Sightseeing in Phoenix

A National Treasure Unveiled Event for Two or Four at Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild (Up to 51% Off)

Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild

Phoenix

Visitors can be among the first to see a flag aboard the USS Arizona that was present at Pearl Harbor at a special unveiling event

$40 $21

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$55 for a One-Year Family Membership to Arizona Science Center (Up to $115 Value)

Arizona Science Center

Downtown Phoenix

Full year of museum admission, special-exhibition, IMAX(R) and Planetarium discounts, along with Evans Family Sky Cycle rides

$115 $55

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$29 for Registration for One in the Scavenger Blitz on Saturday, December 13th (Up to $64.29 Value)

Scavenger Blitz

George and Dragon

Urban scavenger race challenges participants to cross the finish line after deciphering clues, taking pictures, and gathering items

$64.29 $29

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$170 for a Hot-Air-Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Drinks from Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides ($325 Value)

Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides

Phoenix

Fly over the Sonoran Desert at sunrise, then enjoy a gourmet breakfast with mimosas

$325 $170

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One-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival for Two or Four from Arizona Balloon Classic on January 23–25, 2015 (50% Off)

Arizona Balloon Classic

Phoenix

Guests experience all aspects of hot air balloon culture during festival with morning races, tethered rides, fireworks, and exhibits

$30 $15

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One-Day Visit with Print for One or Two at Amazing Arizona Comic Con (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Phoenix Convention Center, in Halls F&G

Meet the comic creators behind series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, and Death of Wolverine

$49.99 $17

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Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight at Arizona Pop Culture Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Arizona Pop Culture Experience

Phoenix

Museum with more than 13,000 action figures, comic books, and pieces of memorabilia covers the last 50 to 60 years of pop culture

$20 $10

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$16 for Admission for Up to Four People to the The Hall of Flame Fire Museum (Up to $28 Value)

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Phoenix

Nearly an acre of exhibits trace international firefighting history, from old-fashioned fire engines to helmets from around the world

$28 $16

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Heard Museum Visit for Two or Four on January 1–18 (Up to 46% Off)

Heard Museum

Encanto

Stroll through an outdoor sculpture garden, step inside a full-size Navajo Hogan, and see artwork by 21 local tribal communities

$36 $22

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$29.99 for Zombie Apocalypse Live Experience for Two Presented by 13th Floor Haunted House ($59.98 Value).

13th Floor Haunted House

Deer Valley

Use military-grade replica weapons to shoot zombies popping up throughout an apocalyptic landscape of abandoned buildings

$59.98 $29.99

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$29 for Cache Clash Geocaching Event for One from Sierra Adventure Sports on November 16 ($59.02 Value)

Cache Clash

32 Shea Cafe

Racers traverse the streets of Phoenix on foot as they follow coordinates to 20 geocache markers

$59.02 $29

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$39 for a Walking Food Tour from Taste It Tours (Up to $68 Value)

Taste It Tours

Multiple Locations

Expert guides spice tours with local history and samples of diverse gourmet cuisine

$68 $39

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HarvestFest for Two or Four at Pioneer Living History Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Pioneer Living History Museum

Pheonix

HarvestFest features a 2,000 sq. ft. hay maze, horseback and pony rides, pumpkin patches, and gold panning in reproduced pioneer town

$28 $17

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$12 for Visit for Two to Children’s Museum of Phoenix (Up to $22 Value)

Childrens Museum of Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

A forest of suspended noodles and an enormous climbing structure engage the minds and hands of babies and children as old as 10

$22 $12

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Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapi burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.

2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix,
AZ
US

If you listen carefully on the grounds of Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, the air holds whispers from the past that come to life through the mouths of costumed interpreters from the late 19th century. The 90-acre town is rife with both authentic buildings and accurate reproductions that host guest adventurers and Western-style dramas several times a week. Visitors mosey through a blacksmith shop and an 1890s-era dress shop. There's even a sheriff's office complete with jail for old-timey scofflaws who committed crimes of the day, like horse theft or saloon theft. Fixtures of Arizona history feature throughout the village, from a cabin that survived the state's bloodiest range war to the opera house where famed chanteuse Lilly Langtry sang. Regular events in the village include sheriff and bandit shows, Civil War reenactments, and gun fight reenactments that replicate historic "BANG" signs popping out from the muzzle of a rifle.

3901 W Pioneer Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum showcases the history of firefighting with nearly an acre's worth of exhibits and restored pieces of firefighting equipment that date as far back as 1725. Visitors can check out a Rhode Island fire engine from 1844 that was capable of pumping 250 gallons of water per minute to put out fires or 250 gallons of sarsaparilla per minute to fuel citywide block parties. The Hall's 400 fire helmet collection presents 400 protective headpieces from around the world, and in the museum's sixth gallery, the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who were decorated for heroism and those who have died in the line of duty.

6101 E Van Buren St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

At Deer Valley Rock Art Center, visitors walk a quarter-mile trail that leads to thousands of Native American carvings. The ancient artwork includes more than1,500 petroglyphs, which were created between 7,000 and 500 years ago. Inside, a museum teaches about the prehistoric population who once inhabited the area.

For lunch, visitors can head over to outdoor picnic tables or an amphitheater area. They might also spot local wildlife such as roadrunners, jackrabbits, and red-tailed hawks.

3711 W Deer Valley Rd
Glendale,
AZ
US

Although classrooms can be vibrant centers for learning, they?re usually stocked with pencils and notebooks instead of a forest of suspended green noodles or a flying bathtub with wings. At the Children's Museum of Phoenix, both of these engage young minds alongside other hands-on exhibits that have earned the museum a glut of awards, including a place among Parents magazine?s 10 Best Children?s Museums in 2011. The museum fosters creativity and skill development in children from birth to age 10 with open-ended play activities that range from bouncing orbs in the Grand Ballroom to building forts with a wealth of safe construction materials, instead of mom?s favorite sheets and a nail gun.

Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the museum can be found in the atrium, where the Schuff-Perini Climber soars high into the air. Created from standard building materials, found objects, and out-of-context items such as its flying bathtub, the structure entices youths and inspires their imaginations. Another impressive contraption makes up the Whoosh! exhibit, where children feed scarves into a jumble of tubes that suck the fabrics up to heights of 20 feet before spitting them out to float gently down and be caught in waiting fingers. At each of these exhibits, a baby zone keeps the tiniest museum-goers safe, and they can find a space especially for them in the Place for Threes & Younger.

215 N 7th St.
Phoenix,
AZ
US

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.

4550-176 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix,
AZ
US