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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

Explore, discover and learn at the Arizona Science Center. More than 300 hands-on exhibits and attractions in five themed galleries turn this museum into an all-out fun learning experience.

The Arizona Science Center opened in 1984 as a project by the Junior League of Phoenix, and has since blossomed into a $33 million facility that has reached more than 750,000 visitors since its inception.

The Arizona Science Center has hosted a large number of nationally traveling exhibits, stages daily demonstrations and provides a summer science camp and other fun events throughout the year.

The center's informal science education programs have stirred the imaginations of schoolchildren and adults alike, adding to the appeal and demand for more space.

Besides classrooms and gallery space, the facility recently added an IMAX Theatre that seats 285 people; more than 300 hands-on exhibits; a multimedia planetarium that seats 200; and a gift shop and lunchroom.

Arizona Sea Life Aquarium
Arizona Sea Life Aquarium

(480) 565-7072

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

Gaze at an amazing array of marine life at the Sea Life Aquarium, a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at the Arizona Mills mall. The aquarium features more than 5,000 different species, and attractions like a touch tank for curious hands.

Castles N' Coasters
Castles N' Coasters

(602) 997-7575

9445 N Metro Pkwy E
Phoenix, AZ 85051   Directions Website

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 aren't all tame. You'll also find the Desert Storm coaster, with vertical drops, flips and spins on one wild ride.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
Enchanted Island Amusement Park

(602) 254-1200

1202 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85007   Directions Website

It's every bit as whimsical as the name. Return to a simpler, more magical time at Enchanted Island Amusement Park, a specialty theme park attraction for children ages 1 to 10. Ride the Encanto Carousel or pedal-boat across fish-filled lagoons. Games and carnival food are also part of the fun.

Ice Den
Ice Den
Scottsdale

(480) 585-7465

9375 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260   Directions

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Put the chill back into the triple Lutz at the Ice Den, an indoor ice rink that hosts public skating and lessons. There are also youth hockey and adult hockey leagues that anyone can join for some recreation fun.

Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo

(602) 286-3800

455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008   Directions Website

Enjoy special events and see spectacular species and attractions at the Phoenix Zoo, voted one of the nation's Top 5 zoos for kids. More than 1,300 animals call the zoo their home. Plus the facility is a leading participant in protecting endangered animals and houses more than 200 at-risk species.

Like many successful endeavors, the Phoenix Zoo started with one person's vision, then grew by leaps and bounds as the community embraced it.

The zoo began with the urging of Robert Maytag, of Maytag appliance fame, who wanted to preserve endangered species and give children the opportunity to learn about exotic animals up close from around the world.

Now known as the largest non-profit zoo in the U.S., the Phoenix Zoo has also been voted as one of the nation's Top 5 zoos for kids.

The zoo opened in 1962 with an on site conservation program, then grew quickly in later years. The Phoenix Zoo is known for its ultra-exotic species and the work it does to protect endangered animals like the Mexican wolf, thick-billed parrot, black-footed ferret, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant, and many more.

Animal exhibits include the Giraffe Encounter, Camel Rides, Stingray Bay, "Wild About Animals" show, Monkey Village and a petting zoo. Fun attractions and games will keep the family entertained for hours, including the Safari Train, Safari Cart Tours, Endangered Species Carousel and Pedal Boat rentals

Rainbow Ryders Inc
Rainbow Ryders Inc

(480) 299-0154

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

Go up, up, and away on a hot air balloon adventure over the Phoenix skyline with Rainbow Ryders. The warm, balmy breezes and spectacular mountain scenery will leave you in awe. Sunrise and sunset rides are available daily.

Six Flags  -Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
Six Flags -Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

(623) 201-2000

4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310   Directions Website

Get ready for maximum velocity recreation with a whole lot of splashing at Wet n' Wild Water Park. Check out the totally unique Maximum Velocity water coaster, the ultimate thrill ride. Plus, the park has more than 30 other rides, along with a family splash area and dining areas.

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

Go on a wildlife adventure at one of Arizona's top nature attractions, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium. About 75 indoor exhibits feature a huge variety of aquatic species, including fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. The zoo features a baby animal nursery and a children's petting zoo.

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