|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Central Phoenix Downtown (Neighborhood)
~0.01 miles from Phoenix city center
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Downtown Phoenix is the central business district of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It is located near the geographic center of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Phoenix, being the county seat of Maricopa County and the capitol of Arizona, serves as the center of politics, justice and government on the local, state and federal levels. Major arts and cultural institutions also call the area home. Downtown Phoenix is a center of major league sports activities, live concert events, and is an equally prominent center of banking and finance in Arizona. Regional headquarters for several major banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank and Midfirst Bank are all located within or close proximity to the area.The CBD of Phoenix is one of a few major busine...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~0.13 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Orpheum Theatre is a small theatre (seating 1364) in downtown Phoenix. This venue was originally used for vaudeville acts as part of the nationwide Orpheum Theatre chain.Construction began in 1927 and was completed in 1929 for a total cost of $750,000. It was designed by architects Lescher & Mahoney, with Hugh Gilbert associated, and built for owner-operators J.E. Rickards and Harry Nace. Built in a Spanish Baroque style, intricate murals and moldings were an integral part of the design, all meant to give patrons the impression that they were enjoying the shows "al fresco."In the 1940's the Orpheum was purchased by the Paramount Pictures chain, and re-named, "The Paramount." In the 60's Nederlander purchased it to add it as a stop on the Broadway circuit. Throughout the 60's until ...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Phoenix Symphony Hall
~0.16 miles from Phoenix city center
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Symphony Hall is a multipurpose performing arts venue located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It is home to the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona. It is also the site for Broadway touring companies, a variety of dance productions, and appearances by popular entertainers, as well as the location for business seminars, and convention general sessions.It was completed in 1972 as part of the Phoenix Civic Plaza. In June 2004 a $18.5 million renovation took place in conjunction with the construction of the neighboring Phoenix Convention Center West Building.Symphony Hall now features 2,387 chairs with wood bases for better acoustics. Reconfigured main-floor cross aisles, additional elevators and a new wheelchair seating section greatly improve accessibility for...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
US Airways Center - Phoenix Suns
~0.19 miles from Phoenix city center
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US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It opened in 1992, and is the home of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.The arena, which is situated near Chase Field, is named after its sponsor, US Airways. After America West's merger with US Airways, it was announced that America West Arena would be renamed to US Airways Center on November 14, 2005 with the name change taking place in January 2006.The arena finished renovations in 2003, which added an air-conditioned glassed pavilion to keep people cool wait in line for tickets or before events. These renovations were p...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Phoenix City Hall
~0.19 miles from Phoenix city center
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Phoenix City Hall is the city hall for the City of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Located in Downtown Phoenix, the building rises 20 floors and 368 feet (112 m) in height. Designed by architect Langdon Wilson, Phoenix City Hall began construction in 1992 and was completed in 1994. This city hall replaced the former city hall which was located in the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building (commonly known as Old City Hall). The total cost to build city hall, construct its adjacent parking garage and renovate the Old City Hall was US$83 million.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center
~0.24 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center is located in downtown Phoenix, Arizonia. The Convention Center offers a variety of banquet halls and meeting rooms perfect for any occasion.Whether you are attending a seminar or lunchtime event, multi-day conference or formal gala at the Phoenix Convention Center, the experience will be one you will not soon forget – We guarantee it! The Phoenix Convention Center, expanded in 2008, offers more than 900,000 square feet of meeting and event space and more than two million in total square footage, making it one of the top 20 convention venues in the United States. The soaring Arizona-inspired architecture of the Phoenix Convention Center is designed to share the wonders of our Southwestern culture, stimulate the imagination, and welcome gue...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~0.33 miles from Phoenix city center
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Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark) is a baseball stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. It opened in 1998 just in time for the Diamondbacks' first game after coming to Arizona as an expansion team. Chase Field was also the first modern-day stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
400 W Washington Ave Phoenix AZ
~0.33 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Arizona Science Center
~0.42 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Arizona Hall of Fame Museum
~0.76 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Arizona State Capitol
