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Phoenix, the State Capital, is located in Maricopa County and it is the county seat. It lies northwest of Tucson between Wickenburg and Florence along Interstate 17. The city also is near Lake Pleasant and Saguaro Lake.

Phoenix was established at the site of an ancient Native American irrigation system. Named after the mythical bird, it was a new town risen from an old habitation. In 1868, pioneers capitalized on the system's remains; water was diverted from the Salt River and farming began. Construction of the 1911 Roosevelt Dam on the river brought water and power to Phoenix, ushering in a new farming era.

Today, Phoenix is the sun-drenched hub of the agriculturally rich Salt River Valley. It also is an electronics, research and development, telecommunications and aerospace center. Phoenix boasts numerous indoor and outdoor diversions, including parks, national monuments, museums and sports teams.

Phoenix is part of the Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona metro area.

10th Annual Polish Festival | St. George Feast of the Middle East | Academy Of Business College | American Express Travel School | Apollo College-Westside | Arizona Hall of Fame Museum | Arizona State University-West | Desert Princess at Lake Pleasant | Extended Stay America Phoenix - Chandler - E. Chandler Blvd. | Hairstylists Barber College | High-Tech Institute | Long Medical Institute | Mariciopa County Fair | Occupational Training Center | Outdoor Encounters | Phoenix Pride Festival | Red Rocks Music Festival | San Carlos Hotel |
Airports Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport |
Art Phoenix Art Museum | Rosensteel Gallery | Take 2 Photography | Tokugawa Gallery | Arizona Exposition & State Fair | Camelback Mountain | Grey Line Tours |
Arizona Counties Maricopa County |
Arizona State Parks Lost Dutchman State Park |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Royal Palms |
Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives Agua Caliente |
Education American Institute | Apollo College-Phoenix Inc | Arizona Bible College | Arizona Institute of Business and Technology | Desert Institute School of Classical Homeopathy | Grand Canyon University | Grand Canyon University | Ottawa University-Phoenix | Pangaea Quest |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Alexi's Grill | Another Pointe in Tyme | Aunt Chilada's Hide-away at Squaw Peak | Avanti of Phoenix | Beefeaters Restaurant | Bobby McGee's Restaurant | China Gate Metrocenter | Compass Restaurant | Coyote Springs Brewing Co. | Cucina! Cucina! Italian Cafe Phoenix | Decades/Phoenix Live! at Arizona Center | Emerald Room | Greekfest | Havana Cafe-Phoenix | Moondoggie's Tourist Trap & Beach Bar | Orbit Restaurant & Jazz Club | Pronto Ristorante | Restaurant Roxand | Shogun Restaurant, Inc | Stacy's Restaurant | Steamed Blues | T-Bone Steakhouse | Teeter House | The Eggery | Tucchetti |
Golf Embassy Suites Phx Biltmore | Legacy Golf Resort | Arizona State Hospital | Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center | Maryvale Hospital Medical Center | Paradise Valley Hospital | Phoenix Memorial Hospital | Select Specialty Hospital of Phoenix | St Joseph's Hospital Medical Center |
History Arizona State Capitol Museum | Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting | Heard Museum | Museo Chicano | Phoenix Heritage Square | Phoenix Police Museum | The Swindall House | Wrigley Mansion |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Ambassador Inn | Hacienda Alta Bed & Breakfast | Legacy Golf Resort | Los Olivos Hotel & Suites | Mystery Castle | Phoenix Airport Super 8 | Ramada Limited Suites | Red Lion Hotel | Sleep Inn-Sky Harbor Airport | The Pointe Hilton Resort at Squaw Peak | Yum Yum Tree Guest House | Arizona State Parks | Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Ann Bengis, Real Estate Agent | David Oliverson Real Estate Agent | Gonzalo Enriquez, Real Estate Agent | Greg Sapp, Real Estate Agent | Gwen Ceylon, REALTOR | Headquarters West | Jeanie Cutting REALTOR | John Sutton REALTOR | Malia Heaton | Mary Thomason, Real Estate Agent | Mike Salyer, REALTOR | Richard Larsen, REALTOR | Susan McGough Real Estate Agent | Tom Bryant, REALTOR | World Class Realty |
RV campgrounds and dealers Sunflower RV Resort |
Shopping Arizona Center | Biltmore Fashion Park | Divine Designs |
Sports and Sporting Events America West Arena | Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball | Arizona Foothills Volleyball Club | Arrowhead Desert Jeep Tours | Encanto Park | Painted Rock Petroglyph Site | South Mountain Park |
Transportation Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport |
Wildlife Viewing AMEC-Small Animal Hospital | Phoenix Greyhound Park | Phoenix Zoo | Veterinary Neurological Center |

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02/22 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em" class by Jean Groen.