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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” -...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

A New Outlook: Tortilla Flat’s new ‘caretakers’ are looking to freshen it up

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Katie Ellering, one of Tortilla Flat’s new owners, isn’t about modernizing the remnant of the Old West town. She and her fiancé/operations director, Chris Field, just want to bring a fresh look to...
Howl-O-Ween

Howl-O-Ween: Bring the pups and celebrate the season downtown

By Heather Copfer   Grab your furry four-legged friends and a wicked costume. The first Howl-O-Ween dog costume parade is Sunday, October 28, at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The event, which will be on...

‘A Day in the Wild West’: Arizona Gunfighters to perform at Cave Creek’s Frontier...

By Alex Gallagher | May 12, 2021 Bob and Dale Charnes have been performing historical reenactments of the Wild West for over 60 years, nearly 30 of which have been spent in Arizona. Now, their Arizona...

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