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Tempe Attractions

Tempe, Arizona Attractions

Boundless Attractions in Tempe, Phoenix, & Scottsdale

The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel is conveniently located near some of the most popular recreation opportunities of locals and visitors to Tempe. Some of the local attractions in the Tempe area include:

Desert Botanical Garden

This treasure holds over 50,000 plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Learn about the desert plants and their unique environment while strolling the beautifully preserved 145 acre attraction.

Phoenix Zoo

Voted as one of the nation’s top 5 zoos for kids, the Phoenix Zoo is a cherished landmark in the Tempe area. The zoo hosts approximately 1,200 animals on exhibit, including collections of mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds, and reptiles.

Tempe Marketplace

Enjoy this shopping, dining, and entertainment venue that offers something for everyone. The Marketplace features live music, special events, national retailers & specialty stores, and a wide selection of dining options.

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Arizona transports visitors into the amazing ocean world, providing close encounters with a vast array of creatures including seahorses, sharks, rays, tropical fish and more.

Tempe Town Lake

Located just a short walk from the hotel, is Tempe Town Lake.  This 2 mile long lake features something for everyone, including five miles of bike/walking paths, boat rentals, and fishing.  This lake also hosts dozens of special events annually, including Ironman Arizona, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, and Arizona’s largest Independence Day celebration.

Tempe Beach Park

A playground for the whole family, this park offers 25 acres of fun including a one-acre splash playground.  Tempe Beach Park is also home to many annual music, food, and arts festivals.  

Tempe Diablo Stadium

Spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and other sporting events throughout the year.

Big Surf Waterpark

Cool off at this family friendly water park which hosts the first wave pool in the United States, and was recognized as the first inland surfing facility in North America.  Enjoy surfing and boogie board lessons, as well as several waterslides and swimming pools.  (Open Seasonally)

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