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Families, history buffs and art enthusiasts alike will love visiting the top-rated museums in Phoenix while staying at accommodations in Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. While enjoying a restful stay at our premier North Phoenix resort, plan a day or two to spend at any of these celebrated museums.

Musical Instrument MuseumMusical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050


Like a jewel rising from the desert, MIM is an inspiring venue for sharing the world's music. Travel the world by experiencing musical instruments in five Geographical Galleries. Using state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, you will hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of people from around the world playing instruments within their cultural context. The 200,000 square-foot space is bright and open, providing guests with a warm and comfortable environment. You will be entertained, engaged, and enthralled. Welcome to the most extraordinary museum you will ever experience.

Pueblo MuseumPueblo Grande Museum & Archeological Park
4619 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034


Pueblo Grande is an active archeological dig of a former village of the Hohokam people, some of the earliest settlers of the Phoenix area! Today, the popular Phoenix attraction is a live dig with sections of the town specially preserved to allow tour groups. The guided tour of the village is the signature exhibition. Pueblo Grande is a Phoenix "Point of Pride."

butterfly wonderlandButterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

America?s Largest Butterfly Pavillion - Step inside the largest indoor rainforest atrium in the United States. More than 3,000 butterflies from around the world flutter among the lush tropical plants and flowers, landing for just long enough to capture the perfect photograph. The flowers, trees and plants within the atrium have been chosen precisely for the butterfly species within. Butterfly Wonderland truly is one of the most amazing butterfly conservatories not only in the country, but also in the world.

Discover the amazing life of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis ? then to the moment it spreads its wings for the first time and takes flight into the world.

Odysea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Ste. A-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85256


Located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and accommodates up to 10,000 visitors daily. With over 50 exhibits and 500 different species, there are more than 30,000 animals that call OdySea home.

OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a 3D theater, SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.”

Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Explore the rich history, culture and art of the native peoples of Southwestern America at The Heard Museum. Unlike a tradition history museum, the Heard combines both historical exhibits and contemporary exhibits, particular art exhibits featuring the work of living Native American artists, both local and national. The annual Indian Fair and Market is a local tradition of more than half a century hosted at the Heard Museum.

Tip: The gift shop at the Heard Museum is a terrific place to purchase souvenirs.

Natural History MuseumArizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201


The Arizona Museum of Natural History is a favorite for tour groups and Phoenix family vacations. Exhibits delving into the abundant ecological history of Arizona include a recreation of a Hohokam village, the Paleo Dig Pit, which lets the little ones become amateur archeologists and numerous temporary exhibits details the flora, fauna and peoples of the Southwest.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004


The Phoenix Art Museum is one of the Southwest's largest museums, with an impressive collection of more than 18,000 pieces. Like many museums in Phoenix, the Phoenix Art Museum has a prominent selection of Southwestern-themed exhibits. However, it is also prized for its international collection, with pieces spanning the ages and the globe.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, one of the top resorts in North Phoenix, invites you to experience the culture and diversity of the Southwest and these fascinating Phoenix museums. Browse our excellent Phoenix packages and deals.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85004


For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert?s natural beauty. Today, the Garden features:

  • 140 acres
  • 55 acres under cultivation
  • 50,000+ plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits
  • 1 of only 24 botanical gardens accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (formerly American Association of Museums)
  • 821 volunteers
  • 66,075 volunteer hours
  • 107 regular staff members
  • 633,041 attendees each year
  • 40,544 member households
  • 31,120 school children on guided field trips