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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane
"Set off from Grand Canyon National Park Airport on your morning or afternoon airplane tour of Grand Canyon landmarks. As you ride aboard a comfortable Vistaliner plane with panoramic windows listen to narration about the geologic forces that helped create the dramatic canyon and surrounding terrain and the various peoples who have lived there. Keep your camera ready as you fly over Zuni Point — one of the few lookouts on the South Ri a popular vista point on the South Rim and glimpse the gorgeous colors of the Painted Desert in the distance. See the remote North Rim including its highest viewpoint Point Imperial. Admire the Kaibab Plateau and dense greenery of the Kaibab National Forest before returning to Grand Canyon National Park Airport at the conclusion of your 40-minute aerial tour."""
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H1 Hummer Adventure from Phoenix
"There’s a reason that the U.S. Army outfits its fleets with Humvees: They’re bold they’re versatile and they’re badass. The M998 Humvee is military-grade only but the Hummer H1 is the closest a civilian can get. This off-road vehicle is perfect for the rough-and-tumble tourist who prefers an up close and personal experience. Mud dirt water rocks—it’s all the same for the Hummer H1. Coast along desert trails high above the ground
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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix
"After being picked up by luxury van from the Phoenix metro area your first stop is the famous Red Rocks of Sedona. During the brief stop you can stretch your legs take photos of the Red Rocks while your guide will pick up your lunch at a Sedona restaurant to take as a picnic to the Grand Canyon. Continuing on your scenic drive though Oak Creek Canyon one of the USA's most scenic drives you'll experience dramatic elevation changes as you wind through 2000 vertical feet (600 meters) of red walled canyon before emerging into a ponderosa forest. Once at the Grand Canyon South Rim board a state-of-the-art helicopter for a 50-minute flight over the Grand Canyon. You’ll fly towards the eastern end of the canyon following the Colorado River
From $400.00

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tips (21)

ASDM - the idea

Favorite thing From the table in Arizona State Desert Museum:
The living museum seeks to enhance human understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert Region. Respect for the relationships and interdependence of animals plants, and non-renewable resources is essential to preserving an environment fit for people.
We are a private, non-profit organisation. Our operations are dependent upon gate receipts contributions, and memberships. Won't you join us?

If you have at least $40 :-) - click here

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - Hours!

Favorite thing Arisona Sonora Desert Museum is open daily, including all holidays! That's OK.

They open quite early, at 7:30 am but they close too early in my opinion: at 5:00 am - loooong before sunset! WHY?
More: when I was there they finished to sell tickets at 4:00 pm. A park ranger said that one needs at least 1 hour to visit the museum. To be honest you need 2-3 hours to visit it.

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - Directions!

Favorite thing Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is located outside the Saguaro National Park, on North Kinney Road just southeast of western part of Saguaro National Park. Follow the road direction signs from Red Hills Visitor Center. There is a parking lot in front of the museum - look at my picture.

Address:
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743


Details and maps: click here

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - History

Favorite thing As you can write on the table: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was founded by Arthur N. Pack and William H. Carr in 1952. It was on 1 September, to be more exact, which is a national holiday in the USA: Labour Day.
We have Labour Day on 1 May in Europe.

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Like good hair - shampoo :-)

Favorite thing The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is three in one (like good hair - shampoo :-):
1. zoo,
2. natural history museum
3. botanical garden.

You can see interpretive displays of living animals and plants native to the Sonoran Desert. This desert covers southeastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico, southwestern Texas and the mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.

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Sep 10, 2003

Arizona Agave

Favorite thing You can find Arizona Agave in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

I saw a lot of various species of agaves in southern Europe and northern Africa and I must admit that Arizona Agave looked really impressive.

MORE:
Arizona Agave

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Sep 10, 2003

If you are interested in fish

Favorite thing You can get a lot of information on fish of Colorado River inside Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
There are fishes which are endemic to the Colorado River drainage, meaning they are native to this area and nowhere else. All are endangered.

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - before you enter

Favorite thing Watch for Palo Verde trees before you enter Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. There are a few trees with characteristic green trunks and branches. Look at my picture. Hmm... do you know any other tree like that?

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Hedgerow made of cacti?

Favorite thing Sometimes cacti grow very close together, just ony by one. They can form a strange, sharp wall as you can see on my picture taken in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Could it be a kind of your hedgerow? Btw it's Organpipe cactus.

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Sep 10, 2003

Direction signs

Favorite thing You can find direction signs on trails in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). As you can see on my picture there is a gift shop and coffee bar in the museum. Add restrooms, parking lot and information point.

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - pottery

Favorite thing You can see exhibitions of local artists inside Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Do you like pottery? Look at my picture, please. I liked some vases (is it correct name?) a lot! Was it native American art or what?

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Sep 10, 2003

ASDM - more pottery

Favorite thing Look at my picture, please. It's just another example of pottery exhibited in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). Don't you like it? As I know it's an example of local native American art. Am I wrong?

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Things to Do Near Tucson

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Kitt Peak Observatory

I decided to drive up to Kitt Peak today after work, normally I have my little pink Sony Camera in my hand bag, in case I see something interesting or eventful. So anyways, I have no photos for this...
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Arizona State Museum - ASM

This museum has an extraordinary collection of ceramic works and pottery from Ancestral Pueblan times up to the 21st century produced by Native Americans in Arizona.I spent several hours on a very hot...
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Center for Creative Photography

Contemporary art is at the very heart of new artist development in this day and era. The University of Arizona in Tucson is a place where the internationally respected contemporary gallery and art...
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University of Arizona Museum of Art

Last summer on a very hot late June day,I had the privilege of enjoying this fine art museum.I appreciated its fine collection of Late Medieval and Renaissance period paintings with devotional themes...
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Botanical Gardens

Gardens are nice but negative experience with using Groupon coupon. Paid in full in advance $8 to Groupon for admission for two at TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDEN. Receptionist still tried to charge entrance...
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St. Augustine Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral is located downtown Tucson on Stone Avenue. It is a magnificent sandstone facade structure built in the 1800s. The style is modeled after the cathedral of Queretaro in Mexico,...
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