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July 2009

The World’s
Oldest Continuous Rodeo
Celebrates 125 Years!

Payson, Az
August 14-16

FESTIVALS STATEWIDE REGIONAL NATIVE PET RV RESORTS &


JULY-SEPT ATTRACTIONS TRAVEL AMERICAN FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS
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Contents
Attractions......................................................................6 Northern AZ...................................................................7-9
Central Arizona......................................................... 10-11 Parker.............................................................................17
Colorado River Region................................................. 16-17 Pet Friendly Arizona.........................................................21
Events, Featured....................................................... 12-13 Phoenix Metro............................................................ 10-11
July Events....................................................................4 Prescott Area.....................................................................7 Main Office -Tucson
August Events...............................................................5 Rim Country......................................................................3 Publisher/Editor. . . . . . . Anthony Venuti
September Events.........................................................6 RV Resorts & Campgrounds......................................... 22-23
Grand Canyon.................................................................... 8 Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlis McVey
Southern Arizona........................................................ 14-15
Lodging........................................................................... 21 SW Regional....................................................................18 Art Director. . . . . . . . . . . Manny Stacey
Mesa............................................................................... 11 Statewide Map........................................................... 12-13 Associate Editor. . . . . . . . Pam Marlowe
Mexico............................................................................ 19 Tucson.............................................................................15
Native American Culture.................................................. 20 White Mountains...............................................................9 Regional Account
Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . Byron Marlowe
Senior Account
Letter From the Publisher Executive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Frey
Submissions of Articles &
Due to the politics of late, I cannot sit idly this.” This neophyte early 30’s babe is now in the top rung of the Arizona
by without making use of this platform Department of Commerce…oh, by the way…I have yet to do any busi- Press Releases:
while the radical liberal politicians of the ness with the top 20% of Tourism groups that do 80% of ALL business. Deadline July 15, 2009. To charlis@actarizona.com.
State, mirroring that of the Federal govern- (Don’t know the “80/20 rule”? Google it... like Machiavelli it is also Ital- Press releases, etc. are always welcomed.
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Top of Mind • Mailed back 2009 e v e nt s u bm i s s i on g u i d e l i n e s
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We hope that these will clarify our criteria.
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Contest! 1. Space Availability: We simply cannot list all the events we receive. We
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The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Payson, Az


Celebrates 125 Years! August 14-16

T he 125th Annual World’s Oldest


Continuous Rodeo takes place in
Payson, AZ on August 14,15, and 16.
Up Close and Personal

This rodeo gets you “up close and per-


Everyone Loves a Parade

The Annual Rodeo Parade will return Rodeo Schedule


This PRCA sanctioned rodeo continues sonal” with the cowboys, the livestock to its roots and be held on Payson’s His-
the tradition of cowboys, horses and and the traditions of rodeo. There are a torical Main St., beginning at Green Val- Friday - August 14
cranky bulls. huge variety of vendors selling food and ley Park and ending at Sawmill Crossing. “Tough Enough To Wear Pink”
cowboy clothing, hats and western items. Al McCoy, Announcer for the Phoenix Benefit for Breast Cancer Research
The “Mutton Bustin’” for kids gives a Suns, will be the main announcer for the 1st Performance - World’s Oldest
child the chance to ride a real sheep, parade. Dan Marjele and Tim Kimpton Continuous Rodeo
with the crowd going wild. (Assistant Coach and Commentator for 7:00 pm (Gates open at 5:00 pm)
the Phoenix Suns) will be special ambas-
sadors for this year’s parade. Saturday - August 15
The Rodeo Parade will feature riders, 2nd Performance - World’s Oldest
floats, classic cars, tractors, bands, cow- Continuous Rodeo
boys, cowgirls and lots of surprises. The 1:00 pm (Gates open at 11:00 am)
parade will end at the lush, cool, relaxing
Green Valley Park - you can sit by the 3rd Performance - World’s Oldest
lakes, do a little fishing or just stroll with Continuous Rodeo
the geese and ducks. 7:00 pm (Gates open at 5:00 pm)

Sunday - August 16
The color pink is not something you 4th Performance - World’s Oldest
In the Beginning... Continuous Rodeo
would associate with the tough sport
of rodeo - however, breast cancer has 1:00 pm (Gates open at 11:00 am)
In the 1800’s, Payson was mostly a
flat, grassy spot where cowboys could touched the lives of many rodeo families.
The 125th Annual World’s Oldest Con- Ticket Prices
gather up their scattered, near-wild Preferred Seating: Online only $22
herds during the fall roundups and tinuous Rodeo has designated the 7:00
PM performance on Friday, August 14 Adults: Online $14.50 - At the Gate $18
prepare to drive them down to Phoenix Seniors: At the Gate $12
or to the railroad line in Winslow. as their “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”
event. Anyone wearing pink to the per- Kids (12 and under): At the gate - $7.00
Naturally enough, the cowboys spent Under 5: FREE
a lot of time boasting and then staging formance will generate a $1.00 donation
impromptu contests to both establish to Payson’s Healthy Woman Program. All of this is less than a tank of gas
Pink items will be on sale to benefit away-ROUND TRIP! Come join us in the For more information, contact
bragging rights and win enough money the Chamber of Commerce at
to have a good time during their time breast cancer research and the Healthy Cool Mountain Town of Payson.
Woman Program. 1-800-6PAYSON
off. So began the August Doin’s…125
years later we celebrate the World’s Old-
est Continuous Rodeo.

Cowboy Up!
Cool Things to Do in Rim Country At Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
1. Historic Main Street 7. East Verde Recreation Area
Historic buildings, antiques, shopping, Streamside and scattered campsites,
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walking tour, restaurants. 928-468-6074 trout fishing, hiking, birding, photography,


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2. Rim Country Museum Casino’s Triple Seven Midnight Hotel & Casino, Brandon Shepard and
Logging, mining, ranching and ancient 8. General Crook’s Trail (est. 1872) Mechanical Rodeo on August 14th & Rodeo Ruckus will be there. There is
history exhibits, gift shop. Oldest western Follow the footsteps of history. Coconino 15th. It’s the 2nd annual a $5 cover charge on
Forest Service Ranger Station and 1905 National Forest. 928-527-3600
Haught Cabin. 928-474-3483
mechanical rodeo with this night. On Saturday
9. Strawberry School (c.1885) events including Bullda- night the Sam Morrison
3. Zane Grey Cabin Replica Treasured landmark and registered cious the Mechanical Bull, Band, a Bob Seger Trib-
This famous cabin, prior to its destruc- historical site. Authentic demonstrations of Legacy Lasso, Bareback ute, will put on quite a
tion in the Dude Fire, attracted worldwide pioneer life. 1-800-6PAYSON Jack’s Quick Draw, and show! Everyone loves
Zane Grey fans. Now reconstructed in Rodeo Relay. You could music from the 80’s.
meticulous detail, located in Green Valley 10. Antique shops galore! Call or visit win cash and prizes.
Park. 928-474-3483 the chamber for a map with locations.
Tickets are $15.00
If you have ever seen or $10 with your Play-
4. Mazatzal Hotel and Casino 11. Pine Walking Tour the beautiful belt buckles ers Club card and can
Slots, gaming activities, food, entertain- Self-guided tour of historic Pine, an- that are being worn by last year’s win- be bought in the Dream Catcher Gift
ment. 1-800-777-play(7529), tiques, gift stores. 928-476-3547, ners you would be jealous! You too can shop or at the door. This will also allow
www.777play.com 1-800-6PAYSON win the custom belt buckle if you are you to compete or be a spectator for the
brave enough to do each of the timed 777Midnight Mechanical Rodeo. The
5. Payson Golf Course 12. Diamond Point Look-Out
9 or 18 holes, driving range, golf carts, Quartz collection area, surface only. events and compete for the All Around event starts at 8 PM and runs to Mid-
pro shop, light refreshments, lessons avail- Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 Cowboy or Cowgirl Title. night.
able. 928-474-2273 Plenty will be happening at this event. Come see for yourself and you will
13 Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery For those of you who want to kick up understand why people are uttering, “It’s
6. Shoofly Village ruins Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photog- your heels Friday night at the Mazatzal the Mazatzal Magic.”
Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call raphy, birding. Forest Road 289. Arizona
Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 Game & Fish, 928-478-4200
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Destination July Events


