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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
C2 Tactical is Arizona’s best indoor shooting range. We are conveniently located 15 minutes from the airport on I-10 and Warner Road. We offer fun and excitement for the entire family with our all-inclusive shooting packages available for all ages and experience levels. You can even step into our laser-based live simulator and enjoy defending the city against the invading zombies or save the town in our cowboy western action. Don’t miss on the fun of shooting our full-auto machine guns. We are open every day except Christmas and New Year’s.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
IKEA Tempe sells everything for the home all under one roof including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, garage storage and organization, lighting, rugs, mattresses, and media storage. And to better help customers with inspiration, our unique shopping experience includes individual room settings and complete home displays as well as specialty shops full of home accessories. Does all that shopping make you hungry? IKEA has a casual Swedish restaurant serving breakfast for 99 cents, lunch and dinner. In addition to the famous Swedish meatballs, organic and vegetarian entrees are also available. IKEA Business Services offers free design consultations for small business owners. The IKEA Business team will visit your office to plan your space, take phone orders, and arrange for delivery and assembly services if needed.
At Tempe Boat Rentals, everyone in the family can enjoy recreational boating at its best. Select from a variety of watercraft: kayaks, pedal boats, electric boats, stand-up paddleboards and more. Check us out on the web or call us directly.
Plan your next vacation with the Tempe Visitor's Guide.