- the Grand Canyon State. There is no other place like it in
North America. Here you can take in tall mountain ranges,
swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests.
Landscape that reaches back thousands of years. Arizona is a
vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. For more than a
thousand years, Native American farmers inhabited much of
the present-day state of Arizona. Ruins of villages and
ancient structures in the northern, southern and central
regions of the state attest to the ingenuity of original
settlers. The five-story Montezuma Castle, a 20-room cliff
dwelling located in the Verde Valley, served as a "high-rise
apartment building" for Sinagua Indians 600 years ago.
Case Grande also known as "Big House" is one of
the largest and most mysterious prehistoric buildings ever
constructed. Both sites are among the best preserved Native
American structures in North America. Spanish and Mexican
culture has become as much a part of Arizona and the Sonoran
Desert as the Saguaro cactus. Missions and presidios
established by Franciscan monks in the early 1700s, mark the
beginning of the long-time infusion of language, food, music
and tradition imparted by Latin people. Mexico remains the
most significant cultural partner. Today, Arizona abounds
with authentic Mexican art, architecture, entertainment and
and Breakfast can be historic adobe architecture or
modern vacation rental on a
course or even desert
where you can go horseback riding and
and Breakfast ...
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