10 Best Things To Do Indoors In Phoenix, Arizona

things to do in phoenix indoors

The capital city of Arizona has a warm and dry climate and is popularly called the Valley of Sun. Phoenix is the most populous city of Arizona with a sprawling metropolitan area and known to be a part of the Salt River Valley. The warm climate of the Sun Valley often attracts a lot of tourists as an escape from chilling cold winter. The city offers an array of options for travelers to indulge in a host of activities. It is surrounded by a host of cultural attractions, historical places, high-end resorts, restaurants, and happening night clubs. Phoenix is also home to rich art and culture and offers great opportunities for adventure lovers to indulge in activities including hiking, biking, and climbing. There are hardly a few days in a year where you can expect rain in this dynamic city of Phoenix. But on these occasions, there are likewise many indoor activities available in this amazing city. Here is a list of the best things to do indoors in Phoenix, Arizona.

1. Relive your childhood at the Starfighters Arcade

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Posted by StarFighters Arcade on Saturday, May 22, 2021

This fascinating classic arcade has more than 130 video games and over 30 pinball machines. The arcade has gained immense popularity in recent years for re-establishing the retro games of the ’80s with an addition of few new ones. It is for all age groups to experience the old classic games that are rarely available in private collections. Enjoy the old school vibes with retro music playing in the backdrop–it will definitely make you relive those old memories.

Starfighters Arcade

Address: 4840 E Jasmine St #102, Mesa, AZ 85205, USA

Website: Starfighters Arcade

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7pm - 11pm; Sun: 3pm - 7pm (closed Mon - Thu)

Price: 10 USD

2. Learn to play basketball

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We've got the place, you bring the game.

Posted by It's All In The Game - Paradise Lane Facility on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Located in the P83 District of Peoria, this sports center on Paradise Lane offers the best basketball classes. It offers a chance to learn this exciting game under the expert guidance of skilled and trained instructors who are geared to teach you the different aspects of basketball. Visitors can visit to this sports center named, “It’s All in the Game” during the weekday as well as during weekends.

It's All in the Game Sports Center

Address: 7797 W. Paradise Lane ,Peoria, Arizona 85382

Website: It’s All in the Game Sports Center

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

Price: 3 - 55 USD

3. Enjoy indoor rock climbing

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by AZ on the Rocks on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Rock climbing is one of the most popular sports in the United States. It’s a great way to enhance your physical and mental growth in a playful environment. AZ on the Rocks provides great facilities with a challenging environment for rock climbing to experience this exciting sport. This premium climbing gym offers training to both beginners and advanced learners to experience this fun game. Alongside this, it also offers yoga and ninja training to both kids and adults.

AZ on the Rocks

Address: 16447 N 91st St #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA

Website: AZ on the Rocks

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 9am-7pm

Price: 15 - 63 USD

4. Go bowling at the Uptown Alley

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There's something for the whole family at Uptown Alley! From arcade & bowling to live music and specialty cocktails, find your fun at UptownAlley.com!

Posted by Uptown Alley Surprise on Sunday, July 25, 2021

It provides a unique and intriguing experience to indulge in hours of entertainment featuring a full-service dining restaurant, high-tech bowling facilities, laser tag attractions, endless video games, and sports theatre with live entertainment. The major attraction are those high-end bowling lanes that are designed for all types of bowlers to indulge in the amazing bowling experience, with gutter bumper prizes for beginners.

Uptown Alley

Address: 13525 N Litchfield Rd, Surprise, AZ 85379, USA

Website: Uptown Alley

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

Price: 4.50 USD per game

5. Enjoy fun games at the Topgolf Scottsdale

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Nachos with a view : @lapanzaesprimero1

Posted by Topgolf on Monday, October 5, 2020

This fun golfing venue was first opened in Arizona, Scottsdale to offer a unique golfing experience to visitors combined with entertainment. It offers a high-tech driving range where players of any age can pick up a game from the electronic system and start hitting the golf balls at the designated target from the distance. The chip in the ball registers if you hit a target. This sprawling venue has a swanky lounge with chef’s special dishes and full-service bar making it an exciting way to play golf.

Topgolf Scottsdale

Address: 9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, USA

Website: Topgolf Scottsdale

Opening hours: Mon - Thu, Sun: 9am - 12am; Fri: 9am - 2am; Sat: 8am - 2am;

Price: 26 -50 USD per hour

6. Go indoor kart racing at K1 Speed

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JUNIOR LEAGUE! TONIGHT registration is at 6pm! Junior League is a full racing league for kids of all ages who are over...

Posted by K1 Speed on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

If you are fond of racing high-speed cars then this European-style kart racing is worth trying. Here riders can enjoy a real racing experience speeding at 45 mph with high-grip racing surfaces allowing riders to push their limits through the corners. These high-pacing karts can become really addictive.

K1 Speed: Indoor Kart Racing

Address: 17721 Von Karman Ave, Irvine CA 92614

Website: K1 Speed: Indoor Kart Racing

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 12am; Sun: 10am - 9pm

Price: 25 USD

7. Explore adventure in Makutu Island

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Posted by Makutu's Island Chandler on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Located in Chandler, Arizona, this indoor tropical theme park is perfect for kids of all ages to indulge in a host of fun activities. Designed in a tropical theme, this exciting indoor island features indoor trees, tunnels, holes, and slides with animals carved with the roots. Kids can also indulge in different play structures featuring caves, zip-line, climbs, etc. Alongside, there is a separate playing zone for toddlers and a video arcade to try different video games. The island has a themed cafeteria offering a variety of snacks for families.

Makutu's Island

Address: 6919 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA

Website: Makutu’s Island

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

Price: 40 USD

8. Try skating at Ice Den Scottsdale

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Posted by Ice Den Scottsdale on Thursday, February 18, 2021

If you are looking for an activity to indulge yourself during your holiday and experience the spirit of winter without snow then skating is the best option for you. The Ice Den skating rink at Scottsdale conducts skating sessions for all ages and abilities, allowing you to experience this activity that combines fun with fitness. These fun skating sessions are held every weekend with a duration of two hours.

Ice Den Scottsdale

Address: 9375 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA

Website: Ice Den Scottsdale

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 7pm; Fri: 8am - 9pm; Sat: 8am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

Price: 10 USD

9. Enjoy the thrill of indoor Skydiving (from USD 108.0)

Enjoy the breathtaking experience of a free fall without the fear of jumping from a high altitude of an airplane. You can enjoy the stimulating feeling of a free falling in a safe environment in a vertical wind tunnel. The instructor will guide you on the basic movements to hold yourself high in the air.

Phoenix Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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10. Visit the National Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Hall of Flame Museum
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The National Hall of Flame Fire Museum in Phoenix, Arizona showcases a large display of the fire fighting equipment dating from 1725 to1969. Most of the restored pieces are American but it also displays pieces from other countries including France, England, Austria, Germany, and Japan. The Hall of Flame Fire Museum honors those fire-fighter heroes who lost their lives while on duty. The Hall of Flame Fire Museum also displays a gallery dedicated to the brave firefighters of America.

Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Address: 6101 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA

Website: Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm

Price: 10 USD

Indoor fun at the Valley of the Sun

Phoenix skyline Arizona USA
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The warm city of Phoenix is home to diverse cultures, adventures, historic places, and a host of both indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy your vacation in this amazing city. Check out the recommended indoor activities that you must explore during your stay in this “Valley of Sun”.

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