Frommer's Arizona and the Grand Canyon 2011 by Karl Samson

By Karl Samson

  • Completely up to date each year, Frommer's Arizona positive aspects 1000's of beautiful colour pictures of the attractions and stories that look forward to you.
  • Our professional writer has researched the easiest resorts, eating places, retailers, and nightlife spots in Scottsdale and Phoenix, and takes you to each nook of the nation, from small, southern cities corresponding to Tombstone to the 4 Corners sector, the place viewers can hook up with Hopi and Navajo communities.
  • Extensive assurance of The Grand Canyon grants insider info for seeing the park with out crowds and the easiest suggestions for staying in and close to the park.
  • Frommer's Arizona additionally incorporates a fold-out sheet map.

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Although the ruins are at the end of long hikes, their size and state of preservation make them well worth the effort. The best Places to See Petroglyphs & Pictographs • Deer Valley Rock Art Center (Phoenix): This park, northwest of Phoenix, not only preserves a rock-strewn hillside covered with petroglyphs, but is also the best place in the state to learn about rock art. • Palatki Heritage Site (Sedona): This small Sinagua cliff dwelling west of Sedona preserves not only ruins but also quite a few pictographs (paintings).

The kids can play in the sand, shoot down a water slide, or even float down an artificial river in an inner tube. See “The Best Swimming Pools,” later in this chapter. • Having a Grand Vacation: You can spend the better part of a week exploring Grand Canyon National Park, with trails to hike, mules to ride down into the canyon (if your kids are old enough), air tours by plane or helicopter, rafting trips both wild and tame, and even a train ride to and from the canyon. See chapter 7. The best Museums • Heard Museum (Phoenix): This is one of the nation’s premier museums devoted to Native American cultures.

Inscrutable and perplexing, Casa Grande seems to rise from nowhere. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. • Montezuma Castle National Monument (north of Camp Verde): Located just off I-17, this is the most easily accessible cliff dwelling in Arizona, although it cannot be entered. Nearby Montezuma Well also has some small ruins. • Wupatki National Monument (north of Flagstaff): Not nearly as well known as the region’s Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, these ruins are set on a wide plain. A ball court similar to those found in Mexico and Central America hints at cultural ties with Mesoamerican cultures such as the Aztecs.

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