Attractions

Tempe has plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Are you looking for some arcade action? You’ll find hundreds of old and new favorite games at Dave and Buster’s, located in the District at Tempe Marketplace. Be sure to stroll through the District and enjoy the inviting water features, outdoor fireplaces, bright lights and live music.

Visit Arizona Mills Mall for shopping, dining and attractions like SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium where you’ll discover strange and exotic turtles at the new traveling exhibit,Turtle Shelter.

Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head to Tempe Town Lake. Enjoy an invigorating walk, run or bike ride along the paths that encircle the lake.  Or, rent a boat, kayak, stand up paddle board, hydro bike or peddle boat for a leisurely cruise on this two-mile, man-made urban oasis. During the holiday season, boats of all sizes, decorated in lights and other festive finery, turn out for the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade.   A visit from Santa Clause and a spectacular fireworks finale  complete this fantastic and free event.

 

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Arizona Mills Mall
Arizona Mills

Arizona’s busiest attraction, Arizona Mills, features a mile of outlet stores, retail stores, and entertainment venues all under one roof. Everyday you can take advantage of savings up to 70% off at designer and name brand stores such as Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, NIKE Clearance Store, Aeropostale, Justice, Nine West, Conn’s Home Store and many more! And while you’re shopping, check out the largest IMAX theater in Arizona and the only SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium and GameWorks in the state.


5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir
Tempe, AZ, 85282
Phone: (480) 491-7300

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ASU Gammage
ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. It is the home theater of the Desert Schools Broadway Across America – Arizona and the Beyond series. This historic 3,000 seat hall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014/2015.


1200 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85287
Phone: (480) 965-3434

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Big Surf Waterpark

Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, featuring the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach.  Nestled on 20 acres of fun on the northern tip of Tempe, Big Surf Waterpark offers rides for the whole family, boasting children’s fun zones, surfing and boogie boarding sessions, and over 3,000 feet of thrilling water slides plus party, corporate outings and catering services!  For more information and hours of operation, please visit www.BigSurfFun.com.


Big Surf Waterpark
1500 N. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85821
Phone: (480) 994-2297

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Casino Arizona
Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona offers the hottest gaming action around Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, thanks to more than 900 ticket-pay multi-denominational slot machines, high-limit slots, live Blackjack and other table games and live fast-action Keno. Additionally, Starz Sports Bar offers video poker slots and numerous televisions for viewing sporting events. Casino Arizona is also home to one of the Southwest’s largest collections of contemporary Native American Art.


524 N. 92nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85256
Phone: (480) 850-7777

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Casino Arizona at Talking Stick
Casino Arizona at Talking Stick

The very best in Vegas-style gaming—thanks to 700+ multi-denominational slot machines, more than 50 table games of Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker and Casino War—Talking Stick Resort is the place for the newest games, statewide progressives, and Arizona’s largest aggregate Keno payout of $250,000. The Arena Poker Room, the state’s largest card room, has more than 50 tables dealing Texas Hold’ em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha.


9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: (480) 850-7777

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Dave & Buster's outdoor deck
Dave & Buster’s

52,000 sq. ft. of fun!  With private meeting rooms, billiards, three bars, a roof top patio and over 150 video, prize and simulator games.  We also offer teambuilding.  Whether you have a group of 10 or 2,000, Dave & Buster’s can make your next event your best event!


2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Ste. 1100, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 281-8456

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Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden

Living museum featuring 50,000 desert plants from around the world. Enjoy tours, concerts, seasonal exhibits, special events and family activities. AAA members: 20% discount.


1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ, 85008
Phone: (480) 941-1225

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Mill Avenue District shopping
Downtown Tempe

Arizona’s original walkable downtown district has something fit for everyone with exciting new developments on the rise daily. Enjoy over 100 shops and restaurants, original events, outdoor activities and historic landmarks. You’ll discover something new during every trip to Downtown Tempe, so be sure to visit often.


Located between College and Farmer Avenues
University Dr. and Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 355-6060

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Fort McDowell Adventures
Fort McDowell Adventures

Acres of pristine Arizonan foothills play host to an authentic Western adventure.  Minutes from Tempe, Fort McDowell Adventures is the premier outdoor activity and event venue featuring four unique venues for weddings, corporate events, parties and celebrations for families and groups from 10 to 2,000.  Enjoy Jeep tours, Segway tours, a “City Slicker Cattle Drive”, cowboy cookouts, the Tequila Bus, trail rides, Verde River kayaking, the Yavapai Experience cultural tour and more.


14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
Fort McDowell, AZ, 85264
Phone: (480) 816-6465

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GameWorks
GameWorks


5000 Arizona Mills Cir. #669
Tempe, AZ, 85282
Phone: (480)839-4263

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