Fun Facts
  • Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912.

  • Known as the Grand Canyon State and the Copper State

  • Official state colors are blue and gold

  • Home to numerous ghost towns including Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight

  • ‚ÄčThe saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower

  • The Palo verde is the official state tree

  • The cactus wren is the official state bird

  • The ringtail is the official state mammal

  • The Arizona tree frog is the official state amphibian

  • Turquoise is the official state gemstone

  • The copper on the Capitol building's roof is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.

  • World's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory