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44 Monroe

44 Monroe
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
This 523,619-square-foot, 34-story tower is Arizona's tallest residential structure. The building's design was inspired by Jennifer J.L. Jones' painting named "Five Elements."

Agua Fria National Monument

Agua Fria National Monument
Cleator, Yavapai County, Arizona
Created by Presidential proclamation on January 11, 2000, the 71,100 acre (288 km2) monument has over 450 distinct Native American structures, some of large pueblos containing more than 100 rooms each.

Arizona State Capitol

Arizona State Capitol
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85007
The design of the Capitol is optimized for the desert climate of Arizona. The thick masonry walls insulate the interior, while skylights and round "bullseye" clerestory windows let heat out.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2
Oracle, Pinal County, Arizona, 85739
Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching, and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Chinle, Apache County, Arizona
The monument covers 131 square miles (339 km2) and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains.

Casa Grande National Monument

Casa Grande National Monument
Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona
The national monument consists of the ruins of multiple structures surrounded by a compound wall constructed by the Hohokam, who farmed the Gila Valley in the early 1200s. "Casa Grande" is Spanish for "big house."

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona
The Grand Canyon was created by the Colorado River cutting a channel into the surrounding plateau over a period of about 6 million years.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
Mohave County, Arizona
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936.

Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
Lowell Observatory is among the oldest observatories in the United States. It was founded in 1894 by astronomer Percival Lowell, and the Observatory's original 24-inch (0.61 m) Alvan Clark Telescope is still in use today for public education.

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater
Arizona
The site was formerly known as the Canyon Diablo Crater, and scientists generally refer to it as Barringer Crater in honor of Daniel Barringer who was first to suggest that it was produced by meteorite impact.

Painted Desert

Painted Desert
Arizona
Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park
Arizona
The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 218,533 acres (341.5 sq mi / 885 km2).

S P Crater

S P Crater
Coconino County, Arizona
SP Crater is a cinder cone volcano. The base of the cone is 3,900 feet (1,200 m) across and 820 feet (250 m) tall. It has a lava flow that extends for four miles to the north.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park
Arizona
The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933 and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. The total area of Saguaro National Park in 2002 was 143 square miles (370 km2) of which 111 square miles.

Sunset Crater

Sunset Crater
Coconino County, Arizona
Sunset Crater was named for its brilliantly colored scoria deposits mantling the cone. Having erupted sometime between 1080 and 1150 AD, it is the youngest of the more than 550 vents of the vast San Francisco volcanic field.

UniSource Energy Tower

UniSource Energy Tower
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85701
The UniSource Energy Tower is the tallest building in Tucson and 13th tallest in Arizona. The building is 330 feet tall (100.584 meters) and 25 floors. It was designed by Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd. in 1988.

University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85305
University of Phoenix Stadium is a multipurpose stadium, Its primary tenants are the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. It was the location for Superbowl XLII.

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Top 10 Most Popular Arizona Landmarks

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Painted Desert
  3. Petrified Forest National Park
  4. Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  5. Saguaro National Park
  6. Agua Fria National Monument
  7. Hoover Dam
  8. Meteor Crater
  9. Biosphere 2
  10. Arizona State Capitol

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