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Mesa is a mesmerising land of Apache Trails, Superstition Mountains, and the ancient Hohokam people. It’s also a fun modern city offering interactive museums, Broadway musicals, and the Dolly Steamboat. Don’t miss out on Mesa, there’s something here for everyone.

Located just twenty miles from Phoenix in Arizona, Mesa has beautiful countryside, a stunning horizon, and an enviable climate. The city’s history has been wonderfully curated at the Arizona Museum of Natural History - a gallery that focuses on the natural and cultural history of central Arizona and the greater Southwest. Its fascinating collections include dinosaur exhibits and an insight into the Hohokam civilization, which is believed to have existed between 300 and 1500 AD. Mesa is a pro-family city and even the museums are child-friendly. One of the best is the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation that offers creative hands-on activities and art exhibitions for kids of all ages. If you like the arts you will love Mesa Arts Center! Housed in a unique and remarkable building, this impressive venue has four theatres, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Everyone is welcome in this creative setting to appreciate live entertainment, world-class art exhibitions, and attend art classes. Outdoors the venues are even more interesting. Some of Mesa’s most popular attractions are in the open air. Mesa Grande Cultural Park is a historical highlight where you can view ruins and artifacts from the Hohokam period and a giant, centuries-old ceremonial mound. Book guided tours to fully appreciate the beauty and history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail, and Salt and Verde Rivers. A popular day trip follows the Apache Trail through the mysterious mountains and right into the foothills of the Tonto National Forest. Don’t miss out on a fun cruise across the Saguaro Lake on the Desert Belle, or over Canyon Lake aboard that famous Dolly Steamboat. Mesa has a lively club and restaurant scene so when looking for nighttime entertainment you will be spoilt for choice. Options are diverse and vary from dancing until dawn in a down-to-earth cowboy bar to sipping high-quality tequila on a fancy moonlit veranda.