Things to do in MARANA with kids

No doubt about it - Arizona is an incredibly beautiful state, and synonymous with those family RV trips through the stunning desert landscapes - and as it should be - it’s an incredible place! 

Grand Canyon National Park- possibly the most famous natural wonder in the whole country sees thousands of families a day admiring how vast it is.  Monument Valley and those famous mittens feature on most road trip itineraries.  But is there more to Arizona than spectacular canyons and deserts? Of course there is!

Swimming in Arizona? You betcha! Parks like Wet N Wild Phoenix and Big Surf are ready and waiting to cool off water lovers of any age.  

A wildlife safari in Arizona? Why not! Out of Africa Wildlife Park will transport you to the plains of Africa as you encounter lions, tigers, and bears (Oh my!)

Fishing, beaches and hiking? Just say the word! Stunning National Parks like Catalina State Park and Lake Havasu State Park are perfect camping spots where families can immerse themselves in babbling brooks, tranquil forests, picnics, fishing and beaches.

So while it’s important to experience the Arizona the world knows, make sure you spend time getting to know the Arizona the locals know!

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  • Breakers Waterpark

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    (5 miles) Marana

    Over 1.3 million gallons of water park excitement with the largest wave pool in Arizona! Cool off with the family at this fun water attraction!

  • Bedroxx Bowling

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    (12 miles) Tucson

    Family fun bowling, billiards, restaurant and arcade in Tucson's largest entertainment center! Tucson's largest entertainment center! Friendly staff take care of your party needs while you have a ...

  • Arizona Senora Desert Museum

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    (14 miles) Tucson

    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!

  • My Gym Tucson

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    (16 miles) Tucson

    Fun classes for creative and active kids from 6 months to 13 years, where they can learn, play, develop, and make friends!

  • Old Tucson Studios

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    (16 miles) Tucson

    Wild West Fun with gunfights and entertainment in Tucson, Arizona! Enjoy a day out with all things BBQ, saloon, and cowboy excitement!

  • The GPD Toy Train Museum

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    (16 miles) Tuscon

    If there's a little trainspotter in your household they're in for a real treat with this FREE entry museum, with displays of unique and extremely rare examples of toy trains and other railroadiana in ...

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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    (16 miles) Picacho

    Animal fun in Arizona on this working ostrich ranch. Also waiting for the kids are donkeys, goats, deer, and more!

  • International Wildlife Museum

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    (17 miles) 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. ...

  • Catalina State Park

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    (17 miles) Tucson

    More than an incredible State Park, this piece of Arizona nature also offers hiking, camping, horseback riding, concerts and family programs! A great way to get back to nature for your Tucson family ...

  • Funtasticks Family Fun Park

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    (18 miles) Tucson

    With tons of entertainment to choose from for your entire family, Funtasticks offers something for the kid in all of us, including miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, batting cages, and more!

  • Biosphere 2

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    (18 miles) Tucson

    This is Biosphere 2's most comprehensive tour and is available throughout the day. The admission desk will provide tour times and start locations. Because Biosphere 2 is a research facility, the ...

  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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    (21 miles) Tucson

    All things locomotive at this transportation museum in Southern Arizona. With depot tours, and actual locomotives for the kids to explore.

  • Arizona State Museum

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    (21 miles) Tucson

    Celebrate the cultures of the Southwest and northern Mexico at the Arizona State Museum - an educational and interesting family day out in Tucson!

  • Tucson Childrens Museum

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    (21 miles) 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.

  • Flandrau The University of Arizona Science Center

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    (21 miles) Tucson

    The Standard Program includes a visit to the Design Garage's hands-on, interactive exhibits; a self-guided tour of our spectacular collection of gems and minerals in the Mineral Museum; and a ...

  • Rocks and Ropes

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    (21 miles) Tucson

    Indoor climbing and Outdoor guided trips with certified professionals. Rocks and Ropes is pleased to host individuals, groups and birthday parties.

  • The Mini-Time Machine

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    (22 miles) 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.

  • Cactus Bowl

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    (23 miles) Tucson

    32 lanes of fun bowling, with bumpers, ball ramps, birthday parties, and pizza! Get that strike in Tucson, Arizona with the family!

  • Reid Park Zoo

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    (24 miles) Tucson

    24 acres of animal fun in Tucson, where kids can experience and learn all about species from all over the world!

  • Trail Dust Town

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    (25 miles) Tuscon

    An authentic wild west day out with vintage rides, cavalry museum, stunt shows and more, all in Tucson!

  • The BLOC Climbing and Fitness

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    (27 miles) Tucson

    Great for those active kids, BLOC climbing + fitness is 20,000 square foot of fitness fun, with over 7,000 square feet of just bouldering walls and other climbing experiences.

  • Skate Country

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    (28 miles) Tucson

    Fun for all ages ... children and adults. Whether your age is 5 or 75, there are people in all age brackets enjoying this sport.

  • Brunswick Camino Seco Bowl

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    (29 miles) Tucson

    Bowling at Brunswick is family fun at its best. Its a great way to spend some quality time everyone will enjoy. Bowling, billiards, video games, food, beverages - there is something fun for everyone.

  • Pima Air And Space Museum

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    (29 miles) 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 ...

  • Oracale State Educational Park

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    (31 miles) Oracle

    Oracle State Park is located in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near the town of Oracle. Ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 feet in elevation, the nearly 4,000-acre park consists ...

  • Pantano Riding Stables

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    (32 miles) Tucson

    All ages and experiences are welcome at this pony and horse riding trail experience in Arizona. Desert rides, sunset rides and kids camps too!

  • McFarland State Historic Park

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    (42 miles) Florence

    The history of the park's building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched ...

  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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    (43 miles) Vail

    Amazing cave tours to explore the underground. Large numbers of insect eating breeds of bats can be seen here in their natural habitat embarking at dusk of an evening and returning en masse at dawn.

  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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    (56 miles) Queen Creek

    10,000 acres of beautiful lower Sonoran Desert, with hiking, wildlife, and a visitors center

  • Cave of the Bells

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    (57 miles) Sonoita

    A unique, fragile and not often visited cave in Arizona, with beautiful and delicate formations. Visit via reservation only to protect it.

  • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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    (58 miles) Tubac

    The church and the military were the vanguards of Spanish frontier expansion throughout New Spain. The Jesuit, Eusebio Francisco Kino, established missions from 1687 to 1711 to christianize and ...

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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    (58 miles) Superior

    Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is the place to discover the intricate beauty and many faces of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. Featured are plants from the world's deserts, ...

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    (63 miles) 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!

  • Kartchner Caverns State Park

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    (66 miles) Benson

    Explore the fascinating underground world of Arizona at this cavern 330 million years old, with a great state park above ground for the kids to enjoy.

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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    (67 miles) Chandler

    An art gallery that focuses on Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. A great collection with FREE entry to inspire kids in Chandler, Arizona.