The Saguaro cactus pictured here can reach a maximum height of four stories, each arm can take up to 75 years to grow and the grandpas of the group are thought to have been around since before Lincoln got shot. These bad boys are on the endangered species list which means cactus plugging, eating, throwing or buzzing is strictly verboten.
Here's but a taste of what's in store for you down in the Valley of the Sun-
Despite the region’s fascinating history and promising economic future, the real attraction of southern Arizona remains unchanged. The timeless landscape beckons to anyone who can appreciate the spectacular beauty of a desert sunset. The region’s varied history gives the casual tourist access to frontier mining towns, relics of the “Wild West,” Spanish missions, Native American ruins, and unlimited outdoor activities.