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in Mesa, AZ (showing 1 - 4 out of 4)

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History

53 N Macdonald St
Mesa, AZ 85201   Directions

(480) 644-5662


With so much natural beauty surrounding it, a visit to the Arizona Museum of Natural History is a sure bet for a highly educational and entertaining time. Considered one of the best museums in the state, this facility offers lots of dramatically designed and well-presented exhibits. Perhaps the most famous of these is “Dinosaur Mountain” which features several attention-getting devices to tell its prehistoric story. A constantly flowing 50-foot-high indoor waterfall is just another of this museum's many highlights.

Arizona Wing CAF Aviation Museum

Arizona Wing CAF Aviation Museum

2017 N Greenfield Rd
Mesa, AZ 85215   Directions

(480) 351-6032


Some of the most daring moments of World War II can be revisited in a most spectacular way when you spend some time at the Arizona Wing CAF Aviation Museum. See attractions like some of the actual planes that were flown during the World War II era. While this facility features several noteworthy aircraft, the star of the show is one affectionately named “Sentimental Journey,” a fully restored B-17. These amazing planes have been so meticulously refurbished that many are still able to fly. Your visit will be augmented by several additional vintage memorabilia as well as photographs and a handful of exhibits.

I.d.e.a. Museum

I.d.e.a. Museum

150 W Pepper Pl
Mesa, AZ 85201   Directions

(480) 644-4332


Mom and dad are used to telling their kids to not touch anything. But when the whole family visits the i.d.e.a. Museum, the kids are actually encouraged to reach out and touch as much as possible. This child-oriented arts center features a program of exhibits and attractions that are changed quite frequently, so you can visit often and not encounter the same surroundings. This is only one of two facilities of its kind in the country, and that uniqueness is the perfect setting in which to foster your kids' creativity.

Mesa Historical Museum

Mesa Historical Museum

51 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201   Directions

(480) 835-2286


Get a surprisingly accurate picture of what Mesa's history was like when you visit the Mesa Historical Museum. The attraction is situated in what was once an old school house that dates back to 1913. The museum was made possible by several contributions from many of Mesa's citizens and features an impressive collection of vintage pieces that include items used by early pioneer families, documents, photographs and various agricultural equipment. There are also some highly detailed murals that adorn the walls that serve to portray an even more accurate picture of what early life in Mesa was really like.

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