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902 South Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-7221


Tempe has plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Tempe is a lively destination. It's not just a suburb of the nation's fifth largest city of Phoenix, Tempe is a happening kinda place. It has spirit and energy. It's where students and families go for enjoyment and entertainment.

Big Surf Waterpark

1500 N. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85821
Phone: (480) 994-2297

Big Surf Waterpark is America's Original Waterpark, featuring the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach. Nestled on 20 acres of fun on the northern tip of Tempe, Big Surf Waterpark offers rides for the whole family, boasting children's fun zones, surfing and boogie boarding sessions, and over 3,000 feet of thrilling water slides plus party, corporate outings and catering services!

Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 359-7469

Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun and celebrate a magical night out at the Carnival of Illusion. This top-rated show is “Revitalizing Magic” by blending their “Around the World in 80 Minutes” travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Great for date nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Shows take place on select Saturdays at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Biltmore Resort. Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery and OOOH La La!

Dave & Buster's

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Ste. 1100, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 281-8456

52,000 sq. ft. of fun! Whether you are looking to host a conference, meeting, team building event, watch party or birthday party, Dave & Buster's has it all! From private meeting rooms to unique happy hour specials and our Million Dollar Midway Game Room, we can accommodate any type of event big or small. It's time to Eat, Drink, Play and Watch at Dave & Buster's!

Desert Belle Tour Boat

Saguaro Lake
14011 N. Bush Hwy.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: (480) 984-2425

Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been plowing the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in comfort and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran Desert canyons. Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas. Private cruises are also available for an unforgettable wedding, birthday, anniversary, or corporate function for up to 125 passengers. Whatever you choose, The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (480) 941-1225

Living museum featuring 50,000 desert plants from around the world. Enjoy tours, concerts, seasonal exhibits, special events and family activities. AAA members: 20% discount.

Fort McDowell Adventures

14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Phone: (480) 816-6465

Acres of pristine Arizonan foothills play host to an authentic Western adventure. Minutes from Tempe, Fort McDowell Adventures is the premier outdoor activity and event venue featuring four unique venues for weddings, corporate events, parties and celebrations for families and groups from 10 to 2,000. Enjoy Jeep tours, Segway tours, a “City Slicker Cattle Drive”, cowboy cookouts, the Tequila Bus, trail rides, Verde River kayaking, the Yavapai Experience cultural tour and more.


5000 Arizona Mills Cir. #669
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 839-4263

GameWorks offers a unique combination of games, food and sports for the whole family. Our goal is to provide families with a premiere entertainment and gaming experience in a safe and welcoming environment. Enjoy a dynamic roster of classic and modern arcade attractions, unique American cuisine and a wide range of craft beers and cocktails.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center opening spring 2016, is where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. Get hands-on with the thousands of LEGO bricks in themed build and play areas where kids' imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO offers.

Main Event Entertainment

8545 S. Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 753-1200

Main Event Entertainment operates high volume family entertainment centers throughout Texas and most recently Tempe, Arizona! Our 58,000 square foot center is home to 26 high quality recreational bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity high ropes course, billiards and shuffleboard tables, more than 125 interactive games and a tempting array of food and beverage. We also have flexible meeting and event spaces with VIP accommodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings and complimentary WiFi.

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

455 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 286-3800

Explore a world of curiosity, imagination and discovery at the Phoenix Zoo. With exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, 4-D Theater and more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and inspiring people to care for the natural world. Unique indoor and outdoor venues are available for events of all sizes.

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

5000 Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 478-7600

Dive into SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! Discover thousands of creatures, walk through the amazing 360-degree ocean tunnel and marvel at 30 incredible displays. It's the perfect stop for family fun!

Fall/Winter Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

*Last admissions are 1 hour prior to closing

Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park

80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 350-4311

Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park lets children cool off and have fun at Tempe Town Lake. This one-acre park teaches how a drop of rain ends up either in the ocean or becomes part of the city water supply. Open May – Sept, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.

Tempe Boat Rentals

72 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 303-9803

At Tempe Boat Rentals, everyone in the family can enjoy recreational boating at its best. Select from a variety of watercraft: kayaks, pedal boats, electric boats, stand-up paddleboards and more. Check us out on the web or call us directly.

Tempe Improv

930 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480)921-9877

Bringing you the perfect temperature year round and the best stand-up comedy in the Valley of the Sun. The Tempe Improv has reopened as a brand new state-of-the-art comedy theater featuring amazing food, excellent service and a first-class comedy experience. We have versatile event space to accommodate a variety of private events, parties and dinners. Comprising of over 3,500 square feet and over 450 seats, there's never a bad view in our house! Our upcoming lineup and information on future events, specialty packages, etc. can always be viewed online.

Tempe Marketplace

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 966-9338

Tempe Marketplace is a vibrant open air, pedestrian friendly shopping center conveniently located on the southwest corner of the Loop 101 and 202 interchange. Enjoy unique water features, outdoor fireplaces, live music every Friday and Saturday night, bright lights and more as you shop, dine, party and play. With over 100 retail, dining and entertainment offerings, including Nordstrom Rack, Target, DSW, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, 7 Day Spa and Nails, Massage Envy, Harkins Theatres, Dave & Buster's and so many more, Tempe Marketplace offers fun for all ages! Tempe Marketplace – It's Happening Here!

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 350-5200

Tempe Town Lake, located adjacent to Downtown Tempe, provides a two-mile recreational haven for kayaking, sailing, rowing, jogging, skating or picnicking. The heart of Tempe Town Lake is historic Tempe Beach Park. The park provides five miles of pathways and ample room for festivals or events, such as Ironman Arizona, various charity walks, Oktoberfest and the July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival.

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