Whether it’s blazing hot, freezing cold, or the kids just need a change of pace from their neighborhood swing set, we found the place. Makutu’s Island in Chandler is a massive, jungle-themed indoor playground in Arizona complete with exotic creatures and tons of fun equipment. It’s the perfect spot for your little tourist to go exploring.

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You’ll find the playground at 6919 W Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226. Makutu’s Island is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Have you ever been to Makutu’s Island? Are there any other themed playgrounds in Arizona that you love? Let us know where your little ones like to have fun! Bring the kids along on this family-friendly road trip.

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What are the best inexpensive family-friendly attractions in Arizona?

The best inexpensive family-friendly attractions in Arizona include:

  • Cerreta Candy Company. Take a tour to see how various confections are made and get some sweet samples.
  • Flandrau Science Canter at the University of Arizona. This science museum in Tucson has amazing exhibits and mesmerizing planetarium shows.
  • Pioneer Living History Museum. Bring the family here to learn about life in Arizona during the territorial period.
  • Slide Rock State Park. Located in stunning Sedona, this is where you can spend a summer day on natural rock waterslides.

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What are the best kid-friendly hikes in Arizona?

The best kid-friendly hikes in Arizona include:

  • Crystal Forest Trail at Petrified Forest National Park. The petrified logs here have formed into multicolored rainbow crystals.
  • Hanging Garden Trail at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The sandstone cliffs here hide mini gardens under the cliffs.
  • Signal Hill at Saguaro National Park West. This trail in Tucson has views of a sea of saguaros and a ton of ancient petroglyphs.
  • Cape Royal Trail at Grand Canyon National Park. This is a paved, accessible trail at the North Rim which has signs sharing the natural history here.

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What are the best animal attractions in Arizona?

The best animal attractions in Arizona include:

  • Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. This place rehabilitates and houses animals that were illegally kept, injured, or abused and visitors can learn all about them.
  • Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park. This place rescues animals and teaches people how each animal fits into Navajo culture.
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This is a zoo, botanical garden, and natural history museum all rolled into one.
  • Keepers of the Wild Nature Park. Exotic and wild animals that have been rescued from life-threatening situations are here to see and learn about.

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