What a great way to learn about science and technology by getting some hands-on experience at interactive exhibitions at the Arizona Science Center. As one of the most popular family friendly attractions in Phoenix, this science center offers a fun day of learning for everyone. The permanent installations at the Arizona Science Center include more than 300 exhibits that are themed according to different scientific topics. For example, the All About Me exhibition features amazing presentations about the human body. Visitors can get in depth looks at all of the human body systems. The (Continue reading…)
Out of Africa is a wildlife park found in Sedona, Arizona, just outside the capital city of Phoenix. It features several exhibits and shows with a variety of exotic and wild animals that come originally from Africa. Anyone who wants the African experience will enjoy viewing these wondrous creatures.
Some of the activities and events planned as part of “Out of Africa” is the Arizonan version of the African Bush Safari, revealing the habitats of several animals, including giraffes and zebras (Continue reading…)
The Mystery Castle of Boyce Luther Gulley is an unusual three story castle built from a combination of adobe, stone, telephone poles, automobile parts and just about anything else that Boyce Luther Gulley could find! Furthermore, the parts are held together by an odd cement mixture that includes goat milk. The castle was built in the 1930s, but modern amenities such as electricity and plumbing were not added until 1992. In fact, parts of the structure are still not complete to this day. The Mystery Castle is open to the public with (Continue reading…)
The William Wrigley Jr. Mansion, located in downtown Phoenix, was originally built between 1929 and 1931. It was built for William Wrigley Jr, one of the premier men in the chewing gum industry. At the time, it cost upwards of 300,000 to build and was one of the largest privately owned residences for decades. The residence was named “La Colina Solana,” or the sunny hill due to its magnificent view of Camelback Mountain and the Valley of the Sun.
Today, the Wrigley Mansion serves the local Phoenix area as a private club and restaurant. The mansion is often rented (Continue reading…)
Los Dos Molinos is a fantastic authentic Mexican restaurant located on S. Central, in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the best kept secret restaurant in the city and has a fun environment and great food.
Los Dos Molinos is unique in that it prides itself on serving new Mexican food; taking the dishes you know and love and making them modern and even more appealing. Add the engaging atmosphere in the restaurant to the exquisite food, and (Continue reading…)
How can you go to Phoenix, Arizona and not have cowboy beans and a good steak? Well, it is possible if you only eat in the chain restaurants and order the usual. And all the while, you will be missing out on some of the best food around. Sometimes it takes a little extra looking to find those great little mom and pop diners, but they are out there and it is your chance to get a taste of the true flavor of the area. The best way to find where all the locals like to (Continue reading…)
We had been told that the Old Town Tortilla Factory was a must-see, must-eat when visiting Phoenix, and our informant was absolutely correct. The Old Town Tortilla Factory is located in Scottsdale, and the 1400 square foot patio, shaded by century old pecan trees and cooled by an ingenious misting system, is the perfect spot to relax after a long day of sightseeing. The adjacent patio bar serves up a mind-boggling variety of icy margaritas, selecting from over 120 premium tequilas, while the handmade tortillas are out of this world.
The menu promised us Southwestern with (Continue reading…)
El Chorro Lodge is a lovely restaurant situated in Paradise City, a few miles southwest of Phoenix. The restaurant has a fascinating history: It was originally founded in 1934 as a school for its maker’s daughter (and known as the Judson School for Girls). Just three years later, the school was purchased and made into the restaurant and lodge that it has been ever since. The place soon became so famous that Milton Berle and Clark Gable both visited there. In 1973, Joe Miller, who had (Continue reading…)