Mesa has a lot of fascinating history and something for everyone to enjoy. Seniors tend to settle out west after retirement, and if you’re looking for something to do or places to visit, senior discounts can help you explore the area for less money. Many places offer a senior discount or are even free of charge. If you’re ready to see Mesa, check out these ten destinations.
If you have dogs or just like to be outside, then you might want to check out Countryside Park. There are 28 acres of land for you to explore as well as baseball fields, an off-leash dog park, playgrounds, and trails. There is no charge to use the park, but the dog park is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.
Here is one place that isn’t just fun for seniors but everyone in the family. There is a fitness center that offers fitness classes for those 70, and over, there are basketball, volleyball, and pickleball courts, a kids club area, massage therapy, and so much more. You can get a one day pass or a monthly pass, all with a senior discount.
The Mesa Arts Center is home to many different types of art. There is a theater, visual and performing arts studio, architecture, public art, and contemporary art. During the week you can take free public tours of the campus, but you will have to make a reservation so that someone can lead your tour.
Veterans and civilians alike will enjoy the Air Force Museum. You can learn more about the history of the Air Force, visit exhibits that show what they do, and see how it has progressed through the years. You can also have a guided tour, but you do need to make a reservation.
Here is an attraction that has a little something for the whole family. There is miniature golf, laser tag, arcade games and more. Seniors can get a discount on 18 rounds of mini golf and there are special pricing packages to include more attractions during your visit.
You could spend the whole day at this museum and still not see everything they have to offer. Exhibits feature archeology and paleontology as well as the natural history of the state of Arizona. The museum is closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week and offers a senior discount on admission.
Mesa, just like all of Arizona, has a lot of unique cultures and traditions, which the historical museum proudly displays. You can learn all about the history of Mesa and how it has gotten to the place it is today. They also feature exhibits and works of residents.
Located a short distance from Mesa in Scottsdale, this aquarium offers a full immersion into the ocean. You can see sea creatures, get close and personal with them in touch pools, learn about oceanic sciences, and plenty more. Seniors can get discounts on both daily admission and special packages.
Even though this is a temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, people from all faiths and walks of life come to visit. You can walk the grounds, stroll through the prayer gardens, and view the sanctuaries during open hours all free of charge.
This park not only offers you the chance to enjoy the great outdoors but learn about local wildlife. There are plenty of trails to walk and all throughout the park, there are five learning nodes. These nodes have outdoor classrooms and activities to help teach you about plants and animals in the area. Admission is free of charge.
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