Daughters Jeans, City Girl, Helle comfort and many more. Come see why everyone is talking about Ritzy Rags and Shoes! 3 0 6 360 6 30

360 SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 E. Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 • Voted one of America’s Top 5 “Cool Jewelry Stores”, Sami’s is the destination for Arizona gemstones such as The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona “Anthill” Garnet, and Arizona Peridot. Find Hearts on Fire Diamonds, to exotic gemstones.



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Representing 91 American Artists

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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxurious venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix THE BORGATA OF SCOTTSDALE A charming courtyard atmosphere with upscale shops and eateries in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways and fountains. Scottsdale Rd & Lincoln Dr / Scottsdale Map M3 CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4

SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / Scottsdale Map J4 SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and Betteridge Jewelers. Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting including Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 WESTGATE CITY CENTER A variety of shopping, dining and entertainment including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and a 4,000-seat cinema nestled behind the University of Phoenix Stadium and Arena. Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale

DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE The ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting with over 110 retailers and restaurants. Loop 101 & Tatum Blvd / Scottsdale Map G2 EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full-service luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4 KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in an urban setting. Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3

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OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Old Town Tavern. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4 THE PROMENADE Unique mix of specialty boutiques, stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting with a 125-foot spire designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale Rd & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd / Scottsdale Map J4 THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4


Brilliant Design with a British Accent Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sun 11:00am to 4:00pm

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201 Easy Street #101, Carefree, AZ 85377 | (480) 488-1162

Stop in to become a Londoner too!


MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Fountain Hills 1. WORLD’S HIGHEST FOUNTAIN - At its full height of 560 feet, the fountain in the center of Fountain Hills, spectacular for day or night viewing, is higher than the Washington Monument and three times as high as Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park.

2. FORT MCDOWELL CASINO – This fantastic casino (open 24 hours every day) brings fun, excitement and premier dining to visitors by offering slots, cards, bingo, colorful stage shows and fantastic buffets and restaurants. 800-THE-FORT 3. UNCOVER ARIZONA GEMS - Sami Fine Jewelry is the destination for Arizona gems (Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona Peridot, and Arizona “Anthill” Garnet) and fine jewelry. Voted one of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry stores! 877-376-6323 4. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB – Whether you play the awardwinning Cholla Course or the newer Saguaro Course, you’re in for a desert golf experience unlike any other in Arizona. At We-Ko-Pa, it’s just you, your ball and good old Mother Nature. 866-660-7700 48

5. RIVER OF TIME MUSEUM - Through its creative settings and informative exhibits, The River of Time Museum recounts the captivating past of this desert valley. Learn about the large communities that grew here centuries ago and why they disappeared. 480-837-2612 6. BIRDWATCHING - This area is a great place for bird watching due to its diverse habitats. Fountain Lake and the two rivers - the Salt and the Verde, are great hotspots, which are home to many year-round species. 7. MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PARK - Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails await through beautiful desert scenery. Look for deer, javelina, coyotes and a multitude of bird species. Whether you are going for a short stroll or looking for a challenge, this is a must do. 480-471-0173

and surrounding mountains, 480-816-5100. 9. SAGUARO LAKE - Fifteen minutes from Fort McDowell, this is one of the loveliest and most popular recreation sites in Tonto National Forest. Boat ramps, fishing pavilions, swimming, picnic tables and restroom facilities are available at two locations. The golden cliffs and rugged shoreline of Saguaro Lake make a spectacular setting for outdoor activities. 602-225-5200 10. FOUNTAIN HILLS PUBLIC ART COLLECTION - Enjoy art located inside the Fountain Hills Community Center, Town Hall, Community Center Courtyard, in Fountain Park and elsewhere throughout the Town of Fountain Hills. AZ

8. LAKE OVERLOOK TRAIL - An easy-moderate 1.5 mile hike that is accessible from the heart of downtown Fountain Hills and offers some of the outstanding views of the Town and the neighboring Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

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Mom knew a thing or two when she told you to go outside and play. Mom was right. Fresh air. Physical activity. Fun. That’s the way to spend some leisure time. And the place to do it is Fountain Hills, Arizona. Fill your days with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding or a round of golf at one of the award-winning courses. Even art is an outside experience in Fountain Hills, where you can enjoy the extensive public art collection all year long. Come see us. And get outside.


