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The Tonto National Forest occupies about 3 million acres which generally lie north of Phoenix to the Mogollon Rim and east to the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations. The western boundary is approximately Interstate 17, which stretches north of Phoenix to Flagstaff. The lower elevations are of the Sonoran Desert type while the northern portion of the forest is generally Pinon, Juniper, and Ponderosa Pine types.

Location: PO Box 5348, 2324 E McDowell Road, Phoenix Arizona 85010 Telephone 602-225-5200

Other Science nearby:
(Phoenix) Arizona Science Center
(Mesa) Mesa Southwest Museum
(Phoenix) Tonto National Forest

02/03 Coming to The Phoenix 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.