- 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.
Formed about 14 million years ago, Piestewa Peak was long a popular site for mining and raising mountain goats. Today, it is popular with hikers who climb to the 2,608 feet summit, or enjoy the scenic views at the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area.
A popular training venue for professional baseball teams, the 10,000-seat Tempe Diablo Stadium sits adjacent to the Maricopa Freeway. The two playing fields are also popular settings for concerts and motivational speaking events.
At the Arizona Museum for Youth, children under the age of five can create art masterpieces in ArtVille and have fun crawling around, while in the ArtZone children over five explore art fundamentals with hands-on activities.
The Mesa Ampitheatre is an outdoor venue that hosts all-day festivals, concerts, and community events. The tiered lawn serves as the seating area. Chairs, blankets, coolers, and cameras comprise some of the prohibited items, but change subject to the event.
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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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.