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Papago Park

625 N. Galvin Parkway, 11511 N 80 drive peoria Az 85345, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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Ranked #11 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I've been coming here since I was a kid. I wish the facilities were a little better, but can't improve on the sunrises and sunsets...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There might be lovelier and more breathtaking places in this world, but Papago is as singular as any destination anywhere with its humongous petrified mud-flow buttes and lowland-Sonoran setting scrunched between Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. (It's nowhere near Mesa, as one recent reviewer placed it.) In spite of all the urban smushing, the park as a whole is not heavily... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

if you go to the zoo, just don't miss Papago Park, easy hike to the hole in the rock, great for kids, watch them, kind of slippery. Great views for pictures and easily accessible. Bring plenty of water if you visit in the summer. Parking is easy and plentiful.

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The only bad thing about my family's visit to this park was that we didn't have more time. We got there after the zoo closed, which is a shame because it looked like a really nice zoo. We hiked up to the hole in the rock, nice, easy hike. You can get great views and pics of Phoenix. There were... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to hole-in-the-rock around 5:30PM and were able to be at the hole by ourselves for about 15 minutes! Beautiful view! We had a little trouble getting directions, as the park is partly in Mesa and partly in Phoenix. To get to the Hole, go to the zoo's parking lot and there will be a one-way road for cars,... More

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AZ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lots of hiking trials, some real life wild heard of 'big horn sheep' and rare small desert deer. The zoo, hole in the rock, territorial governors pyramid tomb, and botanical garden are the most popular things here. I also like all the lovely places to picnic and hang out too. There's a few ponds to feed ducks n turtles. Just... More

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Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I do this every time I come to PHX - usually in January Hike around the two rock formations - takes an hour - catch the sun peeping from behind rocks or climb toward the top of the smaller formation - fantastic views! Wave to Steph who's working at SRP ...

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El Mirage, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited here not to long ago. Nice little place that is close to the zoo. Great area to relax and enjoy the scenery. Awesome place to rode a bicycle.

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phoenix, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You don't expect a Great Burger at a place that looks like a 1960's school cafeteria but they whip up a great one ! Service is good and friendly . The de core is un interesting and bland for what they must have spent on it but the food is what counts .

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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188 reviews 188 reviews
53 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A great place for a stroll in the early evening waiting for the sunset. Some very picturesque walks and view points. Enjoyed it thoroughly and would return.

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