2017 Best Parks And Museums To Visit In Chandler, AZ


If you're looking to experience some age old traditions coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit of today, Chandler is the place. It's also the place where you could enjoy every afternoon with a stroll to the park or to a museum.

The Top Places to Visit in Chandler

If you are going to visit Chandler, AZ you must visit the following places:

The Arizona Railway Museum

Founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983 the museum, located on 330 East Ryan Road, is dedicated to the railroads in Arizona and the Southwestern United States and has a vast collection of railroad artifacts.

You would want to catch a glimpse of the ‘Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive No SP 2562’.

The other famous item on display is the Tender No. 8365 and the ‘Railroad Steam Wrecking Crane’. It finds a place in the National Register of Historic Places. You can also explore the inside of some trains.

Tumbleweed Park

Located on 2250 S McQueen Road this park has something for everyone including sports facilities, games areas, classes, activities and events. A number of special events including the annual Ostrich Festival and the Fourth of July Fireworks Festival is held here.

Chandler Center for the Arts

Located in downtown Chandler on 250 N Arizona Avenue, it has a 1,500-seat theater in which a variety of shows, and plays held all over the year. No matter when you visit Chandler, you would find something going on here. Its exhibition hall showcases textile, ceramics, painting, sculpture, glass and metal displays by local and regional artists.

Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

The gallery is dedicated to contemporary Western American Art and contemporary American Indian Art. Over 3,000 pieces of art find their home in this gallery located on 22402 S Basha Road.

Koli Equestrian Center

Located Near Wild Horse Pass Blvd, it is a must visit if you love horses and horse-riding. The center offers horseback riding adventures and experiences for all types of riders. The other thing you would love about the place are the Cowboy themed birthday parties. You can undertake horsemanship courses and enjoy a horse drawn hay rides.

SanTan Brewing Company

Established in 2007, it is one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries and serves craft beer that you would love. You even get some delicious food at their Brew Pub located in Downtown Chandler. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and holds special events like a beer festival.

Desert Breeze Railroad

A part of the Desert Breeze Park, it is a replica of an engine of the 1880s and offers rides around the park for both children and adults. It runs over a stretch of a three-quarter mile where tourists can enjoy scenic beauty in open air coaches.

Chandler Fashion Center

A premier shopping destination located on Chandler Boulevard it is a shopper’s delight as it has over 180 retail stores including Michale Kors, Ann Taylor and the Banana Republic.

Also, it has a number of restaurants, bars, cafes and other shops. A number of events like the free Youth Spark camp, fashion shows, and workshops by Microsoft are held here on a regular basis.

Environmental Education Center

A knowledge house for both the kids and the elderly this center is located at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, has on offer a number of educational programs related to nature, and wildlife, and even natural sciences. It is a must visit place for people who love and care for the environment.