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Heard Museum

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Phoenix Zoo

Both are praised by professionals. Overall, Heard Museum ranks significantly better than Phoenix Zoo. Heard Museum is ranked #1 in Phoenix with positive reviews from 8 reviewers such as Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Concierge.

Both are praised by professionals. Overall, Heard Museum ranks significantly better than Phoenix Zoo. Heard Museum is ranked #1 in Phoenix with positive reviews from 8 reviewers such as Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Concierge.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Phoenix
location

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Devoted to Native American culture and art, especially Southwest tribes, this fine museum contains 10 exhibition galleries and 32,000 works of art. 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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83
#8 in Phoenix

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Four designated trails wind through this 125-acre zoo, replicating such habitats as an African savanna and a tropical rain forest. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Forget about polar bears and other cold-climate creatures; this zoo focuses its attention primarily on animals that come from climates similar to that of the Phoenix area. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Phoenix is a great family town, with plenty to keep the little tykes occupied. If your child loves animals, head to the Phoenix Zoo. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    A motorized Safari Train runs a 30min narrated loop through the four habitat areas of this 125-acre nonprofit zoo. Some 1,300 animals are resident. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    Home to some 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles Full Review →

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