The magesty of the Grand Canyon is unparalleled by any other

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most awe-inspiring visions in the world. This massive canyon was carved out of the ground by massive water ways, which at one point were probably a ferocious ancestor to the Colorado River back before humans walked the earth. The vast canyon travels southwest and spans 277 miles from end to end. This extraordinary landscape brings tons of inspiration to the lives of the people who visit it as well as the realization that we are only specs in the grand scheme of things. Nature is showing its size and power right here at the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visitors can bask in the beauty while on one of several tours which include Around-the-Rim tours, air tours, rafting down the Colorado River, and even just hiking around on your own.

Monument Valley, found in Navajo Territory in Arizona.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is another amazing place to visit while in Arizona. This amazing travel destination sits between Utah and Arizona over by the Four Corners area of the state. 1,000 foot tall sandstone and silt towers rise above the beautiful red sands of the Arizona desert and cause amazing shadows to slide across the ground while creating a majestic, picturesque scene which has been used in the Old Western movies for decades. The views observed here at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park are truly amazing loaded with beautiful, captivating lighting which sets the reds and oranges of the sand to life. Blue skies look bluer here and the yellows of the sun blended with the atmosphere create amazing sunsets. One could only be as captivated by these sights if they were to visit the park. That is not to say a picture wouldn't be a good representation, but this beautiful must be seen in person.

Heard Museum, Arizona's amazing Native American museum

Heard Museum

For a rich taste of Native American culture, one can travel to the Phoenix area of Arizona and partake in one of the most extensive collections of southwestern Native American art and cultural artifacts. The place is the Heard Museum, and it is definitely a mecca for Native American history and culture. Since being founded in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown from a small southwestern museum in a small southwestern town to an amazing asset to the community in providing its visitors with a rich cultural experience. The museum takes pride in housing such an extensive collection of ancestral Native American art, jewelry, clothing, and other artifacts that show the amazing skill, talents, and intellect of these early people. There are also plenty of interactive learning experiences at the Heard Museum which allow members of the whole family the ability to learn and understand the history and culture of these amazing people.

Kartchner Caverns in Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Kartchner Caverns State Park is an amazing place located underneath Arizona's hot desert landscape that spans an astronomical distance. These amazing caverns make up an interesting view of what lies below our feet when we travel around this beautiful state. The state park's origins are those out of a movie. Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts were on the search for a cave that no one had ever seen before. In their travels they found what they were looking for which is now called the Kartchner Caverns State Park. It took these two a great deal of time to convince Arizona State Parks to acquire the caverns as a state park, and the whole procedure occurred while the location of the caverns was kept secret, so as not to invite unwelcome guests or people who would mistreat the delicate formations below. The site was discovered in 1974 but did not become a state park until 1988. The park is named after the family who owned the property back when the caverns were discovered.