Sightseeing in Paradise Valley


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  • Arizona Pop Culture Experience
    When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, reports The Arizona Republic, it sparked John Edwards' passion for Star Trek. He began amassing action figures and memorabilia into a collection that has since mushroomed into the more than 13,000 toys, comic books, and posters that put the experience into the Arizona Pop Culture Experience. According to the Phoenix New Times, the nonprofit museum is divided into rooms based on heroes and stories, such as the DC room and the Marvel room. Hundreds of action figures, custom-made for John, have earned the museum top honors in the _ Phoenix New Times’_ 2010 “Best Places to See Action Figures”, and the only spot on The Action Figure Makers’ Guild Magazine’s list, “Where are All my Action Figures?” The rest of the space covers the last 50 to 60 years of popular culture, from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the music of The Doors to current crazes such as Twilight and Harry Potter, the saga of a wizard who relinquishes his wand to make earthenware. The museum also doubles as a comic book store where new issues hit the shelves every week.
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    4550-176 East Cactus Road
    Phoenix, AZ US
  • Paradise Picture Frame
    In 1975, Jay Kogan's parents opened up a store that was literally a hall of frames—just a small store stacked with thousands of frames. At the time, they had no idea that that tiny corridor would expand to 12 locations throughout the greater Phoenix area, all still run by the Kogan family. Today, their shops have more than 4,500 custom frame options along with mats of all colors and textures, as well as seven glazing choices and expert assembly. They can answer framing questions and frame everything from documents and artwork to posters and small 3-D objects such as sports memorabilia and very still grandmothers. When they custom-produce frames, the family cuts their mats exactly, miters frame corners precisely, and installs flawless glass. Or, since the stores' walls are lined with ready-made frames, customers can walk in and find what they're looking for quickly. Since installing framed art is an art unto itself, they also offer hanging services with an eye for placement and ability to install in difficult spaces.
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    Paradise Picture Frame
    Peoria, AZ US
  • Head Out To Rocky Point Mexico
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    4052 E Sheena Dr
    Phoenix, AZ US
  • Active Interactive Events
    It's easy to get stuck in a routine so the job of the Active Interactive Events staff is to get you out of yours. That's why they've created adventurous events that shake up the monotony of the typical dinner-and-a-movie-and-a-bank-heist night out. During The City Team Challenge, they send teams out into the streets equipped with a challenge sheet that lists various physical and mental feats players need to complete in order to win. The Photo Scavenger Hunt requires team members to take pictures of items they find via their clue list, and the Traveling Murder Mystery acts as a mobile game of Clue complete with a map and actors amongst the players.
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    3217 E Shea # 438
    Phoenix, AZ US
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