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  • Fiddlesticks
    1155 West Elliott Road, Tempe, AZ 85284
    Elliot Rd. & the I-10 Freeway
    480-961-0180, This family amusement center features go-carts, an award-winning lighted driving range, bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf, and a video arcade. more info  map

  • Pump It Up
    1325 West Auto Drive, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85284
    480-940-7867, Pump It Up is a leader in children's entertainment. They specialize in safe, private, indoor events with gigantic inflatables for kids of all ages. From kid's birthday... more info  map

  • Sea Life Phoenix Aquarium
    5000 South Arizona Mills Circle #145, Tempe, AZ 85282
    480-478-7600, Gaze at an amazing array of marine life at the Sea Life Aquarium, a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at the Arizona Mills mall. The aquarium features more than 5,000... more info  map

  • Sega Gameworks
    5000 Arizona Mills Circle, #669, Tempe, AZ 85282
    Arizona Mills Mall
    480-839-4263, This entertainment destination features a full service restaurant, a high energy bar, and state-of-the-art entertaining and interactive games and attractions for the... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Petersen House Museum
    1414 West Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282
    480-350-5111, Built by one of Tempe's earliest settlers, this restored Queen Anne style home depicts the lifestyles of area people during the territorial period and the Great... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Tempe Public Library
    3500 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
    One-Half Mile North Of US 60
    480-350-5500, The largest library in the East Valley, this library offers a large variety of books and research materials plus state-of-the-art electronic resources and Internet... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Arizona Historical Foundation Collection
    Hayden Library, Room 412, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Orange and Cady Malls, on the ASU Main Campus
    480-965-3283, This collection contains the political papers, books, photographs, maps, and records of prominent Arizona individuals, including Goldwater, and important businesses. ... more info  map

  • ASU Art Museum
    P.O. Box 872911, Tempe, AZ 85287
    ASU Main Campus, 10th Street & Mill Avenue
    480-965-2787, Interactive exhibits and contemporary history exhibits are on display at this museum. A research library and gift store are on site. Guided tours are available. more info  map

  • College of Law Art Collection
    P.O. Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
    McAllister & Orange Street
    480-965-6181, This collection features contemporary American works of art, but focuses more on Southwestern styles of art. more info  map

  • Computing Commons Gallery
    Computing Commons Room 140, Tempe, AZ 85287
    Southeast Corner Of Palm Walk & Orange Mall
    480-965-3609, Five to six technology related exhibits including historical technology exhibits, integrated media exhibits, and technology-generated artwork are featured yearly at this... more info  map

  • Gallery of Design
    Architecture and Environmental Design Building, Tempe, AZ 85287
    Forest Mall and University Drive
    480-965-6384, View traveling exhibits at this gallery that focuses on architecture, designs, landscapes, and urban planning. Open Monday through Friday. more info  map

  • J. Russell and Bonita Nelson Fine Arts Center
    51 East 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85287
    10th Street & Mill Avenue
    480-965-6447, This center is home to the ASU Art Museum, the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, and the University Dance Laboratory. Other features include a 12 foot wall outdoor projection... more info  map

  • Northlight Gallery
    Matthews Hall, Room 101, Tempe, AZ 85287
    ASU Main Campus
    480-965-6517, This gallery displays a wide range of internationally known and emerging photographic artists plus features selections from the gallery's permanent collection. Open... more info  map

  • Tempe Historical Museum
    809 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282
    Tempe Library Complex
    480-350-5100, Videos, displays, and hands-on exhibits depict the history of Tempe from the prehistoric Hohokam Indians to today. A gift shop is on site. They are closed on Fridays... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Kiwanis Community Park
    6111 South All-American Way, Tempe, AZ 85283
    480-350-5201, Tempe's premier 125 acre park offers amenities and activities that include a 12 acre lake, fishing, sand volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, and children's... more info  map

  • Papago Park
    Curry Road & College Avenue
    480-350-5200, This 296 acre park features softball fields, a lagoon, hiking and biking trails, natural desert areas, an archeological site, and picnic verandahs. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • ASU Mars Global Surveyor Facility
    Moeur Building, Room 101 Orange & Forest Malls
    480-964-1790, The visitor center at this facility features displays about Mars and a television tuned to NASA TV station. This facility supports the Thermal Emission Specrometer... more info  map

  • IMAX Theatre at AZ Mills
    5000 West AZ Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282
    SE Corner Of Interstate 10 & State Route 60
    480-897-1453, Enjoy a powerful movie experience at this 407 seat theatre that features a six story high, 82 foot wide screen powered by an IMAX digital sound system. more info  map

  • Life Sciences Center
    ASU Main Campus, Life Sciences Center, Tempe, AZ 85287
    Tyler Mall & Palm Walk
    480-965-3369, A variety of reptile displays, including the only complete living collection of all 18 sub-species of Arizona native rattlesnakes, are exhibited at this center. There... more info  map

  • Museum of Anthropology
    ASU Main Campus, Anthropology Building, Room 240, Tempe, AZ 85287
    Cady & Tyler Malls
    480-965-6213, Gems, fossils, and seashells from around the world are on display at this museum as well as the six story Foucalt Pendulum, the only active seismograph in central... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Adventures Aloft, LLC
    1026 East Driftwood Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
    480-831-9555, Unforgettable arizona hot air balloon ride adventures. Started in 1978, Adventures Aloft is one of Phoenix's first commercial hot air balloon companies. They have daily... more info  map


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