Mesa is always in flux.
America's fastest growing city, Mesa is anything but sensible and instead it is always on the move "becoming something without having ever ‘been’."
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During its creative expansion a change occurred in Mesa's state of mind. Along with planning its cityscape anew the city has gained a reputation as a bohemian playground. However, Mesa still has the past tugging at its sleeve. Many tourists come to Mesa hoping to find Lost Dutchman’s gold, while the ancient Indian left their mark with old pottery yet to be found in the area.
The first indigenous people were found in the area around 25,000BC. With time they have earned the nickname of the Hohokams referring to ''those who have gone''. The locals sustained themselves through farming with irrigation networks in the area still seen today.
In later centuries the early residents were replaced by the Native American and then Mormon groups in the downtown. In this period the first trade arrived with agricultural land covered with cotton, citrus crops and cattle. Today Mesa has grown in terms of population to a number of 380,000 people all diverse in religion and culture.
Cultural splendor goes hand by hand with foreign interest to the city. Visitors fancy Mesa for its recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, sailing, water-skiing and camping at the Saguaro, Canyon and Apache Lakes and on to the impressive vistas of mountainous ranges with a lush of flora and fauna.
Other attractions include;
- Mesa Arts Center, a unique in design building with a tight cultural package of theaters, art galleries
- Mesa Mormon Temple is noteworthy for the fame of the third largest Mormon temple outside of Salt Lake City.
- Arizona Museum of Natural History features a variety of cultural and natural history artifacts
- Mesa Historical Museum features exhibits on the Mesa's history
- Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, the largest rose garden in the Desert Southwest with 4,600 bushes
From a destination for bohemians to cultural gem, Mesa is a city to be filled only with pleasant memories. Booked.net can add an elegant touch to your stay in Mesa.