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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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Performing Arts

Mesa Arts Center

The international award-winning Mesa Arts Center features four state-of-the-art theaters and stunning outdoor entertainment areas. The...

Galleries & Museums

Mesa Historical Museum

The museum's permanent exhibit showcases the history of Mesa, Arizona and Mesa Public Schools. We have rotating temporary exhibits that we...

Galleries & Museums

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Visit the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. Located just minutes from Interstate 40 and the old Route 66 in Northern...

Galleries & Museums

Mohave Museum of History & Arts

The Mohave Museum of History and Arts is dedicated to the purposes of preserving the heritage of northwestern Arizona and of presenting...

Performing Arts

The Murder Mystery Company in Phoenix

The experts in mystery entertainment are now performing live, public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Phoenix and...

Galleries & Museums

Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1928 by a group of Flagstaff citizens to...

Galleries & Museums

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Explore the world through music at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This unique museum, which displays instruments and objects from...

Galleries & Museums

Mystery Castle

Created out of recycled materials and found objects, Boyce Luther Gulley built a unique "sand castle" in the desert. Eventually that castle...

Galleries & Museums

Navajo Nation Museum

What was once a one-person, one-room operation, the Navajo Nation Museum is now part of a 54,000-square-foot center housing a collection of...

History

O.K. Corral

On October 26, 1881, long-simmering friction between the Earps and the Clanton-McLaury gang erupted in the vacant lot behind the O.K....

Galleries & Museums

Old Trails Museum

The Old Trails Museum's permanent exhibits tell the general history of the town alongside images and artifacts donated by decades of museum...