This city’s legacy of architecture and agriculture stretches back decades. Chandler’s downtown area features eight buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Drawing on the city’s rural roots, the Ostrich Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and celebrates local history with music, crafts, food and family fun.

Tip: Have your camera ready for Historic Downtown Chandler and the annual Ostrich Festival.

By Brooke Stevenson. This article first appeared in the Phoenix Official Travel Guide, copyright 2015, Madden Media.