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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812

5. THE SPA AT CAREFREE – Step inside, & enjoy exclusive services for men and women a full array of skin care therapies, aromatherapy, hair salon services and body treatments. Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 888-692-4343.

2. CAREFREE BOTANICAL GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree.

6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398.

3. AN INSTITUTION OF THE OLD WEST – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906 4. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047 52

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

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

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 attractions When it comes to memorable experiences, Arizona has you covered from sunset horseback rides, one-of-a-kind museums, world-class golf courses, soaring balloon flights and everything in between.



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360 HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS For reservations 480-502-6999 or 800-831-7610 Phoenix/Scottsdale • Come see why the Sonoran Desert is one of the foremost Hot Air Ballooning areas in the entire world! Daily hot air balloon flights are offered year round. Enjoy the sights and sounds of desert life as you fly within inches of cacti. Then soar to over 2,000 feet to get a great view of the entire area! All with no sensation of motion. Upon landing enjoy either a warm sit down breakfast or yummy hor d’oeuvres catered by the award winning Vincents! Come see why Fodor’s Travel has rated Hot Air Expeditions the Number One hot air balloon company in Phoenix for the past 19 years! FAA Certified, Insured, Wonderful Safety Record. Hotel transportation available.


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360 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-478-6000 • Experience the world’s music as never before at the most extraordinary museum you’ll ever hear. Guests are given wireless headsets to wear throughout the museum. As they approach each display, they can hear the instruments being played, either solo or as an ensemble. Ranked as one of five must-see Phoenix attractions by CNN! 3 0 6 360 6 30

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360 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, 85259 888-516-0811 • Taliesin West in northeast Scottsdale is ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was a bold new concept for desert living. Guided public tours range from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd.

RAINBOW RYDERS For reservations 623-215-0346 Phoenix/Scottsdale • Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company is the Premier Ballooning Company of the Southwest. We are excited to announce that we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of flight experience to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area!! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset. Call to make a reservation today at (623) 215-0346 or go online to www. 360

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The all new 15-acre Safari Park features a new African Lion exhibit, Greater Kudu Baboons, Rock Hyrax, Wildebeest, Watusi Cattle, Cheetahs and a variety of African birds. Take the Safari Tram Ride through these new animal exhibits, then take a walk around the New Safari Park.

Arizona’s Largest Collection of Exotic Animals Plus 85 Aquarium Exhibits and New Safari Park State Route 303 and Northern Ave. 623-935-WILD (9453) •

Safari Train Ride • Australian Boat Ride • Kids Carousel Wildlife Skyride • Safari Tram Ride • Log Flume Ride and Shows!



Glendale/West Valley 1. LIONS, TIGERS AND SHARKS, OH MY! – The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 75 exhibits. See their ad for a special coupon. 623-935-9453

5. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM - Home of the NFCChampions Arizona Cardinals, and is also adjacent to Westgate City Center. Catch a game or take a tour of this massive stadium. 623-433-7100

2. CURTAIN UP – Dinner and a movie is so yesterday. Dinner and a show…now that’s an experience. Voted “Best of the Valley” by Phoenix Magazine, the Arizona Broadway Theatre is sure to entertain the senses. 623-776-8400

6. STROLL IN THE GARDENS – 1,000 cactus, trees and shrubs await you desert style, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour at Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the library to check out a listening wand, so you may learn the names of the foliage. 623-930-3596

3. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623935-3811.

7. FOR THE “CHOC-O-HOLIC” IN ALL OF US – The Cerreta Candy Company has been making candy by hand for over 40 years. Enjoy a guided tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a nonguided video tour anytime. 623-930-9000

4. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906

8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811


9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602-372-7460 AZ

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aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.

POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of wellgroomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 800-266-7534 Jerome – After the mines closed in 1953 and “King Copper” left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 1920s to a low of 50 people. The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion became a


State Park in 1965, and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60’s and 70’s, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. 928-634-2900 AZ

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The Perfect Place to Play Just south of Sedona in the heart of Verde Valley wine country, you’ll find Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, voted the number 1 casino in Arizona for 15 years in a row. • Newest, most popular slot machines • Vegas-style live Blackjack and Poker • Family fun amenities • Hotel Play & Stay Packages • Four restaurants offering casual to upscale dining • Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon / Sedona Red Rocks 800.381.SLOT | I-17, Exit 289 • Just south of Sedona Must be 21 or older to play. Please play responsibly. ©2014 Cliff Castle Casino Hotel


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690 Bell Rock Road, Sedona, AZ 86351 928-284-1660 The premier of Sedona Arizona golf courses, the Oakcreek Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. & Jr., this golf course is truly a masterpiece featuring Sedona red rock views beyond compare. Relax at Redstone Patio after your round! 66




3505 Camp Verde Bridgeport Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 928-567-2840 Call us wild. Call of crazy. Just don’t call us a zoo. Exotic animals from all over the world roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash, Wonders of Wildlife, and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Mention AZKEY14 for Savings!

1225 Airport Road (Red Bldg.) Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.5939 / 888.866.7433 Red Rock Helicopter Tours is the most-trusted and well known helicopter tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jet-powered helicopter soaring eye level with the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona.

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2920 Hopi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-204-9750 A hidden treasure and must-see for Native American Art and Artifacts in Sedona. Our 5,000 square-foot showroom features products created by Native Americans in the Southwest like pottery, artifacts, jewelry, Hopi Katsinas, Navajo Kachinas, sand paintings, and much more. Head west on Hwy 89A, turn right on Tortilla Dr. at the Giant station, then take your first left and the first right.


RED ROCK BIPLANE TOURS 1225 Airport Road (Red Bldg.) Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.5939 / 888.866.7433 Soar over the breathtaking red rock country of Sedona in the company of your aviator. Experience the thrill of a lifetime in a new Waco open cockpit Biplane. Photographic tour of a lifetime! Gift Certificates available. Mention KEY Save 10%

SKY SAFARI CHARTER & TOURS 1225 Airport Road (Red Bldg.) Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.5939 or 888.866.7433 Sky Safari Tours & Charter has a well established and deserved reputation of Excellence and Quality in supplying passengers from all over the world “the experience of a lifetime”. 24 hour service and FAA 135 Air Carrier Certified.

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1-800-8-SEDONA Since 1958, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. Our award-winning excursions are known as the premier “must-do” tours in Sedona. The exclusive Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. Open everyday year round, You gotta do it!



2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 866-312-4111 A recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award, this boutique hotel is set in West Sedona. Home to Reds, Sedona’s hottest restaurant and lounge, and The Spa at Sedona Rouge, it’s the perfect retreat for both excitement and relaxation, and for the rejuvenation of mind, body and soul.


SEDONA SKY TREKS 235 Air Terminal Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-6628 Spectacular air tours from Scottsdale and Sedona to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, plus packages that include Colorado River rafting, helicopter flights and boat tours! Our highly qualified pilots will be your guide and narrate your unforgettable tour. FAA certified air carrier.


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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. MUST DO ADVENTURE! – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 50 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 800-8733662 2. COME OUT AND PLAY – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino - Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. 800-381-SLOT 3. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed. Mention Promo code AZKEY14 for special savings. 928-5672840 4. GOLF AMIDST THE RED ROCKS – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660 70

5. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter, biplane, and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jetpowered helicopter, a red open cockpit WACO biplane to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in a airplane. Mention KEY & Save 10% on BiPlane Tour. 888.866.7433 6. THE ART & SOUL OF SEDONA – Tasteful galleries and unique shops live in harmony at Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek. Wander, shop, eat, drink and refresh the body and soul. 928-2824838 7. WHERE THE FOOD LIVES UP TO THE VIEWS – Enchantment Resort’s signature restaurant sets the stage for a grand dining experience. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine with a hint of Southwest influence while relaxing on the Wine Bar terrace or at Che-Ah-Chi, the spectacular centerpiece of Enchantment. 928-204-6000

