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Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico.

The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O'odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning "small spring" (Historians disagree on origins of Arizona's name)

Headlines

Water cuts could force Arizona to adapt or "implode" - @tonydavis987

Events

Ongoing Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa

Facebook

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Flickr

Arizona

Flickr Groups

Northern Arizona
The American Southwest

Twitter

@GrandCanyonNPS
@ArizonaDOT
@AZStateParks
@AZRogerNaylor
@ArizonaTourism
@visitphoenix
@OrganPipeNPS
@nogalesnews
@NativeInnovate
@TheHopiTribe

Tourism Portals

Arizona Guide - @Arizona Tourism

Government

http://www.az511.gov - @ArizonaDOT
http://az.gov

Wikipedia

Aspen
Frybread
London_Bridge
Four_Corners
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinal_County,_Arizona

Recommended Viewing

Arizona Public Media
https://www.azpm.org
https://twitter.com/azpm
https://www.facebook.com/azpublicmedia

Parks

http://www.nature.nps.gov/views/layouts/Main.html#/GRCA/geology
http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/grcacam/grcacam.cfm

Painted Desert

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Desert_(Arizona)

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
self-guided hikes
the Petrified Forest Museum Association
https://plus.google.com/113643762163941533563

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Canyon De Chelly National Monument

Canyon De Chelly - https://www.facebook.com/Canyon-de-Chelly-National-Monument-47445173442

Organ Pipe National Monument

http://www.nps.gov/orpi/index.htm
Plan Your Visit brochure, which is available in four languages.
English, Deutsch, Francais, Spanish

news releases
park newspaper
Park Planning
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157629111583352
Fighting drugs and border violence at Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
@OrganPipeNPS

State Parks

Arizona State Parks - podcasts
Arizona State Parks
@AZStateParks

Arcosanti / Cosanti

Every year Arcosanti welcomes 50,000 visitors who come and experience firsthand the vision and architecture of this vibrant educational community in the beautiful high desert of central Arizona. If you have a few hours you can enjoy a site tour, a meal in our café and a visit to the gallery selling our world renowned Soleri Windbells. Be sure to check out our event schedule when planning your visit.
Visiting hours are 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week.

Arcosanti is closed on major holidays(New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
https://arcosanti.org
https://arcosanti.org/visit_us
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosanti

Arivaca

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

Benson

http://www.yelp.com/biz/singing-wind-bookshop-benson
https://www.facebook.com/singingwindbookshop

Bisbee

http://discoverbisbee.com

Flagstaff

flagstaff

Ganado

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganado,_Arizona
http://www.hubbelltradingpost.org - https://twitter.com/hubbelltp -
https://www.facebook.com/HubbellTradingPostNHS

Gila River Community

http://www.gilariver.org
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_River_Indian_Community

Gilbert

Gilbert may be a large town, but its friendly atmosphere and unique amenities are a continual draw for visitors. Situated only 12 miles southeast of Phoenix, Gilbert offers easy access and a quick commute to two airports.
https://www.gilbertaz.gov
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert,_Arizona
http://barnoneaz.com - https://twitter.com/barnoneaz
http://agritopia.com - https://twitter.com/agritopia


Grand Canyon

grand canyon

Grand Canyon Nat. Park: Yaki Point, Spring Storm Approaching

Kayenta

First municipally structured government established on the Navajo Nation as a permanent political sub-division. A local government that has been established by local visionaries who understand the need to harness local empowerment, in its truest form, for the stability and well-being of Kayenta's economic future.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayenta,_Arizona

Kingman

http://www.gokingman.com
http://www.mcfafairgrounds.org

Lake Havasu City

http://www.lhcaz.gov
http://www.havasuballoonfest.com

Monument Valley

http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/monumentvalley.htm

Nogales

http://www.nogalesinternational.com - @nogalesnews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogales,_Sonora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogales,_Arizona
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31292-Nogales_Arizona-Vacations.html


