The Carefree Desert Gardens is a new botanical garden that features hundreds of cacti, including several rare specimens that have been installed in the town center near the world famous Carefree Sundial.
Bartlett Lake, Tonto National Forest, Arizona 85263, USA
Bartlett Lake has a boatable surface area of 2,815 acres - more than Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake, combined. Fed by the pristine waters of the Verde River, Indians of this valley spoke descriptively in their legends of the river's "sweet waters".
Outdoor enthusiasts frequent Bartlett Lake for a variety of recreational opportunities, including shoreline camping in Arizona's natural desert terrain. While in this part of the Tonto National Forest, visitors may see mule deer, bald eagles, javelina, coyotes, and many indigenous desert plants, including the majestic saguaro, mesquite trees and blooming ocotillo.
6811 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ, United States
The only venue in Cave Creek with live Music, Dancing & Bull Riding!
Music & Dancing 7 Nights a Week
Bull Riding Wednesdays & Fridays
Everyone is welcome at The Chip but if you are under 21 you must have your parent or legal guardian with you.
Saddle up and ride on in ! Hogs N Horses Patio, Bar, and Arena is the Place to meet friends and enjoy the western entertainment in downtown Cave Creek, AZ. Plenty of parking for your Hog or Horse, and always cold beverages and hot food to welcome you to the newest and biggest place to be on Cave Creek Blvd. Sit on the balcony or patio bar overlooking the full sized rodeo arena with the most talented cowboys in the entertainment business!
Sears Kay Ruin offers the visitor a glimpse of a distinctive lifestyle that existed long before Columbus. Self-guided 1-mile loop trail will take you through Hohokom Ruins. The site of Sears Kay Ruin was first occupied about 1500 AD. Point of Interest along the Great Western Trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
37019 North Lava Lane, Cave Creek, AZ, United States
Located north of Phoenix, this 2,922-acre park sits in the upper Sonoran Desert. Ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060, this desert oasis provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasper-studded hills. Guided trails to these sites give visitors an opportunity to travel back in time.
Founded in 1957, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, formerly Black Canyon Shooting Range is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country.
Our world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. This means that it is the best of the best at providing a quality recreation experience and is the first government facility to receive this designation.
24024 North 11th Street, Phoenix, AZ, United States
The world-famous Black Mountain BMX track has one of the smoothest racing surfaces you`ll find anywhere, meticulously maintained by the Black Mountain Crew. Our family environment contributes to our success. Come on out and see the excitement of BMX racing...
The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) constructed this recreation site in 1934. Large sycamore trees next to a small creek provide shade. Though the water of the creek is only ankle deep, it offers a cool respite from Arizona’s summer heat.
41835 N Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown, AZ, United States
Welcome to Lake Pleasant Regional Park. One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream. The park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.
Would Your House Look This Good 800 Years From Now?
Today we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.
Come marvel at this enduring legacy of the Sinagua culture and reveal a people surprisingly similar to ourselves.
Often called "Red Rock Country" Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone - whether you're into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful. Natural endowments aside, you'll also find world-class hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts and a very good variety of dining to keep you satisfied. Escape the chaos of life, kick back and relax in Sedona.
A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.
Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.
he University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof and field, is unlike any other stadium in North America, and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. This multi-purpose facility is located in Glendale, Arizona. The primary tenants in the stadium include the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The 63,400-seat stadium (expandable to 72,200) opened on August 1, 2006 after three years of construction. The ceremonial groundbreaking was held on April 12, 2003.
Spring Training baseball under the warm Arizona sun has been a tradition for devoted fans since 1947, when just two teams, the Cleveland Indians and the New York Giants, came here to prepare for the rigors of the long regular season. Today, 15 teams train in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the United States. For visitors, the Cactus League couldn't be more convenient, with short drive times between ballparks and a full range of hotel, dining and shopping amenities. Truly, the Cactus League is the premier destination for baseball lovers. And this website has everything fans need to enjoy one game or several during the 2014 Spring Training season.
6140 East Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ, United States
From horse soldiers to resort developments . . . it’s been a spectacle of historic dimensions. And for all who would like to know more of that spectacular history, the Cave Creek Museum is a great place to start.
The Museum’s north wing displays and explains prehistoric artifacts and a reproduction of a Hohokam house, while the south wing focuses on ranching, mining and pioneer life. The Research Library is rich in catalogued information. Also on the Museum grounds are a restored Historic Cave Creek Church, a tubercular cabin (now on the National Register), gazebo, and native botanical garden.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85050
MIM offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world. The 200,000 square-foot space is bright and open, providing guests with a warm and comfortable environment.
MIM’s collection includes instruments from around two hundred countries and territories in the world. Some larger countries such as India, China, Russia, the United States, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and others have multiple displays with subsections for different types of ethnic, folk, and tribal music. The instruments have both historic and artistic merit and many are more than fifty years old. MIM’s goal is to acquire instruments that have been used for folk and tribal occasions wherever possible.
2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Since its founding by Dwight and Maie Heard in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. Dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, the Heard is an institution that successfully combines the stories of American Indian people from a personal perspective with the beauty of art.
Through innovative programs, world-class exhibitions and unmatched festivals, the Heard Museum sets the standard nationally for collaborating with Native people to present first-person voices. Partnerships with American Indian artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.
44029 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ, United States
The best way to see Arizona's natural beauty today is the same as a hundred years ago - on horseback. From the splendor of the Sonoran Desert to the mystery of The Continental Mountains, horseback riding connects you with the land and the spirit of the Wild West. This is an activity you won't soon forget. Sunrise and sunset rides are scheduled daily.