Day 3: Experience the Culture of Phoenix
As the most populated city in Arizona, Phoenix is filled with rich cultural experiences, old and new. Exploring the one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument Museum, Samantha gets a peek at the collection of over 7,000 instruments collected from around 200 countries and territories. Save your appetite for a stop at The Tamale Store. Grab a bite at this award-winning, family run restaurant, where the handmade tasty tamales draw lines around the block. Dive into colorful images at the Heard Museum, dedicated to native cultures and art. Among the exhibits in its 12 galleries are contemporary, ethnological and historical materials of Southwestern Native Americans; Native American basketry, jewelry and pottery; and Kachina dolls. Spark your interest in theater as Samantha did at the brilliant Black Theatre Troupe, whose productions shed light on the African American experience and culture.