Arts & Culture

Museums & Art Galleries

Art, culture, and history museums dot the state of Arizona, offering plenty to see and explore. The state is filled with exceptional museums, big and small.

Mountain lion at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Visit the Phoenix area for the Heard Museum—including both a main museum and two smaller outposts—offering an outstanding collection of Arizona American Indian art, artifacts, crafts, photography, and other cultural and historical exhibits. Just down the road, the Phoenix Art Museum houses more than 17,000 works of classic and modern art, and hosts traveling exhibitions from world-famous artists. Play instruments from around the world at MIM: Musical Instrument Museum, which is the world's only global musical instrument museum.

In Southern Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block exhibits American, Western, and Latin American art, as well as contemporary and modern art.

The award-winning Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the ideal destination to see desert wildlife up close. See birds of prey whiz by in free flight during the renowned Raptor Free Flight exhibit.

The Pima Air & Space Museum boasts an impressive history and character with more than 300 aircraft across 80 acres.

The Titan Missile Museum, a national historic landmark located in Sahuarita, showcases well preserved missiles from the Cold War era.

Further north, in Prescott, the Phippen Museum showcases the art and heritage of the American West, while Flagstaff culture and art aficionados turn to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Set aside ample time to visit Arizona's outstanding museums. The state's history, culture, and beauty is captured and told beautifully throughout the museum walls.

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Lowell Observatory

Although recently demoted to a dwarf planet, the 9th planet Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory in 1930 by Clyde Tombaughs....

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Mesa Arts Center

The international award-winning Mesa Arts Center features four state-of-the-art theaters and stunning outdoor entertainment areas. The...

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Mesa Historical Museum

The museum's permanent exhibit showcases the history of Mesa, Arizona and Mesa Public Schools. We have rotating temporary exhibits that we...

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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Visit the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. Located just minutes from Interstate 40 and the old Route 66 in Northern...

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Mohave Museum of History & Arts

The Mohave Museum of History and Arts is dedicated to the purposes of preserving the heritage of northwestern Arizona and of presenting...

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Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1928 by a group of Flagstaff citizens to...

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Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Explore the world through music at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This unique museum, which displays instruments and objects from...

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Mystery Castle

Created out of recycled materials and found objects, Boyce Luther Gulley built a unique "sand castle" in the desert. Eventually that castle...

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Navajo Nation Museum

What was once a one-person, one-room operation, the Navajo Nation Museum is now part of a 54,000-square-foot center housing a collection of...

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Old Trails Museum

The Old Trails Museum's permanent exhibits tell the general history of the town alongside images and artifacts donated by decades of museum...

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Phippen Museum

The Phippen Museum is named after local artist and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen. It presents...