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Heard Museum

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Phoenix Zoo

Both Heard Museum and Phoenix Zoo are highly recommended by expert writers. On balance, Heard Museum is preferred by most writers compared to Phoenix Zoo. Heard Museum comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 7 sources like Travel + Leisure, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

Both Heard Museum and Phoenix Zoo are highly recommended by expert writers. On balance, Heard Museum is preferred by most writers compared to Phoenix Zoo. Heard Museum comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 7 sources like Travel + Leisure, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

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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