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Things To Do In AZ (When You’re Not Watching The Cubs)

 

Apache Trail
Hwy. 88, 65 miles round trip
The Apache Trail is one of the mostpopular day trips from the Phoenix-Mesa metro area. Visitors can follow the footsteps that Indians and hopeful prospectors took over 100 years ago.

http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2058/stories/56366

www.apachetrail.net/

Apache Trail Jeep Tours
Phone:480-982-7661
Custom Wild West adventures for families
or groups including Jeep tours, hiking
treks, gold panning excursions, “Steak-outs,”
Lost Dutchman’s Gold Fever
Rally, overnight camping and more!

www.apachetrailtours.com

 

Superstition Mountains

The mountain range is in the
federally-designated area, and
includes a variety of natural features in addition to the mountain that is its
namesake. Weaver’s Needle, a prominent landmark and rock
climbing destination set behind and to the east of Superstition Mountain, is a tall erosional remnant [1] that plays a significant role in the legend of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. Peralta Canyon, on the northeast side of Superstition Mountain, contains a popular
trail that leads up to Freemont Saddle, which provides a very picturesque view of Weaver’s Needle.

 

www.azstateparks.com/Parks/LODU

cronkitezine.asu.edu/spring2005/superstitions.html

www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/superstition-mountains/

Best AZ Online Hiking Guide

This is a great guide to hiking trails all over AZ.

www.azhikers.org/reports.html

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson Mesa,AZ 85201
Phone: 480-644-2467
A child-oriented fine arts center featuring changing
art exhibits and unique hands on art
activities for children.Voted one
of the best museums for children in
the United States by USA Today.

www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St. Phoenix,AZ
85004 Phone:
602-716-2000 Explore
350 hands-on exhibits, a fivestory theater
and a planetarium in a unique
setting.

www.azscience.org

Arizona Theatre Company
502 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix,AZ 85003
Phone: 602-256-6995
The state’s leading professional theater company
presents six productions each season
at the Herberger Theater Center.

http://www.arizonatheatre.org/

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 Hwy. 60 Superior, AZ 85273-5100
Phone:520-689-2811
Discover the intricate beauty and many faces
of the oldest botanical garden in Arizona.

arboretum.ag.arizona.edu/

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
5246 E. Brown Rd. Mesa, AZ 85205
Phone: 480-325-6700
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre–West is a
500-seat dinner theatre.The season runs
from October through September and
includes timeless classics and contemporary
masterpieces including Crazy
For You
, Sounds of Christmas, Singin’ in
the Rain
, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Smokey
Joe’s Cafe
, Annie and Yesterdays.

www.broadwaypalmwest.com

Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd. Mesa, AZ 85213
Phone: 480-924-1940
The Arizona Wing, adjoining Falcon Field
at the corner of McKellips and Greenfield
roads, has been entrusted with
the restoration care and display of
“Sentimental Journey,” considered to be
the most authentically restored flying
B-17 in the world today.

www.azcaf.org/pages/aircraft.html

Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Phone: 480-941-1225
Home to one of the world’s largest, most diverse
collection of desert plants from places
spanning the globe.

http://www.dbg.org

Dolly Steamboat
Phone: 480-827-9144
Cruise secluded waterways of the “Junior Grand
Canyon” on Canyon Lake. Relax while
you admire breathtaking flora and
fauna of the Sonoran desert and listen
to our captain recount legends and
lore about the Superstition Mountains.

http://www.dollysteamboat.com

GameWorks
5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. 669 Tempe,AZ 85282
Phone: 480-839-4263
The ultimate destination for a total entertainment
experience where guests
can eat, drink, party and play.

www.gameworks.com

Don Donnelly Stables
6010 S. Kings Ranch Rd. Apache Junction,AZ 85219
Phone: 480-982-7822
Toll-Free:800-346-4403
Where the pavement ends the West begins.
Ride the legendary Superstition Mountains
on a two-hour, half-day, overnight
or multiple-day ride.

www.dondonnelly.com

Tonto National Monument

Globe-Miami
East of Mesa and Apache Junction, it’s hard
to miss the twin mining towns of
Globe and Miami. Traveling north on
Hwy. 88, the next stop is the cliff dwellings
at Tonto National Monument and
then the historic Roosevelt Dam and
Lake.

www.nps.gov/tont/

Goldfield Ghost Town
Phone: 480-983-0333
Get a taste of Arizona’s colorful mining
history while enjoying a breathtaking
view of the Superstition Mountains.

www.goldfieldghosttown.com

Golfland/SunSplash
155W. Hampton Ave. Mesa,AZ 85210
Phone: 480.834-8319
Golfland features three miniature golf
courses, a 15,000-sq.-ft. castle with
an arcade, pizza parlor, bumper boats
and fast Lil’ Indy motorized race cars.
SunSplash is a spectacular water park
with over 17 “wet ‘n wild” water activities
for children and adults.

www.golfland.com/mesa/

Hall of Flame – Museum of Firefighting
6101 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix,AZ 85008
Phone: 602-275-3473, 602-ASK-FIRE
Almost 90 classic fire engines on display. Air-conditioned.
Indoor exhibits.Activities for
children.

