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CONTENTS Arizona KEY Magazine | March 2014 | ArizonaKEY.com

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features

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El Tovar Hotel Calendar of Events Ritzy Rags & Shoes Rusty Spur Saloon Westwind Air Service Sedona: Why are the Rocks Red? The Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center at Talking Stick

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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

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

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ARIZONA

the el tovar hotel

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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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WELCOME BASEBALL FANS

THE ULTIMATE FAN GUIDE TO CACTUS LEAGUE BASEBALL

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2 0 1 4 SP R I N G T R A I N I N G M A G A Z I N E Spring 2014

On behalf of everyone at Arizona KEY Magazine, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Arizona, the Grand Canyon state. March is dominated by baseball... it‘s Spring Training season and Arizona welcomes visitors from around the world to this annual right of passage. Prepare yourself for plenty of warm sunshine, green grass and some exciting Major League Baseball action. Our Cactus League Spring Training 2014 Travel Guide has been released. This annual special issue covers ticket information, team previews, schedules, maps, area attractions, directions, shopping, dining and more! You may pick up a copy at any of our normal distribution points, or you can view the issue on our website at ArizonaKEY.com.

Schedules | Tickets Teams | Stadiums | Maps DINING | GOLF | SHOPPING | ADVENTURE | ATTRACTIONS www.ArizonaKEY.com

Spring Training offers baseball fans a unique opportunity. The venues provide for intimate, up close and personal viewing. The players are more accessible, all teams are tied for first, and hope springs eternal. It all starts here, where practice and games help the “boys of summer” endure the season and hopefully earn a spot in the “fall classic”. Helping you navigate the Cactus League is hall of fame sport’s writer Charlie Vascellaro. Through his cover story and team previews, you’ll be guided thru the Spring Training season with substantive information delivered with Charlie’s brilliant flair. And while I’m giving props, be sure to check out the new Cubs Park in Mesa’s booming Riverview Park entertainment district.

Arizona KEY’s Cactus League 2014 Spring Training Visitor & Travel Guide marks the 12th Anniversary of this extremely popular publication. The first issue of KEY in the Valley of the Sun debuted in 1969. For almost 45 years, Arizona KEY Magazine has been an integral part of the Grand Canyon State. Of course a few things have changed since the sixties - we now have the Internet, streaming videos, tablets, smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube, all of which can be found at ArizonaKEY.com. But one thing remains the same. Whether you are “old- school” or “new-school”, we still provide pertinent and timely travel information to visitors and residents alike. Thanks to our advertisers for supporting the book, and thank you to the concierge and other travel professionals who use the publication as a resource for their guests. Lastly, thank you to all of the Spring Training fans - it warms my heart when I see the Spring Training Guide sticking out of a purse or back pocket - we do it for you. See you at the ballpark, Owner / Publisher 14

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fort mcdowell : The Best Keeps Getting Better

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ort McDowell Casino, Arizona’s original casino and premier destination, has been winning over the Valley for 30 years now. Fort McDowell is only minutes away on State Hwy 87 and offers panoramic views, great food, amazing entertainment and all the excitement of Vegas style gaming.

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Exciting new slot machines await your play with generous promotions to fuel the fun. Winning is made easy at Fort McDowell Casino. Come grab a chair and see what has the Valley talking! Whether it’s a tournament or a live cash poker game, you can win big at the Fort’s nonsmoking card room. Fort McDowell Casino has the best blackjack tables this side of the strip offering poker enthusiasts a wide variety of games and events. The Fort is also home to an award-winning, 1,200 seat state-of-the-art Bingo Hall. With games seven days a week, you can win up to $50,000 in cash! For you night owls don’t miss late-night Lunar Bingo for a gaming experience like no other! Fort McDowell Casino also offers 23 different games of Keno, including “Speed Keno” for those who like a little faster pace of play. Join them at one of their incredible upcoming events, including their Silver Car Auction March 14th & 15th. Participate in the memorabilia and vehicle auction all weekend long! Or if you’re looking for something a little more traditional, come out to the Fort McDowell Casino Pow Wow, April 4-6th. This free event will have traditional food, authentic arts & crafts and so much more! The Fort’s five restaurants offer an amazing variety of dining opportunities from quick snacks to full-course dining excellence. The Red Rock Buffet offers up juicy tender prime rib and mouth-watering crab legs while the renowned Café 87 serves up an unbeatable NY strip … all at a great price. Fort McDowell has set the standard for excellence in gaming, dining, entertainment and adventure. For more information, visit our website at fortmcdowellcasino.com or call 1-800-THE-FORT. AZ

