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15 Things You Didn't Know About Phoenix

Lived here all your life? New to town? Here's what you didn't know!

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    1. The biggest snowfall EVER recorded in Phoenix measured only one inch... in 1933 and 1937.

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    2. If you cut down an endangered cactus like this Saguaro in Arizona, you could face up to a year in prison!

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    3. It's illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs... that's an actual law!

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    5. The roof of the Capitol building of Arizona has a copper roof equivalent to 4.8 million pennies!

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    4. Every American president since Herbert Hoover has stayed at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, except for President Obama!

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    6. The sun shines in Phoenix and Tucson 85 percent of the year, even more than Florida and Hawaii!

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    7. Phoenix is home to more than 200 golf courses.

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    8. Phoenix has more than 62,000 guest rooms at nearly 500 hotels and more than 40 resort properties.

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    9. There are six lakes within a 75-minute drive of Phoenix.

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    10. 16 million people visit metropolitan Phoenix each year.

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    11. Phoenix Arizona is home to the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain Park covers more than 20,000 acres.

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    12. Greater Phoenix is currently home to 15 Cactus League franchises: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies!

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    13. Contrary to popular belief... the average annual high temperature is 85.9 degrees!

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    14. Greater Phoenix’s major industries are (1) high-tech manufacturing, (2) tourism and (3) construction.

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    15. Greater Phoenix covers 9,127 square miles, making it about the size of New Hampshire.

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