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Mesa
AzMNH is your place for dinosaurs that roar and so much more! With lots to see and do, this museum will keep kids of all ages engaged for hours. Exhibits are informative and visually stunning, and Dinosaur Hall never fails to amaze!
Mesa
As a semi-permanent art activity space for visitors, ages 5 and older, ArtZone is a great place to relax and explore art fundamentals. Emphasizing the elements of basic art, activities are open-ended and include drawing, building and reading for the ...
Phoenix
The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of t...
Phoenix
Explore an ancient 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin site in the heart of Phoenix. Along our trail the museum features a platform mound, ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. Inside visit our hands on children’s gallery Dig IT!: ...
Heard Museum
(20 Miles)
Phoenix
Today, the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a must-see Arizona landmark -- a place of learning, discovery and an opportunity to share Native traditions that will touch your heart. With exhibitions of cultural objects and fine art to jewe...
Tucson
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
Tuscon
If there's a little trainspotter in your household they're in for a real treat here with displays of unique and sometimes extremely rare examples of toy trains and other railroadiana.
Tucson
The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, the museum highlights over 40...
Tucson
The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is state-of-the-art display of entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts.
Tucson
A visit to the Tucson Childrens Museum will find you enjoying the numerous interactive exhibits, the daily hands-on activities and the monthly special events.
Prescott
Offers kids the chance to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through intriguing and interactive exhibits designed to teach through experimentation and play.
Smoki Museum
(92 Miles)
Prescott
The Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People.The Smoki Museum as it appeared in the 1930's. The Smoki People were a group of Prescott cit...
Prescott
The Sharlot Hall Museum is the largest museum in the central territory of Arizona. On June 11, 1928, Sharlot Mabridth Hall began a small museum in the Governor's Mansion and eighty years later her legacy exceeds four acres in downtown Prescott, Arizo...
Prescott
George Phippen, first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, died in 1966, leaving behind a group of artists interested in creating a facility that specifically represented artists in the American West. In 1974, the George Phippen Memorial Found...
Tucson
Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 275 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historic...
Flagstaff
Visitors to MNA can view exhibits relating to the Museum's four main disciplines: anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent exhibitsin five galleries and changing exhibits in three additional galleries.
Greer
The storied past of a famous Western writer and his artist son springs to life at Butterfly Lodge Museum. Nestled on a knoll among towering pines near a spring that trickles to the Little Colorado River we're a destination not to be overlooked! Liste...
Phoenix
The Valley's best places to take the family is conveniently located just west of 7th Avenue on Encanto Blvd, right in the heart of Phoenix's picturesque Encanto Park. Enchanted Island is filled with charm and magic, offering nine fanciful rides an...
Tucson
Slap on Your Spurs for a Day of Wild West Fun. From daring cowboy gunfights and stunts to rip-roarin musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson offers exciting Old West entertainment. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for thin...
Big Surf
(5 Miles)
Mesa
As America's original water park featuring body slides, tube slides, speed slides, water basketball and volleyball, a wave pool and children's play area. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Mesa for kids.
Mesa
Thrill slides, family slides and gentler options, interactive play pools and kiddie slides plus mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides.
Chandler
Features include 2 Water Slides, Lazy River flotation ride, Water Vortex, Interactive Play Pool with Beach Entry, Toddler Slides and a simply enormous dumping bucket!
Glendale
Wet n' Wild Phoenix has state of the art water rides for the whole family.
Western Dale City
Waterworks offers state of the art outdoor excitement, including pools, slides, fountains, an expansive shallow beach area, and friendly, family fun.
Surprise
Fabulous water park with both flume and tunnel slides, vortex whirlpool, diving well and boards, and a zero depth water play area for the little ones!
Buckeye
The aquatic center features a twisty slide, 2 fountain play areas, a zero-depth pool and diving board.
Breakers
(74 Miles)
Marana
