When you think about Arizona, the first things that you will imagine are wide stretches of deserts. But aside from these, you will also find numerous museums that will make your vacation more interesting and educational.

One of the first museums that you should visit is the Heard Museum. This is the country's prime museum that is dedicated to Native American culture. These houses historical exhibits and contemporary Native American art. This is also where you will find kachina doll collection.

In the Phoenix Art Museum, you will find wide spaces covered with contemporary art. Make sure you also drop by at the exhibits in the miniature rooms. This is not the largest museum in Phoenix though. The largest museum in the area is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Known for its daring architecture and cowboy art, it's one interesting place that you can not really miss.

Speaking of cowboy, head to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. It may be a little small for a museum but it is big when it comes to its collection of Western and cowboy art. At the University of Arizona Museum of Art located in Tucson, you will find vast collections of Renaissance to contemporary artwork. Some of the artists who works you can find here include Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Finally, go to Amerind Foundation Museum. It is situated west of Willcox in a remote corner of the southeastern part of the state. This place houses a magnificent collection of Native American artifacts and objects from ancient tribes.

Source by Pollux Parker