Things to do in SCOTTSDALE with kids

Scottsdale is beautiful family-friendly city where kids find themselves visiting over and over again!

What are these amazing kids fun activities that keep them coming back?  Maybe it’s the McCormick-Stillman Railway Yard with fun train rides and an antique carousel?  Maybe it’s the incredible 20 acres of fun indoor play, go-karts, bumper boats and even a weeeeeee roller coaster with Fiddlesticks?

Maybe it’s the amazing indoor rainforest at Butterfly Wonderland with it’s own freshwater aquarium, or maybe it’s AZ AirTime with the fun sports of basketball and dodgeball AND its enormous trampolining facility!

We’re not done yet! We haven’t even mentioned the ice skating at Alltel Ice Den, or the beautiful rehabilitated animals at Southwest Wildlife.

And of course - it’s Arizona, which means incredible scenery! Head out with McDowell Sonoran Preserve where kids can get out on horseback, river floats, and even hot-air balloon rides, or saddle up at MacDonald’s Ranch with a petting zoo and stagecoach rides!

Didn’t we tell you that Scottsdale has PLENTY of fun places to go with kids! Get going!

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  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (2 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.

  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (3 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 ...

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (3 miles) Phoenix

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

  • Big Surf

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    (3 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!

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    (4 miles) 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 ...

  • Pueblo Grande Museum

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    (5 miles) 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. ...

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (5 miles) Scottsdale

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

  • Childsplay

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    (5 miles) Tempe

    Arizonas Strikingly Original Theatre for Young Audiences. Childsplay welcomes you to its 360 degree theatre experiencesâ

  • Detours Arizona

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    (5 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.

  • Apache Palms RV Park

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    (6 miles) Tempe

    Located in the heart of the Valley of the Sun, Apache Palms RV Park is your family's ideal Arizona base for visiting Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

  • Sport Zone Park Family Fun Center

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    (6 miles) Aurora

    Experience the challenge of the 18-hole inspired falls mini golf as it wraps its way around magnificent waterfalls that dot the course. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Arizona Museum for Youth

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

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    (8 miles) Mesa

    A place where dinosaurs come back to life though fun and educational exhibits, as well as a fascinating insight into our planet!

  • 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!

  • Imagination Avenue

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    (8 miles) Phoenix

    Want to be the kid about town? You can! Imagination Avenue is a child size town complete with schools, a market, hospital, bakery....and so much more to indulge a childs imagination

  • AZ AirTime

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    (8 miles) Scottsdale

    Enormous trampolining facility with angled walls, basketball hoops and dodgeball as well as a large foam play pit.

  • Jambo Indoor Amusement Park

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    A super fun indoor amusement park with flying elephants, jungle swings, safari trains, pirate laser tag, wildlife mini golf and so much more!

  • Arizona Science Center

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    Science AND fun at this Arizona Science Center, with exploration, and education for all ages. Four levels of hands-on exhibits, a planetarium and an IMAX theatre.

  • Kiwanis Park Recreation Center

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    (9 miles) Tempe

    The Kiwanis Park Recreation Center is a beautiful 54,000 square foot complex that is owned and operated by the City of Tempe. The facility is located in the scenic 125 acre City of Tempe Kiwanis ...

  • Laser Quest

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    (9 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 ...

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (9 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!

  • Great Arizona Puppet Theater

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    With top quality puppet shows ranging from the classics like Cinderella and Goldilocks to more unusual fare such as 'The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll', you're bound to find ...

  • Heard Museum

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    (9 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 ...

  • Crackerjax

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    (9 miles) Scottsdale

    CrackerJax is Arizona's largest Family Fun & Sports Park with over 27 acres of excitement! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arizona

  • Enchanted Island

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    (9 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!

  • AZ on the Rocks

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Alltel Ice Den

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    (10 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 ...

  • Amazing Jakes Fun and Food

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    (11 miles) Mesa

    Fun filled attractions in Mesa for the whole family, with amusements, food, video games, and much more!

  • Xtreme Air Park

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    (12 miles) Chandler

    Formally Airworx, this trampoline park is wall to wall fun with so many more features for those active kids in Arizona!

  • Jumpstreet

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    (12 miles) Chandler

    The entire family (yes parents too!) can enjoy this indoor trampoline and fun center - the perfect way to have fun and stay active!

  • Makutu's Island Family Fun Center

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    (12 miles) Chandler

    Fun at one of Arizona's largest indoor play places, where fantasy and adventure await for kids of all ages!

  • Castles N Coasters

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    (12 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!

  • Ice Den Chandler

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    (13 miles) Chandler

    Great indoor pubic ice skating for the whole family in Chandler, with hockey and classes too!

  • Xtreme Pursuit

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    (13 miles) Phoenix

    Active kids over 10 yrs will can work as a team at one of the largest indoor paintball facilities in the country! Paintball fun in Phoenix!

  • Freestone Park

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    (13 miles) Gilbert

    Within the park are bright, varied playground areas for multiple age groups beside the lakes; batting cages, basketball courts and sand volleyball pits; miniature train; tennis courts; cycle paths; ...