Oatman

across the river from Laughlin, Nevada
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-oatman.html

Page

Page is a small town in northern Arizona located on the southern shores of Lake Powell. The town began in 1957 as a housing camp for workers building the Glen Canyon Dam. In 1958, some 24 square miles of Navajo land were exchanged for a larger tract in Utah, and "Government Camp" (later called Page in honor of Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner John C. Page) was born. (history)

http://www.cityofpage.org
https://www.facebook.com/CityofPage
https://www.facebook.com/places/Things-to-do-in-Page-Arizona/109489135737080
https://www.facebook.com/dambarn.grille
http://www.visitpagelakepowell.com
Google map

http://kosukehaga.com/blog/2016/11/21/usa-road-trip-lower-antelope-canyon-zion-national-park/
https://m.facebook.com/poachedeggquest/?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fkosukehaga.com%2Fblog%2F2016%2F11%2F21%2Fusa-road-trip-lower-antelope-canyon-zion-national-park%2F

Patagonia

http://www.patagoniaaz.com

Phoenix

phoenix

Prescott

http://www.prescott-az.gov -
https://twitter.com/prestweets
http://www.visit-prescott.com
http://www.cox7.com/arizona-weekend-explorer/prescott-special

Scottsdale

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov - @scottsdaleazgov

Sedona

http://www.visitsedona.com
http://www.enchantmentresort.com

Nearby: The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/road-trips/2016/04/21/sedona-trails-hiking-biking/83199986

Tuba City

http://tubacity.nndes.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuba_City,_Arizona
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31391-Tuba_City_Arizona-Vacations.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g31391-d517269-r97988811-Tuba_City_Truck_Stop_Cafe-Tuba_City_Arizona.html
https://twitter.com/kghrnavajoradio

Tucson

tucson

Tumacacori National Historical Park

www.nps.gov/tuma
http://www.chieftain.com/articles/2009/10/04/life/local/doc4ac68ba39978d154557390.txt
https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=tumacacori
Mapping Tumacácori

Wikiup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikieup,_Arizona
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31406-Wikieup_Arizona-Vacations.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g31406-d1066253-Reviews-Luchia_s-Wikieup_Arizona.html -
https://plus.google.com/103796040078868855209/about?gl=us&hl=en

Williams

http://experiencewilliams.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams,_Arizona
http://www.thetrain.com

Window Rock

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_Rock,_Arizona
http://www.navajonationmuseum.org - https://www.facebook.com/NavajoNationMuseum - @NavajoMuseum
http://www.city-data.com/city/Window-Rock-Arizona.html
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31409-Window_Rock_Arizona-Vacations.html

Winslow

Meteor Crater
Interstate 40, Exit 233
http://www.meteorcrater.com
@MeteorCraterAZ
https://twitter.com/craigwinslow/status/842894429232885760
famous because it is well preserved
the largest fragment is on display

Indigenous Peoples

Hopi
Diné (Navajo)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yavapai_people
http://www.ypit.com
http://itcaonline.com

Northern Arizona Native American Culture Trail
Celebrating the Sinagua

http://www.visitarizona.com/things-to-do/native-cultures

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
http://itcaonline.com

Arizona Indian Gaming Assocation

Arizona Highways
http://www.arizhwys.com
https://www.facebook.com/azhighways

Buzzword Bingo

Arizona - Grand Canyon - Kachina - Migration - Saguaro - Sonoran Desert

Nature

http://www.azconservationpartners.org - @conservpartners

Kitt Peak

The name for Kitt Peak in the O'odham language is "loligam," meaning manzanita.
http://www.noao.edu/kpno
https://www.noao.edu/outreach/kptour/kpno_tohono.html

Tohono O'odham

The Tohono O'odham Reservation, consisting of four separated lands, is the second largest reservation in the United States.

Editing

Arizona

http://www.azpbs.org/arizonahorizon
https://twitter.com/arizonapbs

Time in Arizona

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/arizona
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Arizona


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