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Mesa Arts Center hosts revived Day of the Dead celebration

By Laura Latzko   During El Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, family members have a chance to honor their lost loved ones and invite them to return to Earth. Originating in Mexico,...

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s New “Ruff Draft Book Club” Helps Animals Prepare...

By Alexis Andreopoulos   Entering the walls of any animal shelter is usually the same, there are cages full of sad and hopeful animals longing and looking for a forever home. But, when entering the Arizona...
Guru Nanak Dwara

Guru Nanak Dwara

As the longest continuously operating Sikh Gurdwara community in Arizona, Guru Nanak Dwara offers visitors a beautiful and peaceful place to meditate, or to simply learn about another culture. Founded in 1970 by Yogi Bhajan,...
Islamic Community Center of Tempe

Islamic Community Center of Tempe

Built in 1984 and designed to resemble the iconic Dome of the Rock, this gorgeous mosque at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe sits next to the Arizona State University campus and Tempe's Mill...
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...
Culter-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

Built in 1921 and now a historic landmark, the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center hosts regular faith- and community-related activities and events. These include a regular series of film screenings, lectures and talks, a book...
Martin Auto Museum

Martin Auto Museum

The private collection of mechanic and auto-shop owner Mel Martin, this car museum offers dozens of lovingly maintained classics from more than 100 years of automotive history. See historical examples as varied as an...
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...
Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

It seems every city contains an Orpheum Theatre and ours sits in downtown Phoenix near the Phoenix Convention Center. Built in 1929, the classic 1,364-seat space hosts major bands, off-Broadway shows, plays, classical concerts and...
Mesa Arizona Temple

Mesa Temple

If you live in Mesa and are aware of its large Mormon population (one of the largest in the country), this entry won't be "unexpected," but "amazing" still fits. Completed in 1927, the Mesa Temple for...

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