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Best Arizona Attractions

May 18, 2008
The state of Arizona has so much to offer the visitor. There is something for everyone and tourists delight in the natural wonders of the desert terrain, the diverse wildlife, art galleries and museums. There are numerous Arizona attractions and ample opportunity to go fishing or hiking. Skiers and snowboarders will also find first class snow resorts and there are world-class courses for golfers to enjoy. The state is steeped in Western tradition and history and the rodeo offers an exciting day out.

This part of the world is one of the most interesting landscapes and geologists come on field studies to marvel. One of the world's most visited landmarks is the Grand Canyon. This is, by far, the most famous Arizona attraction. Its scale cannot be appreciated on television; it has to be experienced for real. The rocky gorge, over 2 billion years old, has a beauty all its own with wonderful color. Guided tours are available and there are many vantage points to see the canyon. There are walking trails, offering plenty opportunities to see wildlife, and lots of adventurous people go white water rafting on the Colorado River. Some companies offer helicopter rides to get an eagle's view of the canyon.

Phoenix is the state capital and has a wide range of museums and other Arizona attractions. The Arizona Science Center presents shows in the planetarium and films on the five-story Imax Theatre screen. There are demonstrations on different subjects, such as electricity, magnetism and gravity. Exhibits include aerospace, weather and energy conservation. The center can be found in the Heritage and Science Park. Children enjoy going to Summer Science Camp, which is run by the center. One of the other Arizona attractions is the Heard Museum, a museum dedicated to Native American art and artifacts, including Hopi dolls and jewelry. The Phoenix Zoo has four sections divided into themes. There is the Africa Trail, the Tropics Trail and the Discovery/Children's Trail. The Arizona Trail contains local wildlife and native plants.

Tucson is the second largest city in the state and the Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the most impressive tourtist attractions in Arizona. It opened in 1976 and the collection includes more than 250 aircraft and artifacts from the USA and elsewhere, including military, civil and commercial. Some of the craft and objects are quite rare. Exhibits include World War II airplanes and the Air Force One plane, used by John F.Kennedy. The museum is located next to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Arizona is a great place to visit because there are so many things to see and experience. From museums, golf courses to the breath taking Grand Canyons it is a travellers gold mine.
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