The Top 5 Cultural Attractions — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:
32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623
The $150 million facility opened in 1991 as a massive closed system that would last for 100 years to test nature, technology and human endurance. Opened to the public in 2002, visitors to Biosphere 2 can explore inside the 3.15-acre structure on a fully-guided tour.
The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam in 1937. Today, close to 1 million visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the U.S.
314 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
In 1962, the 130-year-old London Bridge was discovered to be sinking into the Thames. In 1968, the bridge was put up for auction and Robert P. McCulloch was the winning bidder. He spent $7 million to move the bridge to Lake Havasu City.
Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721
Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory’s “sky island” observing site. The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9,157 feet summit of Mt. Lemmon and on the extensive knowledge base at the University of Arizona to deliver educational adventures.
Navajo National Monument
End of State Highway 564 off of US Highway 160, Tonalea, AZ 86044
The monument preserves and protects three large ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. At the largest cliff dwellings in Arizona, experience first-hand the museums, picnic areas, campgrounds and short trails.