Five Must See Museums in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Musical Arts Museum


Musical Arts Museum
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The world’s first global musical instrument museum, celebrating the diversity of the world’s cultures through music, common to everyone, with a collection totaling more than 10,000 musical instruments and objects, plus live performances showcasing exceptional talents across all cultures and musical genres.

Heard Museum of Native Cultures


80th Annual Hoop Dancing Competition
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The premier museum of Native American history and culture. This internationally recognized museum of anthropology and primitive art showcases outstanding displays of Southwest arts and crafts highlighting the culture and traditions of the region’s native inhabitants.

Phoenix Art Museum


Phoenix Art Museum
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The Southwest’s largest visual arts museum features paintings, sculptures, photography, fashion design and decorative objects from the 14th century to the present. This spectacular museum features international exhibitions alongside a comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 works of global art and fashion design.

Pueblo Grande Museum


Pueblo Grande Museum
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Visit this fantastic archeological dig site, where you can see the original Native American settlement of Phoenix dating back to 1400 A.D. Showcasing a historic platform mound, irrigation canals and wonderful displays of culture artifacts from the settlement, this is the perfect place to explore the native culture and history of the region.

Western Spirit Museum


Western Spirit Museum
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The museum celebrates the West and its importance to American history and culture, not through objects, but through ideas. Offering high-quality exhibitions, educational programs and regional history through art exhibits. This is the perfect spot for guests looking for a more interactive examinations of the history and culture that made the West so special.