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Museums in Phoenix

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Ranked #1 of 27 Museums 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 27 Museums 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 27 Museums 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 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #5 of 27 Museums 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 #6 of 27 Museums 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 #7 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Science Museums; Museums
A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
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Ranked #8 of 27 Museums 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 #9 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 27 Museums 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 #11 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Museums
Owner description: At the Martin Auto Museum, visitors can view history through the decades in this vast collection. There are a number of race... more » Owner description: At the Martin Auto Museum, visitors can view history through the decades in this vast collection. There are a number of race cars and one of a kind vehicles to excite any automotive, art or history enthusiast. « less
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Ranked #13 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present ! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents... more » Owner description: Connecting People to Arizona Government - Past and Present ! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm « less
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Ranked #15 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Museums

             The CAVE CREEK MUSEUM is a delightful, off-the-beaten-path museum just miles northwest of Phoenix in the town of Cave Creek near Black Mountain. The local volunteers... more »

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Ranked #16 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Art Galleries; Museums; Theaters
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Ranked #18 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: A Phoenix Point of Pride, this museum is a cultural locus, featuring local artisans and offering its own arts and crafts... more » Owner description: A Phoenix Point of Pride, this museum is a cultural locus, featuring local artisans and offering its own arts and crafts workshops. « less
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Ranked #19 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: History Museums; Museums
Guides in period costume show guests through an authentic turn-of-the-century Arizona village.
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Ranked #21 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: An architecturally innovative museum that with its pyramidal shape and a stucco façade appears to have caught the colors of a... more » Owner description: An architecturally innovative museum that with its pyramidal shape and a stucco façade appears to have caught the colors of a desert sunset. « less
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Ranked #24 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 27 Museums in Phoenix
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