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Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

A visit to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West turns back the clock and immerses you in the Wild West. This huge, 43,000-square-foot museum opened its doors in January 2015 and features rotating exhibitions of Western art...
Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Founded in 1959, the Phoenix Art Museum now claims the title of largest art museum in the Southwest with more than 18,000 works on display and continually rotating world-class exhibits. The permanent collection covers just...
Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum

No one interested in music or other cultures should skip a visit to the Musical Instrument Museum, or "MIM" as we like to call it. Opened in 2010, it holds the title of "the...
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...
Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum

The Superstition Mountains that form the eastern border the Valley are full of fascinating history, including being the location of the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine. The Superstition Mountain Museum preserves and displays information and...
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...
The Musical Instrument Museum

The MIM’s new exhibit is a study of Chinese music

The Musical Instrument Museum By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Musical and philosophical harmony has always been important in China. The Musical Instrument Museum is bringing those together with Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients...
Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum's B-25 "Maid in the Shade"

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum offers a remarkable journey through the early days of combat aviation with restored planes, historical personal artifacts and docents with plenty of jaw-dropping stories. The museum's collection — which...
Taliesin West

Taliesin West

You don't need to look very hard in the Valley to see the influence of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In fact, you can see several of his Arizona achievements here. If you made us pick...
Pompeii

Top 5 coolest artifacts in Pompeii: The Exhibition

By Niki D’Andrea Pompeii today is a tragedy turned tourist attraction, but at one time, the ancient Roman city was an epicenter of activity and life. Guests at Arizona Science Center can get an unparalleled...

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