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Arizona Office of Tourism Offers ACERT Recreational & Historical Map Guide

May 24, 2010

Resource Touts Arizona’s Abundant Natural and Archeological Sites

Finding the location to your next Arizona outdoor adventure just got a little easier! The Arizona Office of Tourism, in collaboration with the Arizona Council for Enhancing Recreation & Tourism (ACERT), is proud to release the ACERT Map, a comprehensive recreational and historical site map guide. 

As a valuable visitor resource, the ACERT Map promotes the vibrant cultural diversity and outdoor attractions found throughout the Grand Canyon State. Map locations highlighted include national parks and monuments, federal recreational areas, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sites, state parks, Tribal Lands, and cultural and historical locations. Information found on the map promotes where to boat, fish, raft, canoe, swim, view mountain vistas or wildlife, find historical locations, ride equestrian trails, locate hiking or biking trails and campsites all through Arizona. 

“The ACERT Map is an exceptional tool for our visitors,” said Sherry Henry, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism. “It goes beyond the standard map and highlights Arizona’s recreational and natural attributes as well as the diverse historical and archeological sites found within the state.”

ACERT is a group formed to encourage federal, state, universities and not-for-profit organizations to work together to achieve the common goals of advancing the public's awareness of tourism and recreation opportunities on public lands and in rural and tribal areas of the State of Arizona.

More specifically, ACERT is comprised of the Arizona Office of Tourism, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona Department of Commerce, Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona State Parks, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Arizona Humanities Council, Museum Association of Arizona, Audubon Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

“Arizona has countless outdoor recreational sites for visitors to explore,” said Glenn Schlottman, ACERT council chairman. “The ACERT map promotes and expands the knowledge of our visitors about the many outdoor adventure opportunities and contributes to an authentic outdoor adventure.”

A printed version of the ACERT map is available for distribution at the 60 Local Visitor Information Centers. It can also be picked up at a State Park, National Park, BLM, U.S. forest and AZ Game and Fish sites located within Arizona.  Maps are also available at the Arizona Office of Tourism. An online view of the map can be found at

For more information on what to see and do in Arizona visit

About Arizona Office of Tourism
Created as an executive agency in 1975, the Arizona Office of Tourism is charged with enhancing the state economy and the quality of life for all Arizonans by expanding travel activity and increasing related revenues through tourism promotion and development. AOT works to serve the Grand Canyon State’s travel industry and related businesses, the traveling public, and the taxpayers of Arizona.


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