Beat the Summer Heat in the Scottsdale Area

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With summer in full effect here in the Valley of the Sun, it’s no secret that Scottsdale summers can be, at times, too hot to handle. But that does not mean you have to sit in your house binge watching TV all day. It’s time to start looking for things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Here at OldTownScottsdale.com, we know it can be difficult to find summer activities, so we’ve put together a list of ways to beat the heat this summer. Enjoy!

  

Octane Raceway

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Octane Raceway opened in 2003, the first of its kind in Scottsdale AZ, and is privately owned and operated by its founder/President, Scott Sanders and a small local investment group. Octane has a third mile track which winds inside and outside. It is the only full time indoor/outdoor track in …

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Dave and Buster’s

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Ready! Set! Wait a minute! Do you know what you’re doing? There’s so much fun going on at Dave & Buster’s, you could get lost before you even get going! So stop at the front desk first to get your Power Card. Why does everybody need a Power Card? Mainly …

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Butterfly Wonderland

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Butterfly Wonderland takes flight as one of the newest attractions in the Valley with a highly innovative, indoor rainforest environment featuring the largest butterfly pavilion in America. You’ll be welcomed into a magnificent, lush, rainforest environment where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely, alighting on fragrant flowering …

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

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We are not a museum of objects, but a museum of ideas. – Director, Mike Fox Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West serves as the western anchor to the arts and cultural district, linking several vibrant residential, commercial and entertainment neighborhoods in Old Town Scottsdale. It energizes the historic Loloma …

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Heard Museum

Heard

Since its founding by Dwight and Maie Heard in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. Dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, the Heard is …

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Musical Instrument Museum

MIM

MIM displays more than 6,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular …

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Ice Den
9375 East Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
www.coyotesice.com

 

Legoland Discovery Center
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, suite 135, Tempe, AZ 85282
www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/arizona

 

Sea Life Aquarium
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282
www.visitsealife.com/arizona

 

Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald, Mesa AZ 85201
www.arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org

 

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
www.azscience.org

 

Harkins Theatres Summer Movie Fun

http://www.harkinstheatres.com

Create a new family tradition by making one morning each week “movie day” at a Harkins Theatre location this summer. Summer Movie Fun is designed for kids 12 or younger and features 9:45 a.m. screenings of animated movies rated G or PG.

About Todd

Todd Navin – Owner and Publisher of Navin Media Group. Mr. Navin has launched several successful websites in the Scottsdale area including OldTownScottsdale.com and UpTownScottsdale.com and the "NEW" addition to the family - Back Pocket Guide. The printed "Scottsdale Dining Edition" will be available for the Winter 2016.

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