things to do in scottdale, AZ with kids


Scottsdale is a family-favorite vacation destination because of its plethora of fun attractions, year-round sunny weather, and stunning natural beauty. Experience exciting activities for the whole family with our jam-packed list of fun things to do in Scottsdale with kids!


Butterfly Wonderland

Start your Scottsdale trip with an experience like no other by visiting Butterfly Wonderland – a rainforest habitat that is home to thousands of brilliant butterflies and rainforest animals.


Railroad Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park has more than just model trains – they offer real train rides down the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, vintage carousel rides, and several train cars to explore.

Odysea Aquarium

Odysea Aquarium is home to 6000 animals, including sharks, sea turtles, and penguins! They also have interactive encounters!



McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Part of the Sonoran Desert, the 30,580-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve, is home to lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife, as well as trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.


Desert Botanical Garden

There are plenty of garden trails to explore the region’s natural beauty. With blossoms, bees, hummingbirds, and more – enjoy five distinct habitats native to the area.

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