JUL 2-5 FLAGSTAFF JUL 10 PINETOP JUL 18-19 WILLCOX JUL 25 APACHE JUNCTION
54th Coconino County Horse Races Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Sweet Corn Extravaganza 3rd Annual National Day of the Cowboy
Fort Tuthill, exit 337 off I-17 - Exciting Thoroughbred Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins - Enjoy hot Goldfield Ghost Town - Drover’s Procession Pa-
& Quarter Horse racing! Live pari-mutuel wagering, Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on rade, a Mustache Contest, Fast Draw Show Downs,
open 11a, post time 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2, $5 raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 the farm! Many other vegetables will be available for Cowgirl Fashion Show, two stages of western
parking. 928-679-8000 advance, $20 door. 928-367-4290 you to pick. 8a-5:30p, free adm. 520-384-2084 entertainment and more! 9-5, free adm, $2 parking.
480-982-3141
JUL 3-4 DOUGLAS JUL 11 PARKER JUL 18-AUG 16 WILLCOX
4th of July Festival KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament Peach Mania Festival JUL 25 SUPERIOR
Veterans Memorial Park - Li ve music, food vendors, Emerald Canyon Golf Course - FLOG is golf spelled Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat La Noche de Vaquero
Sat only - Parade 10a on G Ave, fireworks at park, backwards...have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! pancake breakfast 7-10:30a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach Tequila Tasting, beer garden, entertainment, Wild
largest in area. Fr 3-10p, Sat 12-10p. This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser that benefits picking all day long. Country Craft Fair Aug 1 & 2 West Water Corral w/water slide ($10 unlimited
520-364-2478 a community organization. 928-669-9274 only, 7a-5:30p. Free adm. 520-384-2084 rides), Concert “Mogollon” 8:30p ($10 presale, $15
door), more. 4p-1:30a. 520-689-0200
JUL 3-5 PINETOP JUL 11-12 PINETOP JUL 21 SURPRISE
34th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show 22nd Annual Native American Art Festival 1 Year Anniversary Winemaker’s Dinner JUL 25 HAWLEY LAKE
Orchard behind Charlie Clark’s Restaurant - North- Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds - Na- Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave - Apache Arts & Crafts Festival
eastern AZ Fine Arts Assoc. hosts vendors from all tive American arts & crafts, demos, music, Native Celebrate with us! Four courses for $40. Hawley Lake, Rt 473 off 260, near Hawley Lake
over SW for show & sale of original works, Fri & Sat American food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 623-556-4810 store - Artist booths, Crown Dancers, other enter-
9-5, Sun 9-4, free adm. 928-369-2939 800-573-4031 tainment, storytelling, 10a-3p. 928-338-1230
JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS
JUL 3-5 OVERGAARD JUL 11-12 SEDONA Annual Pioneer Days JUL 25-26 PRESCOTT
Fourth of July in the Pines Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Parade, basketball tournaments, storytelling, dances 4th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row
Tall Timbers Navajo County Park off Hwy 260 - Arts Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from each night, campfire circle, rodeo, free ice cream Downtown - Gunfighter competitions, 1800s
& crafts, food booths, live music, kids play area, about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photogra- social, BBQ. 928-337-2000 costume contest, vendors galore and some Rootin
games. Sat only: parade 11a, fireworks show 6p Mo- phy, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 Tootin Good Times! Benefits Yavapai Big Brothers/
gollon HS. Fri 10-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-3. 928-535-5777 JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT Big Sisters. 9a-4p, free adm. 928-771-0585
JUL 11-12 WILLCOX 11th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions
JUL 4 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR Sweet Corn Extravaganza Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, baskets, JUL 31-AUG 1 EAGAR
97th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins - Enjoy hot jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction 5p. Preview of rugs Eagar Daze
Parade 10a, Eagar to Springerville. Rodeo 1:30p at roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on Sat. 9a-noon, auction 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230 Junior rodeo, barrel race, team roping; mud mania,
Rodeo Grounds, adm $10, ages 5-12 $5. Also pancake the farm! Many other vegetables will be available for logging events, ice cream social, vendors & more!
breakfast, BBQ, rodeo dance and fireworks. 1-866- you to pick. 8a-5:30p, free adm. 520-384-2084 JUL 24-26 WILLIAMS 928-333-4128 ext. 223
733-2123 Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo
JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Real working cowboys get
JUL 4 WINSLOW Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration together and put on a big rodeo for themselves; great
Independence Day Celebration Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, rodeo, BBQ, fun to watch. Daily 1p, dance Fr & Sa. 928-853-6495
Join Winslow to celebrate the 4th of July. Largest dances, 10K run, softball & golf tournaments, historic
fireworks display in N. AZ begins shortly after dusk at home tours, fireworks. For times/locations: JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW
Emil Nasser Stadium. Free adm. 928-289-2434 928-536-4331 White Mountains Roundup - Cowboy Poetry, DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every
Music & Art effort to verify that the information on events we
JUL 4 WILLIAMS JUL 17-18 CHANDLER Show Low School District Auditorium & campus - print is accurate. However, details can change up
Small Town 4th of July - Celebrating 100 Years! Latin Rhythms Festival Az celebration of the National Day of the American to the last minute. We advise that you call and
Centennial Fourth of July photo re-enactment, all Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Latin Cowboy. Juried art show, vendors, performances confirm that ALL information is correct.
invited to dress in period clothing from 1909 and food, drinks & Latin music. Salsa making contest Sat. from national storytellers and Cowboy poets.
re-enact the photo on Route 66 at noon. One of the $10 incl’s souvenir wine glass, $2 off coupon & 6 tast- 1-866-532-4070
biggest parades in N. Az at 6p, Rotary BBQ, ice cream ing tickets. Fri 5-10p, Sat 11a-10p. 480-792 6927
social, many more family activities. 800-863-0546

JUL 4 TAYLOR
JUL 17-18 SURPRISE
Latin Rhythms Festival Snowflake Pioneer 5th Annual Rim Country
Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo
Taylor Rodeo Complex - Flag raising ceremony, firing
of the anvil, BBQ, rodeo, dance, patriotic program,
Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave -
Latin food, drinks & Latin music, Chihuahua races Days Celebration Quilt Roundup
fireworks, Taylor 10K & 2 mile run, softball tourna-
Fri and Salsa making & Jalepeno eating contests Sat.
623-556-4810 July 17 & 18 November 13-15th, 2009
ment & free swimming. 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331
JUL 18 WILLCOX • Visit the best example of a Mormon
JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Willcox Western Heritage Day pioneer town in the Southwest
76th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Indian and Western historians in costume, hands on • Performances
Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi activities, entertainment, antique tractors, vendors. In • Arts and Crafts Fair
art show in the world! 60+ Hopi artists w/ katsina conjunction with Chiricahua Regional Museum’s 10th
dolls, baskets, weaving, pottery, painting & jewelry; anniv. 800-200-2272
• Music and Entertainment Teachers
traditional music, dances, food; 9a-5p, $7-$4. 928- • Rodeo • Parade • Fireworks Marti Michell
774-5213 JUL 18-19 FLAGSTAFF • Golf & Softball Tournaments Sharon Schamber
11th Annual AZ Highland Celtic Festival • 10k Fun Run • Quilt Shows Gina Perkes
JUL 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Foxglen Park - Bagpipes, kilts, folk-dances, traditional Laura Wasilowski
Independence Day Festival foods, caber toss, kids’ activities, , 9a-6p Sa, 10a-4p Su. • Guided Home Tours
Lisa Brothman
Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War $10 adults for 1 day, $15 for 2, $4 kids 3-12 for 1 day,
Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including $6 for 2, 928-556-3161 Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
spinning, weaving, woodworking & camp cooking. Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce For more information and Registration Form
Adm $1 per person, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 113 N. Main St. Ste. A
Indicates Native www.rimcountryquiltroundup.com
928-536-4331 1.800.672.9766
American Related Events www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

National Day of the Cowboy


Eagar Daze
RB Burnham & Co
Native Auctions
July 24 & 25 Prescott, AZ
Superior, Arizona 11th Annual Smoki Museum Indian
Art & Navajo Rug Auctions
“La Noche de Vaquero” Friday, Indian Art Auction 5 pm
Saturday, Navajo Rug Auction 1pm 2009
July 25, 2009 Q Family Fun Events Q Mud Mania
Q Logging Events Q Pole Climbing
In concert “Mogollon” sePtember 12 PAge, AZ
Q Horseshoe Tourney Q Jr. Rodeo
3rd Annual Blair’s Trading Post
$10 presale / $15 at the door Indian Art Auction Q Barrel Race Q Fun Run

Gun Smoke Saloon Q Pancake Breakfast Q Biathlon

Wild West Water Corral Preview 11–12:30, Auction at 1 pm Q Foot Rodeo


Q Karaoke
Q Fire Engine Rides
Q Sheep, Calf, Steer Riding
$10 Unlimited Riding sePtember 19 gAnAdo, AZ Q Flag Ceremony Q Kiddies Squirt

Native Art Auction Q Dummy Roping Q Variety Show


Tequila Tasting, Beer Garden & Entertainment Hubbell Trading Post Q Dog Show Q Vendors and More
For more information contact Superior Chamber of Commerce COUPON
$1.00 OFF Admission Preview 9-11 am, Auction at Noon DST Q Ice Cream Social
520-689-0200 with this Coupon July 31st and August 1st
928.688.2777
www.superiorarizonachamber.org www.rbburnhamtrading.com www.eagar.com • 928-333-4128 ext. 223
July 2009 www.aztourist.com Statewide AZ • Page 5

