- 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.
Part of Shawnee Park, Shawnee Bark Park features fenced grass and dirt fields for canine recreation. The park provides drinking water, dog waste bags, picnic tables, shade trees, park benches and an agility course.
44% 27 votes
1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233 MoreLess Info
Mother Nature's Farm Pumpkin Patch started out just selling pumpkins but now offers attractions like the air bounce, hayride, straw bounce, maze and petting zoo. They also have park food like cotton candy and hot dogs.
98% 281 votes
2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa, AZ 85215 MoreLess Info
Locate in Mesa, Arizona, the Commemorative Air Force Museum is dedicated to preserving the state's military legacy. Its holdings include photographs, authentic vintage uniforms, film reels, archived news clippings, weapons, ammunition and restored military vehicles.
Featuring summer passes, AMF McRay Plaza Lanes offers visitors a bowling alley experience with automatic scoring and bumper lanes. On Sundays, the bowling alley offers 2 hours of unlimited bowling for a discounted rate.
Kids and families love Makutu's Island, an indoor playground with two fun-packed levels of slides, jungle gyms, gymnastic equipment, ball pits and other amusements. The facility has excellent security, highly trained safety staff and offers all-inclusive birthday party packages.
98% 15355 votes
4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 MoreLess Info
The Musical Instrument Museum has collections from all around the world, exhibited in its 4 galleries: the Geographical Gallery, the Mechanical Musical Gallery, the Artist Gallery, and the children's Experience Gallery.
Built by a dying father as a tribute to his daughter, Mystery Castle, is a three story structure replete with unique architectural techniques and native stones. Completed in 1945, the castle features many southwestern antiques, thirteen fireplaces and parapets.