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 event calendar

Phoenix + Central AZ

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

Rachel Barton Pine with Mike Block: “Old World, New World” Thursday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50-$47.50 The celebrated violinist and pioneering multi-style cellist will a present an exciting program that spans the centuries, performing works by Bach, Bartók, Metallica, and more.

Experience Ireland March 14th – 15th: Silver Car Auction Admission $10/Day, Under 12 Free, $5 Discount for Casino Club Card Holders. Radisson Parking Lot March 15th: Lunar Bingo LUNAR BINGO AT Midnight, $5 Buy-In, Payouts range from $200-500, FORT MCDOWELL CASINO promotions & giveaways APRIL 19

March 15th: Little River Band Radisson Ballroom, GA $30, Doors Open @ 6 PM, Show Starts @ 8 PM

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Saturday, March 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: Included with paid museum admission Enjoy traditional music, crafts, Irish dancing, storytelling, face painting, and an Irish-inspired menu in Café Allegro; it’s the perfect way to spend St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Feb 3 First Fridays (PHOENIX)

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Saturday, March 22 | 9Self-guided a.m.-5 p.m. art tour of Phoenix galleries, Tickets: Included withcentral paid museum admission art spaces, free Celebrate “String Break” with a fullstudios, day of kid-friendly rides, 6-10pm, programs. Hear stringshuttle music ensembles, play stringed 602-256-7539. instruments from around the world, create your own instruments, take a special gallery tour, and enjoy a special “stringy” lunch in Café Allegro.

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 event calendar 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, 888-516-0811. 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. 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, 480-488-1906. SATURDAYS Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s Car Show (SCOTTSDALE) Complete with 50’s era music provided by “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of 200 – 500 cars, and up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, and aficionados, alike, The Pavilions at Talking Stick, 4pm – 8pm, 480-362-2700. SUNDAYS Concerts in the Park (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Spring is the perfect time to picnic in the Park and enjoy an afternoon concert. Bring blankets, chairs, family & friends! Fountain Park, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, 480-816-5100. (Mar 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Special Event) THROUGH APR 13 South Pacific (MESA) Spins a romantic tale of love and loss on a tropical naval base during World War 20

II. Two couples fall in love and 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. MAR 1 Exclusively Little (SCOTTSDALE) For children 6 & under, enjoy game booths, moonwalks, face painting, petting zoo, Stuffed Animal Contest, entertainment and more! McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 10 – 3pm, free, 480-312-2312. MAR 1 Open Air Market (GLENDALE) Features Antiques, Collectibles, Art, Treasures, Crafts and food. Historic Downtown Glendale, 5734 W. Glendale Ave, 9 – 2pm, 623-930-4500. MAR 4 Mardi Gras Party at Harold’s Corral (CAVE CREEK) Enjoy live music, costume contest, swing dance lessons, crawfish eating contest and more! Authentic Mardi Gras Buffet $14.99. Party starts at 6pm, 480488-1906. MAR 6 Sips & Sounds Concert Series (SCOTTSDALE) Enjoy listening to live music, visiting the must-see shops and boutiques, and sampling the local flavor of restaurants at The SHOPS Gainey Village. FREE concert featuring Affinity from 6PM – 8:30PM, theshopsgaineyvillage.com MAR 14 Trunk Show at Ritzy Rags and Shoes (SCOTTSDALE) Featuring Helle Comfort Shoes – fashionable looks plus extreme comfort for your feet! Shop the latest styles plus much more at Ritzy Rags and Shoes, located in the SHOPS gainey village, 10 – 6pm, 480-596-0533.

