Attractions

Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head to Tempe Town Lake. Enjoy an invigorating walk, run or bike ride along five miles of shoreline that surrounds 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. Before you go to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, check out our video about Alec Posta, the Lego® Master Model Builder in Tempe. 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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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

Nestled amid the Papago Buttes, experience vibrant desert trails, world-class art exhibitions, festive events, fascinating classes and so much more.


1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (480) 941-1225

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Downtown Tempe
Downtown Tempe

One of the funkiest locations in the Valley, Downtown Tempe offers a hometown feel with urban appeal and epic adventures. From public street art to curated museums, don’t miss the larger than life chair, colorful art walk whimsical jackrabbit adventure, or the ASU Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center. Rent a bike, hike the famous “A” Mountain to watch the sun rise or set, or try paddleboard yoga on Tempe Town Lake. From dueling pianos to Broadway plays, concert venues and more, Downtown Tempe is like #NowhereElse.


Located between College Ave. and Farmer Ave.
University Dr. and Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 355-6060

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Fort McDowell Adventures
Fort McDowell Adventures

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.


14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Phone: (480) 789-5302

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Four Peaks Brewing Co
Four Peaks Brewery Tours

Take a tour of Four Peaks Brewing Company, home to Kilt Lifter, Arizona’s #1 selling craft beer, and Hop Knot IPA. Tours are available at both the original 8th Street brewery, located in a a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse, and at the Four Peaks Brewery on Wilson Street. Each tour costs $10 per person and includes either (1) 8 beer tasting flight or (2) 16 oz. mainstay beers of your choice. Patrons must be 21 years or older to go on the tour.


1340 E. 8th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (844) 439-4722

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Halle Heart Children's Museum in Tempe
Halle Heart Children’s Museum

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum, part of the Greater Phoenix American Heart Association, is the only hands-on, interactive cardiovascular learning facility in the nation and is now open to the general public. The Halle Heart Children’s Museum educates children and adults on a variety of health-related topics including the benefits of exercise, eating healthy and the importance of not using tobacco products.


2929 S. 48th St.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (602) 414-2800

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Koli Equestion Center
KOLI Equestrian Center

KOLI Equestrian Center provides the BEST horseback riding located at the Gila River Indian Community, minutes away from Tempe. KOLI offers miles of breathtaking scenery and horseback riding trails. We offer horseback riding, hay wagon rides, carriage rides, cattle drives, birthday parties, other special and corporate events.  You can book any of our activities online at www.fareharbor.com/koliequestrian showing live availability and ride options.


Near Wild Horse Pass Blvd. and Maricopa Rd. off Koli Rd.
Chandler, AZ
Phone: (602) 796-3495

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. Get hands-on with the thousands of LEGO® bricks in themed play areas where kids’ imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO® offers.


5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. Ste. 135
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (877) 526-3960

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Main Event Tempe
Main Event Entertainment

Main Event Entertainment operates high volume family entertainment centers throughout Texas and Tempe, Arizona! Our 58,000 square foot center is home to 26 high quality recreational bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity high ropes course, billiards and shuffleboard tables, more than 125 interactive games and a tempting array of food and beverage. We also have flexible meeting and event spaces with VIP accommodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings and complimentary WiFi.


8545 S. Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 753-1200

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Narande Spa at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
Narande Spa at The Marriott Buttes

Indulge in an intimate spa retreat offering monthly specials, a variety of services and day access to the resort fitness center, pools, hot tubs, and sauna. Open daily from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


2000 Westcourt Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (602) 431-2357

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