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Heritage & Culture

Although Arizona’s a bit of a baby to the United States – the state was third-from-last to become an “official” part of the country, which happened on Valentine’s Day in 1912 – the region was inhabited long before statehood.

As a result, American Indian sites, such as ruins of villages and ancient structures that stand as a testament to ingenuity, and missions that were founded by European, Catholic missionaries in the late-1600s, dot Arizona.

More-recent history includes Victorian mansions in Prescott, the state’s former capital. And of course, who can forget Arizona’s Wild West history, including the famed gunfight at the OK Corral, which is replicated almost daily.

Get a real-life look at attractions that remain relevant to this day, and for centuries. Browse the listings below to see how you can honor pieces of Arizona's past.

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Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo

While the majority of the Zuni Pueblo is located in New Mexico, the tribe does have a small land holding in the southern portion of Arizona's Apache County.

1203 B State Hwy. 53
Zuni, NM 87327

Yuma Art Center Museum - Yuma Fina Arts Center

Yuma Art Center Museum - Yuma Fina Arts Center

Located in historic downtown Yuma, the Yuma Art Center Museum exhibits art and material related to the Yuma valley, its culture and indiginous people.

254 S. Main St.
Yuma, AZ 85364

Fort Yuma - Quechan Tribe

Fort Yuma - Quechan Tribe

Home of the Quechan (pronounced Kwuh-tsan) Indians, Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona and is primarily a community of agriculture.

P.O. Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366

Sanguinetti House Museum

Sanguinetti House Museum

240 South Madison Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Castle Dome Mines Museum

Castle Dome Mines Museum

The Castle Dome Mines Museum is located 30 miles north of Yuma in the ghost town of Castle Dome. Once a thriving industrial town bustling with more than 3,000 inhabitants, Castle Dome is now a deserted town-turned-museum filled with rich Arizona histor

27550 East County 15th Street
Yuma, AZ 85365

Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza

Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza

A scenic outdoor museum, with colorful panels that explain the importance of the Yuma Crossing National Historic Landmark.

200 S Madison Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364

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