Don't know what Phoenix Attractions are out there? The greater Phoenix metro area has an abundance of Museums, Zoos, Theaters, Casinos, and Sports Venues. The comprehensive lists cover venues outside of just the Phoenix zip codes and range over the state, because for a quality new experience - what's an extra half hour in the car?
Museums are often fascinating places that tourists visit when they travel, but Phoenix has several museums to delight locals and visitors alike. Most of our museums host several events that make them a regular destination for Phoenicians. The Desert Botanical Gardens regularly host concerts, chef series, movies, and holiday celebrations in their majestic desert gardens.
The Musical Instrument Museum celebrates music with various concerts, and often highlights local musicians in their free concert series. The Phoenix Art Museum
also charms the community with its ever changing exhibits and
partnerships with local artists and galleries with it's work with
Artlink, INC and the monthly First Fridays Art Walk
in Downtown Phoenix. Our museums range from the expected Science
Center, to Native American History, to Art, to firefighters and
policemen. Click here for more detailed information on all Phoenix Museums.
Like any major city, Sporting events are a main attraction in Phoenix. The probably the most widely attended sports event is Spring Training. The sunshine and crack of a bat calls to locals and visitors alike as thousands of people play hookey throughout the month of March to raise a beer and watch some ball. After March, Phoenicians enjoy watching the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In fact, Arizona has a variety of Sports teams that are great to watch. The Phoenix Coyotes are a great way to get out of the heat for a few hours and an overall great time at a sports event. We also love heading downtown for a Phoenix Suns game, to the Westside for a Cardinals game.
Another favorite Phoenix Attraction are our Arizona Zoos. Ever since I was little, I've been a fan of The Phoenix Zoo and Out of Africa Wildlife Park. I remember as a child the feeling of awe as the tigers played in the pool with pool toys and humans. At a normal zoo, you see the animals in their habitat, but they aren't always active. At Out of Africa, the animals are not performers, but you see them playing, eating, and interacting in a way you rarely catch at a zoo.
When the mercury rises, we tend to look for ways to stay cool. A great outdoor summer option are our Arizona Water Parks. For something cool inside, check out our favorite luxury Arizona Movie Theaters or local Bowling Alleys if you want something a little more active.
Get your cowboy on and visit western favorites like Greasewood Flat, Rawhide, Buffalo Chip Saloon, local valley rodeos, and many more.
Wanna see what's coming up? Check out our what's happening at our Phoenix Attractions on our Events Calendar.