The iconic Safari Hotel established Scottsdale, Arizona as the premiere place to be in the 1960s. The hotel closed, making way for a new project that has adopted this same mission.
The Arizona Canal runs through many parts of the state, sometimes on the periphery of towns, but often flows right through the center of a community. Widely considered an untapped resource, the canal was not recreationally utilized, as its use was dictated by the government. It needed constant access for its operation as an electrical transmission conduit.