Transport Attractions in MESA with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Grand Canyon State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Mesa, Arizona!

Mesa has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Mesa

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (10 miles) Scottsdale

    McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the most unique park of its kind in the country. Take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique ...

  • Desert Belle Cruises

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    (20 miles) Mesa

    Take to the water in the desert with Desert Belle Cruises, and let kids can see the desert from a completely new perspective!

  • Verde Canyon Railroad

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    (95 miles) Clarkdale

    The Verde Canyon Railroad is often referred to as the finest train ride in Arizona and acclaimed as Arizona's longest-running nature show. The remote wilderness of the Verde Canyon, located west of ...

  • Arizona Helicopter Adventures

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    (99 miles) Sedona

    Fly high across Sedona's stunning views in these fun helicopter tours! Amazing views of Arizona!

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  • Detours Arizona

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    (6 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.

  • Ghost Town Tours Jerome

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    (94 miles) Jerome

    Historic and spooky tours in the LARGEST ghost town in the USA, with mystery, fun and maybe some scares!

  • Sedona Star Gazing Tours

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    (94 miles) Sedona

    An entertaining evening of astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky.

  • Red Rock Helicopter Tours

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    (99 miles) Sedona

    A fun and thrilling experience to see Sedona from a completely different and unique viewpoint!

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Take the kids to the desert with the Desert Botanical Garden - a living museum featuring more than 50,000 plants, where the can even encounter rare, threatened and endangered species.

  • Lost Dutchman State Park

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    (20 miles) Apache Junction

    The park is located 5 mi. north of Apache Junction, off of AZ 88 (the old Apache Trail), at the base of the Superstition Mountains.

  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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    (20 miles) Queen Creek

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

  • Thunderbird Conservation Park

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    (28 miles) Glendale

    An amazing 1,185 acre park in Glendale, dedicated to preserving the desert environment. With trails and wildlife for those outdoor loving families.

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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    (40 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, ...

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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    (64 miles) Payson

    Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, Tonto Natural Bridge has been in the making for thousands of years. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in ...

  • Biosphere 2

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    (82 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 ...

  • Catalina State Park

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    (86 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 ...

  • Dead Horse Ranch

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    (93 miles) Cottonwood

    Despite its distinctive name, Dead Horse Ranch is situated amidst an abundance of life along the Verde River. A six-mile reach of the river is known as the Verde River Greenway. Its unique ...

  • Red Rock State Park

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    (97 miles) Sedona

    The Red Rock State Park property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The park's 286 acres were originally part of the Smoke Trail ...

  • Red Stone Tours Grand Canyon and Sedona

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    (100 miles) Sedona

    Discover one of our planet's most awesome spectacles with our seasoned nature guides. Spot for wildlife such as: Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Desert Pronghorn, Bald Eagles and the rare and endangered ...

  • Enchanted Island

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    (15 miles) Phoenix

    Perfect for those kids aged 1 to 10 years, Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Arizona offers charm and magic, as well as those exciting rides!

  • Castles N Coasters

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    (20 miles) Phoenix

    Enjoy thrill rides, mini golf, family entertainment and lots of adventures at this Arizona theme park with a ton of fun for the kids!

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (2 miles) Mesa

    Water fun in Mesa with thrill slides, family slides and gentler options for those smaller kids. There is even mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides!

  • Big Surf

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    (5 miles) Tempe

    Body slides, tube slides, and even water basketball at this very fun family friendly water park - perfect for those water loving kids in Tempe! Enjoy your splashing family day out!

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    (14 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!

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    (27 miles) Glendale

    Slides, river, surfing, tubes, and tunnels - get ready for family water fun at Wet n Wild Phoenix! A VERY cool family day out option in Arizona!

  • Surprise Aquatic Center

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    (35 miles) 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 Aquatic Center

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    (43 miles) Buckeye

    The aquatic center features a twisty slide, 2 fountain play areas, a zero-depth pool and diving board.

  • Breakers Waterpark

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    (80 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!

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Animal fun at Phoenix Zoo, with 1,400 animals waiting to say hello. Also animal encounters, events, and camps!

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    (8 miles) Tempe

    Over 5,000 creatures at this Arizona SEA LIFE aquarium, including sharks, seahorses and tropical fish, as well as a 360 degree ocean tunnel!

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (10 miles) Scottsdale

    A one of a kind experience at the LARGEST indoor butterfly pavilion in the entire USA!

  • Southwest Wildlife

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    (22 miles) Scottsdale

    A beautiful center that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. Great for the animal loving ...

  • Wildlife World Zoo

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    (35 miles) Litchfield Park

    Visit the largest collection of exotic animals in Arizona, with over 6,000 individual animals to experience, with an aquarium, Safari Park, rides, and Dragon World!

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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    (60 miles) Picacho

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

  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    (83 miles) Camp Verde

    An amazing journey into the wonderful wildlife of Africa, without having to leave the beautiful Arizona! Lions, giraffes, black bears, zebras, hyenas....amazing animals to make your family day out ...