This cluster of late-Victorian and early-20th-century homes stands in stark contrast to the soaring modernity of downtown Phoenix. With the buildings now sensitively repurposed (the Bungalow contains a crafting space and shop, while others serve as a gallery, restaurants and visitor center), it's possible to see inside many, including the fully restored, stately Rosson House.

There's a parking garage at the corner of 5th St and E Monroe.

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1. Rosson House

0.03 MILES

This painstakingly restored, 2800-sq-ft Queen Anne mansion is a glimpse of an old-fashioned Phoenix nearly entirely swept away by the tide of modernity…

2. Children's Museum of Phoenix

0.07 MILES

Designed to encourage active involvement rather than passive contemplation (text-heavy signs are ditched in favor of interactive exhibits and invitations…

3. Arizona Science Center

0.09 MILES

At the popular Arizona Science Center, play with 300-odd hands-on exhibits, watch live demonstrations or take in the mysteries of the universe at the…

4. Chase Field

0.26 MILES

The home field of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field is a technological and environmental wonder, with a retractable roof to keep…

5. Westward Ho


A beloved Phoenix landmark, this beautiful 15-story hotel has weathered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune since its construction in 1928. Once…

6. Phoenix Art Museum

1.23 MILES

Arizona's premier repository of fine art includes works by Claude Monet, Diego Rivera and Georgia O'Keeffe. Make a beeline for the Western Gallery, to see…

7. Heard Museum

1.58 MILES

This extraordinary museum spotlights the history, life, arts and culture of American Indian tribes in the Southwest. Visitors will find art galleries,…

8. Pueblo Grande Museum

4.68 MILES

The O'odham Indians use the word 'Hohokam' ('all used up') for the ancestors who mysteriously abandoned this adobe city and the intricate irrigation…