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Things to Do in Phoenix

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  • Susan S
    1 contribution
    This is a must for everyone, even if you don't play an instrument. Our family of 11 got a tour with a guide, but honestly with their audio tour it's a treat to wander from gallery to gallery. Each area is well marked, with information available both visually and by listening and watching videos of the various instruments. Over 200 countries are represented! We spent 2 hours there and the entire family will be returning next time they are in Phoenix. Don't miss the interactive gallery!
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • Kim C
    La Crosse, WI667 contributions
    I was skeptical that this was going to be an interesting outing and I was proven completely wrong. I had no idea that there were so many different types of desert plants. The pathways were easy to use - even with a stroller. The gardens were well-planned and fun to see. There were animals too: rabbits, birds, butterflies, bees... I don't think we even saw all of it! The weather was beautiful and the gardens are worthy of your time! I actually hope to visit again sometime!
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • williamrE6870OT
    Eagan, MN485 contributions
    We finally hiked the Camelback. Ensure that you have plenty of water for this hike. While it is a relatively short hike, the steepness on the last 1/2 of the trail made it a great one to hike. We hiked the echo canyon trail and found that there was plenty of parking at the trail entrance. Restrooms and a water station at the trail head, as well as a park ranger to ensure that we were prepared for the challenge. Ensure that you have good hiking shoes. Great views of the area from the summit. Recommend this as an option for those seeking a challenge.
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • SylviaTourstein
    1,197 contributions
    This museum was moving. This is part of the real history of the nations land that everyone should know about and be taught in schools. It’s a small museum that highlights different natives and their art, traditions, and locations. We have lost so much information by the white washing that occurred. Thank you to all the kind and knowledgeable people who work here and to those who have donated or contributed to create this museum. This should be a national landmark and there should be museums like this is every state to honour the tribes who lived here with no boarders or property lines (or taxes!) There’s a wonderful cafe here and one can be here 2-3 hours watching all the mini movies and reading all the info.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • EJ B
    White Rock, Canada399 contributions
    Really enjoyed the many trails and views in this park. Had never explored it so was pleasantly surprised and happy I didn't get totally lost! lol
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Helen
    7 contributions
    We were visiting the area and fancied a nice hike, so we opted for the 302 Freedom Trail route. It's around 4 miles - I believe - and has 2 inclines. It's well sign posted and a really great route to take with nice views all round. I wouldn't say it's particularly challenging, but it is a lot of loose rock so you do need to watch your step.

    I would recommend going early in the morning - we started at 8am in November (top temp that day was 26 degrees which is warm for a Northern Brit) and remember to bring plenty of water. We were in full sun on the first incline, semi-shade on the second incline, but full sun with zero cloud coming back down (at around 10:30am). It was very warm at the end and I would not like to hike up in the
    heat as it would make it very difficult.

    It was a shame we didn't fully climb Piestewa, but one of us was getting over an illness so we just did what we could!

    Good facilities - toilets and sinks - and good car parking available. We just got an Uber which was no issue.

    Overall would recommend and we will be climbing it fully if we're ever in the area again.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • CoderDonna
    5 contributions
    Get there in plenty of time for the sunset, then you can find a parking spot in the lots right by the rock. There's a bit of a climb to get up into the Hole, and then you can grab yourself a seat on the rock and wait for the spectacular sunset views, while you look out over Pheonix and the mountains. After the sun goes down, the lights come out below you and it looks like diamonds across the landscape. Make time on a nice clear day to incorporate this into your trip!
    Written October 14, 2022
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  • Frank K
    15 contributions
    Well-maintained trail (unpaved, no stairs) with signs identifying some plants and talking about desert ecology in general. Ample parking. Right next to zoo. You really feel like you're out in the desert. Covered picnic tables.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, CA7,655 contributions
    We came to town to see the Elton John show at the stadium. From our short 4 hours in house, it seems like a basic stadium. The common walking areas are small, like most stadiums and with lines for food, concessions, and bathrooms there’s no space to walk around.

    The show was fun. The roof was closed for the show so for a stadium there was a lot of echo.

    We stayed at a hotel within walking distance, so we didn’t use any of the facilities or parking at this event.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Cindy S
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    5 stars to the Wrigley Mansion for hosting such a FUN and MAGICAL night of great food, superb wine, tremendous views, and phenomenal Carnival of Illusion entertainment!
    The pizza and mussels were delicious!
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Victoria P
    Carefree, AZ1,563 contributions
    We went on a Culture Pass which includes free admission to their special event. The Museum is a great place to escape the AZ heat. While masks are not required, we felt it necessary to wear ours in certain areas. We started with the special exhibit called Desert Rider. The exhibit is geared toward the American Indian and their relationship with a vehicle. An automobile can provide escape from the reservation. It can also mean a rotting heap in the front yard. The car is significant in their lives and this exhibit studies that.
    The Museum store is packed full of fun and lovely souvenirs, jewelry, books, home decor, games and more.
    There are several levels to the museum. We took the elevator to the third floor to view the photography portraits. The elevators can be confusing. One bank only goes to the second floor while another elevator toward the rear of the building takes you to the third floor. There are also stairs if you wish to use those.
    That particular day there was a video presentation and music.
    In one of the upstairs room there was a display of 1960s fashion. It was fun to look back at some of the fashion from that era.
    There was also art from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) which we enjoyed.
    We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. Large shared parking lot and free WiFi. It was a little difficult to find parking as there was a theater show next door. There is also free street parking available.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Silberschnabel
    Regensburg, Germany333 contributions
    Just did this hike up Camelback Mountain with a colleague. It was one of the rare days where the sky was cloudy. Pretty humid though so no typical Phoenix conditions. During the week there was ample parking space for our morning hike. Lots of people already on the trail. Takes around an hour either way if you are reasonably fit. Not suitable for people who are not used to using their hands from time to time. It's pretty much an ascent rather than a hike. Water is really important. The view from the top is awesome. You should definitely do it when in the Valley of the sun.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • AMD907
    Anchorage, AK153 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 May 7, 2022
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  • terriwyn
    Scottsdale, AZ4 contributions
    Great place for active children. Took our 7 year old granddaughter and she had a great time climbing and sliding; doing art projects.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Paradox15
    Raleigh, NC110 contributions
    I love this place. If you come to the Phoenix area- you really should go hear. The views are stunning and the drive up is also fantastic! Go at sunset if you can-- stunning.
    Written November 29, 2022
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