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Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Apache Trail a Popular Scenic Tour

One of the most popular day trips from Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and Tonto Natural Forest to Canyon Lake. You will see breathtaking canyons and mountain vistas, towering Saguaro cacti and desert wildflowers in the spring. You can visit prehistoric Indian ruins and museums, pan for gold in the ghost town of Goldfield , tour of one of 50 old mines, ride a narrow gauge railroad, explore the backroads on a  Jeep tour, explore the natural beauty of Lost Dutchman State Park, and visit Tortilla Flat , an old stage coach stop with a

Friday, August 17, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa is an Outdoor Recreation Mecca

Mesa's near-perfect weather makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Visitors can tee-off at one of more than 40 golf courses within a half-hour drive from downtown. Many of Arizona's most renowned courses are located in or around Mesa, and area golf courses make it possible for you to enjoy many types of golf experiences. There are six lakes and two rivers within 60 miles of Mesa that let you experience desert boating, swimming, fishing, sailing and water skiing, or you can hop on your own personal rubber raft and float leisurely along the cool waters of the Salt River. The

Mesa has a selection of four quality museums that range in themes from dinosaurs and pre-historic times to ancient Native American artifacts to vintage fighter aircraft to reminders of Mesa’s Wild West historical past. The Arizona Museum of Natural History  is one of the premier museums in the southwest. Dinosaur Mountain is the largest dinosaur exhibit west of the Mississippi River. The Arizona Museum for Youth is a child-oriented fine arts center featuring art exhibits and unique hands-on art activities. The Commemorative Air Force Museum is the home of “Sentimental Journey,” the most

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Cubs Again Lead Cactus League in Attendance

In 2005 Chicago Cubs' fans weren't satisfied that in 2004 they broke the Major League record for Spring Training attendance. So they broke their own record the next year in the month of March by drawing 193,993 fans, a record they still hold. Now in 2007 they shattered the all-time single-game attendance record drawing 12,917 into HoHoKam Park March 29 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. These season and single game records include Arizona’s Cactus League and Florida’s Grapefruit League. Fernando Guerrero Jr., Big Ho of the HoHoKams of Mesa, watched HoHoKam Stadium fill to capacity before the