MAR 14 California Transit Authority featuring Danny Seraphine & Bill Champlin formerly of Chicago (SCOTTSDALE) Witness this history-making group live at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom, 8pm, tickets 480-850-7734. MAR 16 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (FOUNTAIN HILLS) Beer garden, corned beef & cabbage, music & the World Famous Fountain turning emerald green at 1pm! Fountain Park, 10-6pm, $5 pp, 21 +, 480-816-5100. MAR 21 - 23 13th Annual Sonoran Arts League Festival (CAREFREE) One of the largest open-air fine art shows in the Southwest. High quality art in various mediums and styles, live TALIESIN WEST music, and specialty foods. Town of Carefree, 10-5pm, free, 480-575-6624. MAR 22 Concert at Taliesin West (SCOTTSDALE) The Fountain Hills Chamber Players perform Latin, Russian, & German music in the Historic Music Pavilion on the Taliesin West campus, $25, 7pm, tickets 480-8165020. Taliesin West - 888-516-0811. MAR 22 – 23 Folk and Heritage Festival (GLENDALE) 150+ performers from folk & bluegrass music to cowboy poetry & storytelling, or participate in a hands-on workshop. Sahuaro Ranch Park, FREE , 10-5pm, 623-930-4200. MAR 28 – 30 Fiesta Days Rodeo & Parade (CAVE CREEK) Includes golf tournament, rodeo action, rodeo parade (3/29 at 9am), dances, mutton bustin’, kids games and more! Memorial Arena, 480-488-4043.

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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 and their natural behavior up-close! And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (See Page 67 for coupon) MONDAYS Scientific Vortex Information (SEDONA) Learn how to fully tap Sedona’s inspirational meditation and prayer sites and 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. 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. 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.

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THROUGH MAR 2 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival (SEDONA) Join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests & film buffs from around the world to celebrate the BEST in independent films, tickets 928-282-1177. MAR 1 First Saturday Art Walk (JEROME) Visit 30+ unique galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more, 5-8 pm, 928-649-2277. MAR 1-2 & 15–16 Bell Rock Art & Craft Show (SEDONA) Artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings, Native American artists. Bell Rock Plaza, 928-284-9627. MAR 7 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. MAR 8 The Ultimate Stones (PRESCOTT) Are as close to the real Rolling Stones as is humanly possible. The vocals & music are all done with astonishing accuracy and are identical to the recordings. Elks Opera House, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. MAR 15 St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival (SEDONA) Parade begins at 10:30 am along Jordan Road, festival follows with live entertainment, free children’s and family activities, food and Beer Garden until 3pm, 800-288-7336.

MAR 15 Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction (PRESCOTT) 100 pieces of authentic Indian Art will be offered at 11am, and at 1pm, 300 or more Navajo Rugs, antique, traditional and contemporary will be sold at extraordinary prices! Art previews start at 9am, and Navajo Rugs can be previewed up until 12:30pm. Smoki Museum, 928-445-1230. MAR 20 - 23 Sedona JazzFest (SEDONA) Four days of cool jazz in and around the red red rocks of Sedona Arizona. Tlaquepaque is sponsoring afternoon concerts Thursday through Saturday - from 3:30 to 5:30 in Patio Del Norte, concerts are free, 928-282-4838. MAR 23 The Magic of Manilow (PRESCOTT) Features The Piano Man, Terry Davies and a line up of stellar musicians and vocalists and pays homage to the music of one of the biggest selling artists of our time, Barry Manilow. Elks Opera House, 8pm, tickets 928-777-1370. MAR 30 The Phoenix Symphony (PRESCOTT) Conducted by Michael Christie will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with cello soloist Daniel Muller-Schott. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 4-6pm, for tickets 928-776-4255.

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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. MAR 7 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. MAR 8 Discovery 2nd Saturday at MNA (FLAGSTAFF) Join us for excit-

ing programs, hands-on activities, and crafts for kids and families. Free with Museum admission. Museum of Northern Arizona, 2pm-4pm, 928-774-5213. MAR 15 Stand-up Comedy with Maurice Northup and Reza Asgari (FLAGSTAFF) Maurice’s biting material brings to mind icons such as George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks, while maintaining his own unique approach. Doris Harper-White Playhouse, shows at 8pm & 10pm, $15, 928-774-1662.

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. MAR 8 Bisbee After 5 ArtWalk (BISBEE) 30+ shops and galleries, special promotions, live entertainment, refreshments plus artist receptions, until 8pm, 520-432-5421. MAR 8 - 9 Tombstone Western Music Festival (TOMBSTONE) Hear how the West was sung during a weekend of music and fun in historic Tombstone. Schieffelin Hall, 520-457-2295. MAR 15 - 16 Tucson Festival of Books (TUCSON) Features more than 300 presentations, 200 exhibitors, and countless opportunities to meet authors, poets, 24

screenwriters, and journalists. University of Arizona Mall, 9:30 – 5:30pm, free, 520-626-5653. MAR 15 - 16 5th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days (TOMBSTONE) honor the men and women of the Armed Forces with ongoing entertainment, USO Canteen dance, special guests and parade (Sunday). 10 – 4pm, free, 520-457-3511. MAR 15 – 16 Spring ArtWalk in Tubac (TUBAC) Explore the local working artists’ studios & fine art galleries during this walking tour. Tubac Village, 10-5pm, free, 520-398-2704. MAR 16 - 23 Tucson Winter Chamber Festival (TUCSON) critically acclaimed festival features five concerts, a gala dinner, and free-to-the-public master classes and dress rehearsals. Leo Rich Theatre, 520-577-3769.

MAR 21 - 23 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair (TUCSON) between Ninth St & University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue. 400+ arts/crafts booths, food vendors, main stage, street performers, kids’ area, 10 – 6pm, 520-624-5004. MAR 21 - 23 Old Tucson Studios Wild West Days (TUCSON) Old Tucson, “Hollywood in the Desert,” recreates 1880s Old West frontier life with living history and cultural presentations, stunt shows, saloon musicals and more, 10 – 6pm, 520-883-0100. MAR 28 – 30 Spring Artisans Market at Tucson Museum of Art (TUCSON) 120+ of the Southwest’s finest artists & crafters, jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, 10-6pm, 520-624-2333.

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itzy Rags and Shoes Brings You the Best in Scottsdale Boutiques. When most shoppers first enter Ritzy Rags and Shoes, they’re jaw drops wide open. By time they get to the shoe department, their jaw is usually dragging behind them on the floor. What sets Ritzy Rags and Shoes apart from other Scottsdale boutiques? There are two big reasons. First of all, there’s the selection. You’d have to scour a number of Scottsdale boutiques to find the variety here at Ritzy Rags. It offers absolutely the widest selection of merchandise. You’ll not only find items here you won’t find elsewhere, but it’s all in one easy place. Popular designers include Frank Lyman, Tribal, Christine Alexander, Mesmerize and Alberto Makali. The store also carries a wide range of Canadian designers you won’t find at other Scottsdale boutiques. Ritzy Rags has tons of clothes, but wait until you see the unbelievable array of shoes. There is every shape and size and the staff at Ritzy Rags knows how to help you choose shoes that bring out the best in you. A few of its most popular designer brands are Mephisto, Onex, Dezario, Helle Comfort, Donald Pliner and LaPlume. And don’t forget the Helle Comfort trunk show coming in March, where the store has even more to fit your feet. Not only is the selection stunning, there are new clothes and shoes coming in literally daily. The other reason is that at Ritzy Rags, customers get whatever they want. No other boutique bends over backwards quite like the folks here do. They strive for the friendliest, most professional customer service. Every customer who walks in the door is treated like family and you can even have a cup of coffee or glass of wine while you shop. This is why the store’s around 13,000 regular customers are so loyal. Why go anywhere else? If you’re looking for the best in Scottsdale boutiques, give Ritzy Rags and Shoes a try. You’ll be blown away. AZ

