- The list below includes 168 free or cheap things to do in or near Mesa, Arizona, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Farms & Ranches and Parks.
- From Usery Mountain Regional Park to Riverview Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mesa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Bordering the Tonto National Forest, Usery Mountain Regional Park is a large public park teeming with desert wildlife. The stunning Wind Cave Trail cultimates in the Wind Cave, a natural feature formed by dripping water over thousands of years.
Riverview Park is a large park featuring the Cubs Spring Training Facility, Cubs Park. The park also offers a large playground (with a 50 foot tall climbing tower and a display fountain,) a spray ground, and shaded picnic areas.
With a separate area for timid dogs, Mesa Dog Park is great for owners and their dogs to bond, exercise, and socialize with the dog community. Amenities include vast space, a water fountain, and waste bags.
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Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, Mesa, AZ 85207 MoreLess Info
Wind Cave Trail is a 3.2 mile round trip hiking trail recommended for intermediate or experienced hikers. The trail passes by a small cave, for which it gets its name. Those looking for scenic mountain views may enjoy this trail.
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1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202 MoreLess Info
Since its beginning in 1974, the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College has grown to include over 9,000 rose bushes. Visitors can explore the gardens on their own by calling pre-recorded messages to tell them about the roses or take a guided tour.
Major league baseball teams are part of the Cactus League during spring training. Teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San …
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2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa, AZ 85215 MoreLess Info
Locate in Mesa, Arizona, the Commemorative Air Force Museum is dedicated to preserving the state's military legacy. Its holdings include photographs, authentic vintage uniforms, film reels, archived news clippings, weapons, ammunition and restored military vehicles.
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85211 MoreLess Info
World-class entertainers frequent the Mesa Arts Center because of its pristine acoustics, large stage and experienced staff. The Center's most popular offerings include ballets, classical music concerts, 'straight' plays and music theater productions.