Maricopa Area Activities

City of Maricopa residents, visitors and vacationers enjoy quality recreation and entertainment amenities, including award-winning golf courses, community events, cultural activities, and diverse shopping and dining options.

The Southern Dunes Golf Club is located at 48456 Arizona 238, Maricopa, AZ 85139  and The Duke at Rancho El Dorado located at  42660 Rancho El Dorado Pkwy, Maricopa, AZ 85138 are Maricopa's two public golf courses. Southern Dunes' golf course was designed with the help of golf legend Fred Couples and has been named one of Arizona's top five courses. US Open qualifying rounds are held at Southern Dunes each year.

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado has been recognized as one of the top five intermediate priced courses in Arizona, and the most player friendly course in the Phoenix area.

Only 15 miles away is  the Whirlwind Golf Club located at 5692 West North Loop Road Chandler, AZ 85226 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community, located just outside the Maricopa City limits, is home to the Harrah's® Ak-Chin - Resort
which is at 15406 N. Maricopa Rd  Maricopa, AZ 85139. The resort offers slot machines, bingo, live entertainment and dining which includes a very popular all you can eat seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Right next to the Harrahs Casino is the Ultra Stars Multi-Star Entertainment Center at Harrah- Ak-Chin- Maricopa located at 16000 Maricopa Road Maricopa AZ 85139 It encompasses includes , restaurants, a night club , a 24 lane bowling alley, laser tag, and a 12 screen movie theater.
Him-Dak Museum, located in the Ak-Chin Indian Community at 47685 W Eco Museum Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139 , features more than 700 boxes of artifacts, including pottery stone tools, projectiles, some jewelry, carved animal bones and baskets.

Arizona Soaring Incorporated is located 6.5 miles west of Maricopa on SR 347 at 22548 N. Sailport Way Maricopa, AZ 85139 and offers flight training and rides for the casual rider or high-flying thrill seeker.
Skydive Phoenix  at 22548 N Sailport Way, Maricopa, AZ 85139 is ready for you to "drop in" if you dare to be adventurous and want to enjoy some skydiving.  
Located in the southern part of the Maricopa planning area, groups can also tour the infamous Shamrock Farms Dairy located at
40034 W. Clayton Rd. Stanfield AZ 85172.
For Horseback Riding enthusiasts contact Hidden Valley Stables located at 51426 W Sotol Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139 or

 5594 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226  adjacent to The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.
For some old fashioned Wild West cowboy fun and adventure you can visit

For shopping enthusiasts, you can find great deals at the Phoenix Premium Outlet Shoppes  which is 15 miles away just off I-10  at exit 162 at the Wild Horse Pass Casino  located at 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler, AZ 85226,   The Chandler Fashion Center located at 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226  or The Promenade Mall in Casa Grande located at 1005 N Promenade Pkwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85294 which all include a terrific selection of stores to shop at and places to grab a bite to eat..
The City of Maricopa hosts several annual events that attract thousands of attendees, including the Salsa Festival each spring, Great American Barbecue on July 4, and Stagecoach Days celebration in October.