8. DISCOVER AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ART & ARTIFACTS – Kachina House is the ultimate destination for authentic Native American art, artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Find Kachina dolls, Hopi Baskets, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so much more. 866-587-0547 9. SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual mecca and global power spot has drawn some of our planet’s most amazing healers, artists and spiritual guides. Experience the body, mind and soul. 928-300-7796 10. SOUND BITES GRILL – Along with some of the best and healthiest fine dinning in Sedona, we bring the best entertainment Sedona has to offer in our show lounge and supper club featuring; International jazz artists, comedians from around the globe, old west music shows and much more. 928-282-2713 AZ

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urrounded by the towering red rock walls of Northern Arizona’s Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort combines the rugged grandeur of the Southwest landscape with equal parts luxury and Native American culture.

The 70-acre resort is designed to take advantage of the breathtaking scenery with one-story adobe accommodations furnished in a regional theme with private decks offering panoramic views. Located just two hours north of Phoenix/Scottsdale and an easy trip to the Grand Canyon, Sedona’s elevation of 4600 feet ensure mild temperatures year round. Hiking, mountain biking, tennis, championship croquet, and bocce ball are just some of the many diversions available to guests. A weekly schedule includes more than 100 scheduled resort activities like fitness classes, cooking classes and wine tastings, guided meditation and Native American programming for guests’ enjoyment. Delicious cuisine with breathtaking views is a highlight at this canyon retreat. The signature restaurant, Che Ah Chi, features modern American cuisine using many Arizona-sourced ingredients. Tii Gavo features Southwestern-inspired fare, and View 180 offers small plates for sharing with wines by the glass and specialty cocktails. 72

Exclusive for Enchantment guests Seven Canyons is a championship 18-hole, links-style course that was recently ranked among Golf Week’s “Best Residential Courses”. This 70 par golf course on 80 acres offers great strategy and style. A challenging, rewarding course, it measures 6746 yards from the championship tees , sporting small greens, narrow landing areas, artfully placed bunkers, natural water features and mature trees plus constant changes in elevation. Set on the grounds of Enchantment is Mii amo, a destination spa; consistently ranked among the best in the country. Mii amo presents a luxurious spa experience for resort and destination spa guests, with a full menu of body treatments, fitness classes, specialty services and a café serving healthy, nutritious cuisine. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-8264180. AZ

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The answer to one of the most asked questions by Sedona visitors is iron! The incredible array of colors displayed by Sedona’s famous Red Rocks is a direct result of iron oxide in water seeping into sandstone rock formations. Water carrying dissolved iron oxide drains through the porous sandstone and literally paints quartz grains – you guessed it – red! The Red Rocks vary in origin, color and age. Some were originally sea sediment while others came from blowing sand. You’ll see bright orange, red and tan rocks. The brightest orange rocks are more than 250 million


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

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. PRESCOTT STATION Globally inspired cuisine that offers a little something for everyone. Conveniently located in the heart of Prescott just a short walk from the historic downtown Courthouse Square. 928-778-0133. 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434 4. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly from a century ago, you’ll be 76

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of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts. A must-see when in Prescott. 928-445-1230

5. CITY OF PRESCOTT LAKES - With kayak, canoe and bicycle rental at all three lakes via Prescott Outdoors, you’ll have no problem planning your outdoor escape to enjoy all the natural bounty that Northern Arizona has to offer. 928-9251410

9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the Mile-High Trail System in and around Prescott containing approximately 28 miles of beautiful trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System.

