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Best things to do in Phoenix

Museum
“You can spend an entire day here! Nice if it's raining or too hot to be outside. They have a great locally sources cafe too.”
198 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Desert Botanical Gardens is a must visit in my opinion unless you hate plants. Very vast and unique selection of desert landscaping with lots of photo opportunities. They also do seasonal events such as during Fall/Halloween season they light up the park and have pumpkins everywhere. Many locals get the annual pass because it is a better deal if you visit more than once per year or bring a couple guests with you.”
198 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Phoenix Art Museum is the southwest United States’ largest art museum for visual art. International exhibitions alongside a collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, western American modern and contemporary Art including fashion design.”
181 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the worlds preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art.”
218 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Experience all things science! Fun for kids and adults alike! Check out their touring exhibits online! ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 19.7 miles”
71 locals recommend
Museum
“A fun place to take the kids under 10 years of age. ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 19.6 miles”
50 locals recommend
History Museum
“Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona on the former site of the Loloma Transit Station, and opened in January 2015. The two-story, 43,000-square-foot museum features the art, culture and history of 19 states in the American West, including Arizona.”
29 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Film bar is a unique place to take in a cult film and have some cocktails. Super fun with un people. ”
42 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Live music, theatre, art gallery, bar. Always something happening at this beautiful venue. Check on line for events calendar. It's gorgeous and right on the lake. Many events are free. ”
25 locals recommend
Café
$
“Plan to spend a few hours here. This music museum is number one world wide, it is fascinating and entertaining and educational!!! website is MIM.org About 15 min. away”
39 locals recommend
Theatre
“There is always something happening at the Herberger Theater. It is also very easy to access via the light rail. ”
17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Roosevelt Row is a Central Phoenix area with some trendy new bars and restaurants. You can enjoy the arts district as well. People like to pose in front of the murals for Instagram.”
24 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The exhibits offer a diverse range of art with the selection that vary every few months”
12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Every first Friday of the month. Catch arts, food, vendors, live music. Tons of people out n about. Great for families”
18 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“About Cosanti Cosanti is the vision of Paolo Soleri brought to life. The word Cosanti is the combination of Italian words cosa (“things”) and anti (“against”), thus describing the minimalistic and sustainable vision for Soleri’s arcological communities. Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Cosanti is the headquarters, foundry, studio, and gallery for Paolo Soleri Bronze & Ceramic Windbells & Sculptures. Cosanti has been the headquarters for this nonprofit educational organization dedicated to architectural research.”
15 locals recommend
Library
“Distinctive architecture defines the Burton Barr in downtown Phoenix. Often featuring art installations and other special events, it is a destination for the bibliophile in the group.”
23 locals recommend