Discover the inner-workings of candy creation at the Cerreta Candy Company. The 4th generation of candy makers throw open the doors of their factory every day for public tours. Watch vats of chocolate being poured into delicate candy molds, and hear popcorn popping before it gets bathed in luscious caramel.
Take the scenic drive to Copenhaver Castle, an eight-level private residence located on Camelback Mountain that was built in the style of medieval architecture. One of the most-photographed landmarks in Phoenix, the 7,800-square-foot castle contains 20 rooms with plenty of secret passageways and trap doors.
Located at the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site on the 47 acre Sonoran Desert preserve, Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve has the largest concentration of the Native American petroglyphs. There are more than 1,500 recorded petroglyphs on almost 600 boulders where research is still being conducted.
Hear the history of sound and song at the Musical Instrument Museum. Wireless headsets are issued to each visitor, and you can hear accompanying sounds near each display. Truly a unique museum experience.
Learn the secret of Mystery Castle, one of the most talked-about and visited sites in Phoenix. The eclectic, folk-art style castle was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, who moved away from his wife and daughter in 1930 after learning that he had tuberculosis. He relocated to Phoenix, built the castle from discarded items and willed it to his daughter. She now lives there and tours are available to the public during the day.
Visit the last remaining basilica in Arizona, St. Mary's Basilica. The church was built in 1914 and is one of the most-photographed religious icons in the area. The structure has an otherworldly atmosphere, and visitors discover that they leave in a peaceful state of mind.
Learn about this unique and historic Phoenix landmark,and get a first-hand look at Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights and it's Cactus Gardens. Take a tour and learn the interesting, fact-filled stories about the property and its history.