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Sedona is a town in Arizona, United States of America, 120 miles north of Phoenix. Known for its beauty and serene setting amidst the beautiful Red Rocks, the town is famous for its vibrant arts community with nearly 100 art galleries and events including the Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona Jazz Festival. It offers excellent outdoor adventures, including mountain biking, hiking and off-roading. Sedona is surprisingly sprawling, with Oak Creek to the south, West Sedona and Uptown Sedona each providing great views, hikes, dining and arts. Sedona is an outstanding place to experience "new-age" left wing counterculture Americana. The locals lean far to the left of center, but are warm and welcoming to outsiders.

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  1. Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly, the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city's first postmaster.
  2. In the early 1940s and 1950s production companies in Hollywood began using Sedona as a movie location, shooting such classics as Apache and Billy the Kid.
  3. There is only one McDonald's in the world with turquoise arches instead of the iconic golden arches, and that's in Sedona.
  4. Sedona is known for its spiritual vortexes. A vortex is a funnel-shaped spiraling energy which can emanate a positive force, giving you an uplifting feeling days after you have left the site.
  5. Sedona's canyon walls exhibit nine layers of stone. They date back to different geological periods and span millions of years.

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