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Discover Surprise, Arizona and about the unexpected features including pro baseball and a top-notch zoo.

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Discover the best of the desert from outdoor recreation to family-fun attractions.

With a stellar combination of sunny weather, mountains, a regional lake, and Sonoran nature, Surprise boasts the best of the desert. In addition to recreation of the land, Surprise hosts a number of other activities like tennis, golf (there are 20 golf courses in Surprise), shopping, and professional baseball.

If you’re visiting with the family, don’t miss the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. There you’ll find Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals with a specialty in African and South American animals. Or, get the troop moving at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, which features a variety of family-friendly terrain and shows off ancient petroglyphs. You can explore the area on foot, bicycle, or horseback.

When you’re ready for evening fun, check out Uptown Alley for bowling, laser tag, billiards, and more.

In March, Surprise hosts two Major League Baseball teams at Surprise Stadium for spring training. One is from Kansas City, Missouri and the other from Arlington, Texas.

Located less than an hour from the heart of Phoenix, Surprise is an escape from the crowds with all the amenities.

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15850 N. Bullard Ave. | Surprise, AZ | (623) 222-2222 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1960 1,178ft 120,000

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