Aztec RV Resort
|Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N Macdonald Street
Natural history museum of the Southwest with exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to ancient Indian civilizations to the settlement of the West. Hands-on Adventure Center with interactive exhibits for children of all ages. Suitable exhibits for all ages. Fully accessible. Gift shop, and changing exhibits.
|Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N College Avenue
Located at Papago Park. This museum, at the headquarters of the Arizona Historical Society, focuses its well-designed exhibits on the history of central Arizona. Temporary exhibits on the lives and works of the people who helped shape this region are always the highlights of a visit. An interesting permanent exhibit features life-size statues of everyday people from Arizona's past (a Mexican miner, a Chinese laborer, and so on). Quotes relate their individual stories, while props reveal what items they might have traveled with during their days in the desert. An eleven minute video provides 11,000 years of Arizona history.
|Chandler Historical Museum
178 E Commonwealth
The Chandler Historical Museum brings to life the story of Chandler and Central Arizona through artifacts, photographs and reconstructed period rooms. Exhibits highlight the importance of cotton beginning with the Hohokam Indians, numerous Hohokam artifacts, the impact that Dr Chandler had in shaping the town and the museum also features the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame. The Chandler Museum presents this history from the first settlers, the Hohokam through the development of the City of Chandler today.
|San Carlos Apache Reservation
East of Globe Arizona 928-475-2331 Summer weekends traditional Apache ceremonies, Nov All Indian Rodeo/Fair, year round hunting, fishing, hiking, camping (contact Reservation for permits). Casino.
|Lost Dutchman State Park
5 mi E of Apache Junction
Named after the fabled lost gold mine, this park is located in the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of 2000 feet. The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, 35 regular campsites, picnic facilities, and special programs throughout the year.
|Usery Mountain Recreation Area
N Usery Pass Road
Apache Junction Arizona
Camping facilities and a field archery complex. Located on the Valley’s east side, this park takes in 3,648 acres set at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors.
|Salt River Lakes
Apache, Roosevelt, Canyon, Saguaro - some of the most popular recreation sites in Arizona!