- 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.
Big City Hunt 7333 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ MoreLess Info
Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing
100% 24 votes
6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85219 MoreLess Info
Taking visitors up 3000 feet of elevation, Siphon Draw Trail inc. Flatiron, Superstition Mountain is an intermediate hike with a variety of rock formations. The trial ends at the top of the mountain, providing panoramic views of the surrounding desert.
63% 257 votes
3901 West Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086 MoreLess Info
Found within northern Phoenix, the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum puts a historical 1800s village on display in the height of its time period. Guides dressed in period costume help guests by leading them through the site and telling them about the history and personal stories of the living museum.
The Digiplex Surprise IMAX is a fully digital movie theater that offers anywhere between 10 and 15 different first-run Hollywood movies. When it is available, the theater also shows movies in IMAX and 3-D.
79% 96 votes
13649 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ 85379 MoreLess Info
A movie theater with 14 auditoriums, Surprise IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, D-BOX motion seating and a snack bar with food and drinks.
MTM Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona offers unique horseback riding experience through some of the states most beautiful natural trails. Visitors of all skill levels can enjoy trail rides through the companies various packages.
79% 14 votes
44000 N Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 MoreLess Info
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is 2,154 acres of rugged terrain that contains many challenging trails for hiking and mountain biking. The scenery includes wildflowers in spring and cacti year-round and with many archaeological ruins as well.
100% 5 votes
Superstition Rd & Silly Mountain Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219 MoreLess Info
Silly Mountain is a small mountain that offers moderately challenging hiking trails that culminate in impressive views of the surrounding area. The mountain offers free parking at its base, with easy access to the trailhead.
Schnepf Farms covers 5,000 acres and, besides the fruits and the vegetables shipped across the entire country, it is also the host of annual festivals, such as the Peach Festival – this is the largest organic peach farm in the state. The Farmhouse can be rented for special occasions.