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6 exceptional experiences in Phoenix (and how to get there by bike)

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Explore Arizona’s capital city on a bicycle. On this tour you’ll visit historical neighborhoods and go on scientific explorations. From parks to museums to sports arenas, enjoy this ride around Phoenix on any of the city’s 299 sunny days each year.

1. Heritage Square

Start your day with a stroll around the oldest remaining residential block in the City of Phoenix. With ten fully-restored buildings, the Square offers visitors a unique look into the vibrant history of Phoenix at the turn of the 19th century. Let the memories of yesteryear envelop you as you tour a museum, stroll under the Lath Pavilion, and grab breakfast al fresco at one of the eateries.

Arizona Science Center

2. Arizona Science Center

Experience more than 300 hands-on science exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium, and five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. Lay on a bed of nails, walk through the human digestive system, discover the inside of an eyeball, view a 3D film and travel through the night sky – all under one roof! And visit the Center’s newest offering, the CREATE makerspace featuring 3D printing, laser cutting and more. The Center offers programs for all ages, including Camp Innovation, Teen Science Scene, professional development for educators, and adult-only events. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Call 602-716-2000 or visit azscience.org for more information.

3. Chase Field

Chase Field is the home of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team. From the retractable stadium roof to the cutting edge Solar Pavilion, this stadium is one of a kind. Behind-the-scenes stadium tours are offered Monday – Saturday at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Visit https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/ballpark/tours for more information and to reserve a tour.

4. Steele Indian School Park

Grab a take-out meal and kick back for a relaxing picnic in Steele Indian School Park. Here you’ll find acres of green grass, beautiful shade trees and water features, gardens, historic buildings, fountains and public art.

5. Westward Ho

Westward Ho is a 16-story building that was constructed in 1928. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and it held the title of the tallest building in Arizona for over 30 years. Today the landmark tower serves as an apartment building, but it still has plenty of its original charm!

Arizona Capitol Museum

6. Arizona Capitol Museum

The Arizona Capitol Museum uses a balance of technology, hands-on activities, historical artifacts, and public programs to help visitors learn about cultural, political and social history within the capitol building. The museum features four floors, more than 20 exhibition areas, and a store showcasing some of Arizona’s finest products. Admission is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday. Visit https://azlibrary.gov/azcm/plan-your-visit for more information.


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