Phoenix Sightseeing

Desert Botanical Gardens

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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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    This center features 350 permanent hands-on exhibits as well as regularly hosting nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits.

     

    Arizona Science Center

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    Heard Museum

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    Celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico. Open daily except December 25.

     

    Heard Museum

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    Papago Park /ˈpæpəɡoʊ/ is a municipal park of the cities of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, USA.

     

    Papago Park

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    It is a popular recreation destination for hiking and rock climbing.

     

    Camelback Mountain

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    Desert Botanical Garden

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    50 acres of exhibits showcasing desert plants, with an emphasis on plants native to the Southwest. Located in Papago Park, near the Phoen...

     

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    16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary.

     

    Phoenix Art Museum

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    The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States.

     

    Phoenix Zoo

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    The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is an urban park and gathering place, located in front of the Arizona state capitol complex in downtown P...

     

    Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

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    Saint Mary's Basilica, officially named The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Diocese ...

     

    St. Mary's Basilica

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    The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona becam...

     

    Arizona Capitol Museum

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    It includes a historic platform mound and irrigation canals. The city manages the sites as the Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park.

     

    Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites

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    South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona, is the largest municipal park in the United States, one of the largest urban parks in North Amer...

     

    South Mountain Park

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    Mystery Castle is located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, in the foothills of South Mountain Park.

     

    Mystery Castle

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    Lori Ann Piestewa, the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the U.S. military, and the first female soldier to be killed...

     

    Piestewa Peak

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    Phoenix City Hall

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    The total cost to build city hall, construct its adjacent parking garage and renovate the Old City Hall was US$83 million.

     

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    The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona, is a landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley,...

     

    Wrigley Mansion

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    Rosson House

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    The Rosson House was built between 1894 and 1895 and still sits in its original foundation in downtown Phoenix.

     

    Rosson House

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    Civic Space Park is an urban park in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona which first opened to the public in April 2009.

     

    Civic Space Park

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    9/11 Memorial

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    The 9/11 Memorial in Arizona is a state memorial to the events and aftermath of the September 11 attacks, located at the Wesley Bolin Mem...

     

    9/11 Memorial

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    And, as Phoenix has undergone tremendous growth through the years by attracting high-technology businesses, transplants from other states...

     

    Phoenix Convention Center

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