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 peddle 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 original video and  pin ball games.

 

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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.


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

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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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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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Desert Belle Boat Tours
Desert Belle Tour Boat

Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been plowing the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in comfort and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran Desert canyons.  Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas. Private cruises are also available for an unforgettable wedding, birthday, anniversary, or corporate function for up to 125 passengers. Whatever you choose, The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.


Saguaro Lake
14011 N. Bush Hwy.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: (480) 984-2425

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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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