~1.35 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~1.59 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a museum located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. There is also the Heard Museum North Scottsdale branch in Scottsdale and the Heard Museum West branch in Surprise.The overall mission of the Heard Museum is to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with emphasis on the peoples of the Southwest. The Heard Museum is not a history museum. It is a living museum featuring both artifacts and contemporary art of Native cultures. The main Phoenix location of the Heard Museum has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.The Heard Museum was founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of art. Much of the archaeological material in the Heard's collection ca...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Arizona State Fairgrounds
~1.87 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
~1.94 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Rd Phoenix AZ - 602-406-3000
~2.24 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~2.26 miles from Phoenix city center
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Sunnyslope Mountain a.k.a. "S" Mountain is a large, rocky, nearly symmetrical hill in the Sunnyslope section of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located near Central Avenue and Hatcher. The southern slope of the mountain is adorned with a 150 foot white majuscule "S". The mountain, in particular the large "S", can be seen from thirty miles away on a clear day, and is distinctly visible to nearby airplane passengers. Although the mountain is part of the Phoenix Mountains, the mountain is most closely associated with Sunnyslope High School. Each year, the freshmen class is assigned the task of hiking up the mountain and giving the "S" a fresh coat of white paint. At the end of the Homecoming football game, the "S" is traditionally outlined with red flares which are ignited by members of the freshmen ...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Biltmore Fashion Park
~5.03 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Biltmore Fashion Park is a luxury outdoor retail and dining plaza located in the Biltmore District of Phoenix, Arizona, along the prestigious stretch of East Camelback Rd. The recently renovated and expanded mid-century plaza is the city of Phoenix's premiere address for high-end retail. The Biltmore Fashion Park, as well as the surrounding business and residential district, are named after the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, nearby.Since 2002, it has been owned by Westcor, a subsidiary of The Macerich Company. It is located in an upscale area of Phoenix, bordering the popular tourist sites of Scottsdale, Arizona and Paradise Valley.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Phoenix Art Museum
~5.14 miles from Phoenix city center
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Phoenix Art Museum (also known simply as "PAM") is the largest and primary institution of visual art in the Southwestern United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the museum's collections trace their origins back to 1912 when the Phoenix Woman’s Club and Arizona State Fair Committee decided to develop a fine arts program. The first painting in the collection was bought in 1915, and by 1925 the Phoenix Fine Arts Association was officially formed. The association's first permanent museum was established in 1936 as the Phoenix Art Center, by the Works Progress Administration, as part of the Federal Art Project. It was later renamed the Phoenix Art Museum. Philip Campbell Curtis was the founding director.The Phoenix Art Museum has been designated a Phoenix Point of Pride.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
~5.14 miles from Phoenix city center
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Pueblo Grande MuseumPueblo Grande Museum is located at a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruins in modern day Phoenix. For over 70 years the museum has been dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture. On the 102 acre park grounds, visitors explore the ruin of an 800 year-old platform mound possibly used by the Hohokam for ceremonies or as an administrative center. An excavated ballcourt, and to full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam homes can be viewed along the ruin trail. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals. Museum History
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Grand Canyon University GCU
3300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix AZ - 800-800-9776
~5.33 miles from Phoenix city center
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Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona offers ground and online degrees in business, liberal arts, education, nursing, health sciences, and more.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Maryvale Baseball Park
~6.37 miles from Phoenix city center
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Maryvale Baseball Park is a baseball park located in Phoenix, Arizona owned and operated by the city's Parks and Recreation department. The stadium holds 7,000 people. It is home stadium of the Arizona League Brewers rookie league minor league baseball team of the Arizona League. It is also the spring training home of the Milwaukee Brewers and their minor league affiliates.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~6.77 miles from Phoenix city center
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Tempe Diablo Stadium is a baseball field located in Tempe, Arizona. It is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the home field for night games of the Arizona League Tempe Angels. It was the spring training home of the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and 1970 [the Pilots moved to Milwaukee after spring training in March 1970 and prior to the 1970 regular season], the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971 and 1972, and the Seattle Mariners from 1977 through 1993; the Mariners now play at the Peoria Sports Complex, with the San Diego Padres.The stadium was built in 1968 and holds 9,785 people. The stadium underwent an extensive $20 million renovation and was rededicated on Mar. 3, 2006. The renovation included the main stadium, the Major League Fields and the Minor League Complex on ...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix AZ
