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Scottsdale, Arizona Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Scottsdale, Arizona Family-friendly activities

Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

1. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

Pick up a ticket to the Phoenix Zoo, one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S. nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park. Explore the home of over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. Discover over 2.5 miles of walking paths, divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails, each taking about 1 hour to complete. Admire a variety of inhabitants, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, African Lions, and more. Learn about the threats that endanger many of the species and wildlife you encounter and discover interesting facts about Jurassic ecosystems with animatronic dinosaurs and installations.

Off-Road Segway Tour: Scottsdale, Fort McDowell

2. Off-Road Segway Tour: Scottsdale, Fort McDowell

Experience Arizona in this off-road Segway Tour in the Sonoran Desert; the most exciting adventure in the Scottsdale Area! Warm temperatures, blue skies, and breath-taking scenery create the most perfect oasis; you will be so glad you came out. Your tour operates by special permit on the Fort McDowell Native American Reservation and takes place off the beaten path on beautiful desert trails located near the Verde River at the base of Four Peaks Mountain. The Segway is perfect for the terrain and relaxed atmosphere of the Sonoran Desert. It allows you to experience the desert first-hand and offers the best wind-in-your-hair adventure to share with your friends and family. It is an experience that you will remember forever. Your guide will provide you with information about the Yavapai Nation, as well as the unique flora and fauna you are seeing; everything from the great saguaros to bald eagles and wild horses. Please dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes Cone Zone safety training and the best Segway guides in The West.

Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

3. Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

Join a guided city tour of Scottsdale that includes a jeep ride to over 50 miles of historical and cultural attractions. Sit back and relax as you leisurely cruise through the city in a jeep, seeing key sights like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Taliesin West, Soleri Bridge, and more. Gain insight into the history of the area along with notable current events narrated by your guide. Be driven to places where historical events took place, such as the site where German soldiers dug tunnels to escape from WWII prisoner-of-war camps. See the vast urban desert habitat of McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the largest of its kind in the nation. Then, find out why the city is known as "The World's Finest Golf Destination" at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Learn about legendary architect Frank Wright and his captivation with the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty at the Frank Lloyd Wright Spire and Taliesin West. Also see the Soleri Bridge and Plaza, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Old Adobe Mission, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and more.

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What people are saying about Scottsdale, Arizona

Tim and Jason are amazing. We had a blast on the Segways and learned so much while wheeling through the desert. We had family from 12yr to 80yr and we ALL had a blast. Very organized, very fun....worth every penny!! Book this tour asap!

The Phoenix Zoo is spacious but easy to navigate. It presents an enormous variety of animals who are clearly well cared for. There is helpful information about each species. It is a worthwhile adventure for all ages.

Great morning at the zoo. Bring a good pair of hiking boots and lots of water. The walk is wonderful and all the people are very helpful

Great zoo and the prices are on par with other zoos. Loved the reptile area - spent an hour watching the snakes.

It was great. Hot, but great! Will definitely buy cheaper tickets on here again!