Clarion Hotel Phoenix - Chandler
5121 E. La Puente Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: (480) 893-3900
Fax: (480) 496-0815
This family amusement center features go-carts, an award-winning lighted driving range, bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf, and a video arcade.
Pump It Up is a leader in children's entertainment. They specialize in safe, private, indoor events with gigantic inflatables for kids of all ages. From kid's birthday parties to special events and structured play, they have plenty of things for kids to do. They incorporate jumping, bouncing, fun games, and other activities for kids into all of their parties and events helping your child build social skills and physical abilities.
Makutu's Island is a great indoor playground perfect for kids. It has the design of a tropical island with a big tree with a lot of tunnels, slides, rope ladders, tubes and fire poles - which means hours of fun and adventure for kids. Here kids can play, run around and climb in a safe environment. They have private rooms perfect for birthdays parties. The staff is friendly, has a positive attitude and is great with kids. There is also a cafe where you can purchase drinks and food. There is a lot of activities for all ages of kids and an area for the parents to relax and watch their kids have fun. Rated as one of the best indoor playgrounds in Arizona, it is a place where kids can play until they have tired themselves out.
Kids will have an exciting learning experience during a visit to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. Located at the Arizona Mills mall, there are 30 displays here that contain over 5,000 sea creatures. Specifically designed with children in mind, this aquarium has interactive touch pools that allows for a hands-on learning session. There is also a 360-degree ocean tunnel, where visitors are surrounded by sea life.
The Kiwanis Park is located in the southern part of the city of Tempe. This popular park is visited by locals and tourists alike, looking for a break from the bustling city center. Spread over an area of 125 acres (50.5 hectares), this park has facilities like baseball fields, basketball courts, a lake, walking trails, tennis courts, and a soccer field. The Kiwanis Park also has a community center, and plays host to community events. Call for more information.
Aquatic and athletic possibilities abound in Kiwanis Park. Arizona State University students looking for a study break, tourists looking for something to do, or a local family coming to feed the ducks, can all take a ride around the park on one of their specialty bikes, or splash in the lake on a kayak or pedal boat. Ride their unique bicycles past the wave pool, batting cages, and tennis courts at the Recreation Center. Check out the fishing opportunities or have a relaxing picnic.
Built by one of Tempe's earliest settlers, this restored Queen Anne style home depicts the lifestyles of area people during the territorial period and the Great Depression era.
The largest library in the East Valley, this library offers a large variety of books and research materials plus state-of-the-art electronic resources and Internet access.
If an exhilarating rush of adrenaline is what you seek, Firebird International Raceway—450-acre raceway is the ultimate choice. Voted the "fastest track in the world" for 1998 and 1999, drag racing is taken to the extreme here, reaching speeds of up to 330.23 miles per hour. Hosted events include Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals and Coors Monster Trucks among others. VIP towers are featured where the seats are cushioned, the views phenomenal and catering is available. Ticket prices vary by event.
Established in 1978, Rio Salado College is an accredited college that offers flexible and innovative classes designed to fit a diverse range of students. Convenience is the focus here, with multi-media optimally utilized in the distance learning classes. Many classes are offered that start every two weeks, and courses in the FasTrack program may be completed in eight weeks. Many credit hours are transferable to universities. Check out the informative Web page for further information.
This culturally diverse public University is the third largest in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 full- and part-time students on all local campuses. The main educational center is located in Tempe, with satellites in Mesa and northwest Phoenix. In downtown Phoenix you will find another major extension. Quality degree programs are offered here from baccalaureate to doctorate. Awarded the status of Research I Institution in 1994, ASU is recognized as a leading-edge research facility. While you're on campus, check out ASU's Art Museum.
The Rawhide Western Town is a replica of a 1880's old west town. There are a lot of amusing attractions here, like a live stunt show - gunfights, explosions and a lot of cowboy action - the petting zoo with miniature donkeys, goats, sheep and pigs - and the mechanical bull. For the adrenaline-addict the Rawhide zip line crosses from above the streets of the old western town, and is a real adventure. You can also ride in a wagon with trained mules thought the Sonoran Desert trails - just like the early pioneers did. Or take pictures dressed in an 1880's costume or in the jail. They also have plenty of restaurant options where they serve thick and succulents steaks and even rattlesnake. Rawhide Western Town is the place for a big fun day for the whole family!