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

Rex Allen Museum

Born Rex Elvie Allen (1920-1999), Rex grew up on a homestead 40 miles north of Willcox. He was a real cowboy who became the last of the...

The Old West

Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens

The charming 19th-century adobe E. F. Sanguinetti (1867-1945) home, in the heart of historic Yuma, stands as a testament to the "Merchant...

History

Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical,...

Galleries & Museums

Shemer Art Center

In 1919 the very first home was built in the newly named Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia, to house the foreman of the Arcadia Water...

The Old West

Sprucedale Guest Ranch

This family-owned, working ranch provides all the ingredients for good old-fashioned family time. Sprucedale is the oldest continually run...

Arts & Culture

St. David Heritage & Cultural Arts Society

We serve the community of St. David and the San Pedro Valley as a society enabling the preservation and development of our historical and...

The Old West

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Located in a secluded wilderness area, our dude ranch in Arizona is one hour away from the nearest town. As a result, there are no crowds,...

The Old West

Superstition Mountain Museum

Join the thousands of hikers, horseback riders, photographers and tourists who visit the Superstition Mountains in Central Arizona each...

The Old West

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America's top old-time cattle and guest ranches. We're located on 60,000 acres of Tucson's most breathtaking...

Performing Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts

The strikingly magnificent Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA), designed by Tempe-based Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates...

Galleries & Museums

Titan Missile Museum

At the Titan Missile Museum, near Tucson, Arizona, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved...