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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Phoenix Museums With Special Events For Museum Day, May 18, 2011

Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
"Concentrating on Arizona in the 20th and 21st centuries, the museum is filled with stories about World War II and its effects in Arizona, stories about the rise of desert cities, and stories about Arizona popular culture." 1300 N. College Avenue, Tempe. Free admission on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arizona Military Museum
The Arizona Military Museum houses displays relating to the military history of Arizona and Arizonans who served in the military including Conquistadors, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Arizona Territory, Indian Wars. Spanish-American War, The Border Incident (Punitive Expedition), WWI, WWII (including a special display about the Bushmasters), Korean War, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Army Air Corps, USAF, and the AZ National Guard. The museum is located on the Papago Military Reservation at 5600 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ.  Free admission on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center
The Rock Art Center, a 47-acre nature preserve, archaeological site, and museum, protects the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix Valley. The interpretive trail takes visitors back 5000 years when ancient people marked boulders with thousands of petroglyphs. 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale. Two-for-one museum admission on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
"Arizona’s most Western museum."  Wickenburg. Free admission on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heard Museum
"One of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures."   2-for-1 admission for up to four people on May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pueblo Grande Museum
Pueblo Grande Museum is the site of the prehistoric Hohokam's archaeological ruins of the platfom mound, ballcourt and canal systems. In addition our outdoor interpretive trail has replicated housing and agricultural systems. Inside are three exhibit galleries and a theatre that focus on the Hohokam, archaeology, native people, and the southwest.  Free admission on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

River of Time Museum
Follow the timeline of the Lower Verde River Valley from its geologic origins to its present day panorama. Fountain Hills.  Free admission on May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Scottsdale Historical Museum
The Scottsdale Historical Museum has displays on early education in Scottsdale as well as historic photographs of Scottsdale. Map to Scottsdale Mall. After parking, walk on First Street east until you reach the mall. At the grassy area you will see the Little Red Schoolhouse on the right. Free admission on May 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Presents exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture, and design. Map to SMoCA in Scottsdale.  Free admission on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shemer Art Center and Museum
Fostering an appreciation of the arts through classes, seminars and exhibits. 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Free admission on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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