- The list below includes 174 free or cheap things to do in or near Glendale, Arizona, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and Farms & Ranches.
- From Sahuaro Ranch Park to Thunderbird Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glendale and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Peoria.
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Superstition Rd & Silly Mountain Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219 MoreLess Info
Silly Mountain is a small mountain that offers moderately challenging hiking trails that culminate in impressive views of the surrounding area. The mountain offers free parking at its base, with easy access to the trailhead.
Once a bustling enterprise that brought thousands of jobs to Maricopa County, the Vulture Gold Mine was among the most profitable gold mines in the world. Tours of the abandoned mine and its surrounding town last about two hours.
It's time to saddle up at Cowboy Way Adventures, an equestrian touring and exploration company in Wickenburg, Arizona. Cowboy Way offers tours from one to four hours long. Riders must be at least five years old and weigh no more than 250 pounds.
The steep Vulture Peak Trail outside of Wickenberg, Arizona is most appropriate for experienced and physically fit hikers. This remote trail features a profusion of cacti and other desert vegetation, and the scenic route provides excellent opportunities for wildlife photography.
An art gallery in historic downtown Wickenburg, Gramma Lizard features the art of self-taught multimedia artist Nancy O'Donnell. The gallery features paintings, furniture, and a variety of unique and personal original creations.
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21 North Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 MoreLess Info
Wickenburg, Arizona is home to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, one of the largest museums dedicated to the Wild West. The institution's permanent exhibits include paintings by local artists, bronze sculptures and rotating collections of desert photography.
Built around a now-abandoned gold mine, Robson's Ranch & Mining Camp recreates the tustic charm of a small town in the Wild West. This scenic venue has a sumptuous lodge that is popular for wedding receptions and other large events. Private visitors and smaller groups are also welcome.