Strewn throughout the city and just outside Mesa’s borders are attractions and activities that appeal to visitors of all ages. From the lively and exciting Amazing Jakes Indoor Fun Factory to the charming countryside setting of the Queen Creek Olive Mill, whatever it is you crave you’re bound to find it in Mesa. Here, the West is still alive and kicking with several attractions promising to take visitors back in time to Arizona’s glory days. A visit to Rockin’ R Ranch will have you taking in gunfights and gold panning and munching down on their famous hot dutch oven biscuits. Further west at Rawhide Western Town you can hop aboard a train, stagecoach or mule! Evenings find folks learning the two-step or dining at the famous Rawhide Steakhouse.
At Goldfield Ghost Town, guests can go underground into the historic Mammoth Gold Mine or stroll through the heart of a historic town. For history buffs, be sure to visit Superstition Mountain Museum and discover the legacy of Jacob Waltz and his legendary Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. While there, stop by the Elvis Presley Chapel featuring a movie memorabilia museum showcasing Western motion pictures and television shows that were filmed at Apacheland Movie Ranch. Complete your Apache Trail day trip with a “Mark Twain” voyage aboard the Dolly Steamboat, a replica of a sternwheeler paddleboat that explores secluded inner waterways and more than 28 miles of cactus-dotted shoreline at Canyon Lake. Then set a spell at Tortilla Flat, a stagecoach turned saloon with saddles for bar stools and walls festooned with currency and business cards from around the world.
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