Described by USA Today as "the nation's most prestigious private Indian arts center," the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the Southwest region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances, and displays the amazing work of contemporary Native American artists. Originally opened in 1929 to house Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard's personal collection of cultural and fine art, this world-famous museum has grown to eight times its original size and features more than 35,000 artifacts in its permanent collection. Admission starts at $3 for children 6-12. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: (602) 252-8848
Whether you want to lose a few inches or a few years, Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa & Wellness features a soothing menu of therapeutic treatments from facials to Acupuncture to body wraps and massage. Voted "Best Spa in the Valley" for four consecutive years, Suddenly Slimmer is famous for its popular services like the Fat Burner Body Wrap, which can help you lose 6 to 30 inches in just 60 minutes! The beautiful zen décor, serene ambiance, attentive staff and affordable prices will leave you feeling relaxed and in total bliss. Phone: (602) 952-8446
Voted one of the nation's "Top 5 Zoos for Kids," The Phoenix Zoo was opened in 1962 as "The Maytag Zoo" by famed appliance family member Robert E. Maytag.
This zoo is Phoenix's most popular year-round attraction, hosting and average of one million visitors annually. With 125 acres of land including exhibit, non-exhibit and operations areas, this internationally renowned zoo houses approximately 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles from around the world. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission starts at $6 for children 3-12. Phone: (602) 273-1341