Top 10 Places to Visit in Chandler, AZ

The city of Chandler, AZ, was named for Dr. Alexander John Chandler, a veterinarian. Dr. Chandler bought 80 acres of land from the federal government in 1891 to study irrigation. Over the years the result was the town of Chandler that we know today. Here are some of the top attractions that current-day residents and tourists enjoy visiting in Chandler, AZ.

Before you arrive to make sure to check the weather as Arizona tend to get extremely hot at summer time 


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  1. Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

This gallery features an extensive collection of Native American art and basketry, which art enthusiasts would not want to miss. It also features many pieces of cowboy art and sculptures that visitors even say is extensive enough to rival that of the Heard Museum. The best part: visitors can enjoy perusing this extensive artistic collection free of charge.


  1. KOLI Equestrian Center

This facility is located in the middle of the Gila River Indian Reservation, and that makes for an excellent location to ride horses. You can find fantastic scenery, wide open fields, and plenty of space to enjoy riding without the crowding and hesitation of more cramped riding facilities. Those who are new to the sport, as well as riders with some experience, can enjoy expert coaching from the practiced wranglers. The wranglers are employed by the equestrian center. It’s truly a place for riders of every level.


  1. Tumbleweed Park

This park provides an ample area for all types of outdoor recreation. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful bike trail, a well-kept tennis court, or a fantastic playground for your children to play on, Tumbleweed Park offers a little bit of everything. Everyone is sure to enjoy it. Get outside and enjoy a little (or a lot of) activity at Chandler’s premier outdoor recreational destination.


  1. Phoenix Premium Outlets

If you’re the kind of person who needs to find their shopping fix, these outlets are where you want to be. They have an impressive selection of many popular brands to satisfy a variety of fashion tastes. The best part: you can expect significant markdowns all year around that typically range from 25% up to 65%.


  1. Veterans Oasis Park

If you’re in search of a top-rated park that features the best that Arizona nature has to offer, Veterans Oasis Park will not disappoint. If you plan to take the whole family, be sure to enjoy the playground and extensive picnic area. The walking trails also feature an impressive display of different flora to impress both specialist and amateur admirers.

  1. Desert Breeze Park

This park is best known for its various recreation facilities. It has baseball fields, tennis courts, and even a few lakes you can enjoy. If you need to get your heart rate up, it also has a well-maintained running path that many patrons enjoy daily.


  1. Arizona Railway Museum

If sites with historical value are more your speed, take a jump back in time at the Arizona Railway Museum. Visitors can expect to find trains both old and new. They may even have the luck to speak with some of the mechanics and technicians tasked with restoring the old cars. Be sure to ring the bells and blow the whistle on these old locomotives before you finish up with your visit.


  1. Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

From car races to boat races, there’s plenty of fast action to be witnessed here. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of watching a variety of fantastic machines blaze past one another as they compete for first place. Be sure to check the programming to see what races are happening on any given day.


  1. Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

Beat the heat at this water park, which is packed with several pools, slides, and other facilities for aquatic fun. Whether you’re planning a group outing or a day out with the family, this park is large enough to accommodate everyone who wants to cool down on a hot summer day.


  1. Chandler Museum

The Chandler Museum is a central hub for all kinds of community programs. It serves as a central cultural hub within Chandler, AZ. Whether it’s sponsoring a local event or serving as a host point for a traveling-exhibit, this facility has exciting programming available to visitors throughout the entire year.


Now you know the best of what Chandler, AZ, has to offer! Be sure to check out some of these fantastic destinations if you haven’t already had the chance to see them yet.