6. HERITAGE PARK ZOOLOGICAL SANCTUARY - A non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Open year round, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. 877-778-6008

10. ANTIQUE ROW - Browse and shop in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere where specialty boutiques and interesting galleries offer shoppers a delightful diversion. This historic city has long been known as one of the West’s best places to shop for antiques. AZ

7. ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE - Features 36 holes of championship golf in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., the two courses sport bent grass greens and bluegrass. 928-777-1888 8. THE SMOKI MUSEUM – This treasure documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety

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ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumbermen, remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. 800-863-0646 Flagstaff – Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200


restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and our Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. 800-842-7293. AZ

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289 2. WESTWIND AIR SERVICE – Find the Adventure in YOU! Come Fly With Us and experience the most beautiful locations in Arizona. With tours to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and even custom itineraries, Westwind is dedicated to helping you find the perfect tour that will fill your day with memories that will last a lifetime! 888-869-0866. 3. OPEN A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-233-3211 4. EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT! – Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from 84

Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visitor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. $5 off 2 adult admissions with ad on page 83. 800-2895898 5. THE GREAT CHASM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888 6. HOOVER DAM – The crown jewel of dams of its day and a proud Arizona Landmark, the Hoover Dam vaults up from the floor of the Black Canyon between Arizona and Nevada. A colossal feat of man, the dam is located at the bottom of Lake Mead. 702-494-2517 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER – Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 800-873-3662 (Pink Jeep)

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

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“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison--beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” 
— President Theodore Roosevelt ENJOYING THE SOUTH RIM Individual interests, available time, weather, and health considerations can influence your visit to the South Rim. Use the information available on the web site,, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 86

The Rim Trail winds along the rim for more than 13 miles (21 km), much of it paved and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. The Greenway, a broad, paved pathway suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wheelchairs, leads two miles (3 km) from Grand Canyon Visitor Center to Grand Canyon Village. A separate segment heads east from Hermits Rest along the rim. The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend steeply into the canyon. Rangers present programs—walks, talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. Check in The Guide for programs during your stay. VISITOR CENTERS The National Park Service staffs several visitor centers on the South Rim. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally. Grand Canyon Visitor Center Located near Mather Point The largest visitor center on the South Rim is a good stop for an introduction to Grand Canyon and for assistance in planning your visit.

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LODGING IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www., (888) 297-2757.

Yavapai Geology Museum On Yavapai Point Displays explain the geology and formation of the canyon. Memorable views unfold from the picture windows and nearby overlooks. Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles (5 km) west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.






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ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. 866-2BISBEE Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenactment of the bitter fight between the Earps and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk where heroes and villains of the old west lived, worked and fought. 888457-3929 Tubac – notably cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, this centuries-old town lies adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. Tubac features a variety of locally owner restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfasts. Other highlights include the Art Colony of Tubac, the Tubac Presidio


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MEMORABLE WAYS TO EXPLORE Southern Arizona 1. CASINO DEL SOL RESORT Casino Del Sol, southern Arizona’s premier entertainment and gaming destination, offers nearly 1,000 slot machines, live blackjack, poker and bingo. Guests can choose from six restaurants and three bars that feature live entertainment Thursday – Saturday nights. Resort Packages available. 855.SOL.STAY • 2. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • 3. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-8832701 •


4. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • 5. PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Where history takes flight! Tour one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. 520-574-0462 • 6. SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT FOOTHILLS MALL! Discover one of the most unique shopping experiences in southeastern Arizona. With a vast of array of stores, outlets, restaurants, eateries and entertainment venues, Foothills Mall has something for everyone! 520-219-0650 •

7. KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Open daily with self and guided tours plus nightly star gazing programs by RSVP. Visitor center and Gift Shop. 520-3188726 • 8. BISBEE AFTER 5 Join us for a unique shopping and cultural experience the second Saturday of each month. The town-wide art walks features over 30 shops and galleries, artist receptions, live entertainment and refreshments. 520-432-3554 • 9. TOHONO CHUL PARK Recognized as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. Stroll along themed nature trails and tours, dine in the Tea Room, shop the greenhouse and Museum shops. Experience art exhibitions, classes and workshops plus special events. 520-742-6455 •

