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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain

Standing at 2,704 feet tall, Camelback Mountain is conveniently located in the center of the Phoenix Valley. From the mountain's base to its top, the panorama of the beautiful landscape and city is all around, making the hike a must for locals and visitors alike. Hikers may choose from two challenging trails, Echo Canyon or Cholla, with Echo Canyon being steeper and Cholla being longer. Guided hikes are also available. Blue skies and a feeling of accomplishment will meet you at the top of Camelback!
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South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park

With a surface of more than 16,000 acres, the South Mountain Park and Preserve is the largest municipal park in the nation. On its trails there are activities for everyone, from horseback riding to hiking and mountain biking. Cars enter Summit Road and are allowed to proceed to Dobbins Lookout and Gila Lookout. Dobbins Lookout is perfect for a valley vista, and Gila Lookout provides riveting views of the Gila River Valley. Be wary that the road is not only shared by bikers and hikers, but also contains steep sections and blind curves. Do not exceed 25 mph.
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Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum

The Pueblo Grande Museum is Phoenix's learning destination for those wishing to venture into the history and ancient cultures of the area. Guests can walk along the outdoor interpretive trail, which features a ballcourt of the Hohokam people, prehistoric ruins of their platform mound, canal waterways, housing replicas and an interpretive agricultural garden. There are also three educational galleries to be explored, where you can learn more about archaeology and the Hookam people.
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Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Not your typical botanical garden, the Desert Botanical Garden has the unique characteristic of featuring also flora natural to the sandy terrain. The garden is 140 acres of pure wonder, with 55 of those acres under cultivation and over 50,000 plants being showcased in the outdoor exhibits. The Ottosen Entry Garden provides amenities for visitors, a paved way to the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail or to the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. The latter connects to all trails and exhibits.
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St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica

In order to become a basilica, a church must be determined by the Pope to be of exceptional and ceremonial significance for the Catholic Church. Such is St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix, which opens its doors for everyone to partake in its beauty. The stained glass windows and carillon tower are breathtaking, and its historic 1987 visit from Pope John Paul II serves to add to its grandeur. As daily mass is still celebrated, please be mindful of your attire and behavior.
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