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Things to Do in Mesa

In Mesa, Arizona it's easy to find adventure. Packed with excitement, the Mesa area offers visitors an explosion of educational, cultural and outdoor attractions. From interactive museums to Broadway musicals and old west towns, Mesa's got it all!

You'll have easy access to the area's most popular natural attractions, including Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail, Salt and Verde Rivers, Usery Mountain Regional Park and area lakes. Explore the mysterious Superstition Mountains or cruise Saguaro Lake aboard the Desert Belle and Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat.

There's no shortage of family fun in Mesa, either, with kid-friendly museums that will entertain the little ones - and your inner child, too! Hear the roar of the dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Let your imagination take flight by learning about vintage aircraft at the Commemorative Air Force Museum. Spark your child's creativity with a visit to the i.d.e.a Museum. Take a step back in time at Rawhide WesternTownGet in touch with nature at the nearby Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden.

Whatever your preference, you'll find Mesa, Arizona reinvigorating, playful and even a bit surprising!


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Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

  • 5700 West North Loop Rd
  • Chandler, AZ 85226
  • Phone: (480) 502-5600
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Come and visit Rawhide Western Town at Wild Horse Pass. Enjoy the town and all Rawhide has to offer from the world renowned Steakhouse & Saloon to our unique shops and a variety of attractions. We… more

Across Arizona Tours

  • 3213 E. Rosemonte Dr.
  • Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • Phone: (602) 233-1813
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Across Arizona Tours specializes in exciting sightseeing day tours: Grand Canyon via Sedona & Navajo Nation, Apache Trail with Dollys Steamboat, City Tour with Heard & more! Departing from Mesa,… more

The Desert Belle Tour Boat

  • 14011 N Bush Hwy
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 984-2425
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Sit back and relax on this 90-minute narrated cruise where you'll see towering canyon walls, dramatic desert vistas, and exotic Arizona wildlife. Listen as the captain describes the unique history of… more

Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • 25062 S Meridian Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Phone: (480) 888-9290
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Tours are offered hourly at Queen Creek Olive Mill, Arizona's first working olive farm and mill. Here, they press Arizona's finest extra virgin olive oil from nine different varieties of olives all… more

Detours of Arizona


Detours of Arizona was created to give you a personalized, customized experience every time, and we take fun very seriously. You can rest assured that you won't miss a thing with our expert guides and… more

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Apache Trail Attractions

  • 2655 E Whiteley
  • C/O OK Corral Horseback Riding
  • Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Phone: (480) 982-4040

Arizona Brewery Tours

  • 2990 E Washington St #145
  • Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • Phone: (480) 382-4677

Arizona Grand Canyon Tours

  • 14001 N 7th St #C106
  • Phoenix, AZ 85022
  • Phone: (602) 759-5788

Arizona Museum of Natural History

  • 53 N Macdonald St
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Phone: (480) 644-4040

Arizona Renaissance Festival

  • 12601 E. US HIGHWAY 60
  • Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
  • Phone: (520) 463-2700

Ballet Etudes

  • P.O. Box 460
  • Mesa, AZ 85211-0460
  • Phone: (480) 985-0423

Bass Pro Shops & Outdoor World

  • 1133 N Dobson Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Phone: (602) 606-5600

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park

  • 1324 S Jesse Hayes Rd
  • Globe, AZ 85501
  • Phone: (928) 425-0320

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

  • 20000 S Maricopa Rd, Gate 3
  • Chandler, AZ 85226
  • Phone: (480) 403-7660

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

  • 37615 Hwy 60
  • Superior, AZ 85273-5100
  • Phone: (520) 689-2723
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