Astronomers discovered (former planet) Pluto through Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory telescopes in 1930.
We have one of the lowest average rainfalls in the country -- and the most boats per capita.
Arizona is the only state in the entire country that's home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
We have towns named - Why, Carefree, Christmas, Nothing, Santa Clause, Snowflake, Copperopolis, Portal, Misery, Pink Arrow, and many others.
Arizona has so much to share...
From the desert climate with cactus, hot summers and mild winters in the Southern portions of the state, to the high country in the North with pine forests and mountain ranges with cooler weather and snow, you'll be amazed at Arizona's diversity.
On Valentine's Day 1912 Arizona became a state. The word Arizona means "little spring" in the Papago language. The state is located in the southwestern region of the United States, and is filled with a rich history of artifacts from past inhabitants. Many of the ruins and artifacts can be toured with Southwest Custom Tours at the State and National Parks found in Arizona.
The state flag of Arizona "represents the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun." The 13 gold and red sun "rays" on Arizona's flag represent the sun setting over the western desert and the original 13 colonies.
Pioneers and native tribes. As the pioneers and seekers of a fortune in the areas rich miming explored further into the Arizona territory, the Apache Indian tribes began to revolt. Cochise and Geronimo were two of the most powerful leaders of these rebellious clans. Hiding in the hot desert canyons of Arizona they lead many successful raids against the encroaching white settlers.
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Average Grand Canyon Village Weather:
Arizona temperatures can vary greatly in Spring and Autumn from day to day. These are averages. Please feel free to contact us for general information and assistance in planning your stay in Arizona and your tour.
State bird; Cactus Wren
Harris's Hawk in pine trees
Great Horned Owl in Mulberry tree
State Flower; Saguaro Bloom
Deer at the Grand Canyon
Raven at Bryce Canyon National Park
Javelina in Sedona