Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Arizona with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Arizona sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Arizona that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Arizona whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
The University of Arizona assumed ownership of Biosphere 2 in July 2011. A generous gift from the Philecology Foundation helps fund Biosphere 2 operations and some research projects. Their mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe and catalyze interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about Earth and its future and distill issues related to Earth systems planning and management for use by policymakers, students and the public.
Old Tucson is one of Arizona’s top Wild West attractions, featuring live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids, genuine southwest BBQ and special events throughout the season. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve Martin, Sharon Stone and Martin Short. Immortalized in more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region’s premiere film location.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Paradise Casino is a favorite among local players, and you’ll enjoy it just as much. You’ll always see friends and family laughing, smiling and talking, because it’s where they go to have a good time. Paradise staff likewise belong to that group, so do you when you join the fun.
The Titan Missile Museum is the only remaining Titan II site open to the public, allowing you to relive a time when the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union was a reality. For more than two decades, 54 Titan II missile complexes across the United States stood “on alert” 24 hours a day, seven days a week, heightening the threat of nuclear war or preventing Armageddon, depending upon your point of view.
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset. There are approximately 1.6 million individual saguaro plants growing within Saguaro National Park.
At more than 16,000 acres South Mountain Park/Preserve actually consists of three mountain ranges, the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe; and is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country. It boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. From the park’s main entrance, you can drive up the Summit Road 5.5 miles to Dobbins Lookout and spectacular valley-wide views or you can continue to the Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Gray Matter Escape is Lake Havasu’s first and only immersive entertainment experience. Locally owned and operated since 2016, Gray Matter Escape’s in-house designers conceive and build each puzzle by hand. Gray Matter Escape focuses on delivering story based experiences filled with puzzles that fully integrate into the themes to ultimately create the best escape room experience you’ll ever have. With room for 6-8 friends and family, every participant enjoys the freedom to discover clues and work with others to solve mysteries. Complimentary photos after each experience provide you with a lasting memory.
Located in the vibrant Westgate Entertainment District, they are Glendale’s home for lucky days and electric nights. Desert Diamond West Valley Casino is expanding to include a full-scale resort featuring hotel rooms, 5 restaurants, bars and more. Plus a new, larger casino floor with slots and table games. As they grow, they will remain open so you can continue your winning ways.