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Things to do in East Phoenix

Are you looking for things to do in East Phoenix? East Phoenix can be categorized as being near Tempe and Scottsdale for this post.

If you are looking for things to do in North Phoenix or Central Phoenix, make sure you check out our other posts!

Hall of Flame Museum

If you have a child (or grown up) that loves everything that has to do with firefighting, this huge museum is for you. With loads of different types of firetrucks through the ages, you will learn how firefighting has changed throughout time. There is even an area for kids to play and climb on a real firetruck!

Papago Peak/Park

The iconic “hole in the rock” park is known around the Phoenix valley. Hike up here for beautiful views of the city. The park also features wonderful little lakes to walk around and playgrounds as well as a hike to to the top.

Altitude Trampoline Park

Are you looking for a little respite from the outdoor heat? Altitude Trampoline Park will have you and your kids jumping for joy-literally! With tons of different trampolines and obstacles, kids and adults will wear themselves out with fun things to do in this huge indoor area. Perfect for hot summer days, birthday parties or get togethers, find Altitude Trampoline Park in the East part of Phoenix!

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Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is located near the Tempe border and is known for having animals from around the world. They have tons of different programs for kids throughout the year as well as zoo lights during the winter and howl-o-ween during October.

Pueblo Grande Museum

The Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix is located at the site where native American ruins were found. This museum hosts classes for adults and kids, along with mock archaeological digs, Native American art and tons of educational classes .

Pierce Park

Pierce Park in Phoenix has loads of green space for families, basketball courts, volleyball courts and a huge playground too! There is also a dog park for our fuzzy, furry friends to enjoy as well.

Desert Botanical Gardens

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The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is a beautiful array of plants found in Arizona’s wild habitat. We are lucky to be able find such diverse species right here! The plants are lovingly taken care of at Desert Botanical Garden and can be viewed by plant lovers of all ages. There are lovely trails throughout the gardens. There are also free days available (check their Facebook page for more details). During the winters, Desert Botanical Gardens hosts luminaries where the walkways are covered with glowing candles


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