Welcome to the Grand Canyon State! Prepare for an amazing journey through all that Arizona has to offer. One of the Seven Wonders of the World exists here among lush desert landscapes, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking mountain peaks. From small communities to one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Arizona offers travelers unique experiences packed with hospitality, adventure, and stunning sights.
Well known for nature and adventure, Arizona's National Parks and Monuments are not to be missed. The Grand Canyon is a place of magnificent beauty, a place unlike anywhere else in the world. Visitors can enjoy this greatest of national parks in a variety of ways: by foot, air, river, mule, and train. In the northeastern region, the sheer red cliffs and in-canyon-wall caves of Canyon de Chelly National Monument are ruins of Indian villages built between AD 350 and 1300. Shallow caves overlooking the Tonto Basin in southeastern Arizona shelter masonry ruins nearly 700 years old, home to the prehistoric Salado people. Tuzigoot National Monuments' rock-walled rooms, built by an agricultural Sinagua, are situated in the low hills of Mingus Mountain. And down by Tucson, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where three unique desert habitats converge within 500 square miles, celebrates the life and landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
No place in the United States played such a significant role in shaping the image of the Old West quite like Arizona. The spirit of the legendary Old West is kept alive throughout the state in communities, guest ranches and historical parks that pay homage to famous lawmen and notorious gunslingers. Few places epitomize the Old West like Tombstone. Known as "The Town Too Tough To Die," Tombstone brings to mind scenes of gun battles on the streets, sour-faced outlaws, and high-rolling gamblers - the gunfight at the O.K. Corral forever will be part of Tombstone mythology.