Arizona Center

Get to know this downtown shopping and dining area

Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix
Judy Hedding

Arizona Center is a business, shopping, dining, and entertainment center in Downtown Phoenix. It is within walking distance of the Phoenix Convention Center, the Herberger Theatre, Symphony Hall, Talking Stick Resort Arena, and Chase Field. Many people stop at The Arizona Center for pre-game or pre-theatre dining, and there are shops geared toward Convention Center tourist needs. AMC has a 24 movie theater complex at Arizona Center.

Arizona Center Address

455 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2240

Phone 602-271-4000

Directions to Arizona Center

The Arizona Center is located on the northeast corner of Van Buren and Third Street in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance to the parking garage is on 5th Street, north of Van Buren.

From East Phoenix: Take Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) west which will merge with Interstate 10 west. Take I-10 west to 7th Street exit. Turn left (south) on 7th Street to Van Buren. Turn right (west) on Van Buren to 3rd Street. (Parking garage is on 5th Street.)

From West/Southwest Phoenix: Take I-10 east to 7th Avenue exit. Turn right (south) on 7th Avenue to Van Buren. Turn left (east) on Van Buren to 3rd Street.

From Northwest Phoenix/Glendale: Take I-17 south to Van Buren. Turn left (east) on Van Buren to 3rd Street.

From East Valley/Tempe: Take I-10 west to Washington/Jefferson Street. Turn left (west) on Washington Street to 3rd Street. Turn right (north) on 3rd Street to Arizona Center.

Arizona Center is near the Metro Valley Rail station at 3rd Street/Washington. If you aren't familiar with Phoenix public transportation, here is a tutorial for using light rail.

Number of Stores at Arizona Center

There are more than ten stores at the Arizona Center.

Anchor Stores at Arizona Center

There are no department stores or anchor stores at the Arizona Center. If anything, the restaurants are the anchors here.

Unusual stores or offerings at Arizona Center

The Flag World has been around for quite a while, and you can get those Arizona gifts from the Outwest Gifts store.

Restaurants at Arizona Center

At any one time, there are usually in the neighborhood of ten eating or snack places at the Arizona Center. Hooters is a mainstay of the Arizona Center. You'll also find sushi, Mexican food and Italian here. This shopping and dining area is very popular on game, theatre, and symphony nights.

What Sets Arizona Center Apart

This is a small outdoor mall, surrounded by office buildings. There are garden areas, and places for people, many of them office workers, to sit and snack or enjoy the weather. The stores here cater to the Phoenix Convention Center crowd and are generally for tourists. There are 24 AMC movie theaters. Often, there are kiosks set up with more souvenir-type merchandise.

Tips for Shopping at Arizona Center

Parking is not free, but some stores and restaurants will validate your parking ticket, so take it with you.


Stores open and close, mall programs change, mall hours change. With specific questions about the mall, visit Arizona Center online or call them at 602-271-4000.

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