Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Prescott

Sharlot Hall Museum

Prescott's chief museum highlights the town's period as territorial capital (1863–67). The museum is named for its 1928 founder, pioneer woman Sharlot Hall (1870–1943). A small exhibit in the lobby commemorates her …
Top Choice Museum in Flagstaff

Museum of Northern Arizona

Housed in an attractive Craftsman-style stone building amid a pine grove, this small but excellent museum spotlights local American Indian archaeology, history and culture, as well as geology, biology and the arts. …
Top Choice Park in Sedona

Red Rock Crossing/Crescent Moon Recreation Area

Famous for its splendid views of Cathedral Rock, this picnic area is a lovely place to while away an afternoon, and can be a great alternative when Slide Rock State Park is too busy. Splash in Oak Creek, swim in its…
Top Choice Volcano in Flagstaff

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Around AD 1064 a volcano erupted on this spot, spewing ash across 800 sq miles, spawning the Kana-A lava flow and forcing farmers to vacate lands tilled for 400 years. Now the 8029ft Sunset Crater is quiet, and mile…
Top Choice Monument in Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument

The Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings of Navajo National Monument make for a serene and highly recommended detour on the road from Glen Canyon to Monument Valley. There's a well-staffed visitor center, walking trai…
Park in Tucson

Saguaro National Park

Saguaros are the most iconic symbol of the American Southwest, and an entire army of these majestic ribbed sentinels is protected in this desert playground. Or, more precisely, playgrounds. The park is divided into …
Park in Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument

A wonderfully rugged yet whimsical wonderland, Chiricahua National Monument is one of Arizona's most unique and evocative landscapes. Rain, thunder and wind have chiseled volcanic rocks into fluted pinnacles, natura…
Park in Southern Arizona

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Somewhere between the abandoned stagecoach stop and the sun-bleached cemetery, it hits you: this hike is a little spooky. Why? Because the 1.5-mile trail to Fort Bowie is the closest you'll come to time travel in th…
Park in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Anyone seeking solitude beneath big blue open skies will love the crowdless scenery of this huge and exotic park along the Mexican border. It’s a gorgeous, forbidding land that supports an astonishing number of anim…
Park in Benson

Kartchner Caverns State Park

This wonderland of spires, shields, pipes, columns, soda straws and other ethereal formations has been five million years in the making, but miraculously wasn't discovered until 1974. In fact, its very location was …