255 North Kyrene Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 705-0922
Fax: (480) 785-5201
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.
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.
This family amusement center features go-carts, an award-winning lighted driving range, bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf, and a video arcade.
Step back in time to the Wild Wild West in Arizona's largest western theme park. Be careful when you walk through the streets, you never know when cattle rustlers might get involved in a shoot-out. Rides and attractions feature throughout the town. If shopping is your idea of fun, you won't be disappointed with more than 15 shops on-site and pick up interesting souvenirs, perhaps even a rattler head! Seasonal cookouts, a famous steak house and a saloon are open too; but be careful, the sheriff does not like rowdies. Admission is free except for special events. Please call or check website for current information.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fly High Paragliding is owned and operated by Carlos Madureira. This USHPA-certified aviation institute is the first of its kind in Arizona, and offers excellent resources and guaranteed safety. Enroll in a training course and take a solo flight over the mountains, or enjoy an accompanied tandem flight that promises an exhilarating thrill and stunning views of the Valley.
Get your game face on with a visit to Tempe Diablo Stadium. Spend your day in the Valley of the Sun, rooting for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who use the ground during their spring training season. The natural grass facility opened in 1968 and can hold up to 10,000. Included in the 150-acre (60-hectare) complex are two practice fields and one stadium field as well as a practice infield and ample parking. Seat yourself on the lawn area on the left or up on the concession stands and tuck into arguably the best ballpark hamburger in town. The sporting venue is undeniably one of the most beautiful baseball facilities in the country.
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.