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Top Ten Things to do in Arizona

When you are ready to explore the rest of Arizona let the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn be your basecamp. We have hotel packages that include a Grand Canyon tour or we can help you to arrange travel or a tour to any location, from Havasu Canyon to the north, to the sunny beaches of Mexico to the south. We are just minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and can arrange transportation to and from the airport. You can even skip the expensive car rental when you vacation at the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn!

  1. Find the Lost Dutchman Mine - The magnetic lure of this lost treasure has been attracting treasure seekers for over a century and a half.
  2. Swim in the Gulf of California - Just over the border, we recommend Rocky Point, Mexico because of its beautiful sandy beach and charming fishing village.
  3. Watch Spring Training baseball - The Cactus League has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the United States.
  4. Backpack the Grand Canyon - A powerful and inspiring landscape that overwhelms the senses. The best way to experience it is to hike down in and stay a few days.  
  5. Explore the ghost towns of Arizona - There are many Arizona ghost towns the most famous welcome tourists with fun events, overnight accommodations and great food.
  6. Visit Casa Grande – The Great House is one of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America and its purpose remains a mystery.
  7. Become a student at Biosphere 2 – This one-of-a-kind facility is surrounded by natural desert preserve and allows visitors to experience real-time research on the future of our planet.
  8. Marvel at Havasu Falls – The Eden-like home of the Havasupai which means "people of the blue green water". Havasupais have dwelt here for over 1,000 years.
  9. Enjoy Sedona - The traffic can be bad and the trailheads packed with cars, but you can still find solitude among the red rocks in this busy, "day hiking capital of the world."
  10. Watch Arizona Fall League baseball  - Cheer on the future superstars of Major League Baseball in an intimate setting.
  11. Cheer at University of Phoenix Stadium - Root for the Arizona Cardinals in this 63,400-seat, state of the art stadium. Home of the annual Fiesta Bowl. 
  12. Trade at Hubbell Trading Post – Purchase supplies or Navajo rugs where Native Americans, cowboys, settlers and miscreants have been trading since 1878. It’s a living museum.
  13. Drive the Apache Trail – See stunning scenery, explore ghost towns, camp at Canyon Lake and visit the ancient ruins. Part of the road is unpaved and unchanged since it was traveled by stagecoaches.
  14. Gasp at the Wild Horses of the Salt River Valley - You'll find them in the Tonto National Forest. You can even float past them down the river.