Through your search for Mesa mobile home parks, you have probably discovered that the Phoenix area has no shortage of museums, cultural centers, and art exhibits. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West is located in Scottsdale, and the renowned Heard Museum is in Central Phoenix, but have you discovered the many museums of Mesa? There is a lot to explore right in our backyard, all within minutes of Palm Gardens. While living or vacationing in Mesa mobile homes, you don’t have to venture far to be immersed in nature, history, or the arts.

Three of the most notable nearby museums are:

Arizona Museum of Natural History

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This museum is closed Mondays and holidays. Regular hours are Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m-5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children age 3-12, $9 for seniors 65+, and $8 for 13+ students with valid ID. Children under 2 are free.The Arizona Museum of Natural History was founded in 1977 and continues to deliver a wealth of information and excitement to the Mesa community. Some exhibits include Dinosaur Hall, Dinosaur Mountain, Walk Through Time, Southwest Gallery, and the Ancient Cultures of Mexico. Adults and kids of all ages will be enthralled with seeing the flash flood that pours down a three-story mountain and a Gila monster up close.

Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum

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The Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum provides a personal look at Air Force and flight history. There is a variety of restored airplanes on site, and visitors may even see a war bird fly by! A few of the exhibits at this museum include the Chow Hound exhibit, which educates on the B-17 fortress that was lost in action during WWII, Enemy Artifacts, the Triumph Over Adversity Exhibit that honors the Tuskegee Airmen, and an exhibit that pays tribute to the 1,074 women that were Air Force Service Pilots.

From June to September, the museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. From October to May, it’s open every day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $10 for adults (13+), $3 for kids (5-12), $9 for seniors (62+), and kids under 5 are free.

 

Mesa Arts Center- Mesa Contemporary Arts

The Mesa Arts Center is home to the visual art exhibition space, Mesa Contemporary Arts. The museum has five galleries and showcases of contemporary art. The center also offers lectures, art workshops, and a volunteer docent program. Exhibits are always changing, but popular past topics include the American Dream, Bipolar, Dogs of Ron Burns, and AZ Catalyst.

The Mesa Arts Center is closed on Mondays. The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Mesa is a thriving community that has the heart of the Southwest with a modern twist. Living or visiting Mesa mobile home parks, like Palm Gardens, is a perfect opportunity to experience the local attractions. If you’re interested in learning more about how to make Mesa mobile homes part of your lifestyle, visit www.palmgardensonline.com today!

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Written by: Savannah Ivanitski