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Top Ten Phoenix Attractions

Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden

Daily and Weekly Activities Docent Activities. Garden Tours Daily | October 1 – May 14 Check the Cohn Tour Gathering Area for times. Explore the Garden with an expert who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert. Tours feature saguaros and tiny mammilarias, bizarre boojums and elegant palo verdes.

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Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain Located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is a Phoenix icon and popular outdoor destination for thousands of visiting hikers each year. Two difficult trailheads ascend 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back, affording 360-degree views of the surrounding city.

Papago Park
Papago Park

Papago Park offers a variety of hiking trails for all levels, including the iconic Hole-in-the-Rock formation, as well as fishing, biking trails and access to top attractions such as the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo.

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South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park

Book your tickets online for South Mountain Park, Phoenix: See 1,123 reviews, articles, and 544 photos of South Mountain Park, ranked No.17 on TripAdvisor among 238 attractions in Phoenix.

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo

Get up-close and personal with the tallest mammal at the Phoenix Zoo! This experience is sure to become a favorite destination spot on your visit to the Zoo. Price: $5 members | $6 general Children 2 and under are free. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Hours: (weather permitting) June 1 – August 31: 9 – 10 a.m.

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Heard Museum
Heard Museum

Heard Museum holds a place of honor as one of the Valley’s top cultural attractions and a prime destination for learning about Native American arts and culture.

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Piestewa Peak
Piestewa Peak

Things to do near Piestewa Peak on TripAdvisor: See 69,853 reviews and 25,763 candid photos of things to do near Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hole-in-the-Rock
Hole-in-the-Rock

Hole in the Rock, Phoenix: See 771 reviews, articles, and 554 photos of Hole in the Rock, ranked No.26 on TripAdvisor among 238 attractions in Phoenix.

Arizona Science Center
Arizona Science Center

Enjoy state–of–the–art sound, seating and picture at Arizona Science Center's theater featuring an immersive 5 story screen. Dorrance Planetarium The Dorrance Planetarium is one of the largest, most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States.

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Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake

Attractions Near Tempe Town Lake. Explore the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA). The free Gallery at the TCA features rotating exhibits year-round. Also, check their calendar for their schedule of events, from comedy shows to art classes to live music. Go for a quick hike up nearby “A” Mountain.

OdySea Aquarium
OdySea Aquarium

KTAR News: Get a look inside Scottsdale’s new OdySea Aquarium The new OdySea Aquarium is now open in Scottsdale, so what exactly does it take to keep more than 30,000 sea creatures in the desert? “We have over 40 animal care specialists that work around the clock, 24 hours a day,” said Greg Charbeneau, vice-president and general manager of the OdySea Aquarium.

Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort is located just minutes from the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, as well as many boutiques, museums and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. It's also just a quick drive to downtown Phoenix to catch the Phoenix Suns or Arizona Diamondbacks in action.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Best for Attractions near US Airways Center Because: The Children's Museum of Phoenix is the perfect family outing near the US Airways Center. Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Children's Museum of Phoenix is a fun, educational museum that appeals to kids and parents.

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Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Lake Pleasant Regional Park is tucked away in the far northwest valley. The park, which is part of the Maricopa County parks system, is a dream for recreation lovers. The park offers numerous outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

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Piestewa Peak Park
Piestewa Peak Park

Piestewa Peak, Phoenix: Address, ... attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews ... The park was crowded with hikers the morning we ...

Castles N' Coasters
Castles N' Coasters

Castles N' Coasters is an amusement park and family amusement center located in Phoenix, Arizona. The approximately 10-acre park features four outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses, several rides, and an indoor video game arcade.

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum Attractions in Phoenix: Read reviews written by 10Best experts and explore user ratings. The scope of The Phoenix Art Museum is indisputably international with works representing American, Asian, European and Latin American art.

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Arizona State Capitol
Arizona State Capitol

About Arizona Capitol Museum Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood.

Phoenix Mountains Preserve
Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Phoenix Mountains Preserve. The parks and peaks that make up the Phoenix Mountains Preserve are surrounded by civilization, but feel as remote as the Sonoran Desert outside the city.

Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland is America’s largest butterfly pavilion that entertains, educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures.

Wet'n'Wild Phoenix
Wet'n'Wild Phoenix

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Central Avenue
Central Avenue

14 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Phoenix Written by Lana Law Phoenix, the state capital of Arizona, is known for its warm, dry climate that attracts huge numbers of sun-lovers during the winter months.

Big Surf
Big Surf

The original Arizona waterpark – open since 1969 – Big Surf features the third-largest wave pool in North America, the 2.5 million gallon Waikiki Beach. Enjoy the waves on a raft, or try your luck with a boogie board or full surf board (frequent surfers will want to look into the Surfing Membership program.)

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Pueblo Grande Ruin
Pueblo Grande Ruin

Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Sea Life Arizona
Sea Life Arizona

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium located in the Phoenix area is a family-orientated attraction filled with weird and wacky sea creatures!