Destination August Events


AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF AUG 12-16 GALLUP, NM AUG 22 FLAGSTAFF
60th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture 88th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Arizona Rough Riders Sonoita Vineyards Augustfest
Museum of Northern AZ - 70+ artists create Red Rock State Park & downtown - 50 tribes Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living history AUG 1-2 ELGIN
innovative expressions of traditional art forms: weav- from US & Canada, dances, contest Pow Wow, presentation brings Spanish American War era to life,
ers, potters, basket makers, jewelers, painters. Enjoy parades, rodeo, juried Indian art show, village artists authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 Annual
music, dances, storytelling & art demonstrations, market. 505-863-3896 yr old weapons, 10a-4p, FREE adm. 928-779-4395 celebration of
$7-$4, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213
AUG 14-15 WILLIAMS AUG 28-29 HOLBROOK the harvest.
AUG 1-2 ELGIN 13th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In Old West Days Celebration $15 admission
Sonoita Vineyards Augustfest Go back in time and enjoy the 1950s again on Route Fri: Barrel races, Hashknife Stampede Rodeo, 5-11p. (no reserva-
3 mi S of Elgin on Elgin-Canelo Rd - Celebrate the 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies for various classes. Sat: Bucket of Blood races, pancake b’fast, chili coo- tions required) includes souvenir wine
Harvest. Wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery & 800-863-0546 koff, parade 10a, battle of bands, more barrel races & glass, tasting of current releases, wine &
vineyard tours, live music, dancing, grape stomping rodeo, fireworks, dance.
AUG 14-15 PAYSON 928-524-1682, 602-758-1127 food pairings (select 3), winery tours, vine-
contest. Lunch may be purchased on site from 2 local
restaurants. 10a-4p, $10 adm. 520-455-5893 Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Triple 7 yard tours on tractor-drawn trailer, grape
Midnight Mechanical Rodeo AUG 28-30 PRESCOTT stomping (1:30 pm), live music & dancing.
AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF This will be one buckin’ event! Prizes for indiv. events Prescott Jazz Summit 10 am - 4 pm.
Flagstaff Fine Art & Fine Craft Show including mechanical bull, an all around Cowboy/ Various venues - Concerts, workshops and dining to Lunch may be purchased from local
Wheeler Park, Aspen & Humphrey (Hwy. 180), Cowgirl awarded both nights. Brandon Shepard and music. Benefits music education. Adm: all concerts restaurants including a complimentary
downtown - Featuring unusual & decorative Rodeo Ruckus will entertain Fri. & Sam Morrison badge $70, Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch $40, indiv.
handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free Tribute to Bob Seger on Sat. 800-777-PLAY concerts $25. 928-771-1268, www.prescottjazz.com glass of wine. Horseback rides (on site) and
admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 trail ride packages (reservation needed) are
AUG 14-15 SURPRISE AUG 29 VALLE-WILLIAMS available from Arizona Horseback Experi-
AUG 5-9 SIERRA VISTA Italian American Festival 5th Annual Thunder Over the Coconino ence. 520-455-5696
Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave - Valle Airport, intersection of Hwy 64 & Hwy 180 - This is the second of three annual
Windemere Hotel & Conference Center - Exhibits, Live music, Italian food and wine, wine-tasting and Homebuilt, warbird & antique airplane fly-in, car
festivals at Sonoita Vineyards. The third
vendors, seminars, workshops and field trips to the more. 623-556-4810 show, antique tractors, kids activities, pancake b’fast,
top birding places in SE Arizona. 520-678-8237 8a-4p, adm $12, kids $6, family $30. 928-635-5280 is our St. Martin’s New Release Festival
AUG 15 ALPINE on Saturday, November 7. The Winery/
AUG 6 KINGMAN 14th Annual Alpine Chili Cook-Off AUG 29-30 PHOENIX Tasting Room is open daily from 10 am - 4
31st Annual Mighty Mud Mania and Float In Movie Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned w/awards includ- 18th Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair pm (except major holidays). Private tours,
Fireman’s Park - Mud obstacle course, begins 10a, ing People’s Choice Chili, also BBQ pork loin contest El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, be- tastings, luncheons or special events in our
FREE adm. Prizes for winners in all age divisions, & SPAM contest, entertainment, raffle, $3 tasting hind Frito-Lay - 60+ arts & crafts vendors, $8 meal:
cup, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 hotdog or hamburger, corn on the cob & tea or coffee Vintage Room may be arranged.
boys & girls. Followed by Float In Movie at Centen-
nial Pool at dusk, adm $2 /18 & up, $1 /17 & under. (served 11a-3p), fair 10a-4p. Net proceeds from this Take Hwy 83 south from I-10. The win-
928-757-7919 AUG 15-16 KINGMAN event are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Pay- ery is located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290
Hualapai Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair ments are not deductible as charitable contributions. Elgin-Canelo Road, 85611.
AUG 7-9 TOMBSTONE Hualapai Mountain Resort - Arts & crafts vendors, 602-231-0300
Vigilante Days food and beverages, live music, no adm fee, 9-5. 520-455-5893
Allen St - Honors Tombstone’s unique heritage. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mountains.
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19th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass
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Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Great bands, Gospel mu- 7p, Sun 11a, please bring own chairs. Fun run/walk, AUG 15-16 FREDONIA / PIPE
sic, children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. fishing derby, So. Paiute Juried Art Show, free feast & SPRINGS
Campers - reserve spot w/chamber. Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. more. FREE ADMISSION.
$15 at the gate, 12 & under free. 800-573-4031 928-643-7245/928-643-8313 Kaibab Paiute Reserva-
AUG 8-9 PRESCOTT AUG 15-16 SEDONA tion - Public invited!
59th Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Registration Aug. 15
Courthouse Plaza - 100+ of the finest artisans from Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from at 11 am, Grand Entry
around the West show and sell their work, also artist about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photogra- on Saturday 1 pm and
demonstrations, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p, free adm. phy, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 7 pm and on Sunday at
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AUG 12-16 PAYSON AUG 15-16 ZUNI, NM Taite Honadick; AD, Nick Brokeshoulder;
125th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Zuni Cultural Arts Expo Host Northern Drum, Red Creek Singers.
Multi-Event Center - Wed. Ranch Rodeo, 7p, $6. Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 - Zuni Drum Contest, So. Paiute Hand Drum
Thurs. WPRA (Women’s) rodeo, 7p, $6. Fri-Sun. arts market emphasizing authenticity, including tra- Contest, Open Round Dance, Hand Drum
PRCA rodeo - bull riding, calf roping, barrel rac- ditional dances, demonstrations, 10a -5p, free adm. Contest and family sponsored contest
ing & more. Adults $14, kids $7.50 online; at gate 505-782-7238
$18/10. Fri 7p, Sat 1 & 7p, Sun 1p, parade Sat 9a. specials.
928-474-4515, 800-6PAYSON AUG 20 TUCSON More Events: 5K Fun Run/Walk (reg-
Tucson’s 234th Birthday Celebration ister Saturday at 6 am) in front of Mobil
DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every El Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson, corner of 60th Annual Navajo Festival Station. Fishing Derby open to all who love
effort to verify that the information on events we Washington & Church - American, Spanish, Mexi- Saturday, Aug 1 and Sunday, Aug 2 to fish (reg @ 6:00 am). All other activity
print is accurate. However, details can change up can, Confederate, Tohono O’Odham, Pascua Yaqui & registration open @ 8 am - Horseshoes, 14
to the last minute. We advise that you call and State of AZ flag ceremony incl patriotic music, period
costumes encouraged, 8a. 520-791-4213 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • 928/774-5213 • musnaz.org & up 3-on-3 Basketball Contest, So. Paiute
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Destination September Events


SEP 4-7 FLAGSTAFF SEP 12-13 KINGMAN
60th Coconino County Fair - Party Till the Cows Kingman Street Drags VI
Come Home Beale Street - World’s largest legal street drags! From
Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 Exit 337 (Fort street cars to funny cars & burnout contests. Be a
Tuthill County Park) - Entertainment incl perform- participant or be a spectator, but don’t miss it! Sat Museum of Northern Arizona Biosphere 2
ing arts on stages, 4-H livestock show and auction, 10a-8p w/ street dance 8p, Su times TBD. 3101 N. Fort Valley Road The University of Arizona
exhibits, carnival & more. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; 866-427-7866 928-774-5213, www.musnaz.org Where science lives.
adm: $8 / $5, Family Pass $25, parking $5. Now celebrating its 80th year, MNA is one of the great 520-838-6200, www.B2science.com
928-679-8000 SEP 17-20 GLOBE regional museums of our world. It evokes the very
Gila County Fair spirit of the Colorado Plateau and serves as a gateway 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker
to understanding this unique area. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 96.5. Guided tours, snacks, gift shop.
SEP 5 TAYLOR Gila County Fairgrounds - Featuring the Ameri- p.m. Adm: $7-4. 3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff.
Sweet Corn Festival can Veterans Traveling Tribute, also 4-H activities,
Parade, BBQ, arts & crafts, dances. A celebration of exhibits, entertainment, carnival, livestock auction. FLAGSTAFF ORACLE
Taylor farmers’ main crop: sweet corn! Free adm. Adm $5/carload, 10a-10p. 3 mi. N of Globe on Hwy
928-536-7366 60. RV park on grounds. 800-804-5623

SEP 5 WICKENBURG SEP 18-20 SCOTTSDALE


21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre El Zaribah Shrine Circus
Historic downtown - Folklorico dancers, maria- WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd - Circus performanc-
chi groups, salsa and margarita contests, outdoor es, elephant & pony rides avail for kids. Fri. 6:30p. Dolly Steamboat Besh-Ba-Gowah
mercado, food and beverage cantina, historic photo Sat-Sun. 11a, 3p & 6:30p. Tickets $15, under 12 free 480-827-9144
Archaeological Park
www.dollysteamboat.com
150 N. Pine St.,
exhibits, free adm, 11a-6p. 800-942-5242, www. w/adult. Net proceeds benefit El Zaribah Shriners. 928-425-0320
wickenburgchamber.com Payments are not deductible as charitable contribu- Cruises on Canyon Lake, open all year 7 days a week. Offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado cul-
tions. 480-946-3696 Enjoy narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises ture. Walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old
SEP 5-6 WILLIAMS and private charters. Wheelchair assessable. 16 miles pueblo and visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3, 65 &
Labor Day Parade & Rodeo SEP 18-20 CHANDLER Northeast of Apache Junction on SR 88. over - $2, under 12 free.
Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds - Arizona Junior Rodeo 3rd Annual Kokopelli Bluegrass Festival
APACHE JUNCTION GLOBE
Assoc. rodeo, fun for the whole family. Also parade Bistro@Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Great
on Sat at 11a, dances and plenty of live entertainment Bluegrass music, Bluegrass states’ food specialties
in downtown Williams. 928-635-1418, 800-863-0546 and wines. $10 incl’s 6 tasting tickets/ souvenir wine
glass, free to non-drinkers. 480-792-6927
SEP 5-7 SONOITA
94th Annual Labor Day Rodeo SEP 19 GANADO
Fairgrounds - Exciting rodeo action with bulls, Native American Art Auction
broncs and more, 2p daily, adm $10 adults, $5 ages Hubbell Trading Post - 400+ items incl weav- Meteor Crater National Geographic
5-12, 4 & under free. Also steak fry ($) & rodeo ings, Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. 800-289-5898 Visitor Center (IMAX)
www.meteorcrater.com 928-638-2468 | explorethecanyon.com
dance (free). 520-455-5553 Preview 9a-11a, auction noon, daylight savings time.
550 ft. deep, nearly 1 mile across! Many interactive
Also outdoor market. Free adm. 928-755-3475 displays and exhibits, big screen theater, gift shop, IMAX Theater, interpretive presentations & exhibits;
SEP 5-7 SEDONA guided rim trail tours (weather permitting) 9:15 - 2:15. FREE maps, National Geographic Store, AZ Office of
Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale SEP 19-20 OVERGAARD Admission fee (seasonal hours). Between Flagstaff and Tourism, Explorer’s Café, and more!
Sedona Main Street District - Music, entertainment, 22nd Annual Oktoberfest Winslow on I-40, 6 miles south off exit 233.
kids activities, sidewalk sales and food booths along Bison Ranch, Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food vendors, FLAGSTAFF GRAND CANYON
Hwy 89A & Hwy 179, Noon-9p. 928-204-2390 entertainment, beer garden, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-3p,
free adm, $5 donation for parking. 928-535-5777
SEP 5-7 PINETOP
Fine Arts & Crafts Festival SEP 25-26 WINSLOW
Charlie Clark’s Steak House (in the Orchard), 1701 E 11th Annual “Standin’ On The Corner” Festival
White Mountain Blvd - Labor Day Weekend, featur- Famous “Eagles” corner - Food, crafts, vendors
ing unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat open 9a. Beer garden, entertainment. Sat. auction Out of Africa Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
& Sun 9-5 & Mon 9-4. Free admission & parking. 11:30a w/ lots of great items. Fri. eve: Mogollon; 2021 N. Kinney Rd.
4020 N. Cherry Rd.
602-789-7222 Sat. eve: Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles.” 928-567-2840, outofafricapark.com 520-883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org
Other bands incl 74th Street Band, Hack & the 57’s. 21 acres with some 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds
SEP 9-12 ST. JOHNS Authentic African Safari Tours. Feed giraffe, zebra and
928-289-3434 more aboard Safari vehicles. Take a Tram or walk for of plants. Includes hummingbirds, javelinas and coy-
Apache County Fair closeup encounters of lions, tigers, bears and other large otes, bird of prey shows (seasonal). Open daily. Call for
Apache County Fairgrounds - Carnival, Horse Show, SEP 25-27 PINETOP-LAKESIDE predators. 3 miles west of I-17 on Hwy 260. seasonal hours & prices
Mutt Show, 4-H, horse racing, crafts, entertainment 34th Annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show
& more, food and fun for the whole family. Free Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex - 100+ CAMP VERDE TUCSON
adm, except for racing. Wed-Fri 8a-9p, Sat 9a-5p. arts & crafts vendors, Fr 5-8p, Sa 9a-4p, Su 9a-4p,
928-245-0377 $2 adm, 12 & under free ( Free adm. Fri). Also this
weekend: Parade, Antique Show, Quilt Show,10K/2
SEP 12 PRESCOTT VALLEY mi Fun Run, Car Show. 800-573-4031, pineto-
World Arts Festival plakesidechamber.com
Civic Center, 7501 E Civic Cir - World music, fine art
show, ethnic food, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activi- SEP 26-27 KINGMAN Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum Trail Dust Town
ties, free adm, Saturday 10-7. 928-759-3027 Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA & Cowboy Hall of Fame 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Rodeo and Parade 150 N. Railroad Ave. 520-296-4551, www.traildusttown.com
520-384-4583, 877-234-4111
SEP 12 PAGE Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman www.rexallenmuseum.org Originally constructed as a movie set with old-fashioned
3rd Annual Blair’s Trading Post days, 39th annual parade on Sat at 10a (Beale St), Features the life of Rex Allen, Rex Allen, Jr., Willcox Cow- town square & gazebo. Enjoy a carousel, train, gold-panning,
Indian Art Auction rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on boy Hall of Fame, photo history of the Cowbelles, western stunt shows and Museum of the Horse Soldier. Pinnacle
Gun Smoke Saloon - Preview 11-12:30, Auction at Sat & Sun. 866-427-7866 stars. Gift shop. 10-4. Adm: $2 single, $3 couple, $5 family. Peak Steakhouse is Home of the Famous Cowboy Steak!
1p. www.blairstradingpost.com
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MAG Summer Art Festival


