- The list below includes 158 free or cheap things to do in or near Chandler, Arizona, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Trampoline Parks, Specialty Museums and Recreation Centers.
- From Tumbleweed Park to Shawnee Bark Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Chandler and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix and Gilbert.
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Adults and children can enjoy a spectacular July 1 show with fireworks display, live action stunt shows, and music performances
Families and pets are welcome at Tumbleweed Park, which includes extensive grounds and a massive playground called Playtopia. Tumbleweed Park also has a large recreation center that offers a variety of athletic activities for children and adults.
Part of Shawnee Park, Shawnee Bark Park features fenced grass and dirt fields for canine recreation. The park provides drinking water, dog waste bags, picnic tables, shade trees, park benches and an agility course.
The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art focuses on collecting Contemporary Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. At the gallery, visitors can see over 3,000 pieces of art.
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The Koli Equestrian Center offers group and private horse trail rides on experienced horses. The company also offers 45-minute carriage rides, and hay wagon rides, along with hosting birthday parties.
Convenient location, all digital projection, loyalty cups, and stadium seating are all features of the Harkins Theatres in Chandler. With twenty screens, this theater also offers a supervised in-lobby children's PlayCenter for children ages 3 through 8 years of age.
At least four passenger cars and a caboose can be seen at the Arizona Railway Museum. In addition, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the train yard, and a passenger car can be rented for special events.
With 62,000 square feet the Tumbleweed Recreation Center offers up a wide array of physical activities and exercises. It includes a full fitness center, gym and indoor track, and has various classes and events for all ages.
Kids and families love Makutu's Island, an indoor playground with two fun-packed levels of slides, jungle gyms, gymnastic equipment, ball pits and other amusements. The facility has excellent security, highly trained safety staff and offers all-inclusive birthday party packages.