If you are looking for things do in Gilbert, Arizona then you will not be disappointed with the range of attractions that are on offer. Some of the most popular places to visit are listed below.
Cosmo Dog Park
You do not need to have a dog to enjoy all the facilities that are on offer at this park. The 17-acre park has a lot of beautiful features and is perfect for just strolling around. If you are taking your canine friend, then there is plenty for them to enjoy such as a lake for swimming, obstacle course, and drinking fountains, in particular for dogs.
If you are visiting Gilbert during the week of Gilbert Days in November, then you will not be able to avoid noticing that this celebration is taking place. Gilbert Days celebrates the Western heritage of the town and cowboys, and their horses will be on every corner. Events that take place during the week include a rodeo, dances, barrel racing and a parade.
More Information: http://gilbertdays.org
Freestone Park is set over 65-acres, and there is enough to do here to fill a whole day. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, then there are plenty of picturesque and secluded areas in the park. For those that are feeling a bit more active, there are courts for basketball and baseball. Other attractions at the park include a playground, miniature train, and Ferris wheel. There are things here that the whole family will enjoy.
Big League Dreams Park
This park has scaled down versions of some of the most famous ballparks in the United States such as Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field. Youth baseball and softball games take place here throughout the year, and these games are always open to spectators. If you are feeling hungry during your visit, then you may want to pay a visit to the Stadium Club restaurant for lunch or dinner. The park is also home to an indoor soccer pavilion, batting cages, and flag football fields.
More Information: http://gilbert.bigleaguedreams.com
Riparian Preserve At Water Ranch
The Riparian Preserve At Water Ranch is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There are over 200 species of birds that currently call Riparian their home and this number is rising all the time. Some trails take you all around the preserve and following these can be an excellent way to discover the everything the park has to offer. If you would like to camp here, then you will have to reserve a site in advance.
Gilbert Historical Museum
The Gilbert Historical Museum is located in the building that uses to be Gilbert Elementary School which opened in 1913. There are nine different exhibit rooms at the museum which has been open for over thirty years. These exhibits focus on aspects of the town’s past such as life in the Old West, occupations of the town and school life.
More Information: https://gilberthistoricalmuseum.org
Gilbert Heritage District
The heritage district is located in the most historic area of Gilbert, and this area is undergoing something of an economic redevelopment at the moment. Liberty Market is a must visit the restaurant which started life as a grocery store in 1935. The heritage district is also home to the Hale Center Theater And Art Intersection which offers some art and photography exhibitions.
Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory
The observatory is managed and operated completely by volunteers. The telescope at the observatory is 16 inches in diameter and offers great views of the moon and planets such as Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The observatory is open to the public every Friday and Saturday night, and it also opens for special astronomical events.
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