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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
10 Things You Need To Know About Kartchner Caverns State Park
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
10 Weird Arizona Laws You Won’t Believe Existed
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
Get Your Facts About Route 66
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
10 Facts About Slide Rock State Park
10 Facts About Slide Rock State Park

#1 Slide Rock State Park is seven miles north of Sedona. We all know how beautiful Sedona is, so it only bodes well that this attraction is nearby. #2 It was originally the Pendley Homestead. Frank L. Pendley received the land in the Homestead Act of 1910, and it became a state park in 1987.

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 5, 2016
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Monsoons
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
4 Unbelievable Facts About This Impressive Castle in Arizona
4 Unbelievable Facts About This Impressive Castle in Arizona

#1 Would you believe us if we told you this castle was built by a dentist? As strange as it sounds, it’s true! Clearly, Dr. Mort Copenhaver wasn’t your average run-of-the-mill dentist, though. Ever since seeing a castle in a movie as a child, he became fascinated with the idea of living in one himself.

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 12, 2016
10 Incredible Facts About Arizona That You Should Know
10 Incredible Facts About Arizona That You Should Know

Everyone knows that Arizona is famous for record breaking temperatures and the gorgeous Grand Canyon, but did you know these ten interesting facts about Arizona? #1 The official state flower of Arizona is actually the Saguaro Cactus bloom! Between May and June you can see the beautiful white flowers. Even cooler? The Saguaro is the

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedSep 2, 2016
10 Facts About Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
10 Facts About Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

#1 Tonto Natural Bridge is the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. Travertine forms when water oozes through limestone, picks up lime particles along the way, and then redeposits them in a different spot later when the water evaporates. Layers and layers of this lime formed, with organic materials mixed in, eventually resulting in

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 20, 2016
10 Photos That Prove Arizona is Nothing But a Hot, Dry Desert
10 Photos That Prove Arizona is Nothing But a Hot, Dry Desert

#1 Check out Monument Valley! It must be sweltering out there. #2 And here are Sedona’s famous red rocks. They’re looking pretty ~dry~. #3 In fact, Sedona looks toasty warm. Feel like breaking out your bathing suit yet? #4 Nothing grows in the desert anyway, right? We all know that the sun constantly bakes everything…

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 4, 2016
Check Out This Video of Arizona’s Craziest Weather: The Rain Bomb
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
There’s No House In The World Like This One In Arizona
There’s No House In The World Like This One In Arizona

The United States is home to plenty of unique structures, but few compare to this one of a kind house in Arizona. In Bisbee, Arizona, eighty miles from Tucson, you’ll find the Chulo Canyon Cave House, or simply the Cave House, as locals call it. This home is nestled into the side of a granite boulder

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedAug 31, 2016
There’s Something Magical About These 5 Lakes In Arizona
There’s Something Magical About These 5 Lakes In Arizona

It’s a common misconception that all of Arizona is nothing but dry desert, but that isn’t the case! Check out these five gorgeous lakes that prove otherwise! #1 Canyon Lake Canyon Lake is one of four lakes that Arizona gained when the Salt River was dammed back in 1925. It’s actually the smallest of the

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedSep 13, 2016
6 Mysterious Facts You Never Knew About The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine In Arizona
6 Mysterious Facts You Never Knew About The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine In Arizona

#1 The fabled Dutchman wasn’t really dutch… Though he did emigrate his home country to come to Arizona in the 1860’s, the fabled Dutchman did not, in fact, hail from Holland. Jacob Waltz, who would become the mysterious man behind the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine came to the southwest from Germany. Since many Americans also

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJul 26, 2016
Here’s Why You Need To Know About Horseshoe Bend
Here’s Why You Need To Know About Horseshoe Bend

Maybe you’ve never heard of Horseshoe Bend… It’s okay! It’s not your fault. But, it is sort of a problem because…. LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS! You NEED this in your life. Horseshoe Bend is 5 miles from the start of Grand Canyon National Park. Its the Grand Canyon warming up! You can find it

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedApr 18, 2016
6 Curious Things You Never Knew About This Famous Grand Canyon Disappearance
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