Phoenix Visitors Guide


25 Things to do while in Phoenix

  1. Arizona Science Center Phoenix (602) 716‐20000. Hands‐on, eye‐opening fun for the whole family.
  2. Arizona State University/Mill Avenue Tempe, (480) 921‐2300. Sports, theatrical productions, shops, restaurants & more.
  3. Bob Bondurant School of High‐Performance Driving Chandler, (480) 961‐0143. Get professional, behind‐the‐wheel race-car training.
  4. Camelback Mountain Phoenix, (602) 261‐8318. Climb the city’s most famous landmark.
  5. Children’s Museum of Phoenix Phoenix., (602) 253‐0501. Interactive exhibits engage the senses and make learning fun.
  6. Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix, (480) 941‐1225. Showcases arid‐land plants from around the world.
  7. Dolly Steamboat Excursion Apache Junction, (480) 827‐9144. A paddle‐wheel tour between steep canyon walls and saguaro‐covered cliffs.
  8. Goldfield Ghost Town (480) 983‐0333. A genuine ghost town in the Superstition Mountains.
  9. Heard Museum Phoenix, (602) 252‐8848. A world‐renowned museum of Native American art and artifacts.
  10. Historic Heritage Square Phoenix., (602) 262‐5071. Museums, gift shops and restaurants in buildings that date to the late 1800s.
  11. Huhugam Heritage Center Chandler, (520) 796‐3500. Honors the ancient Huhugam through exhibitions, programs and artifact collections.
  12. Papago Park/Hole‐in‐the‐Rock Phoenix, (602) 261‐8318. 1,200 acres of rolling desert hills and rugged mountains containing many attractions.
  13. Phoenix Art Museum (602) 257‐1222. Houses 17,000 artworks and hosts more than 20 significant exhibitions annually.
  14. Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, (866) 408‐RACE (7223). Witness high‐octane action in November ‐April.
  15. Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area (602) 262‐7901. A 1.2‐mile trail offers unbeatable Valley views.
  16. Japanese Friendship Garden (602) 256‐3204. An authentic 3 1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house.
  17. Phoenix Zoo (602) 273‐1341. Displays a collection of exotic animals that ranks among the best in the world.
  18. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park (602) 495‐0901. A prehistoric Hohokam ruin in the center of the city.
  19. Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass Chandler, (480) 502‐5600. An authentic replica of an 1880s Western town.
  20. St. Mary’s Basilica Phoenix, (602) 354‐2100. Erected in 1881, the oldest standing church in Phoenix.
  21. Taliesin West Scottsdale, (480) 860‐2700. Tour the winter home of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  22. Tempe Town Lake (480) 350‐8625. Enjoy the banks, or rent a kayak, paddleboat or canoe for a cruise.
  23. Turf Paradise Horse Racing Phoenix, (888) 942‐1101. Enjoy live thoroughbred action throughout the longest racing season in the country.
  24. University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, (623) 433‐7100. The home to the Arizona Cardinals features a retractable roof and roll‐out grass field.
  25. Wrigley Mansion Phoenix, (602) 955‐4079. A hilltop masterpiece, built by chewing‐gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.