- 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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Phoenix, AZ MoreLess Info
Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Private Tours is an excursion company that has access to over 400,000-acres of land. The ranch features private skeet shooting, horseback riding, and cowboy games.
Featuring an indoor basketball court, American Sports Centers is a sports complex that hosts volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, and other sports games. In addition to sports, the center offers fitness classes like Zumba and martial arts.
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201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 MoreLess Info
The Talking Stick Resort Arena is a large-scale entertainment and sports complex within Phoenix. The venue serves as the home of the Phoenix Suns basketball team and holds a variety of performances and shows including musical concerts and standup comedy.
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600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 MoreLess Info
With more than 300 hands-on exhibits, Arizona Science Center awaits children of all ages to acquaint them with everything that science means, from human anatomy to weather phenomenon, and from the SkyCycle to the nanotechnologies.
Children can explore the Phoenix Children's Museum including the Art Studio where they can create art projects, the Book Loft for reading books, the Building Big space for building forts and houses, and Desert Delights introducing children to Arizona painters. The museum can also be rented for parties.
Formed about 14 million years ago, Piestewa Peak was long a popular site for mining and raising mountain goats. Today, it is popular with hikers who climb to the 2,608 feet summit, or enjoy the scenic views at the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area.
Avondale Friendship Park offers athletic fields, a multi-purpose room, and reservable ramadas. The park also has walking trails, a Japanese garden, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a dog park.
Fine dining, premier retail shopping and a day spa make up Scottsdale's Biltmore Fashion Park. The outdoor shopping park offers a garden atmosphere that is relaxing and offers music and fashion events throughout the year.
The latest attraction at the Challenger Space Center is the They Came from Outer Space exhibition, with items from the personal collection of Geoff Notkin. There are also outer space simulators, and a gift shop. Special programs for the entire family are available all around the year.