Most tourists traveling to Arizona pay their attention to the only one attraction, the world famous Grand Canyon. However, there are many notable places in the state, including arid deserts and verdant oasis, spacious plateaus and high mountains; they are very close and form a landscape of indescribable beauty.
A significant part of the population is represented by Indians, so this area has unique cultural traditions. Tourists go there in search of ‘the real America;’ there you can get acquainted with...
The Grand Canyon is called the most striking attraction of this place for a reason; the area of the national park is more than 5000 square kilometers. River Canyon is the largest in the world; tourists have an opportunity to admire its beauty during a walk or take a helicopter tour along Colorado River. The Archaeological Museum of Tusayan storing thousands of priceless artifacts is situated in the park. Near the museum there are observation towers, from which you can also enjoy the splendor of these places. In 2007, one of the most unusual attractions, Grand Canyon SkyWalk glass bridge, was opened. It is located just above the bottom of the canyon at an altitude of 1.2 km. It resembles a huge observation deck in a horseshoe shape with a radius of 21 meters.
There is another natural attraction near Grand Canyon, the huge Barringer Meteor Crater. Diameter of the crater is 1,250 meters and the depth is 174 meters. Near the crater there is a museum with an exhibition devoted to meteorites. During the tour, you can learn a lot about the development of American astronautics.
Walks through the unique natural sites are not the only entertainment that can be offered by Arizona. The world-renowned Reid Park Zoo that is considered one of the best on the planet is situated in...
Arizona has dozens of beautiful natural parks and reserves: Painted Desert Park, Rainbow Forest Reserves and Petrified Forest, Lake Powell and the lovely picturesque foothills of Santa Catalina. The capital, Phoenix, is a city located in the southern part of the state. Here visitors can see unique architectural monuments, visit a variety of museums and exhibition centers, as well as stroll through its amazing old streets. The city has a zoo, a botanical garden and Scottsdale settlement that is a real historical museum under the open sky. Arizona offers travelers a lot of prospects for an exciting and memorable stay.