How Show Low Got It's Name!
Show Low was named after a marathon poker game in 1876 played between two early settlers. They decided there wasn’t enough room for both of them in the community and agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to get the 100,000 acre ranch and who was to move on. According to the story, one of them said, “If you can show low, you win.” The other one turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, “show low it is.” Show Low got its name from that card game and Show Low’s main street is named “Deuce of Clubs” in remembrance.
Places To Visit
Just 15 minutes from Show Low is the Black Horse Brewery. Black Horse Brewery is a family owned and operated Micro Brewery creating and brewing high quality products for the craft beer fan.
The Show Low museum houses 6000 sq. feet and has 16 rooms. There is no charge to enter. Donations are welcome.
Summer activities at Sunrise include scenic lift rides, zip line tours, nature hikes, disc golf, horseback tours and fly fishing clinics just to name a few.
Located approximately 100 miles from Show Low is Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, Tonto Natural Bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.
The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth is located approximately 80 miles from Show Low.
Located approximately 60 miles from Show Low and with more than 13,000 years of human history and culture are represented at Petrified Forest National Park. From prehistoric peoples to the Civilian Conservation Corps, from early explorers to Route 66 motorists, the park has many stories to tell.
With over 800 slot machines, live poker nightly, blackjack, multiple dining options, concerts and events, you're sure to find something to do at Hon-Dah.