You may want to get out of town, but you can fly above it! Stop on by the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum and take a ride in a WWII Bomber or open cockpit biplane. Soar above the Saguaros and discover a rare, multi-sensory experience like no other. At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you and your family will take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic partner to ground and sea operations from WWI to present. At our museum we WANT you to get up close and personal with history. Our friendly docents are the keepers of nostalgic, inspirational stories and are at your service to answer any questions or lead a tour through our collection of artifacts and exhibits. Walk through our working hangar and watch aircraft mechanics bring muscular engines to life. Climb aboard our bombers and cargo planes or, better yet, book a once-in- a-lifetime flight in an authentic warbird. Choose among seven WWII aircraft, from an open biplane to the rarest bombers in the world. And don't forget to stop by our museum gift store and bring home a bomber jacket for you and your pooch. We're a non-profit organization and staffed 99.9% by dedicated volunteers who honor our mission to restore, preserve, and remember the ingenuity and sacrifices of past generations. (less)... Read more
Two-For-One Museum Admissions this Summer
Every Wednesday throughout the summer, you can buy one Adult, Senior, or Child Admission ticket to our Museum and get a second one of equal or lesser value FREE! Promotion begins Wednesday, …
Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's innovative Summer Art and Architecture Camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Located at Taliesin West, Wright's winter home and desert laboratory, the camps will encourage students to explore, create, and design in the significant setting. Students will see how their unique ideas can have a true impact on the world around them, as they engage in the fun and educational activities.
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for "butterfly") is one of the world's largest "flightseeing" companies with 3,500 passengers served daily, narration in 16 languages and nearly 90 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family owned and operated, its brands include Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon Coaches and Scenic Airlines. Papillon is one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, home to the world-famous Skywalk, in addition to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon's great wilderness and scenic attractions.
Papillon operates nearly 90 helicopters and airplanes in its growing fleet of aircraft. Helicopter models include the Bell 206L, Eurocopter AS350 B2/B3e, EC130 B4/T2 and MD900. Airplane models include the deHavilland Twin Otter and Cessna Caravan. Papillon's aircraft are specifically designed for sightseeing with on-board upgrades developed and patented by Papillon itself. (less)... Read more
With one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of over 200-million-year-old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.
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Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Free Admission and Special Events at National Parks