A Rare Sight

Nature & Wildlife

The mighty saguaro produces Arizona's state flower and you will see plenty of the white blossom here. You’ll also find cacti of every size and shape in the state’s desert areas and thick green forests create canopies in higher elevations.

It’s difficult to beat the diversity in Arizona’s flora and fauna – and sheer beauty. The state’s great range of elevations – up to 11,500’ – contribute to this incredible variation. With a variety of ways to get up close to nature, Arizona is an outdoor haven. Or, consider participating in an ecotourism or volunteer vacation – the perfect way to enjoy, and preserve, this stunning state.

Winter migration of Sandhill Cranes at Willcox Playa in Willcox, Arizona.
Sandhill Cranes at Willcox Playa, Willcox

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Get to Know Arizona

Outdoor Adventures

Arboretums and Botanical Gardens

Explore one of Arizona's many beautiful botanical gardens or arboretums.

Birding

Find Migratory and Native Birds

Witness some of the most amazing bird migrations in the country – including as many as 17 varieties of hummingbirds.

Nature & Wildlife

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium is a multi-level, state-of-the-art facility that holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in...

Nature & Wildlife

Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Our rides vary in length starting at 30 minutes, for beginner to advanced-level riders. We even have pony and wagon rides for children! We...

Nature & Wildlife

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

There's one thing you realize on your first trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park- this isn't a zoo. Here, you will see exotic animals from...

Nature & Wildlife

Phoenix Zoo

Enter the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring more than 3,000 animals, including...

Nature & Wildlife

Pink Jeep Tours & Grand Canyon Tours

Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. You gotta do it! Whether you're...

Nature & Wildlife

Ravens-Way Wild Journeys

Raven's Nest Nature Sanctuary, an African-style safari eco-lodge, is part of the world-renowned Sky Islands in Arizona, containing some of...

Nature & Wildlife

Red Earth Adventures

We help arrange high-quality, personalized, private or semi-private tours in Sedona, with a special emphasis on healing and spirituality...

Nature & Wildlife

REI Co-op Experiences

The REI Adventure Center in Scottsdale offers adventures for all, including guided hiking, road and mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, and...

Nature & Wildlife

Rita's World Tours Of The Real Wild West

Catch a glimpse of Arizona's Wild West, Petroglyph sites, American Indian ruins, caves, mines, ghost towns, graves of the famous,100 foot...

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Riverbound Sports

Arizona does have water! In fact, Arizona has some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers to explore by kayak or paddleboard. Riverbound...

Nature & Wildlife

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

The reason our slogan is "The Darndest Place You Will Ever Visit!" is because we know you and your family will have a redneck adventure...

Nature & Wildlife

Salt River Rafting

Salt River Rafting provides whitewater trips through the scenic Salt River Canyon. Trips range from a half day to four-day adventures...