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

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concerts make Fountain Hills/ Fort McDowell the Gem of the Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike 50-plus miles of trails or pick from five PGA golf courses. 480-837-1654 Glendale – is home to one of the hottest sports and entertainment districts in the country as well as the world’s top concerts and shows, signature restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. Glendale offers families endless fun thanks to Arizona’s biggest water park, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, a chocolate factory, nearby theaters, museums and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish our fairways, tennis courts, hiking trails and nearby regional lake. 623-930-4500 AZ

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

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* great entertainment * 6895 E. Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 www.HaroldsCorral.com

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

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Rusty Spur Saloon SCOTTSDALE’S FAVORITE COWBOY BAR Rusty Spur’s SPRING TRANING ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Monday: Steve Shockley 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Jan Carritt 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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The Rusty Spur has both kinds of music – country and western. Well, actually it’s got a bit of blues and rockabilly in the mix as well. Acts range from the singing cowboy in the corner to a full country band rocking away on its tiny stage. If you’re looking for a fancy live event with all the bells and whistles, the Rusty Spur isn’t for you. But if you want to duck out of the Arizona heat and enjoy an ice cold beer and some hot country dancing, this is the place. It’s known not only for its excellent live acts, but for its boisterous, lively crowds, especially on weekend nights. The Rusty Spur offers a guaranteed good ol’ time. In addition to the music, the Rusty Spur offers a real Old West feel. It’s located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale that used to be a bank and the walls are decorated with dollar bills, license plates and all kinds of American memorabilia. Walk through the swingin’ doors and you’re guaranteed a good time with great music. On the Rusty Spur’s website you can check out some tunes by the performers that play there, as well as the lunch menu and pictures and videos: rustyspursaloon.com. AZ 32

Tuesday: Steve Shockley 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Mike Breen 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm Wednesday: Jan Carritt 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Mike Breen 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Psychobilly Rodeo Band 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Thursday: Russ Reiter 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Psychobilly Rodeo Band 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday: Mike Breen 11:00 am – 2:30 pm; Russ Reiter 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Psychobilly Rodeo Band 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday: Mike Breen 11:00 am – 2:30 pm; Russ Reiter 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Psychobilly Rodeo Band 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Sunday: Mike Breen 11:00 am – 2:30 pm; Russ Reiter 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Psychobilly Rodeo Band 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Rusty Spur Saloon 7425 E. Main Street Scottsdale AZ 85251 480-485-7727 rustyspursaloon.com

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a taste of arizona

deliciousbites LAMB SHANKS

INGREDIENTS Serving 4 to 6 people 1. 4 to 5 lamb shanks (12 to 14oz each) 2. 3 spoons olive oil 3. 1 onion 4. Half oz of garlic 5. 1 lb Basmati rice 6. 4 dinner spoons of tomato paste 7. 1 tea spoon turmeric 8. 1 tea spoon lemon pepper 9. 4 oz of dill weed 10. Half pound of fava beans 11. half tea spoon black pepper 12. 1.2 oz salt

PREPARING THE SHANKS

PREPARING THE RICE

STEP1. Cook the lamb shanks in one gallon of water for 20 min. Dump the water out and rinse the lamb shanks with warm water. STEP 2. Use a frying pan, use the 3 oz of olive oil and heat it up. Saute the lamb shanks in the olive oil for about 5 min. Make sure all sides are done evenly. STEP 3. Dice the onion and garlic and mix it with the shanks and stir for another 5 min until the onions are golden brown. At this time add the turmeric, lemon pepper, and black pepper to the shanks. STEP 4. Transfer the shanks with all the ingredients from the frying pan into a pot large enough to hold the shanks and add at least 2 quarts of water. Add the tomato paste, salt and bring it to boil and turn the temperature to medium and cook for almost 3 hours. Check the taste for salt and more if needed.

