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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

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  • 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
Get Your Facts About Route 66

Arizona

Get Your Facts About Route 66

#1. Route 66 has been called the Main Street of America. It’s also been called the Mother Road and Will Rogers Highway. #2 Route 66 was paved in 1926. It crosses the path of the National Old Trails Highway that came before it. #3 The highway originally passed through 8 states! Count ’em! Illinois, Missouri,

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 22, 2016
5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the Incredible Watchtower View of the Grand Canyon

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the Incredible Watchtower View of the Grand Canyon

#1 Check out the Desert View Watchtower! Not the view you traditionally see of the Grand Canyon, eh? This view certainly receives less visitors than the notorious South Rim that tourists flock to, but it isn’t because it isn’t a phenomenal location. In fact, many people prefer this calm and serene oasis to the hustle

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 6, 2016
5 Beautiful Pictures Of This Place In Arizona With a Tragic History You Never Knew

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5 Beautiful Pictures Of This Place In Arizona With a Tragic History You Never Knew

#1 Check out this beautiful cliff side in Superior, Arizona. This particular drop lies at the foot of the Pinal Mountains, and it has a name — Apache Leap. Though a casual traveler passing through might see this breathtaking edge and admire it’s beauty only to continue along their journey, there’s a whole story behind

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 13, 2016
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dead Horse Ranch State Park

#1 You’re probably wondering about the name… In the 1940’s, the Ireys family came to Arizona from Minnesota to buy a ranch. They visited a few, and one of them had a dead horse lying near the road. When asked which ranch they liked best, the Ireys kids insisted on “the one with the dead

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 6, 2016
Check Out This Video of Arizona’s Craziest Weather: The Rain Bomb

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Check Out This Video of Arizona’s Craziest Weather: The Rain Bomb

I think we can all agree that the weather can be pretty unpredictable and crazy. But the weather in Arizona? It’s on a whole other level! Maybe you’ve heard of Arizona’s monsoons and haboobs… and you probably thought those were the weirdest things that Arizona could cook up. Nope. We present to you: a rain

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 20, 2016
6 Curious Things You Never Knew About This Famous Grand Canyon Disappearance

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6 Curious Things You Never Knew About This Famous Grand Canyon Disappearance

#1 Glen and Bessie Hyde met in California. Well, off the coast of California, on a ship heading to Los Angeles. Observers may have thought they seemed like an unusual couple. Glen was a simple farmer from Idaho, but, just before meeting Bessie, he had began to learn river running. With this new hobby, he

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 28, 2016
10 Movies Where You’ve Seen Monument Valley

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10 Movies Where You’ve Seen Monument Valley

If you haven’t been living under a rock (see what I did there?), there’s a 99% chance that you’re familiar with Arizona’s Monument Valley. It’s one of the most photographed landmarks in the United States! It’s a pretty popular backdrop for western films, but it’s made some other, more unique, appearances, too. Check them out!

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 7, 2016
10 Reasons You Should Visit Alamo Lake State Park

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10 Reasons You Should Visit Alamo Lake State Park

#1 Alamo Lake State Park is tucked away in the Bill Williams River Valley. You’ll find it where the Big Sandy River and the Santa Maria Rivers meet. #2 It was created as a result of the Alamo damn in 1968. The purpose of the earthen damn, created by the Army Corps of Engineers, was to

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 24, 2016
This Eerie, Abandoned Area in Arizona Might Give You  Chills

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This Eerie, Abandoned Area in Arizona Might Give You Chills

The town of Casa Grande, Arizona isn’t exactly high on the list of must-visit tourist locations. Halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, with about 50,000 people, it makes the map but not much else. But there’s one intriguing attraction in Casa Grande that you probably haven’t seen advertised in tourist magazines. It’s the Casa Grande domes,

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 1, 2016
Here Are 10 Stunning Arizona Sunsets Photos That Will Leave You in Awe

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Here Are 10 Stunning Arizona Sunsets Photos That Will Leave You in Awe

People often think of the beach or the ocean when they think of watching beautiful sunsets, but did you know that you can find some of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States in Arizona? Check it out! #1 Arizona might not be that close to the ocean, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t palm trees!

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedAug 22, 2016
10 Pictures That Show Sedona is Basically the Most Beautiful Place Ever

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10 Pictures That Show Sedona is Basically the Most Beautiful Place Ever

#1 Sedona is what you might call a ~big deal~. Is this field of flowers not unrealistically beautiful? It probably isn’t fair for Sedona to set standards like this. #2 They’re known for their unique red rocks. Can we just pause and appreciate how they glow in the sunlight? #3 There’s as much green as

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 22, 2016
The Top Five Exciting Things To Check Out in Flagstaff

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The Top Five Exciting Things To Check Out in Flagstaff

#1 Lowell Observatory Lowell is one of the oldest observatories in the United States — they were established in 1894! Of course, they’ve grown plenty since then. In 1965 they were designated as a National Historic Landmark, and in 2011 TIME magazine named them one of “The World’s 100 Most Important Places.” One of Lowell

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 7, 2016
5 Gruesome Facts About This Weird Shrine in Arizona

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5 Gruesome Facts About This Weird Shrine in Arizona

#1 El Teradito might very well be the most popular shrine in Arizona. People from all over the United States flock to visit this bizarre shrine nestled in the Old Barrio area of downtown Tucson. The remains of a crumbling brick building make up most of the shrine, and over the years, candle racks and

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 14, 2016
10 Things You Need To Know About Kartchner Caverns State Park

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10 Things You Need To Know About Kartchner Caverns State Park

#1 The Kartchner Caverns have been voted best cave in the USA by USA Today Readers’ choice. Check it out! We think it’s pretty fair to say you won’t be disappointed. #2 The cave was discovered in 1984 by Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts, but they didn’t tell owners James and Lois Kartchner about it

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 9, 2016
Do You Know These 4 Important Facts About Haboobs?

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Do You Know These 4 Important Facts About Haboobs?

#1 The term haboob comes from the arabic word “habb,” meaning wind. If you aren’t from Arizona, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of haboobs before. No worries, though! You’re about to learn everything you need to know. A haboob is an intense dust storm that is carried on an atmospheric gravity current. When

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 21, 2016