OVER 101 THINGS TO DO PHOTO © KEN EASLEY
In Mesa, and throughout our surrounding area, there are countless ways to explore Arizona’s            many treasures and ...
OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONSArizona FallsHerberger Park56th St. and Indian School, PhoenixRestored hydroelectric plantand neighborh...
Schnepf Farms                            OUTDOOR ADVENTURES                     Desert Voyagers                        Out...
APACHE TRAIL TOURSCrosswoods Indoor Golf Center            Red Mountain                             Dana Park Village Squa...
Mesa Arts Center                        MUSEUMS                                                                           ...
Arizona Pop Culture Museum              Commemorative                          Musical Instrument Museum              Rive...
120 North Center   Mesa, Arizona 85201   480-827-4700 or 800-283-6372           VisitMesa.com     e-mail: Info @ VisitMesa...
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  1. 1. OVER 101 THINGS TO DO PHOTO © KEN EASLEY
  2. 2. In Mesa, and throughout our surrounding area, there are countless ways to explore Arizona’s many treasures and one-of-a-kind experiences. From heart-pumping adventure and scenic desert exploration to renowned museums and cultural connections – this guide is just the beginning of all there is to see, do and discover in the Southwest. Learn more at VisitMesa.com.HISTORY AND HERITAGE Cosanti Foundation Mesa Arizona Temple Taliesin West 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. Visitors Center Frank Lloyd Wright FoundationBesh-Ba-Gowah 525 E. Main St., Mesa Scottsdale 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.Archaeological Park 480-948-6145 480-964-7164 Scottsdale150 N. Pine St., Globe CommunityCenter, Jess Hayes Rd., Globe Arizona historic site. Studios, Noted landmark with beautifully 480-860-2700928-425-0320 foundries and galleries for the manicured gardens throughout Architect Wright’s dramaticWalk through a 700-year-old famous Soleri Windbells. Unique the grounds. Annual Christmas desert masterpiece. InternationalSalado Culture pueblo and view construction and architecture. lights display and the world’s headquarters of the foundation,furnishings of the era. Numerous www.arcosanti.org largest annual Easter Pageant. site of Frank Lloyd Wrightartifacts of this remarkably www.lds.org/placestovisit Archives and winter campus foradvanced culture also displayed in Globe-Miami and the the Frank Lloyd Wright Schoolthe museum. www.jqjacobs.net/ Tonto National Monument Mesa Regional Family History Center of Architecture. Regularlysouthwest/besh_ba_gowah.html Roosevelt scheduled and custom group tours. 928-467-2241 41 S. Hobson, Mesa 480-964-1200 www.franklloydwright.orgBoyce Thompson Arboretum East of Mesa and Apache JunctionState Park are the twin mining towns Resources and assistance to help37615 U.S. Hwy. 60, Superior you trace your family roots. Tovrea Castle of Globe and Miami. Traveling520-689-2811 Training classes and workshops 5041 E.Van Buren St, Phoenix north on Highway 88, don’tThe oldest and most spectacularly available. www.mesarfhc.org 602-256-3221 miss the cliff dwellings at Tontosituated arboretum and botanical National Monument and the Tovrea Castle, perched atop agarden in the American Southwest, historic Roosevelt Dam and Lake. Mystery Castle cactus-covered hill in east-centralthis 320-acre collection of desert www.nps.gov/tont 800 E. Mineral Rd., Phoenix Phoenix, has intrigued generationsplants was founded in the 1920s 602-268-1581 of Valley residents. The castle wasby mining magnate Colonel The 18-room, 8,000-square-foot built by Alessio Carraro, betweenWilliam Boyce Thompson. Lost Dutchman State Park 6109 N. Apache Trail castle was built by Boyce Luther 1928-1930. www.phoenix.gov/arboretum.ag.arizona.edu Gulley between 1930 and 1945 parks/tovrea.html Apache Junction to satisfy the fairy-tale fantasiesCasa Grande Ruins 480-982-4485 of his young daughter, Mary Lou. Tortilla FlatNational Monument Named after the fabled lost Seasonal.1100 W. Ruins Dr., Coolidge gold mine, this park is located in Highway 88, Tortilla Flat520-723-3172 the Sonoran Desert at 2000 feet 480-984-1776 Park of the Canals Tortilla Flat, an authentic OldTallest and most massive Hohokam elevation. Hiking trails, nature 1710 N. Horne, Mesastructure known. Designated as a trails, campsites, picnic facilities, Stagecoach