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In order to comply with local SRPMIC directives, masks are required for all guests ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status.

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Arizona Boardwalk

9500 East Via De Ventura, E-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Email:
info@azboardwalk.com

Parking:
Parking is complimentary at Arizona Boardwalk. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to park your vehicle and walk.

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Welcome to Arizona Boardwalk

Scottsdale’s one-of-a-kind entertainment destination that features eight marquee attractions – OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®, Laser + Mirror Maze, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Surprise Your Eyes, VR Extreme, and Johnny’s Playground – in addition to multiple dining, shopping, and amusement venues.

The outdoor courtyard regularly hosts a variety of free events and family entertainment throughout the year. Parking is free and there is no admission required to enter Arizona Boardwalk. Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and is part of the Talking Stick Entertainment District.

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Our Story

Arizona Boardwalk was built as a place for locals and tourists to have fun and create lasting memories. Hear from CEO & Founder Amram Knishinsky and other team members about how it all began and get a sneak peek at some exciting new attractions coming to the destination.

What are you doing in response to COVID-19?

Arizona Boardwalk continues to follow local, state, and CDC guidelines to provide a safe place to visit. In order to comply with local SRPMIC directives, masks are required for all guests ages 2+, regardless of vaccination status. We ask all Guests to work together to maintain the CDC suggested distance between parties. We continue to manage capacities and recommend purchasing general admission tickets in advance. General Admission tickets require a date and time for entry. Our Team Members continue to sanitize high touch areas. Team Members that do not feel well are asked to stay home and we ask our Guests to do the same.

What is the Arizona Boardwalk?

Arizona Boardwalk is Scottsdale’s one-of-a-kind entertainment destination that features eight marquee attractions – OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®, Laser + Mirror Maze, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Surprise Your Eyes, VR Xtreme, and Johnny’s Playground – in addition to multiple dining, shopping, and amusement venues. It has an outdoor courtyard that hosts a variety of free events and family entertainment throughout the year.

What are the major attractions at Arizona Boardwalk?

Anchoring the destination are 8 indoor, family-friendly attractions.

OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Southwest and voted Best Family Entertainment, is a multi-level, state-of-the-art facility. It holds more than 2 million gallons of water and offers educational, interactive, and entertaining experiences for guests of all ages. From sharks, sea turtles, and penguins to otters and rays, there are more than 370 species of animals that call OdySea Aquarium home. Highlight experiences in the Aquarium include SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, a Giant Pacific Octopus, the world’s only Russian Sturgeon touch exhibit, and OdySea Voyager, the world’s only rotating aquarium experience. OdySea Aquarium website OdySea Aquarium website

Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservatory in America. It is a is a lush, tropical paradise alive with thousands of friendly butterflies from all over the world. Setting the stage before you enter the conservatory is a 3D movie chronicling the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly as well as a tour through the Emergence Gallery where you’ll be inches away from live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies. Along with the butterflies, you’ll have the chance to see other rainforest creatures such as insects and spiders at the Spineless Giants exhibit, colorful and exotic fish at the Tropical Waters gallery, and over 100 reptiles and amphibians at the Rainforest Reptiles exhibit. Butterfly Wonderland website Butterfly Wonderland website

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® – Go places you’ve never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable. An extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! awaits you. Crawl through a life-size model of a prehistoric snake. Measure up against the world’s tallest man. Marvel at intricate micro-sculptures so small, they fit in the eye of a needle. Celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Ripley. Get the scientific facts on the truly unbelievable! Opens on February 9th, 2021. Limited Time Exhibition.

