Explore The Fun This Summer!

By: Discover Salt River|

Explore The Fun This Summer!

When the temperatures start climbing in the Valley, there are plenty of options for you and your crew to cool off at Salt River’s Talking Stick Entertainment District. Jam-packed with adventure for family fun, nightlife, arts and culture – your adventure awaits, come explore! Here’s the Top 10 things to do in Salt River to stay cool and have fun!

1. Rewind Ice Cream + Boba + Tea

Indulge in a summer treat – but with a twist! The newest ice cream spot in Salt River is Rewind, serving up cereal infused ice cream. Try a signature cone or create your own! Rewind also offers refreshing boba and teas with countless combinations.

2. OdySea Aquarium

Dive into an aquatic adventure and experience the largest aquarium in the Southwest! It’s the Summer of Sharks at OdySea Aquarium, home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of sharks in the entire country! This special summer event features behind-the-scenes tours and fun activities for the kids. With over 40 sharks and 14 different species, there are sharks at every turn, even in the bathrooms!

3. iFly Phoenix

There’s no other feeling in the world quite like indoor skydiving. iFLY’s state-of-the-art wind tunnels are designed to provide a safe flight experience that will sure keep you cool this Summer.

4. Octane Raceway

Experience high speed kart racing, virtual reality gaming, axe throwing and arcade games all under the same roof!

5. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Take a trip to the Queen’s castle for a two-hour tournament show and a four-course feast. Climate controlled summer fun for the entire family or a “knight” out!

6. Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

Soak up the sun or keep cool inside! This Arizona resort offers both indoor water park fun and dry-land experiences. Enjoy mini-golf, an arcade, an interactive game, eight dining options, and more all under one roof. Your stay includes access to the water park, daily events, and so much more.

7. Mavrix

Mavrix is an epic entertainment destination with bowling, laser tag, arcade games and a chef-driven menu of entrees and delicious beverages. Weekly summer specials are available to keep the summer fun going!

8. Release After Dark pool parties

Turn it on this summer at Talking Stick Resort! Release pool parties are now at a new time for nightlife fun. Book a cabana with friends to enjoy the party!

9. Butterfly Wonderland

Stroll into a rainforest experience this summer. Learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies, experience free-roaming butterflies in the conservatory, get up close to unique reptiles that inhabit rainforests across the world and even indulge in edible insects! For a limited time this summer, Butterfly Wonderland presents Art in Bloom, a unique exhibition of handmade floral sculptures displayed in the conservatory.

10. Bam Kazam

Grab the family or some friends and try the World’s first livecade from the creator of Escape the Room! Between physical challenges where the floor is lava, mental challenges like escape rooms, and everything in between you’ll want to try again and again.

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