Stop along the scenic 480-644-2352 or 480-827-4700national monument in 1892, the special programs throughout the The 31-acre park includes evidence Apache Trail, is one of the lastnation’s first archeological preserve. year. www.azstateparks.com/ of ancient Hohokam Indian canals remnants of the Old West. Strollwww.nps.gov/cagr parks/lodu/index.html the boardwalk, where the clomp of dating back to 700 B.C. and an extensive desert botanical garden. shoes on the wood is reminiscent www.mesaaz.gov/parksrec/parks/ of a time past, when wooden park_canals.aspx sidewalks were the only kind of sidewalk. www.tortillaflataz.com Saint Anthony’s Monastery 4784 N. St. Joseph’s Way, Florence Wrigley Mansion Club 520-868-3188 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix In July 1995, five fathers arrived 602-955-4079 in Arizona from the Holy Enjoy fine dining at this historic Monastery of Philotheou, Mount site and imagine that you are a Athos, Greece. In the years since, guest of William and Ada Wrigley. the brotherhood increased to Examine the architectural its present number of 34 fathers examples of the 1930s and the art and 15 buildings, including two collection adorning the rooms. churches and three chapels. www.wrigleymansionclub.com www.stanthonysmonastery.org MESA ARIZONA TEMPLE LEARN MORE AT VISITMESA.COM
  3. 3. OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONSArizona FallsHerberger Park56th St. and Indian School, PhoenixRestored hydroelectric plantand neighborhood gatheringplace. Showcases the Phoenix ArtCommission’s “WaterWorks atArizona Falls” project. www.srpnet.com/water/canals/azfalls.aspxArizona State Parks1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix602-542-4174 or 800-285-3703From awe-inspiring desert vistasto pine-scented forests, there issomething for everyone at Arizonastate parks. www.azstateparks.comCastles N’ Coasters9445 Metro Pkwy. East, Phoenix RED MOUNTAIN602-997-7575Thrilling sky-high roller coasters,exciting water rides, world- Dolly Steamboat McCormick-Stillman Rawhide Western Townclass miniature golf course, the Apache Junction Railroad Park & Steakhouseenchantment of an old-fashioned 480-827-9144 7301 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandlercarousel. www.castlesncoasters.com Cruise secluded waterways of the 480-312-2312 480-502-5600 or 800-527-1880 Junior Grand Canyon on Canyon Train rides throughout the park, Aauthentic 1880s town withChinese Cultural Center Lake. Admire breathtaking flora and historic exhibits, superb picnic668 N. 44th St., Phoenix stunt shows, gunfights, stagecoach fauna of the lower Sonoran desert and playground facilities. rides, desert train rides, petting602-273-7268 as the captain recounts the legends www.therailroadpark.com ranch, camel ride, bull riding, goldUniquely upscale cultural, of the Superstition Mountains.culinary and shopping attraction www.dollysteamboat.com panning, shops, games, horseback Phoenix Greyhound Park riding, more. www.rawhide.comconveniently located adjacentto Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Firebird International Raceway 3801 E. Washington St., Phoenixwww.phxchinatown.com 20,000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler 602-273-7181 Rio Salado Audubon Center 602-268-0200 Pari-mutuel wagering on live 3131 S. Central Ave., PhoenixCopper Spike Train Excursion Group outings, hospitality and greyhound racing seven nights a 602-468-6470230 S. Broad St., Globe family gatherings, NHRA Winston week, daily simulcast wagering Overlooking the Salt River, the866-979-RAIL (7245) drag racing, IHBA drag-boat from racetracks across the nation. Audubon Center is a nature andArizona’s newest passenger train racing, car-club events, more. www.phoenixgreyhoundpark.com conservation resource for greaterservice, running round trip www.firebirdraceway.com Phoenix. www.az.audubon.org/and one way from historic Broad Phoenix International Raceway Center_RioSalado.html Goldfield Ghost Town 7602 S. 115th Ave., AvondaleStreet in Globe. Seasonal. 