Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Travel Guide

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Papago Park

  • 625 N. Galvin Pkwy. Map It
  • Phoenix
  • Park/Playground

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

An amalgam of hilly desert terrain, streams, and lagoons, this park has picnic ramadas (shaded, open-air shelters), a golf course, a playground, hiking and biking trails, and even largemouth bass and trout fishing. (An urban fishing license is required for anglers ages 15 and over. Visit for more information.) The hike up to landmark Hole-in-the-Rock—a natural observatory used by the native Hohokam to devise a calendar system—is steep and rocky, and a much easier climb up than down. Governor Hunt's Tomb, the white pyramid at the top of Ramada 16, commemorates the former Arizona leader and provides a lovely view.

Sight Information


625 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 5 am–11 pm

Published 11/18/2015


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