What to do in Phoenix?

Monday, March 18, 2002 1:29 PM
im going to downtown Phoenix in 2 weeks for the national high school journalism convention, and i was wondering if anyone hase been there and can tell me if there is anything for a group of 16-18 year olds to do.... ive also heard theres a coaster or two there, but can someone give me some helpful info?

*** This post was edited by UpsideBlue on 3/18/2002. ***

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Monday, March 18, 2002 2:36 PM
well, i guess theres nothing to do then. thanks for the help guys
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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:05 PM

Don't get mad at us just because you don't know how to use RCDB.com....now then, go here and find them yourself if you're so impatient

www.rcdb.com

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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:12 PM
im not mad at u guys. i thought someone might have responded a little quicker, thats all. if anyone does know of anything to do in Phoenix, please let me know
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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:14 PM
It was only an hour, sometimes it takes a day or two for a response.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 4:12 PM
Check www.rcdb.com for info. Basically, there are a couple of small coasters at Castles & Coasters. There's also a bunch of natural desert to go hiking in and a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright stuff if you are into architecture and the fighter museum if you are into airplanes.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 11:52 PM

Not much to do in Phoenix for the youthful. Castles n Coasters runs their rides on weekends only. Mini-golf is available every day.

You can try to catch a MLB Spring Training game at any number of facilities, or a Suns or Coyotes game at AWA if you're into sports.

There are some museums and the Titanic exhibit is in Phoenix thru June or July.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:53 AM

First of all, waiting only an hour before ripping into your fellow buzzards does not aid in the process for that 'speedy' reply that you so anticipated. Sometimes, I'll throw a question in a forum that doesn't get noticed or answered for days. Patience, my dear boy.

Secondly, Phoenix is filled with opportunity.....I didn't get a chance to go to Castle's and Coasters because of time, but the city is filled museums, culture, restaurants.....etc. And if you are into the golf scene. The desert courses are amazing (almost dangerous with the amount of Rattlesnakes)......but adventurous, nonetheless. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:00 AM
If you're into one-on-one basketball, you could go check out a Suns Game....(JKidd for Starbury, worst trade EVER, that is unless you're a Nets fan)...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:31 AM
The best thing to do in Phoenix is to drive on by ;)

The Arizona desert is beautiful (despite Phoenix) and were heading into prime season for it right now. Check out your hiking options!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:44 AM

Even though there aren't many coasters, Phoenix is a pretty fun town. Even though I'm a guy, I would have to say there are some of the best malls and shopping centers out there. Check out:

http://www.westcor.com/

http://www.vestar.com/

Also the amount of restraunts out there is somewhat staggering. Just drive up and down Scottsdale road in Scottsdale.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 7:21 AM

I can't believe that not one person mentioned catching an Arizona Diamondbacks play. The BOB is a great stadium and the Diamondbacks look like they will be tough again this year.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 7:41 AM
Look up a restuarant called the "Rustler's Roost". They've got good steaks, and you can even get rattlesnake nuggets! (No, they DON'T taste like chicken!:))

Later,
EV
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"Just remember, wherever you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:57 AM

Valleyfair Fan said:

I can't believe that not one person mentioned catching an Arizona Diamondbacks play.

Actually, VF Fan, I mentioned seeing a MLB (Major Leagu Baseball) Spring Training game. 20 or so MLB teams have a spring training schedule throughout Arizona until the end of March. Regular season play begins April 1. I also suggested (1-on-1) Suns game or a Coyotes NHL game, if you're into sports. And, yes, BOB is a GREAT ballpark! I did leave out the golf issue, only because I didnt figure UpsideBlue and his 16-18yr old friends to be looking for golf. Although Phoenix has more golf courses than the rest of the country combined.

Goooooooooo D-Backs!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:01 AM

As far as restaurants go, I would check out Arrowhead Mall and the surrounding area. I have read that that area already has more restaurants per square mile than any other place, and there are at least 8 more being built right now. Plus the mall is cool, and the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres Spring Training Ballpark is right there (Peoria Sports Complex).

You could check out Rawhide in Scottsdale. Its kinda cheesey old ghost-town, but is waaaaaayyyyy too commercialized.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:05 AM

What to do on the Phoenix? Sit down, hands up and enjoy a fun airtime filled ride :)

Oh, you said what to do in Phoenix? Nevermind!

Chuck, using the old missunderstanding humor :)

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167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:17 PM
Sit down, arms up, and get ready to smell your sweaty armpits. It's gonna be 90 degrees on Thursday.

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My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:24 PM

EchoVictor,

Yeah, Rustler's Roost. The only restaurant where you can ride a slide downstairs to your table! The rattlesnake is pretty tasty.

Upside Blue,

Check out Pinnacle Peak Restaurant as well. And wear an old tie. It's fairly entertaining. Bill Johnson's Big Apple is good food as well. As far as coasters are concerned, there aren't many to choose from, but Desert Storm at Metrocenter is still a pretty decent looper. The food, shopping (don't miss Fashion Square in Scottsdale), and sports are great though! Go Suns!

-Adam

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 7:20 PM

Has anyone ever been to Rawhide in Scottsdale? Its almost identical to Knotts Ghost Town, and has a seriously good steakhouse!

The similarites to KBF are pretty cool, plus they have an interesting little haunt event.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:24 PM

The striking difference between Knotts and Rawhide is:

1. Knotts has 100's of rides and rollercoasters; Rawhide has a stagecoach, a walkthrough fake mine, and a gunfight show.

2. Rawhide's steakhouse is a class eatery, Knotts food is standard fare (except the chicken dinner, of course).

-Corey, Who hasnt been to Rawhide in about 10yrs, so who knows.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

*** This post was edited by LoadedG on 3/21/2002. ***

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