Arizona

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Arizona

Indian name meaning “little spring”

 

Nickname: Grand Canyon State

State bird: Cactus Wren

State flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom

Capital: Phoenix

Time: Mountain (GMT – 7)

The State: Arizona contains some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of the USA. The Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert National Park and Petrified Forest National Park (comprising the Painted Desert in the north and Rainbow Forest in the south) are just some of the highlights.

Phoenix, the largest city in the State, shares borders with Scottsdale, the primary resort destination in Arizona. Both cities have a variety of accommodation and attractions, unique shopping, fine art galleries and many cultural events.

Other State attractions include Tucson, the second-largest city; Saguaro National Park; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; six national forests, including Kaibab National Forest and Tonto National Forest; Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park; Hoover Dam; Montezuma Castle National Monument; and Tombstone, site of the infamous shoot-out at the OK Corral.