Attractions

  • 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 pedal boat for a leisurely cruise on this two-mile man-made urban oasis.
  • Stroll the lovely trails lined with thousands of cacti and other arid climate plants from around the globe, view art exhibitions, and listen to concerts under the stars at Desert Botanical Garden.
  • Visit Arizona Mills mall for great shopping, dining and attractions like SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium where you’ll discover fascinating aquatic creatures. Directly across from SEA LIFE, you’ll find LEGOLAND® Discovery Center  where you can get creative with the thousands of LEGO bricks in themed build and play areas.  Other features include two LEGO rides, a 4D Cinema, massive, large-scale models, building areas and a Model Builder Academy. Arizona Mill’s newest attraction, Tilt Studio, is a blast from the past where you can play some of the newest video games and old-school pin ball too.
  • Tempe Marketplace delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor setting  with  light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features. Enjoy live music performed by local and national bands every Friday and Saturday evening on the District Stage.
  • Commune with nature at Singh Meadows. Located in what was a public golf course, this 72-acre organic oasis overflows with gourmet local edibles and lush, lake filled grounds to roam.

 

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Arizona Mills
Arizona Mills

Just 10 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix and 8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Mills® is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona. The center features name-brand outlets and value retailers at knockout prices plus great dining and entertainment options. Shop more than 175 stores at savings of up to 70% off every day.


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

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Arizona Outdoor Fun
Arizona Outdoor Fun

Arizona Outdoor Fun has the largest fleet of ATVs and UTVs in the state and YOU are the driver in this adventure, which combines the thrill of off-roading with the convenience of having a guide lead the way. Navigate winding mountain trails and learn about Arizona’s history and wildlife, with some great stops along the way. Explore Native American ruins, cross the Agua Fria riverbed, visit the site of a former turquoise mine, or try your skills at our outdoor shooting range. We specialize in team building, corporate outings, bachelor parties, social groups, and spouse retreats for up to 150 riders. Check us out on TripAdvisor. Our tours are an exciting way to experience the Sonoran Desert, so for an adrenaline packed adventure, come ride with us!


35972 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy.
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: (602) 400-2445

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ASU Tempe campus
Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe Campus

One of five ASU Valley campuses, the historic Tempe campus offers hundreds of majors that engage undergraduates and graduates in multidisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and innovation in first-rate laboratories and facilities. The energetic environment of the campus comprises broad pedestrian malls and eclectic architecture set amid subtropical landscaping. Landmarks include the iconic, century-old Palm Walk; Old Main, the oldest original campus building; Sun Devil Stadium and ASU’s other Pac-12 athletic venues; and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage. With an unrivaled commitment to sustainability, the Tempe campus is the most solar-powered of any in the U.S., and offers easy access to all of metropolitan Phoenix through public transit including light rail. Arizona State University had been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s “Most Innovative School” for an unprecedented two years in succession.  


Arizona State University Tempe Campus
1151 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (855) 278-5080

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Big Surf Waterpark
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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Tempe Boat Rentals at Kiwanis Park
Boat Rentals of America – Kiwanis Lake

Boat Rentals of America is now open at Kiwanis Lake. Single kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedal boats are available for rent and no experience is required. In addition, they rent bikes that are perfect for leisurely rides around Kiwanis Park.


5203 S. Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: (480) 489-0694

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Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland is America’s largest butterfly pavilion that entertains educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. This state-of-the-art facility includes the Conservatory where 3,000 butterflies fly freely, a 3-D theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, Tropical Waters of the World exhibit with a stingray and shark observation pool, Honey Bee Extravaganza, Spineless Giants and the Rainforest Reptile exhibit.


9500 E. Vía de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: (480) 800-3000

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C2 Tactical

C2 Tactical is Arizona's best Indoor Shooting Range. Located minutes from the airport, we offer fun and excitement for the entire family! Book an all-inclusive shooting package or step into our laser-based live simulator and enjoy defending the city against invading zombies.


8475 S. Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 588-8802

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Carnival of Illusion
Carnival of Illusion

Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun and celebrate a magical night out at the Carnival of Illusion. This top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending their "Around the World in 80 Minutes" travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Great for date nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Shows take place on select Saturdays at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Biltmore Resort.


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Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 359-7469

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

52,000 sq. ft. of fun! Whether you are looking to host a conference, meeting, team building event, watch party or birthday party, Dave & Buster’s has it all! From private meeting rooms to unique happy hour specials and our Million Dollar Midway Game Room, we can accommodate any type of event big or small. It’s time to Eat, Drink, Play and Watch at Dave & Buster’s!


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

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