SHARED MEMORIES

Experiences

Family Activities

With fantastic destinations across the state, families enjoy everything from exciting wildlife parks and Wild West adventures to kid-friendly museums and fun-filled resorts.

Bike riding at Fort Apache Historic Park
Fort Apache Historic Park, Pinetop

Exploring with kids

By Boat: Cruising since 1987, the Dolly Steamboat glides beside secluded nooks of Canyon Lake near Apache Junction, with views of bighorn sheep, bald eagles and migrating birds.

On Horseback: This is the Wild West, after all. Trot through creosote-, mesquite- and saguaro-filled Estrella Mountain Regional Park with Corral West Adventures in Goodyear, part of the Phoenix greater area. Cowboy boots, hats and chaps included

Two children on horses raise their fists and the air and smile.
Corral West Adventures (Credit: Cait Oponski)

On Foot: Neighboring the Goldfield Mountains and Tonto National Forest, Usery Mountian Regional Park in Mesa spans 3,600 acres. Highlights include the Wind Cave Trail, Usery Mountain Regional Park Nature Center and an archery range.

By Mountain Bike: Pedal more than 50 miles of trails at South Mountain Park & Preserve in Phoenix, which takes you up, over and across Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe mountain ranges. For a view from the top, head to Dobbins Lookout, the highest public point in the park.

Via Science: Kids get a fun, hands-on experience at many of Arizona's science centers and museums. Include places like the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the I.D.E.A. Museum in Mesa, the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, and both the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium and Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson.

Appreciate AZ

Whether exploring dinosaur tracks, the Grand Canyon, or other Arizona adventures with your family and kids, Appreciate AZ by following the below 7 Principles of Leave No Trave:

  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare
  2. Stick to Trails
  3. Trash Your Trash
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Be Careful With Fire
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Share the Outdoors

Help preserve and protect Arizona's iconic landscapes for generations to come.

Horseshoe Bend Sunrise

Family Activities

A Different View Tours

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American Gold Prospecting Adventures

We have a great team of gold prospecting guides to make your experience one to remember. We provide all the equipment and teach you...

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Apache Trail Tours

For more than 20 years, Apache Trail Tours has been offering guided tours through the Superstition Mountain areas, as well as the world...

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Arizona Backcountry Llamas

We would love for you to join us on a 2-hour, 4-hour, or an all-day hike. Lead one of our llamas to a beautiful destination for a tasty...

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Arizona Boat Rentals

At Arizona boat rentals we work hard to offer the best quality boat and jet ski rentals on the market at any lake in the state. Enjoy the...

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Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you'll take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic...

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Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and...

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Arizona Railway Museum

The Arizona Railway Museum was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, educational and historical organization. The Museum features a 1906 steam...

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Arizona Science Center

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the center provides attendees numerous interactive experiences, along with daily demonstrations...

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Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift

Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird's eye view by riding Snowbowl's Scenic Chairlift. From the top, enjoy glimpses...

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Arizona Snowbowl Winter Resort

Perfect corduroy on bluebird days, untracked powder in the upper bowl, drinks on the deck of Agassiz Lodge, and epic views of the Grand...

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Arizona Zipline Adventures

Take a trip around the Santa Catalina Mountains to experience the desert from above at Arizona Zipline Adventures. The guided Zipline...

Family Activities

A Different View Tours

For over 20 years Canyon Ministries has lead thousands of people on guided life-changing Grand Canyon rim tours and river rafting trips...

Family Activities

American Gold Prospecting Adventures

We have a great team of gold prospecting guides to make your experience one to remember. We provide all the equipment and teach you...

Family Activities

Apache Trail Tours

For more than 20 years, Apache Trail Tours has been offering guided tours through the Superstition Mountain areas, as well as the world...

Family Activities

Arizona Backcountry Llamas

We would love for you to join us on a 2-hour, 4-hour, or an all-day hike. Lead one of our llamas to a beautiful destination for a tasty...

Family Activities

Arizona Boat Rentals

At Arizona boat rentals we work hard to offer the best quality boat and jet ski rentals on the market at any lake in the state. Enjoy the...

Family Activities

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you'll take an edu-venture through history and learn how aircraft evolved as a heroic...

Family Activities

Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and...

Family Activities

Arizona Railway Museum

The Arizona Railway Museum was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, educational and historical organization. The Museum features a 1906 steam...

Family Activities

Arizona Science Center

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the center provides attendees numerous interactive experiences, along with daily demonstrations...

Family Activities

Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift

Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird's eye view by riding Snowbowl's Scenic Chairlift. From the top, enjoy glimpses...

Family Activities

Arizona Snowbowl Winter Resort

Perfect corduroy on bluebird days, untracked powder in the upper bowl, drinks on the deck of Agassiz Lodge, and epic views of the Grand...

Family Activities

Arizona Zipline Adventures

Take a trip around the Santa Catalina Mountains to experience the desert from above at Arizona Zipline Adventures. The guided Zipline...