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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
8 Facts About Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arizona

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
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
5 Cool Facts About Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Arizona

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
6 Cool Facts About Lyman Lake State Park

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6 Cool Facts About Lyman Lake State Park

#1 Lyman Lake State Park encompasses 1,200 acres! The elevation is about 6, 000 feet. #2 The park hugs the shore of a 1,500 acre reservoir. The reservoir was created by blocking off the Little Colorado River. Melting snow from Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain — the second and third highest mountains in Arizona! — feeds

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 18, 2016
10 Facts About Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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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
6 Facts About Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

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6 Facts About Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

#1 Riordan Mansion was designed by Charles Wittlesey. He also designed the Grand Canyon’s El Tovar Hotel. #2 Brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan built the mansion. They moved from Chicago to help brother Dennis run a lumber company that often employed the majority of the population of up and coming Flagstaff. #3 The Riordan brothers

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 20, 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
10 of the Most Beautiful Pictures of White Pocket

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10 of the Most Beautiful Pictures of White Pocket

#1 This is  the White Pocket outcropping in Arizona. Check out those colors! #2 It’s what you might call a geological masterpiece. These are some of the most unique rock formations you will find! Scientists can’t seem to agree on what caused them. #3 Plenty of beautiful, resilient plants grow here. Even though it can

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 24, 2016
10 Beautiful Pictures of the Vermilion Cliffs

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10 Beautiful Pictures of the Vermilion Cliffs

#1 Look at the Vermilion Cliffs! It’s a pretty fitting name, don’t you think? #2 There are so many hues of reds and oranges. They go together perfectly. #3 The red cliffs really pop against the bright blue sky. And the green plants, too! Gorgeous! #4 Here’s a pastel version. It’s equally as divine. #5

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 26, 2016
8 Facts About the Beautiful Superstition Mountains

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8 Facts About the Beautiful Superstition Mountains

#1 The Superstition Mountains are located east of the Phoenix area. They are anchored by ( you guessed it!) the large Superstition Mountain itself. #2 The mountain range is mostly inside the Superstition Wilderness Area. The whole area has been federally designated. #3 Weaver’s Needle is a landmark that people are pretty familiar with. It’s

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedMay 27, 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
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
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
5 Arizona Festivals You Didn’t Know You Needed to Attend

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5 Arizona Festivals You Didn’t Know You Needed to Attend

#1 McDowell Mountain Music Festival The coolest part about McDowell Mountain Music Festival is that it is 100% non-profit. (After the fact that it’s held in downtown Phoenix, of course! ;)) MMMF donates their profits to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UNOM New Day Centers, who help the homeless population rebuild their lives. That’s one way

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 1, 2016
You’ve Seen Pictures of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon a Million Times, Here’s Why You Should Go See It In Person

Arizona

You’ve Seen Pictures of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon a Million Times, Here’s Why You Should Go See It In Person

#1 If you haven’t been living under a rock (see what we did there?), there’s no way you haven’t seen the iconic photos of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. There’s a good chance you’ll find a gorgeous picture resembling this one available as one of the wallpaper options on your laptop or smartphone. It’s the beautiful Antelope Canyon! If you

Cheyenne ReedCheyenne ReedJun 2, 2016