4 Fun Things to do in Scottsdale This Weekend!

What are you doing this weekend? You know? This October 15th. Haven’t thought that far ahead? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of 4 fun things to do in Scottsdale this weekend.

The theme this time is…awesome animal interactions!


First of all, there are many entertaining options for you to choose from.

But most importantly, interacting with animals is so much fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re a 5-year old child, or a full grown adult in their 50’s: being in the presence of animals you’ve never seen before is memorable and rewarding.

So call up all of your friends and family. Tell them you’ve found 4 fun things to do in Scottsdale this weekend.

Let’s take a look, one by one, at each Scottsdale attraction.

  1. Dolphinaris Arizona

The latest fun place to go in Phoenix is here.Coming this Oct 15th, Dolphinaris Arizona is giving people in the Phoenix area a chance to interact with their amazing dolphins.A lot of people in Arizona have never seen a dolphin before. Even fewer have had a chance to swim with them. Here’s your big opportunity to make a special aquatic friend.

Not in the mood to get wet? Dolphinaris offers a Dolphin Land Experience so you can stay dry. If you want something more interactive, try the Dolphin Swim Experience. When you enter the dolphin lagoon and prepare to be wowed.

Simply stated: dolphins are majestic and marvelous creatures to be around.

Maybe you have a son who’s wondering what to do in life. Give him the Dolphin Trainer Experience. He’ll have the unique opportunity to live a day in the life of a dolphin trainer.

When it’s all over, you’ll realize: there’s nothing quite like swimming with dolphins.

Spaces are being filled up quickly, so save yourself a spot at www.dolphinarisaz.com

  1. Butterfly World

Butterflies are strange creatures. They practically live two completely different lives. They literally morph into something new.
Let’s face it: caterpillars are creepy and ugly. But butterflies? They’re delicate and beautiful. Some of their patterns are stunning to see in person.

At Butterfly World you can witness this magical transformation. 

But there’s more.

They also have insects from the desert, like a scorpion. Watch honeybees do what they do best: make sweet delicious honey.

The best part? They offer free face-painting for kids every Saturday and Sunday.

Check out Butterfly World here.

  1. MacDonald’s Ranch

Do you know what it’s like to be a cowboy?

If you’re curious, come to MacDonald’s Ranch. They have wranglers there. We’re talking real deal wranglers with blue jeans, 10-gallon hats, and closed toed boots. Trust me. These folks know what they’re doing.

They’re going to show you how to ride horseback through the Sonoran Desert. There you’ll have a chance to see “scenic trails with endless views of desert wildlife”.

Already a seasoned cowboy? Looking for a gritty and formidable trail to conquer?

They have horseback rides for you too, cowboy (or gal!). Are you bringing kids? Perfect. Wait till they see the pony.

Here’s their website if you want to take a closer look: MacDonald’s Ranch.

  1. Phoenix Zoo

Lions, bears and tigers, oh my! Yes. You can see all of that and more at the Phoenix Zoo. Are you in Scottsdale? Good news. It’s just a short drive away.

Here are some of the other animals can you see at the Phoenix Zoo:

  • African Lion
  • Andean Bear
  • Asian Elephant
  • Bornean Orangutan
  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Grevy’s Zebra
  • Hamadryas Baboon
  • Jaguar
  • Komodo Dragon

Are you like the neighbor on the sitcom Silicon Valley, who’s completely into ferrets? You’re going to love this. They have a live ferret cam.

Come see all of these incredible animals for yourself.

So what do you think Scottsdale? That should keep you folks entertained this weekend right? So the next time someone asks you ‘what are you doing this weekend?’, just share this article with them. It’s a whole lot easier huh?

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide. Have fun this weekend!

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