- The list below includes 192 free or cheap things to do in or near Tempe, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Aquariums, Parks and Malls.
- From Arizona State University to Tempe Beach Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Tempe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale.
Arizona ATV Adventures has been in the clients' service for 30 years. The trails are 40 miles long, with points of interest on both sides. The main attraction is Box Canyon, through which the trail runs for 6 miles. The walls are at most 20 feet apart and 900 feet high.
Named for former governor and senator Ernest McFarland, McFarland State Historic Park once served as Pinal County's first courthouse. Visitors can see the former courthouse on a guided tour including documents and a World War II exhibit.
Founded in 1959, the Pinal County Historical Museum acts as a county-wide museum that focuses on the history of the local area. Popular exhibits cover Native American life, prison artifacts, and extensive genealogical records.
A working cotton farm open for guided tours, Caywood Farms features an extensive three and a half hour tour of the facility that includes a hayride, the opportunity to hand pick cotton, and an explanation of the cotton harvest process.
Featuring an outdoor paintball arena, Westworld Paintball Adventures offers visitors a competitive paintball experience where they can utilize the arena's structures and obstacles to win the game. The arena is in a desert setting with walls and hay stacks.