City of Phoenix website
Phoenix Visitor website
Sky Harbor International airport (PHX / KPHX)
Before it became home to 2.8 million people in the metropolitan area and some 12 million visitors a year, Phoenix was home to such Indian tribes as the Hohokam (meaning those who have gone) and pioneers who came with the first railroad line into the valley in 1887. Preserved and unpreserved Indian ruins can be found in close proximity to the city and at museums in the area. A replica pioneer village depicts 19th century life on I-17 just north of the city.
It was the introduction of the air conditioner into American life after World War II, that attracted people here by the thousands. Today Phoenix and Las Vegas share 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 to achieve statehood in 1912.
Upon arriving in Greater Phoenix, visitors quickly discover a few of the hallmarks that make this region a premier destination - near-perfect weather, ease of transportation and genuine hospitality.
The average high in Greater Phoenix is 85 degrees and with more 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, the outdoors beckon the adventurer in you.
Tourist Attractions: Grand Canyon National Park, Fort McDowell-Apache Indian Community, Arizona Mountain Tours by Jeep.