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Desert Botanical Garden

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Heard Museum

Both are praised by writers. Overall, Heard Museum scores significantly better than Desert Botanical Garden. Heard Museum scores 97 with recommendations from 7 sources such as Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

Both are praised by writers. Overall, Heard Museum scores significantly better than Desert Botanical Garden. Heard Museum scores 97 with recommendations from 7 sources such as Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
91
#2 in Phoenix
location

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    There are few places where you can better learn about the beauty and complexity of desert ecology than the Desert Botanical Garden, not far from downtown Phoenix. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    This is one of the best gardens you will ever see, possibly because it's so full of local plants.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Opened in 1939 to conserve and showcase the ecology of the desert, these 150 acres contain more than 4,000 different species of cacti, succulents, trees, and flowers. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    In Papago Park adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo, this botanic garden displays more than 20,000 desert plants from around the world. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This inspirational garden is a refreshing place to reconnect with nature and it offers a great introduction to desert plant life. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Phoenix

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

  • 8 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Heard Museum is a can't-miss cultural institution in Phoenix. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    This private museum houses one of the best collections of Native American art in the country.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Pioneer settlers Dwight and Maie Heard built a Spanish colonial–style building on their property to house their collection of Southwestern art. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Heard Museum is one of the nation's finest museums dealing exclusively with Native American cultures and is an ideal introduction to the indigenous peoples of Arizona. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This extraordinary museum is a magical mystery tour through the history, life, arts and culture of Native American tribes in the Southwest. Full Review →

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