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Phoenix Arizona is loaded with fun places to go, things to   See & Do   while visiting Arizona.   Some of the many   Phoenix   Metro Area attractions are listed below.

This guide to Phoenix area attractions is a handy reference for planning activities during your Arizona vacation or business travel.

Other attractions throughout Arizona include   Grand Canyon   &   Lake Powell   in   Northern   Arizona -   Tucson   in   Southern   Arizona and the "Red Rock" areas of   Sedona   in   Central   Arizona.


Adobe Dam Recreation Area
43rd Avenue & Pinacle Peak Road
602-506-2930
Waterworld Safari Water Park & 18 hole golf course.

Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
Heritage Square - Downtown
Phoenix Arizona
602-253-9337
Features dolls and toys from bygone eras. A 1912 schoolroom display antique dolls. Changing exhibits.

Arizona Hall of Fame Museum
1101 W Washington Street
Phoenix Arizona
602-255-2110
The museum showcases people who have made a significant contribution to Arizona.

Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N College Avenue
Tempe Arizona
602-929-0292
Located at Papago Park. An eleven minute video provides 11,000 years of Arizona history.

Arizona Military Museum
5636 E McDowell Road
Phoenix Arizona
602-267-2676
Memorabilia relating to military history from Spanish Conquistadors through Desert Storm.

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum
1502 W Washington Street
Phoenix Arizona
602-255-3791
Features permanent and changing exhibits of ore & minerals from Arizona.

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N Robson
Downtown Mesa Arizona
602-644-2467
Museum provides hands-on art activities for children. A HoT SpoT activity, especially for pre-teen children.

Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington Street
Heritage Square - Downtown
Phoenix Arizona
602-258-7250
The Museum provides hands-on science exhibits. Children of all ages enjoy the colorful exhibits and child friendly environment. A HoT SpoT activity for visitors or residents.

Arizona State Capitol & Museum
1700 W Washington Street
Phoenix Arizona
602-542-4675
Arizona territorial and state government history. The building is handicapped accessible. Tours daily 10 am - 2 pm A HoT SpoT tour for history buffs.

Buffalo Museum of America
10261 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale
602-951-1022
History of the American buffalo, includes art and collectibles.

Cave Creek Museum
6140 Skyline Drive
Cave Creek Arizona
602-488-2764
Prehistoric artifacts, pioneer and miner memorabilia. Historic buildings and a cactus garden. A HoT SpoT tour.

Champlin Fighter Museum
4636 E Fighter Aces Drive
Flacon Field
Mesa Arizona
602-830-4540
Displays historical combat aircraft.

Chandler Historical Museum
178 E Commonwealth
Chandler Arizona
602-786-2842
Collection of prehistoric Southwestern pottery and exhibits on the history of Chandler.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center
3711 W Deer Valley Road
Phoenix Arizona
602-582-8007
National Register of Historic Places - contains the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. Interpretive exhibits and a nature trail. Operated by Arizona State University. A HoT SpoT place to visit.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix Arizona
602-941-1217
More than 20,000 desert plants are displayed. The garden also provides tours, exhibits, classes, and field trips. A HoT SpoT to see cool desert plants.

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Encanto Park
15th Avenue & Encanto Blvd
Phoenix Arizona
602-261-8991
The park features swimming, an amusement park, two golf courses. Located in a historical area of Phoenix, homes in the area give a feel for early days in Phoenix.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park
15099 W Casey Abbott Road N
Goodyear Arizona
602-932-3811
Amphitheater overlooks picnic area. Equestrian arena, 18 hole golf course.

Gilbert Historical Center
10 S Gilbert Road
Gilbert Arizona
602-926-1577
The center displays items from Gilbert's early days. Building is listed on Register of Historical Places.

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Project Drive S of Van Buren
Phoenix Arizona
602-275-3473
Open daily. Displays include more than 90 classic fire engines.

Heard Museum
22 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix Arizona
602-252-8848
Collection of anthropological exhibits and primitive art. History and prehistory of the Southwest and contemporary Native American cultures.

Heritage Square
Downtown
6th & Monroe Streets
Phoenix Arizona
602-262-5071
City block is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rosson House, built in 1895 and Silva House can be toured. Phoenix Museum of History, shops and restaurants. Arizona Doll & Toy Museum is located here. Arizona Science Center is adjacent to Heritage Square.

Hoo-Hoogam Ki Museum
10005 E Osborn Road
Scottsdale Arizona
602-874-8190
Museum explains the cultures of Pima and Maricopa Indians. Housed in an example of "sandwich-style" home used by these Indians. Demonstrations of basket weaving.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N Castle Hot Springs Road
Morristown Arizona
602-780-9875
20,000 acres offers hiking, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicing.

Lost Dutchman State Park
5 mi E of Apache Junction
Highway 88
602-982-4485
Located at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, site of the Lost Dutchman gold mine legend. Campsites, programs, interpretive trails.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park
McDowell Mountain Road
Fountain Hills Arizona
602-471-0173
Camping & mountain biking are popular at this scenic location.

Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N Macdonald Street
Mesa Arizona
602-644-2230
Permanent exhibits include Southwest Dinosaurs, frontier history, and ancient Arizona cultures. Hands-on displays.

Museo Chicano
25 E Adams Street - Downtown
Phoenix Arizona
602-257-5536
Museum and cultural center focusing on the Latino heritage. Exhibits include Latino ancestry & history.

Papago Park
Galvin Pkwy & Van Buren Street
Phoenix Arizona
602-256-3220
1,200 acres of rolling desert hills and rugged mountains feature the "Hole in the Rock" landmark. Adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden. Papago Park is home to a golf course, fishing lagoons, hiking trails & a museum.

Patriots Square Park
Central Avenue & Washington Street
Downtown Phoenix Arizona
602-261-8055
The park is a popular site for city festivals. An outdoor performing arts stage is featured at this 2.5 acres park.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Avenue
Phoenix Arizona
602-257-1880
602-257-1222
Included are works by Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, and Diego Rivera. The museum features more than 13,000 objects. There is a hands-on children's gallery, a restaurant, and gift shop.

Phoenix Museum of History
105 N 5th Street
Downtown Phoenix Arizona
Located at Heritage Park. The museum feature Territorial-era pioneer artifacts, prehistoric & historic Native American artifacts.

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix Arizona
602-273-1341
Located at Papago Park. More than 1,300 animals. Features include a tropical rain forest, an African savanna, a petting zoo, and a Southwestern desert trail. The Arizona exhibit is great.

Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
391 W Pioneer Road
exit 225 I-17
N of Phoenix Arizona
602-465-1052
90 acre living history museum includes more than 20 historic buildings, the historic Opera House offers scheduled performances. Period costumed interpreters depict early settler lifestyles. A HoT SpoT place to visit.

Plotkin Judaica Museum
3310 N 10th Avenue
Phoenix Arizona
602-264-4428
Portrays the Jewish lifestyle, holiday materials, and artifacts.

Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E Washington Street
Phoenix Arizona
602-495-0900 (recorded)
National Historic Landmark. Hohokam Indian ruins from AD 500 to 1450, exhibits document Hohokam civilization and other Southwestern cultures.

St Mary's Basilica
3rd & Monroe Streets
Downtown Phoenix Arizona
602-252-7651
Built in 1881, the oldest church in Phoenix. The basilica is noted for its carillon tower & stained glass windows. Pope John Paul II visited the basilica in 1987.

Scottsdale Historical Museum
7333 E Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale Arizona
602-945-4499
Located in historic "Old Town Scottsdale" The museum preserves artifacts and interprets the history of Scottsdale.

Shemer Art Center & Museum
5005 E Camelback Road
Phoenix Arizona
602-262-4724
The museum displays exhibits by Arizona artists. Housed in a 1920's mission style house.

South Mountain Park
10919 S Central Avenue
Phoenix Arizona
602-495-0222
With 16,500 acres, South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Picnic areas, hiking trails, scenic lookouts. HoT SpoT for a great view of the city.

Squaw Peak Recreational Area
2701 E Squaw Peak Drive
Phoenix Arizona
602-262-7901
Squaw Peak, in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, is one of the city's best known landmarks. A 1.2 mile trail leads to the summit (be sure to take water) and offers a spectacular view of the valley.

Sun Cities Museum of Art
17425 N 115th Avenue
Sun City Arizona
602-972-0635
The museum's exhibit schedule allows an array of artists & media.

Telephone Pioneers of America Park
1946 W Morningside Drive
Phoenix Arizona
602-262-4543
Nations first "barrier-free" park for the physically challenged. Features playground equipment, ball fields, therapeutic heated pool, and an activity room.

Tempe Arts Center
54 W 1st Street
Tempe Arizona
National Register of Historic Places. Contemporary art. Sculpture garden displays large works. Restored 1898 building.

Tempe Historical Museum
809 E Southern Avenue
Tempe Arizona
602-350-5125 (recording)
Preserves Tempe's history and exhibits highlight present day Tempe. Gift shop & a visitor center.

Tonto National Forest
2324 E McDowell Road
Phoenix Arizona
602-225-5200
2.9 million acres ranging from Sonoran desert to ponderosa pine forests. Lakes provide watershed, wildlife habitat, and recreation. Salt River & Verde River are popular for tubing, rafting & fishing. Some areas are closed in the summer.

Usery Mountain Recreation Area
N Usery Pass Road
Apache Junction Arizona
602-984-0032
Camping facilities and a field archery complex.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park
13025 N White Tank Mountain Road
15 mi W of Peoria AZ
602-935-2505
Campsites & scenic hiking trails.

Wrigley Mansion
2501 E Telawa Trail
Phoenix Arizona
602-955-4079
Built in 1929 by William Wrigley Jr (chewing gum fame). Designated a historic landmark, the mansion overlooks the Arizona Biltmore, also built in 1929.



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