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Look forward to cultivating and celebrating creativity, filling your closet, and soaking up the sun in Arizona’s third-largest city.

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There are treasures to be found all over Mesa. What treasures you find just depends on where you look.

Art is big here: the Mesa Arts Center is the largest arts and entertainment park in the Southwest, with four theaters, galleries, exhibition rooms, and classrooms that encourage creativity. The MAC’s structure is equally as stunning as what’s produced inside its walls: one outdoor feature includes a curtain of blue, glass tiles that move fluidly with the wind.

Wander downtown’s streets to see more than 200 public art sculptures as well as a number of local restaurants and shops. Bikers rumble through downtown the first Friday night of every month for Motorcycles on Main, and pedestrians browse the shops the next week during the monthly Second Fridays event. Don’t miss downtown’s museums: the kid-friendly Arizona Museum of Natural History and i.d.e.a. Museum, and the Mesa Historical Museum.

Have some spare hangers on hand for a Mesa shopping spree? Check out the upscale Village Square at Dana Park, pop into unique boutiques downtown, gear up at Bass Pro Shops at Mesa Riverview, explore a Fresh Foodie Trail® and bargain at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet.

During Cactus League Spring Training, the Oakland fans head to the newly renovated Hohokam Stadium, while Chicago fans fill Sloan Park. Year round, swipe on some sunscreen and relax on a riverboat cruise through the canyons of the Salt River, hop on a hot air balloon, and hike through the Superstition Mountains as you ponder where the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine is – that is, if it existed at all.

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Visit Mesa | 120 N. Center St. | Mesa, AZ | (480) 827-4700 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1883 1,237ft 439,041

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