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8 & 9 from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and known, not only has a larger membership,
from 9 am - 4 pm on Sunday. but their guild building houses the Moun-
With 100 plus booths of painting, tain Artists Gallery open 7 days a week,
ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, weav- meeting rooms, workshop rooms, and a
ing and woodworking, the festival has resource library. Workshops instructed
something for every taste and pocketbook. by nationally known artists are held every
There are live art demonstrations daily month and are open to both members and
and also yummy food to enjoy. non-members. Northern Arizona Cities & Towns
Alpine Dinnehosto Kachina Village Overgaard
With the temperate mountain climate Two one-week art camps for young Ash Fork Eagar Kaibito Page
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Forest Lakes
Kayenta
Keams Canyon
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mature trees surrounding the plaza, it’s a age art and develop skills in young people. Bumble Bee Fort Apache Kirkland Petrified Forest Shungopavi
Cameron Fort Defiance Lake Montezuma Pinedale Skull Valley
wonderful destination for the whole fam- The Guild also sponsors a two-weekend Camp Verde Fredonia Leupp Pinetop-Lakeside Snowflake
ily. Besides the August show the guild also Carrizo Ganado Lower Greasewood Pinon Springerville
tri-city studio tour in the fall with over Cedar Ridge Grand Canyon Lukachukai Polacca Supai
puts on a spring show held annually on 60 artists at 20 studios. Chambers Village Lupton Prescott Taylor
Chilchinbito Gray Mountain Many Farms Prescott Valley Teec Nos Pos
Mothers Day weekend at the plaza. Chinle Greer Marble Canyon Red Rock Cove Tes Nez Iah
Chino Valley Happy Jack Mayer Rock Point The Gap
From their meager beginning in 1950 Don’t Miss This! Cibeque Heber McNary Rough Rock Tonalea
with 25 members meeting in a local store’s Clarkdale Hillside Mexican Water Round Rock Tsaile
JUL 24-25 PRESCOTT Clay Springs Holbrook Moenkopi St. Johns Tuba City
back room to the 300 plus members today, 11th Annual Indian Art &
Concho Hotevilla Mormon Lake Saint Michaels Tusayan
Congress Houck Mountainaire Sanders Vernon
the goal has always been the promotion Navajo Rug Auctions Cottonwood Humboldt Munds Park Sawmill Williams
and education of the arts. Since the mid Smoki Museum - Fri. sale of pottery, bas- Cow Springs
Crown King
Indian Wells
Iron Springs
Navajo
Nazlini
Second Mesa
Sedona
Window Rock
Winslow
1990’s a portion of guild proceeds goes to kets, jewelry, etc. Preview 1-4p, auction Desert View Jacob Lake North Rim Seligman Woodruff
Dewey Jerome Nutrioso Shonto Yarnell
their scholarship fund, which provides 5p. Preview of rugs Sat. 9a-noon, auction Dilkon Joseph City
scholarships to graduating high school 1p, free adm. 928-445-1230

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Antique Shopping in the White Mountains JUL 10 PINETOP
Native American Art Festival Pre-Show
Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins,
Springerville Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases
by Peter Judge Harvest Moon Antiques: 928-367-6973
the Native American Art Festival’s premier
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servatory and natural staircase. Museum White Mountains is a hobby unto valuable resource for finding the shops bar, 6-9p. Tickets $15 advance, $20 door.
features archaeological treasures from 928-367-4290
itself. With over twenty antique and will save the time of looking on the
the ruins and a historical pioneer section.
Open 7 days a week, 8a-4p, tours of the
shops to choose from, the inventory of side streets. Keep in mind that most of JUL 11-12 PINETOP
ruins are daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 these shops is as unique and diverse as the shops cater to the weekend visitor 22nd Native American Art Festival
the owners themselves. I never hesitate and might not be open during the week. Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds
Historic Home Tour, Snowflake to ask the owner if there is something I All together the antique stores in this - Native American arts & crafts, demos,
Walking Tour of homes on the National do not see, and this usually leads me to a region can accommodate an amazing music, Native American food, 9a-4p, $5 at
Historic Register. Visitors can tour the the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031
suggestion of a shop that has or may have day of shopping. I usually start with the
Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memorial what I’m looking for.
Home and the Smith Memorial Home. store furthest from me and work my way JUL 17-18 SNOWFLAKE
Tours available daily Mon.-Sat. or by appt., Many of the shops in the White back to the hotel, so that when my shop- Snowflake Pioneer Days Celebration
donations accepted. 928-536-4881 Mountain region are found on Highway ping is done, I am home. I also find that Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, rodeo,
260 between Heber and Eagar, with a this lowers my gas cost. BBQ, dances, 10K run, softball & golf tour-
Hon-Dah Resort Casino, few located in Snowflake and Springer- Shopping for antiques in this region naments, historic home tours, fireworks.
Pinetop-Lakeside ville. For times/locations: 928-536-4331
is especially great if you are looking for
128 well appointed king and queen rooms, The antique shops in the White
an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and
vintage Native American baskets, pot- JUL 22-25 ST. JOHNS
the Indian Pine Restaurant. Also Las Mountains have printed a directory of tery, jewelry, rugs and more. Located a Annual Pioneer Days
Vegas-style entertainment in The Timbers businesses along with a map. This can short drive from the White Mountain Parade, basketball tournaments, storytell-
Lounge and exciting gaming with 500 be picked up at a number of locations Apache and Navajo reservations, this ing, dances each night, campfire circle,
slots and unlimited progressive jackpots, including at Harvest Moon Antiques could be an excellent opportunity to find rodeo, free ice cream social, BBQ.
live Poker and live Blackjack. 800-929-8744 between Pinetop and Lakeside (look for 928-337-2000
that special something for your home.
the tipis) and Outhouse Antiques, 182 Whether you’re looking for a Babe JUL 24-26 SHOW LOW
Lyman Lake State Park
One of the few permanent water skiing
W. White Mountain Blvd. This is a very Ruth baseball bat, an old wagon to go in White Mountains Roundup - Cowboy
slalom courses in the state plus fishing, front of your cabin, or a Victorian buffet Poetry, Music & Art
camping, hiking. A pontoon boat ride for your dining room, there is bound to Show Low School District Auditorium &
across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph be a shop that has what you need. campus - Juried art show, vendors, per-
Trail. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns formances from national storytellers and
on US 191. 928-337-4441 Cowboy poets. 1-866-532-4070
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Aguila
Ahwatukee
Apache Junction
El Mirage
Eloy
Florence
Kearny
Mammoth
Maricopa
Payson
Peoria
Peridot
Scottsdale
Sentinel
Strawberry
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
Arizona City Florence Mesa Phoenix Sun City Exploring Salado Culture in Globe
Black Canyon City Junction Miami Picacho Sun City West
Buckeye Fountain Hills Mobile Pine Superior The earliest residents of 928-425-0320
Carefree Friendly Corner Morristown Punkin Center Surprise
Casa Grande Gila Bend New River Queen Creek Tempe the Globe area were the Ho-

