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Some Things To Do In Phoenix

Updated on April 6, 2013
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Phoenix, the capital city of Arizona, offers a wide range of sights and attractions for every visitor. Whether you are a sports fanatic, a foodie or a lazy books or history lover, there is plenty to see and do for you to have fun for the your next visit to Phoenix.

US Airways Center:
Previously know as America West Arena the US Airways Center is a sports arena located in downtown Phoenix and is home of the NBA Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Rattlers football team and the WNBA Phoenix Mercury. Guided tours are available in the "Purple Palace", which is very popular among sports fans around the world.

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The Burton Barr Library:
This is the central library of Phoenix. One of the most striking features is the grooved copper that covers almost the entire outside. The motorized louvers are controlled by a computer and shadows and light colors are used to reduce the glaring heat of the desert

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National Monument ruins of "Casa Grande":
Casa Grande is one of the largest prehistoric structures in North America. It is also the place of the first prehistoric find. These important and famous ruins include irrigation canals and artifacts. Some remains date back to 1500 years and were created by the Hohokam people.

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Desert Botanical Garden:

These gardens were founded in 1937 and constitute the largest collection of desert plants in the world. Tourist attractions include flowers that bloom at night, an interactive exhibition and a wide variety of flowers.

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Wrigley Mansion:

William Wrigley Junior, who is well known for his chewing gum, made a lot of wealth through rubber and in 1929, built the Italian style home for his wife. This building is incredibly extravagant but elegant. Today the building is regarded as a national historic landmark.

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The Grand Canyon:

The Grand Canyon can be reached by car in 5 hours. You may choose to stay there overnight to make the most of the trip or you can fly round trip in a day. This famous site is a must-see if you're in Phoenix because of the unparalleled views that it promises.

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Goldfield Ghost Town:

The ghost town of Goldfield was rebuilt in 1890. Taking a walk along the main road of the city is great fun and you can have a precise idea of how life was in the old days of the Wild West. The Superstition Mountain Museum is worth a visit as it has on display, the fascinating maps of Dutch abandoned gold mines.

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I hope these attractions make your trip to Phoenix even more memorable.. Have a great time!

If i missed a favorite attraction of yours, please let us know.

Best of Phoenix

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    gavindonst 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comment. I may just have to add it to this list... I love zoos myself.

  • gingerka profile image

    gingerka 5 years ago from Colorado

    The Phoenix zoo is also a wonderful place to go, especially in the early morning. Thanks

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