After 28 years in St. Louis, the Cardinals relocated to Arizona in the spring of 1988 and made Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University their new home.
Their first season in the Valley of the Sun began optimistically when the team raced to a 7-4 record and a share of the NFC Eastern Division lead. But untimely injuries struck and a five-game losing streak ensued to finish the year, dashing hopes of the club's first postseason berth since 1982.
The Cardinals' new home provided club single-game (67,139 vs. Dallas in the Arizona inaugural game) and single-season (472,937) attendance records in the team's first autumn in Arizona.
Four coaching changes and a name change have altered the face of the Cardinals since their Arizona arrival. Following their first two seasons in the desert, long-time Washington assistant Joe Bugel arrived as head coach, a position he held for four seasons until Buddy Ryan was named head coach and general manager on February 3, 1994. Vince Tobin succeeded Ryan as head coach on February 7, 1996. Then on December 18, 2000, Dave McGinnis, the Cardinals' dynamic five-year defensive coordinator, was named the franchises head coach.
On March 17, 1994, Bidwill announced his intention to change the name of the team to the Arizona Cardinals. The change was adopted unanimously by vote of NFL owners the following week.
All the Cardinals' franchise attendance records have been established since moving to the desert. The record-setting inaugural season attendance total was eclipsed in 1994 when 497,330 fans, or 62,166 per game, spun the Sun Devil Stadium turnstiles.
The top 10 single-game home crowds in franchise history have watched the Cardinals in Sun Devil Stadium, including the largest, a throng of 73,025 that saw the Cards face Dallas on September 19, 1993.
The 1995 season also marked another milestone when the Cardinals served as the host team for Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium on January 28, 1996.
The 1998 Arizona squad, one of the NFL's youngest teams, ended the franchise's 15-year playoff drought and notched the Cardinals' first postseason victory since 1947.
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!
Casino Arizona is truly your home for the hottest gaming action around Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. We proudly offer more than 900 ticket-pay multi-denominational slot machines, including many high-limit slots, plus live Blackjack and other table games, 47 non-smoking poker tables (at our Talking Stick Resort location only), and live fast-action Keno. Additionally, Starz Sports Bar offers video poker slots and numerous televisions for viewing sporting events. Put it all together, and Casino Arizona turns any ordinary night out into an event to remember!
The Cerreta Candy Company is an old family owned business. Founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law's factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family. It's this deep family involvement and their time honored authentic production methods which ensure the highest possible quality and homemade taste of every piece of Cerreta Candy from the caramels to the chocolates.
Families, friends, and teams of co-workers are invited to the Challenger Space Center to participate in an exciting space-based learning environment where children, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and other community members fly simulated space flight missions involving flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.
The Challenger Space Center?s Technology Flight Deck features over $1 million in technology, including a Mission Control room designed after Johnson Space Center; the Spacecraft, designed to simulate a room onboard the International Space Station (ISS); and the ESTM, or Earth Space Transit Module, which transports teams of crewmembers up to dock with the ISS so they can live and work in space.
Member Proudly Supports: - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Our goal is to create great memories for our clients by providing the highest level of quality, professionalism and fun. We decided to get in the photo booth business to be able to spend more time making people happy, which is why it is very likely that we will be working your event to give you that personal experience.
Member Proudly Supports: - We are a large contributor of Make a Wish Foundation. Our company strives to be a leader in the community by offering Fundraising opportunities for local and national non profit organiztions. We heavily support Police, Fire and Military and we work diligently to be great neighbors of all of our local businesses and commnity members. Please reach out to us to help support your community.
Ready! Set! Wait a minute! Do you know what you're doing? There's so much fun going on at Dave & Buster's, you could get lost before you even get going! So stop at the front desk first to get your Power Card.
Why does everybody need a Power Card? Mainly because it's your key to unlocking an action-packed, extreme-fun experience! Charge it up to play every game in our amazing Midway.
It?s time to start winning at Desert Diamond West Valley!
The party features an exhilarating mix of world-class gaming, exquisite dining experiences and big name entertainment!
An Enterprise of the Tohono O?odham Nation, Desert Diamond Casinos recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.
Desert Diamond Casinos is an Enterprise of the Tohono O?odham Nation, investing into its own tribal enterprises to foster economic development while simultaneously maintaining control over the enterprises? impacts on the environment, natural resources, and tribal cultural values. The Nation?s enterprises provide much of the financial resources needed to manage day-to-day government operations as well as a full governmental infrastructure. The Nation encourages economic development and has micro-loan organizations that provide assistance to tribal members who have business plans intended to contribute to the Tohono O?odham Nation?s growing self-sustainability.
Dr. Buck Entertainment & Productions/Wild Western Festival
A full service Entertainment Provider and Event Production Company with over 30 Years Experience. Producer of The Biggest Western Event in the Southwest, the "Wild Western Festival", held at Glendale Arizona's Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park.
