The Phoenix sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Phoenix. This tourist attractions map of Phoenix will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Phoenix in Arizona - USA. The Phoenix tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Over the next several decades, the city and metropolitan area attracted more growth and became a favored tourist destination for its exotic desert setting and recreational opportunities. Nightlife and civic events concentrated along now skyscraper-flanked Central Avenue. In 1968, the city was surprisingly awarded the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise, and the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum was built. More than 19 million people visited Phoenix in 2019, including overnight and day trip visitors and 1.5 million international tourists as you can see in Phoenix tourist map. Estimated direct spending by these visitors in the city exceeded $3.8billion. When considering indirect and induced spending, total economic impact from visitors to Phoenix in 2019 was more than $6.6 billion.
The latest numbers show tourists still are major contributors to Phoenix economy. The majority of the visitors were from other parts of the U.S. International tourism has stagnated since 2015. However, overall, Phoenix is doing well in the tourism market. Visitor spending impacted more than 55,000 jobs in Phoenix in 2019 as its mentioned in Phoenix tourist map. The visitor economy sustains 8.7% of all jobs in the Phoenix area. Total estimated state and local taxes generated through direct, indirect and induced impacts from Phoenix visitors was more than $500 million.
Phoenix is very unique. That has to be the understatement of a lifetime. Phoenix Arizona is an incredible place, rich in history and culture. Phoenix is exciting and enticing, growing and expanding. There are so many unique things to say about Phoenix, that perhaps it is best to leave that to the experts. More than 13 million people visit Phoenix each year. (And more than 35 million people visit Arizona each year). The greater Phoenix market consists of 455 hotels and 62,348 hotel rooms as its shown in Phoenix tourist map. Hotel supply in Phoenix-proper consists of 154 hotels and 25,571 rooms, including full-service, select-service, extended-stay, and limited-service product types representing branded and independent options.
The Phoenix attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Phoenix. This tourist places map of Phoenix will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Phoenix in Arizona - USA. The Phoenix attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Musical Instruments Museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection of more than 6,800 instruments from almost 200 countries and territories. Located in Scottsdale, Taliesin West was the winter home and architecture school of the celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright (see Phoenix attractions map). Situated in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the facility is now the international headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Located in Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden is a beautiful complex that combines art and nature. Art installations dot the gardens, adding another dimension to this beautiful space. The renowned Heard Museum in Phoenix, dating from 1929, is devoted to the art and culture of the Indian peoples of the Southwest. The Heard is noted for its amazing displays of basketwork, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and a large collection of kachina dolls.
A walk through the desert is always a pleasant way to spend a morning or a day, and Phoenix offers a full-range of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. At one extreme are the trails for the adventurous hiker, like the hike up Camelback Mountain, and at the other end of the spectrum are short, easy trails, perfect for birders and nature lovers. You will find some of these at Papago Park or the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead. For fun and quirky, one of the best places to visit around Phoenix is Old Town Scottsdale. Unique shops housed in buildings with Western-style covered walkways sell a variety of trinkets and other goods, primarily aimed at tourists. The Hall of Flame Fire Museum as its shown in Phoenix attractions map is both a historical look at the profession and a tribute to firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty, or noted for their heroism. An afternoon here is fun for the whole family.
Papago Park is a wonderful natural area in the southeast part of the city. Here you you can enjoy hiking along nature trails, scrambling up the red rocks that dominate the park, cycling the extensive routes, and even golfing. The Phoenix Art Museum has a permanent collection covering the art of the European Renaissance and Baroque period, the Far East, and the American West as you can see in Phoenix attractions map. The museum also presents modern and contemporary works, fashion design, live performances, and films. South Mountain Park/Preserve in Phoenix is one of the largest city parks in the United States, covering over 16,000 acres of desert landscape. The miles of trails running through the park are ideal for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. One of the most popular trails is the Mormon Trail.
The Phoenix zoo map shows recommended tours of the Phoenix Zoological Park. This zoo map of Phoenix will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Phoenix in Arizona - USA. The Phoenix zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres (51 ha) of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix as its shown in Phoenix zoo map. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. The zoo has over 1,300 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails. It is divided into four main themed areas or trails: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Children's Trail, which includes a petting zoo.
The zoo has been conservation minded from its inception. Soon after it opened it hosted what was thought to be the last few Arabian Oryx, which formed the basis of the world herd created for Operation Oryx and eventually allowed the reintroduction of the species into the wild as its mentioned in Phoenix zoo map. It now includes a sanctuary to care for animals that are endangered or unwanted. The Phoenix Zoo began as a personal project of Robert Maytag, who formed the Arizona Zoological Society with the intention of opening a zoo in Phoenix. Although Maytag died a few months before its opening, the zoo opened on schedule in November 1962. It was originally named the "Maytag Zoo", but was renamed the following year to "Phoenix Zoo" to identify it more closely with the community. The zoo has always been a privately owned, non-profit venture.
The Phoenix Zoo has four major themed areas, or "trails", where visitors can experience exhibits representing different areas of the world and their native wildlife: the Arizona Trail, the Africa Trail, the Tropics Trail, and the Discovery/Children Trail as its shown in Phoenix zoo map. The zoo has a wide array of youth programs and animal encounters, including Field trips, Night Camp, an outreach program which includes a zoomobile for outreach to locations outside the city, a summer camp, and a large volunteer program for teenagers 13–17, known as the Zooteen program. The zoo provides sanctuary to many animals that need a place to live for various reasons. Some (like the Arabian Oryx, Bali Mynah, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Mexican gray wolf, and White rhinoceros) participate in captive breeding programs, some (such as the African Wild Dogs) have retired from such programs and need a home, some have behavioral problems, and some are being rehabilitated to return to the wild.