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.  Tilt Studio at Arizona Mills 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.

 

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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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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

On the university’s first campus, students enjoy the classic Pac-12 college experience. As a vibrant college town and the campus home to Sun Devil athletics, Tempe is the heart of Sun Devil nation. Students with varied academic interests attend courses in state-of-the-art and solar-powered buildings that are home to sustainability, engineering, business, health solutions, education, innovation and interdisciplinary arts and sciences colleges. More than 50,000 students study at this historic campus — ASU was founded in 1885 and opened for classes one year later — where big-time college athletics facilities, high-tech research space and performing arts venues create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.  


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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Kiwanis Park Boat Rentals
Boat Rentals of America – Kiwanis Lake

Boat Rentals of America – Kiwanis Lake has kayaks and pedal boats available for rent and no experience is required. In addition, they rent cruisers and surrey bikes that are perfect for a leisurely ride 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!


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

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