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Chandler Glendale Palo Verde Rio Verde Wickenburg A.D. 900. After several hundred years, There is also an excellent museum at
Chuichu Globe Paloma San Carlos Winkelman this culture was replaced by that of an- the park where you can watch a video
Circle City Goodyear Paradise Valley San Manuel Wintersburg
Claypool Hayden Wittman other group known as the Salado Indians. explaining the life of this past civilization.
Coolidge Inspiration Young In the 1200’s they built several pueblos Then enjoy a walk through the exhibits of
Dudleyville Kaka along the banks of Pinal Creek. pottery, clothing, jewelry, tools and other
Shortly after 1400 the pueblos were artifacts found there. The museum’s col-
CENTRAL AZ abandoned and the civilization of the lection of Salado pottery is the world’s
CITIES & TOWNS Salado people mysteriously disappeared. largest! It is interesting to note that trad-
The area remained uninhabited until the ing was widespread - jewelry was found
Apache people made it their homeland made of shells from the Pacific Ocean and
sometime after A.D. 1600. The name Gulf of Mexico.
Besh-Ba-Gowah comes from the Apache Directions: To find Besh-Ba-Gowah
language and translates to English as from Phoenix follow U.S. Hwy 60 to
“place of metal.” Globe, turn left onto Broad Street. Make
At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park a right turn onto Jess Hayes Road and the
on the outskirts of present day Globe you Park is on the right. From Tucson turn left
can walk within the restored rooms of off Hwy 60 onto Hill St, then right onto
one such Salado pueblo. The pueblo was Broad St. and immediate left off Broad to
built in stories. Many of the ground floor Jess Hayes Rd.
rooms were used for storage as upper levels The park and museum are open 9 am to
were added for living areas. 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christ-
Climb the re-created ladder and enter a mas and New Year’s Day). Special pro-
typical second story room in the same way grams are offered periodically on excava-
as the ancient Salado did. You will find tion and history of the site. See the ad on
this page for a discounted admission.
CALENDAR
JUL 17-18 CHANDLER
The Peralta Stone Maps
Latin Rhythms Festival New Exhibit at Superstition Mountain Museum
Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St
- Latin food, drinks & Latin music. Chihua- The stories of their discov- 480-983-4888
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480-792 6927 as varied as the legends of the Lost other stories, all eventually conclude
Dutchman Gold Mine itself. One ver- that they came into the possession of
JUL 25 SUPERIOR sion is that the maps were discovered and the Flagg Foundation. What these stone
BESH•BA•GOWAH La Noche de Vaquero
Tequila Tasting, beer garden, entertain-
dug up by Travis Tumlinson in l949, on
a small hill above the Fish Creek Bridge.
maps purport to depict are what one
chooses to interpret. Do the maps lead to
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK ment, Wild West Water Corral w/water slide
($10 unlimited rides), Concert “Mogollon” He then used the stone maps to search for 18 gold mines in the Superstitions? Are
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN 8:30p ($10 presale, $15 door), more. 4p- what he believed to be a group of Spanish they directions to gold mine sites or hid-
14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed 1:30a. 520-689-0200 mines. den treasures?
Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Another story is that they were stolen Indeed, some analysts and treasure
AUG 29-30 PHOENIX by two Mexican nationals from the base- seekers believe the maps describe areas in
Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped
Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement 18th Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & ment of a church in Arispa, Mexico, and New Mexico, Texas or Old Mexico.
• Located just outside of Globe Crafts Fair The secrets revealed, like beauty, lie in
taken to Texas where they were sold to
928-425-0320 El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th
St, behind Frito-Lay - 60+ arts & crafts ven- Travis Tumlinson, who brought them to
Arizona. Tumlinson believed they showed
the eyes of the beholder. What do YOU
think?
dors, $8 meal: hotdog or hamburger, corn
on the cob & tea or coffee (served 11a-3p), a route to the Peralta mines or treasure Superstition Mountain Historical Soci-
fair 10a-4p. Net proceeds from this event troves in the Superstition Mountains. ety acknowledges and expresses apprecia-
are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. tion to the A.L. Flagg Foundation, which
Payments are not deductible as charitable is now The Arizona Mineral and Mining
contributions. 602-231-0300
Museum Foundation, for lending these
SEP 5 WICKENBURG original stone maps to us for our patrons
25% OFF with Coupon
21st Annual Fiesta de Septiembre and all interested parties to view, study
800-942-5242 and enjoy.
The Superstition Mountain Museum is
located at 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache
27500 N. Alma School Parkway Junction, AZ 85219. Hours: 9-4 daily.
Adm: $5 adults, $4 seniors 55 & over,
Scottsdale, AZ under 17 free with adult.

(480) 585-7277
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Lodging, Dining Stay Cool this Summer in Mesa Beat the Heat
Play Indoors or Explore after Sunset Be a Water Baby!
& Activity Guide It’s that time of year 480-827-4700, There are four lakes near Mesa to keep
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G time when residents crank up the Usery Mountain Park in East Mesa ski, power drive a speedboat or dream
Arizona Museum of Natural History of catching a really big fish, you’ll find
53 N. MacDonald St. A/C, pour on the sunscreen, fight for offers guided evening nature hikes and
480-644-2230 the closest parking spot and get creative walks throughout the summer. 3939 N. nearby Apache, Canyon, Saguaro and
www.azmnh.org about how to best avoid the heat. Usery Pass Road, 480-384-0032 Roosevelt lakes perfect spots to enjoy
Set sail on the Dolly Steamboat at your favorite sport. This chain of lakes
But few realize there are ample ways to awaits you with full marinas to meet all
Arizona Museum for Youth Canyon Lake and watch Arizona’s night
35 N. Robson St. keep cool this summer in Mesa. Plan to your needs for cool outdoor recreation.
480-644-2468 escape the sun at indoor attractions, or stars twinkle on the water. This summer
www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com become a night owl and explore the town take in either a Twilight Dinner Cruise Canyon Lake
after sunset. Get ready to play tourist or a popular Twilight Astronomy Cruise. Reservoir lake with awesome scenery
Arizona Wing of the Commemorative right here in southern Arizona! Offering an exciting alternative to dining as it twists and turns for about 10 miles
Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd., 85215 You can cool off but still work up a in the Phoenix area, entrees are served through a magnificent gorge. Summary:
480-924-1940 sweat taking it all in at Amazing Jake’s buffet style and vary by night. Guests can designated swimming area, boat ramps,
www.arizonawingcaf.com Food & Fun. This 90,000-square-foot also bring their own libations on board. three recreation sites open year round
center features an all -you-can-eat buf- Call for dates, details and pricing. 480- at no charge, great fishing and the Dolly
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater-West 827-9144, www.dollysteamboat.com Steamboat, a replica of an early Ameri-
5247 E. Brown Rd. fet, 12 bowling lanes, indoor go-karts, can double-decker sternwheeler riverboat
480-325-6700 bumper karts, laser tag, children’s rides And don’t forget about summer savings with 90-minute narrated nature tour or a
www.broadwayp- and a slew of video games to keep kids at Mesa hotels, resorts and attractions. Twilight Dinner Cruise.
almwest.com and adults smiling. 1830 E. Baseline Rd., Arizonans are encouraged to pack their Canyon Lake Marina: 480-288-9233
480-926-7499 bags and save gas by booking a vacation
Dolly Steamboat
Canyon Lake/ Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical close to home. With hotel rates up to Saguaro Lake
Apache Junction Garden are offered Thursdays and Satur- 50% off what you’d pay in high season, One of six Salt River Project lakes created
480-827-9144 days from 7-9 pm, June through August. it’s easy to save this summer and enjoy by Mountain Dam. Summary: Boat rent-
www.dollysteam- Free with admission, flashlight tours are lazy days of lounging poolside and taking als with your choice of pontoons, single
boat.com in all that Mesa has to offer. or double kayaks, canoes, fishing boats
a perfect way to experience the desert en-
Dolly Steamboat For more summer vacation ideas and or runabouts, full marine services, great
vironment at night complete with desert
Lodging wildlife such as nighthawks, tortoises, in- to take advantage of the Mesa Money sav-
fishing.
Saguaro Lake Marina: 480-986-5546
sects and night-blooming flowers. Guests ings program, contact the Mesa Conven-
Homestead Village
1920 W. Isabella must bring their own flashlight. 480-941- tion & Visitors Bureau. Roosevelt Lake
480-752-2266 1225, www.dbg.org Once the largest man-made lake in the
www.homesteadhotels.com world, it covers 26 square miles. Sum-
I Love This Bar And Grill In Mesa
mary: windsurfing, boating, fishing and
Windemere Hotel Singer/songwriter Toby Keith has officially opened his new 20,000 square foot restaurant and
water skiing, beautiful beaches. New,
5750 E. Main St. bar named after his hit song “I Love this Bar.” The restaurant provides live music and dancing;
480-985-3600 state-of-the art marina with boat rentals,
50 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events; “Toby,” a mechanical bull; and home-cooked
www.resortmesa.com a ship store, wet slips and dry storage.
Southern style fare with friends. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the 85-foot guitar-shaped
Also fish cleaning station, picnic areas,
bar. Location: the theater district at Mesa Riverview, 1065 North Dobson Road.
restrooms, boating ramp, camping and
Restaurants 480-844-TOBY (8629)
stocked fish.
Landmark Restaurant Roosevelt Lake Marina: 928-467-2245
809 W. Main St.
480-962-4652 Apache Lake
Quieter and more remote with unpaved
Matta’s Mexican Food access road. Summary: boating, water
1105 N. Higley Rd. skiing, swimming, bass fishing. Marina
480-655-8646 with a motel, gas station, restaurant,
THE REAL ARIZONA — CANYON LAKE picnic supplies, RV and camper hookups,
RV Resorts boat ramp and dock. Surrounded by the
This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is Tonto National Forest with campgrounds
Good Life RV Resort and picnic areas.
3403 E. Main St. consistently rated one of the “Best Things
480-832-4990, 800-999-4990 to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona Apache Lake Marina
www.goodliferv.com & Resort: 928-467-2511
attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Towerpoint Resort Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale,
4860 East Main and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature
480-832-4996, 800-444-4996 Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.
www.towerpointresort.com

