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“So much to see!!”

Desert Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 238 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place! There is so much to see and enjoy. Wear comfortable walking shoes & bring a camera & water.
I particularly liked the Butterfly House - watching so many colorful butterflies flitting around.
Best to arrive in the morning if it’s going to be a hot day.

Thank DownEast47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sukhrob N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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