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Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterflies in the desert might seem like a strange idea — although they do exist here naturally during certain seasons — but few people realize that the Valley of the Sun boasts the largest indoor...
Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

It can take a little while, but eventually the beauty of the desert reveals itself, from its rare but brilliant flowers and unique plant to its interesting wildlife, colorful rocks and spectacular sunsets. If you...
Ro Ho En is beautiful even when the temps are soaring in summer.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Step into a slice of Japan at this exquisitely maintained 3.5-acre garden. It was built in the '90s and early 2000s as a representation of the link between Phoenix and its Sister City of...
Vermilion Cliffs

5 Arizona natural wonders that aren’t the Grand Canyon

Don't get us wrong; the Grand Canyon easily deserves its place as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. But its popularity does make Arizona sound like a bit of a one-hit wonder....
Hole in the Rock

Less really is more at this Phoenix landmark

To experience grandeur in Arizona, nothing beats the Grand Canyon. Likewise, Sedona has the market cornered on desert beauty. But for an outdoor adventure closer to home, the Phoenix area has some special spots of its...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Back to Nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Get in touch with nature and spend a day at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. About an hour’s drive east of Phoenix, this desert-set forest of flora and fauna calls itself a “320 acre classroom” -...

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