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Experiences

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!...

San Jose de Tumacacori

PAINTED FROM LIFE.

Step into a scene of historic proportions.

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Galleries & Museums

Arizona Railway Museum

The Arizona Railway Museum was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, educational and historical organization. The Museum features a 1906 steam...

Galleries & Museums

Arizona Science Center

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the center provides attendees numerous interactive experiences, along with daily demonstrations...

Galleries & Museums

Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum offers many opportunities to experience the Native cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico...

Galleries & Museums

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational...

Performing Arts

ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. It hosts concerts, theater and dance...

Galleries & Museums

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum offers a chance to explore the ruins and artifacts of the Salado Indians who inhabited the...

Galleries & Museums

Biosphere 2

Located across a 3-acre research facility, Biosphere 2 (B2) recreates five of earth's biomes--the ocean, wetlands, tropical rainforest,...

Arts & Culture

Borderlandia

Borderlandia is a binational organization committed to building public understanding of the borderlands. We offer cross-cultural...

The Old West

Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures

Bumble Bee Ranch is a working guest ranch and horse motel available to the public for western adventure. We are ranked as a 5-star horse...

History

Casa Malpais Archaeological Park

Casa Malpais, located near Springerville, Arizona, is the premier archaeological site in Arizona's White Mountains.The name Casa Malpais...

History

Cave Creek Museum

At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building - the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer...