Points of Interest

As you could probably tell, we love Arizona! Whether you are looking for something to do or just want to brush up on what Arizona has to offer, this list has everything from parks, to museums, to local oddities and places worth a visit!

Phoenix Zoo

Located in Papago Park, this 125 acre Phoenix Point of Pride, is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States! The idea started with Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family—he wanted to promote the importance of the natural world through interactions with its wild life. While Robert Maytag did not live to see […]


Piestewa Peak (Squaw Peak)

Piestewa Peak is one of Phoenix’s most well known landmarks along with being one of the most popular hiking trails.  Squaw Peak is the second highest peak in the Phoenix Mountains at 2068 ft.  The Squaw Peak Summit Trail is visited by Arizona Hikers daily.  Squaw Peak is a fun activity for anyone looking for […]


Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park is home to horseback riders, rock climbers, and most of all hikers. The Pinnacle Peak Trail is somewhat of a moderate hike because of its constant ups and downs along the trail. The trail is 1.75 miles one way and is not a loop-around hike, meaning in take the same hike in […]


Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is a national landmark and an accredited museum.  It promotes learning about prehistoric and historic cultures of The Valley of the Sun.  Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is the site of a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin located just minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport in metropolitan […]


Scottsdale Fashion Square

Located on the Northwest Corner of Scottsdale Road and Camelback road in Scottsdale, Arizona, Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest mall in Arizona. From the quaint boutiques to luxury department stores, or the full food court to locally owned restaurants (across the street at The Waterfront shopping area), this 2 million square foot mall has […]


Scottsdale Gun Club

32 lanes, three eight-lane shooting bays, a tactical bay, and a tactical shoot house, this 30,000-square-foot Scottsdale Gun Club is the largest public indoor shooting range in the United States. I’m sure that to most of you, this talk is more of a second language but after spending only one short day here with the […]


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, though strictly focused on engaging in more up-to-date ideas, holds more history than it leads on. Occupying the renovated space of a former movie theatre, it is the only museum in Arizona dedicated solely to modern art, culture and architecture. Home to five different galleries, their exhibits change every […]


Scottsdale Quarter

One of Scottsdale’s latest additions is Scottsdale Quarter, located adjacent to Kierland Commons. This outdoor style shopping and entertainment center is the newest craze in Scottsdale. With plenty of locally owned addition and trendy retail chain to entertainment options, Scottsdale Quarter has everything you could want. This 28-acre, 370,000 square foot retail space is constantly […]


Shemer Art Center & Museum

The Shemer Art Center was named one of Phoenix’s points of pride because of it’s cultural importance to Arizona. The house in which the Center and Museum is located, was built in 1912. The property became the first home in “Arcadia”, an area named by housing investors after the Arcadia Water Company. After being sold […]


South Mountain Park

At 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park is the largest city park in the United States.  Full of wild life and blooming Cacti, this park has something to offer everyone. There are over 51 miles of trails for everything from drives to scenic views to horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. The park makes it a […]


St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica was founded in 1881 and staffed by the Franciscan Friars since 1895.  St. Mary’s officially named The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.  The church was completed in 1914.  In 1978 St.Mary’s was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]


State Fair Grounds

When the Arizona State Fair or Maricopa county Fair aren’t being held here, there are many concert and sporting events that are! The Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum is also located on the grounds.