Changes in the Valley over the past two decades have meant the emergence of a real downtown in Phoenix, where people hang out. There are apartments and loft spaces; cultural and sports facilities, including Jefferson Street's Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena; and large areas for conventions and trade shows. It’s retained a mix of past and present, too, as restored homes in Heritage Square, from the original townsite, give an idea of how far the city has come since its inception around the turn of the 20th century.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Wells Fargo History Museum
This Wild West museum isn't very big, but there are lots of things to see, including an authentic 19th-century stagecoach…Learn More >
In a parklike setting from 5th to 7th streets between Monroe and Adams streets, this city-owned block contains the only…Learn More >
Arizona Science Center
With more than 300 hands-on exhibits, this is the venue for science-related exploration. You can pilot a simulated airplane flight,…Learn More >