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Heard Museum

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Mystery Castle

Both Heard Museum and Mystery Castle are endorsed by expert reviewers. On balance, Heard Museum is the choice of most professionals compared to Mystery Castle. Heard Museum scores 97 with endorsements from 8 publications including Afar Magazine, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

Both Heard Museum and Mystery Castle are endorsed by expert reviewers. On balance, Heard Museum is the choice of most professionals compared to Mystery Castle. Heard Museum scores 97 with endorsements from 8 publications including Afar Magazine, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Phoenix
location

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

  • 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 →

  • 59

    Where

    Curated, themed, static and interactive exhibits feature icons, implements, lore, lifestyles and artistic expression from primitive through contemporary. Full Review →

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#12 in Phoenix

800 East Mineral Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    A visit to the castle is one that’s truly unmatched, and leaves you in awe of the precious sentiment that went into its construction. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    At the foot of South Mountain lies a curious dwelling built from desert rocks by Boyce Gulley, who came to Arizona to cure his tuberculosis. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Built for a daughter who longed for a castle more permanent than those built in the sand at the beach, Mystery Castle is a wondrous work of folk-art architecture. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Equal parts Mexican hacienda, Native American cliff dwelling and psychedelic sand castle, the 18-room Mystery Castle was constructed in the 1930s and ’40s by Boyce Luther Gulley. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    An 8,000-square-foot folk architecture castle in the foothills of South Mountain, with 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces and scores of there’s-a-story-here antiques, craftworks and found objects Full Review →

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