Experience the old town charm and hospitality of historical Glendale, Arizona. University of Phoenix stadium (Cardinals NFL) and Jobing.com stadium (Coyotes) are only 4 miles away! We are also conveniently located to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which is only 20 minutes from us and downtown Phoenix is 15 minutes. There is nothing better than staying in a luxury Inn, in one of the oldest buildings in the heart of old town surrounded by antique shops, bars, and home town unique eateries.
We also host afternoon teas daily from 11am-4pm; a delightfully decadent afternoon with a traditional high tea on fine china, antique & replica tea cups & tea pots, and a wonderful display of finger sandwiches, quiche, three tiered sweet plates, freshly made scones, Devonshire cream, & lemon curd. Every Saturday our staff dresses up in period outfits!
If you're looking for a small, romantic venue for your wedding, we are the perfect place. Our weddings are truly a place of nostalgia, romance, & intimacy.
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Glenfair Lanes is the perfect place to throw a party!
Who doesn't love a birthday where everything is taken care of? Invitations. Decorations. Catering. Games and party favors. At Glenfair Lanes, it's all here. And best of all, it's designed so you and your guests can celebrate exactly the way you want.
No matter the age or skill level, our parties are hard to beat. Choose from a variety of birthday packages to make it a fun filled experience. You'll have people talking well after the party is over!
Gogh Paint is a FUN place to go to Paint on Canvas. We have talented artists that will walk you through the painting of the day/evening. We supply all the painting supplies. We allow adults 21 and over to bring wine or beer to the adult classes. We have glasses and corkscrews to use.
I have enjoyed many different artistic crafts throughout my life. However, it has always been for my own personal enjoyment. I have a degree in Business Management and have primarily worked in the banking and real estate industry for the past 25 years. I have been a licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1999 as well. Although I enjoyed these jobs, I never felt fulfilled. When I discovered the paint on canvas business, I knew right away that I had to have my own studio! I love the artistic and social aspect of it. I am excited to share my love of art with you!
Although this business is primarily about painting on canvas, I intend on introducing specialty classes as well, so make sure to check out the website monthly for new things!
The mission of the Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. is to generate income for the Community, to provide employment opportunities for the Community and to participate in the economic growth of the Gila River Indian Community.
Learn more about our awards, history and community outreach.
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. will be Arizona's first choice in casino entertainment for both work and play.
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Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. provides quality casino entertainment with exceptional customer service and innovative casino gaming experiences while providing rewarding employment opportunities and revenues for the Community.
There is a new, innovative way in the Phoenix area for people of all ages to get music lessons. It?s called The Music Bus ? Music Lessons That Come to You. Serving the entire Valley, The Music Bus travels to neighborhoods, schools, day-care centers, community centers or any location where we can park the bus and currently teaches piano and guitar lessons ON the Bus!
9744 W. Northern Avenue Suite 1360 Peoria, AZ 85345
Park West is a 355,000 square foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Peoria, Arizona on Northern Avenue at the northwest corner of Loop 101. Its ideal location is approximately one mile northwest of the new Arizona Cardinals football stadium and the Phoenix Coyote's hockey stadium.
The open-air center is anchored by a 14-screen Harkins Theatre, 7 sit-down
restaurants, more than 30 specialty retailers and two beautiful parks. The
center's western resort feel includes relaxing
Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the IndyCar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
Locals consider Rawhide to be the Best Western destination of Arizona! The readers of azcentral.com and the Arizona Republic nominated and selected Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse of Wild Horse Pass as Best Western Experience of Arizona.
Live Action Stunt Shows!
The roughest, toughest, stunt show around with an entirely new look. These boys are the real reason the West was wild! Witness gunfights, explosions, daring falls, and all the antics of the cowboy characters. Show offerings and times may vary from day to day.
RAWHIDE ZIP LINE
Soar above the streets of the Old West on the all new Rawhide Zip Line! See Rawhide like never before on the newest attraction at Rawhide Western Town!
Back by popular demand, Rawhide?s Petting Zoo! Kids of all ages can visit and pat miniature donkeys, pot belly pigs, sheep and goats.
Want to strike it rich? Try your luck panning for (fool?s) gold just like the pioneers. Word around town is that the biggest nugget is yet to be found.
Over the years, Rawhide has earned an award-winning reputation as Arizona?s original family steakhouse. The menu celebrates the spirit and hospitality of its Western roots through traditional cooking and true hungry-cowboy portions.
Our new executive chef listened to the customers and has introduced a new menu including a Family Style Dining option, a finger licking BBQ Sampler, St. Luis Back Ribs, Country Fried Chicken, Burgers and more.
We now offer Gold Canyon & USDA quality steaks such as a Bone-In Ribeye, T-Bone, Filet Mignon and hand cut NY Strip Loin.
