Fun Facts About Glendale, AZ
Opened in 2006, the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale is the first field in North America to include a retractable roof AND a mobile grass playing field. The stadium was featured on The History Channel’s series, Modern Marvels.
With over 70 antique and specialty shops in its downtown area, Glendale is known as “Arizona’s Antique Capital.”
Glendale was founded in 1887 by land developer William John Murphy.
Local attractions include two ranches that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Sahuaro Ranch, built-in 1885, and Manistee Ranch, built-in 1897.
The Glendale Xeriscape Botanical Gardens, which can be visited any day of the year for free, feature more than 1,000 varieties of desert plants.
Selling ostrich feathers was a booming business in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Glendale’s were among the highly coveted because of their beauty.
Area Codes: 602, 623
Zip Codes: 85031, 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85309, 85310, 85311, 85312, 85318, 85340, 85345, 85355, 85379, 85381, 85382
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