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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 Rockin' R Ranch. Soar the Sonoran skies on a hot air balloon rideGet 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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Village Square at Dana Park

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  • 1744 S. Val Vista Dr.
  • Mesa, AZ 85204
  • Phone: (480) 584-6181
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Upscale shopping center located at the 60 Freeway and Val Vista Dr. Stores includes: Coldwater Creek, Chico's, Loft, White House/Black Market, Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, Baker Bros., Downeast… more

Across Arizona Tours

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  • 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

Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

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  • 10550 E Baseline Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85209
  • Phone: (480) 380-5572
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1,600 shops under one roof. Misting systems throughout help beat summer heat! Free admission, free entertainment, free customer drawings. Market includes clean, modern bathrooms, restaurants and snack… more

Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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  • P.O Box 6005
  • Mesa, AZ 85216-6005
  • Phone: (480) 299-0154
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For hot air ballooning in the Valley, Rainbow Ryders rises above the rest with daily, year-round balloon rides for weddings, groups, conventions, company retreats and special occasions. Our hot air… more

Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum

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  • 2017 N Greenfield Rd
  • Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Phone: (480) 924-1940
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The Arizona Wing is the home of Sentimental Journey, the most authentically restored B-17 Flying today. Warbirds from WWII through Vietnam are also on display. Memorabilia from WWII can also be… more

Carnival of Illusion

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  • 1 E Main St
  • C/O Mesa Arts Center
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Phone: (480) 359-7469
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STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to Laugh, Have Fun, and Celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated attraction is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending their "Around the World in 80… more

The Desert Belle Tour Boat

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  • 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

Superstition Springs Center

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  • 6555 E Southern Ave
  • Mesa, AZ 85206
  • Phone: (480) 924-5050

Superstition Springs Center, located in the heart of Mesa, is the perfect place for families to enjoy spending time together shopping, dining and playing. Anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's,… more

Schnepf Farms

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  • 24810 S Rittenhouse Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Phone: (480) 987-3100
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Schnepf Farms is open for festivals, company parties, educational field trips, and private bus tours. Annual events include the Peach Festival, Pumpkin & Chili Party, Easter Egg-Citement, 4th of July… more

Queen Creek Olive Mill

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  • 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

The Palms Theatre

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  • 5247 E. Brown Rd.
  • Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Phone: (480) 924-6260
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We’re renamed The Palms Theatre, and the name isn’t the only thing that’s new. There is more versatility than ever with a mixture of musicals, more concerts, and popular comedies in the new Marquee… more

San Tan Village

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  • 2218 E Williams Field Rd #235
  • Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Phone: (480) 282-9500
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Located in the heart of the retail corridor of Gilbert—one of the fastest growing cities in America—SanTan Village blends regional and power center retail, entertainment, other commercial uses and… more

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Apache Trail Attractions

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  • Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Phone: (480) 982-4040

Arizona Brewery Tours

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

Arizona Museum of Natural History

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  • 53 N Macdonald St
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Phone: (480) 644-4040
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Mar 1 – Apr 3

Arizona SciTech Festival: Mesa Discovery

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Mar 6 – Mar 8

Roots N' Boots Queen Creek Pro Rodeo 2015

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Mar 7

2nd Annual Arts in the Park

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Starting Mar 13

2nd Friday Night Out

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Mar 21 – Apr 18

MACFest Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival

MACFest is an Arts and Crafts market that is FREE to the…
Mar 22

Strait Country

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Mar 26

Live at Las Sendas....House of Steel

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Mar 28

Dinner Down the Orchard

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Apr 1

BIG Easter Egg Hunt

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