Significant development has been tourism in Arizona for the presence of places of great scenic interest and many vestiges of ancient Indian civilizations and the Spanish domination.
The main tourist attraction of the state is without a doubt the Grand Canyon of Colorado, one of the most amazing natural spectacles on the planet, and since 1979 a UNESCO World Heritage.
But many others are the wild beauty places of the region, many of which have been included in national parks or monuments.
Among the natural and landscape beauty of Arizona not to miss the visit to the three national parks of the state: Grand Canyon National Park, Petrified Forest National Park and Saguaro National Park, another top attraction is the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, located along the border between Arizona and Utah.
Other interesting natural landscapes are those of the Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, Canyon de Chelly, Paria River, Vermilion Cliffs, dell’Antelope Canyon, Organ Pipe Cactus, Wet Beaver Wilderness, Marble Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Pima Canyon, Sycamore Canyon, Canyon, Texas, Topock Gorge, Virgin River Gorge and Coal Mine Canyon.
Among the most interesting archaeological sites of Native Americans of Arizona there are: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Palatki, Pipe Spring National Monument, Tonto National Monument, Tuzigoot National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, Awatovi Ruins, Hohokam Pima National Monument, Sikyátki, Sobaipuri.
To see the old Jesuit missions of the Sonora desert, is to visit the Tumacácori National Historical Park, where there are the old Spanish mission of San José de Tumacácori and the missions ruins of Los Santos de Guevavi Angeles and San Cayetano de Calabazas.
Other beautiful missions are San Pedro y San Pablo del Tubutama, San Xavier del Bac, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Arizpe (Sonora), Los Santos Reyes de Cucurpe, Nuestra Señora del Pilar y Santiago de Cocóspera, San Antonio Paduano del Oquitoa, San Ignacio de Cabúrica, La Purísima Concepción de Caborca.