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Ranked #1 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance... more » Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change. « less
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Ranked #2 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Specialty Museums
Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
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Ranked #3 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the... more » Owner description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends. « less
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Ranked #4 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #5 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
The home of the state's Major League Baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Ranked #6 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #7 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Nature and Parks
This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
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Ranked #9 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Historic Sites; Theaters
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Ranked #10 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
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Ranked #11 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Nature and Parks
This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, the museum houses a permanent collection of some 16,000 works of art... more » Owner description: One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, the museum houses a permanent collection of some 16,000 works of art spanning the centuries and also includes a popular miniatures collection and a "Please Touch" children's gallery. « less
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Ranked #14 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Science Museums; Museums
A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
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Ranked #16 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the... more » Owner description: Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley. With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. « less
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Ranked #17 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
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Ranked #18 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.
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Ranked #19 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from popular... more » Owner description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from popular downtown Phoenix attractions. The collection includes an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and more. Along with the world’s largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth’s western themed work. Admission is always free, tours are available with reservations. « less
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Ranked #22 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Civic Centers; Convention Centers
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Ranked #24 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing... more » Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous since we first opened our doors. In addition to our Arrive and Drive racing option, which allows individuals to visit our indoor karting centers anytime and experience the thrill of racing, we also offer racing leagues and a variety of packages for corporate events and group parties, which have proven quite popular. To meet the needs of customers and kart racing enthusiasts who demand more, we also have a Pro Shop - K1 Race Gear - which carries everything that a karter might need to compete at the track. At K1 Speed, our goal is to be synonymous with karting, and we think that we are on our way!  « less
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Ranked #25 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

The Rosson house is a beautifully restored Victorian house.  It is also a treasure trove of actual items used in the early 1900's.  From children's toys to the portable medical... more »

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Ranked #28 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Ancient Ruins; Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the... more » Owner description: Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September. A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets. Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures. The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children's summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests! Pueblo Grande Museum is part of the Green Museums Accord committed to environmental sustainability and sustainable museum practices. « less
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Ranked #29 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: Castles; Landmarks

The Tovrea Castle is supposed to RE-OPEN in February 2009...here's the link http://phoenix.go... more »

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Ranked #30 of 89 attractions in Phoenix
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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