This includes (with most of the entrees) two sides of your choice of a garden salad with a dinner roll.
Dinner is served to live music and the open invitation to tap your toes or get up and dance. Satisfy your taste for the west at Rawhide Steakhouse, where Yipee-Kiyay never tasted so gourmet.
The Sounds of the Southwest Singers community choir is an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and we are open to anyone who loves to sing. Our choir was founded in March, 2010 by founding director Matt Deller. We are self-supporting, relying solely on funding from individuals within the community as well as corporate sponsorships. We are available for concerts in most venues around the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Contact us for information on how we may entertain your group. firstname.lastname@example.org
We have performed on the stages of New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. We have sung our way through Germany and Austria and on two separate occasions at Disneyland and California Adventures. We had the honor of performing at Pearl Harbor and aboard the USS Missouri in Hawaii. Our choir also participated in a combined concert with Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA and last fall we were chosen to be a part of a larger ensemble to sing in Rome, Italy, performing at the Vatican. In 2016, we are scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in February and tour England and France, singing in various Cathedrals and at Normandy Beach on July 4th.
Locally we have been featured during Glendale Glitters and have performed at the Arizona State Fair. We have sung our National Anthem for the Arizona Diamondbacks, National Anthem/Diamondbacks (video) the Arizona Rattlers, and during Spring Training at the Peoria Sports Complex. We participated for the first time in December, 2014 in Glendale's Hometown Christmas Parade as the Grand Finale. Most recently we performed on stage with Barry Manilow at the Gila River Arena during his One Last Time tour in April, 2015. Click here to view Copacabana video
Our choir has had many wonderful opportunities, both locally and internationally. The Sounds of the Southwest Singers enjoy working with notable musicians and conductors while visiting distinguished locations. Our goal is to continue making a difference musically in our community and wherever our talents take us.
We perform a series of themed concerts year-round throughout the Phoenix metro area, in many venues. We sing secular, sacred, classical, patriotic, Broadway, and pop musical
genres. Our most popular concert series is our Variety of Sounds concerts which gives our audiences a sampling of our vast musical styles. We are directed by Matt Deller and accompanied by Eric Fish.
Click here for our I Believe/Ave Maria video from our Italy Tour, 2014
Sounds of the Southwest Chorale
The Sounds of the Southwest Chorale (SSWC) is an all-volunteer choir under the umbrella of the Sounds of the Southwest Inc., and began during the first quarter of 2015. We are for the more traditional choral enthusiasts. The primary focus of the SSWC will be the more traditional classical music styles. The chorale is smaller by design than the original Sounds of the Southwest Singers (SSWS) and our positions are filled through an audition process. The SSWC will stick to a much more classical repertoire of both traditional and contemporary composers. To allow for the additional preparation time of these great works we will be performing less frequently than the SSWS.
The chorale will also have opportunities to perform locally, nationally and internationally. We will be performing with Southwestern College from Chula Vista, CA this October as well as touring England and France with the Sounds of the Southwest Singers in 2016. We also have been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in February of 2016.
We are directed by the Sounds of the Southwest Singers founding director Matt Deller and accompanied by Eric Fish.
We are very excited to offer another choral option to the community. We have that same passion for music we established with the SSWS. It's time to start building new friendships and passing on that passion to a new group. Whether you are part of the Singers or the Chorale or both, there is something for everyone, no matter your level of musicianship.
Our history began in 1996 in Arizona where we first cooked our delicious Kettle Corn at some of the major events around the state. Soon after, we decided that a change would be fun so we moved our operation east to Virginia, a destination decided upon when we realized Kettle Corn was unheard of there. We arrived in 1997 and found that Virginians loved Kettle Corn.
Soon we were invited to all the major events for fine arts and crafts festivals, rodeos etc. As our reputation grew ventured into close-by-states, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
We started manufacturing "Kettle Korn" machines shortly after establishing ourselves in Virginia. Our reputation spread quickly and we sold our product to lucky buyers who would find themselves being invited to cook Kettle Corn on the White House lawn for an affair there; another buyer cooks Kettle Corn at the Little League World Series; colleges and universities are on other buyers' agendas; major league baseball team spring training season and several theme parks in California, Virginia and Florida are home to our Kettle Corn machines.
Mail order for the product is a very profitable feature, as well as opening stores to cook Kettle Corn on site and branch out to other flavors as chocolate, caramel and cheddar as well as the standard sugar flavor.
We have found that there are almost endless possibilities for success when you own and operate the Southwest Kettle Korn machine. And there is much fun to be had surprising friends and neighbors with the delicacy of Kettle Corn.
