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-size cast…
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 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…
Architecture in Greater Phoenix

Gammage Auditorium

The Gammage Auditorium was Frank Lloyd Wright's last major building.
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Science Center

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 planetarium.
Castle in Greater Phoenix

Mystery Castle

Equal parts Mexican hacienda, Native American cliff dwelling and psychedelic sand castle, the 18-room Mystery Castle was constructed in the 1930s and ’40s by Boyce Luther Gulley for his daughter Mary Lou. It&…
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. The striking landscapes in the Western American gallery will get you in the mind-set for adventure. Got kid…
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park

The juxtaposition of the ancient and modern makes this former Hohokam village memorable. Excavations at the site, which is tucked between Phoenix and Tempe, have yielded many clues about the daily lives of an ancien…
Museum in Greater Phoenix

Scottsdale Historical Museum

One of the buildings with genuine history in Old Town Scottsdale is the Little Red School House, now home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum, whose exhibits are well meaning but ho-hum.