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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 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

Puzzling Escape

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

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Queen Mine Tour

The Queen Mine was one of Bisbee's richest and operated from 1877 - 1975. It has seven levels with 143 miles of passageways. The Mine has...

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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co.

Soar above the Sonoran Desert in one of our sunrise or sunset experiences. Travel with a group or rent a private balloon experience and see...

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Rancho de Los Caballeros Historic Dude Ranch

For more than 70 years, three families built a legacy focused on family time and activities at Ranch de Los Caballeros.As long-time past...

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Riverbound Sports

Arizona does have water! In fact, Arizona has some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers to explore by kayak or paddleboard. Riverbound...

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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

The reason our slogan is "The Darndest Place You Will Ever Visit!" is because we know you and your family will have a redneck adventure...

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Salt River Boat Charting

Book your next boat chart with Salt River Boat Charting to Saguaro, Canyon or Roosevelt lake with your captain, Matthew Bolt, who has more...

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Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Salt River Fields is the first Major League Baseball Spring Training facility built on American Indian land in the nation. The ballpark...

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Salt River Rafting

Salt River Rafting provides whitewater trips through the scenic Salt River Canyon. Trips range from a half day to four-day adventures...

Family Activities

Schnepf Farms

Open seasonally October through May, this family farm has it all, including gift shops, bakery, train rides, petting barn and beautiful...

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SEA LIFE Arizona

Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an...

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Segway of Scottsdale

First established in 2005, Segway of Scottsdale remains the only authorized Segway tour company and dealership in Arizona. Now celebrating...

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...

Family Activities

Queen Mine Tour

The Queen Mine was one of Bisbee's richest and operated from 1877 - 1975. It has seven levels with 143 miles of passageways. The Mine has...

Family Activities

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co.

Soar above the Sonoran Desert in one of our sunrise or sunset experiences. Travel with a group or rent a private balloon experience and see...

Family Activities

Rancho de Los Caballeros Historic Dude Ranch

For more than 70 years, three families built a legacy focused on family time and activities at Ranch de Los Caballeros.As long-time past...

Family Activities

Riverbound Sports

Arizona does have water! In fact, Arizona has some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers to explore by kayak or paddleboard. Riverbound...

Family Activities

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

The reason our slogan is "The Darndest Place You Will Ever Visit!" is because we know you and your family will have a redneck adventure...

Family Activities

Salt River Boat Charting

Book your next boat chart with Salt River Boat Charting to Saguaro, Canyon or Roosevelt lake with your captain, Matthew Bolt, who has more...

Family Activities

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Salt River Fields is the first Major League Baseball Spring Training facility built on American Indian land in the nation. The ballpark...

Family Activities

Salt River Rafting

Salt River Rafting provides whitewater trips through the scenic Salt River Canyon. Trips range from a half day to four-day adventures...

Family Activities

Schnepf Farms

Open seasonally October through May, this family farm has it all, including gift shops, bakery, train rides, petting barn and beautiful...

Family Activities

SEA LIFE Arizona

Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an...

Family Activities

Segway of Scottsdale

First established in 2005, Segway of Scottsdale remains the only authorized Segway tour company and dealership in Arizona. Now celebrating...