2012 Arizona Official State Visitor Guide - (Page 70)

Best Bets The Colorado river along arizona’s West Coast offers plenty of thrills. Get your kicks on Route 66, play on the Colorado River or mine a rich lode of desert history by EdiE Jarolim Arizona’s West Coast EnginEEring WondErs It’s easy to see why the American Society of Civil Engineers dubbed Hoover Dam one of the Seven Modern Engineering Wonders in the US. Completed in 1935, this massive, 726-foot-high wall of concrete curves into a canyon that straddles Arizona and Nevada. Arizona’s newest engineering marvel, the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge completed in 2010, is anchored by a massive concrete arch that spans the canyon just south of Hoover Dam. No question: London Bridge did a fine job spanning England’s Thames River in 1830, but it was its dismantling and reconstruction in Lake Havasu City in 1971 that really made Hoover dam, dedicated in 1935, harnessed the power of the Colorado river for electricity. it newsworthy. Another marvel, the Grand Canyon Skywalk affords visitors a unique perspective on the state’s famous abyss. This glass-bottomed cantilever platform juts out 70 feet over a lookout some 4,000 feet above the Colorado River coursing through the canyon floor. O ffb eat a Z rOn nieBruGGe Descendants of those used by miners in the late 19th century, the tame burros that roam the streets of oatman are now employed to attract tourists, who are encouraged—especially by the burros—to feed them. 70 Arizona 2012 Official State Visitor’s Guide COurteSy Of LAke HAVASu City COnVentiOn And ViSitOrS BureAu

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2012 Arizona Official State Visitor Guide

2012 Arizona Official State Visitor Guide
Contents
A Grand Canyon Grand Tour
Arizona Alfresco
Main Street Strolls
Arizona State Map
Statewide Calendar of Events
Phoenix & Central Arizona
Regional Map
Resource Guide
Activities & Attractions Listings
Accommodations
Golf
RV Parks
Tucson & Southern Arizona
Regional Map
Resource Guide
Activities & Attractions Listings
Accommodations
Golf
RV Parks
Northern Arizona
Regional Map
Resource Guide
Activities & Attractions Listings
Accommodations
RV Parks
Arizona’s West Coast
Regional Map
Resource Guide
Activities & Attractions Listings
Accommodations
RV Parks
North Central Arizona
Regional Map
Resource Guide
Activities & Attractions Listings
Accommodations
Arizona’s Indian Country
Tribal Treasures: Shopping for American Indian Arts & Crafts
Calendar of American Indian Events
Map of Arizona’s American Indian Lands
A Comprehensive Listing of Arizona’s American Indian Tribes
Smart Traveler
Arizona Visitor Centers
Arizona Mileage Map

2012 Arizona Official State Visitor Guide

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