National Parks / Natural World in SEDONA with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Sedona has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Sedona, Arizona offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Sedona itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Red Stone Tours Grand Canyon and Sedona

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    (2 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 ...

  • Slide Rock State Park

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    (5 miles) 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 ...

  • Red Rock State Park

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    (5 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 ...

  • Dead Horse Ranch

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    (17 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 ...

  • Buffalo Park

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    (25 miles) Flagstaff

    Explore nature in the most popular urban trail in Flagstaff, with a 2 mile loop within the park that lies on an ancient lava flow!

  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

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    (27 miles) Flagstaff

    Incredible rock formations, curved canyons, and former homes of ancient inhabitants can be explored in this stunning Arizona national monument.

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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    (51 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 ...

  • Thunderbird Conservation Park

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    (85 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.

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (98 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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    (99 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.

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  • Museum Of Northern Arizona

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    (26 miles) 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 ...

  • The Phippen Museum

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    (41 miles) 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 ...

  • Smoki Museum

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    (46 miles) Prescott

    The Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People.The Smoki Museum as it appeared in the ...

  • Sharlot Hall Museum

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    (46 miles) 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 ...

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    (99 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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    (99 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. ...

  • Heard Museum

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    (100 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 ...

  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    (20 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 ...

  • The Grand Canyon Deer Farm

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    (32 miles) Williams

    Oh Deer! A sweet and fun Deer Farm where kids don't just look at the deer, but walk among them, and touch them!

  • Bearizona

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    (36 miles) Williams

    A North American wildlife park for those animal lovers in the family, where families can enjoy the wilderness and witness beautiful herds of wildlife roaming free around them - all from the safety of ...

  • Southwest Wildlife

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    (79 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 ...

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (91 miles) Scottsdale

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

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (99 miles) Phoenix

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

  • Wildlife World Zoo

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    (99 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!

  • Arizona Helicopter Adventures

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    (2 miles) Sedona

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

  • Verde Canyon Railroad

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    (18 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 ...

  • Grand Canyon Railway

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    (36 miles) Williams

    All aboard to Grand Canyon National Park! Book your Grand Canyon Railway reservation online on one of five classes of service on our vintage train from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park. Or, ...

  • Desert Belle Cruises

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    (90 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!

  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (92 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 ...

  • Castles N Coasters

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    (92 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!

  • Enchanted Island

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    (98 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!

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    (84 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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    (93 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!

  • Big Surf

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    (99 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!

  • A Day In The West

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    Sedona

    At A Day in the West we offer a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep Tours, Horseback Rides, Jeep / Helicopter Combination, Jeep / Spa Combination, and Jeep / Winery Combination Tours.