525 East Main St, Mesa Arizona 85203
The Arizona Temple Visitors' Center is an architectural attraction on 20 landscaped acres. The Temple features biblical paintings, a 10-foot Christ Statue, dioramas, flower gardens, reflection pools and guided tours.
Besides the usual attractions, the visitors' center also features special presentations at Christmas and Easter. The Temple features 600,000 twinkling lights set in the picturesque desert landscape of citrus trees, cacti, and palm trees during Christmas. The lights display 50 life-size figures, including a Nativity scene, the three Wise Men and their camels, and others.
At Easter, celebrate Christ's miraculous Resurrection by attending the free outdoor pageant, Jesus the Christ. The production reenacts events in the Savior's life through music, dance, and drama.
The Visitors' Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.
Other History nearby:
(Glendale) American Museum of Nursing
(New River) Archaeological Adventures of Arizona
(Chandler) Arizona Railway Museum
(Phoenix) Arizona State Capitol Museum
(Mesa) Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
(Coolidge) Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
08/03 Coming to The Mesa area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.