- Our list of the best things to do in Payson, Arizona, features the top 15 nearby activities — including 5 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Payson, AZ has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Museums & Galleries, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 15 things to do within the city of Payson, AZ
Staircase Waterfall is a local watering-hole that features a multi-step waterfall and pond for swimming. A large cut log helps swimmers access the deeper water. Parking available for a small fee, a hike to the waterfall is required for access.
Nicknamed 'The Heart of Arizona' and surrounded by Tonto National Forest, the Town of Payson offers visitors a wide variety of activities amongst its scenic beauty. It also hosts many yearly events and features the world's oldest continuous rodeo.
The M Diamond Ranch is a family owned horseback riding facility that features one to two and a half hour trail rides through archeological and petroglyph sites. There is also an evening tour offering a cowboy cookout and live entertainment.
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1620 W. Finnie Flats Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 MoreLess Info
At Montezuma Castle National Monument, visitors can glimpse into the past through the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. It nestles into a towering limestone cliff, and tells a story of ingenuity, survival and prosperity in a desert landscape.
Feel the southwestern history as you drive over desert terrain, across plateaus, through seasonal creeks, creek beds, and hidden trails to extraordinary views. It is a safe, exciting and extremely fun way to experience all that Mother Nature has to offer.
The park features three historic house furnished in the 1880s period and listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. Displays period artifacts from military life and history of the Indian Scouts and Indian Wars era. It schedules programs which give visitors a glimpse into Arizona's history.
Visitors can view a variety of exhibits related to the early pioneering days of Camp Verde at the Camp Verde Visitor Center. They feature a diverse collection of artifacts, photography, and documents from local contributors.