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd.www.copperspike.com 866-408-RACE Goldfield Riparian Institute With its world-renowned mile 480-983-0333 oval, PIR is the annual site for 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd., GilbertDeer Valley Rock Art Center Get a taste of Arizona’s colorful Guadalupe & Greenfield3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix mining history. Walk down Main races featuring the biggest names on the NASCAR and Indy Ocotillo & Higley623-582-8007 Street and explore the shops and 480-503-6744Hedgpeth Hills is listed on the buildings, tour the mine, pan for Racing League circuits. www.phoenixintlraceway.com Wetland wildlife preserve andNational Register of Historic gold, take a narrow-gauge train sanctuary for hikers, bikers,Places. More than 1,500 ancient ride, witness an old west gun fight. birders, and photographers.petroglyphs on nearly 600 boulders www.goldfieldghosttown.com The Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix www.riparianinstitute.orgin a 47-acre nature preserve.www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/dvrac Golfland/SunSplash 602-273-1341 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa The nation’s leading nonprofit zoo, Rose Garden at MesaDesert Belle 480-834-8319 home to more than 1,200 animals. Community College14011 N. Bush Highway, Mesa Two action-packed family Exciting array of animal exhibits, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa480-984-2425 entertainment centers with three unique special events, educational 480-461-7022 18-hole miniature golf courses, programs, outdoor recreational Largest rose garden in the aridEnjoy a relaxing 90-minute cruise Fastcar Raceway, video arcade, activities for people of all ages. Southwest with 9600 rose bushesaboard the Desert Belle on Saguaro wave pool, Lazy River, MasterLake. See towering canyon walls, www.phoenixzoo.org and 500+ varieties, blooming most Blaster Water Coaster. SunSplash is of the year – the peak of floweringexotic wildlife and dramatic desert seasonal. www.golfland.com/mesavistas. www.desertbelle.com Queen Creek Olive Mill in April. www.mc.maricopa.edu/ Japanese Friendship Garden 25062 S. Meridian Rd. community/rosegardenDesert Botanical Garden 1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Queen Creek1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 602-256-3204 480-888-9290 Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm480-941-1225 Authentic 3½-acre Japanese Stroll Arizona’s first working olive farm I-10 Exit 219, PicachoAmid the red buttes of Papago Garden with tea garden and tea and mill. Hand-picked olives are 520-466-3658Park is one of the world’s finest house, stone footbridges, lanterns, blended to make one of the world’s Stop in and feed the critterscollections of desert plants. more than 50 varieties of plants. finest extra virgin olive oils. for an unforgettable experience.Showcases 50 acres of beautiful Seasonal. www.japanesefriendship www.queencreekolivemill.com www.roostercogburn.comoutdoor exhibits. www.dbg.org garden.org LEARN MORE AT VISITMESA.COM
  4. 4. Schnepf Farms OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Desert Voyagers Outback Safari Company22601 E. Cloud Rd., Queen Creek Guided Rafting Tours Mesa480-987-3100 Apache Trail and 480-998-7238 480-987-8335Petting corral featuring a pony, Superstition Mountains Experience the beauty of Arizona’s Experience the timeless beautya potbelly pig, chickens, sheep, Highway 88 desert rivers.Your choice of high of the Arizona desert on an ATV,goats and rabbits. U-pick peaches, One of the most popular day trips and dry or wet and wonderful. Ranger or Hummer. See a varietyapricots, sweet corn in season. Local from the Phoenix-Mesa metro Morning and afternoon tours of scenery from the classic saguarohoney, nuts, dried fruit, specialty area. Follow the footsteps that available. www.desertvoyagers.com cactus to sandy river bottomsfood and crafts. Park, tours and Native Americans and prospectors and cool running creeks, not tocamping. www.schnepffarms.com took more than 100 years ago. Fighter Combat International mention Arizona’s diverse wildlife. www.americansouthwest.net/ Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport www.theoutbacksafari.comShamrock Farms arizona/apache_trail 5865 S. Sossaman Rd., Mesa40034 W. Clayton Rd., Stanfield 480-279-1881 or 866-FLY-HARD602-477-2462 The dream of being a fighter pilot Saguaro Lake Apache Trail Tours Ranch Trail RidesEmbark on an entertaining, Goldfield Ghost Town becomes a reality. Unforgettableeducational adventure, where experience because you actually fly 13020 Bush Highway, Mesa Apache Junction 480-984-0335you can meet the 10,000 cows 480-982-7661 the plane. www.fightercombat.comthat make our dairy so special. Guided trail rides offer