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10. UA BIOSPHERE 2 Named one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World”. Guided tours take you inside the world’s largest living science center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Located north of Tucson on Oracle Rd./Highway 77. Open daily. 520-838-6200 • 11. COLOSSAL CAVE MOUNTAIN PARK Explore the ancient crystal cave which is on the National Register of Historic Places. See beautiful cave formations while your guide shares the Cave’s history, legends and geology. 520-647-7275 • 12. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery. Consignment room and gift shop. 520299-9191 •

13. OLD TUCSON STUDIOS From cowboy gunfights and daring stunts to rip-roarin’ musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson Studios offers exciting Old West entertainment. Guided tours walk you in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. 520-883-0100 •

14. QUEEN MINE TOURS IN BISBEE Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train. Five tours depart everyday from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. 866-432-2071 • 15. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 • KACA/ 16. MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. Take I-19 to exit 92 and follow signs. 520294-2624 •

18. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, historic buildings, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520-398-2704 • 19. STROLL, SHOP AND PLAY ALONG 4TH AVENUE Tucson’s tree lined 4th Avenue features over 100 shops and an incredible variety of restaurants serving up everything from authentic Mexican to pizza, burgers, Greek, Italian and more! Discover live music venues to wine and sports bars for amazing nightlife. 520-624-5004 • 20. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 • AZ

17. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK The museum features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art. 520-624-2333 •


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The Powell Expedition BY JAMES RUBERTO The Powell Geographic Expedition was an expedition of the American West, led by John Wesley Powell in 1869, that provided the first-ever thorough investigation of the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first known passage through the Grand Canyon. The expedition, which lasted approximately three months during the summer of 1869, endured hardships and dangers down the river but resulted in the discoveries of many new natural features in the Colorado Basin. Powell, a veteran of the American Civil War, had spent much of his youth rafting on the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the upper Midwest. He had lost his right arm to amputation after taking a musket ball in the Battle of Shiloh. The expedition set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory (now Green River, Wyoming) on May 24 with a company of ten men led by Powell. In addition to Powell, the company included his brother Walter, as well as a group of seasoned mountain men that Powell had recruited on his way to western Wyoming. Early on the Green River, the Powell Expedition lost one of their large gear-carrying boats, the No Name, at a rapids they named Disaster Falls. No one was killed, but many crucial supplies were lost, including all of the expedition’s barometers. Fortunately, Powell and his men managed to recover some of the barometers - they were the only means Powell had at his disposal to determine his elevation. Knowing the elevation was essential for producing good maps, and it let the expedition know how much vertical drop remained before they reached sea level. Of the ten men to start, six would make the entire journey. Four would abandon the expedition. Goodman, the Englishman, left the expedition on July 6, claiming he’d had more than enough adventure. He walked away and lived for some years with the Paiutes of eastern Utah. Eventually, he settled in Vernal, Utah, where he was married and raised a family. The other three adventurers to leave the expedition fared worse. On August 28, O. G. Howland, his brother Seneca, and Bill Dunn left the company, fearing they could not survive the dangers of the river much longer. They hiked out of the canyon and were killed. Only two days later, Powell and the five others reached the mouth of the Virgin River and safety.


James Ruberto is the 14-yearold son of Key publisher Tom Ruberto and a freshman at Brophy College Preparatory.

A few summers ago, I hiked into the Grand Canyon with my dad to see the Colorado River and experienced firsthand how adventuresome the Powell Expedition must have really been. AZ * Information on the Powell Expedition courtesy of Wikipedia.