Ro Ho En
Ro Ho En

Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, is a Japanese stroll garden located in Phoenix, Arizona, at 1125 N. 3rd Ave. The garden encompasses 3.5 acres and includes a tea garden and tea house. It is a joint project of the sister cities of Phoenix, Arizona, and Himeji, Japan.

Tempe Beach Park
Tempe Beach Park

The park plays host to 5/10K runs, music fests, and community festivals throughout the year. The park features a splash playground for kids, hiking and biking paths, volleyball courts, and water recreation activities on Tempe Town Lake including kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and boat rentals.

Fashion Square
Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square. In Scottsdale, where shopping is a top passion for national and international visitors, Scottsdale Fashion Square offers the very best in every category.

Mystery Castle
Mystery Castle

Location The Mystery Castle is located in the Foothills of South Mountain Park (two miles south of Baseline Road) at 800 E. Mineral Road in Phoenix, Arizona 85040. To visit, take 7th Street South to Mineral Road, then head east and follow the road to the Mystery Castle entrance.

Tempe Butte
Tempe Butte

Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Tempe, Arizona on TripAdvisor: See 47,892 traveler reviews and photos of Tempe tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Tempe. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Western Spirit is located in downtown Scottsdale's arts district, one block west of Scottsdale Road and one block south of Main Street. The museum is readily accessible from throughout the metro Phoenix area.

Westgate
Westgate

Ask ilemuy0131 about Westgate Entertainment District Thank ilemuy0131 This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona

There are 12 great family attractions in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona. Click an attraction below for details, or switch to see the map.

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Tovrea Castle
Tovrea Castle

Resembling a wedding cake or castle, Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights has a rich and interesting history – a history that began with the vision of one man, Alessio Carraro. Born in Italy, Alessio came to the United States and built a fortune in the sheet metal business in San Francisco, California.

Hall of Flame Fire Museum
Hall of Flame Fire Museum

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969.

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Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park

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Dolphinaris Arizona
Dolphinaris Arizona

Dolphinaris Arizona offers you an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Here’s your chance to interact with bottlenose dolphins while learning more about these playful creatures. Dolphinaris Arizona is one of the Arizona Attractions in the OdySea In The Desert complex, near Old Town Scottsdale.

Heritage Square
Heritage Square

Book your tickets online for Heritage Square Phoenix, Phoenix: See 80 reviews, articles, and 59 photos of Heritage Square Phoenix, ranked No.64 on TripAdvisor among 238 attractions in Phoenix.

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Encanto Park
Encanto Park

Encanto Park, Phoenix: See 109 reviews, articles, and 24 photos of Encanto Park, ranked No.50 on TripAdvisor among 238 attractions in Phoenix.

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Echo Canyon Recreation Area
Echo Canyon Recreation Area

Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, Phoenix: See 230 reviews, articles, and 181 photos of Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, ranked No.8 on TripAdvisor among 238 attractions in Phoenix.

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Sahuaro Ranch
Sahuaro Ranch

Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale Sahuaro Ranch Park is the nicest park in Glendale. This park is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and preserves one of the oldest ranches in the Valley.

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Margaret T
Margaret T

Things to do near Margaret T. Hance Park on TripAdvisor: See 69,991 reviews and 25,798 candid photos of things to do near Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix Civic Space Park
Phoenix Civic Space Park

About the park: Civic Space Park offers residents, professionals, students and downtown visitors a setting with unique urban design, sustainable construction and operational features, along with a landmark public sculpture by artist Janet Echelman.

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Rosson House
Rosson House

The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum which interprets the history of Phoenix. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of early Phoenix families. Admission to the Rosson House Museum is by guided tour only.

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Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park

Cave Creek Regional Park, Cave Creek: See 241 reviews, articles, and 121 photos of Cave Creek Regional Park, ranked No.2 on TripAdvisor among 30 attractions in Cave Creek.

Oasis Water Park
Oasis Water Park

Oasis Water Park in Phoenix. Make a splash at our impressive Phoenix water park! Voted by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s expansive, wild and fun Oasis Water Park has something for kids of all ages, making it perfect for your next family getaway.

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Peoria Sports Complex
Peoria Sports Complex

Peoria Sports Complex Opened in 1994, the 12,000-plus-seat Peoria Sports Complex plays host to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. The stadium features some of the better grass seating in the Cactus League, including a berm that extends the length of the entire outfield.

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Wells Fargo History Museum
Wells Fargo History Museum

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located in downtown Phoenix, between 1st & 2nd Avenues, in the Wells Fargo Plaza Building.

Makutu's Island
Makutu's Island

Bring your children on a trip to a land of fantasy and adventure: Makutu’s Island! The “Island” is a tropical-themed indoor playground—one of the largest indoor play places in all of the United States. The place is fun for the whole family—well, except for teenagers.

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