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

Octane Raceway

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OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of America's largest aquariums and has won numerous awards including Best Kids...

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Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Our rides vary in length starting at 30 minutes, for beginner to advanced-level riders. We even have pony and wagon rides for children! We...

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

There's one thing you realize on your first trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park- this isn't a zoo. Here, you will see exotic animals from...

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Outlaw Zipline of Tombstone

Fly across Rattlesnake Gulch on our zipline in the most beautiful part of the desert in southwest Arizona. Bonus: We're the only target...

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Phoenix Raceway

Home to the 2022 NASCAR Championship Weekend, Phoenix Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest since 1964 and hosts...

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Phoenix Zoo

Enter the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring more than 3,000 animals, including...

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Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum opened in 1976 and is one of the largest air and space museums in the world—and the largest self-supporting...

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Pink Jeep Tours & Grand Canyon Tours

Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. You gotta do it! Whether you're...

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Pinspiration

At Pinspiration, customers can work on DIY arts and crafts projects based on the most popular "pinned" social media projects from Pinterest...

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Pistoleros Wild West Show

Experience Arizona's Best Wild West Stunt Show!We're all about Wild West Action and Fun! For over two decades, the Pistoleros have been...

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Puzzling Escape

Puzzling Escape offers immersive, exciting escape rooms in Mesa, just east of Phoenix. Escape rooms are interactive games in which a team...

Family Activities

Octane Raceway

Octane Raceway - America's Best Kart Racing. Octane Raceway features high-speed electric karts, 1/3 mile indoor/outdoor track, trackside...

Family Activities

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of America's largest aquariums and has won numerous awards including Best Kids...

Family Activities

Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Our rides vary in length starting at 30 minutes, for beginner to advanced-level riders. We even have pony and wagon rides for children! We...

Family Activities

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

There's one thing you realize on your first trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park- this isn't a zoo. Here, you will see exotic animals from...

Family Activities

Outlaw Zipline of Tombstone

Fly across Rattlesnake Gulch on our zipline in the most beautiful part of the desert in southwest Arizona. Bonus: We're the only target...

Family Activities

Phoenix Raceway

Home to the 2022 NASCAR Championship Weekend, Phoenix Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest since 1964 and hosts...

Family Activities

Phoenix Zoo

Enter the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring more than 3,000 animals, including...

Family Activities

Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum opened in 1976 and is one of the largest air and space museums in the world—and the largest self-supporting...

Family Activities

Pink Jeep Tours & Grand Canyon Tours

Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. You gotta do it! Whether you're...

Family Activities

Pinspiration

At Pinspiration, customers can work on DIY arts and crafts projects based on the most popular "pinned" social media projects from Pinterest...

Family Activities

Pistoleros Wild West Show

Experience Arizona's Best Wild West Stunt Show!We're all about Wild West Action and Fun! For over two decades, the Pistoleros have been...

Family Activities

Puzzling Escape

Puzzling Escape offers immersive, exciting escape rooms in Mesa, just east of Phoenix. Escape rooms are interactive games in which a team...