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The Mighty Colorado BY DANIELLE RUBERTO The Colorado River is revered in Arizona, not only for its life giving water, but for carving out the world’s most famous landmark, the Grand Canyon. But the Colorado neither begins or ends in Arizona, so I thought it might be fun to trace some of the course of this famous waterway. The Colorado River rises on the Continental Divide at La Poudre Pass, in Rocky Mountain National Park as a tiny stream draining a wet meadow. At the river’s headwater, the Continental Divide forms the boundary between the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean watersheds of North America. About a mile downstream from its source, the Colorado River has carved its first canyon, the narrow, deep Little Yellowstone Canyon. Starting in Granby, the river is roughly paralleled by U.S. Highway 40 to the town of Kremmling, and by the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad until about the Utah border, carrying the Amtrak California Zephyr passenger train. The canyons and valleys of the Upper Colorado River are among the scenic attractions for passengers on this rail route. Just below Kremmling it is joined by the Blue River before flowing through Gore Canyon, famous for its challenging rapids for the sport of whitewater rafting. It then flows through Glenwood Canyon, emerging at the city of Glenwood Springs where it is joined by the swift flowing Roaring Fork River. West of Glenwood Springs, the Colorado runs through De Beque Canyon and the Grand Valley and is joined by the Gunnison River at Grand Junction. From there it flows in an arc west-north through Ruby Canyon, where it crosses the Utah state line, into Westwater Canyon. The river turns southwest near Fruita, Colorado, and is joined by the Dolores River soon after entering Utah. It partially forms the southern border of Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, and then passes by Dead Horse Point State Park and through Canyonlands National Park where it is met by one of its primary tributaries, the Green River. The Colorado River then flows into Lake Powell, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam, where the San Juan River joins. Below the dam, water released from the bottom of Lake Powell makes the river clear, clean, and cold. Just south of the town of Page, Arizona, the river forms the dramatic Horseshoe Bend (pictured above), then at Lees Ferry is joined by another tributary, the warm, shallow, muddy Paria River, and begins its course through Marble Canyon. At the southern end of Marble Canyon, the river is joined by another tributary, the Little Colorado River, and the river then turns abruptly west directly across the folds and fault line of the plateau, through Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park, which is 349 km long (217 miles) and from 6 to 30 km (4 to 20 miles) between

the upper cliffs. The walls, 4,000 to 6,000 ft (1,200 to 1,800 m) high, drop in successive escarpments of 500 to 1,600 ft (150 to 490 m), banded in splendid colors toward the narrow gorge of the present river. Hoover Dam, built during the Great Depression, forms Lake Mead, a popular recreation site as well as the supplier of most of the water for the Las Vegas metropolitan area. From Hoover Dam, the river flows south and forms part of the boundary between Arizona and Nevada and between Arizona and California. Along the California-Arizona reach of the river, four additional dams are operated to divert water for municipal supplies and agricultural irrigation, and for recreational uses. Lake Mohave, formed by Davis Dam, lies in the southern portion of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lake Havasu, formed by Parker Dam, provides recreation as well as the home of the retired U.K. London Bridge, now the New London Bridge. AZ * Colorado River information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Danielle Ruberto is the 21-year old daughter of Key publisher Tom Ruberto and a student in the ASU School of Social and Family Dynamics working on a second Bachelor Degree in Family and Human Development.




A visitor to cactus country? The concierges are often a key to finding answers to guests’ questions and giving them the scoop on the Southwest’s diverse offerings. This column includes some of our tourists’ most frequent queries and these area travel authorities’ replies.

Q. We have 36 hours here. Where would you [the concierge] take your family on a weekend in the area?

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A. I remind my guests at the Concierge Desk, that whatever I have to say is only one seven- billionth of the world’s opinions! And the answers will vary with the seasons. But here are some answers for April in Arizona by some of these tourism ambassadors who can help you with a local’s slant on your weekend :

When yours truly has a weekend in April away from the Omni Concierge Desk in Tucson, I like to drift downtown to the Barrio Viejo—a short distance to go in Southern Arizona for an evening in Spain! First, I’ll order a pitcher of white Sangria and a selection of tapas at Casa Vicente’s and settle back with some friends for an evening of clapping to performances by flamenco dancers and guitarists. The paella is great (with 24-hours’ notice) and the crema Catalana is the perfect dessert. www.casavicente. com Soaking up a little local history will be on my list for Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. down at the Tucson Presidio San Augustine museum/gift shop, for a day filled with free re-enactments of the Tucson way of life from 1775-1856 with craft- and food-making and samples, soldier drills, storytelling, and more. Open Wednesday through Sundays (520) 8378119 And I’ll stop by Starizona for my stargazing fix at this unique telescope store guided by astronomy club enthusiasts and a few University of Arizona grad students and professors. www. Breakfast can’t be better the next morning than in the Catalina foothills when Derrick flips a feather-light omelet for you and turns out a crispy potato latke served on the scenic back patio at Schlomo and Vito’s (“Ask for Pauline.”) AZ

