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Singing Pandas

SP Drinks

Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar has delicious Chinese food with dinner theater in Chandler

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Winter Wonderland 2019

I have 65,000 lights, a lot of figurines, Santa’s runway, whole house in lights. Snow off and on, on the weekends. A lot to see in a little space. Lights

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Christmas Light Show

1738 W. Carmel Christmas Light Show

Three years ago we bought our home after living in an apartment for 12 years. The one thing I missed about home ownership was decorating for Christmas.

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Pueblo Grande Museum Phoenix

Mesa Canal

The Pueblo Grande Museum Phoenix is a museum and showcase for the prehistoric peoples who lived here ago.

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Cubs Spring Training

Cubs Sign

Cubs Spring Training happens at the new facility of Sloan Park in NW Mesa! Check out their new digs!

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Arizona Opry


The Arizona Opry dinner theater is fun dinner theater! Great food and lots of happy music in the Opry style.

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Mesa Historical Museum, see relics!

Mesa Historical Museum wagon

Mesa Historical Museum is a relic you can walk through. See wacky photos and strange objects from the past!

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Southwest Shakespeare Company, live!

The Southwest Shakespeare Company performs at the Mesa Arts Center. Enjoy "a charmed life." Watch, laugh and cry along with talented actors.

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Bass Pro Shops, Arizona

Bass Pro Exterior

Bass Pro Shops is an exciting outdoor recreational shopping destination in Mesa Arizona. Come see outdoor gear of your dreams!

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Golden Corral, Mesa Arizona

Enjoy the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill in Mesa. Every day has a food theme so read here to find your favorites.

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Joe's Real BBQ, tasty pecan smoke

Joes BBQ Sign

Enjoy Joe's Real BBQ with pecan smoke cooking. This landmark is in downtown Gilbert near the Hale Theater.

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Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa Arizona

Organ Stop Pizza has pipe organ entertainment and good tasting pizza! Hear familiar tunes and enjoy a dinner show spectacle.

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Compass Restaurant, Phoenix

Dine at the Compass Restaurant for a Magical Experience atop the Hyatt! See all of Phoenix from the revolving floor.

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SanTan Village, window shop

Play Area

Visit SanTan Village for window shopping under shade cover and water misters. There is parking in front of the stores!

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Mesa Contemporary Arts, Modern Art

Psst! Want to see a secluded art museum? The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is a hidden ornament of the Mesa Arts Center.

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Ted's Hot Dogs, Tempe Arizona

Teds Hot Dogs

Ted's Hot Dogs has world famous hot dogs. Watch them grill your food over red hot coals and savory smoke.

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Contact Us

What else would you like to see in the SE Valley? Write your comments on the contact us form.

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Salt River Tubing Arizona, Videos

Blue Point Bridge

Salt River Tubing Arizona videos and pics on a tube trip from the Blue Point Bridge to the pickup parking lot.

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Park of the Canals, Hohokam ruins

Brinton Garden

Mesa Park of the Canals is an archaeological time capsule. Walk through ancient Hohokam water canals. See the "mesa" in Mesa.

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Salt River Tubing, Arizona Fun

Salt River Bus

Salt River Tubing Arizona is great summer fun! Float on a truck tire down the Salt River through scenic desert vistas.

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China City Buffet, Mesa Arizona

China City Spring

China City Buffet serves all-you-can-eat crab legs and remarkable home-made sushi. Try the Mongolian BBQ station

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Rigatonys Authentic Italian, Tempe

Rigatony Patio

Rigatonys Authentic Italian has fresh delicious Italian food. The Tempe location is freeway close.

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Schnepf Farm, peaches to pumpkins

The Schnepf Farm has train and hay rides, food, and fun in Queen Creek Arizona! Pick peaches in the spring and pumpkins for Halloween.

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Arizona Renaissance Festival

Pleasure Feast

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a royal adventure! Go for unusual entertainment, shop at the artisan marketplace, and enjoy lots of food!

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Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert Arizona

The Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert Arizona has live theater in a square seating arrangement-- you'll love the cozy feeling and artistry.