1. Soak the rice in water for 1 hour 2. Put a gallon of water in a pot and bring it to boil 3. Add the rice and cook for 8 min 4. Pour the rice and water in a strainer to get rid of excess water and rinse it with warm salt water. Let the water drain for 10 min. 5. Mix the rice with dill weed and fava beans and pour it back into the pot 6. Use 2 to 3 oz of olive or vegetable oil in the bottom of the pot to prevent the rice from burning. 7. Use med high heat for 10 min and med heat for 20 min to steam the rice and you should have it ready.

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

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

THE JEWISH COLLECTION 10820 N. 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-368-0001 • thejewishcollection.com 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

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

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WILD HOLLY GALLERY

22 Easy Street Carefree, AZ 85377 480-595-8757 • www.wildhollygallery.com 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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360 DUXIANA 7001 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 480-991-9800 • duxiana.com 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 • www.myjolondon.com 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 LondonGold.com For more than three decades, London Gold has been the premier diamond expert in Phoenix. Voted “Best Of Phoenix” London Gold prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and having one of the largest selections of fine jewelry around. 3 0 6 360 6 30

RITZY RAGS & SHOES 360 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-596-0533 • ritzyragsandshoes.com 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 • www.samifinejewelry.com Voted one of America’s Top 5 “Cool Jewelry Stores”, Sami’s is the destination for Arizona gemstones such as The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona “Anthill” Garnet, and Arizona Peridot. Find Hearts on Fire Diamonds, to exotic gemstones.

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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 Jobing.com 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

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

adjacent to the English Rose Tea Room

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

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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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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.

INDOOR KART RACING

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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

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 85 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

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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

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1225 Airport Road (Red Bldg.) Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.5939 / 888.866.7433 www.SedonaAirTours.com 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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SKY SAFARI CHARTER & TOURS 1225 Airport Road (Red Bldg.) Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.5939 or 888.866.7433 www.SedonaAirTours.com 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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SEDONA SKY TREKS 235 Air Terminal Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-6628 www.skytreks.com 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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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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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, www.nps.gov/grca/, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 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. grandcanyonlodges.com, (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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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 • www.casinodelsolresort.com 2. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com 3. 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 • desertmuseum.org

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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 • okcorral.com 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 • pimaair.org 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 • shopfoothillsmall.com

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 • www.noao.edu 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 • discoverbisbee.com. 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 • www.tohonochulpark.org.

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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 • B2science.org 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 • colossalcave.com. 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 • degrazia.org.

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 • oldtucson.com.

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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 • queenminetour.com. 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 • www.azstateparks.com/Parks/ 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 • www.sanxaviermission.org.

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 • www.tubacaz.com. 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 • www.fourthavenue.org. 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 • www.nps.gov/tuma/ 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 • www.tucsonmuseumofart.org.

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MAKE BELIEVE AT RENFEST BY JAMES RUBERTO

Longing for childhood days of make believe? Mythic heroes slaying dragons, steel clad warriors jousting atop mighty steeds and knights in shining armor saving damsels in distress…this can all be found at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. There is definitely something for the children and the kid in all of us to be found at the faire. And kids love this place! Dozens of activities bring out their smiles. A Festival favorite with children is Mother (and Father) Goose brought to life, with costumed ducks and geese, Maggie, Mimi and Matilda. Kids will cheer for their favorite knight at the 5,000

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seat jousting arena or try their hand at archery. Children delight in the return of a falcon, the King of sports, at the Falconer’s Heath. Kids also, love riding the people-powered Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, the Swan Swing, Christopher Columbus’ “Voyage to the New World”, the Slider Joust, as well as, the Piccolo Pony, a rocking horse bigger than an elephant. In addition to the people-powered rides, the Festival offers interactive games like the dragon climbing tower, the castle siege, Jacobs’ Ladder, a maze and an archery range. Kids will surely be asking for a hat, wand, garland, wooden sword, shield, or to have their face painted, or to make a sand dragon, or perhaps purchase a pet gorgi or drabbit along with other interesting items available for purchase at the Festival. What’s more, kids will marvel at the acrobatic antics of Clan Tynker. Those bolder of heart may feed the dragon or play King of the log. As a press release on the RoyalFaires website states, we deal with the 21st century every day. School, study, work, cell phones, pressure... these can all disappear for a day. Now the Renaissance is back, offering an opportunity to relax and escape to the amusements of a much simpler time. Spend a day where your biggest worry is which sword to choose or if you’ll need an ear of corn with that turkey leg! You can meet all these colorful characters on weekends, Saturdays, and Sundays, through March 30. For more information contact the Festival at 520-463-2700 or on the web at www. renfestinfo.com.

