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Fun things to do in scottsdale

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

    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

  • 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 ...

  • Fiddlesticks

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    (5 miles) Scottsdale

    Come out and play! This 20-acre complex for family recreation includes Go-Karts, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Driving Range and a Video Arcade! Rookie Go-Karts, Dragon Kiddie Ride ...

  • 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

    Amazing indoor rainforest environment with walk through enclosures, freshwater aquariums, terrific ant farm and Honey Bee Extravaganza.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    (8 miles) 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.

  • 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.

  • Arizona Science Center

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    (9 miles) Phoenix

    Arizona Science Center provides exploration, education and entertainment for all ages. The Center contains four levels of exciting hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a five-story ...

  • 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

    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 ...

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