Arizona: The Grand Canyon State. Amazing Wonders. Fascinating History.

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most well-known US national parks, and is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State. Amazing Wonders. Fascinating History.

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The San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ on the edge of the Colorado Plateau.

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State. Amazing Wonders. Fascinating History.

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Buckskin Mountain State Park along the Parker Strip near Parker, AZ.

Although most well-known for the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s dramatic landscape doesn’t stop there. The state’s scenic beauty also features cacti, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and iconic landmarks like Horseshoe Bend and Monument Valley.

Old West history is still very much alive in Arizona. Step back in time by visiting towns like Tombstone and Wickenburg. Because of its mining history, the state has many ghost towns with compelling stories including Tip Top, Swansea, and Oatman. One of the best ways to discover Arizona’s history and scenery is to drive along Route 66.

In addition to Grand Canyon National Park, there are two other national parks in Arizona—Saguaro National Park and Petrified Forest National Park, both of which are incredibly unique. Within Petrified Forest National Park, you can see some spectacular sights including the Painted Desert, Rainbow Forest, and Agate House. In Saguaro National Park, take Cactus Forest Drive for amazing cacti views and see some prehistoric Native American history in the Signal Hill Petroglyph Area.

Facts & Stats

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Arizona is home to 22 national parks and monuments as well as 35 state parks and natural areas.

Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is the only place on earth where the iconic saguaro cactus grows.

Two of the top-rated waterfalls in the United States are located in Arizona: Grand Falls and Havasu Falls.

There are 21 federally recognized American Indian tribes in Arizona.

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