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Ready for Spring Training BY DANIELLE RUBERTO The month of March in Arizona is dominated by Cactus League Spring Training baseball. Now if you’re anything like me, many obscure baseball terms are simply baffling. And I’m tired of just nodding my head when I hear them, acting as if I’m in the know. In an attempt to fix this, I have compiled a list (courtesy of Wikipedia) of words and phrases to interject during a game to make you (and I) sound very knowledgable! banjo hitter: A batter who lacks power. A banjo hitter usually hits bloop singles, often just past the infield dirt. The name is said to come from the twanging sound of the bat at contact, like that of a banjo. bazooka: A strong throwing arm. A gun, a cannon, a rifle.

rabbit ears: Indicates a participant in the game who hears things perhaps too well for his own good. A player who becomes nervous or chokes when opposing players or fans yell at or razz him is said to have rabbit ears. Also, an umpire who picks up on every complaint hurled at him from the dugouts is described this way.

caught napping: A baserunner who is tagged out because he wasn’t paying attention to seeing-eye ball: A batted what the defensive players were doing is “caught napping.” Often this involves a pickoff ground ball that just eludes play in which the infielder sneaks up behind the runner and takes a throw from the capture by an infielder, just out pitcher or, less often, the catcher. of infielder’s range, as if it could dying quail: A batted ball that drops in front of the outfielders for a hit, often unexpect- “see” where it needed to go. Less commonly used for a ball that edly (like a shot bird). Also known as a blooper, a chinker, a bleeder, or a gork. takes an unusual lateral bounce elephant ear(s): When the lining of a player’s pockets are sticking out of the pockets. to elude an infielder. Sometimes called a seeing-eye single. immaculate inning: A half-inning in which the pitcher strikes out all three batters he faces on exactly nine pitches; that is, throwing nothing but strikes. Our 12th annual Cactus League Spring Training issue is now available throughout the state and online at www.ArizonaKEY.com. It magic words: Specific words directed towards an umpire that are almost certain to is your complete source for team cause immediate ejection from the game. previews, schedules, stadiums, money pitch: A pitcher’s best pitch or a one that he throws as the most critical times in a tickets and things to do. See you at game. He’s said to earn his pay – his money – with that pitch. the ballpark! Play Ball! lollipop: A soft, straight pitch with a lot of arc.

mow them down: A pitcher who dominates the opposing hitters, allowing few if any to get on base, is said to have “mowed them down” as if they were just so much hay being cut down by a mower. purpose pitch: A brushback, intended to make the batter move away from home plate. A batter targeted by such a pitch is sometimes said to get a close shave. 1950s pitcher Sal Maglie was called “the Barber” due to his frequent use of such pitches. A sportswriter stated that its “purpose” was “to separate the head from the shoulders”.

