Tuesday, April 25, 2006

 

EXPLODING THE GRAND MYTH - THERE'S MORE TO ARIZONA THAN MEETS THE MIND'S EYE

Arizona places frequented most by overseas visitors in 2004:

1. Bank One Ballpark (now Chase Field), Phoenix -- www.diamondbacks.com

2. Tempe Town Lake -- www.tempe.gov/lake

3. London Bridge, Lake Havasu City -- www.golakehavasu.com

4. America West Arena (now US Airways Center), Phoenix -- www.usairwayscenter.com

5. Phoenix Zoo -- www.phoenixzoo.org

6. Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe -- www.thesundevils.com

7. WestWorld of Scottsdale -- www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld

8. Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse, Gila River Reservation -- www.rawhide.com

9. Tombstone -- www.tombstone.org

10. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson -- www.desertmuseum.org

Top 10 natural attractions

1. Grand Canyon National Park -- www.nps.gov/grca

2. Saguaro National Park, Tucson -- www.nps.gov/sagu

3. South Mountain Park, Phoenix -- www.phoenix.gov/parks

4. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Page -- www.nps.gov/glca

5. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nev. -- www.nps.gov/lame

6. Canyon de Chelly, Navajo Nation -- www.nps.gov/cach

7. Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde -- www.nps.gov/moca

8. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Morristown -- www.maricopa.gov/parks

9. Petrified Forest National Park -- www.nps.gov/pefo

10. Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City -- file://www.azstateparks.com/

From: The Arizona Republic, February 12, 2006 - Author: Scott Craven


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