What To Do When You're Not Watching The Cubs


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

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 502W. 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.

www.aztheatreco.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.

www.hallofflame.org/exhibits.htm



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 Southwest Museum 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

www.mesasouthwestmuseum.com



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