Hall of Flame – Yelp

 

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix,AZ 85004-1480
Phone: 602-252-8840
Historic and contemporary Native American
arts. Unique surroundings for receptions/dinners.
Artisans, performers available.
Exhibits change regularly.

www.heard.org

Jerome

Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill
(5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town
of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west.

www.jeromechamber.com

Mesa Arts Center
155 N. Center Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 480-644-3235
Hosts eight free contemporary art exhibits
per year along with educational workshops,
lectures and demonstrations.

www.mesaartscenter.com

Mesa Historical Museum
2345 N. Horne Mesa, AZ 85203
Phone: 480-835-7358
The museum is located on the historic grounds
of the last remaining schoolhouse of
the early 1900s in Mesa. 30,000 square feet
of exhibit rooms showcase more than 4,000
collectibles ranging from antique farm
equipment to domestic items, all donated
by local founding families.

www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org

Cactus League Exhibit at

Mesa Historical Museum
2345 N. Horne Mesa,AZ 85203
Phone: 480-835-7358

www.playballexperience.com

Mesa Market Place
Phone:480-380-5572
1600 booths all under one roof for customer
and vendor. Mister system throughout
for summer heat!

www.mesamarket.com

Mesa – Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 480-644-2230
Hear the thrilling roar of animated fullscale dinosaurs
as you venture through the
fascinating caves and life-sized re-creations
of the mysterious Hohokam Indian
dwellings. Hands-on exhibits for

all ages

http://azmnh.org/

Mogollon Rim
Travel north to take in the beauty of the 7,500
foot high, 200-mile-long Mogollon Rim
Country. Zane Grey described the area
as a “split, tossed, dimpled, heaving, rolling
world of black-green forestland.”

 

www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/mog_rim/rec_mogollon.shtml

www.paysonrimcountry.com/MountainRecreation/NaturalLandmarks/MogollonRim/tabid

Out of Africa
9736 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Ft. McDowell, AZ 85264
Phone: 480-837-7779
At Out of Africa,we swim with tigers, play with
lions and are even chased by a pack of
wolves. Bears dive in giant pools.There are
no rehearsed shows; everything is spontaneous.
If you love animals, you’ll love Out of Africa!

www.outofafricapark.com

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone:602-307-2013
American, European,Western, Latin
American, Fashion Design,Art of
Our Time and Asian collections.

www.phxart.org

The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix,AZ 85008
Phone: 602-273-1341
The nation’s leading nonprofit zoo, home to
more than 1,300 animals including 200
endangered or threatened birds, mammals
and reptiles from around the world.

www.phoenixzoo.org

Rawhide Western Town
23023 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale,AZ 85255
Phone:480-502-5600
Arizona’s largest Western-theme attraction.
Native American theater. Cowboy
gunfights, stagecoach rides, steakhouse,
saloon, desert cookouts, 20
shops, and more.

www.rawhide.com

Rockin R Ranch
6136 E. Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: 480-832-1539
Enjoy an evening of live entertainment by the
“Rockin’ RWranglers.” Serving steaks, ribs,
chicken and fish, all mesquite-grilled. www.rockinr.net

www.rockinr.net

Schnepf Farms
22601 E. Cloud Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Phone: 480-987-3333
U-pick peaches, apricots, sweet corn in
season. Local honey, nuts, dried fruit,
specialty food and crafts. Annual Country
Thunder music festival in
April and Peach Festival in May.

www.schnepffarms.com

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. Second St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone:480-994-2787
Located in Scottsdale’s Civic Center, the
center presents music, dance, theater,
concerts under the stars in the
amphitheater, free Sunday A’Fairs October
through April, and the annual Scottsdale
Arts Festival in March.

www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
Phone:928-282-7722
North of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area
is the town of Sedona, nestled in the
beautiful Red Rock country. One of
Arizona’s most scenic destinations.

www.sedona.net

Tortilla Flat
Hwy. 88 Tortilla Flat, AZ 85290
Phone: 480-984-1776
An authentic Old Stagecoach Stop, one
of the last remnants of the Old
West, where six people reside.

www.tortillaflataz.com

Verde Canyon Railroad
Toll-Free: 800-582-7245
There’s a very special part of Arizona wilderness
you can only see from our train
. . . the North Verde River Canyon and
SycamoreWilderness Area. See the
eagles, blue heron, deer and other wildlife
from open-air gondola cars or
look out panoramic windows at red cliff
canyons and Sinagua Indian ruins.

www.verdecanyonrr.com