Must-See Historical Sites in Phoenix AZ

Take a look at these Must-See Historical Sites in Phoenix AZ. Whether you are visiting the city or a resident, these are places that our Chandler weight loss consultant recommends that you see.

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum is a private, not-for-profit museum located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. The museum presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art by American Indian artists and artists influenced by American Indian art.

The Heard Museum collaborates with American Indian artists and tribal communities on providing visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest. Plan to spend at least 3 hours here. They are wonderful tours. And special exhibits Change frequently. . If you're going to be in the Southwest. You have to see the history of the place. The native population is rich in history. Our tour guide was an incredible wealth of information and when she noticed a native-American in our group she invited him to fact-check what she was saying, and to also answer questions from the group, which he did willingly, enhancing the experience. And if you're hungry when you visit please have a meal right inside the compound at the museum cafe. A surprising menu with entrees that are close to gourmet at reasonable prices.

Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle is located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, in the foothills of South Mountain Park. It was built in the 1930s by Boyce Luther Gulley for his daughter Mary Lou Gulley. After learning he had tuberculosis, Gulley moved from Seattle to the Phoenix area and began building the house from found or inexpensive materials. Boyce Gulley died in 1945, and Mary Lou and her mother were notified by attorney that they had inherited the property. Shortly after, the mother and daughter moved in. This place was so great! I had no idea it existed and a random Google search brought it into my life. The tour guide obviously got a kick out of the place too, even after hundreds of tours, and that really made a difference. A great little diversion trip. Not far and very interesting and fun.

Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites are pre-Columbian archaeological sites and ruins, located in Phoenix, Arizona. They include a prehistoric platform mound and irrigation canals. The City of Phoenix manages these resources as the Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park. Ancient and amazing site! There is a walkway which leads to the various outdoor exhibits. The Pueblo Grande commands the whole exterior. The Museum is located near the Phoenix Sky Harbor and is surrounded by tall offices and hotels. Quite a contrast between the Pueblo and the development.

Heritage Square

Original Phoenix town site with some historic homes, including an 1895 Victorian open for tours.I've always absolutely loved this magical place. You walk through and it's like you forgot you were in a city. They have festivals and events all the time. You could make plans to stay all day in that area. Great place to visit!

Arizona Capitol Museum

The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912. Initially, all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. It's all well-kept and clean. I had a great time walking from building to building. There were kids on field trips and even some families taking a look at monuments nearby and going around the buildings. Good museum exploring history of the state and its famous citizens. Lots of art affects from USS Arizona. I would budget up to an hour to explore all rooms. Keep in mind that the admission is free.

Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is an urban park and gathering place in front of the Arizona state capitol complex in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. One of the Phoenix Points of Pride, it is the site of various memorials honoring prominent figures, wars, and events in Arizona history. A lot of different sites. Police Military Firefighter much more. We really enjoyed this put together well great job. Free admission free parking. Across the street from the Arizona State Capitol Museum. We have been there multiple times and will return.

Wrigley Mansion/Geordie's Restaurant

Elegant, sprawling Italianate mansion built by William Wrigley, Jr., in 1929. Tours are offered. The Wrigley Mansion has everything you want in private event venue: incredible views (especially at sunset), intriguing history, delicious food, great historic private dining rooms, and wonderful service.