- The list below includes 189 free or cheap things to do in or near Phoenix, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Sports Facilities/Fields, Colleges & Universities, Art Museum and Mountains.
- From Camelback Mountain to South Mountain Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Phoenix and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tempe, Glendale, Mesa and Scottsdale.
Spacious Tempe Beach Park is a tranquil waterside park in Tempe, Arizona that is a popular venue for public and private events. The park offers paddleboating, paddleboarding and other aquatic activities for adults and children.
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.
39% 122 votes
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.
35% 57 votes
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.
A nine-screen drive-in movie theater, West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In displays first-run feature films using digital projection. Each screen typically shows a double feature and the theater offers a snack bar with food and drinks.
The AMC Centerpoint 11 is a cinema multiplex that features first-run feature films. The theater offers both stadium seating and plush recliners in all auditoriums, and provides traditional amenities like a snack bar and game room as well.
68% 25 votes
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.