Now that you’re retired, you have more time to explore Tempe and see all the wonderful things it has to offer. As a senior, you get to do all of these things at a lower cost thanks to senior discounts. So, whether you like music, art, dance, or even water parks, you can find something to enjoy right here in Tempe!
If you enjoy fun in the sun, then the Big Surf Waterpark is for you! There are dozens of rides and slides as well as wave pools and a quiet bay perfect for swimming and climbing. Seniors can get a discount on daily passes and season passes.
The Tempe Symphony Orchestra is made up of volunteer performers who primarily play out of the Tempe Center for the Arts. They usually do 4 to 5 shows per season, and all of their performances are free and open to the public.
This local theater has been in Tempe for 15 years and usually puts on three shows during the year. Seniors can get a discount on all tickets, and whenever there is a special performance, discounts are also available.
Lovers of musical theater will love the Scottsdale Musical Theater because they are bringing Broadway’s favorite shows back to life. Some of their performances have included Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, The Producers, Gypsy, and more. Seniors can get a discount on all shows.
This garden is located just outside Tempe in Phoenix and has something for every nature lover. There are numerous trails, butterfly exhibits, gardens featuring native and international plants, as well as guided or self-guided tours.
This center is located in Tempe at Papago and offers visitors a look at Arizona’s past. You can explore what it was like during the early days of the West in Arizona and learn how they bring water into the desert.
The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is a great trip for grandparents and their grandkids. This museum takes you on a tour through your heart and teaches you how it works, how to keep it healthy, and what to do if something goes wrong. Interactive exhibits make it fun for kids and adults.
Arizona State University’s Art Museum not only features works from artists around the world but showcases some of the students' works as well. There are a few special exhibits as well as traveling collections that make their way across the country. You can also participate in a workshop. Admission is always free to everyone.
If you have always wanted to learn more about the place you live, then the Tempe History Museum is a great start! You can learn about the past as well as the plans for the future of the city. Every third Thursday of the month is free admission.
The Petersen House is one of the oldest and most historic houses in Tempe Arizona. You can take a tour and learn what it was like to settle and live in Arizona. They also decorate the house for Christmas and offer special holiday tours. Groups of 10 need to call ahead to schedule a visit. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
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