spectacular Custom wild west adventures views of the surrounding countrywww.shamrockfarmstour.com for families or groups including Fort McDowell Adventures 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd. and information on desert plants Jeep tours, hiking treks, gold and cactus. Take a morning rideSuperstition Farm Dairy Tours Fountain Hills3440 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa panning excursions, steak-outs, 480-816-6465 through the desert or a sunset ride480-986-7781 overnight camping and more! Unforgettable trail ride through in the late afternoon. Seasonal.Experience how natural feeds www.apachetrailtours.com the ever-flowing Verde River. www.SaguaroLakeTrailRides.comand surplus bakery goods, pastas, City slicker cattle drive, scenicgrains and cotton turn into Bob Bondurant School of jeep tour and the finest western Salt River Tubing & Recreationnature’s most perfect food. High Performance Driving party venues in Arizona. 1320 N. Bush Highway, Mesawww.superstitionfarmtours.com Chandler www.fortmcdowelladventures.com 480-984-3305 480-961-0143 or 800-842-7223 Beat the heat on a hot ArizonaTempe Town Lake The world’s finest driving school Great American summer day and float on the coolRio Salado Pkwy. and Mill Ave. featuring a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road Balloon Company and refreshing mountain-streamTempe course, specifically designed by Bob 3130 W. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix waters of the Salt River. Seasonal.480-350-8625 Bondurant for high performance, 877-933-6359 www.saltrivertubing.comThe heart of Tempe Town Lake is race driving and advanced driving Ballooning is a true adventurehistoric Tempe Beach Park. Room instruction. www.bondurant.com with the wind determining yourfor a rock music festival with quiet course. Flights offered twice daily. INDOOR ATTRACTIONSspace still remaining for a romantic Desert Dog www.wedofly.comwalk. www.tempetownlake.com Amazing Jake’s Food & Fun Hummer Adventures 1830 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa Fountain Hills Hot Air ExpeditionsTonto National Forest Deer Valley Airport 480-926-7499 480-837-3966 All-you-can-eat buffet, bowling,Mesa Ranger District Breathtaking views of Four Peaks 480-502-6999 or 800-831-76105140 E. Ingram St., Mesa Ballooning is an exhilarating indoor go-karts, bumper karts, and Saguaro Lake. Full- or half-day experience for everyone. laser tag, 25-foot rock wall, exciting480-610-3300 tours. Experience the thrill of four- Champagne breakfast and sunset kiddie rides, video games.Great location for hiking, fifthlargest forest in the U.S., on nearly wheeling. www.azadventures.com hors d’oeuvres flights available. www.amazingjakes.com/mesathree million acres. Outstanding www.hotairexpeditions.comrecreational opportunities all year. Desert Storm Hummer Tours Challenger Space CenterScenic landscapes from cactus- 15525 N. 83rd Way, #8, Scottsdale OK Corral 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoriastudded desert to pine-forested 480-922-0020 or 866-374-8637 2655 E. Whitely St. 623-322-2001mountains. www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto Voted one of the Top 100 Apache Junction Exciting space-themed learning Adventures In America by National 480-982-4040 environment where you flyTurf Paradise Geographic. Exciting four-hour One-, two- or four-hour simulated space flight missions1501 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix tour, using advanced night vision horseback trail rides and one- to involving flight crews, mission602-942-1101 equipment, ITT GEN 3. five-day horseback trail riding controllers and scientists.Live racing September through www.dshummer.com camping trips. www.okcorrals.com www.azchallenger.orgMay. Simulcast racing sevendays a week, 364 days a year.www.turfparadise.comUsery Mountain ParkNature Center3939 N. Usery Pass Rd., Mesa480-984-0032The park is 3,648 acres set at thewestern end of the GoldfieldMountains, adjacent to the TontoNational Forest. www.maricopa.gov/parks/useryWildlife World Zoo16501 W. Northern Ave.Litchfield Park623-935-WILDArizona’s largest collection ofexotic animals, more than 1,300individual animals – up close andpersonal. www.wildlifeworld.com DESERT VOYAGERS
