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Arizona Vacation Basic Facts

Arizona Office of Tourism, 1110 W Washington Street #155, Phoenix AZ 85007; 602-364-3700; 866-275-5816; Fax: 602-364-3701.
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State Amphibian: Arizona tree frog

State Bird: cactus wren

State Butterfly: two-tailed swallowtail

State Colors: blue and gold

State Dish: Navajo taco

State Fish: Apache trout

State Flower: saguaro cactus blossom

State Fossil: petrified wood

State Gemstone: turquoise

State Mammal: ringtail cat

State Marching Song: Arizona March Song

State Mineral: fire agate

State Neckware: bola tie

State Nickname: Grand Canyon State

State Reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake

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State Song: Arizona

State Tree: palo verde


Oraibi, Arizona Founded around 1100 AD, this is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the U.S.

Window Rock, Arizona Navajo National Capital, Navajo Tourism, P O Box 663, Window Rock AZ 86515; 928-871-6436; Fax: 928-871-7381. Web:

Tubac, Arizona The first European settlement in Arizona.

Prescott, Arizona First capital of the Arizona Territory. The Territory was organized on February 14, 1863. Prescott also served as the capital from 1877 to 1889.

Tucson, Arizona Was the capital of Arizona from 1867 to 1877.

Phoenix, Arizona Arizona State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix AZ 85007-2812; 602-542-4675. Present capital.


Arizona; By the Time I Get to Phoenix.

It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.

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