~6.83 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Phoenix Zoo is the nation’s largest non profit zoological park and home to more than 1,200 animals including more than 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals or reptiles from around the world. Enjoy the Zoo’s four distinct trails: Arizona, Africa, Tropics and Children’s Trail. Discover the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Monkey Village, where the animals roam free.The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962, and is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres (0.51 km2) of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.The zoo has over 1,300 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails. It is divided i...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
5999 E. Van Buren Phoenix AZ - (602) 392-0217
~6.90 miles from Phoenix city center
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Phoenix Municipal Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. The stadium was built in 1964 and holds 8,775 people. It is the spring training home of the Oakland Athletics and is one of two Spring Training facilities run by the City of Phoenix. The San Francisco Giants played at the ballpark during spring training in 1964.The first spring training game was played on March 8, 1964 in which the Giants beat Cleveland, 6 to 2. Willie Mays hit the first home run at the park, in front of a crowd of 8,582. In attendance for the dedication ceremonies were Commisioner Ford Frick, National League President Warren Giles, and Giants owner Horace Stoneham.The stadium hosted the Phoenix Firebirds until 1992 when Scottsdale Stadium was opened. The stadium has also hosted Arizona Fall L...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~7.40 miles from Phoenix city center
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Piestewa Peak (pronounced /pa?'?st?w??/ pye-ESS-t?-wah, O'odham Vainom Do'ag, formerly Squaw Peak), at 2608 feet (795 meters) is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, after Camelback Mountain, and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Piestewa Peak is named in honor of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the first Native American woman to die in combat in the US military, and the first woman soldier to be killed in action in the 2003 Iraq Conflict
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
South Mountain Park
~7.52 miles from Phoenix city center
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South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona, is the largest city park in the United States, one of the largest urban parks in North America and in the world. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.South Mountain Park preserves in a natural state a mountainous area of 16,283 acres (65.89 km2) or approximately 25.5 mi² of native desert vegetation. Originally called Phoenix Mountain Park, it was formed in 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge sold its initial 13,000 acres (53 km²) to the city of Phoenix for $17,000. It has since been expanded through bond programs during 1970s into the early 1980s. It is located south of central Phoenix, hence the name. Since the naming, suburban growth has nearly surrounded the park. Ahwatukee now borders to the south and Laveen to the west.Sou...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Katydid Insect Museum
5060 W Bethany Home Rd # 7 Glendale AZ - 623-931-8718
~7.52 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Insect Museum is a tiny strip-mall museum affiliated with an exterminating company, but has an astonishing collection of live and mounted bugs! It’s a hands-on place! Lizard and bearded dragons are on leashes; the majority of the bugs tend to not play well with others, though. 20,000 specimens in all to get your fill of reptiles, turtles, tortoises, beetles, roaches, millipedes, and scorpions.Plan ahead to take advantage of their hours. Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm. Admission is under $5 for adults and even less expensive for children.
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
Desert Botanical Garden
~7.53 miles from Phoenix city center
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The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acre (20 ha) botanical garden located within Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this site in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, in more than 4000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. Of special note are the rich collections of agave (176 taxa) and cacti (10,350 plants in 1,350 taxa), especially the Opuntia sub-family. Plants from less extreme climate conditions are protected under shadehouses. There is an Australian collection, a Baja California collection and a South American collection, all of plants adapted to desert conditions. Several ecosystems are represented: a mesquite...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~7.58 miles from Phoenix city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Phoenix|
~7.86 miles from Phoenix city center
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Camelback Mountain is a mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The name is derived from its shape, which resembles the hump and head of a kneeling camel. The mountain, a prominent landmark for the metropolitan Phoenix valley, is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area between the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix and the town of Paradise Valley. It is a popular recreation destination for hiking and rock climbing