Dorothy at the iconic El Tovar Hotel Concierge Desk near the Grand Canyon’s southern rim in Northern Arizona makes sure her family “first timers” to the Canyon take the free ranger-guided walking tours offered in the Grand Canyon Village and enjoy a Navajo taco and a steaming bowl of peach cobbler for lunch in the dining room at the grand El Tovar hotel built in 1905 host to such distinguished guests as Albert Einstein and Theodore Roosevelt who journeyed out West on the newly-built railways. She makes certain all stop in at the Hopi House, a sort of living museum and gift shop built of sandstone and adobe to resemble a pueblo where Hopi Indians could live while making and marketing their crafts as the historical inhabitants of the Canyon. The Hopi House is decorated with giant murals created by unknown Hopis from the early 20th century. Kids 4 to 14 can sign up for the Junior Ranger Program in the Park. And the new Grand Canyon Condor Encounter located at the National Geographic Visitor Center puts you up close with live raptors including the condor with a 12-ft. wing span. Be sure and take the short drive to Williams and hop aboard the train for their two-hour Williams Grand Canyon Train Tour complete with fiddlers, guitarists and gunfighters. (800) 409 2190 for reservations. When Evan in the Gold Lounge at The Fairmont Scottsdale Concierge Desk gets a rare weekend off, he likes to hit Chompies in Paradise Valley for a breakfast that features the Biltmore Benedict. Chompies is like a New York deli-- only with palm trees in Central Arizona! Get there early for a great selection of breads baked fresh daily. Lunches are tops too for the budget conscious. (“Ask for Gloria.”) Then he’s off for a hike on the newly-opened Camelback trail. He discloses that guests from other resorts and drop-in locals (for $49 per day) are drawn to their Willow Stream Spa with its Havasupai waterfall massage pool, inhalation room, rooftop pool, and fitness center with its Zumba and aerial yoga classes. And his current favorite night spot for dining and live music is Maestro’s Ocean Club where a wide selection of sushi is served as well as steak and seafood menus. Favorites include Filet 96

[Johnny Fenton—a 35-year resident of Tucson—is past President of the Southern Arizona Concierge Network, member of the National Concierge Association, and Les Clefs d’Or. U.S.A.]

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lready the perennial home to Arizona’s largest collection of wild and endangered species, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium celebrated the start of its 30th year with the Grand Opening of an all new 15-acre Safari Park. The ribbon cutting ceremony featured internationally known zoo guy, Jungle Jack Hanna along with dozens of invited community leaders. This newest set of attractions increases Wildlife World’s developed area to about 80 acres and includes another dining option for zoo visitors at the Safari Grill. Visitors will appreciate dozens of shaded viewing locations that provide guests with multiple panoramic views of some of Africa’s most recognizable species. The safari park’s new animal habitats feature a few known favorites and several brand new species including: greater kudu, rock hyrax, jackal, wildebeest, Watusi cattle, dama gazelles, and more. It also features a new spacious African lion habitat and a variety of African birds and other ungulates. Later this spring, plans include adding cheetahs, baboons and a young white lion. Visitors can walk around the safari park as well as take an optional tram ride (for an additional fee) through a half dozen animal exhibits. Entrance to the Safari Park, located by Wildlife World Zoo, the zoo’s popular giraffe feeding Aquarium & Safari Park station, is included with general 16501 W. Northern Avenue admission. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 Zoo exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open 7 days a week, (last zoo admission is JUNGLE JACK HANNA WITH FOUNDER 365 days a year, at 5 p.m.) Aquarium MICKEY OLLSON including all holidays exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daytime admission includes access to the zoo and aquarium. Special reduced evening admission to 623-935-WILD (9453) Aquarium-Only is available after 5 p.m. AZ



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