Whether you have lived in Gilbert for awhile or are newly retired to this city, there are a lot of things to do and see. Now that you have the time, you should take advantage of the senior discounts that many places offer and explore your town. There are also plenty of attractions that are totally free. So, here are ten places to get you started with your retirement entertainment.
This seasonal event is for the whole family to enjoy. You can walk around and look at various forms of art, from sculptures to jewelry, all while listening to free live music. The art walk is free to the public and runs on the first and third Saturday of each month from October to March.
Not only can you take classes to enhance your artistic ability, but you can also view exhibits and collections that feature local artists. The programs and classes at Art Intersection do cost money, but you are welcome to view the art free of charge.
Take a look at the night sky at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory. The observatory is equipped with a Meade LX200R telescope and is controlled by professional software to get optimal views of the sky and space. The observatory is free, but donations are always welcome.
What better way to learn about your great city than by visiting the Gilbert Historical Museum. The museum is the first schoolroom in Gilbert, and during your visit, you will learn about the rich history of Gilbert and its people. There is a senior discount, and if you would like a tour, please make sure to call ahead.
There are a few different parks in Gilbert, but the Freestone Park has something for everyone. There are volleyball courts, softball fields, an amphitheater, checkerboards, grills, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Best of all, the park is free to the public. There is a small amusement park in Freestone, but there is a small fee to get in.
The Gilbert Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has drawn people from all religions to view the art and architecture. You can stop by during non-worship hours to get a tour of the temple at no cost.
Enjoy nature and learn about its impact on the town at the Riparian Preserve. This preserve has educational experiences for both young and old and is working to protect and conserve the animals and natural resources this area has to offer. The preserve is free and open to the public.
Your mind not might go right to a farm when you think of Arizona, but the folks at SupUrban Farm and Garden are trying to teach the residents about its importance. You can learn all about organic farming and sustainable practices at the farm as well as get close and personal with the farm animals!
There is no question that Arizona has some of the most beautiful roads and routes in the country. Maricopa County is home to some of these routes, and you can drive along them to get a better view of your town and state.
10. Zanjero Park
If you love horses or owls, this is the park for you. You can bring your horse to wander along the horse trails or see owls burrowing in their natural habitat. There are horse tie-ups and drinking fountains at the park, but no restrooms so keep that in mind. The park is free of charge and open to the public.
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