5 Adventures That Are Waiting for You in Arizona

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jul 22, 2016

Besides the beauty of the many state parks in Arizona, including the Grand Canyon, what else is there to do? Below are five exciting adventures awaiting you in Arizona!


Besides the beauty of the many state parks in Arizona, including the Grand Canyon, what else is there to do? Below are five exciting adventures awaiting you in Arizona!

  1. Challenger Space Center in Peoria, Arizona

Reach for the stars, quite literally, at the Challenger Space Center where families or groups can learn about the wonders of outer space. With a light room and planetarium, learning about space comes to life in an engaging way for all ages. Beyond that, the center also has exhibits and spaces available for rental. This place is perfect for school field trips, corporate team building events, holiday parties, weddings, proms, anniversaries, and more! From a rooftop observation deck to theater-style seating, they can accommodate various sized groups. Admission is reasonably priced, but they do recommend that you call before coming to make sure all the exhibits are open.

  1. Cerreta Candy Company in Glendale, Arizona

Take a step into this 40-year-old family-owned candy business, which is in its fourth generation of workers. Each family member has their position to make the business successful day-in and day-out. With free 30-minute factory tours available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., this is a budget-friendly summer adventure. Guests will learn about how the chocolate and other various treats are made in the factory. Then, for only $12.50 you can purchase a VIP pass, and following the tour individuals can make their very own chocolate pizza to take home! You’ll be buzzing with a sugar rush by the end of the day!

  1. Apex Hot Air Balloon Rides in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Check hot air balloon ride off your bucket list by experiencing Arizona from the sky. Jon Radowski is the owner and chief pilot for Apex Balloons and has more than 19 years of experience flying so you’ll be safe in his hands. Balloons can accommodate from two to twelve passengers, plus the pilot, so you and all your friends or family can experience this ride together. Afraid of heights? Not a problem! Many individuals who are afraid of heights talk about it being a different experience where your mind is more removed from the concept of being high. Don’t let your fear keep you from experiencing Arizona from the sky with breathtaking views of the sunrise or sunset. With this experienced team, you’ll rest assured that your time will be spent enjoying the view and not worrying about your safety.

  1. Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona

Ever dreamed of skydiving? Is it on your bucket list? Well the time for adventure is now! Whether you want to do tandem skydiving or whether you are an experienced skydiver, Skydive Arizona has it all. They average over 135,000 jumps per year, and with their facility that accommodates everything from indoor packing to food, showers, laundry facilities, and bunking for overnight guests, this place is equipped with the best. However, if skydiving is a bit beyond your comfort zone, they offer an indoor skydiving wind tunnel. This is the place to break out of your comfort zone and experience “flying.”

  1. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course in Flagstaff, Arizona

Go play in the trees at the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, where they have roped bridges, Tarzan ropes, zip lines, nets, tightropes, climbing walls, and more. This will be mentally and physically exhausting as you try to problem-solve your way through the course. With multiple different courses for all ages and varying degrees of difficulty, you can pick the challenge that is best for you. Reaching heights of up to 60 feet off the ground, the fun is endless. Don’t spend another moment standing on the ground!


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