- The list below includes 189 free or cheap things to do in or near Phoenix, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Sports Facilities/Fields, Colleges & Universities, Art Museum and Mountains.
- From Camelback Mountain to South Mountain Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Phoenix and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tempe, Glendale, Mesa and Scottsdale.
Aiming to present the heritage of the Native Indians from all around America, with a special interest on the history of the local Natives, the Heard Museum has a collection of over 40,000 artifacts and 34,000 books.
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.
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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.
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For the family-friendly trail ride experience of a lifetime, visit Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables) and leave the rest to their guides and Mother Nature. Visitors can also choose their sumptuous steak dinner trail ride at sunset.
The US Airways Center 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.
Built by a dying father as a tribute to his daughter, Mystery Castle, is a three story structure replete with unique architectural techniques and native stones. Completed in 1945, the castle features many southwestern antiques, thirteen fireplaces and parapets.
As the spring training facility for the Dodgers, Camelback Ranch opens its doors to the public, providing a large stadium to watch these professional baseball players practice. Before practice, the players are available for autographs and pictures.