- The list below includes 204 free or cheap things to do in or near Scottsdale, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Malls, Movie Theaters, National & State Parks and Baseball Fields.
- From McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park to Pinnacle Peak Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Scottsdale and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Glendale.
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.
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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7602 S. 115th Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323 MoreLess Info
Phoenix International Raceway or the PIR is home to NASCAR races. NASCAR fans flock to Phoenix International Raceway to catch the racing action. There are strict rules on what fans can bring into PIR.
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10801 W Oakmont Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351 MoreLess Info
Featuring searchable collections of memorabilia including personal histories, print ads, archival photographs, and other items, the Sun Cities Area Historical Society sponsors the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum. The collections span 50 years of local history.
Visitors of the Bell Recreation Center will have the opportunity to go swimming in both lap and walking pools. The location also offers shuffleboard, racquetball, tennis, table tennis, and mini-golf activities for guests to enjoy.
Situated on nearly three million acres, Tonto National Forest features ponderosa pines, several lakes and eight wilderness areas. The forest offers a trail system for hiking and biking, water access for fishing, swimming and boating, campsites and picnic areas.
Specializing in glass artwork, Desert Glasshopper Studio hosts exhibits and art shows for glass-blown sculptures, jewelry, furniture, and more. The studio also offers glass based workshops where visitors can learn sandblasting techniques.
Known as the third-largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere, the Carefree Sundial measures in within a diameter of 90 feet. It is best to visit this location, which is surrounded by local shops, during one of the area's many festivals.