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Desert Botanical Gardens

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Focusing entirely on Desert plants, Phoenix’s very own Desert Botanical Gardens houses a large array of plants, including endangered species. The Gardens have been expanded in the past two years to allow room for the Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries. In addition to the specific plants, the Desert Botanical Gardens offer 5 different trails, each themed to highlight unique aspects of the Sonoran desert. The Gardens are open for a long time each day and provide terrain that suits people who are looking for a more casual stroll then say an intense mountain hike. The Desert more..

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tel:(480) 941-1225
url:dbg.org
address:1201 North Galvin Parkway

Heard Museum

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The Heard Museum is an excellent Museum full of Native American art and historic artifacts. In addition, the museum explains the different cultures of Native American tribes in the southwest. With live and interactive performances as well as detailed displays in the museum, this is the perfect place to get a better idea of how the original Phoenix residents lived. In addition to art being on display, artists come to the museum and work while you watch, giving you a better understanding of how this traditional work is crafted. Musicians also perform, making Tucson attractions such more..

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tel:+1 602 252 8848
url:www.heard.org
address:2301 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

Camelback Mountain

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Camelback Mountain is a massive 1,400 foot mountain that overlooks the beautiful city of Phoenix. It gets its name from the unique ‘hump-like’ shape the mountain takes. In addition to the distinctive camel’s hump, the mountain offers up vertical red cliffs that advanced mountain climbers are known to try their hands at. In addition, there is a wide variety of wildlife in this area, including: snakes, lizards, squirrels and birds. Phoenix attractions such as this should not be overlooked because of their great beauty. After all, one of the main purposes of visiting Phoenix more..

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tel:+1 602 256 3220
url:phoenix.gov
address:5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Rosson House

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The Rosson House is an interesting contrast to the typically southwest style that has become so linked to the Phoenix area. Designed in the classic Victorian style, the home was built in 1895 and has since undergone a complete restoration. The Rosson House is one of eight historic homes located in the Science Park at Historic Heritage Square. It is very reasonably priced and one of the more unique Phoenix attractions in the general area. There are tours lead throughout the home that go on for only thirty minutes. Making them short enough for both Adults and kids to enjoy.

type:Landmarks
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tel:+1 602 262 5029 / +1 602 261 8063
openingHours:10a-3:30p W-Sa, noon-3:30p Su, closed M-Tu
address:113 North 6th St Phoenix, AZ 85004

Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Center

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The Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Center is an excellent place to go if you are an experienced hiker. Because of the popularity of this trail, it is in very good condition and offers amazing views of Phoenix from its 2700 foot peek. The trail itself is approximately one mile long and should be explored only if you feel physically up to the challenge. Because there have been a variety of rescues in the area, your best bet is to speak with a park ranger about your experience level before trying your hand at this trail. Amazing plant life as well as animals surround you on this more..

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tel:+1 866 275 5816
openingHours:May 1-Sept 30: 6a-7:30p, Oct 1-April 30: 7a-5:30p
address:North Tatum Boulevard and East McDonald Drive Phoenix, AZ 85253

Phoenix Art Museum

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The Phoenix Art Museum offers permanent as well as rotating attractions throughout the year. Some of the more permanent installations include miniature interiors, Asia, Spanish, western and a wide variety of 20th century art. If you have children, there are a variety of hands on activities for kids to enjoy and interact with. The gallery for children is called the Artworks Gallery. Because there are a variety of rotating exhibits, your best bet is to check their website for updates on new installations and traveling exhibits. Phoenix attractions such as this, highlight the more..

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tel:+1 602 257 1880 / +1 602 257 1222
openingHours:10a-5p Tu-W & Th-Su, 10a-9p Th, closed M & holidays
url:www.phxart.org
address:1625 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

Chase Field

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Chase Field is a recently developed stadium is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks. With a capacity of over 49,000 this massive stadium has everything from a large Jumbotron  to a Jacuzzi and pool in center field. If you have a bit of money to spend you can rent out the pool area and enjoy a game from the spa. The roof is retractable and closes up when those hot summer months start to roll in. In addition, tours of the parks facilities are available year round and are a good way to get a feel for what the park is like without all of fans. Reserve your tickets online or walk up more..

