Attractions

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…
Monument in Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument

The sublimely well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings of Betatkin and Keet Seel are protected at the Navajo National Monument and can only be reached on foot. It’s no walk in the park, but there’s truly so…
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 …
Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Heard Museum

This extraordinary museum spotlights the history, life, arts and culture of Native American tribes in the Southwest. Visitors will find art galleries, ethnographic displays, a get-creative kids exhibit and an unriva…
Museum in Prescott

Sharlot Hall Museum

Prescott's most important museum highlights Prescott's period as territorial capital. The museum is named for its 1928 founder, pioneer woman Sharlot Hall (1870–1943), and a small exhibit in the lobby commemorates h…
Canyon in Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Antelope Canyon

Unearthly in its beauty, Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation, a few miles east of Page, and open to tourists by tour only. Wind and water have carved sandstone into an astonishingly se…
Top Choice Museum in Tucson

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Home to cacti, coyotes and palm-sized hummingbirds, this ode to the Sonoran desert is one part zoo, one part botanical garden and one part museum – a trifecta that'll entertain young and old for easily half a day. D…