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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...

Food Worth Traveling For

Eat & Drink

Whether you prefer casual eateries or James Beard Award-winning dining rooms, Arizona serves up culinary experiences to remember. Indulge your...

San Jose de Tumacacori

PAINTED FROM LIFE.

Step into a scene of historic proportions.

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Galleries & Museums

CACSS

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society (CACSS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Cactus and...

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...

History

Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum is an interdisciplinary learning environment where the community comes together to share its stories, preserve its cultural...

Performing Arts

Childsplay Theatre

Founded in 1977, Childsplay is a nationally and internationally respected professional theatre company whose chosen audience is children.

History

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

Imagine yourself in a turn-of-the-century mining town as its locals strolled along the busy streets. At the Clarkdale Heritage Center,...

Arts & Culture

Co-Media

CO-MEDIA employs the power of storytelling to fuel projects of many sizes. We're always looking to find that next inspiring tale to tell...

Galleries & Museums

Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center

Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center features exhibits on history and culture, meeting spaces and a gift shop. The Museum,...

History

Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum

Located at the Tribal Government complex in the same building as the CRIT Library, the CRIT Museum provides a comprehensive history of the...

History

Colorado River Museum

Through photographs, dioramas and displays, the museum encompasses the history of the Bullhead City area from steamboats on the Colorado...

Galleries & Museums

Copper Art Museum

Arizona's Copper Art Museum traces its roots back to 1919 and an antique shop in Northern Minnesota, whose collection grew so big a more...