Visit Family Friendly America

Arizona is full of tourist attractions to please all.  Nature lovers will love the beautiful views and many nature parks.  History buffs will find a variety of Wild West experiences.  Below is a sampling of activities available in Arizona.

Please call the location to verify hours and pricing as they are subject to change.

COTTONWOOD-  BLAZIN' M RANCH
1875 Mabery Ranch Rd, Cottonwood   928.634.0334
COST:  Call for admission information.
HOURS:  Weds-Sat: 5p - 9p
This re-recreated Western town offers a chuckwagon supper and Western style fun.

FLAGSTAFF-  SCHULTZ PASS ROAD
North of town on US 180 to US 89. 
COST:  FREE
This scenic drive goes between the San Francisco Peaks and Elden Mountains.  Watch weather conditions before making the trip.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
For information, call the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 928.638.7888
COST:  Admission to the park area is $25 per private vehicle or $12 per person on foot or bicycle (pass is valid for up to 7 days)
HOURS:  Call for information
Be sure to visit the Grand Canyon for some of the most spectacular views in America.  This 277 mile long canyon was formed by the Colorado River.  The park has hiking and camping.

IRONWOOD FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT
Northwest of Tucson on I-10. Phone #: 520.258.7200
COST:  Call for information
HOURS:  Call for information
This historical monument has the preserved remains of 200 prehistoric Hohokam sites, many petroglyphs and the remnants of an old mission.

LAKE HAVASU CITY-  LONDON BRIDGE
US95, Lake Havasu City   928.855.5655
COST:  FREE but additional activities, such as a boat ride, have fees
HOURS:  Call for information
In 1968 the London Bridge was disassembled, brought to Lake Havasu City piece by piece, then reassembled.   It is an interesting piece of history to visit.  Along the side a quaint British-style village has tourist shops.  Be sure to take a boat ride around the man-made arm of the lake which now flows under the bridge.

PAGE-  NAVAJO VILLAGE
1253 Coppermine Road, Page  928.660.0304
COST:  Call for information
HOURS:  Call for information
Experience Navajo lifestyle and culture in a traditional village. 

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK
East of Holbrook,  928.524.6228
COST:  $10 per private vehicle, $5 per person otherwise
HOURS:  Call for information
93,533 acre park with beautiful petrified trees, fossil bones and plants.

PHOENIX AREA-  ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK
14805 West Vineyard Ave., Goodyear   623.932.3811
www.maricopa.gov/parks/estrella/
COST:  FREE
HOURS:  Sun - Thurs- 6 am - 8 pm,  Fri & Sat-  6 am - 10 pm
Beautiful mountain, deserts and grassy areas come together in this popular mountain park.  Great for biking, hiking, fishing (catch and release only) and picnicking.  

PHOENIX AREA-  MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale   480.312.2312
www.therailroadpark.com
COST:  Entrance is  FREE;   Rides are $1 each;  under age 3 ride free with paying adult.
HOURS:  Call or visit website for current ride schedule.
Railroad themed park with a 5/12 scale train ride and an antique carousel.  There are playgrounds and covered picnic areas.  Train exhibits

PHOENIX-  PHOENIX ZOO
455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix   602.273.1341
www.phoenixzoo.org
COST:  $20 Adult (age 13 - 59) / $15 Age 60 and over / $10 Age 3 - 12 / Under age 3 Free
HOURS: Check website for detailed hours. Hours change depending on time of year.
Large zoo with a full array of animals and miscellaneous activities.  There is a carousel, train and petting zoo.  Check the schedule to find out the times of keeper-led talks and animal feeding times as they are very interesting.  After a long day at the zoo, the kids will love a stop at the Leapin' Lagoon Sprayground for  some water fun (available April - October). 

 

 

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