Only in Arizona… Summer news 2010

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Only in Arizona …
In This Issue
Tucson – Arizona State Museum
Phoenix – Musical Instrument Museum
Flagstaff – Movies on the Sqaure

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Arizona Office of Tourism Launches Deals Website

The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) has launched www.ValueAZ.comin accordance with its annual in-state summer campaign, ValueAz. Although aimed at state residents to generate tax revenue, the newly launched website is open to Canadians as well, providing a one-stop-shop of great travel deals available around the state until September 30, 2010.


Slide Rock

Cool off like the locals do at Slide Rock State Park!

Cool off at a natural rock slide in an area so scenic it has been listed by Life Magazine as one of America’s ten most beautiful swimming holes.

Many people don’t consider a trip to Arizona complete without a run down Slide Rock.


For more information, please visit:
Slide Rock State Park


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Did you Know?

 The world’s largest antique, London Bridge, is located in Lake Havasu City.

This is the only object or place in the United States that has World War II damage to it. (It was damaged in London prior to moving to Lake Havasu.)


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Dear friends – 

Many Canadians think of Arizona as a winter destination, but it is time to change that thinking! Summer is the best time to get fabulous deals at some of the state’s most luxurious resorts and now you can find all this and more on one website. The Arizona Office of Tourism has launched, a site for both residents and visitors to find top-notch deals around the Grand Canyon state. This means you can get much more bang for your travel buck. And as the locals like to say, “It’s a dry heat!” 

There is tons to do around the state and so many ways to cool off, including Slide Rock State Park featured on the left column of this newsletter. So visit website today to plan your next vacation getaway!


Kathy Motton, AOT Canada


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Tucson – Arizona State Museum

March 13-September 18, 2010
Salvador Corona: Matador to Muralist

This exhibition highlights the works of beloved Mexican-born muralist and decorative artist Salvador Corona (1895-1984). Beginning in 1919 following a career as a bullfighter, which ended when his leg was gored, Corona worked artistically in Mexico, Tucson, and other parts of southern Arizona. His murals, easel paintings, and painted furniture graced (in some cases still grace) homes and businesses all over the region, illustrating idyllic pastoral scenes of Mexico’s past. This is the second exhibition in Arizona State Museum’s 2010 Year of Mexico bicentennial and centennial celebrations, and is generously underwritten in part by Marilyn Graham Lawson.

Please visit Arizona State Museum for additional information.

Phoenix – Musical Instrument Museum

Take a melodic journey through the world at the Musical Instrument Museum, the first global museum of instruments. The Museum opened April 24, 2010 and showcases cultures from around the globe with more than 12,000 instruments from nearly every country in the world. Transport to another land with wireless headsets and LCD video displays depicting the sounds and sights of the instruments and the people who use them. See the recreation of a gong workshop, listen to the sounds of the traditional Beijing Opera or experience a contemporary Ukrainian wedding procession.

If pop culture is more your thing, head to MIM’s Artist Gallery, which houses instruments from famous musicians throughout time including John Lennon, Paul Simon, the Black Eyed Peas and the Jonas Brothers. After enjoying a worldly concert, try out your own musical abilities in MIM’s Experience Gallery, where you can play instruments such as guitars, gongs and drums. The Museum is also hosting concerts in its 299-seat performance hall.

Please visit Musical Instrument Museum for additional information.

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Flagstaff – Movies on the Square

Enjoy Flagstaff’s summer weather and enjoy Movies on the Square, put on by the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance. A different movie is produced every Friday night from May to September at Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Movies are free and kid-friendly, but enjoyed by all. Live, local entertainment precedes each show starting at 6 pm.The July and August Movie Schedule is:
July 9 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
July 16 – Madagascar
July 23 – Hook
July 30 – Monsters vs Aliens
Aug 6 – Where the Wild Things Are
Aug 13 – Over the Hedge
Aug 20 – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Aug 27 – E.T. The Extraterrestrial

Please visit Movies on the Square for more information.