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Phoenix, Arizona
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While it may be tempting to spend a Phoenix family vacation within the confines of a five-star luxury resort, families venturing beyond the swimming pool, spa and golf course will quickly discover that there are lots of fun things to do with kids in the Valley of the Sun. Area parks such as South Mountain, McDowell Mountain and White Tank Mountain Regional Park offer more than a bit of 'green', hiking, biking and horseback riding await outdoor adventure seekers. If quintessential southwest is your goal, explore Hohokam Indian ruins and participate in a simulated excavation at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Tour a re-created Zuni Pueblo and participate in hands-on activities at the Heard Museum. Families in search of the 'Old West' will want to head to Goldfield Ghost Town and pan for gold and tour a once functioning gold mine. Jeep tours and amusement parks, not to mention the Phoenix Zoo and professional sporting matches, are but a few of the Phoenix attractions offering family fun.
Tourist Attractions in Phoenix
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600 E. Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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At the Arizona Science Center the experience is hands-on. You can buckle up and race to the top of a pulley chair. Try your hand at plumbing. Walk through an enormous working ...
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1201 N. Galvin Parkway

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

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The Desert Botanical Garden is a top ten Phoenix attraction, even for families. It boasts the world's largest collection of desert plants in a natural setting and the garden' ...
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455 N. Galvin Parkway

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

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The Phoenix Zoo is voted one of the top five zoos for children in the United States. This 125-acre complex is the largest non-profit zoo in America. It’s home to more than ...
  • Wildlife Park
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2301 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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The Heard Museum in Phoenix is a great place to introduce kids to Native cultures and art. Tour Native American art exhibits. Explore the replica of a Zuni Pueblo. Try your h ...
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3939 N. Usery Pass Road

Mesa, AZ 85207

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Usery Mountain Park may be a mere 3,648 acres in size but this Mesa recreational area really packs it in! The park is home to a large variety of plants and animals and 29 mil ...
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