Sights & Attractions in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
5th Avenue
Whether you seek handmade Native American arts...
Neighborhoods / Streets Scottsdale
 
Arcosanti
The evolving complex and community of Arcosanti...
Towns Arcosanti
 
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
Ever wonder how a major metropolis can thrive in...
Museums / Galleries Tempe and Around
 
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Kids young and old get a thrill out of the...
Museums / Galleries Tempe and Around
 
Arizona Science Center
With more than 300 hands-on exhibits, this is the...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Phoenix
 
Arizona Sealife Aquarium
For up-close views of some 5,000 creatures...
Zoos / Aquariums Tempe and Around
 
Arizona State University
What began as the Tempe Normal School for...
Educational Institutions Tempe and Around
 
Artlink Phoenix First Fridays
On the first Friday of every month galleries stay...
Festivals Downtown Phoenix
 
ASU Gammage
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the ASU Gammage...
Museums / Galleries Tempe and Around
 
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
For a step 800 years back in time, tour the 2...
Native American Sites Globe
 
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
At the foot of Picketpost Mountain in Superior,...
Gardens / Arboretums Boyce Thompson Arboretum
 
Camelback Market
On Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, October through...
Markets / Bazaars Camelback Corridor
 
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
This site, whose original purpose still eludes...
Native American Sites Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
 
Cave Creek Museum
Exhibits at the Cave Creek Museum depict pioneer...
Museums / Galleries Cave Creek and Carefree
 
Chandler Center for the Arts
To see some of the nation's most popular touring...
Arts / Performance Venues Tempe and Around
 
Children's Museum of Phoenix
A playground for kids of all ages, this museum...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Phoenix
 
CityScape
The best place to take part in Downtown Phoenix's...
Stores / Malls Downtown Phoenix
 
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
This is the largest concentration of ancient...
Native American Sites Deer Valley Rock Art Center
 
Desert Botanical Garden
Opened in 1939 to conserve and showcase the...
Gardens / Arboretums Greater Phoenix
 
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Boasting one of the best collections of Western...
Museums / Galleries Wickenburg
 
Encanto Park
Urban Encanto (Spanish for "enchanted") Park...
Parks Greater Phoenix
 
Frontier Town
This pseudo-Western Frontier Town has wooden...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cave Creek and Carefree
 
Hall of Flame
Retired firefighters lead tours through nearly...
Museums / Galleries Greater Phoenix
 
Hassayampa River Preserve
Self-guided trails here wind through lush...
Nature Preserves Wickenburg
 
Heard Museum
Pioneer settlers Dwight and Maie Heard built a...
Museums / Galleries Greater Phoenix
 
Heard Museum North Scottsdale
This satellite of the big Heard in Downtown...
Museums / Galleries Scottsdale
 
Heritage Square
In a park-like setting from 5th to 7th streets...
Squares Downtown Phoenix
 
Jail Tree
On the northeast corner of Wickenburg Way and...
Memorials / Monuments Wickenburg
 
Kerr Cultural Center
Theater, dance, and jazz performances are...
Arts / Performance Venues Scottsdale
 
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Lake Pleasant Regional Park is one of the most...
Parks Lake Pleasant Regional Park
 
Main Street Arts District
Gallery after gallery displays artwork in myriad...
Neighborhoods / Streets Scottsdale
 
Marshall Way Arts District
Galleries that exhibit predominantly contemporary...
Neighborhoods / Streets Scottsdale
 
Mesa Arts Center
This arts organization is fast becoming one of...
Museums / Galleries Tempe and Around
 
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
A fun destination for even casual music fans, the...
Museums / Galleries Greater Phoenix
 
Mystery Castle
At the foot of South Mountain lies a curious...
Houses / Mansions Greater Phoenix
 
Old Town Scottsdale
"The West's Most Western Town," this area has...
Neighborhoods / Streets Scottsdale
 
Orpheum Theatre
The Spanish-colonial Orpheum Theatre, built in...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Phoenix
 
Papago Park
An amalgam of hilly desert terrain, streams, and...
Parks, Trails Greater Phoenix
 
Phoenix Art Museum
This museum is one of the most visually appealing...
Museums / Galleries Greater Phoenix
 
Phoenix Zoo
Four designated trails wind through this 125-acre...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Phoenix
 
Pioneer Living History Museum
This museum contains 28 original and...
Museum Village Pioneer Living History Village
 
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
Phoenix's only national landmark, this park was...
Native American Sites Greater Phoenix
 
Scottsdale ArtWalk
Every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm (except...
Museums / Galleries Scottsdale
 
Scottsdale Historical Museum
Scottsdale's first schoolhouse, this redbrick...
Museums / Galleries Scottsdale
 
Shemer Art Center and Museum Association
Near the Phoenician resort, the Shemer Art Center...
Museums / Galleries Greater Phoenix
 
South Mountain Park
This desert wonderland, the world's largest city...
Parks Greater Phoenix
 
Superstition Mountains
As the Phoenix metro area gives way to cactus-...
Mountains Superstition Mountains
 
Symphony Hall
The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera perform at...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Phoenix
 
Taliesin West
Ten years after visiting Arizona in 1927 to...
Museums / Galleries Scottsdale
 
Tempe Festival of the Arts
This free festival on Mill Avenue is held twice a...
Festivals Tempe and Around
 
Tempe Town Lake
The human-made Town Lake has turned downtown...
Bodies of Water Tempe and Around
 
Theodore Roosevelt Lake Reservoir & Dam
Flanked by the desolate Mazatzal and Sierra...
Dam, Parks Theodore Roosevelt Lake Reservoir and Dam
 
Tonto National Monument
You can visit a well-preserved complex of...
Native American Sites Tonto National Monument
 
Tortilla Flat
Close to the end of the Apache Trail, this...
Stores / Malls Tortilla Flat
 
Tovrea Castle
Get a glimpse of what Phoenix was like a century...
Castles / Palaces Greater Phoenix
 
Wells Fargo History Museum
The museum isn't very big, but if the Wild...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Phoenix

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