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“The best museum in the country”

Desert Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 240 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We are used to the greatest and oldest museums of the country, The Museum of Musical Instruments will provide totally different experience. You can listen to the instrument, try it and learn about it at the same time.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Maybe because I live here and see this stuff all the time, I'm not as freaked out about the place. But my sister is from out of state and rants-and-raves about it. Some temporary exhibits, like Chihuly glass, are definitely worth going to see. It seems like they frequently have something going on. And I have gone back to the gift shop to buy things as gifts. (What a concept!)

Thank CactusGary
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Coming from the Chicago area, we felt as if we were on a different planet as we explored the varieties of cacti and other desert plants. We also spotted a roadrunner and some quail. Very cool. The butterfly exhibit was included in the price - it was nice, although we found the butterflies at the St. Louis Zoo to be more impressive. We stayed for 2.5 hours and did not see it all.

Thank chgomom24
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Excellent family event. Very well organized. A little difficult to traverse for older individuals (with a walking limitation). However they do offer electric carts. I got one for my Mom and she really enjoyed her evening.

Thank Annilopes
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Family with two teens. We had a great visit. So much to see. Allow at least two hours to see all areas. Immaculately kept grounds with a large variety of plants, flowers, cats, trees, etc. Staff was super friendly and willing to answer all our questions. Parking is very close to entrance. Small kids or large kids will like this place. We went hiking at Papago Park and then visited this place and so glad we did. They have an indoor butterfly exhibit. An on-site restaurant and nice gift shop. Just an all around nice place to visit. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Tracy M
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