Scottsdale & Phoenix Arizona Attractions
Fun Hiking Trails in Phoenix
Deem Hills West
Tom’s Thumb, North Side
Waterfall Canyon in White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Wind Cave Trail
Piestewa Peak Summit
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve
Alta Trail in South Mountain
Desert Classic in South Mountain
Hot Air Expeditions – Daily Ballon Rides with breathtaking views of Arizona.
Rainbow Ryders – Gorgeous Hot Air Ballon Rides
Stellar Adventures - Unique Desert adventure Tours including ATV, Hummer and UTV.
Wild West Jeep Tours - Four Wheel Tour through the Sonoran Desert.
360 Adventure – Canyoneering, rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking.
Canyon Creek Ranch Horseback Riding
Museums in Phoenix
Adobe Mountain Railroad Museum - Displays include small, narrow gauge 1884 locomotive, model railroad layouts and prototype historical displays.
Arizona Doll and Toy Museum - Displays dolls, dollhouses, miniatures and toys from yesteryear. An authentic schoolroom of 1912 features antique dolls as “students”. Located in historical Heritage Square.
Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum. The Museum exhibits over 3,000 minerals educating visitors about Arizona’s mining and mineral heritage. Weekdays 8 am-5 pm; Sat 11 am-4 pm. Located on the NW corner of 15th Ave and Washington.
Arizona Museum For Youth An innovative, nationally recognized fine arts museum for children. The museum’s art gallery is for children ages 4-12. Come and bring the kids often for a great day. Open Tues – Sun 9 am-5 pm.
Arizona Science Center A hands-on, eye-opening fun center with more than 300 interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant screen theater, live demonstrations and traveling exhibitions. Open daily 10 am-5 pm.
ASU Art Museum This acclaimed Museum offers American, Contemporary and Latin American art and craft. Located on the ASU campus and open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 am-5 pm.
Cave Creek Museum The museum is living history of pioneer living, ranching and mining. Indian artifacts from Hohokam, Yavapai and Apache. See a restored 1920s tuberculosis cabin and a 1940s church.
Chandler Museum The museum preserves the rich history and heritage of Chandler Arizona. Special events and new exhibits continually. Located in historic downtown Chandler. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday; 11 am – 4 pm.
George Washington Carver Museum The museum showcases the talents of emerging youth artists, local, regional and renowned visual and performing artists. Open Mon – Fri; 10 am – 3 pm.
Hall Of Flame Museum of Firefighting Almost and acre of fire history exhibits with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus dating back to 1725. There is also a gallery dedicated to wildfire firefighting. Located in the Phoenix Papago Park.
Heard Museum This is one of the best places in Arizona to experience the cultures and art of Southwestern Native Americans. Enjoy the talent of Native American dancers. Open Mon – Sat; 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Historic Sahuaro Ranch The oldest and best preserved 1885 homestead. Sahuaro Ranch historic area transports you to another time. Open Sept. – May; Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday 9 am – 4-pm.
Phoenix Museum of History Visitors of all ages enjoy interactive and educational exhibits showing Phoenix’s metamorphous from barren desert town to a modern metropolis.
Phoenix Art Museum - The Museum’s collection includes almost 16,000 artworks that span the centuries. Bring the children to experience the interactive-child friendly gallery. See international exhibits and have lunch at the Café.
Phoenix Police Museum - The museum features a match-up of an early 1900s police station as well as a 1919 Ford Model T Police Car. Monday – Friday; 9:30 am – 4 pm.
West Valley Art Museum - Key focus of the Museum is Ethnic dress, textiles and Ethnographic Arts. The Museum’s Classic Café is exceptional. Located at 114th Avenue and Bell Road.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Paintings - photographs and sculpture are just some of the talent you’ll see at this art museum. The museum presents a wide variety of educational programs and special events for the entire family.
Phoenix’s favorite places to take kids
Phoenix Zoo - The non-profit Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world.
Arizona Science Center - Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix Learning - Children’s Museum of Phoenix with three floors of hands-on, interactive, educational, and fun exhibits for children ages birth to 10. This is not your typical Museum; here we want you to touch EVERYTHING!
Bearizona Wildlife Park - Bearizona Wildlife Park allows visitors to drive into “the wilderness” and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle.
AZ Air Time - Air Time is an indoor trampoline jump center in Scottsdale where the whole family can have good healthy fun. Jump for fun or exercise on trampolines separated by age. Little kids can play on one of our blow up bounce houses or the exclusive trampoline for ages 6 and under. Older jumpers can jump into our huge 4 lane foam pit, try their hand at dodgeball, or dunk a basketball with the help of a little extra bounce.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - Scottsdale McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the most unique park of its kind in the country. The 30 acre park’s centerpiece is the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a fully functional 15 gauge railroad with scale steam and diesel locomotives and riding stock. No trip to the park is complete without a ride on the 1950-vintage Allan Herschell carousel or a visit to the Scottsdale Railroad Museum.
Arizona Museum of Natural History - What could be cooler than an indoor, 3-story mountain complete with a waterfall and simulated flash flood? Dinosaurs, of course! The Arizona Museum of Natural History has all this and more. Get out of the Arizona heat and spend a day at the coolest place in Greater Phoenix.
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium - is home to Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals with more than 600 species. The Aquarium features over 75 indoor exhibits including stingrays you can feed, penguins, otters, and sharks plus rides & a petting zoo.
IDEA Museum i.d.e.a Museum inspires children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, technology, science, creativity and imagination.
OdySea Aquarium OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a 3D theater, Sea TREK™ underwater ocean walking, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.”
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is Arizona’s biggest ‘n’ best water park. Located on Pinnacle Peak Road, off I-17, the park is the largest in the state featuring more than 30 exhilarating attractions for families and thrill seekers alike.
Castles ‘N Coasters From the thrilling sky–high roller coasters and exciting water rides, to the exotic countries of the world class miniature golf course and enchantment of an old fashioned carousel, there’s magic and new adventures waiting for you and your family at Castles N’ Coasters.
Luv 2 Play Luv 2 Play offers an indoor playground and arcade for children ages 0-12 as well as many great menu options for parents and kids alike!
Musical Instrument Museum - The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances.
As You Wish Pottery Painting Place