When we think of Arizona, we most often think of canyons, cacti, deserts, and mountains, as well as man-made landmarks such as engineering marvels, interesting museums, and the remains of ancient settler cities. Since becoming the 48th state, Arizona has become a popular holiday destination for tourists who come from all over the world to see the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Saguaro National Park.
1. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
Located in the city of Phoenix, Heard Museum offers an impressive collection of Native American artifacts and art. Over the long years of its existence, the museum has collected a collection of 400 unique items. Visitors can see Native American jewelry, paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, Hopi dolls and many other items here. In addition, visitors can participate in hands-on learning activities: weaving, pottery and weaving.
2. Barringer crater.
Formed about 40,000 years ago, Barringer Crater is the most famous and well-preserved crater on earth. The name of the crater was in honor of Daniil Barringer, the man who first suggested that a huge hole was the result of a meteorite fall. The diameter of the crater is approximately 1200 meters. The crater attracts thousands of tourists every year.
3. Castle Montezuma.
Located near Camp Verde, Montezuma’s castle has been perfectly preserved to this day. The building was built in the 12th century and was used by the Sinagua civilization. This five-story building is an ancient residential complex. Although European Americans named it after the Aztec emperor, the dwelling actually predates the birth of Montezuma II.
4. Canyon de Chelly
Belonging to the Navajo tribe, Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in northeastern Arizona. This national monument has been home to Navajo families for over 5,000 years.
5. Hoover Dam.
This miracle of the industrial world is located on the border of Arizona and Nevada, on the Colorado River. The massive, concrete Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression. It served to control the supply of water, the production of electricity. Curious tourists can find out the information they are interested in on a tour of the dam.
6. Saguaro National Park.
The park covers an area of more than 91,000 hectares in the Sonoran Desert in Tucson. This national park is a symbol of the American West. Giant cacti of unusual shapes are also impressive in this park.
7. Havasu Falls
This waterfall is considered one of the most photographed attractions in the Grand Canyon. Owned by the Havasupai tribe, this stunning Havasu Falls consists of a single cataract that is 36 meters long and a natural pool of blue-green water.
8. Monument Valley
Perhaps the most famous example of the classic American West is the Monument Valley landscape. This landscape has been the backdrop for numerous Western films. The bright red tones are due to iron oxide.
Known for its red sand formations, the city of Sedona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arizona. In this city, there are many artificial attractions: from wineries, to all kinds of theaters, museums, and art galleries. Sedona will offer tourists exciting hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, golf, tennis and many other exciting activities.
10. Grand Canyon
One of America’s most popular attractions, the Grand Canyon is a massive canyon. which was formed over several million years. Visitors to this unique place can enjoy interesting excursions, mountain biking, rafting, fishing and helicopter tours.