Arizona Attractions


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Castles N' Coasters

9445 N. Metro Pkwy., Metrocenter
602-997-7575
Whether you're young or old, big or small, you'll find lots of fun, food and excitement at Arizona's Finest Family Fun and Thrill Park.
castlesncoasters.com


CrackerJax Family Fun Park

Bumper boats, go-carts, mini-golf, batting cages, driving range, gaming center, and popular birthday party location.
16001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480-998-2800
CrackerJax.com

Arizona Cardinals

NFL
(602) 379-0102
Cardinals stadium in Glendale, Arizona
azcardinals.com

Arizona Diamondbacks

MLB
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson, Phoenix
602-462-6000 or 602-462-6799
azdiamondbacks.com

Arizona Museum for Youth

51 E. Main, Mesa
480-644-2467
ci.mesa.az.us/amfy

Arizona Rattlers

Arena Football League
America West Arena, 201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix
602-379-2000 / 602-379-7800 (for tickets)
azrattlers.com

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington, Phoenix
602-716-2000
Planetarium, theater, classes and hands-on activities.
azscience.org

Arizona State Fairgrounds

19th Ave. and McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-252-6771
azstatefair.com

Arizona Sting

National Lacrosse League
Glendale Arena, 6520 N. 91st Ave., Glendale
480-784-4444
www.stinglacrosse.com

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

The park features the remains of a Hohokam/Salado pueblo, museum exhibitions about pre-Columbian culture and an ethnobotanical garden.
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, 1100 Jess Hayes Rd., Globe
1-928-425-0320
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
http://www.jqjacobs.net/southwest

Big Surf

1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe
480-947-2477
Wave pool and water slides (summers - Labor day)
bigsurfwaterpark.com

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

A 35-acre living museum of trees, shrubs, cactuses and other desert plants.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, 37615 Hwy. 60, Superior
1-520-689-2811
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Challenger Space Center

21170 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ
623-322-2001
azchallenger.org

Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
480-941-1217
8 am to 8 pm, daily
dbg.org

Gammage Auditorium

1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays
1200 S. Forest
Tempe, AZ 85257
480-965-3434
asu.edu/tour/main/ggma.html

Goldfield Ghost Town

Highway 88, just north of Apache Junction
480-983-0333
Mine tours, gold panning, horse rentals. Jeep and helicopter tours.
goldfieldghosttown.com

Golfland-Sunsplash

1555 W. Hampton Drive, Mesa
480-834-8319
Wet and wild fun May through September
golfland.com

Grand Canyon Railway

Leisurely treks through the evergreen forests of northern Arizona on trains towed by restored, turn-of-the-20th-century locomotives are offered year-round.
Grand Canyon Railway, 518 E. Bill Williams Ave., Williams
1-800-843-8724
thetrain.com

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

302 W Latham
602-262-2050
azpuppets.org

Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe
Phoenix
602-252-8497 / 602-254-7399
www.herbergertheater.org

Jobing.com Arena

9400 W.Maryland Ave., Glendale
Phone: 623.772.3200 | Fax: 623.772.3201
www.jobingarena.com

Kartchner Caverns State Park

The world-class, two-mile-plus limestone caverns, discovered in 1974.
Kartchner Caverns State Park, Rte. 90
1-520-586-4100 or 1-520-586-CAVE (2283)
pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/kartchner

Lowell Observatory

This institution is named for astronomer Percival Lowell, whose research at this site led to official confirmation of the existence of Pluto in 1930.
Lowell Observatory, 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff
1-928-774-2096
www.lowell.edu

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

7301 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale
480-994-2312
therailroadpark.com

Mesa Southwest Museum

53 N. Macdonald, Mesa
480-644-2230
Neat Dino hall, Mezo-American area, movies and more.
ci.mesa.az.us/swmuseum

Orpheum Theatre

200 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-534-5600

Old Tucson Studios

The Western-themed facility features shoot-outs and stunt demonstrations, saloon revues, magic shows, music, simulated movie production shoots, pony rides and shops.
Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney, Tucson Mountain Park
1-520-883-0100
10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Western Movie History Guided Tours, daily
oldtucson.com

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Moved to Camp Verde, Arizona.
602-837-7779
Tiger Splash, great for kids and adults, too.
outofafricapark.com

Phoenix Coyotes

NHL
Glendale Arena, 6520 N. 91st Ave., Glendale
(623) 772-3200 | 480-473-5600 (for tickets)
phoenixcoyotes.com

Phoenix Suns

NBA
America West Arena, 201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix
602-379-2000 / 602-379-78007
suns.com

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
602-273-1341
1,300 animals, outdoor cafe and narrated safari.
phoenixzoo.org

Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix
602-495-0901
Great archaeology programs for kids.
www.pueblogrande.org

Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

Gila River Indian Community
5700 North Loop Rd, Chandler
480-502-1880
Wild west shows, gun fights and fun saloon dining.
rawhide.com

Salt River Tubing & Recreation

In N.E Mesa on Power Rd 15 miles N. of US Hwy 60
480-984-3305
Children must be 8 years or older & 4feet tall for tubing.
saltrivertubing.com

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tours, walks, workshops and other flora-related events and exhibitions are scheduled throughout the year.
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
1-520-326-9686
tucsonbotanical.org

US Airways Center

201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
602-379-7800
usairwayscenter.com

Verde Canyon Railroad

In service since 1911, this historic, standard-gauge railway offers four-hour passenger excursions.
Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale
1-800-293-7245
verdecanyonrr.com

Wet N' Wild Phoenix

4242 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix
623-581-1947
Summer fun for kids and adults.
wetnwildphoenix.com

Wildlife World Zoo

165th Ave. and Northern, Litchfield Park
623-935-9453
wildlifeworld.com


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