Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Heard Museum

This extraordinary museum spotlights the history, life, arts and culture of Native American tribes in the Southwest. Visitors will find art galleries, ethnographic displays, a get-creative kids exhibit and an unriva…
Top Choice Museum in Tucson

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Home to cacti, coyotes and palm-sized hummingbirds, this ode to the Sonoran desert is one part zoo, one part botanical garden and one part museum – a trifecta that'll entertain young and old for easily half a day. D…
Top Choice Museum in Flagstaff

Museum of Northern Arizona

An attractive Craftsman-style stone building amid a pine grove, this small but excellent museum spotlights local Native American archaeology, history and culture, as well as geology, biology and the arts. It's on th…
Top Choice Gardens in Greater Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden

Blue bells and Mexican gold poppies are just two of the colorful showstoppers blooming from March to May along the Desert Wildflower Loop Trail at this well-nurtured botanical garden, a lovely place to reconnect wit…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Musical Instrument Museum

From Uganda thumb pianos to Hawaiian ukuleles to Indonesian boat lutes, the ears have it at this lively museum that celebrates the world's musical instruments. More than 200 countries and territories are represented…
Top Choice Park in Sedona

Red Rock Crossing/Crescent Moon Ranch

Splash in Oak Creek, swim in its deep swimming holes and relax on the wide, flat, red slabs that dot the water. Famous for its splendid views of Cathedral Rock, blazoned on postcards all over town, this picnic area …
Volcano in Flagstaff

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

In AD 1064 a volcano erupted on this spot, spewing ash across 800 sq miles, spawning the Kana-A lava flow and leaving behind the 8029ft Sunset Crater. The eruption forced farmers to vacate lands they had cultivated …
Top Choice Historic Building in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Desert View Watchtower

The marvelously worn winding staircase of Mary Colter's 70ft stone tower, built in 1932, leads to the highest spot on the rim (7522ft). From here, unparalleled views take in not only the canyon and the Colorado Rive…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Kaibab National Forest

Marble View

A favorite of the many Kaibab Forest overlooks, this viewpoint makes a spectacular picnic or camping spot. From the 1-acre meadow, covered with Indian paintbrush and hiding Coconino sandstone fossils, views extend o…
Top Choice Museum in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Trail of Time

This interpretative display traces the history of the canyon's formation, and each meter equals one million years of geologic history. From the trail's start at the Yavapai Geology Museum just over a mile to Verkamp…