CAPITAL: Phoenix

STATEHOOD: 1912; 48th state

ATTRACTIONS: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock State Park, Kitt Peak National Observatory

FUN FACT: A fully hydrated saguaro cactus can weigh over two tons.

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Photos: maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); 221A, iStockphoto (flag); KenCanning, iStockphoto (cactus); Ann Cantelow, Dreamstime (paloverde); KeithSzafranski, iStockphoto (cactus wren)

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