CONNECTING TO CULTURE

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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Performing Arts

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art 600-seat theatre dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational...

The Old West

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

A dream come true for all ages, our exhibitions and free guidePORT audio tours tell the fascinating stories of the American West! At the...

Music

Desert Diamond Arena

Desert Diamond Arena is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility situated on 13.5 acres in the City of Glendale,...

Performing Arts

Destination Arizona Carnival

The Annual Destination Arizona Carnival and Destination Arizona CaribFest feature a variety of performances with educational pieces that...

Arts & Culture

DIASPORA SHOWCASE AFRICA

Diaspora Showcase Africa – created by Kwevi Quaye, features the Fashion, Music, Dance, Food and Entertainment of Africa – debuted on...

Performing Arts

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and...

History

Explore Navajo Interactive Museum

The Museum was created with the help of leading Navajo scholars, museum personnel and the Navajo artistic community to provide a vibrant...

Galleries & Museums

Fort Huachuca Historical Museum

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 as a temporary camp near the Huachuca Mountains, and today it houses the U.S. Army Intelligence...

History

Fort Lowell Museum

The Fort Lowell Museum offers unique exhibits and hands-on activities for adults, families, and children...and it's pet-friendly too!...

Performing Arts

Fox Tucson Theatre

Widely regarded as the "Crown Jewel" of downtown Tucson, The Fox is a movie theater and performance venue right in the center of the city's...

Galleries & Museums

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Discover Frank Lloyd Wright's desert laboratory, Taliesin West. Scottsdale's only National Historic Landmark is also a UNESCO World...