- 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.
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85211 MoreLess Info
World-class entertainers frequent the Mesa Arts Center because of its pristine acoustics, large stage and experienced staff. The Center's most popular offerings include ballets, classical music concerts, 'straight' plays and music theater productions.
Located within the Arizona Mills 25 movie theater, IMAX Theater Tempe is an IMAX 3D auditorium that displays first-run feature films. The auditorium offers digital projection and sound, stadium seating and access to an expanded snack bar.
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5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85281 MoreLess Info
A 26-screen movie theater, Arizona Mills 25 w/ IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, self-service ticketing, 3D movies, an IMAX auditorium and a snack bar with food and drinks.
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5000 Arizona Mills Cir, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282 MoreLess Info
SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium is a large aquatic life facility featuring a variety of freshwater and saltwater species. In addition to sharks, octopi, and other exotic animals the aquarium also offers regularly scheduled educational programs as well.
Located near Arizona State University, Kiwanis Park offers a place for watersport activities in the desert. The park hosts a variety of special events throughout the year such as festivals and concerts, and offers kayaking, scenic jogging trails and picnic areas.
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.