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Five Things to Do in Phoenix, AZ

May 13, 2022

 

Did you know that Phoenix is the fifth-largest city in the United States! There are many things to do and see; here are five things to do in Phenix, AZ.  

 

  • Musical Instrument Museum  

Musical Instrument Museum is Arizona’s #1 attraction and ranked among the top 12 museums in the United States! The museum holds over 8,00 instruments from over 200 countries. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a headset and walk around various rooms representing the continents and locations around the globe, learning about all the instruments. You also have the opportunity to watch them being played during your tour as well. This is both a great learning and cultural experience!  

To learn more about the Musical Instrument Museum, visit: https://mim.org/ 

 

  • Dobbins Lookout South Mountain  

Dobbins Lookout is part of the largest municipally managed parks in the nation. Dobbins Lookout is the highest point in the park that is available to the public. You have an option to drive or hike to the lookout.  This scenic observation point offers one of the best views of the Phoenix area!  

To learn more about the Dobbins Lookout, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain  

 

  • Desert Botanical Garden  

The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140- acre garden with more than 50 thousand plants. You can walk tranquil paths through the garden, attend different events, dine at restaurants and educate yourself on life in the desert!  

To learn more about the Desert Botanical Garden, visit: https://dbg.org/ 

 

  • Japanese Friendship Garden  

If you want a break from the desert, this is the place to go. The Japanese Friendship Garden is beautiful! This garden transports you to an authentic Japanese garden experience located in the middle of Phoenix.  There are waterfalls, ponds, fish, bridges, and a tea house that hosts traditional ceremonies. The Japanese Friendship Garden was created between Phoenix and Himeji, its Japanese sister city.  

 To learn more about the Japanese Friendship Garden, visit: https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/about 

 

  • Goldfield Ghost Town  

Goldfields Ghost Town has a variety of shops and historical buildings. You can tour Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum while you are there! When walking down Main Street, you get to witness an old west gunfight performed by Goldfield Gunfighters. 

 To learn more about Goldfield Ghost Town, visit: http://goldfieldghosttown.com/