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Area Attractions

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

historical society museum
Show Low Historical Society Museum

The Show Low museum houses 6000 sq. feet and has 16 rooms.  There is no charge to enter. Donations are welcome.

sunrise park resort
Sunrise Park Resort

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.

natural bridge
Tonto Natural Bridge

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. 

meteor crater
Meteor Crater

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth is located approximately 80 miles from Show Low.

national park
Petrified Forest National Park 

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.

Hon-Dah Resort, Casino and Conference Center

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. 

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