147 East Adams Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 257 5536
Arizona is the lucky home of this exclusive hub of Latino culture and art. Museo Chicano takes the credit of being the first and the only Latino center of the state. It is a non-profit outfit that is run by the Latin people. The gallery displays the constantly evolving face of Latin history and art. Bring home pieces Latin life in the form of folk art, jewelry and bilingual books. Or have a fun day partaking the Mexican tradition of making sugar skulls on the Dia de la Muertos or Day of the Dead.
600 East Washington Street Arizona Science Center Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 716 2000
Located at the Arizona Science Center, the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater is a massive five-story IMAX facility. Events and exhibits along with interesting and informative movies can be enjoyed at this one of its kind movie theater. Check the website for schedules and other details.
400 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 +1 602 379 2800/+1 602 379 7800
Comerica Theatre is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue designed for concerts, Broadway shows, family stage shows, boxing and convention meetings. Seating can vary from 1900 to 5000 for concerts, and 5500 for sporting or corporate events. This theater combines a classic, fully rigged Broadway stage with the brilliance of modern arena technology. Past performers include Marc Anthony, Hilary Duff, The Killers and Al Green. Wrestling match-ups also take place on a frequent basis at this venue.
502 East Monroe Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Inc Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 744 6404
Action in Phoenix centers in this full square-mile area. During the day, check out the Museo Chicano, Patriots Square Park and the Phoenix Museum of History. At night, enjoy dinner and dancing or a movie at the Arizona Center, Alice Cooperstown or Networks, an upscale club adjacent to the Hyatt Regency. Catch a game at Chase Field, or attend a special event at the Civic Plaza, US Airways Arena or Symphony Hall. An itinerary completed in just one day!
5041 East Van Buren Street (north side of Van Buren) Phoenix, AZ 85008 +1 602 262 6412
This triple-tiered structure on a cactus-covered hilltop was built in the late 20s out of granite, stucco and concrete. San Francisco businessman Allesio Carraro had a vision of building exclusive, custom-built homes around this world-class resort hotel. He lost his dream to a local businessman, A.E. Tovrea, when he unwittingly sold the place a few years later to Della Tovrea, A.E.'s wife. The Tovrea family immediately moved into the vacated property, utilizing it as their family home up until Della's death in 1969. The City of Phoenix purchased the property in 1993.
1134 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 534 2406
This no-fee inner-city park offers a grassy area for picnics, a playground area, restrooms, sand volleyball pits and a full lighting system. This facility is frequently used for a variety of activities and events such as the annual Arizona Book Festival and the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plenty of free parking is available and while you're here, why not check out the Burton Barr Library? It's just north of the park and offers quiet spots for reading.
5636 East McDowell Road Papago Park Military Reservation Phoenix, AZ 85008 +1 602 267 2676/+1 602 253 2378
Officially operated by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, the museum exhibits preserved items and artifacts on the history of Arizona's military. The facility is housed in a historical adobe building, which was built in 1936 and used as a shop by German prisoners during World War II. On display are vehicles, uniforms, mementos and artillery items spanning time periods from the Spanish conquerors to the more current Desert Storm. Included are exhibits from the Korean conflict, Vietnam and the Spanish-American Wars. Interesting ones include a diorama depicting an underground escape by German prisoners of war and an army helicopter used during the Vietnam War. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
100 North Third Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 495 5048
Designed to accommodate up to 10,000 guests, this downtown venue is perfect for large events. With multiple spaces that include ballrooms, additional meeting rooms and exhibition halls, Phoenix Convention Center is often the preferred spot to host business meetings, conventions and other conferences. For more details on floor plans and facilities, do check the website.
600 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 +1 602 716 2000
The Arizona Science Center features the futuristic architecture of Antoine Predock and aims to turn science into something fun for kids. Permanent exhibits include Evans Family Skycycle, Forces of Nature, Get Charged Up, Making Sense of your Dollars and Cents and Solarville. Take in the clear night sky or the fantastic laser light show under the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium or if that doesn't work for you, watch a film in the Irene P. Flinn Theater with its five-story-high IMAX screen. Its not all for kids though as the many interactive exhibits have grown ups asking questions too. Drop by for a fun, family day out.
1101 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 +1 602 542 4581/+1 602 255 2110
First completed in 1908, this building was designed by W.R. Norton, a noted Arizona architect, and funded by Andrew Carnegie, famous philanthropist and steel magnate. In use until 1954, this facility housed the first library in Phoenix. Reopened in 1987 as a museum to honor prominent Arizona, it now offers rotating exhibits that currently include "Arizona Women in Government" and "My Name is Arizona." Included in the museum is a separate section honoring deceased women who played integral roles in the maturing of Arizona.
Located at the intersection of Washington Street and Central Avenue,
'Downtown Phoenix' has something for everyone museums, cultural venues, sports venues, music halls, theaters and much more. This place is an snapshot of 20th century architectural style. It has ...
Action in Phoenix centers in this full square mile area.
During the day, check out the Museo Chicano, Patriots Square Park and the Phoenix Museum of History. At night, enjoy dinner and dancing or a movie at the Arizona ...
Located in the center of Phoenix, the Orpheum Theater is
one of the oldest historic venues in the city. Built in 1929, the Spanish Baroque style building underwent major transformation after its purchase by the city of Phoenix in ...