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Musical Instrument Museum
#1 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
Enjoyable to see different musicians featured in the Artists Gallery, can see memorabilia like John Lennon's "Imagine" piano, Elvis' last guitar, even exhibits on current acts like Maroon Five and Taylor Swift.
Fabulous museum for music where the whole world is the focus, the music is authentic, some of the instruments can we played by visitors and the events in outdoor area are fun and informative.
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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West Scottsdale 8.5 mi away
#1 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Great museum that has exhibits dedicated to cowboy life and Native American culture- beautiful western fine art, bronze collections, Hopi pottery, amazing cowboy collection, Paul Calle exhibit, Will James exhibit.
A fine collection of sculptures, paintings, posters, artifacts, rotating exhibits, and pottery designed to educate and enlighten visitors about the old west and it's history, culture, myths and role of Native Amer...
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Heard Museum
#2 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
This visit I loved the artistry of Hopi jewelry designer Verma Nequatewa, the history of ”Josef Albers in Mexico” and the very compelling and emotional “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.”
Wonderful and comprehensive displays of Indian and Pueblo life over the centuries.We joined a guided tour as we only had a short time.Would highly recommend as our guide was full of fascinating information we woul...
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
#3 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
My husband and I went to this museum on our visit to Phoenix last week, it was amazing - they had all kinds of antique fire fighting equipment from mid-1700's to modern times.
Took in the amazing collection this museum has put together and I was blown away by the vastness and variety of the displays.
Scottsdale Center for the Arts Scottsdale 8.8 mi away
#2 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
It is also used for meetings and fundraisers for non-profits and businesses.There is a Youth Gallery with surprisingly great art, and other rooms for their annual Indie film-screening events.
Check the schedule for faculty concerts by the ASU School of Music for excellent performances at an excellent price.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
#4 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
I had a membership when I lived in Arizona so I could stop by with the kids to check out the exhibits...the kids loved the hands on exhibits and I loved the AC during the summer...great way to spend some time with...
The title may be a little elaborate, but it's difficult to explain the sense of "awe" you literally get when walking into the museum and seeing a 3 story Dr. Seuss-like structure that you can climb into.
Wells Fargo Museum
#5 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
... features a jaw-dropping collection of paintings (among others) by renowned American artist and illustrator N. C. Wyeth (father of Andrew Wyeth) and bronzes by greats including Frederic Remington and Ernest Ber...
Lots of memorabilia, historical documents, a few historical videos (including even Music Man excerpt and John Wayne movie excerpt) and quite a few excellent western paintings and sculptures by known western artists.
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Phoenix Art Museum
#6 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
Visiting the PAM is always a nice way to spend an afternoon, the exhibits are always changing, the museum store is fantastic and of course the attached cafe is always a treat!
This is a wonderful museum with a wide ranging collection of its own plus it has so many traveling exhibits that you can visit often and see different collections and exhibits each time.
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Arizona Capitol Museum
#7 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
She also brought me to the Senate and House, which are separate from the museum, and she was both engaging and thorough in discussing so many aspects of Arizona's history.
There are artifacts (such as the silver service) from the USS Arizona on display and a tribute to the Phoenix Suns.
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Phoenix Police Museum
#8 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
We've done our share of sightseeing in all kinds of cities, and this is a museum with very friendly docents who compliment the experience.
A small museum but packed with information and history plus a quite a few artifcatsi including a helicopter, motorbike, Trike and two cars.
Pueblo Grande Museum
#9 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
The outdoor 2/3 mile trail is a self-guided tour that takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, a great indoor exhibit, and a short outdoor trail through an ancient Hohokam garden, ballcourt, and pithouses, one of them set up with artifacts inside.
Wonderspaces Arizona Scottsdale 8.6 mi away
#6 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Lot of great photo and video ops! Staff is super friendly and helpful, both explaining the exhibits and taking photos.
It’s just so much fun to walk around the galleries to “experience “ magical, immersive, and interactive art pieces.
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
#10 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
They had plenty of bikes to choose from and the equipment was all fairly new (less than 3 years old) but everything we were given was in perfect shape.
Sure, it's a Harley dealership - but Buddy has a large museum collection of bikes, and they do give tours (call to find out when).
Arizona Museum of Natural History Mesa 14.1 mi away
#3 of 6 Museums in Mesa
Visited this gem of a museum on the 22nd June 2017, it’s one of the best I've ever been to, very well laid out, on 3 levels, with interactive exhibits of many kinds, extremely informative and very well presented t...
There are very large collections of fossils, rocks, meteorites, local Native American exhibits and exhibits of indigenous people from other parts of the world.
Mesa Arts Center Mesa 14.4 mi away
#2 of 6 Museums in Mesa
Offerings include beautiful architecture; frequent open-house events to engage the public; first-rate exhibitions; and a stunning musical program presided over by Mesa Arts Center's musical director, the renowned...