  5. 5. APACHE TRAIL TOURSCrosswoods Indoor Golf Center Red Mountain Dana Park Village Square Mesa Riverview5222 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert Multigenerational Center 1700 S.Val Vista Dr., Mesa Loop 202 & N. Dobson Rd.480-654-GOLF 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa 480-890-0555 MesaTest your skill on 30+ world-class 480-644-4810 Upscale, boutique-style shopping 480-461-0050courses, including Pebble Beach, Serving pre-schoolers to senior with sparkling fountains and 1.3 million square feet of retail,Spyglass Hill and Harbour Town. adults. Indoor walking/running merchants offering jewelry, home including the first Bass Pro Shopswww.crosswoodsgolf.com track, climbing wall, exercise accessories, fashion clothing, in the Southwest, and the new equipment, aerobics, billiard Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and gourmet foods and unique dining. room, gymnasium and more. Grill. www.mesariverview.comF1 Race Factory www.cityofmesa.org/parksrec/ www.danapark.com317 S. 48th St., Phoenix rmmc602-302-RACE (7223) Downtown Mesa Superstition GatewayFrom high-speed kart racing to 58 W. Main St., Mesa US 60 & Signal Butte Rd., Mesa Sea Life Aquarium at Retail power center includingrock climbing, billiards and video Arizona Mills 480-890-2613games. www.f1racefactory.com 5000 Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe “A square mile of unique style” dining, shopping, cinemas, two 480-478-7600 Original Mesa town center with IMAX theaters.Gameworks Themed environment transports the Mesa Arts Center, museums, visitors into the amazing ocean Superstition Springs Center5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe restaurants, cafés, shops, boutiques, world, providing close encounters 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa480-839-4263 hotels and city services. with an array of creatures from 480-832-0212The ultimate destination for a total www.downtownmesa.com shrimp and starfish to seahorses, At US 60 and Power Road inentertainment experience where east Mesa, mall includes Dillard’s,guests can eat, drink, party and play. sharks, rays and tropical fish. Fiesta Mall www.sealifeus.com JCPenney, Sears, 150 specialtywww.gameworks.com 1445 W. Southern Ave., Mesa shops, cinemas, eateries, carousel, SK8 Asylum 480-833-4121 desert botanical garden, PlazaLaser Quest 8743 E. Pecos Rd. Suite 136, Mesa At US 60 and Alma School Road, Amphitheater.2035 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa 480-888-9090 Fiesta Mall features Macy’s, Sears, www.superstitionsprings.com480-752-0005 Indoor skatepark has something Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting GoodsTag, hide and seek, cops and for every skater! Includes street and more than 140 of your Village at Las Sendasrobbers, capture the flag and course, mini ramps, wooden bowl, favorites. www.shopfiesta.com Power Rd. & McDowell Rd., MesaBuck Rogers all rolled into one, vert ramp. www.sk8asylum.com Upscale dining and shopping atenhanced with modern technology. Greenfield Gateway more than five restaurants andwww.laserquest.com Stratum Laser Tag US 60 & Greenfield Rd., Mesa more than a dozen specialty shops. 1455 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa Retail power center includingMesa Community 480-545-5500 dining, sporting goods, furnitureCollege Planetarium Facility includes a 13,000-square- and clothing.1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa foot laser tag arena with 15 different480-461-7015 levels, arcade and redemption area, Mesa Grand Shopping Center featuring all non-violent arcadeAvailable to K-12 school groups games as well as a seated dining area. US 60 & Stapley Dr., Mesaor public groups of any age www.stratumhq.com Extensive selection of specialtyinterested in astronomy. 53 seats. stores, dining and cinemas.www.mc.maricopa.edu/ SHOPPING www.shopmesagrand.comdept/d43/ast/planetarium/ Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Mesa Market PlacePolar Ice Gilbert 1133 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa 10550 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa2305 E Knox Rd, Gilbert 602-606-5600 480-380-5572 The world’s leading supplier of480-503-7080 premium outdoor gear, the only Open Friday, Saturday andFamily-oriented venue offering safe Bass Pro Shop in Arizona. Located Sunday only. 1600 boothsand enjoyable ice activities for all at Mesa Riverview, Highway under one roof. Mister systemages. Public ice skating and group 202 and North Dobson Road. throughout to beat the summerevents. www.polaricegilbert.com www.bassproshops.com heat. www.mesamarket.com DANA PARK LEARN MORE AT VISITMESA.COM
