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Wet ‘n’ Wild: State’s largest waterpark is a cool water oasis

By Daisy Finch The Valley’s still hot and folks need to find ways to finish up the summer without taking hits from the heat. Set your destination for Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, Arizona’s largest water...
La Gattara Cat Cafe

La Gattara Cat Café

When Melissa Pruitt traveled to Japan, little did she know it would change her life. While in the Far East, she stumbled across a cat café and fell in love with the concept that...
Urban Jungle Fun Park Mesa

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Slides, trampolines and obstacles courses are just some of the fun at the massive Urban Jungle Fun Park in Mesa. Other activities include trampoline dodge ball, rock climbing and playing on the 14-level megastructure. All...
Arizona Museum of Natural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs! Need we say more? OK, we will. The 80,000 square-foot Arizona Museum of Natural History offers visitors a trip to the Southwest's prehistoric — and more recent — past. You can explore 60,000 objects,...
Sheriff's Office at Pioneer Living History Museum

Pioneer Living History Museum

Over the decades, Phoenix and the surrounding cities have evolved quite substantially. At one time there were trees everywhere, for example. And before the railroad arrived in 1887, the buildings were almost all made from...
Dolphinaris

Dolphinaris Arizona

You don't need to head out to the ocean to meet or swim with playful dolphins. Situated next to Odysea Aquarium, Dolphinaris Arizona in Scottsdale offers close-up dolphin encounters in 5 lagoons that hold...
Vertuccio Farms

Vertuccio Farms

One of the Valley's major farm attractions, Vertuccio Farms offers year-round activities for fresh food aficionados, families and school groups. These include the expansive Fall Festival, family movie nights, the Easter Egg-sperience, Peaches N'...
Schenpf Farms

Schnepf Farms

Phoenix might reside in a desert, but it still plays host to a number of farms and other agricultural ventures, including the well-known Schnepf Farms. Situated in Queen Creek — owner Mark Schnepf was...
Rosson House at Heritage Square

Heritage Square at Heritage And Science Park

The oldest extant residential block in Phoenix, Heritage Square offers a gorgeous slice of Phoenix history. You can tour the Rosson House Museum, which inhabits the restored 1895 Rosson House, and get a taste...
idea Museum

i.d.e.a. Museum

Founded in 1978 as the The Center for Fine Arts and then continuing as the Arizona Museum for Youth until 2014, the i.d.e.a. Museum aims its high-quality exhibits squarely at kids. Originally, the museum focused...

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