Things to do in Phoenix

Top Things to Do in Phoenix

Things to Do in Phoenix

Top Attractions in Phoenix

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  • SteelCityCouple
    Pittsburgh, PA77 contributions
    Amazing overview of world music via the instruments used to make it.
    The site is large, the museum spacious and modern. The overall layout is well designed, by area, by genre, by instrument type. Each exhibit has its own fascinating details, and most are paired with a video (audio headset included with admission) allowing you to hear the music. It's a broad and deep survey of world music.
    The fun sections include an antique mechanical player gallery, and a collection of famous instruments. Loved seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar, the drum set used by the Who at Woodstock, Pablo Cassal's cello... The list goes on.
    Highly recommended for any musician or music lover. You could spend an entire day here.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • tscheblo
    Indianapolis, IN105 contributions
    The gardens are lovely and the Chihuly exhibit makes the experience fabulous. Be sure to visit in the evening when the glass is lit up. We were able to view in the daylight and then again at sunset. The gallery closes at 8pm so be sure to plan accordingly. The gift shop has a beautiful selection of gift items. I highly recommend visiting during the Chihuly exhibit, it’s worth it.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • W6Raven
    234 contributions
    Did this hike at 5am to avoid the crowds and see the sunrise. It was very challenging- wear proper shoes and bring headlamps if you are going up early. I was not expecting the amount of boulder climbing but it was an awesome experience and so glad I did it. Crazy to see people sprinting past me on the way up!
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Jim W.
    Atlanta, GA874 contributions
    This museum is located in what appears to be the 'arts' district of Phoenix - near other art and performing arts venues on the western edge of downtown, I think. They have a large parking lot adjacent and behind the building.

    We arrived a bit early and explored a sculpture garden / memorial out front related to Native American veterans, which was interesting.

    The complex is designed around an inner courtyard, so you need to access that to get to the museum, gift shop, or cafe.

    All the exhibits here are related to Native American culture. Some are older artisan items like belt buckles and silverwork. There is also an extensive gallery of art (paintings and sculptures) either by or depicting Native American themes. There are rotating exhibits on things like concina work. They also featured a gallery related to highlighting the wide variety of different Native American sub-cultures. In addition, they house the collection of Kachina figures amassed by former Senator Barry Goldwater. They have a large variety on display and we were told they had an even larger set stored in the basement that they rotate up periodically.

    There is also a small outdoor sculpture garden within the museum.

    Finally, the upstairs was devoted to another rotating exhibit about 'Indian Schools' and their impact on the tribes and children who attended. It was a sad exhibit but worth seeing - a reminder of what large government bureaucracies inevitably lead to.

    This is worth a visit if you are in the Phoenix area.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • tenow
    Venice, FL191 contributions
    The terrain here is very dry & barren as is the rest of the desert area. The park does provide great views of the Phoenix valley.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Anish S
    Chicago, IL711 contributions
    This was the final hike we did on the 3rd day. Having read that the parking lot fills up quickly (with multiple hikes from the lot), we decided to get here by 7:30 to ensure we were able to secure a spot. If you have done or are comparing against the Echo Canyon camelback hike, note that this is much more difficult. It's steep from the beginning so you get out of breath quickly. Additionally, you are hiking next to the edge of the mountain the whole way and it's rocky so you do need to be careful w/ your steps.
    There are a few areas where railings have been installed to help you up/across the rocks as it's bit tricky without.

    The top part is the most difficult and scary. you are basically scaling the back side of the mountain with minimal to no support to hold on to. This is also the worst part of the hike as you climb back down. If you are scared of height, you might struggle a bit here but feel free to climb down (this area of the hike) on your butt - that's what my wife did. it took her about 20 min to climb down the few min of the hike but that's okay b/c she still did it.

    If you are debating about doing this hike, it's def. worth it. It's an extremely difficult/tiresome hike but it's well worth it. I would not recommend this hike for any kids under 10 as they do need to be careful in certain areas. Between this and echo canyon, echo canyon is def. more family/kid friendly. This is more of a challenging hike. While the views from both hikes are great, we appreciated the views from Piestewa Peak more. From echo canyon you can see phoenix and the surrounding areas. From Piestewa, you see more of the valley and the mountain peaks around. However, echo canyon has more space for you to sit up top and enjoy the view.
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • Melanie A
    11 contributions
    Fun short hike to the top to climb into the hole. The view from the hole is beautiful! You can look out to the city and the mountains beyond. Well worth a visit. The surrounding park is fun to putter around as well.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Melanie A
    11 contributions
    We enjoyed to hole in the rock. Interesting site with views of the Phoenix area and surrounds. The park was awesome! I loved watching people fishing in the well stocked ponds. It was nice picnicking there. It was hot out but the picnic area was protected and we caught a nice breeze which made it pleasant to be outdoors. The Hunt tomb was interesting. We didn’t do the nature walk as we had just come from Saguaro NP.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Krazyanna
    Phoenix, AZ7 contributions
    Shout out to Frank!!!! You are blessed to have this man working for you. He came up to our group of friends to let us know that we should move in order to see the fireworks. Never ever in al my years of attending sporting events have I ever met a man like Frank! Just thought it was so thoughtful on his part to make me feel so special.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • AJoeytraveling
    Kissimmee, FL169 contributions
    We dined here our first night in Phoenix & it was the perfect introduction to the area! The evening view of the city through the large picture windows was stunning! Our meal was delicious from start to finish. We were not in town to take a tour of the property so wandered after dinner to check out the exterior & found it beautifully aglow in lights & fragrant plantings.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Sheila W
    Phoenix, AZ264 contributions
    I've made time for many of the museums in the PHX metro area, but not the Art Museum. As mentioned in other reviews, the facility is beautiful. I did expect to see larger exhibits, though. I'm glad I took advantage of the free cultural pass from my local library, but it will take a special show to bring me back.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Vaycay
    Texarkana, TX227 contributions
    We had a blast but went unprepared. This is a 1.5 hour hike at a steep incline. Most reviews say slight grade lied. This trail was fun but will kick your butt if not an avid hiker.
    Written 29 December 2021
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  • AMD907
    Anchorage, AK109 contributions
    This zoo was good (though I wouldn't recommend it in the summer - it was hot enough in March). There were a lot of animals but a particular focus on birds and snakes, and local animals of all types. While I was there a big section was closed for construction which meant for more walking in the heat which was unfortunate. It was also hot so a fair number of animals were asleep. However I did get to see many animals up close. Worth it for an outdoor activity.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Monica C
    Baltimore, MD133 contributions
    This is an amazing children's museum! We have gone to children's museums in NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and Tennessee and this was by far the largest and had the best variety of activities for kids of all ages! Our daughters (ages 5 & 3) had a blast here and we would definitely return next time we are in Phoenix. The only recommendation I have is that there is no snack bar or little cafe, which is needed. The gift shop has some drinks and a couple of small snacks, but a full cafe with kid-friendly foods would be great. Ended up leaving early due to hanger for chicken nuggets.
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • Caitlin S
    Mishawaka, IN11 contributions
    The drive to the top was incredible and the views were spectacular. We drove up to watch church the sunrise and needless to say 10/10
    Written 7 May 2022
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