- The list below includes 168 free or cheap things to do in or near Mesa, Arizona, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Farms & Ranches and Parks.
- From Usery Mountain Regional Park to Riverview Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mesa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler.
Dream Drive Exotics 6555 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ MoreLess Info
Participants test their driving skills on a track filled with twists and turns during this autocross experience
Featuring two lakes, Freestone Park is situated on 88 acres and offers facilities for volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball. The park can be used for fishing and picnics and provides children's play areas, multi-use trails and a skate park.
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.
Those interested in finding more about the desert flora can visit the Desert Botanical Garden. It covers 140 acres, and has more than 50,000 plants in display. There are events and exhibitions organized in here all around the year.
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University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1885, Arizona State University's campus now houses more than 13,000 students. There are several points of interest in the campus, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, and The Palm Walk.
Located at Tempe Beach Park, the Splash Playground offers one acre of water-based family-friendly fun. Activities include a frog spray ring, waterslide, dump bucket, waterfall, flower shower, and water cannons.
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Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85287 MoreLess Info
One of the best known alternative museums in the Phoenix metropolitan area is the Arizona State University Art Museum. The exhibits themselves tend to be both interesting and thought provoking to complement the art-related oddities in the gift shop.