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Things to do in Arizona when you’re not watching the Cubs.

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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.

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Apache Trail Jeep Tours

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!

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Superstition Mountains Arizona

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.

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Arizona Hiking

Best AZ Online Hiking Guide

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


Idea Museum Arizona

Arizona Museum for Youth

Location: 35 N. Robson Mesa, AZ 85201

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.

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Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Explore 350 hands-on exhibits, a fivestory theater and a planetarium in a unique setting.

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Herberger Theater Center

Arizona Theatre Company

502 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix,AZ 85003

The state’s leading professional theater company presents six productions each season at the Herberger Theater Center.

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

37615 Hwy. 60 Superior, AZ 85273-5100

Discover the intricate beauty and many faces of the oldest botanical garden in Arizona.

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Arizona Air Museum

Air Force Museum

2017 N. Greenfield Rd. Mesa, AZ 85213

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.

Call: 480-924-1940 | Visit

Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Arizona

Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490

Home to one of the world’s largest, most diverse collection of desert plants from places spanning the globe.

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Dolly Steamboat

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.

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Musical Instrument Museum

The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater–a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space–as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am – 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store.

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Tonto National Monument

Tonto National Monument

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.


Goldfield Ghost Town

Goldfield Ghost Town

Get a taste of Arizona’s colorful mining history while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Superstition Mountains.


Golfland Sunsplash


155W. Hampton Ave. Mesa,AZ 85210

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. (Photo credit: ray_explores)


Hall of Fame - Museum of Firefighting

Hall of Flame – Museum of Firefighting

6101 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix,AZ 85008

Almost 90 classic fire engines on display. Air-conditioned. Indoor exhibits. Activities for children.


Heard Museum

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix,AZ 85004-1480

Historic and contemporary Native American arts. Unique surroundings for receptions/dinners. Artisans, performers available. Exhibits change regularly.


Jerome Arizona


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.


Mesa Arts Center Arizona

Mesa Arts Center

155 N. Center Mesa, AZ 85201

Hosts eight free contemporary art exhibits per year along with educational workshops, lectures and demonstrations.


Mesa Museum of Natural History

Mesa – Arizona Museum of Natural History

53 N. Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201

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


Mogollon Rim

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.”


Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa

9736 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Ft. McDowell, AZ 85264

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!


Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

American, European,Western, Latin American, Fashion Design,Art of Our Time and Asian collections.


The Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix,AZ 85008

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.


Rawhide Western Town

23023 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale,AZ 85255

Arizona’s largest Western-theme attraction. Native American theater. Cowboy gunfights, stagecoach rides, steakhouse, saloon, desert cookouts, 20 shops, and more.


Queen Creek Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms

22601 E. Cloud Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85242

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.


Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Arts

7380 E. Second St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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.


Midgley Bridge Oak Creek

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

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.


Tortilla Flat Arizona

Tortilla Flat

Hwy. 88 Tortilla Flat, AZ 85290

An authentic Old Stagecoach Stop, one of the last remnants of the Old West, where six people reside.


Verde Canyon Railway Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

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.