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Surprise - North West Valley – Explore Arizona
Founded in 1937, when it consisted of just a few small houses and a gas station, Surprise has grown to the extent that it was named Arizona's fast growing city. Predictions are that Surprise's population could hit 300,000 by 2020.

In 2001 the city persuaded the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers to leave their Florida training homes to take up residence in Surprise for their Spring Training.

Surprise is well placed for hiking in the nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park, golfing on one of the city's eight public golf courses or fishing at the Surprise Recreation Campus.

Sport plays a big part in Surprise, but you will also find all the usual facilities that you would expect in a modern growing city, there's an aqua park, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife and a thriving art museum.
West Valley Art Museum
30-40 contemporary temporary exhibits annually with a focus on Arizona artists.

Permanent Collection contains 4000 artworks from 75 countries with a key focus on Ethnic dress, textiles and Ethnographic Arts. Museum Store, Award winning Cafe and hosted event facilities.

17420 N Avenue of the Arts (north on 114th Ave at Bell Road)
Surprise, Arizona 85374

Tel: 623-972-0635

Open Tu-Su 10-4 Further details on museum website
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