3,928 mountain peaks & summits
more mountains than any one of the other mountain states (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming)

26 peaks that are more than
10,000 feet in elevation

Mount Lemmon
in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the southernmost ski resort in the United States

Near Yuma
the Colorado River’s elevation dips to 70 feet above sea level, making it the lowest point in the state.

Disparate climate
can yield both the highest and lowest temperatures across the nation in the same day.

Largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines
in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region

6th largest state in the nation
covering 113,909 square miles

Arizona has 90 wilderness areas
while the Midwest as a whole has 50.

Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year.
In 2016, the park has already attracted 6 million visitors.

Four 1,300-foot skyscrapers
piled on top of each other would not reach the rim of the Grand Canyon.

48th state, becoming the last of the
contiguous states on Feb. 14, 1912

Lately, I’ve run across two companies offering Bear Camps, and they both definitely piqued my interest. Living in the mountains of Colorado, I’ve had bears cross my back patio early in the morning and at dusk and enter my garage to snack on treats in the freezer late at night when the door didn’t get shut (think homemade ice cream and chocolate truffles).

 

Incorporating the host city into the framework of the meeting is an effective way to enhance the content of the conference.

Host in Local Hotel
While attendees might flock to flag hotels, consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase the destination. In Lubbock, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers a local flair through design and cuisine; meanwhile, just a few streets over, the Cotton Court Hotel pays tribute to the area’s cotton history. 

 

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions and amenities. With nearly 60 hotels of various price points, 1000+ restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, abundant natural beauty, and four walkable districts, Plano is the perfect city for a meeting of any size.