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.

attractions in arizona

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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.

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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.

9. Sedona.

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.

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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.