Hidden Treasures
in Phoenix, AZ (showing 1 - 7 out of 7)

If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.

Cerreta's Candy Company

5345 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301   Directions

(602) 930-9000


Discover the inner-workings of candy creation at the Cerreta Candy Company. The 4th generation of candy makers throw open the doors of their factory every day for public tours. Watch vats of chocolate being poured into delicate candy molds, and hear popcorn popping before it gets bathed in luscious caramel.

Copenhaver Castle

5050 E Red Rock Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85018   Directions

(480) 201-1481


Take the scenic drive to Copenhaver Castle, an eight-level private residence located on Camelback Mountain that was built in the style of medieval architecture. One of the most-photographed landmarks in Phoenix, the 7,800-square-foot castle contains 20 rooms with plenty of secret passageways and trap doors.

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

3711 W Deer Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85308   Directions

(623) 582-8007


Located at the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site on the 47 acre Sonoran Desert preserve, Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve has the largest concentration of the Native American petroglyphs. There are more than 1,500 recorded petroglyphs on almost 600 boulders where research is still being conducted.

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050   Directions

(480) 478-6000


Hear the history of sound and song at the Musical Instrument Museum. Wireless headsets are issued to each visitor, and you can hear accompanying sounds near each display. Truly a unique museum experience.

Mystery Castle

800 E Mineral Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042   Directions

(602) 268-1581


Learn the secret of Mystery Castle, one of the most talked-about and visited sites in Phoenix. The eclectic, folk-art style castle was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, who moved away from his wife and daughter in 1930 after learning that he had tuberculosis. He relocated to Phoenix, built the castle from discarded items and willed it to his daughter. She now lives there and tours are available to the public during the day.

St. Mary's Basilica

231 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions

(602) 354-2100


Visit the last remaining basilica in Arizona, St. Mary's Basilica. The church was built in 1914 and is one of the most-photographed religious icons in the area. The structure has an otherworldly atmosphere, and visitors discover that they leave in a peaceful state of mind.

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

5025 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85026   Directions

(602) 256-3221


Learn about this unique and historic Phoenix landmark,and get a first-hand look at Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights and it's Cactus Gardens. Take a tour and learn the interesting, fact-filled stories about the property and its history.

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