Quality Inn & Suites of the Sun Cities
16741 N. Greasewood Street
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (623) 583-3500
Fax: (623) 583-4356
16741 N. Greasewood Street, Surprise, AZ, US, 85374
- Phone: (623) 583-3500
- Fax: (623) 583-4356
Arts & Museums
This educational facility was created to introduce the youth of the city to the enigmas of outer space. The interactive displays at the center let you learn what working in mission control is all about or what it takes to be a real astronaut. Fun for the whole family, the Challenger Space Center includes its own planetarium, make shift space crafts and a gift shop. The center also lets you organize themed parties for kids of all ages. Check website for more.
The Air Park is a part of the Luke Air force Base, named in honor of lieutenant Frank Luke. Luke was a courageous fighter during World War I, who was bestowed with the 'Medal Of Honor'. This base is one of the largest training centers in the nation responsible for creating the aviators of tomorrow. The main attraction here is the SPAD XIII, constructed in memory of Luke. The park also houses different air-crafts that were used during World War I and World War II. The park observes restricted access to the general public. Those who wish to visit this park, will have to fix a prior appointment with the public affairs office.
Revisit the traditional home of the ancient Hohokam and Patayan peoples who left traces of petroglyphs (rock art) in the Hedgpeth Hills. View more than 1500 of these on a quarter-mile trail. Different interpretations of the designs can be studied at the indoor exhibits. Remember to carry a cap, sunblock, binoculars and plenty of water during your visit. It would be advisable to carry along a notepad to jot down points. Children get an opportunity to create their own petroglyphs out of clay.
The Katydid Insect Museum is a buzzing spot for insect lovers as it houses a variety of insect specimens; all labeled and displayed. The museum also features live specimens of lizards and bearded dragons who have been trained. The more adventurous visitors can go ahead and pet one of these creatures. Opened in 2000, many of the insects on display were collected by the museum's owner, Nedra Solomon, who also dedicated the museum to her grandchildren.
The People Service Action (PSA) Behavioral Health Agency has set up the Art Awakening program to that creates environment where people with psychological disabilities and adjustment issues can express themselves through art. This studio, one of many in the city, displays paintings and pieces that help the artist to express. The program also promotes singing and creative writings. Various workshops are conducted for youngsters and adults to help build a positive outlook of life.
History comes alive at this turn-of-the-century town, where life during the latter decades of the 19th Century is reenacted. Features include a sheriff's office, jail, dress shop and a schoolhouse maintained just as it was once was. Covering 90 acres (36.42 hectares), experience life of a forgotten time with restored structures like the Ashurst Cabin, The Phoenix Bakery, Flying V Cabin or replications like Fort Woods, the Bank and Bandstand. The charming chapel can also be used for Victorian themed weddings. Please check the website for updated timings.
As the name suggests, Practical Art sells and exhibits art that are created out of everyday objects and come in use around the house. Not merely for decoration, pieces include glassware, ceramics, jewelry, furniture and even soap. This gallery and shop promotes the work of local artists and kids can be enrolled in workshops that tease their creativity. Practical Art also rents out its gallery space for a range of events. Call ahead for more.
This shop brings home fresh style with prints from artists of very diverse styles. You'll find thoughtful, appealing stills and panoramas from Dave Wilson, beautiful landscapes of Isabelle Hall and and Julie Gilbert Pollard and thought invoking abstract work of Linda Pullinsi. Other featured art includes the famous work of Robert Hilton, Pat Kofahl, and Louis Mason. More than 2,000 frame styles are offered to preserve your beautiful choice.
Part art gallery and part restaurant, Bragg's Pie Factory is a revamped version of a pie factory that is a fond favorite of locals due to its amazing pies. Hearty meals are available at this lively place, composed of waffles, fruit pies biscuits and coffee. Great for casual lunches and dinners, look around for artwork by local talents that is exhibited from time to time within its premises.
Founded in the 1920s by Dwight B. and Marie Bartlett Heard, this museum houses tributes to Native American art and culture. At the Heard Museum, permanent displays are showcased along with traveling exhibits displaying the rich heritage of the people. The center was renovated to include an educational facility called the Ullman Learning Center. Free tours are offered daily and there's plenty of parking space. See website for more details.
With 1,000 square feet (92.90 square meters) of exhibition space, Berlin Gallery at The Heard Museum is dedicated to promoting and selling works of American Indian Art. Exhibits in the gallery include painting, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. Visitors also get the opportunity to view works by upcoming artists. In 2008, the gallery bagged the Reader's Choice Award as the Best Art Gallery in The Arizona Republic/Arizona Central 'Best of Phoenix' issue.
Spend a few hours at Garfield Galleria; a simple structure that houses 13 spaces of varying sizes dedicated to art and art exhibition. The galleries and working studios within are owned and rented by independent artists and host special events through the month. While certain spaces are fixed in terms of artist or medium, the others make way for an ever changing schedule of art appreciation. For instance, Studio 200E functions both as a studio and gallery space for photographer Margaret Wright. And at Marisabel's Studio Boutique, visitors can study her paintings while also picking up pieces of jewelery created by her. Garfield Galleria provides an eclectic mix for all art buffs.