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

San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

Situated at 3,720 to 3,920 feet elevation in the bottom of a wide valley, the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than...

Nature & Wildlife

San Carlos Recreation & Wildlife

We welcome sportsmen to the San Carlos Apache tribal lands. Our vast reservation is located in east-central Arizona and spans three...

Nature & Wildlife

Sedona Mago

Experience the beauty, feel the energy, and awaken your spirit If you're looking for a place to unwind and re-connect with what's...

Nature & Wildlife

South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)

No visit to South Mountain Park is complete without a stop at SMEEC. Whether you're looking for tips to enjoy family, friends or solo time...

Nature & Wildlife

Tohono Chul Park

Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, Tucson's charming crossroads of nature, art and culture....

Nature & Wildlife

Tucson Botanical Gardens

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique gem not to be missed. Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader's Digest named...

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Verde Canyon Railroad

Built 1912 to serve the copper mines out of Jerome, this Sedona-area must-do has carried over two million passengers since becoming a...

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White Stallion Ranch

At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch are carefully blended with the service and...

Nature & Wildlife

Wildland Trekking

We offer unforgettable hiking vacations with tours that fit nearly anyone who loves to hike in world-renowned, breathtaking landscapes....

Nature & Wildlife

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park has Arizona's largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600...