Every area of the Southwest has its own unique set of diverse and captivating landscapes, and Arizona is no exception. Here is a list of must visit attractions in Arizona can be described as lesser known.

  1. Canyon De Chelly National Monument
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The Navajo people are honored with thousands of ruins, carvings, and sculptures on rocks. It is listed by the National Park Service as a living monument. Around campfires, after a walk on the trails, a ride on horseback or a jeep trip, travelers get a sense of the past and spirituality of the canyon.

2. Walnut Canyon National Monument

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This National Monument gives visitors a glimpse of the past of what village life may have been like at this unique place. In some of the deepest caves, the remains of more than 300 intricately built rooms still remain. Artifacts from as far as the Gulf of Mexico were found within the canyon, proof that the people were part of an extensive network of commerce. The best way to get a feel for the place is to walk the paved Island Trail which circles around a prominent rock peninsula that juts into the canyon.

3. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

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Hubbell Trading Post displays history and the present side by side. The most historic trading post on the Navajo reservation is a museum in equal parts, an art gallery and a market, a location where the Navajo people still come to sell or exchange cloths, resources and supplies

4 . Santa Claus Ghost Town

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Are you a fan of Christmas? Have you ever imagined what Christmas town would looklike if it were a theme-park? Moreover, have you ever wondered what that theme-park may look like if it were in a apocalyptic world? Look no further. This once popular stop is much less recognizable as remnants of a Santa Clause town are now covered in graffiti. Still an a great stop on the way to Las Vegas, just a short drive North of Kingman, Az. 

5. Picture Canyon National and Cultural Preserve

Source: Wikipedia

Picture Canyon is a special characteristic of the break between two lava flows on the east side of Flagstaff, the Rio de Flag. Thanks to its archaeological, geographical and wildlife wealth, it has been the main priority of the community for decades.