Follow your favorite baseball teams to Arizona for Cactus League Spring Training and catch all the big league action you can handle. While you’re here, spend some time playing the Arizona outfield with all the incredible dining, shopping, outdoor activities and incredible sights within easy driving distance of the Phoenix Metro area. Come for the spring training baseball. Stay for fun in the sun.
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Takes a big dam structure to hold back the largest reservoir in the United States
It all started with a conversation. “Would you rather…use 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete to (1) pave a 16-foot-wide highway from San Fransisco to New York City, or (2) build the largest concrete sturcture in the world to create the biggest reservoir in the United States of America? Well, pull out your swimming trunks boys cause we’re building a dam. Okay, the story might be (read: is definitely) fake, but the stats are the real deal. The Hoover Dam holds back the water supply for nearly 20 million people across the states of Nevada, California, and Arizona. Additionally, with its 759 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead provides recreation opportunities to countless more individuals from a much wider swath of humanity.
Quick Facts about the Hoover Dam:
– Length = 1,244 feet long
– Height = 726 feet high
– Thickness = 660 feet thick
– Constructed between 1931 and 1936
– Original name was Boulder Dam
– Renamed Hoover Dam in 1947 by joint resolution of congress
Hoover Dam Tours:
Three different tours are available to fully immerse yourself in the dam experience. Be aware of the difference between tours of the powerplant and passageways, and those that only include the powerplant. The commonality between the three tours is admission into the Hoover Dam Visitor Center.
Hoover Dam is located on the Arizona-Nevada border just 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The city of limitless possibilities
Mesa. The largest suburb in the United States of America. (We just blew your mind right!?)
Probably not going to get you to visit just with that designation though, right? Well, read on to find out exactly why you should put Mesa on your list of gotta visit places on your next trip to Arizona.
Wind Cave Trail: At only 1.6 miles, this hike is accessible to toddlers as well as too old to have been a toddler in the last 80 years. Don’t miss the fantastic wild flowers scattered throughout the hike.
Salt River Tubing: Yup, nothing as attractive as water in the desert. Floating the Salt River has become a bit of a floating party with a variety of events scheduled each year that range from Mardi Gras Magic to Pirates on the Salt River.
Rockin’ R Ranch: Bring the old west back to life in this 1880s replica of an old west town. Everything you need to travel back in time to the days of the gun toating sheriffs and real live outlaws. With live music, an opportunity to pan for gold, and even a reenactment of an old west gunfight. Oh yeah, did I mention an all-you-can eat BBQ?
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The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Well, Mother Nature was not interested in the shortest distance. Scattered throughout the American Southwest are a number of spots where these adolescent, free-thinking rivers chose a different path and literally did a 180.
One of the most iconic episodes of this occurred on the Colorado River just 5 miles downstream of the Glen Canyon Dam. Now presenting, Horseshoe Bend Arizona. Just a quick drive to the outskirts of Page, AZ resides one of those Instagram-wothy memories that made you jealous of that ‘one friend.’ With such easy access to this landscape photography icon, take a few moments to bask in an amazing sunset, snap a few quick photos, and be that friend this time around. There are plenty of things to do around Page, but a sunset at Horseshoe Bend should definitely make your list.
Looking for an unforgettable Arizona experience? With so much to see and do in Arizona, it can be hard deciding what to experience. Head outside the city centers and explore the one-of-a-kind communities that hold a charm all their own. From grand to small, to amazement and adventure, these must-sees will help you make the most of your trip.
A trail that spans 800 miles, a county known for its Old West Outlaws, an infamous highway dotted with kitschy attractions? You are sure to experience something unforgettable in Arizona.
The Grand Canyon
A national Park since 1919, the Grand Canyon is much more than just “a big hole in the ground.” Unique combinations of geologic color and eroded forms, decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, and up to 18 miles wide in parts. It’s also up to a mile deep!
Places to explore:
- The North Rim
- The South Rim
- Havasupai Falls
- Phantom Ranch
From ancient American Indian cliff dwellings, to mid-century modern marvels designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright, Arizona’s architecture has always surprised visitors with its variety. The Mission San Xavier del Bac, south of Tucson, is the oldest European structure in Arizona, combining the native culture of the nearby Tohono O’Odham Nation with the Mission’s Catholic heritage.
Places to explore:
- Taliesen West
- Hopi House
- Historic Architecture at Arizona’s State Parks
Arizona Dark Sky Parks
Arizona has more International Dark Sky communities than anywhere else in the world. Flagstaff was the world’s first designated community, and it has since been joined by Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, Fountain Hills, Camp Verde, and the Thunder Mountain Pootseev Nightsky community on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation.
Take in the sights and gaze up at the stars:
- Mount Graham International Observatory
- Lowell Observatory
- Kitt Peak Observatory
- Stay & Stargaze
Famous ROUTE 66
There are few drives as iconic as Route 66. Running nearly the full width of Arizona’s northern half, Route 66 takes travelers on a journey through quirky small towns, historic roadside attractions and motels, and breathtaking scenery courtesy of nearby parks, the Petrified National Forest and the Grand Canyon.
Get your kicks on Route 66:
- The Mother Road – Route 66
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