Fodor's Expert Review Desert Botanical Garden

Greater Phoenix Garden/Arboretum Fodor's Choice

Opened in 1939 to conserve and showcase the ecology of the desert, these 150 acres contain more than 4,000 different species of cacti, succulents, trees, and flowers. A stroll along the ½-mile "Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert" trail is a fascinating lesson in environmental adaptations; children enjoy playing the self-guiding game "Desert Detective." Specialized tours are available at an extra cost; check online for times and prices. The Desert Botanical Garden stays open late, to 8 pm year-round, and it's particularly lovely when lighted by the setting sun or by moonlight. You can plan for a cool, late visit after a full day of activities.

Garden/Arboretum Fodor's Choice Family

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1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, Arizona  85008, USA


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Rate Includes: $22, Daily 8–8

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