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By Air

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the main air gateway to Arizona. It is in East Phoenix 3 mi (5 km) from downtown. It is the primary hub for US Airways and a major hub for Great Lakes Airlines and Southwest Airlines.Terminals are numbered from 2-4. There is no Terminal 1.

By Train

Due to a dispute among the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Union Pacific Railroad, and Amtrak, passenger train service to Phoenix has been discontinued. Amtrak passengers may disembark at Maricopa, Arizona (25 mi/40 km south of Phoenix) and arrange their own travel into the city. No regular shuttle service currently exists.

By car

Interstate 10 enters Phoenix from the south and west, and Interstate 17 comes in from the north. US Route 60 is also a major route into Phoenix from the east. Arizona State Route 87 comes in south from Payson.

Key places to visit
Arizona Science Center, Desert Botanical Garden, Heritage Square, South Mountain Park, Phoenix Art Museum


Places to Visit

Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix has 350 interactive exhibits, a giant screen theater and a planetarium. The computerized planetarium seats 200 people.This institution was formerly called the Arizona Museum of Science and Technology.

Desert Botanical Garden

Located in Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden has examples of vegetation from deserts in different parts of the world and a cactus garden. The flowers are particularly beautiful in spring.

Heritage Square

In Heritage Square are eight lovingly restored houses dating from the city's early days.
Rosson House is the cornerstone of this city block that dates from the late 1800s. Museums, shops and restaurants now inhabit the block. The restored buildings were from the original townsite of Phoenix.

South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park in Phoenix is the world's largest city park, covering over 15,000 acres of desert country. Miles of trails are ideal for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.
Hobbies & Activities category: Biking opportunity;  Hiking opportunity;  Provincial or municipal park

Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum has a collection covering the art of the European Renaissance and Baroque, the Far East and the American West.

There's fun for the whole family in the interactive ArtWorks Gallery, and imaginations run wild in the historic interiors of the Thorne miniature rooms. With a collection of over 17,000 works, there's something for every taste at Phoenix Art Museum. You can even match your fashion sense with that of the great designers in the Museum's fashion design gallery, featuring today's hip styles and those spanning the past four centuries from the Museum's collection. The Phoenix Art Museum's stunning exhibitions bring masterpieces from around the globe to your own backyard.

Right Time to Visit

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June - August -> 46(°C) - Summer
December - February -> -1(°C) - Winter


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