Daily and Weekly Activities Docent Activities. Garden Tours Daily | October 1 – May 14 Check the Cohn Tour Gathering Area for times. Explore the Garden with an expert who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert. Tours feature saguaros and tiny mammilarias, bizarre boojums and elegant palo verdes.
Camelback Mountain Located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is a Phoenix icon and popular outdoor destination for thousands of visiting hikers each year. Two difficult trailheads ascend 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back, affording 360-degree views of the surrounding city.
Get up-close and personal with the tallest mammal at the Phoenix Zoo! This experience is sure to become a favorite destination spot on your visit to the Zoo. Price: $5 members | $6 general Children 2 and under are free. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Hours: (weather permitting) June 1 – August 31: 9 – 10 a.m.
Enjoy state–of–the–art sound, seating and picture at Arizona Science Center's theater featuring an immersive 5 story screen. Dorrance Planetarium The Dorrance Planetarium is one of the largest, most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States.
Attractions Near Tempe Town Lake. Explore the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA). The free Gallery at the TCA features rotating exhibits year-round. Also, check their calendar for their schedule of events, from comedy shows to art classes to live music. Go for a quick hike up nearby “A” Mountain.
KTAR News: Get a look inside Scottsdale’s new OdySea Aquarium The new OdySea Aquarium is now open in Scottsdale, so what exactly does it take to keep more than 30,000 sea creatures in the desert? “We have over 40 animal care specialists that work around the clock, 24 hours a day,” said Greg Charbeneau, vice-president and general manager of the OdySea Aquarium.
Talking Stick Resort is located just minutes from the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, as well as many boutiques, museums and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. It's also just a quick drive to downtown Phoenix to catch the Phoenix Suns or Arizona Diamondbacks in action.
Best for Attractions near US Airways Center Because: The Children's Museum of Phoenix is the perfect family outing near the US Airways Center. Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Children's Museum of Phoenix is a fun, educational museum that appeals to kids and parents.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park is tucked away in the far northwest valley. The park, which is part of the Maricopa County parks system, is a dream for recreation lovers. The park offers numerous outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.
About Arizona Capitol Museum Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood.
The original Arizona waterpark – open since 1969 – Big Surf features the third-largest wave pool in North America, the 2.5 million gallon Waikiki Beach. Enjoy the waves on a raft, or try your luck with a boogie board or full surf board (frequent surfers will want to look into the Surfing Membership program.)
Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, is a Japanese stroll garden located in Phoenix, Arizona, at 1125 N. 3rd Ave. The garden encompasses 3.5 acres and includes a tea garden and tea house. It is a joint project of the sister cities of Phoenix, Arizona, and Himeji, Japan.
The park plays host to 5/10K runs, music fests, and community festivals throughout the year. The park features a splash playground for kids, hiking and biking paths, volleyball courts, and water recreation activities on Tempe Town Lake including kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and boat rentals.
Location The Mystery Castle is located in the Foothills of South Mountain Park (two miles south of Baseline Road) at 800 E. Mineral Road in Phoenix, Arizona 85040. To visit, take 7th Street South to Mineral Road, then head east and follow the road to the Mystery Castle entrance.
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Resembling a wedding cake or castle, Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights has a rich and interesting history – a history that began with the vision of one man, Alessio Carraro. Born in Italy, Alessio came to the United States and built a fortune in the sheet metal business in San Francisco, California.
Dolphinaris Arizona offers you an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Here’s your chance to interact with bottlenose dolphins while learning more about these playful creatures. Dolphinaris Arizona is one of the Arizona Attractions in the OdySea In The Desert complex, near Old Town Scottsdale.
The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum which interprets the history of Phoenix. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of early Phoenix families. Admission to the Rosson House Museum is by guided tour only.
Oasis Water Park in Phoenix. Make a splash at our impressive Phoenix water park! Voted by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s expansive, wild and fun Oasis Water Park has something for kids of all ages, making it perfect for your next family getaway.
Peoria Sports Complex Opened in 1994, the 12,000-plus-seat Peoria Sports Complex plays host to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. The stadium features some of the better grass seating in the Cactus League, including a berm that extends the length of the entire outfield.
Bring your children on a trip to a land of fantasy and adventure: Makutu’s Island! The “Island” is a tropical-themed indoor playground—one of the largest indoor play places in all of the United States. The place is fun for the whole family—well, except for teenagers.