Fun Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona in May
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Fun Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona in May

The culture and history provides many fun things to do in Phoenix, Arizona in May.

When going on vacation, most families are interested in activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, spending time on the beach, and enjoying other activities such as visiting amusement parks. Phoenix, Arizona with its history of Indian tribes, mountain men, through the Civil War to the present time. The diverse history and culture found in Phoenix offers an array of interesting, fun things to do in Phoenix, Arizona in May, that takes you back in time. May is a great month to visit with temperatures that range between 65 and 91 degrees, with lots of sunshine and low humidity. 

The Wild, Wild, West 

If you can remember the old westerns, rodeos and gunslingers, the entire family will certainly enjoy the activities, shows at the 1800's style Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse. Adults will not want to miss the 1800's style Golden Belle Saloon. The visit is not complete until you or the kids take advantage of a burro ride, stagecoach, or train ride. The mighty and brave might want to tackle the mechanical bull. You will certainly experience a day of what it was like to live in the Wild, Wild, West. 

Once the Gold Rush began, so did the need for various businesses, such as express mail. Many of us today think of companies like Fed Ex, UPS, and others for overnight, or express deliveries. Even though we often equate Wells Fargo with banks, Wells Fargo began its express deliveries in the 1800's by stagecoach. Messages were often sent by telegraph during that time period as well. The Wells Fargo Museum has interactive telegraph exhibits as well as an authentic Wells Fargo Station.

 Native American History 

Native Americans are very much a part of our history, including the history of Arizona. The Heard Museum is one of the favorite places to visit while in Phoenix. Not only are there interactive exhibits, but there are interactive learning sessions where you can create items such as Apache burden baskets and Yaqui paper flowers.

 Future Firefighters

Whether you have future firefighters with you, or that you simply enjoy learning about how things were done many years ago, the Hall of Flame is definitely a favorite, fun thing to do in Phoenix, among those who are interested in the history of firefighting.

 Unique Amusement Park 

Taking a step back in time does not always mean museums, or getting your picture taken in Victorian clothing. One of the places that all kids want to go to is the local amusement park. Phoenix definitely has something that is totally different from places like Disneyland. You kids can have a blast with an amusement park that is full of activities, antique rides from yesteryear. The Enchanted Island should definitely be on your list of fun things to do in Phoenix, Arizona in May.

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Comments (2)

thanks I was looking for things to do.....out of votes so I buzzed

Peter Curtis

A very enjoyable piece, would be good to experience the west as it was.