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Irish Cultural Center

Irish Cultural Center

You'd be hard pressed to find climates and building styles more dissimilar than Phoenix and Ireland, which makes the walk up to the Irish Cultural Center feel almost unreal. Despite the three-story castle-like library building being...
ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center

ASU Art Museum

One of the older museums in the Valley — founded in 1950 — the Arizona State University Art Museum houses nearly 12,000 pieces reflecting a wide range of themes and styles. You can find contemporary art,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Penske Racing

Penske Racing Museum

Any race fan knows the name Penske. Over the last 50 years the name has graced the cars of more than 400 winners across a range of races, including 16 Indianapolis 500s. At this racing museum you can...
COFCO Garden

COFCO Center

Situated to the north of Sky Harbor airport, the COFCO Center brings a taste of China to Phoenix starting with the traditional Chinese-style architecture and authentic Chinese garden on the grounds. The garden includes...
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...
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...

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