  6. 6. Mesa Arts Center MUSEUMS One E. Main St., Mesa Arizona Capitol Museum 480-644-6500 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix A 212,755-square-foot performing 602-926-3620 arts, visual arts and arts education This National Register site served facility. Largest, most comprehensive as both the capitol of the Arizona arts center in Arizona. Located in Territory and the state capitol the heart of downtown at Center and has been restored to its 1912 and Main streets. Four theaters, five appearance. It offers museum and galleries, 14 creative art studios. capitol tours, exhibits, education www.mesaartscenter.com programs, commemoration of special state events and a museum Organ Stop Pizza store. www.lib.az.us/museum 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa 480-813-5700 Arizona Hall of Fame Museum The unique Organ Stop is 1101 W. Washington St., Phoenix one of the largest restaurants 602-542-4581 in the Southwest. Xylophones, Housed in the 1908 Carnegie chimes, pianos, drums, cymbals Library. Arizona Women’s Hall and hundreds of other musical of Fame plus changing exhibits instruments and sound effects focusing on the people of Arizona. surround you in the dining room, www.azcama.com/museums/ MESA ARTS CENTER controlled by one person at the hofame.html PHOTO © AL PAYNE console of the mighty Wurlitzer organ. www.organstoppizza.com Arizona Historical Society Museum Dutton Family Theater Orpheum Theatre 1300 N. College Ave., TempeTHEATER/DINNER THEATER 480-929-9499 7420 E. Main St., Mesa 203 W. Adams St., PhoenixASU’s Gammage Auditorium 480-840-MUSIC (6874) 602-262-7272 A regional museum in Papago1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe The entertainment experience Beautifully renovated 1,400-seat Park featuring changing and480-965-3434 of a lifetime! Each Dutton plays venue showcases local and permanent interactive exhibitsDesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright, numerous instruments – they sing, touring companies presenting on contemporary central ArizonaGammage seats 3,000 and presents dance and tickle your funny bone. theater, dance and music. history. Multimedia gallery,a year-round season of nationally Seasonal. www.theduttons.com educational tours, research library. www.phoenixstages.comtouring Broadway musicals, www.arizonahistoricalsociety.orgplus much more. Excellent group Gateway 12 Imax Theater Phoenix Symphony Hall Arizona Mining &discounts/packages available. 1935 S. Signal Butte Rd., Mesawww.asugammage.com 225 E. Adams St., Phoenix Mineral Museum 480-354-8030 602-534-5600 1502 W. Washington St., Phoenix Treat your senses to the most Home of the Phoenix Symphony 602-771-1611 or 800-446-4259Barleen’s Arizona Opry powerful movie experience yetDinner Show Orchestra, Arizona Opera Commemorates the mining created. A larger-than-life escape, and Ballet Arizona, hosting industry that helped build Arizona.2275 Old West Highway putting you in the heart of theApache Junction entertainment from opera and More than 3,000 minerals on action! www.imax.com ballet to Broadway shows and exhibit, including colorful minerals480-982-7991Relax in a comfortable, air- concerts. www.phoenixstages.com from Arizona’s copper mines. Hale Centre Theatre www.admmr.state.az.usconditioned theater and enjoy a 50 W. Page Ave., Gilberthearty, home-cooked meal. After Rockin’ R Ranch 480-497-1181 6136 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa Arizona Museum for Youthdinner, enjoy an unforgettable Fun and affordable familyevening of family entertainment! 480-832-1539 35 N. Robson, Mesa entertainment. An intimate, 480-644-2468 EnglishSeasonal. www.azopry.com Gunfights and gold panning, friendly theatrical experience. 480-644-2467 Spanish western shops and hot dutch www.haletheatrearizona.com Nationally renowned fine artsBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre oven biscuits. All-you-can-eat5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa BBQ beef or chicken dinner museum for children. Changing Herberger Theater Center gallery presents three exhibitions480-325-6700 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix followed by a spectacular westernA visit to Broadway Palm is more stage show featuring the world- annually with ongoing hands-on 602-252-8497 art activities. Designed for agesthan just great theater, with the The Valley venue for the famous Rockin’ R Wranglers.lavish buffet, full-service bar and 0-12. www.arizonamuseum Arizona Theatre Company, with www.rockinr.net foryouth.commouth-watering gourmet desserts. productions that are consistentlyEnjoy an evening of fabulous as good as any top theater in the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Arizona Museum offood and Broadway entertainment country. www.phoenixstages.com 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale Natural Historyin the 500-seat theatre. 