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The small town of Bisbee is located around 40 km south of Tombstone. It is an old copper mining town from 1880 with Victorian flair, a listed old town with steep streets and colorful, Victorian houses against barren mountain slopes. Also of great interest is the former copper mine, the Copper Mine, around which the town of Bisbee was first built in 1880 and which can be visited daily today.

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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park shows the ruins of the former prison of the Yuma County. The prison was built in 1876 and used until 1909. A total of 3,069 prisoners were held in this prison, including the well-known stagecoach robber Pearl Hart. Later the prison was used as a school and then as a hospital. Due to the construction of a railway line, in addition to the exhibition, only the cell block, the entrance gate, the prison library, the dark cell and the historic watchtower can be visited in the museum today. The prison may seem familiar to all enthusiastic readers of the Lucky Luke Comics, as it appears in several volumes.

Entrance fees Adults $ 5; Children (7-13) $ 2
Contact 1 Prison Hill Road
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 783 47 71

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
The protected area of ​​the Casa Grande Ruins received the protection status of a national monument in 1918 and is located in southern Arizona, about 80 km south of Phoenix. The main attraction of the reserve is the remains of a huge historic building of the Hohokam culture, the so-called Casa Grande. The discovery of the Spaniards in 1694 gave the area its name, which in Spanish means Casa Grande simply Large House. It is estimated that the building was completed around 1350. The building had a square floor plan with a side length of approx. 18.3 m and four floors. Also noteworthy are the astronomical knowledge that the Hohokam needed to erect the building. For example, the walls of the building are aligned with the cardinal points and a hole in the ceiling structure allowed sunlight to fall on the same spot at sunrise and sunset. On the area of ​​the approx. 2 km² protected area there are other ruins which are not as well preserved as the Casa Grande. In the visitor center you can still find out more about the culture of the Hohokam in a small museum.

Opening times of the visitor center Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees $ 5
Contact 1100 West Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 723 31 72 Fax: 001 – (0) 520 – 723 72 09

Montezuma Castle National Monument
The Montezuma Castle National Monument was declared a National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and is located between the cities of Phoenix and Flagstaff. Montezuma Castle, which gives the park its name, is one of the best-preserved historic building complexes in the United States. The rock castle was probably built in the 12th century by the Sinagua Indians. The building complex extends over 5 floors which are fitted into a rock niche. There were probably more than 50 people living in the 20 rooms of the building. The name Montezuma comes from the fact that the Spaniards, who discovered the complex in the 1860s, considered the building complex to be built by the Aztecs and named it Montezuma after their rulers.

Opening times of the visitor center June to August: Daily: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; September to May: Daily: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees $ 5
Contact 2800 North Montezuma Castle Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 567 33 22 Fax: 001 – (0) 928 – 567 35 97

Navajo National Monument
The Navajo National Monument is located in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo National Monument is the site of indigenous rock dwellings. The rock dwellings seen here can be explored on your own via self-explanatory hiking trails or in guided tours with rangers. The Sandal Trail hiking trail is 1.6 km long and is a circular route that leads visitors along the edge of the canyon and continues to offer them information about flora and fauna. The Navajo National Monument also offers its visitors two campsites.

opening hours June to August: Daily: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; September to May: Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Free
Contact Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 672 27 00 Fax: 001 – (0) 928 – 672 27 03

Pipe Spring National Monument
The Pipe Spring National Monument received its protection status in 1923 and is located in northeastern Arizona on the Utah state border in the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. The Pipe Spring National Monument consists mainly of a farm built in 1872 and covers an area of ​​approximately 160,000 m². The memorial is said to commemorate the region’s indigenous peoples and the Mormon settlement. Lectures and demonstrations are offered about the life of the first settlers and the indigenous people of the region that immerse visitors and history. Hiking trails lead from the Pipe Spring National Monument to nearby Pueblo culture ruins and petroglyphs.

opening hours June to August: Daily: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; September to May: Daily: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees $ 5
Contact North Pipe Spring Road
Fredonia, Arizona 86022
Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 643 71 05

Walnut Canyon National Monument
The Walnut Canyon National Monument is located approximately 15km northeast of Flagstaff. The visitor can descend into the canyon on a 1.4 km long hiking path and admire the rock dwellings carved into the slope, which originated around the year 1100. Another hiking trail (1 km) on the edge of the canyon offers visitors outstanding views of the canyon. There is a small museum in the visitor center of the reserve. The tours led by rangers also start here and there is a campsite opposite the visitor center.

opening hours November to April: daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; May to October: Daily: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees $ 5
Contact Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 526 33 67 Fax: 001 – (0) 928 – 527 02 46

Wupatki National Monument
The Wupatki National Monument is a protected area with an area of ​​approx. 143 km² in northern Arizona near the city of Flagstaff which was founded in 1924. There are many settlement ruins of the Anasaci culture in the protected area. To date, around 2,600 settlement sites have been found, the largest of which is the eponymous Wupatki ruin. This ruin was the largest structure in all of North America in the 12th century. An estimated 80 to 100 people lived there. The individual ruins can be hiked and viewed on several hiking trails. The approximately 0.8 km long Wupatki Pueblo Trail leads from the visitor center to the main attraction of the area. The Doney Mountain Trail leads to a higher viewpoint from which the entire area can be seen.

