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Downtown and Central Phoenix are home to several historic neighborhoods.
Downtown and Central Phoenix are home to several historic neighborhoods. These range from turn of the century Victorian to mid-century modern architecture. Some of the more well-known districts include Coronado, Encanto-Palmcroft, FQ Story, Willo and Woodlea. The historic homes in these districts are private residences and not normally open to the public, but the neighborhoods are very pleasant to walk around. Some districts hold annual home tours when several houses in a neighborhood are open to the public, all covered by one ticket usually costing about $10. For example the FQ Story home tour is normally held shortly before Christmas.
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Part of the national Orpheum Circuit, the Orpheum Theater is the highlight of downtown Phoenix's incredible historic architecture
The Gallery @ City Hall is a free art gallery on the first floor of the Phoenix City Hall with over 1000 works of art on display from the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection
The cultural, political, and commercial center of Phoenix is Copper Square, one of the most distinctive urban centers in the southwest
Mixed use urban project which includes retail, shopping and entertainment such as a pub, comedy club, bowling alley and various restaurants
Roosevelt is one of Phoenix's earliest neighborhoods, dotted with large homes of the wealthy from the turn of the 20th century century
A microcinema (70 seats) and lounge for those aged 21 and older showing mostly independent and foreign movies for $8 per ticket
The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix's Heritage and Science Park features over 350 permanent hands-on exhibits along with nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits
The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the southwest United States, with a collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design
The Heard Museum is dedicated to Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico
The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is home to several memorials commemorating prominent people, significant wars and other important events in Arizona history