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Ice Den Scottsdale

Escape the Heat: Ice Den Scottsdale is fun for pros and beginners alike

Kimberly Hosey   “We can stink together.” When your kid reaches the teenage years, encouragement about family outings sounds a little different. Enthusiastic endorsements and excited anticipation? Please, Mom. And you know I still stink at ice...
Enchanted Island

Charming amusement park delights all ages

By Julie Carlson One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 12...
Mirror Maze

Arizona Science Center’s interactive “Mirror Maze” exhibit now open

By Ally Richmond   This summer, the Arizona Science Center is taking visitors on a journey into the world of nature’s amazing mathematical patterns. The new exhibit, Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, includes over 20 immersive and...
Zoppè Family Circus

Giovanni Zoppé rejuvenates his circus with new ringmaster, trapeze act

Zoppè Family Circus By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A sixth-generation circus performer, Giovanni Zoppé is a fan of mixing up his show each year. The 2017 Zoppé: A Italian Family Circus show, which comes to the Chandler Center...
Holiday light displays

Holiday light displays across the Valley

Holiday light displays  By Carson Mlnarik Phoenix won’t exactly see a White Christmas, but there are plenty of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit with light displays. So, grab your loved ones, hot cider and...
corn mazes

Top five corn mazes in Arizona

By Megan Marples Halloween is approaching, but it’s never too late to get lost in corn mazes. Whether the maze is in the shape of an Arizona celebrity or a spooky former cemetery, the attractions...

Top Pumpkin Patches in the Valley

By Megan Marples   When autumn rolls around, Valley farms open their doors for people of all ages to enjoy the season. Pumpkin patches have grown beyond simply selling pumpkins. From hayrides to carnival games, here...

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...

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