Tempe Tourist Attractions
Tempe (pop. 141,865) is east of Phoenix, and also adjacent to Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler. Founded in 1872 by Charles Trumbell Hayden, Tempe is now the fifth largest city in Arizona.
Arizona Historical Society Museum Central Arizona Division
The Arizona Historical Society Museum has interactive displays, exhibits and films that describe the history of the state.Exhibits include agriculture and transportation, prominent individuals who helped to shaped Arizona, and the Wallace and Ladmo Show, one of the longest-running TV shows in history.The library and archives are available to researchers along with thousands of photos and documents, such as maps and architectural drawings.
Address: 1300 North College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Child 18 & under $4.00, Senior over 60 $4.00, Child 11 & under FREE
Useful tips: Free admission the first Saturday of each month.
Niels Petersen House Museum
The Niels Petersen House Museum in Tempe was built in 1892 in the Queen Anne and Victorian styles. The exterior features gables, porches, balconies, and bay windows. The interior of the Niels Petersen House includes gold-leaf picture railing, 12-foot ceilings and hand-stenciled wallpaper borders.
Tempe Historical Museum
The Tempe Historical Museum displays items from the the history of Tempe. The exhibits highlight the prehistoric Hohokam Indians, farmers who settled the community, and Charles Trumbull Hayden, who brought economic growth to the area. There are themed areas, a learning lounge, and kids' place.
Big Surf is a water park with man-made waves in a wave pool and beaches. Hurricane Falls is a speed slide while Captain Cooks Landing is perfect for the younger family members.
Edna Vihel Center for the Arts
The Edna Vihel Center for the Arts exhibits the work of contemporary artists, many of the works are for sale. Visual and performing arts classes are also available to children and adults.
Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park
Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park is 20 acres of recreation for the whole family. Activities include mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, a video arcade, and rides for younger children.
Salt River Project History Museum
The Salt River Project History Museum in Tempe has exhibits on the building of Theodore Roosevelt Dam and the canal systems on the Salt River. There is also Hohokam Indian artifacts on display and historic photographs.
Sun Devil Stadium
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe is the home of the ASU Sun Devils, the Arizona Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl.
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Tempe Performing Arts Center
The Tempe Performing Arts Center is located in downtown Tempe. This community theater has provided a range of productions for over 30 years.
Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX
The 6 story high screen at Arizona Mills is used for IMAX and IMAX 3D films.