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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 adhering to the following principles:

  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

Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel

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Grand Canyon Visitor Center - IMAX Theater

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center and IMAX Theater provide the perfect start to an amazing Grand Canyon adventure.See "Grand Canyon: The...

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Grand Canyon West

Travel to the Grand Canyon -- one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World -- and let Grand Canyon West provide you with an experience...

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Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

The Great Wolf Lodge Arizona opens in September 2019 featuring 350 suites, an expansive indoor water park heated to a comfortable 84...

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Hopi Cultural Center

The Hopi Cultural Center features a hotel, indoor meeting room and restaurant for guests. When visiting the Hopi Reservations, contact us...

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Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix is Arizona's biggest and best water park. Located on Pinnacle Peak Road, off I-17, the park is the...

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i.d.e.a. Museum

At the i.d.e.a. Museum, we inspire children of all ages through art exhibitions and STEAM activities focused on supporting early learning,...

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Inferno Escape Room

Experience the game! 5-star recommended Tempe escape room, perfect for a night out, family bonding, date night, celebrations like birthday...

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Jumpstreet Chandler

An indoor adventure park with fun for all ages! Each of our locations has over 20,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines, trampoline...

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Jumpstreet Glendale

Each of our locations has over 20,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines, trampoline dodge ball, unique fun pass activities like a...

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Located fifty-six miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Nation; the Kitt Peak Visitor Center is your first stop on any visit and...

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Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks

Stand-up paddle boarding originated in the Hawaiian Islands and is now spreading across the world as people of all ages and walks of life...