Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States, has an exciting and expanding museum scene. In past recent months, the Valley of the Sun saw the opening of the Musical Instrument Musuem (the MIM), a welcome addition to the city's growing list of unique cultural institutions. Our number one pick is the Phoenix Art Museum, a cultural anchor on the corner of Central and McDowell near downtown Phoenix. The museums permanent collection contains work by Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo. Don't leave without checking out the modern art wing, which has become a visitor favorite.
For history buffs, the Arizona State Capitol Museum in central Phoenix is an overlooked gem, and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park on Washington give visitors an enticing glimpse into prehistoric Hohokam culture. For kids and families, the Children's Museum of Phoenix and Arizona Science Center in downtown are a perfect way to spend the day, especially on hot summer days.
1625 N. Central Ave
(Northeast corner of Central Avenue at McDowell Road)
Paintings, sculpture and miniatures... read more
2301 N. Central Ave
East side of Central, between Thomas & McDowell Roads
World-famous collection of Native American Art...
600 E. Washington St
(Northwest corner of Washington and Seventh Streets)
Interactive displays and a planetarium... read more
215 N 7th St
Unique downtown museum for the kid in your life...
4619 East Washington Street
(South side of Washington, just west of the State Route 202)
Walk among the historic Hohokam Indian ruins...
1700 W. Washington St
(17th Avenue & Washington Street)
Copper-topped collection of early Arizona... read more
6101 E. Van Buren St
(south side of Van Buren Street)
Fascinating collection of fire-fighting memorabilia... read more
1502 W. Washington St
(Northwest corner of 15th Avenue & Washington Street)
Features the Rose Mofford collection... read more
5754 W. Glenn Dr
(one block north of Glendale avenue)