Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Our Top 10 things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell features the best attractions, dining, shopping, casinos, arts, special events, desert adventures and more! Plus enjoy watching videos of Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell and plan your next adventure today!

#1 | World Famous Fountain
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

World Famous Fountain - #1 of Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell!

World Famous Fountain – #1 of Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell!

At its full height of 560 feet, the fountain in the center of Fountain Hills, spectacular for day or night viewing, is higher than the Washington Monument and three times as high as Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park. The World Famous Fountain runs every hour on the hour for 15 minutes from 9 am – 9 pm everyday of the week (weather permitting). Contact the Fountain Hills Visitors Buearu at 480-837-1654 or visit them online at www.experiencefountainhills.org

#2 | Fort McDowell Casino
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Fort McDowell Casino - Enjoy Gaming Action plus Great Food and Entertainment!

Fort McDowell Casino – Enjoy Gaming Action plus Great Food and Entertainment!

At Fort McDowell Casino, find panoramic views, great food, amazing entertainment, Vegas-style gaming, luxury accommodations and award-winning golf! The Fort’s five restaurants offer an amazing variety of dining options, from quick snacks like fresh deli sandwiches to full-course temptations like tender prime rib, mouth-watering crab legs and succulent lobster tails. At the casino, new slot machines and generous promotions fuel the fun. Whether it’s a tournament or a live cash poker game, many win-it-all opportunities await. Call 800-THE-FORT or visit them online at fortmcdowellcasino.com

#3 | Sami Fine Jewelry
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Sami Fine Jewelry - Voted ONE of America's Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores!

Sami Fine Jewelry – Voted ONE of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores!

Sami Fine Jewelry is the destination for Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona Peridot, and Arizona Anthill Garnet! Mined locally, these gemstones are Sami’s very own “desert gem”. Sami Fine Jewelry not only carries an extensive loose stone collection, but offers a large selection of fine gold and silver Arizona gemstone jewelry. With a wide array of price ranges, you will be sure to find a piece of Arizona to take home with you and have a great time doing so! Did we mention they were voted ONE of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry stores! Call 877-376-6323 or visit them online at samifinejewelry.com

#4 | Desert Belle Cruises
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Scenic Cruises on Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle

Scenic Cruises on Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle

Come and enjoy a 90 minute narrated public Cruise with Desert Belle. Relax and see exotic wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic vistas. Experience the magnificence of both desert beauty and natural wildlife on one of the Valley’s hidden treasures, spectacular Saguaro Lake. Mention code “KEY” when booking and SAVE $3.00! 877-749-2848

#5 | We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Fort McDowell Casino Oasis in the Desert

Fort McDowell Casino Oasis in the Desert

Just a chip shot from your guest room at Wekopa Resort is the top-rated We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Rated the #1 public course in Arizona by Golfweek Magazine, the course extends across desert washes and over ridges, flowing flawlessly into greens tucked into foothills and desert arroyos. Views include the Verde and Salt River Valleys, Red Mountain and the Superstition Mountains. 866-660-7700

#6 | Fine Dining
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Fountain Hills features over 30 different dining options! Forget the ordinary and come dine on something extraordinary, featuring many cafes, diners, high end resort restaurants and a specialty chocolate shop! Fountain Hills will have you looking at your everyday meals in the rearview mirror!

#7 | Special Events
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Why live the same day twice? Experience more than 40 special events every year and gain a fresh perspective on what it means to live for the weekend!

#8 | McDowell Mountain Park
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails await through beautiful desert scenery. Look for deer, javelina, coyotes and a multitude of bird species. Whether you are going for a short stroll or looking for a challenge, this is a must do. 480-471-0173

#9 | Lake Overlook Trail
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

An easy-moderate 1.5 mile hike that is accessible from the heart of downtown Fountain Hills and offers some of the outstanding views of the Town and the neighboring Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and surrounding mountains, 480-816-5100.

#10 | Family Friendly
Top 10 Things to do in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell

Jump from sprinkler to sprinkler in our splash pad, roast marshmallows and listen to tales of the old west at Friday Night Franks, or spread out your blanket for a movie in the park for family friendly fun!

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