Arizona Holds a Lot of Attraction
There’s plenty to see and do in Arizona. Sports fans can attend a variety of exciting events, including the Cactus Bowl, Pro Bowl, Waste Management Open and Spring Training. You’ll also discover one-of-a-kind museums that showcase everything from butterflies to musical instruments to American Indian art. Interested in the rich traditions of the past? They’re celebrated in Arizona’s American Indian culture—with a history that can be traced back at least 12,000 years. The Grand Canyon State is currently home to 22 tribes—each with its own historical and cultural significance. Whatever tribal lands you choose to visit—Navajo, Hopi, Apache, Yavapai, or Hualapai, to name just a few—you’ll be captivated by vast, beautiful terrain, ancient architectural ruins and a treasure trove of arts and crafts.
Of course, there’s plenty of pioneer history here, too—including the cowboys, outlaws and miners who helped forge Arizona’s rough and rowdy past. While the state is more famous for its rugged side, it also offers one that’s surprisingly refined. Numerous concerts and events take place each year, as do cultural pursuits like the symphony, ballet and theater. Sports fans also have a lot to cheer about, since Arizona is home to professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams, plus the World’s Oldest Rodeo®.