Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

3 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews

Corner of Fifth Street and Fillmore streets 602 271 4000 , 480 949 4386

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  • Strolling down the pedestrian street of shops
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    View of center form 7th Street
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  • Arizona Center

    by dshinkle Written Aug 25, 2004

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    Although there isn't a lot of nightlife in downtown Phoenix, in the 'center' of downtown Phoenix is a nice outdoor mall called 'Arizona Center'. On days when there is something going on downtown, say at Bank One Ballpark, America West Arena, or at the Herberger Theater, Arizona Center is full of people.

    The center is full of restaurants such as Mi Amigo's mexican (which is awesome), Hooters, Copper Square Grill and lots more. There are great shops, many of which specialize in selling southwestern or native american items.

    The center is a great place to park for games because it is much cheaper than at the ballpark and it is a nice walk up 3rd street several blocks south to the ballpark. On the way you will pass some nice Phoenix architecture and get a look at downtown. Don't worry, it's a very safe neighborhood (Copper Square).

    If you want to get a look at downtown Phoenix, start your journey at Arizona Center.

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    Arizona Science Center

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    The center is mostly for children and serves as an interactive center for them to learn about science basics. They have 300 hands on activities in 40,000 SF area galleries. There also is an IMAX theater holding 285 visitors. The center overall is about 120,000SF, but a lot not available for use. There also has been construction since 2006m, and it looks closed for the most part.
    WE did not go in because I am not one to participate in interactive, and the cost is a smacking $12, plus $8 for IMAX. That is steep for what I envisioned as about one hour tour.

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    Arizona Center Mall

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    It is a string of shops, mostly all lower end and tourist type gift appeal. The concept was to have upscale shops and draw and large crowd of tourism and locals to the center. It has not worked out well for the city, which is trying to help it hang on yet.
    That has not worked out well, and may retail places have closed. Hooters may be the anchor tenant, and do you go there for the food? I suppose one could take shopping in as a venture, but so many places are simply trinkets and toys.

    Strolling down the pedestrian street of shops Multi-story shopping Wonderful greenery area in the park Moidern office building as center piece
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    Arizona Science Center

    by AVG2319 Written Apr 7, 2007

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    A fun place to visit with the kids or without! My mom and I visited when the Titanic exhibit was there-it was one of the best exhibits I have seen on that subject and very well presented. They always have new exhibits here and it is a great way to spend a day!

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    Around The Corner

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 19, 2005

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    Very funny for Dutch people. Reading Arizona Center offers an extensive list of services for the tourism industry, you forget the USA distances are more than endless. Working around the corner is not a short walk, though a long drive by car. Strange not to see people walking down the street and begging them to move away from the background in the located area for our fashion pic ... as you can see here at Phoenix Plaza
    ; -)))

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  • Arizona Science Center

    by katabatic97 Written Jun 4, 2005

    This museum is in the heart of down-town. It has great hand-on exhibits, a state of the art planetarium, and a giant screen theatre. This is a great place to escape the summer heat for an afternoon, and see the scientific side of Arizona.

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