Great Museums Near Our Phoenix Campground

March 12, 2020

Looking for a little culture with your RV stay? Welcome to your RV cultural adventure! Phoenix is home to a growing number of cultural arts venues and museums, offering visitors much to see and experience during their time visiting the Valley of the Sun.

Here are four outstanding museums to explore while camping in Phoenix:

1. Musical Instrument Museum

This original museum, also known as MIM, celebrates art, music and culture by documenting the history of musical instruments from around the world. The museum’s collection includes instruments from 200 countries, with an emphasis on ethnic, folk and tribal music. Guests are given wireless headsets so they can enjoy instruments played at each display. Open every day but Saturday.

Located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix.

2.Phoenix Art Museum

Boasting more than 18,000 works of American, Western American, Asian, Latin American, European, Modern and Contemporary art gives you quite the variety to enjoy. Enjoy exhibits on fashion and the Thorne miniature rooms (rooms from different historical periods, scaled down to hatbox size). You could easily spend the entire day exploring the corridors of this vibrant museum.

Enjoy free admission on the first Friday of every month, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and every Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm with a voluntary donation. Browse world-class galleries and enjoy a gourmet lunch in the museum cafe.

Located at 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.

3.Arizona Capitol Museum

Housed in the former state capitol building, this museum documents Arizona’s time as a territory and its early statehood. The building is crowned with a copper dome and a 16-foot, zinc Winged Victory statue. Within the building are flags documenting the state’s history. Offices and congressional chambers have been restored to period splendor.

World War II buffs can browse the USS Arizona display, which offers artifacts, recollections from survivors, and a specially commissioned silver service. This museum is a must-see for history buffs. Admission is free but it’s only open from Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Located at 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix.

4. Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art

Experience some of the World’s best contemporary Native American art, while enjoying the romantic historic ambiance of this World-Class museum. It features works by contemporary Southwestern artists, craft demonstrations, amphitheater performances, a cafe, and a gift shop. Along with the original Heard Museum in central Phoenix, the museum also has branches established in other parts of the city, including Heard Museum North in Scottsdale, and Heard Museum West in Surprise.

Located at 2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.

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