- 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.
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600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 MoreLess Info
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.
84% 32 votes
6111 S All America Way, Tempe, AZ 85283 MoreLess Info
The Kiwanis Park Recreation Center is a 54,000-sqft facility that features an indoor wave pool, a fitness center, a corporate ramada area, and classrooms. The complex also has a 15-court tennis center.
73% 347 votes
201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 MoreLess Info
The Talking Stick Resort Arena 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.
99% 1100 votes
Phoenix, AZ MoreLess Info
Western Destinations Canyon Creek Ranch - Private Tours is an excursion company that has access to over 400,000-acres of land. The ranch features private skeet shooting, horseback riding, and cowboy games.
Film buffs on a budget frequent Pollack Tempe Cinemas, a discount movie theater in Tempe, Arizona. It shows a combination of recent releases, independent films and nostalgic favorites. Tickets cost two dollars on Tuesdays; on all other days, they cost three dollars.
With a separate area for timid dogs, Mesa Dog Park is great for owners and their dogs to bond, exercise, and socialize with the dog community. Amenities include vast space, a water fountain, and waste bags.