Phoenix was first populated by the Hohokam Indians, who built extensive canals in the area to help with irrigation. Somewhere between 1300 and 1450, the Hohokam Indians mysteriously disappeared, many believe from a severe drought.
The area around Greenway Park Plaza does not have any museums or much of an arts scene, but several museums can be found 15 miles south in downtown Phoenix.
Popular choices include the Heard Museum, The Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the Arizona Science Center. Greenway Park Plaza does not hold any annual events, but several events — such as the Arizona State Fair and the Candyland Concert — are held in Phoenix each year.