Quality Inn & Suites
950 N. Dysart Road
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: (623) 932-9191
Fax: (623) 932-9198
Excitement fairly boils around the premier racetrack in the Valley of the Sun. Sporting the fastest one-mile oval in the world, Phoenix International Raceway track is home to championship motor sports events for NASCAR, IRL, USAC and AMA. Also home to the Nascar Winston Cup Series Checker Auto Parts/Dura-Lube 500, this track has gained popularity in recent years. Recent expansions with more planned are a result of capacity crowds. Diverse motor sports racing schedules combined with 78,000 seats make this racetrack one of the finest in the country.
Corral West Horse Adventures provides a safe and fun horseback riding experience in the picturesque town of Goodyear, near Phoenix. They have several tour options to choose from, like the one hour sunset ride, where you'll experience a Sonoran Desert sunset on horseback. Or their campfire dining ride, complete with cowboys and views of the twinkling lights of the city. They also have wagon rides - an educational experience good for all ages, especially the young ones who'd rather not be on horseback. A true old west adventure, Corral West Horse Adventures is a unique Arizona experience.
If a look at the website makes you smile, then imagine how thrilling a visit here would be! Housing Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located west of Phoenix and offers loads of excitement for kids and adults alike. A must-visit for any animal lover is the baby animal nursery. With over 500 species of animals housed in the zoo, there are many little ones you can watch being cared for. Other attractions include the children's petting zoo, the African safari ride, and the lory parrot feeding. Keep the kids engaged while you enjoy your lunch at Dillon's Restaurant, located next to the shark tank inside the aquarium. Congo Cooker is a good option if you prefer light eats.
Maryvale Park is a great place to hang out and if you're a sports buff then its even better! Baseball, basketball and soccer are all played here. The park also provides a slew of fun activities like shuffleboard, an exercise course and a swimming pool. For those looking for something less frenetic, there is always the recreational building that provides art and sculpture activities.
Located in the heart of downtown Glendale, this picture-perfect park looks like it popped out of an ad for Family Life. There's an amphitheater nearby for community concerts and lots of local events are held here. You'll find the Front Porch Festival here in September, Glendale Glitters through the holidays and Saturdays from October through May find the Market at Murphy Park. Local artists and craftsmen converge at the Market displaying their handiwork.
Located in the historic district of Glendale, First United Methodist Church was first established in 1894. The congregation was moved to a new church in the 1920 and is was built in a grand Gothic style with a red brick wall facade and was called one of the most beautiful buildings in Glendale. The church's interiors are beautifully decorated with stained glass paintings and windows. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this church is definitely a must see.
From the old-fashioned clock standing in Murphy Park, to the eclectic variety of antique and collectible stores, this charming place returns to an easier time. The climate in this section of Glendale exudes palpable warmth, demonstrated by painted merchant windows, charming floral decor and a statue of a gentleman feeding pigeons in the park. Have an ice cream at Kimberly Ann's Victorian Ice Cream Parlor in Downtown Glendale, or slip into one of many antique stores. You could purchase a pedal car at Smilin' Jack's or perhaps locate a leather-bound old friend at Coury House. Find an infinite variety of gift items and furnishings all along Glendale, then north to historic bungalows in the Catlin Court District. Enjoy merchant displays and food in an open-air market every Saturday from October through May, held in Murphy Park at 58th and Glendale avenues. Save your feet and take the town trolley.
Arizona Buddhist Temple carries the distinction of being the oldest Buddhist temple in the state. Built in the 1930s, it was closed for a time during World War II, then ravaged by fire and rebuilt in 1961. Affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America and Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan, the temple is open to all people to hear the Dharma together as one family. This is in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha and Shinran Shonin. Educational programs include teachings of Buddhism for Pre-K through high school, as well as adults. Credit cards are not accepted.
This college has been addressing educational needs in the community since 1965. Presently, this facility is the second largest in the Maricopa district, with more than 19,000 students utilizing its services each semester. Educational offerings include associate degree programs, occupational certificates and transferable credits. The goal of this educational system is to be innovative in providing life-long learning to all community members.
At Westworld Xtreme Pursuit Paintball, more than 30,000 square feet are available for playing shoot-em-up in air-conditioned comfort. Professional referees, field props and specialized lighting systems are featured. Both beginners and professional players are both welcome to pursue opponents. Player orientation is provided.
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza pays tribute to the lost veterans of several wars including both World Wars, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and the more recent Desert Storm. Encompassing two square blocks, adjacent to the State Capitol Museum, this park features a number of memorial monuments including the anchor of the USS Arizona that sunk at Pearl Harbor. Frequently hosting local festivals such as the Fabulous Phoenix 4th, this entry-free park is also a hot-spot for political gatherings.
Named for the Spanish word for "enchanted," this mid-city emerald oasis lives up to its name. 200 acres of no-fee picnic areas and nature trails afford family entertainment. Minutes away from the business district, it is a great place to bring your lunch. For the kids, there is an amusement park called the Enchanted Island, a playground and a swimming pool. Older kids and adults enjoy lighted basketball courts, handball and racquetball courts, softball field, urban fishing, and paddleboats or canoes. Find golf nearby at the Encanto municipal golf course, or the Executive Length course.