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New 'Welcome to Arizona' signs highlight state's natural beauty

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 21:05:44-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — New roadside signs welcoming visitors to the state of Arizona unveiled Wednesday afternoon highlight the state's natural beauty.

Gov. Doug Ducey attended the ceremony from the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Department of Transportation where the new designs were unveiled.

There are six new designs in total, each highlighting a region of the state's state and national parks -- the Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Sedona, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Flagstaff and Horshoe Bend.

New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Grand Canyon Edition
New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Saguaro National Park edition
New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Flagstaff edition
New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument edition
New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Sedona edition
New "Welcome to Arizona" signs unveiled
Welcome to Arizona, Horseshoe Bend edition

The new signs are a stark contrast from the current iteration, which plainly display the state's flag. Those signs have been in use for nearly 30 years, according to the governor's office.

The signs will start going up early next year, Gov. Ducey said in a tweet.