Phoenix Things to Do

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  • 1. Scottsdale's Art District and Old Town

    The town has done a nice job of restoring the downtown to draw people to the large number of shops and places to eat in the old town sector. They have the area split up into sectors. A free trolley...

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  • 2. Desert Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I had the opportunity to go back to Desert Botanical Garden again this year (2011), taking my son, Aaron, for the first time. It was a rewarding experience as always. Icing on the cake was we used the...

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  • 3. Mountains

    July 26, 2009 ---- Wow, this place just beside the Phoenix Zoo is just amazing -- it is a big HOLE in the middle of the a little mountain, and you climb up easily, and be up there in just 5 minutes...

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  • 4. Water Parks

    Although this lake is actually in Peoria (35 miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix), I am adding it to my Phoenix "Things to Do" because it is not that far. On the way to this lake, you will see lots...

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  • 5. Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright was a great architect, but the tour of Talieson West was somewhat ho-hum. If you like museums, architecture, and minimalist living then this tour is for you. If you like fast boats,...

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  • 6. Heard Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In this museum you can learn how indian tribes lived many years ago here: in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Nevvada, New Meico .... It deserves a visit and it takes around 2 hours. The Kachina room is very...

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  • 7. Phoenix Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Phoenix ZOO is smallish, but has a number of different 'Encounters' at specific times, such as the Giraffe Encounter and Petting Zoo, as well as a Safari Train, Monkey Village and Yakulla...

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  • 8. Sedona Day Trip

    While Phoenix is fun to explore, if you're in Arizona you really need to jump in the car and drive out to some other spots the state has to offer- Camp Verde if you want to see Montezuma's Castle,...

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  • 9. Hall Of Flame Fire Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    July 26, 2009 ---- I saw a picture of this very old firetruck in a magazine and it says it was a picture taken from America's largest Fire Museum which is in Phoenix!!! So, I gathered up the twins and...

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  • 10. Phoenix Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    February 2013 Just a few weekends ago, I was wondering what to do with the kids when a friend from Facebook told me about the free entrance to the Phoenix Museum for Bank of America cardholders on the...

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  • 11. Cave Creek

    If you love shopping and beautiful scenary take a drive up to Carefree and Cave Creek. Both towns are located North of Scottsdale, tons of unique shopping opportunites. Cave Creek has a very old...

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  • 12. Tubing on Salt River

    Imagine peacefully floating down a slow moving river in an innertube. That is the experience you have when tubing the salt river. The Tonto National Forest allows this activity as a way to raise money...

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  • 13. Arizona State University

    I wouldn't recommend this university for the serious student. It's in the middle of Tempe, a bona fide "college town", with loud parties and homeless people scattered around a city struggling to...

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  • 14. Papago Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The park has many activities for all ages, but especially for children. Its main feature must be the zoo, but we liked the Desert Botanical garden very much, as a must see. It is about 50 wonderful...

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  • 15. Sports

    The University of Phoenix Stadium is home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals and college football’s Fiesta Bowl. It seats 63,400 fans and features a retractable roof and roll-out grass field. It was the...

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  • 16. Baseball

    We stayed in Surprise where the dodgers were playing a game in the new Surprise Stadium. It was beautiful! All the venders lined the top of the stand seats and as you are purchasing you can see the...

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  • 17. Pueblo Grande

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pueblo Grande are the 1500 year old ruins of a Hohokum city. This small portion of what once was a large city are preserved at this museum, including an adobe ceremonail house built on a platform and...

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  • 18. St. Mary's Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It was founded in 1881 by Franciscan Monks, who served the parish since 1895. The church was completed in 1915, and renovated in late 1980's. Francisican Frairs still practice here and learn the...

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  • 19. Jeep Tour

    Located about 120 miles north of Phoenix, the drive to Sedona will be approximately 2 1/2 hours depending on traffic. Norman and Fitzi took us to this wonderful town. The picturesque town of SEDONA...

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  • 20. Chinese Cultural Center

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    When we are hungry for Chinese food and seafood as well, this is where we head to. The place is also close to the Sky Harbor airport, so when we get back from our travels, we end up enjoying food at...

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  • 21. Japanese Friendship Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Garden is small, but is a beautiful restful place to visit. Located adjacent to Margaret T Hance park in Phoenix, the Japanese Friendship Garden is like stepping into another place. You will...

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  • 22. Rawhide Western Town

    Visit an old west town! Nice touristy spot offers a large old west town replication with shops, restaurants, mock gun fights and other fun shows. A small petting zoo area,gold panning,live shows,...

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  • 23. Arizona Center

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    It is a string of shops, mostly all lower end and tourist type gift appeal. The concept was to have upscale shops and draw and large crowd of tourism and locals to the center. It has not worked out...

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  • 24. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservation

    Whitewater rafting on the Upper Salt River is a great day or weekend trip! Trips departs from the Salt River Bridge off of highway 60 located 2 hours from East Phoenix and North Tucson. The closest...

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  • 25. Hot Air Ballooning

    Our adventurous Filipino-Chinese friend Marian (included in one of pictures under “Bringing friends to Grand Canyon” in my Grand Canyon travelogues) decided to go on a hot air balloon ride. So, we...

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