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idea Museum

i.d.e.a. Museum

Founded in 1978 as the The Center for Fine Arts and then continuing as the Arizona Museum for Youth until 2014, the i.d.e.a. Museum aims its high-quality exhibits squarely at kids. Originally, the museum focused...
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Fans of trains and American railroad history need to visit McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and its many avenues for exploration. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a 5:12 scale narrow gauge railroad that...
Mill Avenue

Mill Avenue in Tempe

Tempe's most well-known north-south street since the late 1800s, Mill Avenue — so named for the now-empty Hayden Flour Mill at the historical north end — still plays an important part in Tempe life. Although it runs...
Arizona Mills, Tempe

Arizona Mills: LegoLand Discovery Center, Sea Life Aquarium and more

The Arizona Mills mall in Tempe isn't the largest mall in the Valley by a long shot, but it contains a whopping four family-fun activities. First up, you definitely want to pay a visit to...
Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center gives a hands-on lesson in fun. Equipped with a planetarium, IMAX Theatre and continually updated scientific exhibits, the center makes a huge hit with children and adults. Enjoy more than 300...
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

The Phoenix Zoo remains the Valley's go-to spot to look at animals, but Phoenix boasts more than one such place, and Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park offers its own unique experience. As...

Phoenix Zoo

Opening in 1962, the Phoenix Zoo quickly became the premier place in the Valley to view and interact with wildlife. Since the gates opened, they've seen more than 43 million visitors pass through. Today the...
OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium

When you think of large aquariums, you generally think of Atlanta, Monterey Bay, San Diego, and other coastal or semi-coastal spots. Now you can add the Valley of the Sun to the list thanks...
Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterflies in the desert might seem like a strange idea — although they do exist here naturally during certain seasons — but few people realize that the Valley of the Sun boasts the largest indoor...
Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

It can take a little while, but eventually the beauty of the desert reveals itself, from its rare but brilliant flowers and unique plant to its interesting wildlife, colorful rocks and spectacular sunsets. If you...

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