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Papago Park

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: (602) 495-5458
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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Papago park has the "hole in the rock" that you can easily hike to (even in street shoes) up a well-maintained trail with log steps as appropriate. For new visitors to Phoenix... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Goodyear, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Papago park has the "hole in the rock" that you can easily hike to (even in street shoes) up a well-maintained trail with log steps as appropriate. For new visitors to Phoenix: this is a nice way to get perspective and a view, don't climb Camelback unless you're experienced and prepared.

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Papago Park is a must-see for those visiting Phoenix. The Park is notable for its distinctive geological formations and features the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, picnic areas, several small lakes, extensive hiking trails, and bicycle paths. It also enjoys a unique history; during World War II, the park housed a POW camp and contained as many as 3,100... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love the peaceful nature of this park, it is not big, you can walk the perimeter in less than an hour but you can also experience the desert and some climbing without all the crowds, lots of parking.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great views of the valley and Phoenix skyline. Go early in the day in the summer to avoid the heat! The buttes are also fun to climb. Clean, quiet, and safe park. Lots of hiking trails, plentiful parking, and easy to find off the loop 202.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This very scenic Phoenix park is nice to take walks around the extensive area or take a gentle climb up to the arch and enjoy the view. The Park can get pretty busy and parking can be tough. Bathrooms are available but only centrally located. Bring water and sunscreen, as you should always do in outdoor Phoenix preserves. Never disturb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

These giant rocks or small hills look just like in the flinstones cartoons. Across road from the zoo.

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Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful setting for picnicing, hiking or fishing. We often take the grandson there to walk and take photos.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I took my engagement photos at the park and they turned out wonderful. The park is beautiful with its red rocks, hilly terrain and peaceful lake. Depending on the time of day you visit your experience can be anything from fun and crowded to solitary peacefulness. its lovely and makes for a great AZ experience.

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The rock formations here are amazing. I've never seen anything like it before. A great hike for less experienced hikers or those who are on a schedule. The hike to the famous Hole in the Rock was short and not excruciating. Great place for a picnic too.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were in PHOENIX, for an overnight recently, and wanted something to do in the afternoon, when our business was done. We found this pleasant gem, with a golf course, the zoo, and Hole in the Rock all close by. By appearances, from the parking lot, HOLE IN THE ROCK looked like a lengthy wallk, but was a surprisingly short... More 

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