Opening times of the visitor center Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees $ 5
Contact Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 679 23 65 Fax: 001 – (0) 928 – 679 23 49

Special buildings and structures

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City
The London Bridge is located in Lake Havasu City, a tourist town on the lake of the same name. In 1968, industrialist Robert P. McCulloch Sr. bought the London Bridge, built in 1831 and no longer able to cope with modern London traffic. He had the bridge dismantled, transported to Arizona and rebuilt over a specially created side canal of Lake Havasu. In 1971 the five-arch, 46m long bridge was inaugurated at its new location.

Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix is ​​the former Senate House of Representatives and Arizonas House of Representatives. The building was built from 1898 to 1901 to demonstrate that Arizona was ready to be incorporated into the United States. Until 1960 the Senate and the House of Representatives had their headquarters in the building, the governor of Arizona until 1974. The building was built in accordance with the desert climate with local materials and architecture. It has served as a museum since 1981, more detailed information about the museum can be found at Goruma ().

Contact 1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Her Secret Is Patience in Phoenix
The art sculpture Her Secret Is Patience by the artist Janet Echelman is located in the Phoenix Civic Space Park and is an example of modern public art. The sculpture is made of galvanized steel, a nylon net and multi-colored lights. The artwork was completed in 2009 after several excellent engineers, architects and manufacturers worked with the artist. The artwork has a size of approx. 30 m and, due to its structure, deforms depending on the wind strength and wind direction. The artwork is most impressive in the dark.

Contact 200 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Hoover Dam
This very well-known dam – with its 221 m high dam – lies on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The lake called “Lake Mead” dammed up by the Colorado River covers an area of ​​approx. 69,000 ha = 690 km² with a high water level, a length of around 170 km and a maximum depth of around 180 m. With a water volume of around 35 billion m³ = 35 km³, it is the largest reservoir in the USA. The plant was built between 1931 and 1935. The connected power plant has an electrical output of 2,080 MW (megawatts).The city of Las Vegas, around 50 km away, owes its importance to the dam today, since the workers of the building spent their free time here with alcohol and gambling. The dam got its name in honor of the 31st President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964), who started construction. By the way, anyone who crosses the Hoover Dam b in the state of Nevada must note the change in the time zone from Mountain Time to Pacific Time or vice versa.

Biosphere 2 near Tucson
Biosphere 2 near the city of Tuscon is a complex of buildings constructed in 1991, the interior of which was intended to create an ecosystem that was cut off from the outside world. The plant has a total area of ​​13,000 m² and the huge glass dome building with its 6,500 glass panes covers a volume of 204,000 m³. An artificial world with savanna, ocean, desert, swamps, rainforest and temperate living space was built inside. The experiment aimed to explore what humans would need to survive on foreign planets. A total of 2 experiments were carried out. The first from 1990 to 1993 and the second in 1994. Later, the building complex was and is used by universities to research climate change. There are also guided tours through this “second world”

opening hours Daily: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact 32540 S Biosphere Road
Tucson, Arizona 85739
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 838 62 00 Fax: 001 – (0) 520 – 838 61 62
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Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock
The Navajo Nation Council Chamber is the Diné government seat in the Navajo Nation Indian Reserve in northeastern Arizona. The building was built in the town of Window Rock from 1934 to 1935 and impresses with its unique architecture. The facade of the octagonal building is made of red sandstone and therefore adapts perfectly to the surrounding environment. The octagonal structure of the building is reminiscent of a hogan, the traditional dwelling of Diné. The Navajo Nation Council Chamber, like every Hogan, has the entrance on the east side to welcome the new day and the north wall has no windows.

Contact Indn Route 100
Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
The Large Binocular Telescope was developed with the aim of researching the first stars and their formation. The observatory has two metrologically connected 8.4 meter mirrors. The first mirror was installed in autumn 2004 and the second in autumn 2005. Together, the two mirrors – made in a particularly lightweight design – have a light collecting surface that corresponds to a single 11.8 meter mirror. The observatory is said to even have the resolution of a 22.8-meter mirror in the infrared range. The observatory is located on the 3,267 m high Mount Graham. The observatory was built in a collaboration between the United States, Germany and Italy. There was also protest against the construction of the observatory. So the Apaches protested the building,

The city of Arcosanti in central Arizona, about 110 km north of Phoenix, is or is to be a complete body of urban planning. This city was founded by the architect Paolo Soleri in the Arizona desert in 1970 and is supposed to be an example of urban planning in harmony with nature. Unfortunately, at the moment only 1% of the city in which 5,000 are supposed to live has been completed. The city is currently serving as a “training mecca” for architecture students from all over the world.


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