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tel:+1 602 462 6000
openingHours:Tours: 10:30a, noon, 1:30p, 3p M-Sa, no tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas and game days http://www.bankoneballpark.com
address:401 East Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mystery Castle

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Mystery Castle is sure to be the only Castle you have ever seen made from granite, recycled bottles and bricks. Constructed in 1930, tours of the Castle are given throughout the year. It’s not free (approximately 5 dollars) but it is worth it to see this one of a kind piece of Phoenix architecture. Furnished with traditional southwest furniture, the grounds boast 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces and so much more. The grounds are surrounded by cacti and trees, while stone steps lead you to the castle door. Phoenix attractions, such as this, are one of a kind and simply cannot be seen more..

type:Castles
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tel:+1 602 268 1581
openingHours:Oct-Jun : 11a-4p Th-Su (closed M-W, Jul-Sep
address:800 East Mineral Road Phoenix, AZ 85042

Encanto Park

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Encanto Park is a large and sprawling 200 acre park that is chock full of picnic tables and trails for family and friends to use at their disposal. Because this park is open until midnight, you can feel free to enjoy late night trips to the park and listen in on the sounds of nature at night. In addition there is an amusement park, playground and swimming pool all on the grounds. The amusement park is called Enchanted Island and offers tons of rides and activities for young children. In addition, basketball courts, racquetball courts and a softball field make Encanto Park one of more..

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tel:+1 602 261 8993
url:www.ci.phoenix.az.us
address:2605 North 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007

Tovrea Castle

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Tovrea Castle is an absolutely gorgeous castle that was built in the 1920’s. The design of the building hinges on the three unique tiers of the building. Made out of granite and concrete, the building was crafted Allesio Carraro. In 1993, the castle was purchased by the city of Phoenix for potential public use. Despite this, the castle is not yet open for public tours. Because of its great beauty and unique design, it is recommended you at least go near the Castle so you can examine its gorgeous exterior. Phoenix attractions such as this, give Phoenix its unique sense of style more..

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tel:+1 602 262 6412
url:phoenix.gov
address:5041 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phoenix Symphony Hall

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The Phoenix Symphony is the only professional orchestra in all of Arizona. The group maintains 75 unique members and performs in the Phoenix Symphony Hall from September to May of each year. Although the Phoenix Symphony Hall is best known for the orchestra and their various performances throughout the entire year, the Phoenix Symphony Hall also accommodates a variety of community activities and educational programs for students. The orchestra plays a wide variety of music, ranging from orchestral classics to pop favorites. This is certainly one of the more exciting Phoenix more..

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tel:+1 602 495 1117
url:www.phoenixsymphony.org
address:1 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

South Mountain Park

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South Mountain Park is considered to be the largest park in the world. Over 16,500 acres of untouched and beautiful Phoenix land. In addition, there are a ton of excellent views and natural structures in the area. In addition there is an Interpretive center which offers information on the culture and heritage of the people who lived in this region as well as mining information. Instead of driving, the park encourages people to hike and climb throughout the area. There are picnic tables and areas for you to stop and enjoy a lunch or picnic. Tucson attractions that bring focus to more..

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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tel:+1 602 495 0222
openingHours:5:30a-8p daily, seasonal hours please call
address:10919 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85042

Arizona Capitol Museum

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The Arizona Capitol Museum is classically designed and was built in 1900. The building has 15 tons of copper on the outside of it. In the museum, there are a wide variety of exhibits and installations, including a large tribute to the USS Arizona that was sunk at Pearl Harbor. There is a piece of the ship at the museum, as well as artifacts from the people who survived the attack. Group tours of the exhibits are entirely possible and should be made in advance. There is a nice gift shop with local items for sale. There are also some paintings by the great artist Lon Megargee. more..

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tel:+1 602 926 3620
openingHours:8a-5p M-F, closed Sa-Su http://www.lib.az.us/museum/
address:1700 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting prides itself on being the largest museum in the world, specializing in firefighting equipment as well as firefighter memorabilia. Located in a massive warehouse, the museum offers antique fire fighting trucks from the early civil war to the present. Conveniently located right next to the Phoenix Zoo, this is an easy stop for tourists on there way to other Phoenix attractions in the area. Admission is quite cheap (from $1 to $5) and is the perfect place to take your son or daughter who just loves to play with their fire trucks. All of the more..

