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Things to do in Phoenix

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The top 21 attractions in Phoenix

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Phoenix Airports Museum Program
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The items are scattered throughout Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, mostly throughout terminal 4 but some smaller exhibits are scattered throughout the entire airport.
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Deer Valley Rock Art Center
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Pretty cool hieroglyph right in the middle of town. Impressive to say the least but understand it takes some hunting to find. There is no visitor center, information signs, no parking lots, no one to guide you or help you. You literally have to park at a near by church, tighten up your hiking boots and go hiking through an area of undeveloped desert up the side of a large hill looking at the boulders which are everywhere in order to find "the one" Good luck!
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Arizona Science Center
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The Arizona Science Center is situated in the city of Phoenix. It focuses on inspiring, educating and entertaining people about science. The Center is located in the Science Park and Heritage in the heart of Phoenix, in the city center. It is now home to over 350 permanent exhibits, the Center is able to provide their 400,000 annual visitors with interactive experiences.
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State Capitol Museum
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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Come see Arizona State history as it lives in this beautiful capitol building. Very well preserved pieceds of our (Arizona's) statehood proudly on display for all to see. Absolutely amazing at what the early settlers endured in such a harsh environment to lay the foundation to one of the nation's largest metro area today. Somewhat humbling, how did they do it without air conditioning!
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Phoenix Art Museum
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They feature world renown artists across all genres and mediums, you could easily spend an entire day here and Brest of all is it's right smack in the heart if downtown Phoenix, Be sure to grab a bite to eat afterwards at one of the many award winning spots up and down Central!
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Musical Instrument Museum
When I think of museums my imagination is pretty much limited to art, history and dinosaur bones. In fact, I have to admit that I had no idea that a museum like this ever existed before my sister took me here, but the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is really an amazing way to spend a day. First, the building itself is beautiful. I had imagined that the museum would be small, after all how many instruments are there? Well it turns out that there are far more than I could ever imagined and this large museum would fit right in among the museums of the Smithsonian in Washington. With countless interactive and video exhibits that not only have the original instruments on display, but also have recording of the instruments being used in performance. One could literally spend weeks here without repeating anything; there are over 6,000 instruments on display! Admission isn't cheap so I'd recommend spending a full day. Still, it's a museum unlike any other I have ever seen and if you or your children are interested in music, it's one not to miss.
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Shemer Art Center and Museum
The Shemer Art Center (Phoenix) is a historic site that has been in operation since 1984 by the City of Phoenix for the Department of Parks and Recreation. It's a family oriented space dedicated to art education and learning about a variety of visual arts. It offers art classes for all ages and a series of monthly lectures for artists and art lovers.
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Arizona Humanities Council
The Arizona Humanities Council is one of the best museums in Phoenix, Illinois, U.S.A. No doubt you'll have a very nice time, where you can enjoy the best works of the entire city.
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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
The museum has almost an acre of fire history displays, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire on display, dating from the years 1725-1969. Most of the displays are American, but there are also pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany and Japan, as well.
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Wells Fargo History Museum
The Wells Fargo History Museum, is a museum that is situated in Phoenix Illinois and which is characterized by its national recognition. The museum offers the story of the history of Wells Fargo, and has an impressive art gallery, photographs and mining tools for visitors to enjoy. Mainly displaying artifacts dating from the mid 1800s.
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Pioneer Telephone Museum
The Telephone Pioneer Museum (Phoenix) is the first of its kind in the US and was opened in 1988. It has good disability access. The highlights of this park include a heated therapy pool, team games that are wheelchair accessible, and 2 baseball fields, volleyball courts and tennis courts.
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Phoenix Police Museum
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The museum is small, but with lots of personal touches. Children have the chance to sit in a patrol car or a police motorcycle. iIt was ncorporated as a city on February 25, 1881. Law enforcement was in the hands of quarterbacks in Phoenix City and later by police.
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Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum
The Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum (situated in the city of Phoenix) commemorates the mining industry data of Arizona. It is one of the places with the richest nonfuel mineral production in the USA. The collection is one of the best the world and has been growing and improving ever since and has now been visited by over 23,000 school children and receives 18,000 other visitors each year. The Museum collection is based on minerals and RockHounds from around the world. It is located in the historic auditorium Zaribah The Sanctuary. It offers mineral specimens, lapidary, mining artifacts and fossils from Arizona and around the world. There is a gift shop of minerals and related items, books, sculptures and jewelry.
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Pueblo Grande Museum
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Awesome collection of Indian artifacts from the local region. Great place to kill an afternoon. Very affordable, informative and convenient location to the downtown corridor area of Phoenix. Every bit worth seeing!
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Phoenix Mountains
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I never knew that Arizona had mountains. There is so much beauty here!
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Arizona Humane Society
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The Arizona Humane Society Museum is located in the city of Phoenix. The society is the state's largest nonprofit animal welfare and protection agency. Annually, the refuge receives more than 43,000 unwanted, sick, abused and injured animals. It is funded by private donations, with no government support, and its mission is to build a healthy, happy relationship between people and animals.
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Heard Museum
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The Heard Museum offers visitors 10 exhibition halls, free tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a cafe and art galleries. The Museum annually presents six to eight exhibitions as well as its permanent exhibition of a large collection of American Indian art. In the museum you'll find 10 temporary art galleries and a permanent gallery.
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Carver Museum & Cultural Center
The Carver Museum & Cultural Center is located in the city of Phoenix, on the site of the old Carver High School. Here you can learn about the pioneers who helped to develop the African-American community in the days of segregation, as well as see the work by emerging young local artists.

The best things to do in Phoenix

You can not imagine all the places to visit in Phoenix. Phoenix is ​​the capital of the state of Arizona and Maricopa County, in the United States. Also known as the Valley of the Sun, it is the largest and most populated city in the state. The great architectural heritage thatthe city has is present in all areas. There are a thousand and one things to see in Phoenix today. The Arizona Capitol is perhaps the most significant building in the city. It is the former headquarters of the Territory and Arizona State Legislatures. It is also a museum that highlights the history and culture of Arizona from its beginnings to the present. The financial center is another of the top attractions in Phoenix. Strolling along the avenues between skyscrapers is one of the most popular Phoenix activities and there are many shops and stores. It is surrounded by offices, hotels and residential high-rises. Taking a walk through
neighborhoods of Glendale and Peoria
is like being in another city. Narrow streets with few people and maintained houses. Finally, there are tons of museums in the city. The Aviation Museum, the Arizona Science Center, the Hall of Fame, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix Police Museum or the Musical Instrument Museum are just some of the city's great museums. If you're still wondering what to do in Phoenix, check out these tips from real travelers and find all the best Phenix attractions and interesting stuff to do in Phoenix.