Don’t Miss These Fun Things to Do in Mesa
Make your home base at the Country Inn & Suites, located near the Rockin’ R Ranch dinner theater and the Mesa Arts Center. Our complimentary shuttle can take you to attractions within a five-mile radius of the hotel, so you can leave your car safely parked in our lot. You won’t want to miss Organ Stop Pizza, the quirky pizza joint that houses a Mighty Wurlitzer organ, or the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of acrobatic flight at Fighter Combat International. If you have kids, make sure to add Goldfield Ghost Town to your list of things to do. Where else can you see a Wild West-style gunfight and buy handcrafted soap in the same place?
- Casino Arizona (12 miles)
Enjoy dinner at one of many on-site eateries before spending an evening at your favorite gaming tables. From concerts to trivia, there’s always a new experience in the casino showroom.
Phone: +1 (480) 850-7777
- Fort McDowell Casino (13 miles)
Whether you enjoy slot machines and bingo games or prefer to take in exciting shows, you’ll never have a dull moment at this casino.
Phone: +1 (800) 843-3678
Entertainment and Leisure:
- The Dolly Steamboat (12 miles)
Cruise the romantic inlets of Canyon Lake in the Superstition Mountains. You can choose a narrated daytime tour or an evening trip with a full dinner.
Phone: +1 (480) 827-9144
- East Valley Children's Theatre (3 miles)
Take the kids to see a live theater performance. Previous shows include Oz!, Heroes of Olim and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Photo: +1 (480) 756-3828
- Fighter Combat International (6 miles)
The flight of your life is minutes away. You can take the controls of a plane yourself and flip your way through a series of air-show maneuvers or air-to-air combat tactics.
Phone: +1 (480) 279-1881
- Goldfield Ghost Town (14.2 miles)
Ready to pan for gold, explore shops or witness an Old West gunfight? This family-friendly, real-life ghost town, a testament to Arizona’s gold-mining past, awaits.
Phone: +1 (480) 983-0333
- Organ Stop Pizza (7 miles)
Pizza and organ music? You bet! Organ Stop Pizza houses a Mighty Wurlitzer, a grand organ originally constructed in the 1920s for the Denver Theatre.
Photo: +1 (480) 813-5700
- Rockin' R Ranch (1.2 miles)
Experience a night in the Wild West, starting with delicious barbecue and ending with live entertainment that includes a theatrical gunfight.
Phone: +1 (480) 832-1539
- Kokopelli Golf Club (8 miles)
Designed by Bill Phillips, this challenging course features rolling fairways and seven serpentine lakes.
Phone: +1 (480) 926-3589
- Longbow Golf Club (8 miles)
Come test your swing at one of the top 20 golf courses in the state. At the end of the game, stop by the on-site Grille restaurant for a treat.
Phone: +1 (480) 807-5400
- Superstition Springs Golf Club (0.8 miles)
Along with a gorgeous Greg Nash–designed layout, this course offers an expansive golf practice facility with top PGA teaching professionals. Since it’s so close to the hotel, we’ll drive you and your clubs to the course for free.
Phone: +1 (480) 985-5622
Museums and Culture:
- Arizona Museum of Natural History (10 miles)
You can dig for artifacts or pan for gold at this museum that holds 58,000 objects of the American Southwest, beginning in prehistoric times and going forward.
Phone: +1 (480) 644-2230
- i.d.e.a. Museum (8.7 miles)
Bring the kids to have fun in this brain-bursting maze of learning, discovery and hands-on exhibits. Creative minds should head to the HUB where they can doodle, design a building and create their own stop-motion animation skit.
Phone: +1 (480) 644-4332
- Mesa Arts Center (8.5 miles)
Catch a comedy routine, concert or Broadway show at the Mesa Arts Center. Don’t forget to stop by the on-site museum to check out the current art exhibitions.
Phone: +1 (480) 644-6500
- Superstition Mountain Museum (15 miles)
Join the ranks of Salado, Hohokam and Apache tribes, Spanish explorers, Mexican gold miners, trappers and U.S. Cavalry soldiers who have visited Superstition Mountain.
Phone: +1 (480) 983-4888
- Symphony of the Southwest (10 miles)
Pops and classical music concerts are performed under the direction of Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg. You can purchase tickets online.
Phone: +1 (480) 827-2143
Sporting and Event Venues:
- Big League Dreams (2.8 miles)
Play baseball, softball or indoor soccer at this massive stadium. Not in the mood to play? You can watch friends take the field while enjoying drinks and ballpark food.
Phone: +1 (480) 813-1270
- Chase Field (22 miles)
Ready to see the Arizona Diamondbacks strike out their opponents? You can watch the game and beat the heat, thanks to Chase Field's retractable roof and air-conditioning.
Phone: +1 (602) 514-8400
- Fiesta Bowl (21.8 miles)
Sports fans, are you visiting in December or January? Check out the dates for the Fiesta Bowl and see if you can snag a few tickets.
Phone: +1 (480) 350-0900
- Hohokam Stadium (11 miles)
Watch the Oakland A’s conduct spring training at this nearby stadium.
Phone: +1 (480) 644-4451
- Sloan Park (15 miles)
Chicago Cubs fans can catch a game at the team’s spring training location.
Phone: +1 (480) 668-0500
- SanTan Village (8 miles)
Shops like Disney, Sephora and Banana Republic compete for your attention at this outdoor shopping center. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, various restaurants and a seasonal splash pad.
Phone: +1 (480) 282-9500
- Superstition Springs Center (0.5 miles)
Put on your walking shoes and pack up the kids for a full day of entertainment, shopping and dining. Home to stores like Buckle and Macy’s, the center also has a kids’ play area and the state's only double-decker carousel.
Phone: +1 (480) 832-0212
Mesa Airports and Transportation:
- Budget/Avis Car Rentals (on site)
Car-rental services are available on site at the Country Inn & Suites in Mesa.
- Falcon Field Airport (MSC) (7.5 miles)
Take advantage of complimentary, 24-hour shuttle service to this airport.
- Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) (6 miles)
We offer our guests complimentary, 24-hour transportation to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) (22 miles)
Transportation to Sky Harbor is provided by Super Shuttle, +1 (602) 244-9000, or T&T Transportation, +1 (480) 832-3483.