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Fascinating Museums near Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, AZ

The remarkable variety of world-class museums in Phoenix ensures that any guest will find a rewarding cultural and educational experience. Families, history buffs and art enthusiasts alike have access to some of the top-rated museums in the Southwest.

During your stay at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in north Phoenix, plan a day of fascination and discover at any of these popular museums.

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-478-6000
www.mim.org

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.

Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8840
www.heard.org

The Heard Museum explores the rich history, culture and art of the native peoples of America, particularly those who live in the Southwest. Uniquely, the Heard Museum combines both historical exhibits and contemporary exhibits, which feature the work of living Native American artists from the area and from throughout the country. The Heard Museum is also the annual host of the Indian Fair and Market, a local tradition of more than half a century.

The well-stocked gift shop at the Heard Museum is a terrific place to pick up souvenirs for your trip.

Pueblo Grande Museum & Archeological ParkPueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-495-0901
www.pueblogrande.org

Finding a major archeological dig in the middle of the nation's 5th largest metropolitan area might seem strange, but here it makes perfect sense. Pueblo Grande was once a village to the Hohokam people, whose intricate system of canals eventually inspired the founders of Phoenix to settle in the same spot - using almost the same canals! Today, Pueblo Grande is a Phoenix "Point of Pride", a live dig with special sections of the town specifically preserved to allow tour groups. Activities include the guided tour, a historical presentation and fun programming just for the kids.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-257-1222
www.phxart.org

The Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest's largest museum for the visual arts, featuring a stunning collection of more than 18,000 pieces on display. Unlike many Phoenix museums, which have a sole focus on the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum has a varied collection with prized works from all over the globe. Traveling exhibits are hosted throughout the year.

Arizona Museum of Natural HistoryNatural History
53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-644-2230
www.azmnh.org

Explore the natural history of the Southwest at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, a favorite for tour groups and families on vacation. The kid-friendly exhibits include a recreation of a Hohokam village fitted with real-life artifacts, the Paleo Dig Pit, which lets the little ones become amateur archeologists and numerous temporary exhibits exploring the flora, fauna and peoples of the Southwest throughout the ages.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, one of the top resorts in Phoenix, invites you to dive into the rich cultural heritage of the Southwest at any of these fascinating museums. For exceptional savings during your stay, book on our official site for "Our Best Rates, Guaranteed". Or, browse our excellent Phoenix resort deals and packages.

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