On Valentine’s Day 1912 Arizona became a state. The word Arizona means "little spring" in the Papago language. The state is located in the southwestern region of the United States, and is filled with a rich history of artifacts from past inhabitants. Many of the ruins and artifacts can be toured with Southwest Custom Tours at the State and National Parks found in Arizona.
As the pioneers and seekers of a fortune in the areas rich miming explored further into the Arizona territory, the Apache Indian tribes began to revolt. Cochise and Geronimo were two of the most powerful leaders of these rebellious clans. Hiding in the hot desert canyons of Arizona they lead many successful raids against the encroaching white settlers.
The arts play a major role in Arizona, The culture and history of Arizona has been inspiration for many artists who work in many different mediums including paint sculpture and bronze, you will find a variety of public art in the area.
FORE! Golfing is a big favorite for visitors to Arizona during the winter months. There are several professional class courses in Arizona. One of which, The Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale is host to a PGA golf tournament The FBR Open which is played every January in Scottsdale.