Looking for a tucked away spot that most people don’t even know exists? Sometimes it can be tough to find those places but when you do, it’s well worth the effort. Every town and city have their own locals-only places that manage to remain hidden away from tourists and, frankly, I like it that way. But today we’re going to take a look at one spot that looks like an average park from far away but is actually a riparian preserve for migratory animals right in the middle of a Phoenix suburb. That place is Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.

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Details: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is located at 2757 East Guadalupe Road in Gilbert. The habitat area is open from dawn until dusk.

Want to check out some more hidden places around the state? You’ll want to read our article 8 Amazing Arizona Secrets You Never Knew Existed!

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