13 Icons That Describe Arizona

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Try and describe Arizona—its history, geography, and cultures—and a few iconic names and places likely come to mind. At some point, you’ll get around to explaining how people living in Arizona’s deserts survive the scorch of summer. But you probably won’t be able to hide your bliss about what keeps you and other snowbirds returning […]

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Tombstone: The Town Too Tough To Die

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Tombstone invites visitors to walk in the footsteps of the West’s most famous outlaws and good guys, the Clantons and the Earps. During its 1880s heyday, Tombstone, the “Town Too Tough to Die,” boasted 10,000 gunslingers, gamblers, prospectors, and prostitutes. Sparked by Edward Schieffelin’s silver strike (skeptics warned he’d only find his own tombstone), the raucous […]

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Tumacácori National Historic Park: More Than Just Adobe, Plaster & Wood

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As English colonists were arriving at Jamestown and Plymouth Rock on the east coast of North America, the southwestern Native Americans were starting to see visitors from the south. Catholic missionaries traveled north from Mexico to establish missions in the Southwest region that is now Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The oldest Jesuit mission […]

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The Old Pueblo: Tucson

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The Old Pueblo has attracted visitors for centuries. First occupied by ancient Paleo-Indians as far back as 12,000 years ago, Tucson, known as the Old Pueblo, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in America. The ancients were followed by the Hohokam, then the Pima and Tohono ‘O’odham tribes. Next came the Spanish in […]

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Apache Trail: Canyon Lake, Tortilla Flat & Beyond

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An historic road and a National Scenic Byway, the Apache Trail winds through, around, up, and down the Superstition Mountains. The 120-mile scenic route takes travelers through deserts, mountains, canyons, by cliff dwellings, along lake shores, and through old mining towns. The road winds its way from Apache Junction, passing Canyon lake, Apache Lake, and […]

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4 Must-See Arizona National Parks

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Few places in America offer such startling variety as Arizona. Deep canyons give way to rugged snow-capped mountains. Lush forests melt away into arid deserts. Native American reservations dot a state with burgeoning cities like Phoenix and Tucson. Oh, and did I mention the natural wonders scattered throughout the state. One of the best ways […]

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4 Stunning Natural Features That Define Arizona

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Few places in America offer such startling variety of natural features as Arizona. Deep canyons give way to rugged snow-capped mountains. The world’s largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa pines melt away into the arid Sonoran Desert. Grand Canyon Let’s head right to the state’s crown jewel, the Grand Canyon—an iconic attraction that’s on every RVer’s […]

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Chase Away the Winter Blues With These Warm-Weather National Parks

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Many northern national parks stay open throughout the winter months, but if skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing are not for you, consider sun-drenched southern destinations for the RV travel plans you’ve been dying to make. While every national park has its own charm, here are our picks for four National Parks and Monuments that absolutely […]

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