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Arizona: See. Do. Explore.

Natural wonders and native experiences make Arizona a one-of-a-kind travel destination. With easy access to major highways and interstates, Peoria is the perfect place from which to venture out and explore the undeniable charm of the desert Southwest.

Day trips around the state can unveil the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon; the flair of the old west that still lives in towns like Cave Creek, Jerome and Tombstone; the awe-inspiring splendor of the red rocks of Sedona; the spirituality of the Navajo Nation; and much more. Spring Has Sprung LP

Only a two and a half hour drive from Peoria, Flagstaff has many outdoor activities to offer in the cool pines of Northern Arizona. Flagstaff is the gateway to Snow Bowl and the San Francisco Peaks, Wupatki National Monument, and plenty of Route 66 history.

Ghost Town of Jerome
One of the wildest mining towns in the Old West, Jerome is now a quiet attraction for tourists. Many of the historic structures are still as they were in Jerome's heyday.

Old Tucson and Tombstone
Old Tucson and Tombstone offers a look at the Old West as it once was in the days of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and the Clanton brothers at the O.K. Corral.

Montezuma Castle National Monument
This five-story, 20-room cliff dwelling nestled into a limestone recess high above Beaver Creek served as a "high-rise apartment building" for prehistoric Sinagua Indians over 600 years ago.

Lake Havasu City
Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. About a 3-1/2 hour drive from Peoria.

Salt River Recreation
Enjoy a day of tubing or rafting down the cool Salt River in Fountain Hills. Tubing tours and rafting tours are available. About an hour's drive from Peoria.

Bisbee Arizona
During its late 19th-century mining heyday, Bisbee was the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco and was known for such bawdy locales as Brewery Gulch, which was a stretch of rowdy saloons. About 4 hours from Peoria.

The White Mountains
Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Snowflake, Taylor, Springerville, Eagar, St. Johns, Heber-Overgaard and the White Mountain Apache Tribe welcome you to the recreation wonderland known as the White Mountains. About 5 hours from Peoria. Ideal for fishing in the summer, home of Sunrise Ski Resort during the winter months.

Grand Canyon
More than just the State of Arizona's trademark, the Grand Canyon offers hiking, Colorado River rafting, helicopter tours and more. A worthwhile 4- to 5-hour drive from Peoria.

Sedona / Oak Creek Canyon
Sedona is a major tourism attraction known for its natural beauty and famous red rock landscapes. About a 2-hour drive from Peoria.

Payson and Rim Country
Boasting the World's Oldest Rodeo, Payson is about an hour and forty-five minute drive from Peoria. A quaint small town atmosphere, Payson offers a variety of outdoor adventures in the pines.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Casa Grande, or "Big House," is one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in North America. Casa Grande Ruins, the nation's first archaeological preserve, protects the Casa Grande and other archaeological sites within its boundaries.

Bullhead City
Located near the spot where Arizona, Nevada and California meet, Bullhead City is a rapidly growing community nestled along the beautiful blue waters of the Colorado River. About 3-1/2 hours from Peoria.

Meteor Crater
Located 35 miles East of Flagstaff off Interstate 40 Meteor Crater is the first proven and best preserved meteor crater on earth. About a 3-hour drive from Peoria.

Laughlin Nevada
Just across the river from Bullhead City, Arizona, Laughlin offers a variety of resort/casinos as well as fun activities for tourists such as jet skiing, boat tours and more. About 3-1/2 hours from Peoria.

This old western town has a great deal to offer including old mines, the famous Vulture Mine, gold panning, rodeo, shopping, good food and much more. About 1 hour from Peoria.