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Mining Camp Restaurant, Apache Junction

For the best all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs try the Mining Camp Restaurant east of Mesa in Apache Junction. And Dinner Shows!

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Phoenix ZooLights

Zoo Lights green

Phoenix ZooLights is Holiday Fun with friends and family. See light shows with music, Jengo the talking giraffe, and fanciful light sculptures.

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Mesa Christmas

Like to look at Christmas decorations? Here are some Mesa Christmas happenings.

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Phoenix Zoo

Zoo Lake

The Phoenix Zoo is a fun filled oasis in Papago Park. Fun all the year including events like Zoo Lights in the winter!

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Commemorative Air Force, Warplanes!

B17G top turret view

The Commemorative Air Force is a must-see Mesa Arizona aircraft museum. Crawl through a bomber bombay! Fly in restored vintage aircraft!

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Valley Metro Rail, Mesa to Phoenix

Valley Metro Rail speeds Mesa and east valley residents to attractions in Phoenix and Tempe. Enjoy a modern fun way to travel.

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Phoenix Art Museum

PHXART entrance

The Phoenix Art Museum is the place you love to gawk through! Walk right off the Metro Rail close!

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The Orange Patch

The Orange Patch and Orange Patch TOO have some of the juiciest and best tasting citrus fruit on the planet. Look at a Mesa Arizona citrus grower and their two stores.

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Amazing Jake's Pizza Factory

Amazing Jake's has a buffet along with fun rides for the kids. Enjoy salad, pizza, pasta, and it's all you can eat!

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Schnepf Peach Festival

Schnepf sign

Pick peaches at the Schnepf Peach Festival! Imagine walking through an orchard and selecting delicious juicy sun ripened fruit!

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Luminarias at the Garden

Luminaria Poranqui

Luminarias is a fun holiday display of lights and music through the winding trails of the Arizona Desert Botanical Garden.

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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden Cacti

Desert Botanical Garden is a hot spot for music, flowers, butterflies, special events and food...oh yes and cacti!

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Mesa Christmas

Dancing Light Show

1610 E. Hermosa Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ Christmas lights synchronized to music and video. 30,000 lights 144 channels Video projected into 60 inch wreath 19

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My Dream Gingerbread house

For years I have wanted to turn my house into a living Gingerbread house! With the help of my wonderful man and our children we have done just that. Everything

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Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo Stagecoach

Wells Fargo History Museum Phoenix-- marvel at western history. Sit in a stagecoach. See world-class western art like Wyeth and Frederic Remington.

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Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant

Golden Gate Front

Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant in Mesa Arizona is the place for Fine Mandarin & Szechuan food! Stop in for lunch or dinner.

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Usery Mountain Regional Park

Scarface Moutain and flowers

Usery Mountain Regional Park is a great place to see Arizona wildflowers, camp out under the stars, hike, and practice archery.

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Golfland Sunsplash Mesa Arizona

King Arthurs Quest

Golfland Sunsplash Arizona is the place to have fun all year long and when it gets hot you can enjoy the water park.

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Queen Creek Jobs

Schnepf Farm Corn

Where are the Queen Creek jobs? Get information and job links to local sites to find jobs in Queen Creek.

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Gilbert Riparian Preserve

Gilbert Preserve Pond

Like to walk through tree-lined riparian ponds at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve? See hundreds of birds in the daytime, then stars at night.

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Christmas Dragon inspires local author's 54th children's book

We have over 30,000 lights synchronized to over an hour of popular, classic, and parody Christmas music in Queen Creek. Last year, our 11' x 7'

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Apache Junction Jobs, Arizona

Looking for Apache Junction jobs? Get information and job links to local sites to find jobs in Apache Junction.

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Jobs in Mesa, Arizona

backyard scene

Where are the jobs in Mesa AZ? Get job links to local sites to find Mesa employment.

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Gilbert Museum, Arizona

Gilbert Museum

Gilbert Museum is where you can discover this suburb of Phoenix Arizona that used to be the Hay Capitol of the World.

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