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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 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
5 Awesome Reasons Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park is Worth Exploring

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5 Awesome Reasons Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park is Worth Exploring

#1 Saguaro National Park is divided into two halves. About twenty miles east of Tucson, you’ll find the Rincon Mountain District, or Saguaro Park East. On the east side of the park you can take the picturesque Cactus Forest Loop Drive, covering more than eight miles and passing many tempting trail heads. Many tourists flock

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 21, 2016
10 Facts About Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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10 Facts About Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

#1  The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest used to be two separate parks! They combined them in 1974 to create a forest that covers two million acres of east-central of Arizona. This includes the Mongollon Rim and White mountains. #2 This national forest goes out of its way to prove that not all of Arizona is desert. There’s

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 15, 2016
7 Awesome Things You Never Knew Came From Arizona

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7 Awesome Things You Never Knew Came From Arizona

#1 Tasers Did you know that TASER is actually an acronym? We didn’t either. In the future, you can impress your friends by knowing that it stands for Tom A. Swift Electric Rifle. Which might seem odd,  because former NASA employee Jack Cover invented the original taser, which actually still relied on gunpowder. The Tom in the

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 25, 2016
These 5 Unique Restaurants in Arizona Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience

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These 5 Unique Restaurants in Arizona Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience

#1 Federal Pizza Don’t let their name fool you, this joint has a lot more to offer than cookie-cutter pizza like the chain companies we all know so well. And they’re no amateurs, either. If ever pizza was classy, its here. Feeling like something Hawaiian? Grab their Pineapple Express pizza, topped with Prosciutto, Pineapple, Calabrian chili

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedAug 5, 2016
Top 10 Things To Do in Phoenix

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Top 10 Things To Do in Phoenix

If you’re ever in Phoenix, it won’t be hard to see that there are a ton of things to do. This list gives you 10 places to start, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choices. #1 Arizona Science Center The Arizona Science Center’s motto is “Never stop wondering,” so if you feel like learning, it’s

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 16, 2016
8 Exciting Things To Do in Tucson, Arizona

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8 Exciting Things To Do in Tucson, Arizona

#1 Tucson Botanical Gardens The Tucson Botanical Gardens are a five and a half acre paradise hidden within an urban environment. The gardens were originally founded in 1964 and have undergone many changes since that time. Here, you’ll find sixteen gardens and eleven annually rotating exhibits. You can look forward to specialties like the Zen

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 1, 2016
8 Fast Facts About The Quirkiest Town in Arizona

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8 Fast Facts About The Quirkiest Town in Arizona

#1 If you’ve heard of Chloride before, it’s probably because of their junk art. How it happened we don’t really know, but Chloride became the poster child for “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Since the desert environment doesn’t allow for perfectly groomed lawns of grass and flowers, the people of Chloride resorted to

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 8, 2016
10 Most Beautiful Shots of Watson Lake

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10 Most Beautiful Shots of Watson Lake

#1 Check out beautiful Watson Lake. Those wildflowers certainly know the place to be! #2 Here it is in the winter. Still stunningly beautiful. #3 These layers of rocks look like an artist arranged them. The only artist we need is mother nature. #4 Doesn’t the sun just glow off of these rocks? It’s shining

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 4, 2016
10 Weird Arizona Laws You Won’t Believe Existed

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10 Weird Arizona Laws You Won’t Believe Existed

Over the years, Arizona has had it’s fair share of eclectic laws. From funny, to dumb, to absolutely absurd, read on to see 10 of Arizona’s most interesting past and present laws! #1 You aren’t allowed to hunt camels. Okay, so back in the day, there were camels in Arizona. These days, if you see

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 14, 2016
5 Awesome Reasons To Check Out Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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5 Awesome Reasons To Check Out Canyon de Chelly National Monument

#1 Canyon de Chelly National Monument has become one of the most visited National Monuments in the United States. Some people even say that it can be as spectacular as the Grand Canyon itself! Established as part of the National Park Service in April of 1931, this monument is located in northeastern Arizona and covers a

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 23, 2016
10 Places to Stargaze in Arizona That Will Leave You Breathless

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10 Places to Stargaze in Arizona That Will Leave You Breathless

Does the sight of a billion twinkling stars leave you breathless? Good news! We’ve compiled a list of the ten best places to stargaze! #1 Kitt Peak National Observatory Home of the largest array of optical and radio telescopes in the world, Kitt Peak National Observatory is just fifty-six miles west-southwest of Tucson. Feeling like

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 1, 2016
5 Cool Facts About Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

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5 Cool Facts About Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

#1 Fool Hollow Lake can be found within Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It’s one among many beautiful attractions in the expansive national forest. #2 The recreation area is 800 acres! The lake itself is 150 acres! #3 A town named Adair once existed where the lake is now. Thomas Jefferson Adair foolishly moved to the area

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 17, 2016
5 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Gila Monsters

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5 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Gila Monsters

#1 Gila Monsters are the only type of venomous lizard native to the United States. Not only that, but they are actually one of only two venomous species on the the whole North American continent. The other venomous close relative is the Mexican beaded lizard. The gila monster can be found all across the southwestern states and

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 27, 2016