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Tortilla Flat - An authentic remnant of an old west town, nestled in the midst of the Tonto National Forest, Superstition Mountain Range. As well as being home for six adventurous people, Tortilla Flat has a charm that has surpassed time.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park - Nestled in the heart of Phoenix's Encanto Park, and surrounded by water complete with ducks, fish and pedal boats, this famous landmark is home to the 50-year-old Encanto Carousel, C. P. Huntington train and eight other great rides geared to the younger child.

Phoenix Art Museum - The largest in the Southwest, the Museum features over 16,000 works in its collection of American, European, Asian, Latin American, Contemporary, and Western American art, and fashion design.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum - Take a step back to the days when "cowboying" was a way of life. See the saddle leather worn shiny with use, the patina of well loved silver spurs, and the rawhide lariats used to tame the wild mavericks of the range.

Schnepf Farms - Family entertainment farm. Offers a tour of an operating family farm with gardens and orchards, including a train ride, country store and bakery.

Rawhide Wild West Town - Rawhide offers western fun for the whole family. From train, stagecoach, hay wagon, jeep and horseback rides, to an 1880's carousel, gunfights in the streets and live musical entertainment seven days a week.

Wet'n'Wild Phoenix Water Park - Spread among its 25-acre facility, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix features Maximum Velocity, the world's first dueling water coaster. Other thrill rides include a funnel ride, a bowl ride, a half-pipe ride, and a six-lane mat racing slide.

Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tour - Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge train. You'll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a fun filled day, rich in wild west history!

Rockin' R Ranch - Bring the whole family and enjoy gunfights and gold panning, western shops, and hot dutch oven biscuits. Savor an all-you-can-eat BBQ beef or chicken dinner with all the trimmins' followed by a spectacular western stage show featuring the world famous "ROCKIN R WRANGLERS".

Castles ~n~ Coasters - From the thrilling sky-high roller coasters and exciting water rides, to the exotic countries of the world class miniature golf course and enchantment of an old fashioned carousel, there's magic and new adventures waiting for you and your family at Castles ~n~ Coasters.

The Dolly Steamboat - Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of the Dolly Steamboat. You will marvel as you travel up the historic Apache Trail with its unique rock formations and beautiful scenery.

Arizona Museum for Youth - The museum serves 70,000 visitors, annually, and has over 1,000 family‐member households. This museum is a great place for kids and teens. Grownups are also invited to walk the pathway to imagination.

Deseret Botanical Gardens - Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year.

Jambo! Park - Imagine a 28,000 square foot climate controlled indoor amusement park with your child's favorite rides - mini roller coaster, carousel, bumper cars, monkey barrels, spinning cups, safari train, jet airplane ride. Add tunnels and slides in our soft play area and you have the best indoor amusement park around.

Makutu's Island - Makutu's Island is a 20,000 square foot, multi-level indoor playground in Chandler, AZ. Made for children and adults (yes, you can play too!). Our family fun center will more than impress you. While you're here, take a quick tour through Makutu's playgrounds, make party reservations or learn more about our kid's club. Join us at Makutu's Island for open play, experience a roaring waterfall, towering trees and enchanting caves. kid's parties, sport's or school group parties, corporate events, fund raisers or a quick and delicious lunch or dinner in our cafe.

Crackerjax Family Fun & Sports Park - CrackerJax is Arizona's largest Family Fun & Sports Park with over 27 acres of excitement!What a fun sports park. Fantastic Fun with New Arcade Games, an amazing Driving Range along with two of the best miniature golf courses Arizona has to offer. Don't forget to check out our new attractions, Water Wars and Bungy Dome.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - If you are looking for a show then check out what it playing at the Performing Arts Center. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brings some of the best-reviewed and newest shows in dance, music and drama to Valley stages.

Ice Den - A fun Family Ice Skating experience or watch a Hockey Game or maybe some Figure Skating. The Ice Den, located in north Scottsdale, is a 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ice skating and entertainment center and still home to the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes Hockey club who practice at the facility on a regular basis. Come see why the Arizona Republic proclaimed the Ice Den the “Best place in the Valley to play hockey.”

MacDonald's Ranch - MacDonald's Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the valley of the sun. Located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert in north Scottsdale, Arizona. MacDonald's Ranch offers activities for individuals, small parties, large conventions or corporate gatherings. Choose from Guided Horseback rides, Hayrides & Cowboy Cookouts, and also available are many varieties of Entertainment.

Casa Grande Valley Museum - Come spend an hour, or an afternoon at the Historical Museum. Explore the rich heritage of rural Southern Arizona. The museum offers tours, lectures series, workshops and children's programs.

