in Phoenix, AZ
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203 W Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85003 Directions
The vibrant and popular Orpheum Theater is back, better than ever after a $14 million face lift. Take in the best public performances of the Phoenix Opera, the Phoenix Ballet and more.
The Orpheum Theatre is a palatial backdrop to grand performances in downtown Phoenix. It draws elements of Spanish Baroque Revival and Italian Renaissance architecture to create a unique ambiance for guests and performers alike.
The multi-purpose cultural facility was recently restored to its former glory, complete with full-range sound, theatrical lighting and other improvements to upgrade the quality of performances hosted at the theater.
The Orpheum Theatre is a historic landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Place. The theater was originally built in 1929 to showcase vaudeville acts, then grew to accommodate the age of motion picture.
Eventually, the theater graduated to hosting Broadway shows, and after its recent $14 million renovations the Orpheum is once again ready to act as a central hub of spectacular entertainment in downtown Phoenix.
Concerts, Broadway productions, comedy shows and other events now fill the Orpheum Theatre to capacity once again
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
3505 W SR-260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 Directions
Interact with exotic animals at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park. This truly otherworldly nature experience includes a snake show with giant anacondas and boas, a 45-minute African Bush Safari that includes personal encounters with giraffes, zebras and more, and a predator feed where you can watch carnivores devour 800 lbs. of raw meat.
625 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008 Directions
Explore all the outdoor activities and attractions at Papago Park, the 1,200-acre crown jewel in Phoenix's family of parks. Unusually shaped sandstone buttes are the hallmark of the terrain, and amenities along the trails include an archery range, exercise course, fishing lagoons, and orienteering course.
Papago Park echoes with history, from its designation as an Indian reservation in 1979, to its integration into the Phoenix park system in 1959. All the while Papago has been appreciated by casual hikers and families for its trail-friendly hiking and challenging mountain biking paths.
The park includes more than 1,200 acres of natural beauty. Certain sections accommodate modern camping with picnic areas, grills, water and electricity.
Fishing enthusiasts and bikers share the area. If you're looking for a break from the great outdoors, you'll find that here too.
Papago Park is home to a zoo, a botanical garden, fire museum and golf course.
Landmarks like Hole-In-The-Rock and Hunt's Tomb are located here as well.
Smaller animals like jackrabbits, ground squirrels and mice now inhabit the area, which is also an excellent location for birdwatching.
Fish species in approved fishing areas include rainbow trout, large-mouth bass, sunfish, catfish, tilapia and carp.
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Directions
Explore a world of possibilities at the Phoenix Art Museum, where the exhibits and attractions are always provocative and thoughtful. Western art, fashion photography and modern art are elevated to new heights at this nationally renown museum.
Phoenix Art Museum holds the distinction of being the largest art museum in the Southwest, featuring more than 285,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Located in downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Art Museum houses a collection of more than 18,000 works of art. Featured categories include American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.
Art lovers flock to the popular museum, which also hosts various community cultural events, such as festivals, live performances, art films and educational opportunities.
For the younger art crowd, the Phoenix Art Museum has created PhxArtKids. The area is an interactive learning environment, where fun and creativity is the name of the game.
To round out the offerings, the museum also stages photo exhibits with the Center for Creative Photography, a landscaped Sculpture Garden, an organic dining experience with Arcadia Farms, and The Museum Store.
The Phoenix Art Museum opened in 1959. Since then, it has hosted more than 400 worldwide exhibitions.
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008 Directions
Enjoy special events and see spectacular species and attractions at the Phoenix Zoo, voted one of the nation's Top 5 zoos for kids. More than 1,300 animals call the zoo their home. Plus the facility is a leading participant in protecting endangered animals and houses more than 200 at-risk species.
Like many successful endeavors, the Phoenix Zoo started with one person's vision, then grew by leaps and bounds as the community embraced it.
The zoo began with the urging of Robert Maytag, of Maytag appliance fame, who wanted to preserve endangered species and give children the opportunity to learn about exotic animals up close from around the world.
Now known as the largest non-profit zoo in the U.S., the Phoenix Zoo has also been voted as one of the nation's Top 5 zoos for kids.
The zoo opened in 1962 with an on site conservation program, then grew quickly in later years. The Phoenix Zoo is known for its ultra-exotic species and the work it does to protect endangered animals like the Mexican wolf, thick-billed parrot, black-footed ferret, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant, and many more.
Animal exhibits include the Giraffe Encounter, Camel Rides, Stingray Bay, "Wild About Animals" show, Monkey Village and a petting zoo. Fun attractions and games will keep the family entertained for hours, including the Safari Train, Safari Cart Tours, Endangered Species Carousel and Pedal Boat rentals
Pioneer Living History Village
3901 W Pioneer Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85086 Directions
Step back into the wild frontier days at the Pioneer Living History Village attraction. The living history museum is replete with old homes and a bustling downtown, where costumed tour guides will take you to the blacksmith's shop and the sheriff's office.
Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
5700 W N Loop Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226 Directions
Keep them doggies movin' at the Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse. There's no time to sit still, because the western frontier town of Rawhide is open to cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. Go horseback riding on Main Street, then head to the steakhouse to enjoy a meal fit for a king.
Sea Life Aquarium Arizona
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir
Tempe, AZ 85282 Directions
Gaze at an amazing array of marine life at the Sea Life Aquarium, a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at the Arizona Mills mall. The aquarium features more than 5,000 different species, and attractions like a touch tank for curious hands.
Stuffington Bear Factory
1717 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006 Directions
Take a tour of one of the largest stuffed animal factories, the Stuffington Bear Factory. This is where those stuffable bears, their outfits and the various stuffings are made. There are also party rooms and, of course, you can stuff your own bear after the tour.