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Papago Park, Phoenix

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Offering a safe way to explore the Sonoran Desert, Papago Park attracts visitors with its rock formations and wide variety of desert plants, including giant saguaro cacti. In addition to its extensive network of dirt and paved trails, the hilly desert park houses a botanical garden and a large zoo. The park contains sandstone formations created at least 6 million years ago, and they are notable, but its signature feature remains a small pyramidal tomb of Arizona's first governor, built in 1931 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. To orient yourself in the undeveloped desert areas, download or print a tri-fold trail map from the park's website before you visit. To visit Papago Park and get the most from your holiday in Phoenix, create itinerary details personal to you using our Phoenix tour itinerary planning website.
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  • We enjoyed to hole in the rock. Interesting site with views of the Phoenix area and surrounds. The park was awesome! I loved watching people fishing in the well stocked ponds. It was nice... 
    We enjoyed to hole in the rock. Interesting site with views of the Phoenix area and surrounds. The park was awesome! I loved watching people fishing in the well stocked ponds. It was nice...  more »
  • This is a lovely easy walk with views that are worth the short time to visit this site. The hole in the rock gives you an nice vista and makes you appreciate the desert and mountains around Phoenix. 
    This is a lovely easy walk with views that are worth the short time to visit this site. The hole in the rock gives you an nice vista and makes you appreciate the desert and mountains around Phoenix.  more »
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  • Ducks! Need I say more?
  • Absolutely beautiful!! I love the PC of historical information it comes with when you visit the pyramid. Lots of people don't even know about that. Go check it out, get some info on our history for the State if AZ. THAT1GANG MATTHEWS (YOUTUBE)

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