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Phoenix Zoo

Opening in 1962, the Phoenix Zoo quickly became the premier place in the Valley to view and interact with wildlife. Since the gates opened, they've seen more than 43 million visitors pass through. Today the...
OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium

When you think of large aquariums, you generally think of Atlanta, Monterey Bay, San Diego, and other coastal or semi-coastal spots. Now you can add the Valley of the Sun to the list thanks...
Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterflies in the desert might seem like a strange idea — although they do exist here naturally during certain seasons — but few people realize that the Valley of the Sun boasts the largest indoor...
Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

It can take a little while, but eventually the beauty of the desert reveals itself, from its rare but brilliant flowers and unique plant to its interesting wildlife, colorful rocks and spectacular sunsets. If you...
Golfland Sunsplash

Golfland Sunsplash

Whether you want to play a heated game of miniature golf or to cool off at a water park during the summer heat, Golfland Sunsplash should be on your list. The Golfland side offers three...
Wet 'N' Wild

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Want to beat the scorching Phoenix heat? Embark on water slide adventure at Wet 'n' Wild. Experience the thrill of the Tornado, a massive funnel filled with raging water; Mammoth Falls, a ride dozens of...
Big Surf Waterpark

Big Surf

The original Arizona waterpark – open since 1969 – Big Surf features the third-largest wave pool in North America, the 2.5 million gallon Waikiki Beach. Enjoy the waves on a raft, or try your luck with a boogie...
Rawhide Western Town and Event Center

Cowboy up at Rawhide Western Town and Event Center

Experience the new Old West at Rawhide Western Town and Event Center in the Southeast Valley. This fun, family-friendly outing provides a great opportunity to step back in time and experience everything from panning for...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Back to Nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Get in touch with nature and spend a day at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. About an hour’s drive east of Phoenix, this desert-set forest of flora and fauna calls itself a “320 acre classroom” -...

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