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Museums

The Phoenix Art Museum

(602) 257-1222 Website

The Phoenix Art Museum located at 1625 N. Central Avenue, #1, Phoenix, is known as the southwest’s premier art exhibitor. It holds a collection of over 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin-American, Western, Modern and Contemporary art pieces. In all, critically acclaimed works of art can be found housed in this facility. In the past few years, the works of Monet, Picasso, Dali, Emilio Pucci, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O’Keefe could be seen here. There is fun for the whole family in the interactive ArtWorks Gallery. You can also pick up a souvenir at the Museum Store and relax at the Art Museum Café.

The Phoenix Museum of History

(602) 253-2734 Website

The Phoenix Museum of History located at 105 N. 5th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, and is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the early history of Phoenix. Visitors of all ages enjoy interactive and educational exhibits showcasing Phoenix’s growth from a dusty desert town to a modern metropolis. Now in its seventh decade, the museum continues to receive recognition and appreciation for its contribution to the cultural life of Phoenix. Come discover how time and place have influenced modern Phoenix, and the stories of the city's exciting and colorful past. You can collect a souvenir from the Phoenix Museum of History Store which has a unique and exciting selection of gifts for everyone.

The Heard Museum

(602) 252-8848 Website

The Heard Museum located at 2301 N. Central Avenue ,Phoenix, AZ, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of cultural and fine art. The mission and philosophy of the Heard Museum today is to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of Native people. The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. With a commanding presence on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts nearly 250,000 visitors a year.

Sports

Diamondbacks, Suns, Coyotes, and Cardinals

4 professional sport teams in Arizona.

There are 4 professional sport teams that play in this city. In fact, Phoenix is in an elite club of just eight U.S. cities that claim top professional teams in the four major sports. And, for those that do not get enough there is plenty of college football and basketball to go around. Essentially, sports are visible in the city all year round. The Valley also boasts Women's National Basketball League's Phoenix Mercury and the twice-Arena Bowl world champion Arizona Rattlers. In January, the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale holds the Phoenix Open PGA tournament. This annual golf tournament is attended by more spectators than any other PGA tour event, drawing the best golfers in the world. Furthermore, the Phoenix International Raceway welcomes thousands of fans for NASCAR and Indy races throughout the year.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been very successful, defeating, the New York Yankees in 2001, to give Arizona its first professional sports title. The Phoenix Suns, the Valley's oldest team continue to be a perennial contender. The team has been in the NBA playoffs every year since 1989 and twice to the NBA finals. With an exciting crew of players, it is just a matter of time until an NBA title is won. The Suns play at U.S. Airways Arena, located next to Bank One Ballpark, home to the Diamondbacks.

The Glendale Arena also serves as home to the Phoenix Coyotes professional hockey club. The Coyotes moved to the Valley six years ago and became an instant hit. The NFL Arizona Cardinals relocated to Phoenix in the spring of 1988 and play in Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, AZ. In summary, the sports landscape in Greater Phoenix remains incredibly diverse and has something to offer for fans of any sports.

For tickets and information:

Arizona Diamondbacks (602) 462-6500 Arizona Diamondbacks Website

Arizona Cardinals (602) 379-0102 Arizona Cardinals Website

Phoenix Suns (602) 379-SUNS Phoenix Suns Website

Phoenix Coyotes (480) 563-7825 Phoenix Coyotes Website

Phoenix Mercury (602) 379-7878 Phoenix Mercury Website