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Arizona

Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon,  crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.

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Arizona

http://az.gov/
  • Capital Phoenix
  • Largest City Phoenix
  • Population 6,626,624
  • State Bird Cactus Wren
  • State Song Arizona
  • State Flower Saguaro Cactus Blossom
  • State Motto Ditat Deus
  • Median Income $49,254
  • Nickname The Grand Canyon State
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Petrified Forest National Park

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park is just one among many of the national parks and monuments that Arizona has to offer. It’s undoubtedly one of the coolest! Here’s are some facts you might not know. #1 The Petrified Forest has been a national monument since 1906, but didn’t become a national park until 1962. Encompassing 170

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 13, 2016
10 Facts About Arizona’s Painted Desert

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10 Facts About Arizona’s Painted Desert

#1 The Painted Desert is about 120 miles long by 60 miles wide. That’s 93,500 acres worth of beauty! #2 It took millions of years for nature to create this masterpiece. It’s a product of not only shifts in the earths crust due to volcanoes and earthquakes but also the appearance and disappearance of fresh waters

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 28, 2016
Here Are 4 Sad Facts About This Attraction That Used To Exist In Arizona

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Here Are 4 Sad Facts About This Attraction That Used To Exist In Arizona

#1 Way back in 1937, there was a town called Santa Claus in Arizona! It might not make much sense that this town, who boasted artificial snow-capped roofs, spritely elves, children’s toys, and jolly old Saint Nick, was once nestled into the desert in Mojave County. In fact, though, that has always been part of

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 6, 2016
Here Are 3 Movies With Gene Wilder That Were Filmed In Arizona

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Here Are 3 Movies With Gene Wilder That Were Filmed In Arizona

You may remember Gene Wilder from any one of the long list of movies he starred in. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, or Young Frankenstein are all classics you’ve surely seen. Wilder began what would become a wildly successful acting career in 1962. This week news reports all across the country are paying

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedAug 30, 2016
Top 12 Photos of Lightning in Arizona

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Top 12 Photos of Lightning in Arizona

Storms can be scary! But if you’re safely tucked away inside, they can also be beautiful. Check out these stunning lightning strikes over Arizona! #1 This is Watson Lake near Prescott, Arizona. Isn’t that single bolt of lightning *striking*? #2 Here’s Sierra Vista going double or nothing. Twice as captivating! #3 This splintering bolt is

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 29, 2016
5 Reasons To Go See Arizona’s Unique Chocolate Waterfall

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5 Reasons To Go See Arizona’s Unique Chocolate Waterfall

#1 Okay, so maybe it isn’t *actually* made of chocolate. But, Grand Falls in Arizona is pretty incredible. It’s known for it’s characteristic muddy brown waters that crash over the edge and into the Little Colorado River. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons that the Little Colorado River is so opaque! You might

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 13, 2016
You Won’t Believe What One Man Discovered Under The Grand Canyon… Or Did He?

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You Won’t Believe What One Man Discovered Under The Grand Canyon… Or Did He?

#1 The Phoenix Gazette published a shocking article in 1909. The article begins with an eye-catching headline on the first page and continues onto several other pages, exclaiming “Explorations in Grand Canyon.” Below, in only slightly smaller lettering, “Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern Being Brought To Light” and “Remarkable Finds Indicate Ancient People Migrated From Orient.” This

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 20, 2016
8 Facts About Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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8 Facts About Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

  #1 Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park was founded in the ’20’s by a wealthy miner. His name was Col. William Boyce Thompson, and he learned to appreciate plants while on a Red Cross mission in Russia. They can be used to create food, clothing, or shelter… just about anything! #2 Col. Thompson decided to use

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 13, 2016
Top 5 Haunted Cities in Arizona That You Need to See

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Top 5 Haunted Cities in Arizona That You Need to See

As a Professional Ghost Hunter, I have traveled the state of Arizona in search of the most haunted locations and most active spirits! Here is my list of the most haunted cities I have come across in my travels. 1. Jerome Have you been to Jerome? If not, it’s a must see, whether you are

Jamie KrollJamie KrollJun 24, 2016
10 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Arizona Is The Best State

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10 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Arizona Is The Best State

If you’re from awesome Arizona, the memory card of your camera is probably full of pictures we could have used for this article! For those of you who are a little rusty, here are ten photos to remind you why Arizona is the absolute best! #1 The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder that you

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedAug 4, 2016
Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Supai, Arizona

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Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Supai, Arizona

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Supai, Arizona. When you’re a village of only about 200 people, tucked away in a southwestern branch of the Grand Canyon, it makes sense that you might not make the nightly news much. Good thing we’re here to teach you all of the interesting facts you never knew

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 14, 2016
8 Beautiful Pictures of Salt River, Arizona

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8 Beautiful Pictures of Salt River, Arizona

#1 Here’s the Salt River passing through the Painted Desert. Even from afar, it’s gorgeous. #2 And here it is making its way through the canyon. Waaaayyyy down at the bottom. #3 The Salt River contributes to Canyon Lake. So blue! #4 This looks like a good spot to dip your feet. And a refreshing

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 30, 2016
247 Reasons To Visit This Weird Attraction In Arizona

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247 Reasons To Visit This Weird Attraction In Arizona

There is a mysterious tourist attraction called The Thing in Dragoon, Arizona. If you’ve ever been driving I-10 near El Paso, Tucson, or Phoenix, we would bet money that you’ve seen a billboard that looks something like this. How can we be so sure? BECAUSE THERE ARE 247 OF THESE BILLBOARDS. Seriously. One legend states

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 7, 2016
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Monsoons

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Monsoons

#1 The word monsoon doesn’t really refer to a single storm. Instead, it describes a whole season or large scale weather pattern. #2 The word “monsoon” is derived from an Arabic word. Mausin originally meant “season” or “wind shift.” These days, people use it to describe a seasonal change in  winds and precipitation. #3 Places all over

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 29, 2016
5 Important Things to Remember When Visiting Historic Wupatki National Monument

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5 Important Things to Remember When Visiting Historic Wupatki National Monument

#1 Wupatki National Monument has been on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966! Just thirty miles north of Flagstaff, this historically rich area is the place to be if you’re interested in learning about Native American cultures. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, you can explore what life must have been

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 16, 2016