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20 Of the Best Things to Do Near Luke AFB (2020 Edition)
20 Of the Best Things to Do Near Luke AFB20 Of the Best Things to Do Near Luke AFB

20 Of the Best Things to Do Near Luke AFB (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Once you get settled into your new posting at Luke AFB, you will want to explore the area around the base for things to do. And you’re in luck. The surrounding area, and nearby city of Phoenix, provide plenty to do for you and your family.

We have organized activities into categories below; click any of them to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Luke AFB.

(1-2) Golf Courses
(3-5) Gyms
(6-7) Theaters
(8-9) Bowling
(10-14) Outdoor Recreation
(15) Attractions
(16-20) Museums

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.

Luke AFB Golf Course

Luke AFB Golf Course

Waddell

1. Falcon Dunes Golf Course

15100 W Northern Ave,
Waddell, AZ 85355
Phone: 1 (623) 535-8355

This picturesque 18-hole golf course is open 7 days a week across the street from Luke AFB. It also offers a pro shop and snack bar.

Litchfield Park

2. Wigwam Golf Resort

451 N Old Litchfield Rd,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: 1 (623) 935-9414

Wigwam Resort offers three championship courses and world-class dining experiences for a proper golf escape.

Luke AFB Gym

Luke AFB Gym

3. Bryant Fitness Center at Luke AFB

14053 W Shooting Star,
Glendale, AZ 85309
Phone: 1 (623) 856-6241

Recently remodeled, Bryant Fitness Center has a friendly staff, updated facilities, and equipment specialized for military personnel.

Litchfield Park

4. Bell Fitness

4850 N Litchfield, Park Rd #106,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: 1 (623) 536-2537

Bell Fitness offers an alternative to the traditional gym with a focus on small group workout classes.

5. CrossFit 623

6808 N Dysart Rd Suite 164,
Glendale, AZ 85307
Phone: 1 (845) 248-0815

CrossFit 623 provides customized workout schedules and a total fitness program with everything from personal trainers to nutrition coaches.

Movie Theaters

Surprise

6. AMC Surprise Pointe 14

13649 Litchfield Rd,
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: 1 (623) 584-3884

Smack in the middle of a center of restaurants and a bowling alley (which we will talk about here in a moment), this AMC is sure to be the centerpiece of a good night out.

Goodyear

7. Harkins Theatres Estrella Falls 16

15010 W McDowell Rd,
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 1 (623) 223-1105

Harkins offers a multiplex that screens blockbuster films and a few independent movies as well.

Bowling Near Luke AFB

Bowling

Surprise

8. Uptown Alley

13525 N Litchfield Rd,
Surprise, AZ 85379
Phone: 1 (623) 975-7529

Uptown Alley is a massive bowling center featuring a little of everything. Supplement your night of bowling with an arcade, live music, and karaoke bar.

Avondale

9. Main Event Avondale

10315 W McDowell Rd,
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: 1 (623) 936-5300

The Main Event has it all. Bowling, laser tag, billiards, rock wall climbing, mini-golf, you name it, they got it.

Luke AFB Outdoor Rec

Luke AFB Outdoor Rec

Litchfield Park

10. Aleppo Park

940 W Village Pkwy,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

A nearly four and a half-acre park, Aleppo features two basketball courts, a soccer field, sand volleyball courts, and covered picnic areas.

El Mirage

11. Gateway Park

10100 N El Mirage Rd,
El Mirage, AZ 85335
Phone: 1 (623) 972-8116

Gateway Park is ready to take up your day with just about any activity you can think of. Amenities include two baseball fields, a dog park, basketball courts, and even a splash fountain to beat the heat.

Goodyear

12. Goodyear Community Park

3151 N Litchfield Rd,
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 1 (623) 882-7525

Goodyear Community Park also boasts many great facilities. There are baseball fields and basketball courts, but you can find four tennis courts and a skate park here as well.

13. Bullard Wash Park

W McDowell Rd,
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 1 (623) 882-7525

Perfect for a quick hike, Bullard Park has a mile-long trail. And at 61 acres total, this park is ideal for feeling like you’re getting away without having to go far from Luke AFB.

Waddell

14. White Tank Mountain Regional Park

20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd,
Waddell, AZ 85355
Phone: 1 (623) 935-2505

If you really want to feel like you are getting out into nature, it’s time to head for White Tank Mountain. With hiking, camping, horseback riding, this Regional Park is perfect for a nearby get-away.

Attractions Near Luke AFB

Attractions Near Luke AFB

Litchfield Park

15. Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W Northern Ave,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: 1 (623) 935-9453

The Wildlife World Zoo is just around the corner from Luke AFB. Featuring animals and sea life from all over the world, the zoo is sure to be an excellent outing for the entire family. There’s even a roller coaster!

Phoenix

16. Castles N’ Coasters

9445 N Metro Pkwy E,
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: 1 (602) 997-7575

Just 14 miles from Luke AFB lies an amusement park adventure. Castles N’ Coasters has looping roller coasters, go-karts, bumper boats, the 120-foot Skydriver, and much more.

Luke AFB Museums

Luke AFB Museums

Peoria

16. West Valley Art Museum

8401 W Monroe St,
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: 1 (623) 972-0635

Featuring a diverse display of art from all over the world, West Valley Art Museum sits right next to Centennial Plaza and Peoria Public Library.

Surprise

17. WHAM Community Art Center

16560 N Dysart Rd,
Surprise, AZ 85378
Phone: 1 (623) 584-8311

This community art center features art classes, galleries of local artists, poetry readings, and more.

Phoenix

18. Martin Auto Museum

17641 N Black Canyon Hwy,
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Phone: 1 (602) 298-2377

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, Martin’s Auto Museum is perfect for the car lover. Martin’s has rare cars from every era with over 75 current automobiles in the collection.

19. Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 1 (602) 257-1880

A little farther out from Luke AFB, the Phoenix Art Museum boasts the largest collection in the region. From classic to modern, art styles from around the world are on display.

20. Arizona Science Center

600 E Washington St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 1 (602) 716-2000

A hands-on science center perfect for kids located about 40 minutes from Luke AFB. A great location for an interactive educational experience for the entire family.

Conclusion

This is just a sampling of the many things you will discover in and around Luke AFB. Be sure to ask neighbors and friends in the area for more local hot spots and things to do.

Whether it’s hiking, golfing, or just a night out at the movies, we hope that you and your family enjoy the activities around Luke AFB. And don’t forget to plan a drive into Phoenix every once in a while for the great selection of activities available there.

 

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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