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7 Experience You Can't Miss When You Visit Phoenix

Phoenix really has a lot to offer. From western events, native Indian culture, animals, and so much more. Whether you want to be inside or outside there is something for everyone. Here are seven things you won't want to miss:

1. Hot Air Balloon Rides 

Enjoy a nearly three-hour flight with beautiful desert scenery during sunrise or sunset. It is an experience you won't soon forget. This is the largest hot air balloon business in New Mexico and Arizona. The pilots have flown over 23,000 hours and have over 180 combined years of experience.

2. Sea Life Aquarium 

At the Arizona Mill Center in Phoenix is the Sea Life Aquarium. This walk through aquarium is a great family outing. You will see over 5,000 animals including jellyfish, starfish, seahorses, penguins, rays, octopus, and sharks with educational demonstrations.

3. Sedona and Navajo Reservation 

Take a 17-mile scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and another 23 miles around the rim of the Grand Canyon.  A great day trip for the family.  The Grand Canyon is a spectacular experience. Also visit the Cameron Trading Post and Mary Collier's Hopi House to get a real feel of the Indian culture of the area.

4. The Desert Botanical Garden 

The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Central Phoenix at Papago Park. It covers 50 acres full of rare, endangered and threatened plant species from all over the world.  There are guided tours, live music, and educational programs available.

5. Musical Instrument Museum 

A collection of musical instruments from all over the world. The MIM also has a concert hall where performers from all over the world appear. The MIM Festival will be in early November of 2015 with music from around the world, food booths, and fun for the entire family.

6. Rawhide Western Town 

Located south of Phoenix in Chandler, Rawhide is a western attraction that's a great place for kids. There are old west stagecoach rides, gunfights, gold panning, even camel rides and a petting zoo.

7. Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Everyone is a suspect in this specially designed murder mystery. Two shows rotate at both the Paradise Valley Mall and downtown Phoenix. Runs about three hours and the guest who solves the mystery wins a prize.

 

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