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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

(623) 582-8007

3711 W Deer Valley Rd
Glendale, AZ 85308   Directions Website

Glendale's Deer Valley Rock Art Center will challenge what you know about art. In more than one way, this attraction will “rock” your world, as the center houses several unique examples of rock paintings and petroglyphs. Some of these impressive rock sculptures are displayed outside the venue, and can be seen in all their glory along the adjacent walking path. As you move along this picturesque trail, you will also be treated to the sight of a beautiful garden and an impressive amphitheater.

Glendale Police Museum
Glendale Police Museum

(623) 930-3486

6835 N 57th Dr
Glendale, AZ 85301   Directions Website

Give the kids a more detailed understanding of the role of the police in our community when you take them to visit the Glendale Police Museum. There are many interesting exhibits and attractions that detail various aspects of police work. In addition, get up close to some historically significant pieces that include vintage uniforms, guns, photos, mug shots and other assorted items that paint an all-encompassing picture of the importance and development of police work in American society.

Luke Air Force Base
Luke Air Force Base

(623) 856-5853

14185 Falcon St
Luke AFB, AZ 85309   Directions Website

Take to the skies for a history lesson that has an impressively large wingspan. Discover the stories that are all a part of the Luke Air Force Base, a place that proudly touts itself as the “Home of the Fighter Pilot.” See various aircraft and learn about the role they played in various historical eras. Also, learn about the men who got in the cockpits to steer these planes into the history books. Tours and groups of 15 to 40 persons can be arranged by calling the base in advance.

Sahuaro Ranch Park
Sahuaro Ranch Park

(623) 930-2820

9802 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302   Directions Website

Glendale's Sahuaro Ranch Park has many stories to tell. Discover them as they come to life during your visit to this historic area that features thirteen original buildings and house museums that offer a multidimensional snapshot of what life was like here decades ago. There is also a beautiful rose garden, an interesting barnyard and and a vintage orchard stand that are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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