480-994-ARTS 53 N. Macdonald, Mesawww.broadwaypalmwest.com Higley Center for Music, dance and theater; 480-644-2230 Performing Arts amphitheater concerts under the Museum of cultural and naturalChandler Center for the Arts 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert stars; free Sunday A’Fairs, October history, permanent and changing250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-279-7190 through April and the annual exhibitions on Arizona and the480-782-2680 Actors, dancers and musicians Scottsdale Arts Festival in March. Southwest, from the old west toThe elegant complex features three take their places on stage to www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org the space age, from dinosaurs tostages, with total seating capacity of give the audience a memorable conquistadors. Hands-on exhibits1,550, ample parking and just one evening of live performance. for all ages. www.azmnh.orgblock from the San Marcos Resort. www.higleyarts.orgwww.chandlercenter.org LEARN MORE AT VISITMESA.COM
  7. 7. Arizona Pop Culture Museum Commemorative Musical Instrument Museum River of Time Museum5415 E. High Street, Phoenix Air Force Museum 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 12901 N. La Montana Blvd.602-404-0810 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa 480-478-6000 Fountain HillsEscape to a fantastic world away 480-924-1940 The world’s first global instrument 480-837-2612from the daily reality that takes The Arizona Wing is entrusted museum offers a history of musical The museum dramatizes thethe viewer on an innovative with the restoration, care and instruments throughout the world. critical importance of riversand imaginative journey. www. display of “Sentimental Journey”, www.themim.org and water to life in theazpopculturemuseum.com considered the most authentically desert. Programs and activities restored flying B-17 in the world Penske Racing Museum for adults and children. today. www.azcaf.org 7125 E. Chauncey Lane, PhoenixArizona Railway/Train Museum www.riveroftimemuseum.org 480-538-4444330 E. Ryan Rd., Chandler Celebrates the winning tradition Hall of Flame Museum480-821-1108 of Firefighting of Penske racing, showcasing Shemer Art Center & MuseumDedicated to the railways of 6101 E.Van Buren St., Phoenix vintage race cars, racing trophies, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., PhoenixArizona and the Southwest. 602-275-3473 memorabilia. www.penskeracing 602-262-4727www.azrymuseum.org Includes more than 90 restored museum.com 1920s Santa Fe mission-style pieces of fire apparatus, dating from building features exhibits byArizona Science Center 1725. www.hallofflame.org Petersen House Museum Arizona artists, as well as classes for600 E. Washington St., Phoenix 1414 W. Southern Ave., Tempe the whole family. www.ci.phoenix.602-716-2000 Heard Museum 480-350-5151 az.us/PARKS/shemer.htmlHands-on, eye-opening fun with 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix After extensive restoration, thea state-of-the-art planetarium, 602-252-8848 Petersen House received the 1990 Superstition Mountain300+ interactive exhibits, five- Exhibit galleries and beautiful Governor’s Award of Historic Lost Dutchman Museumstory giant-screen theater, live outdoor courtyards feature Preservation. www.tempe.gov/ 4087 N. Apache Traildemonstrations and traveling outstanding Native American art. petersenhouse Apache Junctionexhibitions. www.azscience.org www.heard.org 480-983-4888 Phoenix Art Museum The museum collects, preservesBead Museum Hoo-Hoogam Ki Museum 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix and displays the artifacts, history 10005 E. Osborne Rd., Scottsdale 602-257-1222 and folklore of the Superstition5754 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale 480-850-8190 Includes 16,000 artworks that623-931-2737 span the centuries. 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