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No doubt about it - Arizona is an incredibly beautiful state, and synonymous with those family RV trips through the stunning desert landscapes - and as it should be - it’s an incredible place! 

Grand Canyon National Park- possibly the most famous natural wonder in the whole country sees thousands of families a day admiring how vast it is.  Monument Valley and those famous mittens feature on most road trip itineraries.  But is there more to Arizona than spectacular canyons and deserts? Of course there is!

Swimming in Arizona? You betcha! Parks like Wet N Wild Phoenix and Big Surf are ready and waiting to cool off water lovers of any age.  

A wildlife safari in Arizona? Why not! Out of Africa Wildlife Park will transport you to the plains of Africa as you encounter lions, tigers, and bears (Oh my!)

Fishing, beaches and hiking? Just say the word! Stunning National Parks like Catalina State Park and Lake Havasu State Park are perfect camping spots where families can immerse themselves in babbling brooks, tranquil forests, picnics, fishing and beaches.

So while it’s important to experience the Arizona the world knows, make sure you spend time getting to know the Arizona the locals know!

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  • Catalina State Park

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    (91 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 ...

  • Biosphere 2

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    (87 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 ...

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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    (46 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, ...

  • Lost Dutchman State Park

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    (26 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.

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (3 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.

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (10 miles) Scottsdale

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

  • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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    (66 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 ...

  • Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Park

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    (122 miles) 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 ...

  • Alamo Lake State Park

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    (110 miles) 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, ...

  • Dead Horse Ranch

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    (92 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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    (96 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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    (99 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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    (105 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 ...

  • Old Tucson Studios

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    (96 miles) Tucson

    Slap on Your Spurs for a Day of Wild West Fun. From daring cowboy gunfights and stunts to rip-roarin musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson offers exciting Old West entertainment. One of the many ...

  • 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 ...

  • Breakers

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    (84 miles) Marana

    Breakers Bay is Arizonas Largest Wave Pool.1.3 Million Gallons of wave pool excitement. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arizona

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    (17 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!

  • Buckeye Aquatic Center

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    (37 miles) Buckeye

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

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (7 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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    (2 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!

  • WaterWorks Waterpark

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    (23 miles) Western Dale City

    Waterworks offers state of the art outdoor excitement, including pools, slides, fountains, an expansive shallow beach area, and friendly, family fun.

  • Surprise Aquatic Center

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    (29 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!

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    (22 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!

  • Reid Park Zoo

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    (103 miles) Tucson

    Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time. Meet the more than 400 animalsrhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American ...

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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    (64 miles) Picacho

    Stop in and feed the critters for an unforgettable experience. Something for everyone - ostrich, deer, miniature Sicilian donkeys, Boer goats, and rainbow lorikeets to feed plus the Monster Truck ...

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