20 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR LUKE AFB
IntroductionOnce 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 NoticeDue 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
1. Falcon Dunes Golf Course15100 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.
2. Wigwam Golf Resort451 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
3. Bryant Fitness Center at Luke AFB14053 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.
4. Bell Fitness4850 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 6236808 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.
6. AMC Surprise Pointe 1413649 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.
7. Harkins Theatres Estrella Falls 1615010 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.
8. Uptown Alley13525 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.
9. Main Event Avondale10315 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
10. Aleppo Park940 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.
11. Gateway Park10100 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.
12. Goodyear Community Park3151 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 ParkW 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.
14. White Tank Mountain Regional Park20304 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
15. Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium16501 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!
16. Castles N’ Coasters9445 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
16. West Valley Art Museum8401 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.
17. WHAM Community Art Center16560 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.
18. Martin Auto Museum17641 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 Museum1625 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 Center600 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.
ConclusionThis 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.
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