Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Heard Museum

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

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Even if you're not staying in Mesa, this museum is worth a trip, especially if your kids are into dinosaurs (and aren't they all?). In addition to the multi-level Dinosaur Mountain, there are loads of life-sized cas…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the desert home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's greatest 20th-century architects. A prime example of organic architecture, with buildings incorporating elements and structures fo…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Cosanti

The home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright student Paolo Soleri, who died in 2013, this unusual complex of cast-concrete structures was a stepping stone for Soleri's experimental Arcosanti village, 65 miles north. Co…
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Designed to encourage active involvement rather than passive contemplation (text-heavy signs are ditched in favor of interactive exhibits and invitations to paint, climb, play and even ride tricycles), this three-st…
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Art Museum

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 how the astonishing Arizona landscape has inspired everyone …
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Museum

The O'odham Indians use the word 'Hohokam' ('all used up') for the ancestors who mysteriously abandoned this adobe city and the intricate irrigation system that sustained it. Despite the proximity of busy highways i…
Amusement Park in Greater Phoenix

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

Every 'howdy' sounds sincere at this re-created 1880s frontier town located about 20 miles south of Mesa on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Test your mettle on a mechanical bull or a stubborn burro, ride a cutesy…