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Sky Harbor International airport (PHX / KPHX)
Before it became home to 2.8 million people in themetropolitan area and some 12 million visitors a year,Phoenix was home to such Indian tribes as the Hohokam (meaning those who havegone) and pioneers who came with the first railroad line into the valley in1887. Preserved and unpreserved Indian ruins can be found in close proximity tothe city and at museums in the area. A replica pioneer village depicts 19th centurylife on I-17 just north of the city.
Itwas the introduction of the air conditioner into American life after World WarII, that attracted people here by the thousands. Today Phoenix and Las Vegasshare the distinction of being the fastest growing cities in the country.
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, which was the last of the lower 48 states toachieve statehood in 1912.
Upon arriving in Greater Phoenix,visitors quickly discover a few of the hallmarks that make this region a premierdestination - near-perfect weather, ease of transportation and genuinehospitality.
The average high in Greater Phoenix is 85 degrees and withmore than 325 days of sunshine per year, smiles are wide and spirits are high.From the moment you touch down at Sky Harbour International airport, theoutdoors beckon the adventurer in you.
Tourist Attractions: Grand Canyon National Park,Fort McDowell-Apache Indian Community, Arizona Mountain Tours by Jeep.
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