Family attractions

Amusement parks
Arts & crafts
Ice skating
Bowling
Museums

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Libraries

Libraries offer free family entertainment, reading programs, educational classes, storytimes and more.

Chandler • 480-782-2800 • chandlerlibrary.org
Glendale • 623-930-3530 • glendaleaz.com/library
Maricopa County Library District • 602-652-3000 • mcldaz.org
Mesa • 480-644-3100 • mesalibrary.org
Phoenix • 602-262-4636 • phxlib.org
Scottsdale • 480-312-7323 • scottsdalelibrary.org
Tempe • 480-350-5500 • tempe.gov/library

Movies

AMC Theatres
Valleywide • amctheatres.com
Hours: Summer Movie Camp 10am every Wed through Aug 5 (seasonal).
Pricing: $1 per movie; $3 KidsPack (drink, popcorn, snack). (seasonal).

Harkins Theatres
Valleywide • harkinstheatres.com
Hours: Summer Movie Fun 9:45am Mon-Fri through July 31. (seasonal)
Pricing: $7 for 10 movies; $4 Children’s Concession Combo (drink, popcorn, snack).(seasonal).

IMAX Theatre Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle #667, Tempe
480-897-IMAX (4629) • imax.com
Shows: Dinosaurs Alive 3D, Under the Sea 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D, and Space Station 3D.
Hours: Call for times.
Pricing: $9.75 adults, $8.75 seniors, $7.75 children; Passport to Adventure offers 5 movies and 5 small popcorns for $35/person (through Aug 31).

Rock climbing

AZ on the Rocks – Indoor Climbing Inc
16447 N 91st St #105, Scottsdale
480-502-9777 • azontherocks.com
Activities: Rock climbing.
Hours: 3-10pm Mon/Wed/Fri, 3-7pm Tues/Thur, 9am-7pm Sat-Sun.
Pricing: $15 adults, $12 children/students; $5 gear rental.

Climbmax Gym
1330 W Auto Dr #108, Tempe
480-626-7755 • climbmaxgym.com
Activities: Rock climbing.
Hours: 3-10pm Mon/Wed/Fri, 11am-11pm Tues/Thur, 10am-7pm Sat, noon-7pm Sun.
Pricing: $12 ages 12 & up, $9 ages under 12, $60 family (2 adults, 3 children); gear rental extra.

Phoenix Rock Gym
1353 E University Dr, Tempe
480-921-8322 • phoenixrockgym.com
Activities: Rock climbing.
Hours: 3-10pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm Sat-Sun.
Pricing: $11 ages 12 & up, $8 ages under 12; $5 gear rental.

SolidRock Indoor Climbing Gym
23620 N 20th Dr #24, Phoenix, 623-587-7625
407 S 107th Ave #A6, Tolleson, 623-643-9399
solidrockgymaz.com
Activities: Rock climbing.
Hours: 3-10pm (1-10pm Phoenix location) Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm Sat, 11am-7pm Sun.
Pricing: $12 adults ($14 Sat-Sun), $10 children ($12 Sat-Sun), $5 ages under 5.

Roller skating

Great Skate
10054 N 43rd Ave, Glendale
623-842-1181 • greatskateglendale.com
Activities: Roller skating.
Hours: Call for public skating times.
Pricing: $6.75 adults, $5.75 children; $3 skate rental.

Rollero Family Skating Center
7318 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix
623-846-1510 • rollero.com
Activities: Roller skating.
Hours: Call for public skating times.
Pricing: $5-$8.

RollerPlex
16083 N 75th Ave, Peoria
623-334-8118 • rollerplex.com
Activities: Roller skating.
Hours: Public Skate Noon-3pm or 7-11pm Sat, 1-4pm Sun; Roller Stroller 9-11am Fri. Pricing: $6 afternoon, $8 Sat evening; $5 adults, $3 toddlers for Roller Stroller.

USA’s Skateland
1011 W Ray Rd, Chandler, 480-917-9444 • skatelandchandler.com
7 E Southern Ave, Mesa, 480-833-7775 • skatelandmesa.com
Activities: Roller skating.
Hours: Call for public skating times.
Pricing: $6.75 adults, $5.75 children; $3 skate rental.

Sporting events

Arizona Diamondbacks
Chase Field, 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix
602-462-6500 • dbacks.com
Activities: baseball, giveaways and promotions.
Hours: game times vary.
Pricing: $5 & up for tickets.

Phoenix Mercury
US Airways Center, 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix
602-252-WNBA (9622) • phoenixmercury.com
Activities: basketball, giveaways and promotions.
Hours: game times vary.
Pricing: $10 & up for tickets; $64 Mercury Family Pack (4 tickets and 4 Quarter Pounder meals).

Tours

Cerreta Candy Company
5345 W Glendale Ave, Glendale
623-930-9000 • cerreta.com
Activities: Factory tours (guided and self) and candy pizza making.
Hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Sat; guided tours and pizza making at 10am & 1pm Mon-Fri.
Pricing: $7/person guided tour.

Stuffington Bear Factory
2302 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
602-225-9513 • stuffington.com
Activities: Tours and stuff-your-own teddy bear or other animal.
Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; drop-in factory tours 1pm Mon-Sat.
Pricing: Free drop-in tours; $4 private tours or $12 tour plus 12” bear (by appointment).

Trains

Grand Canyon Railway
1-800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724)
thetrain.com
Travel 65 miles from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Year round. Seasonal: Polar Express.

