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Phoenix It is also the fifth-most populous city in the United States and the largest state capital by population.with more than 1.4 million residents and growing.(The Greater Phoenix Area including the surrounding cities of Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe has a population of nearly 4.5 million. on February 25, 1881, it was home to approximately 2,500 people).

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Phoenix ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.  

It lies along the Salt River in the south-central part of the state, about 120 miles (190 km) north of the Mexico border and midway between El Paso, Texas, and Los Angeles, California.

Phoenix was home to previous civilizations, such as the Hohokam. Phoenix is believed to have gotten its name from Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes.

Much of the Colorado River water that churns through the Grand Canyon flows down to Phoenix via the Central Arizona Project canal. The Arizona Canal Trail is almost 12 miles long and meanders alongside a river, perfect for walking, running and biking.

Phoenix has more sunny days than any other metropolitan city in the U.S.- 320 days.

The Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix is featured in the opening sequence of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 slasher-thriller, Psycho.

The Greater Phoenix area is often referred to as “the Valley.” The reason behind this is that it is partially surrounded by various mountain ranges like the Superstitions in the East, the White Tanks to the West, the McDowell’s to the Northeast, and the Sierra Estrella’s to the Southwest.

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Grand Canyon National Park Arizona   

he Grand Canyon Arizona The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world  (A list compiled by CNN in 1997)
The park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979..
Scientists believe at least part of it is 70 million years old. (Famed explorer John Wesley Powell was the first to call it the Grand Canyon, doing so in 1871).
The Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River. A mile (1.6 km) deep. At its widest point the Grand Canyon stretches 18 miles (29 kilometres) across.(Though widely considered one of the world's most spectacular canyons, the Grand Canyon is neither the world's longest or deepest gorge).
There are about 1,000 caves in the park, but only 335 have been explored.
Temperatures vary greatly within the canyon. From the rim of the canyon to its lowest point, the temperature can change by more than 25 degrees.
This park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. (around 5 million visitors enjoying its immense beauty every year, In 1926, seven years after became a national park, it had 37,745 visitors).
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European to discover the canyon was the Spaniard Garcia López de Cárdenas in 1540.

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Buy an admission pass online, park in Tusayan (the little town just outside the front gate) and take a free shuttle to Grand Canyon Village.
Visit the Imax Theater in Tusayan to see "Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets," a 34-minute film showing up to 10 times a day.
Enhance your Grand Canyon experience with an entertaining train ride The historic Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. (The 65-mile journey takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.) 
Grand Canyon National Park PO Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Phone: (928) 638-7888. 

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Utha Antelope Canyon  

Amazing fantasy world of sandstone which has been carved. 
This famous canyon has been sculpted and carved out by the powers of flash floods rushing to the Colorado River and summer sandstorms over hundreds of thousands of years.
Is one of those places that you have to see to believe. 
It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew)
At a 7.5 miles apart,both canyons  they are real gems.
The 4 million visitors come here annually. 
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means 'the place where water runs through rocks'. Walking through the sandstone walls of the Upper Antelope Canyon you will discover  magical world.
Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (called "Hasdestwazi"), or 'spiral rock arches'.  

.Both are in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation. They are accessible by guided tour only.Antelope is the most visited slot canyon, ( Unfortunately, photo tours of Lower Antelope Canyon were cancelled in 2018, because the place got so popular, since it is extremely beautiful), the conditions are ideal with the combination of depth, width, length, rock color and ambient light.  (Upper Antelope Canyon is the section the has the famous ‘sun beams’ from April 1st to September 30th around mid-day). 
 22  South Lake Powell Boulevard Page, AZ 86040
Tel: +1 855-574-9102   Email:
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