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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Arizona Science Center
Arizona Science Center

(602) 716-2000

600 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Arizona Science Center is a fantastic place to visit if you're looking for a fun and educational experience. With themed galleries, this museum turns learning into an all-out adventure. The center has been around since 1984 and only improves with age. From nationally traveling exhibits to daily demonstrations, something exciting always happens here. And if you're looking for something exceptional, check out the center's summer science camp and other fun events throughout the year.

With so much to explore, it's no wonder that the Arizona Science Center is such a popular destination for schoolchildren and adults alike. Whether you're interested in classrooms, gallery space, or great hands-on exhibits, this museum has it all. And with an IMAX Theatre, a planetarium, and a gift shop and lunchroom, you will want to stay for a while.

Arizona Sea Life Aquarium
Arizona Sea Life Aquarium

(480) 565-7072

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir Ste 145
Tempe, AZ 85282   Directions Website

If you're looking for an exciting and educational excursion, look at the Sea Life Aquarium at the Arizona Mills Mall. With over 5,000 species on display, the aquarium is the perfect place to gaze at a fantastic array of marine life.

One of the highlights is the touch tank, where visitors can get up close and personal with some creatures. What's more, SEA LIFE is the world's most prominent family of aquariums, with locations all around the globe. They aim to share their passion for ocean creatures with visitors and inspire a love for these fantastic animals.

Castles N' Coasters
Castles N' Coasters

(602) 997-7575

9445 N Metro Pkwy E
Phoenix, AZ 85051   Directions Website

Let the fun begin! Bring the family to Castles N' Coasters, where knights and princesses can ride roller coasters, splash around on the water rides, and play miniature golf. The rides and attractions here are only tame.

On one wild ride, you'll also find the Desert Storm coaster, with vertical drops, flips, and spins. Castles N Coasters has thrill-seeking attractions to fit everyone's interest, including getting a little wet on Splashdown, flying to great heights, and instantly falling on Sky Diver. Family fun since 1977, Castles N Coasters is your destination for FUN.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
Enchanted Island Amusement Park

(602) 254-1200

1202 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85007   Directions Website

Experience the whimsy and magic of Enchanted Island, where your little ones ride the Encanto Carousel, pedal-boat across fish-filled lagoons, play carnival games, and indulge in all their favorite carnival foods.

Enchanted Island is not only suitable for kids, but it is also an ideal location for hosting your next company picnic, wedding, or family reunion. The private picnic grounds are spacious, surrounded by 7.5 acres of picturesque waterways and shaded ramadas. This makes it possible to accommodate groups of up to 10,000 people.

Ice Den
Ice Den
Scottsdale

(480) 585-7465

9375 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260   Directions

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Ice Den is the perfect place for you if you're looking for a fun and exciting way to stay active and improve your skills. With a wide range of programs for all ages and skill levels, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or a seasoned skater looking to take your skills to the next level, you'll find everything you need at Ice Den.

From public skating sessions to nationally recognized Learn to Skate programs, there's no shortage of opportunities to hone your skills. And if you're a hockey fan, you'll love the Coyotes Development Program, which provides essential skill development and introduces team play concepts in a fun and supportive environment.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

(480) 291-7555

9051 E Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258   Directions Website

Travel back in time to witness an epic tournament like no other! The greatest knights of the kingdom will engage in fierce battles of strength and skill to determine who will have the honor of protecting the beloved Queen. Join them as they feast and raise a goblet to her majesty. You'll be transported to a forgotten age of chivalry, where devotion, courage, and love were the order of the day.

At Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, you'll be treated to an electrifying show featuring heroic knights and spirited horses displaying incredible athleticism and thrilling swordplay. You'll be in the middle of the action, enjoying a "hands-on" feast as the dynamic performance unfolds. With a sweeping musical score and dazzling lights, this experience blurs the line between fairy tale and spectacle. Take your chance to be part of this unforgettable adventure!

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo

(602) 286-3800

455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008   Directions Website

Come and experience exciting events and witness amazing creatures and sights at the Phoenix Zoo, which has been recognized as one of the country's Top 5 zoos for children. You'll find a favorite with over 1,300 animals residing in the zoo. Additionally, the zoo is crucial in safeguarding endangered animals and provides a sanctuary for over 200 vulnerable species.

Today, the Phoenix Zoo is the largest non-profit zoo in the U.S., known for its ultra-exotic species and conservation efforts. So enjoy special events, animal encounters, and fun attractions like the Safari Train and Stingray Bay. It's sure to be a day the whole family will love.

Rainbow Ryders Inc
Rainbow Ryders Inc

(480) 299-0154

715 E Covey Ln Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85024   Directions Website

Embark on a thrilling hot-air balloon adventure with Rainbow Ryders over the beautiful Phoenix skyline. Soar up, up, and away and witness breathtaking views.

Rainbow Ryders has been Southwest's leading hot air balloon company since 1983. They have offices in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs and a fleet of 40 balloons. Moreover, their pilots have flown over 50,000 hours and catered to more than 750,000 passengers. All of their pilots are FAA-certified and possess almost 200 years of collective experience. Rainbow Ryders emphasizes safety and is the sole hot air balloon ride company certified for "Covid Safe Practice." Riding with Rainbow Ryders is necessary if you're seeking a pleasurable and secure adventure.

Six Flags | Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
Six Flags | Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

(623) 201-2000

4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310   Directions Website

Beat the heat in Phoenix at Wet n' Wild Water Park, which has over 30 rides to choose from, including the one-of-a-kind Maximum Velocity water coaster. And remember the family splash area and dining options to keep you fueled and refreshed throughout the day.

Are you interested in learning more about Hurricane Harbor? Look only as far as the comprehensive guide, filled with all the details you need to know for a successful family visit. This park has everything, whether you're seeking pulse-pounding water slides or relaxing lazy rivers. So gather your crew, embark on some unforgettable adventures, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

(623) 289-1132

16501 W Northern Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340   Directions Website

Head to Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium for a wildlife adventure you'll never forget and a fun and educational day out in Arizona. With 75 indoor exhibits showcasing a stunning variety of aquatic species, including fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles, you'll be amazed at the diversity of wildlife on display.

And if that's not enough, the zoo also boasts a baby animal nursery and a children's petting zoo. Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park has an incredible collection of over 600 exotic and endangered animals, thrilling rides, and daily shows. Take the chance to get up close and personal with the fastest land mammal on earth, the cheetah, on a train ride through the Safari Park. And with over 80 exhibits, the aquarium offers guests a glimpse into the wild underwater world of many aquatic animals, including sharks and rays. You'll be amazed by the giant ectotherms on display at Dragon World, and Adventure Land is the perfect place to meet amazing animals from North and South America.

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