in Mesa, AZ
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150 W Pepper Pl
Mesa, AZ 85201 Directions
Mom and dad are used to telling their kids to not touch anything. But when the whole family visits the i.d.e.a. Museum, the kids are actually encouraged to reach out and touch as much as possible. This child-oriented arts center features a program of exhibits and attractions that are changed quite frequently, so you can visit often and not encounter the same surroundings. This is only one of two facilities of its kind in the country, and that uniqueness is the perfect setting in which to foster your kids' creativity.
155 W Hampton Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 Directions
When the weather gets really hot, take the whole family out to make a cool splash at the Golfland Sunsplash water park. In addition to some wet and wild fun on the many slides, pools and wading areas, Golfland Sunsplash is also known for its entertainingly challenging miniature golf courses, go karts and many other family-friendly attractions. The facility is also perfect for gatherings, birthday parties and corporate events.
3440 S Hawes Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212 Directions
It's rare when you can take the kids to a place that is as educational as it is fun. Fortunately, at least one of those types of attractions can still be enjoyed in Mesa when you take the family on a Superstition Farm Tour. The tour is offered on a walk-in basis and lets visitors experience what it is like to work on an actual dairy farm. Not only will you tour the facility and learn about everything that has to be done on a daily basis, you may actually get to do some of the work yourself!
1455 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204 Directions
Stratum Lasertag is one of Mesa's most popular attractions for family fun. Not only is it one of the country's best examples of state-of-the-art interactive entertainment, it has the distinction of being the largest laser tag arena anywhere. This incredible 18,000-square-foot facility benefits not only from its expansive size but also from the fact that it was created by the designers at Universal Studios. A giant labyrinth with 90 towers, 15 different levels, and heights of up to 20 feet are just a few of the venue's dazzling features that kids of every age will enjoy.
Park of the Canals/Brinton Desert Botanical Garden
1710 N Horne
Mesa, AZ 85203 Directions
Spending time in Mesa usually means that you'll be dealing with the desert air and sometimes intense heat. But those conditions won't stand in your way of experiencing some breathtaking natural attractions when you visit the Park of the Canals/Brinton Desert Botanical Garden. This truly captivating slice of nature is a 30-acre oasis that is the home of the state's largest botanical garden. In addition to its obvious beauty, the site is significant for its archeological digs and excavations. When you walk through the park, you will be able to see 4,500 feet of ancient Ho Ho Kam Indian irrigation ditches that date back to 700 BC. Indigenous plants and cacti are everywhere, as well as a playground for the kids.
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 Usery Pass Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207 Directions
You can't be in Mesa without taking advantage of the opportunity of experiencing the Usery Mountain Regional Park. This is an impressive 3,400-acre urban park that is easily accessible from Mesa and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy such activities as biking, hiking, archery and camping. The many hiking trails range from easy to fairly difficult as the elevation ranges from 1,700 to 2,750 feet. As you casually stroll through the park, you can enjoy the many plants and cacti, and even stargaze on special nights when the Parks Department hosts the event, complete with telescopes.
Salt River Tubing and Recreation Inc.
9200 N Bush Hwy
Mesa, AZ 85215 Directions
While it's obvious that when you spend time in Mesa, you're in the Arizona desert, that doesn't mean that you can't cool down in a really fun way by experiencing the fun of Salt River Tubing. Drift along the river through the Tonto National Forest to experience some truly amazing and breathtaking scenery. The duration of your tube-oriented adventure varies and depends on where your starting point is as well as the current of the river. Children must be at least eight years old and four feet tall to enjoy this attraction. One convenient fee covers the cost of parking, tube rental and shuttle service. A deposit may be required. Also, don't forget to bring snacks, sunglasses and sunscreen!
Mesa Historical Museum
51 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201 Directions
Get a surprisingly accurate picture of what Mesa's history was like when you visit the Mesa Historical Museum. The attraction is situated in what was once an old school house that dates back to 1913. The museum was made possible by several contributions from many of Mesa's citizens and features an impressive collection of vintage pieces that include items used by early pioneer families, documents, photographs and various agricultural equipment. There are also some highly detailed murals that adorn the walls that serve to portray an even more accurate picture of what early life in Mesa was really like.
Apache Trail Tour
4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 Directions
Get an amazingly unique historical perspective of Mesa and its surrounding area when you book your spot on the Apache Trail Tour. The excursion features a rollicking jeep ride that moves along the rugged trail into the Superstition Mountains. The basic tour lasts about two hours but there are longer packages available that include gold panning and even full day adventures that allow you to spend more time in some of the area's most beautifully scenic landscapes.
Arizona Wing CAF Aviation Museum
2017 N Greenfield Rd
Mesa, AZ 85215 Directions
Some of the most daring moments of World War II can be revisited in a most spectacular way when you spend some time at the Arizona Wing CAF Aviation Museum. See attractions like some of the actual planes that were flown during the World War II era. While this facility features several noteworthy aircraft, the star of the show is one affectionately named “Sentimental Journey,” a fully restored B-17. These amazing planes have been so meticulously refurbished that many are still able to fly. Your visit will be augmented by several additional vintage memorabilia as well as photographs and a handful of exhibits.