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.
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.
More than 55 MILLION people last year crossed state lines into #Arizona. 🌵 Beginning early next year, people heading to our great state will be greeted with highway signs inspired by six iconic Arizona landscapes. @ArizonaDOT @AZTourismNews @DebJohnsonAz ☀️⛰️ pic.twitter.com/F3MWxCATa6— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) December 11, 2019