Papago Park

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  • Address: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6024955458
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Park, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

This Municipal Park is not only a “Phoenix Point of Pride” but also listed in the Register of Historic Places in US. This is a beautiful hilly desert park that is also known as the Tempe Papago Park. This place is known mainly for the desert ecosystem it conserves. This includes the gorgeous native cacti species of the Sonoran Desert. The main plant here is the Saguaro Cactus.

The main activities that you can enjoy here are biking, hiking and cycling. This place apart from that is a picnic spot and also has a fire museum, Hunts’ Tomb and the Tomb of the 1st Governor of Phoenix. There are also a number of lakes enhancing the beauty and charm of this region.

Papago Park Travel Tips

  • Carry water and light snacks along with you.
  • Wear a sunglass and apply sunscreen before coming here.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are a must.

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  • Papago Park Address: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
  • Papago Park Contact Number: +1-6024955458
  • Papago Park Timing: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Papago Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Papago Park: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 21.61% of people who visit Phoenix include Papago Park in their plan

  • 46.15% of people start their Papago Park visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Papago Park

Monday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Papago Park

People normally club together Arizona Science Center and South Mountain while planning their visit to Papago Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Papago Park Reviews & Ratings

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    On 03-Jan-2019

    This is an ok urban park. Lots of artificial lakes to walk around. The hole in the rock is worth looking at but is not very big.

  • Loved it! The trails could have been better marked and I never saw a bathroom. Or a map. The parking lots were small. But that's all extra. The place was beautiful and it was so close to town, making it very accessible.

  • Our family enjoyed our visit as we awaited sunset. It offers stunning panoramic views. Hole In The Rock provides a beautiful view of Phoenix and mountain backdrop in the distance. Parking is available near the Rock, though minimal. Use of the parking area at Phoenix Zoo adjacent to the site. It is definitely worth spending some time there. Go early if you want to see the sunset, as it does get busy and crowed.

  • Some mountains, lots of snotty people. Everything a hiking trail needs to be successful in the state of Arizona. Not my favorite place to go since it is still in the city. I am also not much into hiking as it has never been something I enjoyed very much. I'd rather be at the gym, or doing something else more productive.

  • Every time I visit the Phoenix Zoo there's always a great view of the mountains and trails of the park. When I parked I drove all the way To the closest parking lot to the hole in the rock. The trail is pretty steep, but very short and an amazing view. At 7am the weather is just perfect. You are able to fish at the lake, there are bathrooms, wildlife, and also just up another small mountain is Hunts Tomb. It's great for a family day with picnic tables and horse shoe games.

  • Season pass holders and getting cooler outside again to start being a frequent weekend flyer. Highly recommend the annual pass if you go more than a few times and also get discounts on other events and gift shop. Our 4 and 5 yr olds have been dozens of time and still enjoy going. Good exercise too.

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