WIGWAM HISTORY TOURS
Experience the storied history of The Wigwam with a guided tour from one of our experienced Storytellers. The tour begins in the oldest part of the resort, The Organizational House what is now referred to as the Fireplace Room, and stops at important locations around the Resort and City of Litchfield Park. For more information, visit the Guest Services desk or call (623) 935-3811. Tours available with advanced reservation.
Our Concierge staff will be happy to assist you in planning day trips around the state, hot air balloon rides, sunset trail rides, shopping excursions, art walks and much more.
Stretch your adventure barometer and go off the beaten trails for a closer look at the Arizona desert. Hiking areas are plentiful at the nearby White Tank Mountains.
CHALLENGER SPACE CENTER
Located at 21170 W. 83rd Avenue, Peoria (623) 322-2001, the Challenger Space Center is an ideal location for large group activities. LEARN MORE >
Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. 401 E. Jefferson, Phoenix (602) 462-6409. LEARN MORE >
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix (480) 941-1225. LEARN MORE >
Three major professional golf tournaments have regular stops in the Greater Phoenix area: The Waste Management Open (PGA), the Safeway Classic (LPGA) and The Tradition (Champions Tour).
GILA RIVER ARENA
Gila River Arena is home to the Phoenix Coyotes NHL ice hockey team. The arena also offers concerts, family shows, boxing and wrestling. Located west of historic downtown and Northwest of Sky Harbor Airport, Gila River Arena has convenient access from Loop 101, which is accessible from Interstate 10 and only 12 minutes from our resort! Tickets can be arranged through the hotel concierge. 6520 N. 91st Avenue, Glendale (623) 772-3200. LEARN MORE >
Phoenix is also home to many different types of motor sports. Included on the annual calendar are Indy Car and NASCAR events at nearby Phoenix International Raceway, drag racing at Manzanita Speedway and boat racing at Firebird International Raceway. LEARN MORE >
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Central Avenue & McDowell Road, Phoenix (602) 257-1222
Groundbreaking exhibitions that will fascinate, entertain, and educate. From the four corners of the world, from ancient to modern, from masters to rising stars, see what the Phoenix Art Museum has on display now. LEARN MORE >
Home to more than 1, 300 animals and many endangered and threatened species, the Zoo is dedicated to providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix (602) 273-1341. LEARN MORE >
SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL
As Greater Phoenix plays host to 13 major league baseball teams each spring as part of the Cactus League, The Wigwam is proud to be the closest to resort to many of the ball parks to catch the action. The San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, LA Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and the Anaheim Angels conduct their spring training here in the Phoenix area while the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies train in Tucson. The Wigwam is located just minutes from Surprise Stadium, Goodyear Ball Park, Camelback Ranch, and The Peoria Sports Complex, the Spring Training homes of four Major League teams. LEARN MORE >
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM
Home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, the 2008 & 2015 Super Bowls and also home to the 2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl and the 2016 NCAA National Championship Game. The Wigwam is the closest resort to the stadium and the perfect choice for traveling fans, alumni and sports enthusiasts. Maryland Avenue and Bethany Home Road between the Loop 101 and 91st Ave, Glendale. LEARN MORE >
TALKING STICK ARENA
Home of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Rattlers arena football team and Phoenix Mercury, The arena hosts more than 200 diverse sports and entertainment events each year. 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix (602) 379-7800. LEARN MORE >
WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO
The Wildlife World Aquarium’s campus-like design is unique with some 75 indoor exhibits featuring fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles located in three, soon to be four, buildings. 16501 W. Northern Avenue, Litchfield Park (623) 935-WILD (9453). LEARN MORE >
PHOENIX MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates global musical diversity through live presentations of high-quality traditional, contemporary, instrumental, and vocal music from around the world. LEARN MORE >
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES IN ARIZONA
If you’re a college football fan, the month of December is one of the most exciting times of the year. The Bowl games are announced and if you’re one of the passionate and lucky fans traveling to see your team play for the final time this season, you must act fast and plan ahead.
Each year, Arizona hosts three or four bowl games in addition to the National Championship Game in January 2016. The Wigwam is the closest resort to all of your football action at the University of Phoenix Football Stadium and we offer the most to traveling fans. Our staff is here to help you so that you not only enjoy your stay at Arizona’s most renowned and historic resort, but you also experience the entire state at the highest level. Whether you want to do some local sightseeing, experience local restaurants, discover the local shopping scene, or take a road trip to Sedona, our team can help you schedule the best things to do in Arizona before and after the big game.