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Phoenix Sights and Landmarks Guide, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ US – Sights: What Should You Not Miss Out In Phoenix?

You can spend weeks exploring every attraction Phoenix, AZ has to offer and yet miss out on some. With a desire to see everything, you might miss out on the best sights of the city. Let us check out some of the most popular tourist points of interest in Phoenix, AZ:

Heard Museum

You can pay a visit to Heard Museum on any day of the week. This world renowned museum has been specifically devoted to the art & culture of Native Americans. It houses extensive collections of contemporary and art exhibits. It boasts special performances from dancers and artists

Heritage Square

Heritage Square is a collection of historic buildings, which dates back to the latter part of the 1880s. All these buildings were a part of the original development in Phoenix. They comprise of Carriage House, Victorian Rosson House, Arizona Doll & Toy Museum and Teeter House Tea Room.

Phoenix Museum of History

Phoenix Museum of History has been destined mainly for collecting and exhibiting proofs of the early history of the city. Visitors of all age groups can enjoy educational and interactive exhibits, which showcase the metamorphosis of Phoenix from a desert town to a modern metropolis. It will help you discover how time has influenced the modern Phoenix.

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum is the largest museum in the Southwest region. It features more than 16,000 works. Among the available collections, you’ll find American, Latin American, Western American, Asian, European and Contemporary art.

Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum is located near downtown Phoenix. It showcases the life in the Sonoran Desert more than 2 millenniums ago. Indians, which we now recognize as the Hohokam, were the first ones to settle in this area around time of Christ. However, they disappeared mysteriously in 1450 AD.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center is one of the crown jewels of downtown Phoenix. Your kids are going to have a memorable time in this place. Although it lays more emphasis on kids, the place is aimed for visitors of all age group. This center features several hands-on exhibits, a large screen theater and a planetarium along with a gift shop and food court.

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos of the nation. It hosts over 1,300 animals, including around 200 endangered animals from across the globe.

Rawhide Wild West Town

Rawhide Wild West Town is a wonderful place for locals and tourists, who want to enjoy the Old West. Its highlight includes mock gunfights and treat skits along with a petting zoo, stage show and a train-ride through an artificial desert. It also houses a steakhouse and an old-timey saloon.

There are innumerable sights in the city and if you forget to visit any of these, you’ve missed out something!

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Phoenix City Ratings

  • Rating48%
    City Rank356
  • History & Culture: rated for 20%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 80%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 40%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 30%
  • Food: rated for 70%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 40%
  • Shopping: rated for 90%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 20%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 50%
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