Arizona Secretary of State - Michele Reagan

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Arizona's State Symbols

What is a symbol?

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Arizona's State Symbols
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Check out the State Symbols at the Arizona Capitol Museum with your parents located in Phoenix! Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (602) 926-3620.

state seal
State Seal

The official seal is in black and white. Learn more click here.

State Flower
State Flower

The state flower is the white blossom of the saguaro, the largest cactus in the United States. Learn more click here.

State Tree
State Tree

The palo verde meaning "green stick" is the state tree. Learn more click here.

State Bird
State Bird

Arizona's state bird, the cactus wren, is brown with a speckled chest. Learn more click here.

State Gem
State Gem

A gem is a precious stone, that means, it has value. Learn more click here.

Official Neckwear

The bola tie is "a new symbol of the west," and is usually hand-made in many different shapes, sizes, and types. Learn more click here.

State Fish
State Fish

The Apache Trout is the state fish. Learn more click here.

State Fossil
State Fossil

Petrified wood is the state fossil. Learn more click here.

State Amphibian

Amphibian is an big word for frogs, toads, and salamanders.
Learn more click here.

State Mammal

The ringtail is the state mammal. Learn more click here.

State Reptile

The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake was the last rattlesnake to be named by herpetologists (grown-ups who study snakes). Learn more click here.

State Butterfly

The two-tailed swallowtail became the state butterfly in 2001. Learn more click here.

State Firearm

The newest of the state symbols, the Colt Single Action Revolver became the state firearm in 2011. Learn more click here.

State Flag

A copper star rises from a blue field of honor in the face of a setting sun symbolizing the state's copper industry. Learn more click here.

State Nickname

"The Grand Canyon state" is the official state nickname.


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Many states have symbols. A symbol can be a thing or object that stands for something.

Symbols can paint a picture in your mind about a state.

If you use your imagination, you can see Arizona's symbols in the desert or in the mountains.

Each symbol was picked to show that Arizona is different from other states.


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State's Symbols