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Arabian Horse Show
Since 1955 the Annual Scottsdale Arabian. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was a first class show from the very first day. Since that time, the show has been held at Westworld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns
Arizona Cardinals Football
Check out the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Click on the website for game & player information, news & events, Fan Zone, tickets & photos.
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The official site for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Check for games, tickets, players and news.
The Arizona Korean War Memorial
Arizona Science Center
Explore more than 300 hands-on exhibits in 5 themed galleries. Arizona Science Center provides exploration, education & entertainment for all ages. Visit the state-of-the-art Planetarium & 5-story high IMAX theater.
The Arizona State Fair
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
It began in Scottsdale, Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett were drawn together by a car advertised for sale. Mr. Barrett was selling his 1933 Cadillac V16 Town Car, and it appeared Mr. Jackson was interested. “Appeared” may be the operative word, as a deal was never struck. However, the beginning of a lifelong friendship and partnership was firmly cemented between these two car guys. That initial enterprise set the tone for what would become the Barrett-Jackson legacy. Check here for the date of the next car show.
Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. Come experience the remarkable Biosphere 2 which Time Life Books recently named one of the 50 must see "Wonders of the World".
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Their mission as stated above is "to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research and conservation opportunities associated with arid land plants." Visitors help to achieve this by walking the trails, enjoying the collections, and reading about the thousands of plants that surround you while you are there.
Cactus League Spring Training Baseball
Each spring the teams of the Cactus League play about a month of Spring Training Baseball. This is where the managers take a look at the players and determine the final roster based on their performance. The great thing about Spring Training games is that you'll get to see many of your favorite teams and players during one game.
The name is derived from its shape, which resembles the hump and head of a kneeling camel. The mountain, a prominent landmark for the metropolitan Phoenix valley, is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area between the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix and the town of Paradise Valley. It is a popular recreation destination for hiking and rock climbing.
City of Tombstone & Boot Hill
Tombstone is one of Arizona's best examples of our 1800's Western heritage and a truely historical American landmark.
Desert Botanical Gardens
A 140 acre botanical garden located within Papago Park in Phoenix. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this site in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, in more than 4000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered.
Downtown Phoenix is the commerce and cultural capital of Arizona with a variety of unique restaurants, museums, performing arts & sports venues, business & residential opportunities.
Encanto Park & Enchanted Island
Encanto Park is named one of the “Top 12 Best City Parks in America” by Forbes. Ride the carousel or take a peddle-boat across the fish-filled lagoons. Visit Enchanted Island offering rides and popular attractions geared towards kids. Great place for a family picnic.
The Grand Canyon receives close to 5 million visitors each year. A powerful & inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses it's immense size; 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and a mile (1.6km) deep.
The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes
The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of the exhibits are American, but we also have pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany, and Japan.
The Hall of Flame sponsors the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, which honors firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism. The Hall also includes a gallery dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the United States.
Explore the museum’s rich history as one of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions, and see how the museum has grown to be one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures. Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 25 mi (40 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.
Hoover Dam Bypass
The Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Colorado River Bridge) is the central portion of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project. Nearly 2,000 feet long with a 1,060 foot twin-rib concrete arch, connection Arizona & Nevada and nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Lake Havasu & London Bridge
Home to the world famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is a paradise for water lovers and desert lovers alike. The crystal clear water and sunny skies of Lake Havasu offer the perfect environment for any getaway. Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore.
With almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, Lake Powell is the ultimate playground. Rent a houseboat (no experience necessary!) or enjoy our Resorts and hop aboard a guided expedition. Explore canyons, test your skills at wakeboarding and spend the evening snuggled by the campfire under a canopy of gleaming stars.
Montezuma Castle & Montezuma Well
Gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape and legacy of the Sinagua culture.
Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from the park. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over one million gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well.
With tons of dirt, bunkers, obstacles, sniper towers and more this will be great fun for you and your friends.
Pima Air & Space Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world. Located in Tucson.
Phoenix Art Museum
The Museum's vast collection includes works of art that span the centuries and the globe.
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey
Official site for Phoenix Coyotes Hockey. Jobbing.com Arena has been recognized as the Best Sporting Venue and the Best Concert Venue in the Valley by AzCentral.com
Phoenix International Raceway (PIR)
Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the Indycar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest private non-profit organizations in the country. Find out about all the exciting events at the Phoenix Zoo. From Rock The Zoo (Formerly known as ZooBrew) to ZooLights, there is always something to do, no matter what season!
By supporting the Phoenix Zoo, such donations have helped the Phoenix Zoo to serve over 42 million people since opening in 1962, care for more than 1,300 animals, including hundreds of endangered or threatened species and become the second most popular cultural attraction in Arizona, behind only the Grand Canyon.
Salt River Tubing
Spend the day or afternoon tubing the Lower Salt River rapids in the beautiful Tonto National Forest. This recreational paradise offers “chills & thrills” while floating on the cool, refreshing mountain-stream waters.
Sedona & Red Rocks
Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails. Often called "Red Rock Country" Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone - whether you're into history and archaeology; arts and culture; 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.
South Mountain Park
With close to 17,000 acres, it’s no wonder that Phoenix, Arizona’s South Mountain Park has been referred to as the world’s largest municipal park. Founded in 1924, the area was first called Phoenix Mountain Park.
The park boasts a variety of natural wonders that include its pristine mountainous landscape and desert vegetation. The park boasts fifty-eight miles of trails that range from intermediate to difficult. Enjoy picnics, hiking, biking, horseback riding & fabulous views.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly FBR Open) is held at The Desert Course at TPC Scottsdale.
WestWorld Equestrian Center of Scottsdale
WestWorld, a premier, nationally-recognized equestrian and special event facility, provides recreational opportunities and family entertainment. The open-air arena is home to many horse shows, car exhibitions and other activities throughout the year.
Wet'n'Wild Water Park
Wet'n'Wild Phoenix will become home to another world's first water slide attraction. Introducing in 2011 is the new Constrictor. Riders speed down the enclosed flumes into a series of corkscrew turns, snaking back and forth in the series of spirals, slithering down its insides on multi-person rafts. The water park has something for everyone from mild to wild.
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium
Located along the western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area in Litchfield Park, the Wildlife World Zoo first opened its doors in 1984. With the opening of the Aquarium, Wildlife World has solidified its position as home to Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 4000 animals representing nearly 600 species. More than 500,000 people, including some 75,000 students at a significantly reduced admission, visit annually. As a privately owned and operated institution, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium relies solely on gate attendance and retail sales to generate its operating and capital budgets. It receives zero public tax support, grants, or financial donations.