Photo of the main entrance of Casa Grande National Monument

Casa Grande National Monument ruins shed insights into primitive life in the Desert Southwest

If you visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument near Coolidge, AZ you’ll definitely see the “great house” and so much more.

Explore ancient cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument

At Walnut Canyon National Monument, southeast of Flagstaff, you can walk through one of the best preserved communities of cliff dwellings in Arizona.

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Many myths surround the history of Lost Ranch ruins in Phoenix South Mountain Park

Tucked into a small valley of South Mountain Park in Phoenix is a little known ruins site that has generated all sorts of urban myths. I think I uncovered the truth.

Woman "surfing" at the Wave Cave

Challenging Wave Cave Trail is an Arizona favorite for pictures

Wave Cave is one of the most photographed natural wonders in Arizona. Find out how to take your own wave cave pictures, get trailhead directions and a permit.

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Something’s always blooming at Flower Street Urban Gardens in Phoenix

Intense sunshine and heat in Phoenix pose a unique challenge for gardeners trying to grow flowers and vegetables. One family has created a system for growing plants vertically on the block walls surrounding their property.

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Remote location in Verde River Valley helps protect ancient ruins of Mindeleff Cavate dwellings

Compared to many national parks that feature smooth asphalt roads with large parking lots and visitor centers,Mindeleff Cavates ruins are relatively inaccessible. That may be a good thing because the ancient dwelling site is very well preserved.

Experience the Spirit of the Southwest at Tonto National Monument Cliff Dwellings

Although there are many ruins sites in Arizona, few are as easily accessible or well preserved as the Tonto National Monument cliff dwellings.

World’s smallest museum fits perfectly in Superior

At the World’s Smallest Museum in Superior, AZ you can view the world’s largest Apache Tear stone from one of the world’s largest copper mines.

Stroll through a desert wonderland at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, tucked into the foothills of Picketpost Mountain near Superior, AZ is a state park like no other. It’s home to hundreds of species of desert loving plants from around Arizona and other parts of the world.