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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...
Arizona Mills, Tempe

Arizona Mills: LegoLand Discovery Center, Sea Life Aquarium and more

The Arizona Mills mall in Tempe isn't the largest mall in the Valley by a long shot, but it contains a whopping four family-fun activities. First up, you definitely want to pay a visit to...
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

The Phoenix Zoo remains the Valley's go-to spot to look at animals, but Phoenix boasts more than one such place, and Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park offers its own unique experience. As...
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...
Ro Ho En is beautiful even when the temps are soaring in summer.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Step into a slice of Japan at this exquisitely maintained 3.5-acre garden. It was built in the '90s and early 2000s as a representation of the link between Phoenix and its Sister City of...
Vermilion Cliffs

5 Arizona natural wonders that aren’t the Grand Canyon

Don't get us wrong; the Grand Canyon easily deserves its place as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. But its popularity does make Arizona sound like a bit of a one-hit wonder....
Hole in the Rock

Less really is more at this Phoenix landmark

To experience grandeur in Arizona, nothing beats the Grand Canyon. Likewise, Sedona has the market cornered on desert beauty. But for an outdoor adventure closer to home, the Phoenix area has some special spots of its...

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