Located in Metropolitan Phoenix, Chandler embodies an active lifestyle with easy access to outdoor recreation with endless family-fun, award-winning events, world-class golf facilities, and a vibrant downtown. Chandler visitors will enjoy the diverse community with its fabulous restaurants of every cuisine, premier shopping, arts and culture and a wide range of things to do all year-round. Come disconnect and discover more in Chandler.
Top 10 Attractions in Chandler
1. Chandler Fashion Center
Plan a great escape after a day of meetings and throw in a bit of entertainment and rejuvenation – its a snap at Chandler Fashion Center, the state’s second largest mall. With seasonal concert series, special events, entertainment, and dozens of full-service restaurants with a variety of national and local boutiques, this is a must stop on your next trip! Grab a great photo in front of world renowned artist, Kelsey Montague’s original, interactive mural.
2. Crayola Experience
Opening in 2019, Crayola’s premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction features dozens of hands-on activities where families can come together and create colorful memories.
3. Downtown Chandler
Downtown Chandler is home to a densely packed array of eateries offering the best in local brew, wine and hand-crafted cocktails coupled with top notch eats. In addition to great sips and bites, visitors will find boutique shops, entertainment and more than 60 events each year with a cozy, neighborhood vibe
4. The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art
This free, corporate art gallery is a hidden gem and boasts one of the world’s most extensive collections of Western American and American Indian Art. The gallery features more than 3,000 pieces of art in a wide array of mediums including Apache and Pima basketry, Navajo and Zuni jewelry, bronze, wood and natural stone sculptures, Hopi kachinas, acrylics, oil paintings, watercolors, charcoal drawings and more.
5. Chandler Center for the Arts
The Chandler Center for the Arts provides a robust arts season with performances that will delight and visual arts exhibits that will inspire. With a diverse range of events and performances including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, GRAMMY® Award winners and emerging artists, you’re sure to find a great performance at this beautiful facility.
6. Veterans Oasis Park
With more than 100 acres of wetlands and desert habitats, hiking and biking trails, urban birding and fishing, picnic areas and more – this is a great outdoor recreation area. The park is also home to the self-guided Chandler Solar System Walk and the Sonoran Sunset concert series, October through March.
7. Chandler Museum
The Chandler Museum campus features both locally produced and nationally traveling exhibits exploring culture, history, and art and serves as the East Valley History Center for researchers. The museum boosts a new 10,000 square foot facility adjacent to the historic McCullough-Price House. The modern building is the centerpiece of the new museum campus, designed to complement the historic house, preserving and honoring the past while representing Chandler’s progress as a community with a bright future. On Saturdays, the museum offers family activities.
8. Play Golf on Arizona’s first grass course, the San Marcos Golf Course
With more than 250 golf courses located in metro Phoenix, one might say it all started here at the San Marcos Golf Course. While it wasn’t Arizona’s first golf course, the 18-hole course at the San Marcos Golf Course was the first to feature grass instead of sand. Test your skills where celebrities, politicians, and professional golfers have teed off since 1913.
9. Escape Chandler
Recognized at one of the Top 5 Escape Rooms in the Western United States by the American Automobile Association (AAA) - this physical adventure game will delight!
10. Arizona Railway Museum
Dedicated to showcasing the history and heritage of the railroads of Arizona and the Southwest, the outdoor, open-air museum features a re-creation of the Chandler train depot and a number of restored train cars from various time periods in addition to original rail company china and glass.