We took one of the free Wednesday tours and was very impressed with all they have to offer the community; all the different classes, performances, art museum, etc. Hope you see a performance there when we are back...
Main Street Arts District Scottsdale 13.7 mi away
#4 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
We visited several of the superb art galleries in Scottsdale such as Gebert Contemporary, Klein, Mainview, RC Gorman Navajo Gallery, Wildemeyer, Marshall, Amery Bohling, Schorr Gallery, Paul Klenin, Arizona West G...
There is a wonderful alley that runs behind some of the galleries that has local artists with wonderful works in metal for yard art and beautiful jewelry.
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Arizona Science Center
#11 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
In addition to its science center functionalities, the facility also hosts daily demonstrations in the Dorrance Planetarium, as well as their five-story, giant screen IMAX Theater.
I had a membership for 10 years when I lived in Arizona and well worth it....I also used the membership reciprocal agreement with other museums and got to visit for free when traveling!! loved it
Martin Auto Museum
#12 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
The Martin Auto Museum is packed with impeccably maintained old vehicles and interesting reproductions ranging from the late 1800s to the 1990s.
Full Classics, brass era, muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes and originals are all on display at this spotless 30,000 sf facility.
Penske Racing Museum Scottsdale 15.3 mi away
#3 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Perhaps one of the most un-known museums in metro Phoenix, this gleaming gem (on Scottsdale Road, a few blocks South of the 101 freeway) boasts 21 of the most incredible racing winners dating back to 1963.
It's in the middle of a huge complex of luxury car showrooms (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, etc. are all just about next door), and one is welcome to roam around all you want.
AZ Heritage Center Tempe 8.1 mi away
#1 of 7 Museums in Tempe
A superlative museum, the AZ Heritage Center also features a welcoming brick courtyard, a nature trail and gardens, a majestic sandstone lobby, and special event spaces.
Although I attended to view the exhibition of George W. Bush's artwork - "Portraits of Courage" - which was excellent - the Center also provided a fascinating look at Arizona's History.
Tempe History Museum Tempe 9.8 mi away
#2 of 7 Museums in Tempe
Check out the museum and the calendar of events, free local music during the season, exhibits change, learn/experience Tempe history, learn about its roots in music, learn about the indigenous people before it was...
I especially enjoyed the Hohokam artifacts from Tempe's prehistoric days and my wife appreciated the exhibits presenting Arizona State University history.
Arizona Military Museum
#13 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
Admission is free for everyone, with the AMM open on the weekends to provide insightful views of the sacrifices it took to settle the Great Southwest, as well as the myriad of contributions made for the citizens o...
We found this wonderful little museum on the internet and decided to visit.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Scottsdale 8.8 mi away
#7 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
You need to do some advance reading about James Turrell to have some pre understanding of his art work present here as a permanent installation Please do that The museum itself currently has a show on video art- y...
And a great gift shop and kids hands-on area.
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Marshall Way Arts District Scottsdale 8.5 mi away
#8 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Both sides of Marshall Way are lined with distinctive and upscale galleries that display some of the best artwork in AZ: paintings, sculpture, ceramics, Native American jewelry, etc.
Right in the middle of Scottsdale’s Old Town, the street is lined with shops and galleries of unusual and very diverse styles of art and clothing and dining.
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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
#14 of 29 Museums in Phoenix
There's a bank, a jail, a bar, a church, a barber shop, several homes, a theater, and much more, as well as an amazing telegraph/telephone museum that is quite impressive all on its own.
The self guided tour include examples of early primitive homes, nice Victorians, commercial buildings and structures, churches and cultural buildings, farming, mining, black smithing and more.
Scottsdale Historical Museum Scottsdale 8.7 mi away
#9 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Civic Center, a brief and free tour of this Historical Society building (The Little Red Schoolhouse, circa 1910) brings visitors quickly up to speed on the origins and growth of Sc...
My uncle is a farmer in Wisconsin and he was blown away by how little everyone paid for land less than 100 years ago, lots of history here in a small place
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Elan Wollitzer Gallery Scottsdale 8.7 mi away
#10 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
Elan took the time to answer all of our questions and shared his experiences capturing each of the stunning photographs; he is extremely passionate about his art and it shows!
In the heart of downtown Scottsdale this fine art photography gallery features gorgeous landscape photos of the southwest.
Arizona State University Art Museum Tempe 8.3 mi away
#3 of 7 Museums in Tempe
The Nelson Fine Art Museum and the Ceramics Research Center have free admittance along with free parking.
The architecture of the building is as fascinating as the exhibits are.
Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society Scottsdale 9.9 mi away
#11 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
We met some of the many members who help to make the model railroads such a success at the Model Railroad Building at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.
A great place for all ages come early in the morning before their crowds
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Grey Wolf Gallery Scottsdale 8.7 mi away
#12 of 40 Museums in Scottsdale
There were such beautiful pieces here.
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