Phoenix is a very interesting place with a lot of attractions that can keep any tourist busy for quite a long time. Apart from being a great spot for a holiday, Phoenix is also a magnet for people interested in the historical aspect of things.
There are many places ranging from the Chase Field to the Heard Museum that has a lot of old stories and interesting facts for every tourist. It is a great place to learn a lot about the culture and visiting these historical attractions is a definite learning experience for all.
One of the most interesting facts about Phoenix is that all the major cities and even most of the minor cities have museums and the Heard Museum belongs to a class of its own. It is distinct from all other museums in the country and has a beautiful history for each item in its collection.
They have many permanent artifacts that have been in the museum for years and there are also many exhibits that are on display only on certain parts of the year. They also have a good treat in form of the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest which is held in February every year and there are many tourists visiting just to enjoy the contest or sometimes to participate.
Chase Field is another attraction with a lot of stories to tell as it is the very first baseball facility in the world that combines a retractable roof, air conditioning, and a natural turf field. One of the amazing features of Chase Field is that the retractable roof can easily close in just under 5 minutes in bad playing conditions.
There are many events that take place at Chase Field other than baseball games throughout the year including religious events and also concerts by famous personalities. Some people visit just to enjoy a good meal at the Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill. It is located in the left-field corner of the Ballpark and has astounding business every day of the year.
Phoenix is also house to the Desert Botanical Garden which has an exquisite collection of the desert plants. With a lot of exhibits and many of them being endangered, threatened as well as rare species, the garden is a treat for all the tourists.
Piestewa Peak, formerly called as the Squaw Peak is a part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. It has an elevation of about 2,608 feet, making it lovely and romantic when the weather is fine. Hikers of all levels get a great kick climbing this mountain and at the end of the climb, it gives an amazing view of the city, which makes the climb worthy.