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What to see in Phoenix

Phoenix Attractions


Phoenix shimmers in the heat in the great, biologically unique Sonoran desert in central Arizona. For decades people have chosen to travel to Phoenix for the sunshine, and found a modern metropolis with a thriving tourist district, an art neighbourhood packed with galleries, and a number of fascinating natural and historical attractions. The city offers some good sightseeing and a great restaurant scene, but most travellers use Phoenix primarily as a travel hub for excursions into the glorious desert landscapes on the city's doorstep.

Within the city, popular tourist sights include the Heard Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Children's Museum, St Mary's Basilica, the Musical Instrument Museum and Taliesin West, the former home and school of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to excursions out of Phoenix: Camelback Mountain, South Mountain Park, Piestewa Peak and many other scenic spots lure hikers and photographers just beyond the city, and many people choose to travel further afield to famous attractions like the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam.

Golfers are very well catered for on a Phoenix holiday with scenic courses to take a swing at, and there are numerous spas and health resorts for those who enjoy pampering. Hikers enjoy excursions to the surrounding mountains.


Desert Botanical Garden

If you don't particularly like cacti before your visit, there is a good chance you'll fall in love with them by the time…

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Heard Museum

The Heard Museum is home to America's finest collection of Native American art, making this an essential attraction for…

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Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Located surprisingly close to downtown Phoenix is the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, the site of the remains…

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Taliesin West

Taliesin West was legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school from 1937 until he died in 1959, aged…

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