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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Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum opened in 1976 and is one of the largest air and space museums in the world—and the largest self-supporting...

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Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum

Housed in the Old Nogales City Hall (c. 1914), the exhibits and collections of the Pimeria Alta Museum center on the history of southern...

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Pinal County Historical Museum

Step back in time and explore Florence's rich history at the Pinal County Historical Museum.Bring Florence's stories to life with our...

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Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum is a sprawling 90-acre open-air museum nestled...

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Pioneer Museum

Discover history in the cool pines of Flagstaff. The former 1908 Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent is now the Arizona Historical...

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Planes of Fame Air Museum

The Planes of Fame Air Museum seeks to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation...

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Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500-year-old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown...

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Quartzsite Museum

The Quartzsite Museum, also known as the Tysons Well Stage Station Museum, provides an introduction to the pioneer and mining history of...

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Rex Allen Museum

Born Rex Elvie Allen (1920-1999), Rex grew up on a homestead 40 miles north of Willcox. He was a real cowboy who became the last of the...

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Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens

The charming 19th-century adobe E. F. Sanguinetti (1867-1945) home, in the heart of historic Yuma, stands as a testament to the "Merchant...

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Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical,...

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Shemer Art Center

In 1919 the very first home was built in the newly named Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia, to house the foreman of the Arcadia Water...