Heritage & Science Park

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Lonely Planet review

Tune out the surrounding skyscrapers and imagine thundering hooves and creaking stagecoaches as you amble around Historic Heritage Square , a cluster of stately Victorians. Join a tour of the 1895 Rosson House or take the tots to the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum in the nearby 1901 Stevens House. The 1912 schoolroom with antique dolls squeezed behind the wooden desks is adorable. Star Wars figurines and GI Joe keep things from getting too frou-frou.

Too quaint? Make a beeline to the Arizona Science Center , a high-tech, interactive temple of discovery where kids can slide through a stomach or investigate kinetic energy before winding down at the five-story IMAX Theatre or the recently overhauled Planetarium .