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Heritage & Culture

The region that became Arizona was inhabited well before statehood. Tour the ancient ruins of American Indian sites, visit historic missions and witness Wild West reenactments.

Across the state, you'll find ruins of villages, ancient structures, and missions founded by indigenous tribes, and later European settlers and Catholic missionaries. Of course, who can forget Arizona's Wild West history?

Arizona's modern culture, seen in its cities and arts, continue to be influenced by those who came before with plenty of room for innovation.

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Arts & Culture

American Indian Culture in AZ

Long before Arizona became a state, people were drawn to the area's beautiful weather and stunning vistas. Tracing back at least 12,000 years...

Viva la Cultura

Arizona's Hispanic and Latino Culture

Experience Arizona's vibrant Hispanic heritage at historic sites and colorful festivals across the state. Find authentic and award-winning...

LGBTQ + Arizona

From Arizona's small towns to its largest city, visitors find plenty of open and welcoming communities to enjoy in the Grand Canyon State.

Places to Stay

AZ Dude Ranches: A Glimpse into Wild West History

Whether they go by "guest ranch" or "dude ranch," these authentic Western experiences offer a glimpse into the rugged nature of Arizona, while...

Experiences

Eat & Drink

It’s a question that perpetually comes up at least once a day and maybe more: “Where do you want to eat?” Well, we’ve got answers—multiple ones!...

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History

Ak-Chin Him-Dak Eco-Museum

The Him-Dak EcoMuseum was established to collect, analyze, preserve, protect, promote and teach various aspects of the Ak-Chin heritage,...

History

Amerind Museum

Nestled in spectacular Texas Canyon in southeastern Arizona, the Amerind's 1600-acre campus is located in the ancestral homeland of the...

Galleries & Museums

Arcosanti & Cosanti Foundation

Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue...

History

Arizona Capitol Museum

The Arizona Capitol Museum serves as a symbol of the state's vast and colorful history. The museum creates authentic educational...

Galleries & Museums

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you'll take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic...

The Old West

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

The Arizona Heritage Center features exhibits spanning more than 100 years of central Arizona's history and introduces visitors to the life...

History

Arizona History Museum

Explore downtown Tucson history at the Downtown History Museum, which features exhibits that depict early Tucson businesses and homes,...

History

Arizona History Museum, Tucson

Experience the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian...

Galleries & Museums

Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and...

Performing Arts

Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. We are among...