Surprise Your Eyes comes to life when you step into the painting. An Instagrammer’s paradise, guests of all ages will enjoy snapping photos of themselves and friends as they become part of the “trick art” that is deceiving to the eye at this unique attraction! Surprise Your Eyes website

Laser + Mirror Maze: Mirror Maze is a challenging adventure for the body and mind. By surrounding your pathways with mirrors, you see infinite reflections, impossible corridors and mind-bending light effects. It’s an experience like no other! Alongside the Mirror Maze, Sharpen your ninja skills as you twist, duck and crawl your way through an intricate web of lasers in our Laser Maze Challenge. Try to make it through the vault and hit your mission buttons without being zapped by the laser beams. Laser + Mirror Maze website

Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs is an indoor interactive exhibit and educational center located at Arizona Boardwalk. Complete with more than 80 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roam through exhibits and true-to-life recreations of prehistoric habitats, Pangaea is designed to transport guests back to the age of the dinosaurs. Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs website

VR Xtreme is a haven for all gamers, sports enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, and fans of virtual reality. This incredible hub of non-stop virtual reality and gaming excitement showcases 24 virtual reality immersive experiences that offer everything from competitive socializing, fine-tuning driving skills, marksmanship, and even a thrill-seeking roller-coaster ride off the top of a skyscraper. VR Xtreme also features popular games and experiences such as Project Cars 2 (the world’s most beautiful, authentic, and technically advanced racing game) and Raw Data (the worlds #1 VR shooting game with viewing screens for spectators). VR Xtreme is a fantastic place to host corporate team-building events or birthday parties.

Leap, climb, bounce, slide, and jump your way around Johnny’s Playground. With multiple inflatables and bounce houses, a climbing structure, a dedicated space for the littlest ones, and plenty of benches for the grown-ups, this indoor playground is the perfect place for your kids to burn off excess energy all year long.

Can I buy a combo ticket for multiple attractions?

Yes, you can buy combo tickets for OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®, Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs, and Laser + Mirror Maze either on-line or at the ticket window. Combo Tickets Page

Where do I park and is there a charge to park?

Parking surrounds the complex and is complimentary at Arizona Boardwalk. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to park your vehicle. Valet parking is on select, peak days. Parking & Directions

Do I need a ticket to enter the Arizona Boardwalk entertainment destination?

Good news! It’s free of charge to enter the destination. You can enjoy all of the shops, restaurants, and outdoor entertainment in and around the Center Courtyard. Plan Your Visit

What are the operating hours at the entertainment destination?

Please refer to each business as individual hours are subject to change.

Are there discounts for groups?

Yes, many of the attractions at Arizona Boardwalk offer group discounts. Click here for a full list of group discounts and programs or contact us directly at sales@azboardwalk.com or 480-291-8192.

Can I rent out all or part of Arizona Boardwalk?

Yes, you can have it all! Your group can take over all of part of the Arizona Boardwalk Entertainment Destination and really make it your own. 35 acres can accommodate thousands of guests. Please contact us at sales@azboardwalk.com or 480-291-8192.

Are there public restrooms?

Yes, there are men’s and women’s restrooms available on the first floor both on North and South sides of the Courtyard. Restrooms within the attractions are for paying guests.

Do you have a Lost and Found?

Each of the attractions have their own Lost and Found department.

I want to perform at Arizona Boardwalk. Who do I contact?

Do you have the chops to entertain thousands of on-lookers? Great! We want to hear from you. Contact the Arizona Boardwalk at the following email address: info@azboardwalk.com.

I would like to work or volunteer at Arizona Boardwalk. How do I apply?

If you are interested in working or volunteering at one of the major attractions onsite, please contact them directly. You can visit their websites for information.

What items are prohibited at Arizona Boardwalk?

Restrictions include, but are not limited to, the items listed below:

Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons including firearms, ammunition, fireworks, water grenades (metal or plastic), or knives.

Alcoholic beverages.

Recreational devices with wheels, such as Segways, skateboards, hoverboards, balance boards, scooters, inline skates, or shoes with built-in wheels.

MAILING ADDRESS:

9500 E Via De Ventura, Suite E-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

GROUP SALES & EXCLUSIVE BUYOUTS:

sales@azboardwalk.com

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

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GENERAL QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES:

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