Verde Canyon Railroad
800-582-7245 • verdecanyonrr.com
Wilderness adventures from the old mining town of Clarkdale to the Perkinsville ghost ranch and back in a fully restored vintage train. Seasonal: Halloween Express and Grandparents Day (fall), Eagle Watch (early winter through late spring), Santa Claus Express (Dec), Chocolate Lovers Train (Feb) and Easter Bunny Express (spring).

Trains – Miniature

Anthem Community Park
Anthem • 623-551-5880
The Daisy Mountain Railroad offers a 10-minute ride over a small lake, through a tunnel and past waterfalls.

Desert Breeze Park
660 N Desert Breeze Blvd East, Chandler
480-893-6652 • desertbreezerr.com
Desert Breeze Railroad’s replica Sante Fe-style engine pulls open-air coaches and a red caboose on a three-quarter-mile tour of the park. Weekends, Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
1202 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix
602-254-1200 • enchantedisland.com
A seven-minute tour of the island on a one-third-scale replica of C.P. Huntington train. 602-254-1200.

Freestone Park
1021 E Juniper Ave, Gilbert
480-632-2702 • freestonerr.com
Freestone Railroad’s miniature 1880s replica engine pulls covered coaches and open-air cars around the park on a three-quarter-mile track. Runs weekends from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Goldfield Ghost Town
4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Goldfield
480-983-0333 • goldfieldghosttown.com
The Superstition Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad’s 36-inch gauge train has a Plymouth diesel pulling a passenger car and a caboose along 20-minute, narrated journey around a mile and a half of track. Departs every 35 minutes.

Maricopa Live Steamers Railroad Heritage Preservation Society
22822 N 43rd Ave, Phoenix
maricopalivesteamers.com
Adobe Western Railroad offers free rides (donations appreciated) on four different 30-minute routes each Sunday from noon to 4:30pm Sept-May.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale
480-312-2312 • therailroadpark.com
Ride the 5/12 scale Paradise & Pacific Railroad around the 30-acre park. Rail clubs offer free rides on even smaller trains during the weekend.

Old Tucson Studios

201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson
520-883-0100 • oldtucson.com
A C.P. Huntington Train takes guests on an excursion through the Arizona Sonora Desert.

Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler
480-502-5600 • rawhide.com
The Rawhide Express is a desert train ride on a red and black C.P. Huntington (No. 43) within an Old West replica town.

Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
480-987-3100 • schnepffarms.com
Schnepf Farms Railroad is a 16-inch gauge railroad runs for more than a mile through a farm setting.

Trail Dust Town
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson
520-296-4551 • traildusttown.com
Operates a miniature C.P. Huntington Railroad through this Western-theme commercial complex. Runs 5-9pm Mon-Fri and 4:30-9pm Sat-Sun.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park
623-935-WILD (9453) • wildlifeworld.com
African Safari Train is a 5/8-mile narrated ride through the simulated plains of Africa with views of antelope, gazelles, ostriches and more.

Waterparks

Big Surf
1500 N McClintock, Tempe
480-947-2477 • golfland.com/tempe
Activities: waterslides, wave pool and toddler area.
Hours: 11am-6pm daily through Sept 1.
Pricing: $19.50-$26, $3 ages 2 & under; $19 after 3pm.

Golfland/SunSplash
155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa
480-834-8319 • golfland.com/mesa
Activities: arcade, miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, laser tag, waterslides, endless river, wave pool and toddler area.
Hours: 11am-7pm Sun-Fri, 11am-8pm Sat, 7-11pm Fri-Sat Night Splash (SunSplash); 11am-10pm Mon-Thur, 11am-12:30am Fri, 10am-12:30am Sat, noon-10pm Sun (Golfland); hours change after Sept 1.
Pricing: $19.50-$26, $3 ages 2 & under; $19 after 3pm, $15 Night Splash; prices vary for activities at Golfland.

Kiwanis Wave Pool
6111 S All America Way, Tempe
480-350-5201• tempe.gov/pools/kiwaniswavepool
Activities: indoor wave pool and waterslides.
Hours: 1-5pm.
Pricing: $6 ages 13 & up, $3 ages 2-12; discounts for 3-5pm.

Wet ‘n’ Wild
4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale
623-201-2000 • phoenix.mywetnwild.com
Activities: waterslides, wave pool, water playground, endless river, toddler area and dive in movies (Fri).
Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Thur, 10am-10:30pm Fri, 10am-7pm Sat-Sun.
Pricing: $34.99 ages 12 & up, $26.99 ages 3-11/seniors, ages 2 & under free.

Zoos

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix
602-273-1341 • phoenixzoo.org
Activities: 1,200 animals on exhibit, petting zoo, tram ride, carousel, bike and pedal boat rentals.
Hours: 7am-2pm Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm Sat-Sun (through Sept 30); Starry Safari 6-9pm Fri-Sat (through Aug 8).
Pricing: $16 adults, $11 seniors, $7 ages 3-12; Starry Safari $5 ($4 members).

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium
16501 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park
623-935-WILD (9453) • wildlifeworld.com
Activities: animal shows, exhibits, petting zoo, parrot feeding, aquarium and rides (sky, boat, log) and carousel.
Hours: 9am-6pm daily (zoo), 9am-10pm daily (aquarium).
Pricing: $26.50 adults, $14.25 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free; aquarium only (after 5pm) $16.99 adults, $8.99 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free.