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Mavrix-Talking Stick Scottsdale

Mavrix

Are you looking for a family friendly place to bowl? Mavrix in Scottsdale is an awesome place to check out. Mavrix has food, laser tag, a full bar and a huge arcade as well. They have regular bowling lanes and VIP Spark bowling lanes. The VIP lanes have projected images on the lanes and more…

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Commemorative Air Force Museum Mesa

If you have a child (or adult) who loves military history or planes, this is a great place to go check some out! I do recommend that you go on a cooler day, as the area where the planes are located is not fully airconditioned and it can get pretty warm! The commemorative Air Force…

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What Indoor Places are Open?

Check out our Are Pools and Splashpads Open and Fall Events post as well. Here are the indoor places that are open for kids to play. If we missed one, please let me know! Harkins Theaters-August 28th-all in Arizona Arizona Science Center-August 28th to Members, September 4th to public. Self Guided Tours or Guided experiences.…

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Rush Park Phoenix

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If you have visited Rush Park in Peoria, you will love Rush Park in Phoenix! Rush in Phoenix is located at 3865 E Thomas Rd . The set up of Rush in Phoenix is a little bit different than the one in Peoria and is a little bit smaller, but has many of the same…

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Meteor Crater

I decided that we needed to get out of the valley, and I really don’t like driving north on weekends. I will just say that the traffic on i17 going north reminds me of i95, and if you are an east coaster, you might understand the pain. Or, for my California friends, think of LA…

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Winslow, Arizona

Do you know the Eagles Song, “Take it Easy?” It mentions “Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona”. We visited Meteor Crater in Arizona and we were near Winslow. My husband decided to pull the trigger on this and go for it. It is about 18 miles East of Meteor Crater If you remember the…

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Out of Africa-Drive Through-

This review took place during restrictions place in May. So, this is not a full review of the park, but the best based on the availability of the park at our time visiting! Hope this helps you enjoy a day out! Out of Africa is Located in Camp Verde Arizona, 3505 W State Route 260.…

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NASCAR at Phoenix Raceway

Phoenix Raceway

We were invited by Capital One and GM BuyPower Card for a day to experience NASCAR with Driver Austin Dillon (#3). GM BuyPower Cardmembers can earn toward the purchase or lease of a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle, including 5% earnings on their first $5,000 in purchases each year, with 2% unlimited Earnings…

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Sonrisa Park Scottsdale

Sonrisa Park in Scottsdale is right on the Phoenix border near the Paradise Valley Mall. The Sonrisa Park is maintained by the City of Phoenix, according to the sign posted on the park grounds. Sonrisa Park is located at the corner of N 50th Place and E Windrose Drive. there is no off-street parking, but…

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Desert Ridge Marketplace

desert ridge marketplace

It has been a while since I went over to Desert Ridge Marketplace, so I decided to take a ride up there to see what changes have taken place. Desert Ridge was one of the splashpads we visited most when we first moved to Arizona. It had a Starbucks coffee nearby and was a bit…

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Simply Smashing Rage Room Tempe

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If you are looking to get out a little bit of tension, Simply Smashing Rage Room in Tempe may be for you. My background, being in psychology, made me think that this might be an interesting thing to cover for the blog. Not for kids-but for adults who need a release. We all might want…

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Lake Pleasant

After a weekend of my husband being stuck in a conference, we knew we needed to get out of the house with the kids! The weather was perfect and it was time for some outdoor family time. I love to go hiking, but my littlest one, Dimples, often gets a little grumpy on hikes and…

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KTR Mesa

KTR Mesa

KTR is short for “Kids That Rip”, and Mesa is their original location. KTR also has a location in Scottsdale and Chandler. Kids that Rip offers gymnastics, skateboarding and open play. Rip means “skating well” from my non vast knowledge of skateboarding. I never got into skateboarding, so you’ll have to excuse my naivety! KTR…

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Asante Library Surprise

asante library surprise

Asante Library is the newest member of the Maricopa County Library District. Officially opened in February 2020, this library now especially services the northwest corner of Surprise that has been rapidly growing the past few years. We actually did a park review of Asante Park a few years ago when there was not much around-and…

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The Awesome List of Train Parks

train parks in phoenix

Who doesn’t love a train? There are so many cool small train parks in the Phoenix area. Without really taking a trip, your kids (and you) can enjoy a fun train ride in the Phoenix area. Maricopa Live Steamers This amazing, all volunteer, park in Glendale has a great operation. Check out their trains that…

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