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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
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
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.
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
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
Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum featuring more than 50,000 plants, including rare, threatened and endangered species. Enjoy specialized tours, workshops, seasonal exhibits, special events, concerts and the opportunity to shop for unique i...
Scottsdale
Amazing indoor rainforest environment with walk through enclosures, freshwater aquariums, terrific ant farm and Honey Bee Extravaganza.
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.
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, towering trees, captivating cacti, sheer mountain cliffs,...
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 the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400...
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 ecosystem, the Cottonwood / Willow riparian gallery forest, ...
Biosphere 2
(94 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 interior portion of this tour is not wheelchair or stro...
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 Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye. Arizona's famous O...
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 California Condor. Travel in total comfort as you...
Tucson
This scenic desert park offers camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, plant and wildlife viewing, and an archaeological site, all just a few minutes from Tucson. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things...
Wenden
offers outdoor fun, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. For nature lovers, spring rains bring an abundance of wild flowers and the lake environment attracts a variety of wildlife year round, including bald and golden eagles, waterfowl, foxes, ...
Sedona
Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historical apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pi...
Show Low
Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities make Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a very popular place. This 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake offers history, too.
Parker
Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recr...
Safford
After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake are not only inviting, they're invigorating! Roper Lake State Park provides a great place to spend a few days or just a few hours. Desert vegetation, a peaceful lake and a v...
Lake Havasu City
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. Whether you're interested in swimming, fishing or just lounging and relaxing, Cattail Cove State Park offers you and your family ...
Lake Havasu
The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps, and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu
(150 Miles)
Lake Havasu City
More than 400 miles of stunning coastline will refresh you with exceptional watersports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking and houseboating. Or, if you prefer, explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails.
Patagonia
Established in 1994, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area's mission is to preserve this fragile riparian area and its surrounding environment. Encompassing a major portion of the Sonoita Creek and Coal Mine Spring watersheds, this is the State of Arizona...
Holbrook
With one of the worlds largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic ...
St Johns
Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, this 1,200-acre park encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet. It is fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mounta...
Flagstaff
The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the trails, or float the cur...
Grand Canyon
We offer fun and informative educational classes and tours for everyone, from thrill-seekers to chill-seekers. On day hikes, backpacks, and whitewater rafting trips, GCFI’s expert instructors share the must-see wonders of the Grand Canyon with park...
Laughlin
Big Bend State Recreation Area is located five miles south of Laughlin on the Needles Highway. The park is within the town limits of Laughlin, one mile south of Casino Drive on South Needles Hwy.
Las Vegas
Just like an eagle is able to fly across the grand canyon this tour allows you take the same view. This glass bridge suspends more than 4000ft above the Colorado River and stretches out 70ft from the edge.
Phoenix
Roller skating provides a wonderful way to stay in shape and makes for a stronger and better body.
Airworx
(12 Miles)
Chandler
Huge trampoline park with separate area for under 7s with their own features, trampoline dodgeball and speciality teen session.
Laser Quest
(13 Miles)
Mesa
Laser Quest is an entertainment Centre for the young and young at heart. It is perfect for birthday parties, team parties, day camps outings, as well as corporate events, teambuilding. Laser Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 – a high ...
AZ AirTime
(14 Miles)
Scottsdale
Enormous trampolining facility with angled walls, basketball hoops and dodgeball as well as a large foam play pit.
Jumpstreet
(16 Miles)
Chandler
Whether you are looking for a unique birthday or just a family day out jumpstreet is your daytime, nighttime, anytime fun place for kids of all ages (adults included!!) We have something for everyone from huge trampoline courts and trampoline dodge b...
Scottsdale
Modern indoor climbing experience with extensive range of routes. Parents can attend a short friendly tuition session to learn to belay the ropes, they can then suprvise and support their own child as they explore vertically, up to some 30ft!
Alltel Ice Den
(17 Miles)
Scottsdale
Bundle up and enjoy the crisp 53° ice rinks during one of the great public skating sessions! Public skating is a healthy and exciting activity the whole family can enjoy and with convenient sessions scheduled throughout the week, theres always a goo...
Tonto National Forest
We invite you to spend the day tubing down the beautiful Salt River rapids in beautiful Tonto National Forrest near Mesa, Arizona. Children must be over 8 years old or four feet tall.
Over The Edge
(99 Miles)
Sedona
Over the Edge Sedona, your one-stop bike shop offering the best in rentals, sales, service, and fun.
My Gym
(100 Miles)
Tucson
My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.
Rocks and Ropes
(107 Miles)
Tucson
Indoor climbing and Outdoor guided trips with certified professionals. Rocks and Ropes is pleased to host individuals, groups and birthday parties.
Tucson
The BLOC climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square foot, air-conditioned bouldering and fitness facility on the East side of Tucson. Over 7,000 square feet of state of the art bouldering walls, a separate area with a dozen auto-belays, treadwalls, a port...
Skate Country
(112 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.
Tucson
Discover the southwest by horseback! Tucson's long running and family owned Pantano Riding Stables caters to people of all ages, sizes, and experience levels. Enjoy pony rides and sunset trail rides, summer kid kamps and more.
Topock
Jerkwater Canoe & Kayak Company has been providing paddling equipment and running river trips on the Colorado River and other western waterways for over 35 years. We are the most experienced and widest-equipped canoe livery west of the Mississippi Ri...

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Fun places to visit in Phoenix with kids

Arizona is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Arizona's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Arizona with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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