Sleep Inn North
18235 N. 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phone: (602) 504-1200
Fax: (602) 504-6100
Arts & Museums
Visit the traditional home of the ancient Hohokam and Patayan peoples who left traces of petroglyphs (rock art) in the Hedgpeth Hills. View more than 1500 of these on a quarter-mile trail. Different interpretations of the designs can be studied at the indoor exhibits. Remember to carry a cap, sunblock, binoculars and plenty of water during your visit. It would be advisable to carry along a notepad to jot down points. Children get an opportunity to create their own petroglyphs out of clay.
This park houses a museum about the railroad history of the United States, thanks in part to the Arizona Model Railroading Society. Here, you will see train layouts of all scales in a trail around a whimsical little city full of details. It is a great location for birthdays parties and picnics - they have two party areas. Admission is free but they accept donations to help pay for operational costs. The Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park offers free rides in a miniature train through a trail around the desert outside the small museum. It is a great place for family fun.
The People Service Action (PSA) Behavioral Health Agency has set up the Art Awakening program to that creates environment where people with psychological disabilities and adjustment issues can express themselves through art. This studio, one of many in the city, displays paintings and pieces that help the artist to express. The program also promotes singing and creative writings. Various workshops are conducted for youngsters and adults to help build a positive outlook of life.
This educational facility was created to introduce the youth of the city to the enigmas of outer space. The interactive displays at the center let you learn what working in mission control is all about or what it takes to be a real astronaut. Fun for the whole family, the Challenger Space Center includes its own planetarium, make shift space crafts and a gift shop. The center also lets you organize themed parties for kids of all ages. Check website for more.
Music lovers should head to the Musical Instrument Museum which has a collection of 15,000 musical instruments as well as multimedia exhibits. The collection of musical instruments comes from every corner of the world. Many so strange, they are exhibited along with an instructional video. Visitors get the opportunity to learn the diverse music styles that exists around the globe. The museum also has live performances held at its theater.
Pop culture affects everyone's everyday life; from TV shows to comic books to Hollywood blockbusters to music bands. The exhibits at Arizona Popular Culture Experience lets visitors get up close and personal with their favorite pop icons. The collection includes action figures, toys, collectors merchandise and franchise memorabilia. Both kids and adults enjoy browsing through the colorful collection. Look out for freebies the next time you're here!
This shop brings home fresh style with prints from artists of very diverse styles. You'll find thoughtful, appealing stills and panoramas from Dave Wilson, beautiful landscapes of Isabelle Hall and and Julie Gilbert Pollard and thought invoking abstract work of Linda Pullinsi. Other featured art includes the famous work of Robert Hilton, Pat Kofahl, and Louis Mason. More than 2,000 frame styles are offered to preserve your beautiful choice.
As the name suggests, Practical Art sells and exhibits art that are created out of everyday objects and come in use around the house. Not merely for decoration, pieces include glassware, ceramics, jewelry, furniture and even soap. This gallery and shop promotes the work of local artists and kids can be enrolled in workshops that tease their creativity. Practical Art also rents out its gallery space for a range of events. Call ahead for more.
Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum was founded in 1967 to educate because about Jewish heritage, and it has received international recognition for its permanent collection. See the interesting permanent exhibits which are centered around the idea of Holiness and has artifacts from the Jewish faith from all around the world. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, such as Jewish artwork and ceremonial items.
Penske Racing Museum is a two-story building dedicated to the Penske Racing Team. The team was formed in the late 1960s and has since bagged a number of titles and trophies. The collection includes maintained race cars as well as memorabilia that would make any fan go weak in the knees. The 1963 Pontiac Catalina that had Roger Penske himself behind the wheel is just one of the killer machines on display. Take in a bit of the magic by either picking up custom merchandise from the boutique or organizing your event at one of the museum's rental spaces.
Rock Star gallery, Music Collectibles and Celebrity Fine Art is the place to visit for ardent collectors of music memorabilia. They showcase celebrity art, guitars, designer jewelry and autographed collectibles which can be seen be purchased as well. This collection took its owner Michael W. Dunn over 20 years to bring together. Artwork of celebrities like Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Sebastion Kruger, Grace Slick, formerly Jefferson Airplane, Ringo Starr's computer generated Pop Art and Paul McCartney are also showcased here. Captured in time, some of the best moments in rock history can be seen here.
History comes alive at this turn-of-the-century town, where life during the latter decades of the 19th Century is reenacted. Features include a sheriff's office, jail, dress shop and a schoolhouse maintained just as it was once was. Covering 90 acres (36.42 hectares), experience life of a forgotten time with restored structures like the Ashurst Cabin, The Phoenix Bakery, Flying V Cabin or replications like Fort Woods, the Bank and Bandstand. The charming chapel can also be used for Victorian themed weddings. Please check the website for updated timings.