Phoenix Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Phoenix, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Phoenix boasts many exceptional tourist attractions that are sure to please the whole family. In addition to several theme parks and countless golf courses, other tourist attractions in the city of Phoenix include modern sporting facilities, an excellent zoo and architectural attractions largely attributed to the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark - BOB)
Address: 401 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 602 462 6000
Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, this is one of the few ballparks in the country with a retractable roof. Other attractions at Chase Field include a family picnic area and a swimming pool.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday
Castles -n- Coasters
Address: 9445 North Metro Parkway East, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, 85051, USA
Tel: +1 602 997 7575
This is a small amusement park that packs a lot in and includes a great roller coaster, four 18-hole miniature golf courses and numerous other rides. Castles -n- Coasters is conveniently located next to the Metrocenter, one of the biggest shopping malls in Phoenix and Arizona.
Open hours: daily, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, unlimited ride passes available
Address: 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, 85008, USA
Tel: +1 602 273 1341
This expansive zoo is home to over 1,000 animals including many endangered species and features generous-sized natural enclosures. Other attractions based here include the tropical rainforest exhibit and a children's petting zoo, as well as themed workshops, hot snacks at various eateries such as the Savanna Grill, and 'meet the animals' sessions with giraffes, monkeys, camels and stingrays.
Open hours: daily, January to May, September and October - 09:00 to 17:00; June to August - 07:00 to 14:00; November and December - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children, children under three and members free
Address: 12621 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 480 860 8810
Built as a winter camp in 1937 by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, today Taliesin West is a renowned architectural school. Tours are available to explore the various buildings and historic attractions, and learn about Wright's theories, such as his integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 16:15, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discount available for seniors, students and children, children under four free
US Airways Center
Address: 201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 602 379 2000
Formerly known as the America West Arena, the US Airways Center is located in the city's downtown district and is home to the Phoenix Suns NBA, Arizona Rattlers football and the Phoenix Mercury WNBA teams. It is known locally as the Purple Palace and also as the Snake Pit. Guided tours of this sports and entertainment arena are extremely popular. The complex was built in 2003 and can accommodate roughly 18,000 spectators for basketball games, 16,000 for ice hockey and just over 15,000 for football matches.
Open hours: Monday to Friday, by appointment only, hours vary according to event