10 Favorite Tourist Attractions in Metro Phoenix
After having lived in a place for a while, it's easy to get caught up in routine and forget about exploring the places that make our cities destinations.
Putting on your tourist cap should be fun. And that's why we've gathered up our 10 favorite tourist attractions in (and around) Phoenix that are fun for visitors -- and locals, too.
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Andrew Pielage View a slideshow tour of Tovrea Castle.
A small but charming eye-catcher off the Loop 202, Tovrea Castle has puzzled residents and tourists alike. The little-known history of the landmark dates back to 1930 when Alessio Carraro came to Arizona and completed his project of developing a resort and housing subdivision just east of Phoenix. The cake-like structure that is seen now was part of Carraro's hotel. It became the home of Edward Ambrose Tovrea and his wife Della, whom Carraro sold the property to only two years after finishing the project. The castle is open for tours Friday through Sunday in the mornings, and prices range from $10 to $15. Book your tour at www.tovreacastletours.com.
5041 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley, AZ
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
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1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
1125 N. Third Ave., Phoenix, AZ