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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
From $163.00
 
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

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Flandrau Science Museum

The University of Arizona Science Center has several interesting displays to enable you to experience the joys of science. This includes several hands-on displays that will teach you about some scientific principles. They also have some very impressive photographs of space. Included in the Museum is the Mineral Museum which houses an exhaustive and impressive collection of different types of minerals. Admission is $5 for adults. Hours are 9AM to 3PM Thursday and Friday and 6PM to 9PM Thursday and Friday evenings; Saturday 12PM to 9PM; and Sundays 12PM to 5PM. The center also opens the observatory to the public from 7PM to 10PM Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting).

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Flandrau: Hands-On

Here are a few of the hands-on displays. The first one is a camera that displays the infrared spectrum. If you look carefully you can see me on the screen. The next photo shows two of the hands-on displays teaching about linear motion or how your positioning affects the motion. Think of an ice skater. When her legs are extended she spins more slowly; but when she draws her legs and arms in she spins much faster.

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Aug 26, 2008

Flandrau: Space

Here you see some of the displays of space science. Photo 1 shows some of the types of meteorites showing the composition of asteroids. Photo 2 is another illustration of the composition of an asteroid. Photo 3 is a bronze replica of a ring shaped meteor that was found in Arizona in the 1840s. The original meteor is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

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