- The list below includes 163 free or cheap things to do in or near Peoria, Arizona, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Laser Tag, Movie Theaters, Parks and Paddleboarding.
- From Rio Vista Community Park to Pioneer Community Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Peoria and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale and Scottsdale.
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.
Wazee's World Laser Zone is an indoor amusement complex that features a 7500 foot laser tag arena with multiple levels. The facility also offers cosmic golf, inflatable jumping area, and an extensive video arcade.
Go Stand Up Paddle is a business offering a number of stand-up paddleboard services for guests to enjoy in the local waterways. Paddleboarding lessons and SUP/kayak rentals are among the popular services at the business.
The flagship of Glendale's park network, Sahuaro Ranch Park is a recreational destination and an important historical venue. It has a large picnic zone with charcoal grills, several playgrounds and majestic peacocks that roam the grounds.
Sun Dial Recreation Center is a large recreation center featuring an exercise pool (with available automated chair-lift for those with special needs.) The center also houses the Sun City Mineral Museum, and is host to various concerts and special events.