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Family Summer Fun
It’s “Two Cool” in Cochise County!
Ajo Eden Morenci Sells Tombstone
Amado Elfrida Mt. Lemmon Sierra Vista Tubac When it comes to escaping Cochise County Tourism Council:
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Blue Fort Thomas Patagonia Sunizona Willcox More and more Arizonans are waking inspiring experience neither you nor your
Bowie Franklin Pearce Sunsites
Bylas Geronimo Pima Swift Trail up to the fact that Flagstaff and Sedona children will ever forget at Kartchner
Carmen Green Valley Pisinimo Junction (as great as they are!) don’t have a corner Caverns State Park. Hidden beneath the
Catalina Hannagan Pomerene Topawa Hannagan Meadow Blue on cool. Increasingly, valley and desert Whetstone Mountains, the caverns’ sub-

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Cochise Huachuca City Safford GRAHAM
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Comobabi Kansas Sahuarita Bylas
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Attraction Guide Biosphere 2 is “Man-Made Wonder” Tucson Tidbits


Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Life Books’ List of Must-See Marvels The Tucson Botanical Gardens opens
2021 N. Kinney Rd., 85743 on Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm for Twi-
520-883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org By La Monica Everett-Haynes, Tour info: 520-838-6200 light Thursdays and live, all-ages entertain-
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na’s Biosphere 2 as one of the “50 Must- 2, constructed between 1988 and 1991, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s
Musselman Honda Circuit is much younger than many of the other Summer Saturday Evenings give visitors
See Natural and Man-made Marvels.” a chance to tour the museum at night,
11800 S. Harrison Rd. The “Wonders of the World” edition notables.
520-245-5278 when many of the animals are at their most
lists the UA-managed science and educa- “This is a very unique facility and, espe- active. Each Saturday through August 29 ;
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Tucson Museum of Art United States to be honored in the book. it’s become an ideal place to do science and www.visitTucson.org
140 N. Main, 85701 “It’s really humbling and exciting news address scientific grand challenges facing Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit
520-624-2333 at the same time to be included in the our world today,” Hijazi said. July 17 - August 15 at the Arizona State
www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org
company of such iconic structures,” said The UA, under the direction of the Col- Museum, “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers,
Hassan Hijazi, director of external affairs lege of Science, began managing the facility Our Heroes” traces the story of the famed
The University of Arizona Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. The
Biosphere 2 for the 34.5-acre Biosphere 2 campus. during the summer of 2007.
20 minutes north of Tucson exhibit features photographs; facsimiles
Other man-made wonders Life Books At that time, the University’s incentive of original, military WW II documents; a
on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 was to revive the once-dormant facility
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Opera House and the National Stadium by expanding educational programs and classified) Navajo Code itself. 520-621-6302
in Beijing. exhibitions while also introducing a broad
Outside of Tucson, the next nearest range of scientific experiments meant to en-
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Francisco, Calif. Other U.S.-based man- and climate change.
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Serengeti in Africa, the Rock of Gibraltar, Travis Huxman, the director of Biosphere 2.
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Blue Waters Beckon


Lake Havasu: Arizona’s Playground
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all of Arizona, and one of the only in everything from a personal water craft to
the region, that resides on the shores of a fully furnished houseboats.
major lake. One of Lake Havasu’s most popular
While many lakes in southern Cali- hangouts is the Bridgewater channel at
fornia are under heavy restrictions, Lake the world famous London Bridge. Vari-
Havasu is free from such limitations. ous shops and restaurants offer every-
Boaters are free to run the entire 45 miles thing from swimwear to snacks. Two of
of the lake, and can even run to nearby the city’s most scenic and verdant parks
are here as well, London Bridge Beach
Colorado Laughlin, up the Colorado River for a
scenic and fun day trip. and Rotary Park.
Fishing is very popular on Lake
River Region Because Lake Havasu City is such a
popular boating destination, the city is Havasu, as large and small mouth bass as
Cities & Towns geared towards the boater lifestyle. Boat
parking is ample at local hotels. Two ho-
well as striper are very active during the
summer months. A multimillion dollar
Blythe, CA Oatman tels actually let you leave the boat in the fisheries program has turned the lake
water: the London Bridge Resort and The into one of the west’s top sport fishing
Bouse Parker destinations.
Nautical Beachfront Resort.
Bullhead City Peach Springs Lake Havasu City is a smart choice Off the water, Lake Havasu is home to
Chloride Poston budget wise as well, as prices for just a thriving nightlife. A host of nightclubs,
about everything are at the lowest they’ve bars and restaurants cater to every pos-
Cibola Quartzsite sible taste, while two theatre companies
been in years. Hotels are offering attrac-
Colorado City, CO Riviera tive specials, restaurants are advertising stage regular productions at a pair of
Dateland Roll discounts on dining, and the shopping performing art centers. And everything
Dolan Springs Salome centers are promoting discounted goods. is located just minutes from any hotel in
town.
Ehrenberg San Luis
Fort Mohave
Gadsden
Somerton
Tacna Yuma, Arizona
Hackberry Temple Bar Come to Play...Come to Stay!
Kaibab Topock Yuma, AZ will draw you 800-293-0071
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Lake Havasu City Wellton
by Money Magazine, as having the Arizona. For more of Yuma’s past, check
Laughlin, NV Wenden best year-round weather by The Farmer’s out the Yuma Territorial Prison State
Littlefield Wickieup Almanac, and as the 7th best golfing city Park and Century House Museum. Enjoy
Martinez Lake Willow Beach in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, it is no won- fishing, hunting, bird-watching, dinner
der that many of Yuma’s visitors one day cruises, golf, tennis, wonderful lodging
Mesquite Winterhaven return for good. and fabulous restaurants.
Moccasin Yucca Head to downtown Yuma for boutiques,
Needles, CA Yuma the Historic Yuma Theatre, and Lutes

Yuma Lodging, Dining & Activity Guide


Activities Lodging
Check Out These Colorado River Towns GreenGo Pedicab LLC Clarion Suites Yuma
Bullhead City Chloride Yuma Wetlands Tour 2600 S. 4th Ave.
Originally known as Hardyville, the Oldest continuously inhabited mining 10716 E. 36th Street 928-726-4830, 866-SEE-YUMA
town grew up to support the construction of town in AZ, antique and gift shops, see old 928-580-2178 www.clarionyuma.com
Davis Dam. Colorado River Museum, water miners’ cabins and original two-cell jail, www.greengopedicab.com
sports, Nevada casinos just across the river, gunfights every Saturday. ATV, mountain Quality Inn Airport
scenic Black Mountains nearby. bike and hiking trails, rockhounding, The Peanut Patch 928-726-4721
Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457 famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.” 4322 E. County 13th St. 711 E. 32nd St.
928-726-6292, 800-872-7688 www.choicehotels.com/Hotel/AZ197
Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman.
Kingman Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888
Heart of Route 66 (longest original
Yuma River Tours
1920 S. Arizona Ave.
Restaurants
stretch of the Mother Road runs through Yuma 928-783-4400 Nestle Toll House Cafe
downtown) with antique shops, the Route 66 Sited at a historic crossing point of the www.yumarivertours.com 1325 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Suite B-1
Museum, Bonelli House, Mohave Museum Colorado River. Explore Century House Mu- 928-783-8300, www.nestlecafe.com
of History & Art. Recreation at nearby seum and the Yuma Territorial Prison. Enjoy Silver Bullet Motorsports
Hualapai Mountain Park plus two 18-hole a date shake while touring a nearby medjool Trail Rides of Yuma Yuma Landing Restaurant and Lounge
championship golf courses. date plantation, rent a canoe or kayak and 2786 E. 16th Street 233 4th Ave.
928-344-2117 928-782-7427, www.yumalanding.com
Powerhouse Visitor Center: 866-427-7866 float down the river. www.silverbulletmotorsports.net
Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071
July 2009 www.aztourist.com Colorado River Region • Page 17

Take a Drive! Ya Just Gotta Be Here!


Parker, Arizona is located www.parkerareatourism.com
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‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve unique and affordable area offers or other watercraft!
The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and We offer a variety of restaurants,
serene wetland and backwater area of vacation atmosphere. shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife
the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 Parker is the perfect year-round preserves, a four-star golf course and
acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre vacation spot for all types of activities. THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam CALENDAR
park. The preserve offers a variety of Whether it’s watersports that include “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue
activities including hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, wakeboarding and per- Water Resort & Casino and, of course, July 11
hiking, canoeing and bird-watching. sonal watercraft or camping, off-roading, The Colorado River! KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament
golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over Make Parker, Arizona your next desti- (baseball golf)
There is a 4.6 mile fitness trail as well Fundraiser benefits a community organization.
as playground and picnic facilities. 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and nation, you’ll be glad you did!
‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is located motels to accommodate you along the September 6

Cool Your Jets...


