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Hidden Gems of the Southwest are attractions that individuals may have never heard of but are absolutely worthy of a visit. And Arizona certainly has more than a few. Check out these unique attractions in Arizona.

Tonto Natural Bridge

Tonto Natural Bridge
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Tonto Natural Bridge happens to be a natural arch which is considered to be the most largest genuine travertine bridge in the world. The bridge rests inside a little valley enclosed by pine trees within Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The arch is a 183-foot-high bridge over a  four hundred- tunnel. Moreover, there is a series of underground springs with mineral-laden waters. There are a few hiking trails that descend inside the canyon, permitting visitors to truly appreciate the magnificence of this unique marvel

Deer Valley Petroglyph Cove Preserve, Phoenix

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This particular archaeology museum located in the Sonoran Desert safeguards one of the biggest quantities of petroglyphs in the Arizona. The best part is there public tours that offer visitors the chance to have a moment with history. The best time to take the tour is during sunset. The petroglyphs which are between 500 and 7,000 years old, with and at least one source dating them to 10,000 years ago; are truly an amazing feature in Arizona.

Superstition Mountain Museum 

Elvis Presley Chapel
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The Superstition Mountain Museum rests at the base of the Superstition Mountains. The museum is one of the more unique attractions in Arizona as it’s focus is around the Superstition Mountain and the famous tale of the Lost Dutchman Gold, surrounding geology and wildlife, and Native American artifacts. Moreover, the museum also gives insight to the how the surrounding areas have been used for many Hollywood films. 

Chiricahua National Monument, Wilcox

Chiricahua National Monument
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Why dream about being on Mars, when the Chiricahua hoodoos is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. Hoodoo they think they are? This unique National Monument has 8-miles paved scenic driving and lots of day-use hiking trails to incorporate possibilities to discover the beauty, natural ambiance, and dwellers of this 12,025 acre site.

Chiricahua Riders
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What would you do to see hoodoos? In case you didn’t know, hoodoos are beautiful, narrow stone formations that look like the environment for some strange planet. Hoodoos are an amazing feature of this National Monument and lend to create unique Southwest Experiences Chiricahua is an especially unique place due to the fact that it holds a large collection of hoodoos to initiate a breathtaking landscape.

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