Things to do in TORTILLA FLAT with kids

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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  • Lost Dutchman State Park

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    (7 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.

  • Goldfield Ghost Town

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    (8 miles) Goldfield

    Come and visit Goldfield Ghost Town today! Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then ...

  • Desert Belle Cruises

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    (9 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!

  • Salt River Tubing

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    (15 miles) 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.

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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    (22 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, ...

  • Freestone Park

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    (25 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; ...

  • Southwest Wildlife

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    (25 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 ...

  • Amazing Jakes Fun and Food

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    (25 miles) Mesa

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

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

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    (27 miles) Mesa

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

  • Arizona Museum for Youth

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    (27 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 ...

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (27 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!

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (28 miles) Scottsdale

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

  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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    (29 miles) Queen Creek

    10,000 acres of beautiful lower Sonoran Desert, with hiking, wildlife, and a visitors center

  • Jumpstreet

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    (29 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!

  • Laser Quest

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    (29 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 ...

  • Alltel Ice Den

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    (29 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 ...

  • AZ on the Rocks

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    (29 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 ...

  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

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    (30 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!

  • Big Surf

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    (31 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!

  • Tumbleweed Ranch

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    (31 miles) Chandler

    A great historic experience for the family in Chandler, with a collection of historic homes, farm equipment and buildings.

  • Apache Palms RV Park

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    (31 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.

  • McCormic-Stillman Railway Yard

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    (31 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 ...

  • Arizona Railway Museum

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    (31 miles) Chandler

    A great experience looking at real railroad artifacts and equipment from Arizona and the Southwest.

  • AZ AirTime

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    (31 miles) Scottsdale

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

  • Crackerjax

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    (32 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

  • Detours Arizona

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    (32 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.

  • Desert Botanical Garden

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    (32 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.

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (33 miles) Phoenix

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

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    (33 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 ...

  • Childsplay

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    (33 miles) Tempe

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

  • Kiwanis Park Recreation Center

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    (33 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 ...

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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    (33 miles) Chandler

    An art gallery that focuses on Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. A great collection with FREE entry to inspire kids in Chandler, Arizona.

  • Chandler Museum

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    (34 miles) Chandler

    A learning environment where families can come together and share stores of the community, and learn of the history of Chandler

  • McFarland State Historic Park

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    (34 miles) Florence

    The history of the park's building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched ...

  • Xtreme Air Park

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    (34 miles) Chandler

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