From Our Editors
The rich histories of the Hohokam, Apache, and Navajo peoples indigenous to the region live on in several local museums, some of which work with tribes to produce educational and cultural events. In the 1800s, explorations of the rocky hills surrounding Phoenix revealed vast deposits of gold that attracted miners from across the country with dreams of outfitting their covered wagons with gold-plated rims. Today, visitors can explore the once-thriving mine shafts while hiking through scenic parks.The InnPlace Hotel Phoenix North is situated in a region bustling with modern entertainment options. More than 125 shops and restaurants occupy the Metrocenter Mall, located just steps from the hotel. A multitude of area eateries dish up authentic Mexican cuisine, and a nearby amusement park offers thrills in the form of roller coasters and kid-friendly rides.