Papago Park

Papago Park

An Urban Desert Preserve

Papago Park is one of the most scenic and easily accessible desert areas in the Phoenix metro area. Explore its 1,500 acres filled with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and lagoons. Papago Park is also home to attractions including the “Hole in the Rock” hike, Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo and AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park.

Take a Hike

Lace up your hiking boots as you explore Papago Park and other hiking trails in the Tempe area.

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Things To Do Around Papago

Arizona Heritage Center

Discover Arizona’s history and visit the Arizona Heritage Center! Experience exhibits, go retro with Phoenix icons like Bob’s Big Boy and Wallace and Ladmo, hang out at an old-time general store, and take look at a WWII training aircraft.

1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 929-0292

Desert Botanical Garden

Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon celebrating 80 years, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer.

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

National Firefighting Hall of Heroes. Over 70 classic pieces of firefighting apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 2004. Fire safety exhibits, games and activities for kids.  A full-sized fire engine available for boarding. Open Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Sun., open Mon. by appointment for guided group tours.

6101 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 275-3473

Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course is a championship 18 hole golf course, set in the heart of Phoenix’s Papago Park. Papago has earned Top 100 Public Course honors for decades and was originally designed by William Francis “Billy” Bell.

5595 E. Karsten Way
Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 275-8428

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Bringing people together in the heart of Phoenix for over 1000 years. Exhibits include excavated prehistoric Hohokam platform and ballcourt, replicated houses, hands-on kids gallery and theater. The museum store has authentic American Indian arts. Light rail accessible.

4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 495-0901

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Rolling Hills Golf Course, the Valley’s finest 18-hole executive golf course, is nestled in picturesque Papago Park, providing a unique golfing experience for players of all ages. Guests enjoy family tees, full-service pro-shop and Caddy Shack Sports Grill.  

1415 N. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-5275

Refuel at a Tempe Resaurant

Grab breakfast before that hike, eat some lunch after the Zoo or have dinner before watching the sunset

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