Hispanic American Roots in Phoenix
147 E. Adams, Phoenix; (602) 257-5536.
Phoenix's only Latin American museum, it contains colorful works by local and national Latino artists.
Chicano Research Collection
Arizona State University,
Tempe; (480) 965-4932
Mexican American history and culture is documented in more than 5,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts and historic photos.
Immaculate Heart Roman Catholic Church
9009 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix; (602) 253-6129
Mass is recited daily at this historic Roman Catholic church, the first Spanish-language Catholic church in Phoenix.
Cesar Chavez Park
35th Avenue and Baseline Road, Phoenix
Fishing in a small lake, a softball field, picnic and playground areas exist in honor of the famous farm workers' rights leader.
Movimiento Artisto del Rio Salado, (Artspace)
126 S. Central Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 253-3541
In the historic Luhrs Building, this delightful gallery shows and sells works of Arizona Chicano/Mexican American artists.
Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
2102 W. Cambridge Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 667-0190
Authentic Mexican and western attractions, specializing in group and corporate functions.
African American Cultural Roots In Phoenix
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
415 E. Grant St.,
Phoenix; (602) 254-7516
Before desegregation it was the Phoenix Union Colored High School. Now it is a museum and research center filled with art and interpretive African American history information.
Black Theatre Troupe, Inc.
Helen K. Mason Center for the Performing Arts 333 E. Portland Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 258-8128.
Productions such as Mahalia, The Old Fiddler and Black Nativity are among recent productions of this non-profit group of thespians. Eastlake Park Civil Rights Memorial, 16th and Jefferson streets, Phoenix; (602) 495-0196. Commemorates one of the nation's proudest achievements.
The Swindall House
1021 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix; (602) 258- 8751
Original site of the only hotel where black athletes and performers were allowed to stay. Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong and Jackie Robinson were among notable guests.
Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
20 S. 8th St.,
Phoenix; (602) 253-8426.
Oldest Black church in Phoenix, still very active.
First Institutional Baptist Church
1141 E. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix; (602) 258-1998
Phoenix's oldest Black Baptist church, Sunday worship services are held at 7:45 and 11 a.m.
Booker T. Washington School Memorial Room
New Times Bldg., 1201 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix; (602) 271-0040.
Visitors may tour the memorial room on the site of the first all-Black elementary school in Phoenix.
Asian American Roots in Phoenix
Arizona Buddhist Temple
4142 W. Clarendon Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 278-0036
Oldest Buddhist congregation in Phoenix.
Japanese Flower Gardens
Baseline Road between 24th and 40th streets
Japanese immigrants founded these colorful fields of ornamental flowers that flourish in spring and early summer.
World War II Japanese Internment Camp and Photo Exhibit
On I-10 at exit 175; (520) 315-3411
Part of the Gila River Arts and Crafts Center, the monument and exhibits remember Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents viewed as enemies of the state during WII and detained at nearby camps.
Asian Art Gallery
1625 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 257-1880
A variety of works from many Asian countries comprise a striking permanent exhibit. The Chinese Collection emphasizes the 18th to 20th centuries.
Japanese Friendship Garden
1125 N. 3rd Ave.,
Phoenix; (602) 262- 6421
In Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, this serene garden was sponsored and co-developed by sister city Himeji, Japan. Admission charged. Reservations and fee required for tea ceremony held every other Saturday at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. beginning in October. Docents lead tours Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
COFCO Chinese Cultural Center
668 N. 44th St., Phoenix
Colorful restaurant and office complex with pagodas and koi ponds that are landmark replicas of five ancient Chinese cities.
Korean Cultural Center
731 W. Peralta Ave.,
Mesa; (480) 813-4255