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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 Commemorative Air Force Museum

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85215
The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, a.k.a. Airbase Arizona Aircraft Museum, was established in 1978, in Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona.

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85201
The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in the greater Phoenix area and is located in Mesa, Arizona.

Arizona Railway Museum

Arizona Railway Museum
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85286
The Arizona Railway Museum is a railroad museum located in Chandler, Arizona.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85004
The Arizona Science Center is home to over 350 permanent hands-on exhibits, the Center provides 400,000 annual visitors with interactive experiences. It was was conceived in 1980 as a pilot science center by the Junior League of Phoenix.

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.

Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85721
The Arizona State Museum, founded in 1893, stores artifacts, exhibits them and provides education and research opportunities. It was formed by authority of the Arizona Territorial Legislature.

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."

Center for Creative Photography

Center for Creative Photography
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
The Center for Creative Photography, established in 1975 and located on the University of Arizona (Tucson) campus, is a research facility and archival repository containing the full archives of over sixty of the most famous American photographers.

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85253
Congregation Beth Israel is a Jewish congregation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Formally incorporated in 1920, it affiliated with the Reform Judaism in 1935.

David and Gladys Wright House

David and Gladys Wright House
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
The David and Gladys Wright House is a Frank Lloyd Wright residence built in 1952 in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. This 2,500-square-foot concrete-block house was designed and built for the architect's son David and his wife, Gladys.

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Davis–Monthan Air Force Base was established in 1925 as Davis-Monthan Landing Field. The host unit for the AFB is the 355th Wing assigned to Twelfth Air Force, part of Air Combat Command.

Flagstaff Medical Center

Flagstaff Medical Center
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
Flagstaff Medical Center is a major regional hospital and level I trauma center in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Flagstaff Station

Flagstaff Station
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
Flagstaff Station is an Amtrak train station at 1 East Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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.

Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Hall of Flame Fire Museum
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85008
The National Historical Fire Foundation (better known as the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting) is a museum dedicated to the historical preservation of firefighting equipment used through the years around the world.

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.

Hotel Chandler

Hotel Chandler
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona
The Hotel Chandler Building was built in 1914. Chandler's first elected mayor, David A. Jacobson, financed the construction of this building.

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85251
Hotel Valley Ho is a historic hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Also it was called the Valley Ho and for 28 years the Ramada Valley Ho.

i.d.e.a. Museum

i.d.e.a. Museum
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85201
The i.d.e.a. Museum is a museum designed for exhibiting, teaching, and interacting with the fine arts.

Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85713
Kino Sports Complex is a multiple-use sports complex in Tucson, Arizona. The complex serves as the preseason home of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and host of the Desert Diamond Cup preseason soccer tournament.

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.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85250
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a 40-acre (16 ha) railroad park located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mesa Amphitheatre

Mesa Amphitheatre
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85201
Mesa Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert venue with lawn seating located in Mesa, Arizona. It opened in 1979 and has a maximum capacity of 4,950 people.

Mesa Arizona Temple

Mesa Arizona Temple
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85204
The Mesa Arizona Temple is the seventh operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85201
The Mesa Arts Center is a performing and visual arts complex in downtown Mesa, Arizona. At more than 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) square feet, the $95 million facility, completed in 2005, is the largest comprehensive arts campus in the state.

Mesa Historical Museum

Mesa Historical Museum
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85203
The Mesa Historical Museum is a historical museum in Mesa, Arizona. It was opened in 1987 by the Mesa Historical Society to preserve the history of Mesa, Arizona.

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.

Monroe Building

Monroe Building
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona
The Monroe Building was built in 1912. The Chamber met upstairs and the lower floors were leased to stores.

Museum of Northern Arizona

Museum of Northern Arizona
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
The Museum of Northern Arizona is a museum in Flagstaff, Arizona, that was established as a repository for Indigenous material and natural history specimens from the Colorado Plateau.

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85050
Opened in April 2010, the Musical Instrument Museum is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories.

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85256
OdySea Aquarium in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a marine aquarium, and the largest aquarium in the Southwest United States.

One South Church (UniSource Energy Tower)

One South Church (UniSource Energy Tower)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85701
One South Church Street 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.

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).

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85004
The museum opened on November 18, 1959, and was officially dedicated on November 21, 1959. The museum's growth has been funded, in part, by successful City of Phoenix Bond Elections and a voter-approved bond.

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. The zoo operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix.

Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85756
The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. It has also been the home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame since 1991.

Pueblo Grande Ruin

Pueblo Grande Ruin
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites are pre-Columbian archaeological sites and ruins, located in Phoenix, Arizona. They include a prehistoric platform mound and irrigation canals.

Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85716
The Reid Park Zoo, founded in 1967, is a 24-acre, city-owned and operated non-profit zoo located within Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. The zoo features more than 500 animals. It was unofficially established in 1965.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park is a historic site in the Kinlichi Knoll neighborhood of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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.

Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse

Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
The building is home to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Built at a cost of $123 million and dedicated in October 2000, the building was designed by architect Richard Meier.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85251
Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale, super-regional luxury shopping mall located in the downtown area of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85251
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in the state of Arizona is a museum in the Old Town district of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.

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.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85259
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a 200-acre (81 ha) arboretum that is home to 750 species of mostly drought-tolerant adapted and native plants representative of the high-desert Colorado Plateau.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85712
The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a 5.5 acre collection of sixteen residentially scaled urban gardens in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85701
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is an art museum and art education institution located in the Presidio District of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

University of Arizona Museum of Art
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85721
University of Arizona Museum of Art's permanent collection includes more than 6,000 works of art with an emphasis on European and American fine art from the Renaissance to the present.

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.

Walkup Skydome – NAU

Walkup Skydome – NAU
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86001
The J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome is an indoor multipurpose stadium located on the campus of Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85251
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona on the former site of the Loloma Transit Station and opened in January 2015.

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85226
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is a motorsports venue in Chandler, Arizona. It features a quarter-mile dragstrip, a road course, an off-road course, and motorboat racing lake.

Arizona

Arizona State Flag
Postal Code: AZ
Capital City: Phoenix
Became a State:
Population: 6,828,065*
Area: 113,990.30 miles2 (295,235.17 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Most Popular Arizona Landmarks

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Painted Desert
  3. Petrified Forest National Park
  4. Meteor Crater
  5. Agua Fria National Monument
  6. Hoover Dam
  7. Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  8. Saguaro National Park
  9. 44 Monroe
  10. Arizona State Capitol

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