Fountain HillsUnited States of America

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Visit Fountain Hills

Check out art galleries, vast desert canyons and one of the world’s tallest fountains reach into the sky against a backdrop of the purple-hued McDowell Mountains.

The Town of Fountain Hills is a stunning oasis in the middle of the Arizonan desert. Explore the town’s exciting art trails and creative studios, take in the sights of a world-famous fountain or discover the surrounding region, where stunning mountain ranges roll out as far as the eye can see.

The town is named for its breathtaking man-made fountain, which bursts forth out of the center of Fountain Hills Lake. A local Arizona entrepreneur, Robert McCulloch, built the fountain in 1970. The pride of the town and a truly spectacular sight, the fountain can reach a height of 560 feet (170 meters) on special occasions, making it taller than the Washington Monument, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral and the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Stroll around Fountain Park and you’ll see the monument reach its everyday height of 330 feet (100 meters) every hour. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show or hike along the Lake Overlook Trail for stunning views across the town and beyond.

Downtown, you’ll find a selection of intriguing galleries and local landmarks. Embark on the Fountain Hills Public Art Walk to see 150 different artworks dotted throughout the streets and parks. Grab a map and a guide from the local tourism office or join a docent-led tour for a local insight into the art pieces. Stop by the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery or the Fountain Hills Theater to experience some more local culture. Learn about the region’s heritage at the River of Time Museum, which highlights the Yavapai people, Fort McDowell and the mining prospectors who sought gold and found amethyst.

Explore Fountain Hills’ mesmerizing desert landscapes to reach breathtaking viewpoints and experience Arizona’s spirit for adventure. Go hiking or biking in the McDowell Mountain Preserve or check out Tonto National Park. Visit nearby Saguaro Lake for paddleboat or kayak tour. Ride through the desert hills on horseback or in a four-wheel drive buggy.

The town of Fountain Hills is located in central Arizona and is a half-hour drive from Phoenix’s international airport. The region has plenty of sunny days and mild winters, ensuring you can have outdoors adventures almost year-round.

Where to stay in Fountain Hills

Town Center, Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States of America

Town Center

While there might not be top attractions in Town Center, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Fountain Hills Fountain and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.

Town Center

Top hotels in Fountain Hills

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
12800 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
£87
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Situated in Fountain Hills, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fountain Hills Botanical Garden and Fountain Hills Artists' Gallery. Fountain Hills Fountain ...

3.9/5Good! (1,787 reviews)

"I asked for a room change and it was granted. I wanted a view. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
Inn at Eagle Mountain
Inn at Eagle Mountain
3.5 out of 5
9800 N Summer Hill Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
£202
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6

Located in Eagle Mountain, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Golf Club at Eagle Mountain and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Eagle Mountain ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,561 reviews)

"Competency of front desk staff is horrible! I called them a few times before arrival @ using 2 credit cards to pay for room (my buddy & I were splitting it); Chris took our cards made copies & wrote down CVV but still charged 100% to my Amex. Buddy's nothing. Checked out 1/18/20 with some other ditz ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Inn at Eagle Mountain
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
2.5 out of 5
17105 E Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£94
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14

Located in the heart of Fountain Hills, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Desert Canyon Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Fountain Hills Botanical Garden ...

4.1/5Very Good! (571 reviews)

"The rooms were nice and clean. I enjoyed my overnight stay."…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2019

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale

Popular things to do in Fountain Hills

Taliesin West
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Taliesin West

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Step inside the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s most famous architects. Learn how he bridged the gap between architecture and environment.

Camelback Mountain
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Camelback Mountain

4.5/5(13 reviews)

A distinct “hump” in the landscape offers panoramic views over the Valley of the Sun.

Phoenix Zoo
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Phoenix Zoo

5/5(3 reviews)

This wildlife park often ranks in the top American zoos for families, and is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States.

Sun Devil Stadium
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Sun Devil Stadium

5/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Sun Devil Stadium and enjoy other activities in Tempe such as running.Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's desert landscapes.

Old Town
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Old Town

4.5/5(29 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Old Town, a favourite shopping spot in Scottsdale. Savour the lively bars and top-notch restaurants while in town.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
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Scottsdale Fashion Square

4/5(17 reviews)

With a visit to Scottsdale Fashion Square, a popular shopping spot in Scottsdale, you can browse for souvenirs. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top activities in Fountain Hills

Tee Time in Scottsdale Including Premium Golf Club Rental
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Tee Time in Scottsdale Including Premium Golf Club Rental

£98

Play a fine round of golf at one of several courses in the Scottsdale area - Wildfire Golf Club GC, Talking Stick GC or McCormick Ranch GC. Forget about worrying over the details - we will book your preferred Tee Time and provide Premium Rental Clubs delivered directly to the course of your choosing.

Phoenix Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Phoenix Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

£128

Board a nine-story-tall hot air balloon and let the calm breeze carry you over Phoenix and the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy a champagne toast to celebrate the morning's adventure as you sit back and relish the views of diverse wildlife, dramatic landscapes, and the rich variety of nature.

Grand Canyon with Sedona and Navajo Reservation Day Tour
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Grand Canyon with Sedona and Navajo Reservation Day Tour

£128

Take in Arizona's breathtaking beauty with a tour that takes you to the incredible Grand Canyon and the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop for pictures of Red Rocks of Sedona completes an educational and visually striking journey into the state's heartland.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Sonoran Desert with Gourmet Cuisine
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Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Sonoran Desert with Gourmet Cuisine

£138

Soar through the skies aboard a colorful hot air balloon over the dramatic desert landscapes of Arizona. Float through the air at different elevations to witness gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert's wildlife and amazing cacti.

Musical Instrument Museum Tickets
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Musical Instrument Museum Tickets

£15

Embark on a fascinating journey through sound at the world's largest musical instrument showcase. Hear, see, and feel the spirit of music from around the globe as you explore engaging exhibits for music lovers of all ages at Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum (MIM).

Grand Canyon Tour & Route 66 Tour
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Grand Canyon Tour & Route 66 Tour

£136

Enjoy an amazing day with visits to the Grand Canyon and Route 66 on this tour across the spectacular Arizona desert. From the historic Route 66 to one of America's great natural wonders, you get an up-close look at the region's iconic sights.

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