5 Great Places to Take Your Grandkids in Scottsdale

5 Great Places to Take Your Grandkids in Scottsdale

  • 09/26/23

Scottsdale is a vibrant city with a rich history and a plethora of activities for all ages. If you're fortunate enough to have your grandkids visit, you're in for a treat! Scottsdale offers a range of attractions that are both fun and educational, ensuring that your time together is memorable. This guide explains the following:

Here’s a closer look at each.

The Phoenix Zoo

Just a short drive from Scottsdale, the Phoenix Zoo ranks among the top zoos in the nation. It's an ideal spot to spend a day with your grandkids. From lions, tigers, giraffes, to gorillas, the zoo showcases a diverse range of animals. Additionally, there's a playground and a petting zoo, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (602) 273-1341

Castles ‘N Coasters

Offering both indoor and outdoor amusement, Castles ‘N Coasters is a hit with kids and adults alike. Indoors, you'll find Go-Karts, laser tag, and arcade games. Outdoors, thrill-seekers can hop on the Desert Storm roller coaster or the Tower of Doom. Plus, there's miniature golf and a batting cage, ensuring hours of entertainment.

Address: 9445 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: (602) 997-7575

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix

Beat the Arizona heat at Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix. This water park offers slides, pools, and water play areas suitable for all ages. Whether you're floating down the lazy river, catching waves in the wave pool, or watching the little ones enjoy the kids' area, it's a refreshing way to spend a day.

Address: 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310

Phone: (623) 201-2000

Arizona Science Center

If your grandkids have a curious mind, the Arizona Science Center is the place to be. With hands-on exhibits on space, the human body, and the environment, it's both fun and educational. The center also boasts a planetarium and an IMAX theater, making it a hit with kids and adults.

Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 716-2000

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

All aboard for a trip to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park! Perfect for train enthusiasts, the park features scale model trains that kids can ride. Plus, there's a museum dedicated to Arizona's railroad history. With plenty of shade trees, it's a relaxing spot to watch your grandkids play and have fun.

Address: 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Phone: (480) 312-2312

FAQ About Great Places in Scottsdale

What's a Must-Visit for Animal Lovers?

The Phoenix Zoo is a top choice. With a diverse range of animals and interactive zones, it's a day well spent.

Are There Any Water Parks in the Area?

Yes, Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix offers a refreshing escape with various water attractions suitable for all ages.

Where Can I Find Educational Activities?

The Arizona Science Center offers hands-on exhibits on various topics, ensuring learning while having fun.

Is There a Place for Train Enthusiasts?

Absolutely! McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is all about trains and offers rides on scale model versions.

Any Recommendations for Thrill-Seekers?

Castles ‘N Coasters has you covered with rides like the Desert Storm roller coaster and the Tower of Doom.

Scottsdale is a treasure trove of activities, ensuring that your time with your grandkids is both fun and memorable. From exploring the wonders of nature to diving into the world of science, there's something for everyone. So, the next time your grandkids visit, you'll know exactly where to take them for an unforgettable experience.

Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 602-694-3200 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.

If you're also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:

Don Matheson
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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