Golfland SunSplash - A fun center with laser tag, huge arcade, mini golf, bumper boats, kids playland with zipline, fast car raceway and a fun splash park with several slides, rides and a wave pool.

Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium - At 20 years old and growing stronger, Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals, totaling more than 2400 individual animals representing approximately 350 species.

Challenger Space Center - Provides an exciting space-based learning environment where schoolchildren, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and others fly simulated space flight missions where they become flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.

Sea Life Aquarium Arizona - See all your favorite underwater creatures as well as strange creatures you've never seen before. Sharks, octopuses, clownfish, seahorses, rays, and many more look forward to your visit.

Heard Museum - The museum's 10 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Native American art.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center - Public access to the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site, to interpret the cultural expressions found here, and to be a center for rock art studies.

Phoenix Zoo - Offers four distinctive trails: Arizona Trail, Tropics Trail, Discovery Trail and Africa Trail. Visit Harmony Farm to experience life on a working farm and see Desert Lives, showcasing the bighorn sheep and Arabian Oryx in natural desert environments.

Arizona Science Center - Located in Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix, the Center features a five-story giant-screen theater, over 300 hands-on exhibits, and a 200 seat digital planetarium.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - The museum explores modern culture from the perspectives of art architecture and design. Adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

Gilbert Historical Society Museum - A repository of artifacts and archives chronicling Gilbert's rich history. Welcoming visitors for nearly 30 years and inviting them to explore the past, experience the present, and imagine the future.

Buckeye Valley Museum - Prehistory and history of Buckeye Valley. Changing exhibits highlight portions of the museum's collection. Visit the museum and picnic in the surrounding park.

Children's Museum of Phoenix - Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

Octane Raceway - High-speed indoor kart racing, rock climbing, billiards, arcade games, and a Trackside Bar and Grill where you can enjoy great food while watching a race or your favorite sports team on one of 40+ tvs. With so many entertainment options under one roof, it’s no surprise that Octane has been a favorite destination for years for celebrities, racing enthusiasts, and most notably, adrenaline-packed corporate outings and teambuilding events.

Jambo! Park Phoenix - 3 indoor amusement park rides, pirate-themed laser tag, mini bowling, mini golf, soft playground, robotic animals, private party rooms, and more!

Phoenix International Raceway - In 1964, when Phoenix International Raceway was carved out of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, it was intended to be a new jewel in the crown of American open-wheel racing. Today, PIR has a tradition that is unmatched in the world of racing.If you love the excitement of racing cars then be sure and include the Raceway in your vacation plans.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the most unique park of it's kind in the country. Take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique carousel. Visit a variety of shops and museum or play in one of the spacious playgrounds, or just relax in the grass under a tree or in one of the park's picnic ramadas.

Adventures Out West - We give our guests the best the West has to offer. We enjoy showing our guests the splendor of our western country side. Our guides are dedicated tourism professionals and are sure to show you a good time. Adventures Out West has been a leader in recreation tourism for 35 years.

Big Surf Water Park - Come and see why we are Arizona's Best Waterpark. Enjoy some of the following rides: Waikiki Beach America's original wave pool with 2.5 million gallons of water, rafts available for rental during normal operating hours, Captain Cook's Landing-this area is for the toddlers in the group, Kilauea Cove Slides-Ride a single or double tube down this monstrous slide. The view from the top is awesome. Make sure to bring a camera to get those facial expressions as your buddies slide into the catch pool. Come, you will have a blast!

Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass - Step back in time to the Wild Wild West in Arizona's largest western theme park. Be careful while walking through the streets, you never know when you might get involved in a shoot-out. Treat yourself to the finest mesquite-grilled cowboy steaks this side of the Rockies at the world-famous Rawhide Steakhouse & Golden Belle Saloon. Dine on delicious BBQ Baby Back Ribs, The Gunslinger (Filet Mignon), The Trail Boss (Rawhide's famous finger licking BBQ combination) and Rawhide's signature hot fresh-baked apple pie with cinnamon-swirl ice cream -- all served to toe tappin', boot scootin' entertainment.

WestWorld Equestrian Center of Scottsdale - WestWorld, is a premier, nationally-recognized equestrian and special event facility,which provides recreational opportunities and family entertainment. Come and enjoy this great place made for one and all!

Scottsdale Historical Museum - Today the collections at Scottsdale Historical Museum include an exhibit featuring Winfield Scott, the founding father of Scottsdale. Photographs and memorabilia representing the history and culture of "The West's Most Western Town" are featured. There is an on-site gift shop with interesting specialty books for children and adults. Admission is free.