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About Destination

Mesa, Arizona is a large suburb at the eastern end of the Phoenix metropolitan area, just east of Tempe and north of Gilbert. Mesa stretches as wide as 18 miles and is home to nearly 500,000 people—which totals about 10% of the Phoenix area population and makes Mesa the 3rd largest city in Arizona. Although Mesa is primarily residential and lacks a major downtown area, it is a popular destination for shopping, the arts, golf, several local attractions, and access to the outdoors.

There are at least seven museums and art centers in and around Mesa and several historical attractions. The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa exhibits dinosaur fossils and Native American artifacts, and the nearby Arizona Museum for Youth showcases art created by the young. The Mesa Arts Center has fourteen visual and performing arts studios and offers classes on numerous topics. All these museums are great for families and little ones. Visitors can experience the area’s history and Wild West past at the Rockin’ R Ranch, where gunfights are staged and dutch oven biscuits are served. At the Rawhide Western Town there are train, stagecoach, and mule rides. Other attractions include the Goldfield Ghost Town, Dolly Steamboat, Apacheland Movie Ranch, and the Superstitious Mountain Museum, where the legend of the Lost Dutchman Goldmine lives on.

ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN Mesa

1. Discover Gilbert

There are so many amazing family farms in Mesa! The area has a booming agitourism industry. Something popular with both locals and tourists is exploring the Mesa (and area) Fresh Foodie Trail! On this trail there are a dozen food-driven experiences you can try. The trail will take you to many multi-generational family farms and businesses, offering tours and some of the freshest food you can find, all home-grown in Arizona. As they like to say, Mesa “had a Food Network before there was a Food Network!”.

2. Arizona Office of Tourism

Start planning your Arizona vacation with the Official State Visitor's guide - available in print, electronically, or both. Fill out the form to request your free travel packet, which includes an Arizona Official State Visitor's Guide and an Arizona state highway map. The Arizona Office of Tourism ships domestically as well as the following countries only: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada and Mexico.

3. Visit Glendale

From exciting sports frenzy to signature festivals filled with family fun, unique culinary flavors, holiday splendor and more—when it comes to lifestyle, Glendale’s got you covered. Home to the nation’s finest multi-sport entertainment complex with famous shopping districts and a treasured historic downtown, Glendale is a beautiful blend of new excitement and historic charm.

4. Chandler Office of Tourism

The City of Chandler, AZ boasts world class golf facilities, Arizona resorts, fabulous restaurants of every cuisine, premier shopping and tons of fun activities.

5. Tempe Tourism Office

Arizona State University may be Tempe’s claim to fame, but there’s plenty going on in this friendly city just south of Phoenix. Boating on Tempe Town Lake, nightlife on Mill Avenue and performances at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gammage Auditorium are just a few of our favorite Tempe temptations.

6. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community invites you to awaken your senses and discover Arizona Indian Country in a whole new way. Swimming with dolphins, walking among butterflies, catching a spring baseball game or exploring our museum. There’s so much adventure that awaits you here, so come play with us!