just south of Four Corners on the Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament
Colorado River Indian Reservation. Fundraiser Benefits Rotary Scholarship
Directions: Go approximately three Program
miles south of Parker on Mohave at Hot Spots in Parker, Arizona! September 7
Road, turn west on Rodeo Road at the Wrap up your Summer on the River-Labor
PIRA Rodeo Grounds. Coming out for the week- 928-669-6511 Day Weekend!
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Poston Memorial Monument know about these great places. beginning Thanksgiving Weekend). They Mike Keevey Golf Tournament
This monument marks the site of Whether you cruise in a canoe, also serve sandwiches, beer and wine. Benefits the Town of Parker Community
the Poston War Relocation Center personal watercraft, jet boat 928-669-2681 Pool
where 17,867 persons of Japanese an- or pontoon, the Parker Strip In addition to its full-
cestry were interned during World War October 17
welcomes you. Hungry? service campground, Parker Rotary 60th Annual Rodeo State
II. The monument is located 11 miles Just pull up to a restaurant Buckskin Mountain State Finals
south of Parker on Mohave Road and and enjoy some great food Park includes a restaurant,
may be visited at any time during day- and hospitality at one of our arcade, boutique, conve- October 24
light hours. The history of the center is many river front establish- nience store and gas dock. Blue Water Resort & Casino 5th Annual
inscribed into the monument and at an 928 667-3231 300 Enduro Race
ments. You can only do that Speed boat competition
information kiosk. on this stretch of the river! Sandbar Resort at
928-669-2174 One of the popular float- Redrock features the October 24
Swansea Ghost Town ing eateries is The Road- “Shipwrecked Cafe and Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd
Swansea has been proclaimed as one runner Restaurant and Bar”, Home of the River Annual Chili Cookoff
Bar, open 7 days a week serving breakfast, Pirates. The restaurant is shaped like the Horseshoe competition, live music, ven-
of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Ari- dors, wakeboard demonstration and lots of
zona Highways Magazine. Take a day lunch and dinner. Weekly specials include front of a ship and offers a great variety of
fun on the river!
trip back in time and see the remains Taco Night on Monday and BBQ Ribs on food and a full bar. 928 667-3116
of what was once a bustling mining Saturday. 928-667-3373 Blue Water Resort & Casino is the November 7
community, complete with a “moving Another great choice is Foxes. This home of River Willows fine dining, The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 17th
picture house,” a post office and auto- floating Restaurant and Bar is open dur- Garden Grill, and Rivers Edge Cantina. Annual “Gong Show” Fundraiser
ing the week from 11 am to midnight and 164 boat slips available, just check in at Local Talent Show features singing, danc-
mobile dealership. Swansea is accessible ing and hilarious acts.
by two-wheel drive automobiles. The weekends 8 am to 2 am. Their specialties the Marina. 928 669-7000
ghost town can be reached by traveling are BBQ ribs and Alaskan King Crab All of these establishments can be ac- November 8
east out of Parker on Shea Road. There Legs. 928-667-3444 cessed by watercraft or land, which makes Blue Water Resort & Casino
is no charge to visit. For the best hamburgers on the river, the Parker Strip the most unique area of 9th Annual Triathlon
head to Badenoch’s Restaurant, open southern Arizona’s “West Coast”!
daily 7 am to 4 pm (closed for the winter

Lodging, Dining & Attractions Guide


Attractions KLPZ Radio - 1380AM Restaurants RV Resorts
928-669-9274
Buckskin Mountain State Park www.klpz1380.com Badenoch’s On The River Havasu Springs Resort
928-667-3231 Hwy 95 928-669-2681 2581 Hwy 95
928-667-3361
Emerald Canyon Golf Course Retail Fox’s Floating Restaurant & Bar
7351 Riverside Dr. 6350 Riverside Dr. Roadrunner Resort RV
928-667-3366 Spanky’s RV & Marine Supply 928-667-3444 7000 Riverside Dr.
www.emeraldcanyongolf.com 1012 S. Joshua Ave. www.foxsresort.com 928-667-4252
928-669-1600

PARKER
The Best of
Arizona
928-669-6511 • www.parkerareatourism.com G R A N D C A N Y O N S TAT E
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Lodging, Dining & One of the “50 Best Places to Live”! CALENDAR
Attraction Guide Silver City, New Mexico JUL 10-AUG 9 COSTA MESA, CA
Orange County Fair
In 1870, a group of Ameri- 800-548-9378 Orange County Fair and Exposition Cen-
Attractions can prospectors discovered www.silvercity.org ter- Exhibits, food, entertainment, rides,

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P.O. Box 4030-NH475 Silver City was also named Best Small
the rush was on. In ten short months, 12a, adm $10/$5. 714-708-1500
Golden, CO Town New Mexico 2008 by the “Official
303-277-3880 the newly christened “Silver City” grew Best of”, a division of Media World USA, JUL 17-18 DUCK CREEK, UT
www.coors.com from a single cabin to over 80 buildings. an independent television and internet Duck Creek Days
Today we have over 10,000 residents and company that provides TV and web viewers Art, craft & food booths, games for
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument are surrounded by rugged natural beauty children and adults, the GREAT CHILI
Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM with the official best places to visit in each
and the Gila Wilderness. featured state. COOK-OFF (Sat), music and dancing in the
505-536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl
Silver City enjoys four mild seasons with evenings, drawing for a Polaris ATV (Sat).
Head this way on July 25-26 and take Fr noon-10p, Sa 9a-10p. 435-682-2690 or
Legoland California beautiful day and night skies. The area is part in Cowboy Days! In celebration of the
One Legoland Dr. 682-3330
a nature lover’s paradise. Hike or bike National Day of the American Cowboy,
Carlsbad, CA
760-918-5346 in the rolling Boston Hills, a reclaimed there will be various events, vendors and JUL 25-26 SILVER CITY, NM
www.legoland.com historic mining area overlooking the town, displays in Gough Park and other sites in Cowboy Days
or head to the Continental Divide Trail that Silver City. 575-534-0550 Gough Park and various sites - To celebrate
Santa Fe Southern Railway, Inc. ascends the Pinos Altos Mountains in the the National Day of the American Cowboy.
410 S. Guadalupe For more about Silver City, check our Various events, vendors and displays.
Santa Fe, NM
3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest. website or call the Silver City-Grant County 575-534-0550
505-989-8600, 888-989-8600 It’s no wonder Silver City has been C of C.
www.sfsr.com named in the 50 Best Places to Live: The JUL 24-26 SAN DIEGO, CA
Next Great Adventure Towns by “National Festival of the Bells at
Lodging Geographic Adventure Magazine”, Septem- 15% Mission San Diego de Alcala
ber 2008. They liken this friendly and af- OFF Old Town - Come and help celebrate the
Bear Creek Motel & Cabins fordable town to Santa Fe in its early days. 131 East Center Blanding Utah 84511 on Hwy. 191 founding of California’s first Mission. Bless-
88 Main St. Large Clean Rooms • Breakfast Included • WiFi ing of the bells, food, games, bands, raffles,
Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 435.678.3257 www.fourcornersinn.com much more. Free adm.
1-888-388-4515 www.missionsandiego.com
www.bearcreekcabins.com

Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses)


Spotlight on San Diego 15 Unique Cabins AUG 12-16 GALLUP, NM
Boasting beautiful weather, sunshine, 7 miles N of Silver City, NM 88th Annual Inter-Tribal
50 Casita Flats Rd. sea and surf, San Diego is California’s Indian Ceremonial
Gila, NM 88038 Red Rock State Park & downtown - 50
575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 second largest city. Among its world class
attractions, San Diego offers visitors the tribes from US & Canada, dances, contest
San Diego Zoo, Legoland and the Maritime Pow Wow, parades, rodeo, juried Indian art
San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina
333 W. Harbor Dr. Museum. And what visit to the City by the show, village artists market. 505-863-3896
San Diego, 92101 Sea would be complete without spending • Private Balcony
619-230-8340 AUG 26-29 KANAB, UT
some time with the famous Shamu at Sea • Fireplace w/ wood
www.marriotthotel.com • Hot Tub • Satellite TV 10th Annual Western Legends Roundup
World? Wagon Train, workshops, film festival, quilt
Historic shopping districts like the • Kitchen • Microwave
show, cowboy poetry, Indian dancing,
Restaurants Gaslamp Quarter are popular gathering • BBQ Grill • Amenities
quick draw contest, fiddle contest, Dutch
Call
Croce’s Restaurant & Bar
802 5th Ave.
places. For all you diehard baseball fans,
don’t forget the Padres-San Diego’s own Today (800)413-5024 oven cookoff, Sat. parade, street fair w/ arts
& crafts, food, live western music.
baseball team. San Diego also offers a www.bearcreekcabins.com 435-644-3444
San Diego, CA
619-233-4355 gateway into our neighbor to the south,
www.croces.com Mexico. Enter through Tijuana and grab a
taste of Latin flavor and culture.
Cafe Diablo With all of these attractions to offer, San
599 West Main St. Diego is a true wonderland for visitors of
Torrey, UT all ages. EscapE TO saN DIEGO!
435-425-3070 San Diego Conventions and Visitors
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Chamber of Commerce
201 N. Hudson, Dept. AZ The Silver City area has it all! Travel the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic
Valid through 9/30/09. Subject to availability. Prices subject to change. Tax and gratuity not
included. *1st night’s non-refundable deposit must be made at time of reservation. While
Silver City, NM 88061 Byway; over 100 years of Old West history. Victorian districts, museums,
the deposit is nonrefundable, dates of stay can be changed. Upgrade to Bay View Room at
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina for only $20 per night. Must stay 3 consecutive nights.

www.silvercity.org galleries and the Gila Wilderness make Silver City a unique place. Explore the Credit will be given at check-out - no refund for unused credit. Credit can only be applied
to Marriott managed restaurants, lounges and room service and will be applied on the third
Gila Cliff Dwellings, area hot springs, City of Rocks, Pinos Altos, historic night of the stay. Not valid with other offers or for groups of 10 or more.
1.800.548.9378 downtown Silver City, Catwalk Recreation Area and Mogollon Ghost Town.
July 2009 www.aztourist.com Regional • Page 19

