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About PaysonKnown by such names as Green Valley, Long Valley, Big Valley and Union City, Payson was first settled by prospectors who came to the area seeking wealth. Payson's mines produced little, and cattle and lumber soon became the community's livelihood. With the help of Senator Payson of Chicago, the early residents helped establish a post office and named it and the town in his honor.

Surrounded by the lakes and dense woodlands of Tonto National Forest and the nearby Mogollon Rim, Payson has become a convenient getaway for visitors, with Phoenix only 90 minutes away.

Visitor Centers Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce 100 W. Main St. Payson, AZ 85547. Phone:(928)474-4515

Things to Do Rim Country Museum

Zane Grey Cabin

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS Mazatzal Casino

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Payson, AZ

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Best Western Inn of Payson

301 S Beeline Hwy Ste A. Payson, AZ 85541

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Rim Country Inn

811 S Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541

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Super 8 Inn & Suites of Payson

809 E Hwy 260. Payson, AZ 85541

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