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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a nice place to go a spend a few hours, it's a very small hike to get to the top. You get great views, and it's very nice to just sit back and relax for a few hours. BEWARE of the bees, since there were a lot of them when we went!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Climbed up hole in the rock during our holiday to find great views from the top. This was such a good find during our stay in Scottsdale. Had seen this during previous visits but did not know how easy it was to park close by and that the walk up would be so simple. A must do if close by.

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Coaldale, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spectacular views!!! Its a beautiful place and is a must see on your stay in Arizona!! We were blown away by the beauty! It amazing to see such beauty in the desert!!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Papago Park is a wonderful area for visitors to get a great sense of the area! There are some trails that allow you to "hike" up small ridges to enjoy a panoramic view of Phoenix. The botanical garden and zoo are also located within the park. The Hole in the Rock is my favorite place to visit in the park!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was in PHX for business, and had a day to myself before a week long of training indoors and I wanted a feel of dessert/hiking/steaming hot living experience. A few minutes away, was Papago Park, the nearest place for a fix that would not send me in a spin back to cool air-conditioned hotel. I opted to first spend... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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