Some of the most visited tourist attractions in Phoenix, Arizona, include the Pueblo Grande Museum and Culture Park, the Arizona Science Center and the Desert Botanical Garden. Lovers of baseball enjoy taking in a game at Chase Stadium, the spring training venue for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Pueblo Grande Museum and Culture Park gives visitors a chance to step back in time by walking among the ruins of the Hohokam people who lived in the area up to about 1450 A.D. Cemeteries, play areas and homes have been preserved as the archaeologists found them. A small on-site museum houses artifacts found among the ruins.
The kid-friendly Arizona Science Center features interactive exhibits on space travel, sound waves, gravity and more. The on-site IMAX Theater projects films onto a giant screen, some of them in 3D. The Dorrance Planetarium reveals the secrets of the solar system. Summer camp sessions are offered, as well as space for birthday parties and special events.
Papago Park is 50 acres of desert, which makes the colorful flowers, trees and cacti stand out even more. Located on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border, the garden offers self-guided and guided tours. Special events are also scheduled, such as concerts, ice cream socials and weekly after-dark flashlight tours.