This museum (formerly the Mesa Southwest Museum) is one of the best museums in the Valley, and its wide variety of exhibits appeals to people with a range of interests. For the kids, there are animated dinosaurs on an indoor "cliff" with a roaring waterfall. Of course, there are also plenty of dinosaur skeletons. Also of interest are an exhibit on Mesoamerican cultures, a display on Arizona mammoth kill sites, some old jail cells, and a walk-through mine mock-up with exhibits on the Lost Dutchman Mine. There's also a mock-up of a Hohokam village.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Arizona Museum of Natural History
Ask Mesa Locals about Arizona Museum of Natural History
- Highly Recommended 2010