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corner Arizona Visitors Ask…? BY JOHNNY FENTON, M.A. CONCIERGE, OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT 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. Other events brought us to Arizona before. Now we’re back for a second look. What less publicized attractions would intrigue us? A. Many of our guests return having already played a round on our world-class golf courses after their business conferences; visiting the Grand Canyon with families; or attending rodeos or the International Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson. Now they want to experience some of the other 31 flavors—another part of the state or the less obvious locales on our A-list of unforgettable encounters. If you’re up for a scenic drive to Northern Arizona with the San Francisco Peaks standing sentinel along your way, take the less traveled, more rugged but passable Hart Prairie Road from Highway 180 northwest where 50-foot tall Aspen frame your view of meadows where deer and elk make occasional appearance. The Navajo Nation is enthroned in its rightful location on our country’s largest Reservation, in northeastern Arizona in a spectacular convergence of nature’s most rugged beauty. Treat yourself and fellow travelers to a native-guided hike, horseback ride or the four or six-wheel tours by Navajos, of Canyon de Chelly near Ganado or the Hopi-guided tours of the Mesas near Tuba City and the trading posts like the Hubbell (928-755-3475 )where you can witness the timeless traditions of rug weaving and basketry. Reservations are advised. While the Hopi Nation is surrounded by Navajo land, the Navajo migrated from Canada in the 15th century met by the Hopi who have been on their land since prehistoric times. (928-737-2262) This area is home to the one place in this country where Native Americans of different tribes own the piece of the U.S. where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. It is known as the Four Corners Area. Don’t you wish you had a short course in photography in your past when you visit scenic wonders like the Grand Canyon at Arizona’s northern rim or Sedona in Central Arizona? There’s no time like the present at The Sedona Arts Center. California photographer Scott Stulberg splits his time between homes in this exhilarating red rock country and California, staffing photography retreats and giving 2-hour photography classes ($100) on location at scenic area spots among the famous red rocks (310) 963-1700. When you no longer have the stomach for kitschy restaurants where waiters wear cowboy hats or chandeliers and leather-bound menus are part of the décor and you can’t pronounce the entrees-- stop in at Judi’s for lunch or dinner at highway 89-A and Soldiers’ Pass in Sedona where all recipes are made from scratch like their baby back ribs, meatloaf and pan-fried Walleye finished off by their 96

homemade Kahlua and pistachio ice cream. A Tennessee lass, Judi has had her sign up for 30 years while lighting the fireplaces and the Tiffany lamps in all three of the little restaurant’s dining rooms. www.sedonarestaurnts.com Be glad it’s easy to find a parking space on the University of Arizona campus (because it isn’t homecoming or graduation weekend.) Here in Tucson you could plan an entire week just touring UA’s six museums. Additionally, this month you could enjoy free evening lectures by renowned professors from Princeton and Arizona Universities on “The Evolving Brain” March 3rd and 10th. cos.arizona.edu/brain. The Music Department on the campus in Southern Arizona is celebrating Arizona Jazz Week March 9-14 with nightly concerts in Crowder Hall saluting many genres of jazz including the Latin, Big Band, Studio and Dixieland while showcasing a talent pool of the community’s vibrant jazz scene 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5-$10 www.music.arizona.edu It’s also prime time for shopping as a sun sport with the 44th Annual 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair March 21-23. Slather on the sunscreen, lace up your skechers and head midtown Tucson for an avalanche of artisans, ethnic foods and street musicians, jugglers, magicians, flight simulators and kiddie rides –over 400 ways to buy the unique in everything from Fine Art to country crafts. Shuttles are available throughout the weekend. www.fourthavenue.org AZ [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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THE HUHUGAM KI MUSEUM WILL SHARE A DISPLAY (SIMILAR TO PHOTO) WITH SPRING TRAINING VISITORS VIA THE TALKING STICK VISITOR CENTER

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alking Stick, a Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED), an initiative of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will open the Talking Stick Visitor Center to the public on Feb. 25 located at 9120 E. Indian Bend, Suite E-10 in the Pavilions shopping center, next to YC’s Mongolian restaurant. The visitor center will be open for spring training Feb. 25 thru Mar. 30, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve two purposes. The first is to be an information hub for the TSCED partners. Cultural ambassadors will be on hand to make tee times, dinner reservations or hand out area information to guests. Second, it will offer visitors a unique experience into the rich heritage of the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Xalychidom Piipaash (Maricopa) cultures through song, dance and art. Starting February 26, traditional dance performances and art demonstrations will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., while an interpretive exhibit by the Huhugam Ki Museum and displays from the Salt River Two Waters Art Collection will be offered at no charge. TalkingStickArizona.com The TSCED area is home to Salt River Fields 1-888-979-5010 at Talking Stick, Talking Stick Resort, Talking 9120 E. Indian Bend, Stick Golf Club, The Pavilions at Talking Stick, Suite E-10 the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Butterfly Wonderland and coming this spring, TopGolf. AZ

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