Breakers Bay is Arizonas Largest Wave Pool.1.3 Million Gallons of wave pool excitement. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arizona
Tempe
A quiz trail guides you through a huge assortment of aquatic life, including the 360 degree ocean tunnel, and 5,000 creatures spread over 30 displays including touch tanks.
Phoenix Zoo
(13 Miles)
Phoenix
1,200 animals on exhibit at our Zoo, including mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds, and reptiles. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Phoenix for kids
Scottsdale
Rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. Tours must be pre booked.
Phoenix
Over 16 water rides and cool attractions, it's adventure, relaxation, and fun for everyone in the family. Congo River Rapids is mini water world for mini water sliders. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with k...
Acreage
With limited groups of twenty and by rsvp this is a great place for families to come and see wildlife like never before. No where can you get so close to amazing and beautiful carnivores so rare and beautiful as these. Along with some education great...
Litchfield Park
Wildlife World Zoo has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 2400 individual animals representing more than 400 exotic and endangered species. For nearly a quarter of a century, Wildlife World Zoo has endeavored to set the highe...
Picacho
Stop in and feed the critters for an unforgettable experience. Something for everyone - ostrich, deer, miniature Sicilian donkeys, Boer goats, and rainbow lorikeets to feed plus the Monster Truck Tours!
Gatorama
(85 Miles)
Palmdale
One of Gatorama's main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the fifteen acre attraction. V...
Camp Verde
Experience Out Of Africa Wildlife Park Arizona's Best Wildlife Theme Park.See hundreds of animals from all over the world! Lions, Tigers, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, Black Bear, Camel, Ostrich, Cobras, Zebra, Exotic Birds, Tortoise, Wildebeest, Jaguar, Leop...
Reid Park Zoo
(93 Miles)
Tucson
Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time. Meet the more than 400 animalsrhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection, our full-fl...
Williams
At the Deer Farm you don't just look at the deer, you walk among them, you touch them, you let them eat right from your hand! They also have Reindeer, Axis Deer, Talking Birds, Wallabies, Coatimundi and Marmosets.
Bearizona
(134 Miles)
Williams
A North American wildlife park that allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle plus walk through sections. Bearizona is an adventure!
Valentine
With educational and research facilities that span all ages; and diverse programs that offer visitors artistic and cultural experiences indicative of the countries that the animals come from.
Detours Arizona
(1)
(11 Miles)
Tempe
Professionally Guided Tours of the Southwest and so much more...As the leader in professionally guided tours of the Southwest, Detours offers the most comfortable and memorable tours since 2001.
Sedona
Red Rock Helicopter Tours is the most-trusted and well known helicopter tour company in Sedona. We take you in a jet-powered helicopter soaring eye level with the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona.
Sedona
Sedona's premiere helicopter tour company. Established in 1985 AHA is the oldest, most experienced tour operator in Sedona. Quality and customer service is our specialty!
Tortilla Flat
Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of the Dolly Steamboat.
Sedona
If you’re looking to see Sedona like never before, let us guide you to new heights and widen your perspective to the most beautiful views in the southwest.
A Day In The West
(1)
(105 Miles)
Sedona
At A Day in the West we offer a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep Tours, Horseback Rides, Jeep / Helicopter Combination, Jeep / Spa Combination, and Jeep / Winery Combination Tours.
Sedona Trolley Tour
(1)
(105 Miles)
Sedona
Daily Scheduled Tours to All of the Best Places in Sedona!
Sedona
From MILD to WILD! Sedona Off Road Adventures offers scenic tours, magnificent sunset tours and the exclusive world-renowned Jeep Eater and Cliff Hanger tours.
Bounce Jungle
(6 Miles)
Chandler
We are all about kids having fun, jumping, sliding and playing in the best indoor playground you have ever seen.
Mesa
Amusement park? Indoor? No way! Yes way! Imagine a 28,000 square feet climate controlled indoor amusement park with your child's favorite rides

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Imagination Avenue

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Sea Life Arizona

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Crackerjax

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Castles N Coasters

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Butterfly Wonderland

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Rawhide

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Fun places to visit in Gilbert with kids

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Arizona - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in AZ