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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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...

Galleries & Museums

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory aside from...

Performing Arts

Ghostlight Theatre

Ghostlight Theatre aims to entertain, educate and enrich the community through dramatic arts by offering a quality and diverse theater...

Galleries & Museums

Global Arts Gallery

From around the corner, or around the world, find eye-catching objects d’art and home furnishings—many of which have a fascinating story...

The Old West

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town

The Gold King Mine and Ghost Town is a time capsule, of sorts -- home to many of the original buildings and equipment from the town's...

History

Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Located just 15 minutes from the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Western Ranch is a guest ranch rich in history, adventure and...