Arizona Museum of Natural History
Learn all about the Southwest at this fun museum
Located in Mesa, Arizona, the Arizona Museum of Natural History is solely dedicated to the rich and vibrant culture and history of the Southwestern United States. Permanent exhibitions include the popular Dinosaur Mountain – a thrilling three-story structure complete with real thunder and flash floods – and a re-creation of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, where you can learn how to pan for gold. Because the museum dedicates so much to exploration and playing, this is an especially solid family-friendly destination. Afterwards, unwind at the Tempe Mission Palms.