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a limited number of hotel rooms!
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plus tax. Email Cathy
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you planning to schedule a committee
or other meeting during JCDL 2004?
To ensure meeting room availability,
please contact Cathy
Larson as soon as possible.
Space is available on a first-come,
first-served basis and is limited,
so reserve early!
Grand Canyon State offers a wide
variety of attractions, including
beautiful state and national parks,
cultural activities, and historic
sites with a flavor of the Old West.
The landscape of Arizona varies
from high mountains to low desert,
from grassland to lake country.
also known as the Old Pueblo, presents
a number of local area attractions
as well, such as museums, parks,
art and cultural events, shopping,
is a great place for a family vacation.
This page will introduce you to
some of our local and state attractions.
We invite you to come on by and
stay for a while!
-- The JCDL 2004 Organizing Committee
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
is often the first place recommended
to visitors. Located about 15 miles
west of Tucson, this “living
museum” exhibits over 300
desert creatures and over 1300 different
kinds of plants. Indoor and outdoor
exhibits encourage comfort regardless
of the weather or temperature. Not
to be missed: the newly renovated
hummingbird exhibit. For more information,
including hours, directions, and
current exhibits, visit their web
site at http://www.desertmuseum.org/.
Tucson Studios served
location for hundreds of movies
made about the Old West. As well
as serving as an active studio,
Old Tucson is also now a park featuring
concerts, shows and other events.
Located in the desert west of Tucson,
Old Tucson offers dining and entertainment
choices suitable for the whole family:
II was developed in
the late 1980s as a scientific research
station to explore human habitation
in a closed environment. Set in
the desert about 20 miles north
Biosphere II offers visitors the
chance to examine the many “habitats”
of the center, including an ocean
biome, a rainforest, and a Baja
California-type lower desert complete
with coastal fog! For details and
a virtual tour, visit their web
site at http://www.bio2.edu/.
• Sabino Canyon in the Catalina
• Colossal Cave Mountain Park
• Saguaro National Park (http://www.nps.gov/sagu/)
Interested in learning more about
Tucson and Southwest culture before
you come? Check out these great
• La Cadena Que No Se Corta:
The Traditional Arts of Tucson’s
Mexican-American Community (http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/cadena/cadena.html)
• Cowboy Songs and Singers:
Of Lifeways and Legends (http://www.library.arizona.edu/cowboysongs/)
• Defining the Southwest (http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/definingsw/)
• Fred Harvey Collection:
Traveling the Rails in Grand Style
• Mission Churches of the
Sonoran Desert (http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/swf/mission.shtml)
• Sabino Canyon: Our Desert
• Southern Arizona Folk Arts
most magnificent natural attraction,
a 6-7 hour drive from Tucson (depending
on traffic). Visitors
can view the national
park by car, foot, air, mule and train
(reservations required). The park
offers nearby hotels, tent and RV
* For more information and a photo
gallery, see http://www.arizonaguide.com/nature_grand.asp
* For official park information see
* Reservations may be made through
the National Park system at http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/grand_canyon_national_park.htm
/ Oak Creek Area –
The Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon area
offers the unparalleled
beauty of “Red Rock”
country. For activities, attractions,
lodging and more, see the area’s
official tourism guide at http://www.sedona-verdevalley.com/.
About 4 hours north of Tucson, located
Arizona vacation destinations:
• Canyon de Chelly National
Monument – http://www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm
• Flagstaff - http://www.flagstaffarizona.org/
• Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
• Monument Valley Navajo Tribal
Park – http://www.desertusa.com/monvalley/.
• Phoenix metropolitan area
• White Mountains –
American Tribes – Arizona
has twenty-one tribes within its
boundaries. Many tribes offer festivals
and other events that are open to
the public. See http://www.arizonaguide.com/nativeAmerican_1.asp
for a list of tribes, links to their
websites (where available) and additional
background information; see also
the web site for “500 Nations”
Tribes in and near Tucson include
the Pascua Yaqui (in Tucson) and
the Tohono O’odham (near Sells).
information available at: