Mesa Off The Beaten Path

  • A twister top right, heading into Falcon 1944
    A twister top right, heading into Falcon...
    by PeterVancouver
  • Desert botanical garden spot from the north.
    Desert botanical garden spot from the...
    by razorbacker
  • A home of the spirit.
    A home of the spirit.
    by razorbacker

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    Falcon Field RAF training 1941-1945

    by PeterVancouver Updated May 26, 2013
    Plaque re No4 BFTC Falcon Field
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    Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona was the home of No4 British Flying Training School between 1941-1945 flying Stearmans and Harvards. see http://www.mesaaz.gov/falcon_field/pdf/praised.pdf
    All that is left of those days is the swimming pool & BBQ, and a chimney breast which was part of the cadets lounge. A number of ex RAF pilots visit the airfield and an official ceremony was held by the Mayor of Mesa in May 1991. Jim Dawson an American has written an excellent a book on Falcon Field entitled "The RAF in Arizona, Falcon Field 1941-1945"

    Champlin Fighter Museum which was based at Falcon Field has had its exhibits moved to Seattle to make way for a new Jet Fighter Museum which is due to open in 2005.

    Location: Red Mountain Fwy (202) to E McDowell Rd then on to N Highley Rd/E McKellops

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    Lost Dutchman State Park

    by intelligentsia Written Feb 15, 2006

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    A Perfect Southwestern Sunset
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    Camping and hiking among the giant saguaro cactii outside of Mesa, AZ. It's a cheap, fun, and romantic way to get in touch with nature after enjoying a Spring Training game.

    The sunsets are beautiful, campfires are allowed, shower facilities on-site - look out for pseudo-scorpions!

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    • Family Travel
    • Camping
    • Travel with Pets

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    Take the tube

    by PeterVancouver Written May 14, 2005

    A great inexpensive way to spend between 2 and 5 hours on a hot day in Mesa, is to gently float slowly down Salt River on an inner tube.
    Salt River Recreation can be found near the junction of Bush Hwy & Usery Pass Road approx 30 min north of Mesa

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    • Rafting
    • Family Travel

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    Tortilla Flats, AZ

    by BrendaSonnabend Written Jan 25, 2005

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    The Bar/Restaurant at Tortilla Flats

    Make sure when you are in the Mesa area to take time to visit Tortilla Flats. It is an old town with a bar/restaurant and live music on the patio. The barstools are actual saddles that you sit on and there are dollar bills covering all the walls. It is a unique place and quite an interesting drive thru the mountains to get there. It is beautiful scenery.

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  • The old west town at Tortilla...

    by Sexybear Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The old west town at Tortilla Flats they have gun fights, shops, train rides, gold mining,
    and it is absolutly a gorgeous drive! Getting to it from Mesa you take Main St. east to
    Apache Jct.(which borders Mesa) and follow the signs it's easy!

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    Desert Sanctuary Garden - Mesa Temple

    by razorbacker Updated Sep 2, 2010

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    Desert botanical garden spot from the north.
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    A small desert botanical spot perfect for meditation or simple pleasure on the grounds of the Mesa Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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    • Desert
    • Photography
    • Family Travel

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  • A must visit place when in...

    by jimmers Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    A must visit place when in the Mesa area is Roosevelt Dam Recreation area, just east of Mesa/Apache Junction.

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