Phoenix Sightseeing


from Wikivoyage by J. Miers by-sa/3.0

Individual listings can be found in Phoenix's district articles
In Phoenix-proper, see:

  • Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, +1 602 716-2000. Science and Technology, along with a planetarium and IMAX theatre. Be sure to stop in and see one of the many renowned traveling exhibits that make a stop here.

  • Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, +1 480 941-1225. Plant life of the Sonoran Desert, and of arid lands around the world. Also includes many examples of ethnobotany, or how plants are used to survive in the desert. As a consequence of the many plants in this area there are also many desert animals such as lizards, birds, and occasional roadrunners.

  • Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, +1 602 252-8848. World famous museum celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico. Be sure to check out the amazing collection of Hopi Kachina dolls.

  • Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E Washington St, +1 602 495-0901. M-Sa 9AM-4:45PM, Su 1PM-4:45PM. The U.S.'s only city-operated archaeological site, exploring and interpreting the pre-Columbian Hohokam civilization. Very fascinating look into the ancient inhabitants of the Phoenix area.

  • Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, +1 602 257-1222. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM . 16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary. Free on the first Friday evening of every month.

  • Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N 3rd Ave, +1 602 256-3204. Tu-Su 10AM-3PM. Japanese-style garden with koi pond and tea house. Closed in the summer due to heat. $5, Student/Senior/Military $3, Under 12 free.
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