- 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 eateries.
and Breakfast can be historic adobe architecture or
modern vacation rental on a
course or even desert
where you can go horseback riding and
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