Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden houses 50 acres of threatened and endangered plant species from around the world. With a 63-year history, this garden has become internationally recognized for its collection as well as contributions to education and research.
Blessed with year-round good weather and sunshine, you can go fishing, sailing, swimming and hiking in a number of national parks.
Arizona is home to America's "mother road." Route 66 is a well-known tourist attraction for car lovers and history buffs alike.
Several areas in Arizona have begun establishing eco-friendly initiatives. The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area sits along the Salt River in downtown Phoenix. Once a dump site, it has been restored to include paved and dirt trails for hiking and bird watching.
Children of all ages can wonder at Four Corners Monument, the only spot in America where you can be in four states at once.
Arizona is a sports lover's paradise. With more than 300 golf courses and every imaginable sports team and race track, Arizona can keep even the hardest core sports fan happy.
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