Deserts, climbing and museums in Phoenix, Arizona
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Nearly ideal year round weather & some perfectly designed contest have made Phoenix the top golf country in the world.
However, there is more to this easygoing metropolis than perfect greens & tee times. Greater Phoenix area, as well, offers visitors the array of imposing cultural attractions. Visit internationally famous Heard Museum for an in-depth look at the Native American history or else peruse fine collection at Phoenix Museum. Enjoy the ballet performance at ornate Orpheum Theater or catch the Broadway show at high-tech Dodge.
Besides golf, city presents access to many outdoor activities that include rock climbing, desert jeep tours, hot air ballooning and a lot more. Family friendly attractions, matchless shopping, dining as well as entertainment and stunning leisure activities make Phoenix a must-visit destination.
You need to spend weeks to discover all the attractions that Phoenix has to offer - and you will still be left with something undiscovered. In order to help you choose we have listed some that we consider are the best places to visit in Phoenix.
World famous museum dedicated to Native American culture. The Museum houses a widespread collection of the historic and modern art & historical exhibits.
This is the collection of the historic buildings back to late 1880s and it was part of Phoenix's development. It comprises Victorian Rosson House, Teeter House, Tea Room, Carriage House and Arizona Doll and Toy Museum.
Phoenix Museum of History
The Phoenix Museum of History is devoted to collecting, preserving and exhibiting early history of this country. Visitors enjoy interactive & educational shows displaying Phoenix’s change from dusty desert town to the modern metropolis.
Phoenix Art Museum
the largest in Southwest, this museum features more than 16000 works in the collection of European, American, Latin American, Asian, Contemporary & Western American art as well as fashion design.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Located near the downtown Phoenix museum, it shows life as it was 2000 years before in Sonoran Desert. Indians that we now call Hohokam settled in this area in the time of Christ but disappeared around AD 1450.
Arizona Science Center
Your kids will enjoy this place as it is aimed at visitors of all ages with emphasis on kids center. It features a multitude of practical exhibits, planetarium as well as a large-screen theater.
One of the nation's biggest non-profit parks, it is a home to over 1300 animals that include 200 birds, mammals & reptiles from all over the world.
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