On 16th Street South of Thomas Road in Phoenix, Arizona

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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Cosanti Foundation

Cosanti Foundation

The Cosanti Foundation was established by Soleri and his late wife, Colly, as an unique experimental complex that allowed Soleri to explore his architectural theories. It is the site of Soleri’s first studio and home.

6433 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

55 Main Gallery

55 Main Gallery

Contemporary Art

55 Main Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Glass Galleria Plus Information Station

Glass Galleria Plus Information Station

Original hand blown and lamp work glass, fine art and jewelry.

225 W. Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301

Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies

Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies

Bateman Physical Sciences Complex, C-wing, Rm. C139
Tempe, AZ 85287

Pine-Strawberry Museum

Pine-Strawberry Museum

Hours: June-Sept.: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Winter Hours: Oct. 1-May 31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday

3886 Highway 87
Pine, AZ 85544

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society Museum

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society Museum

Experience the rich heritage of rural southern Arizona and see what Casa Grande looked like in 1879 when the railroad ended here.

110 West Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ 85222

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