Lodging, Dining & The Road to Rocky Point CALENDAR


Activity Guide Remade with Your Safety in Mind JUL 11-12 ROSARITO, B.C.
By Jason Sprinkle 602-439-9004 Summer Festival
www.rockypointres.com Rosarito Pavilion - Combining the “Steak &
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“El Duque” Dive Charters was narrow, hilly, and at times speed. The emergency services are still Pavilion of Tequilas” plus live music, maria-
8540 E. Green Acres scary. People who drove on that road in Sonoyta and Rocky Point, but the chi and folkloric dancing.
Tucson, AZ martha@bajaevents.com.mx
520-977-3598 sometimes used little caution around the chance of a first responder arriving on
www.divecortez.com curves, and you could have considered scene of an accident are greater with the
additional police presence. The state of JUL 13-19 CHIHUAHUA - HIDALGO DEL
it a dangerous road. I once witnessed a PARRAL
Sonoran Sport Center rollover accident where a suburban, going Sonora is aware of how important Rocky
San Carlos Villista Cavalcade
pretty much the speed limit, got a wheel in Point is to its tourism image. Governor 136-mile horse race from Chihuahua to
011-52-622-226-0929
www.sonoransportcenter.com the sand and then careened out of control. Eduardo Bours has gone to great lengths Hidalgo del Parral. 1,300 riders.
There was really no shoulder back then. to make sure that Americans traveling to www.chihuahua.gob.mx
Lodging State police cars were never seen on the Rocky Point have a safe journey .
JUL 28-AUG 1 EAST CAPE, B.C SUR
road, and the nearest emergency services We at Rocky Point Reservations have
Bahia Resort Hotel Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament
were in Sonoyta or Rocky Point. seen the transformation of the road and Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort - Over
Paseo Calle Primera & Alvarado the community during our 22 years
Ensenada, B.C. Fast forward to today. The entire length 350,000.00 in prize money for Marlin, Tuna
011-52-646-178-2101 of the road from the border to Rocky in business. Getting to Rocky Point is and Dorado. www.bisbees.com
www.hotelbahia.com.mx Point has been redone. There is a wider safer than it has ever been, and being in
shoulder, and some of the curves and hills Rocky Point is even more fun now than AUG 1-14 ENSENADA, B.C.
San Felipe Marina Resort & Spa it was back then. Call us or visit our Fiesta de la Vendimia
have been straightened and flattened. The Two week harvest festival celebrating
Km 4.5 Carretera San Felipe
1-800-291-5397 presence of the state police is seen and felt, website today to book your stay. Mexico’s premeire wine making region.
www.sanfelipemarina.com.mx as motorists are reminded to watch their Tastings, meals and cultural events. Valle de
Guadalupe-Santo To’mas, Ensenada.
www.fiestadelavendimia.com
Real Estate Agents/
Developments Cool Things to Do in Rocky Point SEP 4-7 SAN CARLOS, SON
1) Ogle sea turtles, octopus, sea horses, 5) Explore the Pinacate & Gran Desierto del 26th Labor Day Invitational
REMAX Legacy shrimp, various fish species, and sea lions at Altar Biosphere Reserve. The region is a 30- Fishing Tournament
Rocky Point CET-MAR Aquarium. mile wide volcanic field so reminiscent of the Cocktail party, raffle & auction kick off
602-334-4359 (011-52) 638-382-0010 moon that the Apollo astronauts once trained event on Fri, 6p at San Carlos Plaza Hotel.
Local #: 638-383-1425 Hosted by Friends of Sonora, which aids
www.realestaterockypoint.net 2) Head to Old Port to shop till you drop! there. It’s also the largest active dune field in
North America. local charities. bhammer@prodigy.net.mx
3) Visit CEDO (Center for the Study of Deserts or (011-52) 622-227-0114
Restaurants & Oceans) for free natural history talks; Eco- 6) Try deep sea fishing.
Tours are also available. In USA: 520-320- 7) Take a trip to Bird Island in the
Elvira’s Restaurant
Obregon #1
Nogales, Sonora
5473; In Mexico: 638-382-0113
4) Take a cruise, there are all kinds from sunset
Sea of Cortez.
8) If you’ve never been four-wheeling, this is the San Felipe, B.C.
011-52-631-313-4773 margarita cruises to dolphin watching cruises. place to start! San Felipe was founded in 1916 as a com-
mercial fishing port. Increasingly, however,
La Roca Restaurant & Bar this town of 25,000 derives its principal
Calle Elias No. 91 income from tourism and retirement living.
Nogales, Sonora Avid anglers will enjoy sport-fishing tours

Welcome to Paradise
011-52-631-312-0760 in the Sea of Cortez. Other outdoor activities
www.larocarestaurant.com
include parasailing, banana boat rides, and
exploring the sand dunes on an ATV or dune
RV Campgrounds buggy.
Playa De Oro RV Resort
Rocky Point
Sea of Cortez Rentals
Located on the Sea of Cortez, the
Wildlife viewing is another attraction, and
visitors can observe sea lions while visiting
Local #: 638-383-2668
SUMMER SPECIALS Konsag Island or take a boat trip to see whales
www.playadeoro-rv.com lovely Mexican resort community (MAY 1 - AUG 1) in their natural environment.
of San Carlos offers something for 1BD - $50 Golfers can tee up at Las Caras De México
everyone. For water sports enthusi- 2BD - $80
Vacation Rentals asts, there are beautiful sand beaches, 3BD - $120
championship golf course at El Dorado
Ranch. The 18-hole, 7,152-yard course offers a
Rocky Point Reservations spectacular diving and snorkeling, full-service Clubhouse and Pro Shop facilities.

800-247-4527
602-439-1556 kayaking, and offshore fishing. The lively center of town is bursting with
8004276259 San Carlos is only a 255 mile, 4-hour restaurants, taco stands, and souvenir stalls.
www.rockypointres.com drive from Nogales, AZ on Hwy 15, Roving musicians add a cheerful ambiance.
a safe four-lane divided highway. www.seaofcortezrentals.com San Felipe is located 125 miles south of the
Sea of Cortez
800-247-4527 border between Calexico, CA and Mexicali,
www.seaofcortezrentals.com Baja California. The primary route to town is
Mexico’s Federal Highway 5.
www.sanfelipe.com.mx
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Navajo Nation Guide Blogging through Navajoland


After using the online as- ExploreNavajo.com everyone’s travel itinerary.
Attractions sistance of ExploreNavajo.com,

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3:30pm - It is a late lunch, but! definitely

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I’ve decided to drive through the the high country. Time for fuel for the car a good one. We all shared plates... we had

Vaca
Canyon De Chelly National Monument
PO Box 558 Navajo Nation for a couple of days. and the family. Navajo taco, Navajo vegetable stew with
Indian Route 7 I have the summer to 2:00pm - We’re in Tuba tortillas and frybread, along with squash
Chinle, AZ 86503 spend a good vacation with City, an hour’s drive from and corn with potatoes... it was all very de-
928-674-5500 my family; but want to be a Flagstaff. It’s become known licious. Now time to check-in for the night.
Navajo Code Talkers Museum smart traveler. This is a great as the “hub of Northern The Quality Inn Navajo Nation in Tuba
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928-640-0684
yard.” time frame. We completed 5:00pm - We set up for a sunset walk
Navajo Museum, Library, 8:00am - We’re off the 2-hour self-guided tour around the block, and call it a night. We
and Visitor’s Center towards Navajoland. I have through the Explore Navajo come back to the coffee house to relax and
Highway 264 and Loop Road driven through a time or Interactive Museum. It have a nice cup of coffee. Time to take the
P.O. Box 1840
Window Rock, AZ 86515 two, but never really stop to was wonderful!!, this new map out again and plan for tomorrow... oh
928-871-7941 enjoy the attractions. Coffee cup is ready, museum has almost everything covered, but wait, more updates on the free wifi ac-
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Lodging ready to go. There is so much we didn’t know about the 8:00pm - Day One.. check! Good night
Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital 10:30am - Just made it to Flagstaff. What Navajo Culture. Built by the Navajo artistic and safe travels to all...
48 West Highway 264 , a great drive, and so much cooler up here in community, this has got to be a stop on
Window Rock, AZ 86515
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Antelope Canyon, 928-698-2808 Artist Booths • Crown Dancers • Storytelling
as the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. and cultural and arts displays in the
Little Colorado River Gorge, Singers • Food • Vendors
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928-871-6647 check out some of the twenty-seven sites Rt. 473 off Rt. 260, near Hawley Lake Store
since all artists who participate in the
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928-871-6637 WMAT Office of Tourism
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Bowl Canyon Recreation Area,
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navajonationparks.org 650 participating artists from Gallup to
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Shopping Anglo, Hispanic - traditional as well as AUTHENTIC
contemporary artists. Many thousands NATIVE AMERICAN
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise Stores
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ARTS, CRAFTS
Highway 89 & 64 nesses can be found throughout this
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Chinle, AZ 86503 Visit www.ancientwayartstrail.com for Visit the most popular rest area/view
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Kayenta, AZ 86033 Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon
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928-328-8120 AUG 1-2 FLAGSTAFF Interact with Native American Vendors
and take a piece of their culture and
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Highway 160 ST RD 564 of Arts & Culture
928-672-2600 Museum of Northern AZ - 70+ artists Oak Creek Vista Overlook
create innovative expressions of tradi- on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff)
Window Rock, AZ 86515 tional art forms: weavers, potters, basket CLEAN RESTROOMS • OPEN YEAR ROUND
Highway 264 & Route 12 makers, jewelers, painters. Enjoy music,
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www. gonavajo.com www.zunitourism.com $7-$4, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213
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Radisson Woodlands Hotel 928-855-2141, 800-892-2141
1175 W. Route 66 www.thenautical.net 2 pets per room,
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777 N. Pinal Ave.
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800-538-2345
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SCOTTSDALE
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132

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402

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150

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Page-Lake Powell RV Park


Comfortable, Affordable, Secure
Page-Lake Powell Camp- 928-645-3374
ground & RV Park is located www.pagecampground.com
le

in Page, Arizona, at the base of a


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sandstone mountain. We are a com- surroundings, you’ll find most campsites


fortable, affordable campground and located next to a shady tree. Each site will
RV Park with 99 regular and 26 monthly have their own picnic table and plenty of

Repair
campsites. Prices range from parking space for vehicles and
$16 to $30 per night with boats. For nature lovers, there
weekly rates also available. is a nice hiking trail from the
Don’t forget to ask about our corner of the campground. A
discount prices. campground store is located

We x it right ... For your convenience, we


offer full hook ups, tent sites,
in the front office, selling cold
beverages, ice, snacks, and fish-

it’s that simple!


dump station and LP gas. Ad- ing tackle.
ditional campground facilities The campground is lo-
include clean restrooms, show- cated approximately five miles
ers, laundry room, pay phones, from either Lake Powell or the
wireless Internet, and a heated pool. north and south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Dogs of all sizes are allowed with no Several unique shops, restaurants, and Su-
additional fees. They may not be left unat- per Wal-Mart are within walking distance.
tended outside and must be leashed at all Page-Lake Powell Campground & RV
PROUD AUTHORIZED DEALER times and kept off grassy areas. There is a
designated dog walk at the campground
Park takes the safety and security of our
guests very seriously - “Showing we care
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after their pets. why we are the first campground in the
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you need for a fun family getaway and is activity out of rental property.” Watch
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solution. An established park with mature encourage more RV Parks to participate in
trees, pristine maintenance, and quiet the program.
10.00
$ off Admission
Good for up to 3 people
Not to be combined with any other discount

www.outofafricapark.com
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