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Arizona Adventures in Phoenix

Phoenix was nothing but desert until a canal was dug and the farming community moved in, growing fruits, vegetables and cotton. Remnants of the early days can be seen in the Glendale Beet Sugar Factory, which is still standing southeast of downtown, but farming is not the only thing going on here. Head to this Arizona metropolis to learn more about the state's rich history.

University of Phoenix Stadium
Drive to this Glendale, Arizona, stadium to cheer on the Arizona Cardinals NFL team. The stadium's retractable roof and field make it unique and multi-purpose. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is held here every year as well as many musical performances and the occasional trade show. The facility, opened in August 2006, has 63,400 seats and can expand to 72,200. The field was awarded the "Venue Excellence Award" by the International Association of Venue Managers in 2012, and, in addition, was named the #1 performer among 31 NFL venues in the implementation of league mandated security measures in 2013 and 2015.  You'll have to visit to see why!

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
This member of the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1994 by Will Bruder, to protect the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site and to be a center for rock art research. The site is considered sacred and is an exciting place to educate the public on Native American art and traditions. Guided tours are available through the museum and on the petroglyph trail. Kid-oriented tours are available, all for the same cost as general admission. Field trips often visit the museum and include tours and clay art activities, allowing students to get a feel for creating their own rock art. Research on the lives of people who created the rock art at this preserve is constant, done by Arizona State University and the Bureau of Land Management. Ask your tour guide what research they're working on when you visit this piece of Native American history.

West Wind Drive-In and Public Market
Take a trip back in time when you visit this drive-in theater. Tune your FM radio to the station listed on your ticket for access to the movie's audio and catch a double feature from the comfort of your car. With movies from the latest releases the classics, you're sure to find something you'd like to see! If you can go on a Tuesday, tickets are $5.25 per person for Family Fun night. Snacks include nachos, hot dogs, popcorn and all your favorite movie candy treats. Just remember, SUVs and bigger vehicles are asked to park in the back in order to ensure the best view for everyone. On weekends, year round, the theater becomes a public market where you can buy anything from produce to clothing, tools and household items.

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