If you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or somebody who’s got a few favorite kids and you’re buying a golf course home for sale in Scottsdale, you’ll be glad to know that there are tons of things to do with children in this beautiful city – and this summer, you can use this list to check off all the hotspots.
7 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Scottsdale This Summer
Scottsdale is packed with great adventures for kids, including these seven places:
- The Phoenix Zoo
- Butterfly Wonderland
- Hall of Flame
- MacDonald’s Ranch
- OdySea Aquarium
- McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
- Goldfield Ghost Town
Kid-Friendly Activity #1: Phoenix Zoo
Go for a camel ride, feed a giraffe or pet a stingray – the Phoenix Zoo is home to dozens of amazing animals. They’re open daily all summer. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids 3 to 13 if you buy them online. They’re $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids 3 to 13 if you buy them at the gate. Either way, kids 2 and under are free.
Kid-Friendly Activity #2: Butterfly Wonderland
Explore the life cycles of hundreds of butterflies, catch a 3D movie and see more than 3,000 live butterflies (some of whom will land on you!) at Butterfly Wonderland. Tickets are $23.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids aged 2 to 12. Military and seniors get in for $21.95 with an ID card.
Kid-Friendly Activity #3: Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Located in the Phoenix Papago Park, the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting is home to more than 90 fire trucks and several amazing exhibits that document the history of firefighting in the U.S. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students aged 6 to 17, $4 for kids aged 3 to 5, and free for children under 3. Seniors get in for $8.
Kid-Friendly Activity #4: MacDonald’s Ranch
Test out your horseback-riding abilities, swing by the petting zoo or hop on a hayride at MacDonald’s Ranch. Costs vary based on activity, from horseback rides to stagecoach rides.
Kid-Friendly Activity #5: OdySea Aquarium
The beautiful OdySea aquarium, right next to Butterfly Wonderland, is home to dozens of amazing species of underwater creatures. You’ll find sharks, stingrays and so many more saltwater and freshwater fish. Ticket prices vary based on the attractions you’re seeing, but for the aquarium alone, it’s $37.95 for adults, $27.95 for kids 2 to 12, and $35.95 for military and seniors with an ID card.
Kid-Friendly Activity #6: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Located in Scottsdale, the 30-acre McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a real gem. You can ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad or the 1950s-era Allan Herschell Carousel, shop at little boutiques, play on the playground or visit a number of great museums, including the Scottsdale Railroad Museum.
Kid-Friendly Activity #7: Goldfield Ghost Town
Stroll down Main Street in Goldfield Ghost Town to explore historic buildings, take a tour of the Mammoth Gold Mine and walk through the Goldfield Museum. You can watch a gun fight, ride on Arizona’s only narrow-gauge train and so much more.
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