Welcome to Talking Stick Resort?, a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale resort, where fun is limited only by your imagination. Play in style on our 240,000 square foot property, one of the largest in Arizona. Savor the flavors and take in the panoramic views from the award-winning Orange Sky Restaurant. Check out Vegas-style entertainment and local favorites as they take the stage in the TSR Showroom. Test your skills on 36-holes of championship golf at Talking Stick Golf Club, one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Scottsdale. Then when it?s time to relax, head up to The Spa at Talking Stick and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment overlooking incredible views of the Valley.
In a land of legends, where wild horses roam free, experience the beauty and adventure of Arizona's newest tourism destination: Wild Horse Pass. Located on the ancient Tribal lands of the Gila River Indian Community, but only minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Wild Horse Pass features pristine Sonoran Desert views, stunning mountain vistas and offers a showcase for the Pima and Maricopa cultures that have called this land home for 2,300 years.
An Oasis of Activities
Indulge your spirit at the Native-inspired Aji Spa, please your palate at the award-winning Kai restaurant or test your skill at the 36-hole, Troon®-managed PGA championship Whirlwind Golf Club. Journey back in time at the world-famous Rawhide, a replica of an 1880s Frontier town, release your inner cowboy on a horseback adventure at the Koli Equestrian Center or take a boat cruise along the re-created Gila River to the Wild Horse Pass Casino. The options are truly endless. Wild Horse Pass. Experience it All.
Relax in luxury at the 500-room, custom-designed Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, or Indulge in Vegas style entertainment at our new 242-room Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where the ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched, each of our lodging options include versatile meeting space as well as a variety of restaurants, lounges, and entertainment all under one roof!
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT DID. VERDE CANYON RAILROAD.
Along with the State of Arizona, Verde Canyon Railroad celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2012. As the Railroad shifts into its next 100 years of rail service, it is still significant to reflect on the journey that brought them to this celebratory juncture.
It all started in the tiny town of Jerome, Arizona that clings to a steep-angled mountainside two thousand feet above the valley floor. There is nothing easy or accessible about Jerome, yet during its heyday, over 15,000 residents called this vertical burg their home. They were here for the mines, which through the decades, churned out a billion dollars worth of gaudy ore. It was the wealth of the mines that lured them but it was the railroad that brought them.
The railroads were the arteries that conquered the unforgiving landscape and fed the communities of the Verde Valley. While the mines have been closed over half a century, the Railroad continues to be an economic engine for the region.
In 1895, the first track laid directly into Jerome was the United Verde & Pacific Railway, which originated from Jerome Junction near Chino Valley. With 186 curves on the short 26-mile narrow gauge stretch, the Railroad became known as the crookedest line in the world. The builder, William Andrews Clark, also owned United Verde Copper Company and would continue to leave his indelible imprint on the area, including a town with his namesake.
The shift from underground to open pit mining led to a complete restructuring of Jerome and the surrounding area. Construction of a new smelter began on the valley floor and on an entirely new town. Clarkdale ? named after William Andrews Clark ? was Arizona?s first company town and designed with precision planning and technological advancements far from the norm in the early 1900s. The community of sturdy brick homes included modern conveniences such as electricity, sewer and copper piping.
In 1911 Clark financed construction of the Verde Valley Railroad, a 38-mile standard gauge line from Clarkdale to Drake. It took 250 men using picks, shovels and DuPont black powder one year to complete the task. It was an astonishing feat considering that the line included a 680-foot tunnel carved through a mountain and a trestle spanning a 175-foot gorge aptly named S.O.B. Canyon.
Verde Valley Railroad proved to be a workhorse, continuing to haul passengers and freight even after the mines closed. In 1988 Dave Durbano purchased the line. On his first ride through the unspoiled wilderness, he knew that this was a treasure, both scenic and historic, that must be preserved. Verde Canyon Railroad was born.
The first excursion train of the Verde Canyon Railroad rolled out of the Clarkdale depot on November 23, 1990. It carried neither freight nor ore, only people. They were not seeking a better way of life, but the beauty of a wild river-carved canyon where eagles nest among high cliffs and wind makes music in the cottonwoods. Along the way they hoped to catch a glimmer of the ones who came before, whose perseverance, vision and hard work made it all possible. That?s what a railroad is: not just lengths of iron linking one place to another, but a symbolic connection of the past to the present.
Today people travel from all over the world to ride the rails into the Verde Canyon ? an average of 90,000 people per year. They come to experience the sights and to revel in the casual elegance of train travel as they discover the heritage of the landscape. It?s a journey worth taking. It is the scenery that lures them but it is the Railroad that still brings them ? because it?s always a good day when you?re on a train.
Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features. Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience - Just steps away from Jobing.com Arena and the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Wildlife World Zoo
Mr. Mickey Ollson
16501 W. Northern Avenue Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.
It's Time for a Safari!
The all new 15-acre Safari Park is now open!
The area includes a new African lion habitat and a variety of African birds. Visitors can walk around the safari park and take an optional tram ride through several animal exhibits.