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tel:+1 602 275 3473
openingHours:Open Hours9a-5p M-Sa, noon-4p Su
url:www.hallofflame.org
address:6101 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85008
email:Webmaster@Hallofflame.org

Historic Heritage Square

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Historic Heritage Square is the original center of Phoenix. It is now found within the confines of the Heritage and Sciences Park. Some of the buildings and homes that are worth seeing include: the Rosson House, Salt River Project’s Silva House, Stevens House and five more unique and historic homes. In addition to these amazing works of Phoenix architecture, visitors can often take part in a weekly farmers market that takes place in Historic Heritage Square. Before stopping off at other Phoenix attractions, enjoy the Doll and Toy Museum as well as the amazing architecture of more..

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tel:+1 602 262 5071
url:phoenix.gov
address:600 East Monroe Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum

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If you have any interest in rocks and gems then the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum is definitely the place for you. With a wide variety of exhibits that include fossils, mineral samples, turquoise ore, meteorites, moon rocks, this museum will have everything you need to take a closer look at Phoenix’ past. If you are interested in purchasing minerals and rocks, the gift shop offers a wide variety of product for the eager customer to consume. Before looking at other Phoenix attractions, make your way to Ross Mofford’s personal collection, where tons of Arizona memorabilia more..

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tel:+1 602 771 1600
openingHours:Open Hours8a-5p M-F, 11a-4p Sa
url:mines.az.gov
address:1502 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007

Chinese Cultural Center

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The Chinese Cultural Center offers unique Chinese architecture and design to the masses. With a wide variety of traditional Chinese shops and gardens, people can purchase everything from fresh fish to timeless Chinese artifacts. The grounds are beautifully decorated with gardens, ponds, and statues of historic Chinese figures. Some excellent restaurants in the area include the Sampan Seafood Restaurant, who offers up fresh Asian fare. In addition to the wonderful Asian supermarket, visitors will have no trouble locating the Chinese Cultural Center, in that it is right off of more..

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tel:+1 602 273 7268
url:www.phxchinatown.com
address:668 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Arizona Science Center

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The Arizona Science Center is the perfect place to go if you or your children are really into learning about science and the universe. The museum building itself is a unique architectural wonder. With fun and interactive exhibits, the Arizona Sicence Center’s goal is to amuse and educate its guests. Some exhibits include: All about Me and Fab Lab. Other attractions in the Center include: laser light shows, night sky dome, Dorrance Planetarium, and the Irene P. Flinn Theater. What is so unique about the theater, is that it contains a massive five story high screen. Phoenix more..

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tel:+1 602 716 2000
openingHours:Open Hours10a-5p M-Su closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
address:600 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

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What is so unique about the Pioneer Arizona Living History Musuem, is that it is so much more than a museum. It is actually an entire town, with a jail, sheriff’s office, dress shop and schoolhouse. All of them are displayed as they once were in the turn of the century. There is also a unique and distinctive chapel that Victorian style weddings take place in. For kids, there is an area called the Critter Corral that has a variety of small animals that the kids can interact with. Lunch and dinner are served in this small town and you should always call ahead for a list of new more..

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tel:+1 623 465 1052
openingHours:Open HoursWinter: 9a-5p W-Su, Summer: 9a-3p W-Su
address:3901 West Pioneer Road Phoenix, AZ 85086

Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum

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The Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum is an amazing and free museum that is located right along the Salt River. This particular museum focuses on the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Community. This museum focuses on the ancient Hohokam to the present day. The exhibits focus on a variety of things from Maricopa pottery, Pima basketry, traditional dress and so much more. The museum building is beautiful and made out of adobe and desert plants. There is a kitchen the Hoo-hoogam Ki museum where food is served. There is also an excellent gift shop that offers a wide variety of ancient Indian artifacts.

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tel:(480) 850-8190
url:www.srpmic.com
address:10005 East Osborn Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85256-4018
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