Tucson, Arizona

Nature

The mighty saguaro is Arizona’s state flower and you’ll see plenty of them here. You’ll also find cacti of every size and shape in the state’s desert areas and thick green forests create canopies in higher elevations. It’s difficult to beat the diversity in Arizona’s flora and fauna – and sheer beauty. The state’s great range of elevations – up to 11,500’ – contribute to this incredible variation. With a variety of ways to get up close to nature, Arizona is an outdoor haven.

Explore one of the beautiful botanical gardens or arboretums. Witness some of the most amazing bird migrations in the country – including as many as 17 varieties of hummingbirds. Or, consider participating in an ecotourism or volunteer vacation – the perfect way to enjoy, and preserve, this stunning state.

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Battiste Bed, Breakfast, & Birds

Battiste Bed, Breakfast, & Birds

100 species of birds observed in "birding yard" of B & B. Spectacular view of mountains. One unit for up to 4 people. Continental breakfast included.

4700 E. Robert Smith Lane
Hereford, AZ 85615

Keepers of the Wild

Keepers of the Wild

Keepers of the Wild is a sanctuary dedicated to the rescuing and rehabilitation of neglected or abused exotic animals. They offer tours and educational programs.

13441 E. Hwy 66
Valentine, Arizona 86437

Beatty's Miller Canyon Guest Ranch & Orchard

Beatty's Miller Canyon Guest Ranch & Orchard

America's Premier Hummingbird Viewing Spot with 6 units, surrounded by National Forest, great birding and hiking. Tent camping with hot shower. Full breakfast. 6 units. With the Miller Peak Wilderness Area on Westside of Property.

2173 East Miller Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615-9667

Elden Pueblo

Elden Pueblo

Elden Pueblo is a partly excavated archaeological village that was probably inhabited from A.D. 1070 to 1275. The ruin includes rooms, mounds, small pueblos, pithouses and other features.

P.O. Box 3496
Flagstaff, AZ 86003

Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory

The visitor center offers interactive, hands-on exhibits. Guided daytime tours take visitors to the Clark Telescope, the historic Rotunda library museum, and to the Pluto Discovery Telescope.

1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park

At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country, according to the Trust for Public Land. It boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for a

10919 S. Central Avenue (south of Dobbins Road)
Phoenix, AZ 85042

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