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2016 Official Visitors Guide

A Pocket Guide for the Surprise, AZ Visitor

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Visitor Center

Table of Contents Visitor Center / Weather / Awards & Rankings...........................4 - 5 About Surprise.......................................................................................... 7 - 8 Events................................................................................................................. 9 Restaurants....................................................................................10, 11 - 14 Sports......................................................................................................15 - 17 Spring Training.....................................................................................19 - 20 Recreation / Entertainment............................................................21 - 22 Kansas City Royals.............................................................................23 - 26 Texas Rangers.......................................................................................27 - 30 Golfing.................................................................................................... 31 - 34 Area Map............................................................................................... 35 - 38 Hotels & Lodging / Nearby Side Trips................................. 18, 39 - 42 Hiking .....................................................................................................43 - 50 Education / Arts & Culture............................................................. 51 - 54 Nature, Parks & Zoos........................................................................ 55 - 58 Services / Retail / Medical / Attractions........................... 59 - 62, 70 Real Estate / Relocation............................................................. 6, 63 - 66 Did You Know?.................................................................................... 67 - 68 Visitor Center Staff / Volunteers........................................................... 69 Important Phone Numbers..................................................................... 69

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Visitor Center

16126 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 Phone: 623.583.0692 www.VisitSurpriseAZ.com

Visitor Center Hours Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is the Area’s Official Designated Marketing Organization as recognized by the State of Arizona. Through the visitor center, mobile-ready website and in our printed directories, tourists and visitors can find in-depth and valuable visitor information on everything from hotels to dining and shopping and other places to visit throughout the area. We distribute information about things to do in Surprise at spring training games and to more than sixty visitor centers around the state, including all Phoenix Sky Harbor airport terminal visitor kiosks and related rental car terminals. The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization in the Surprise area that supports local businesses and advocates on their behalf. The Chamber is uniquely positioned to help local businesses obtain their fair share of the multi-billion dollar travel industry in Arizona. The money that visitors spend on various goods and services while in Surprise produces business receipts at these firms, which in turn generate earnings and employment for Surprise residents. In addition, state and local governments collect taxes that are generated from visitor spending, which further benefits our city. No other organization is invested in the business community like the Chamber. This is your new Chamber! 2016 Official Visitors Guide

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Weather Data: www.Weather.Com

Weather AVERAGE HIGH (F)

AVERAGE LOW (F)

PRECIPITATION (IN.)

JANUARY

68

42

1.0

FEBRUARY

72

45

1.3

MARCH

78

50

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APRIL

86

56

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MAY

95

65

0.1

JUNE

104

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JULY

107

80

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AUGUST

105

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SEPTEMBER

100

73

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OCTOBER

89

60

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NOVEMBER

76

48

0.7

DECEMBER

66

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Awards & Rankings Fastest Growing City in Arizona www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2014/12/05/surprise-goodyear-among-top-10-fastest-growing-u-s.html

Ranked 9th Safest City in Nation www.parenting.com/family-time/home/top-10-safest-cities-america-2014?page=1

Best High Schools: Shadow Ridge and Valley Vista High School (2nd Consecutive Wins) www.yourwestvalley.com/schools/article_ae2e9bd6-0966-11e5-8f3d-ff694f942146.html

National Finalist in the 2015 MetLife Foundation/ Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Awards www.gu.org/OURWORK/Programs/BestIntergenerationalCommunities.aspx

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About Surprise

Located along U.S. 60, northwest of Phoenix, Surprise is one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. Today, Surprise is a 74-square-mile city on the move. Flanked by one of Arizona’s largest mountain preserves, and situated in the saguaro-dotted Sonoran Desert on the northwestern edge of the Valley of the Sun, it’s no “surprise” that Surprise was named Arizona’s fastest growing city four times in recent years. Even the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers decided to take up residence here. The once sleepy squaremile farming community surprised just about everyone when it successfully courted the two teams away from their Florida training homes. The Cactus League Spring Training facility and stadium, along with a regional library, aquatic center, recreation center, and 57-acre passive park are the centerpieces of this new squaremile-plus downtown development, putting Surprise well on its way to becoming the playground of the West Valley. Looking for some cool and affordable summer fun? Surprise’s 10,562-square-foot Aquatics Center takes swimming beyond the box. It includes a 4,700 square7

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foot water play area with zero depth entry, eight-lane competitive pool, diving well with two one-meter boards, two slides, splash pads, vortex whirlpool, classroom, concessions and more. Hike or bike to a rare desert waterfall at White Tank Regional Park located on the western edge of Surprise. Waterfall Trail is a very popular and easy hike, suitable for the entire family. Hit the greens at one or all of Surprise’s championship golf courses. Cimarron at Sun City Grand, was designed by Greg Nash. Play tennis, racquetball and table tennis at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. They have leagues as well as drop-in tennis. From time to time you can also catch professional exhibition tennis here. A one-stop-shop for family entertainment, Uptown Alley has bowling, laser tag and games, as well as a full service restaurant and night life opportunities for the adult crowd. Be sure to check out the Wild World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park or take the family to one of two pickyour-own citrus farms. Spend a day at Maricopa County’s northwest regional library. The $5.5 million,

20,000-square-foot library features a gift shop, and many public access flat screen computers and separate adult, teen and child areas with greenhouse reading rooms overlooking a five-acre lake. Be sure to visit the 12’x78’ mosaic that depicts the history of Surprise. Stunning natural beauty is just the beginning in Surprise, where art and culture extend to all corners of the city and include everything from fine arts, galleries to local traditional

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crafts and performances. Be sure to check out Arts’ HQ, the City Hall art collection or WHAM’s new showroom. The City also hosts several unique special events that are must-see activities like Fiesta Grande (October), Surprise Party (December) or the Second Sunday in the Park (Sept. to Spring). The festive events include live bands, hot-air balloons, food and treats for the entire family. Enjoy your visit to Surprise, Arizona!

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嘀䤀匀䤀吀 伀唀刀 FIESTA GRANDE (OCTOBER) 15850 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2000

This festive community event held in the city’s Original Town Site is about bringing people together to celebrate both the history and the future of the city and the important role Grand Avenue plays to Surprise and the region. The inaugural Surprise Fiesta Grande was held in October 2014 and featured live music, authentic Mexican food, festive beverages, dancing, a car show and a kid zone with a piñata plaza and interactive games. DETAILS: surpriseaz.gov SECOND SUNDAY IN THE PARK (SEPTEMBER - SPRING) 15930 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2000

From September through spring the city hosts Second Sunday in the Park with a live band, ranging from Spanish guitar to Irish music to a Neil Diamond cover band. There’s also roaming entertainment such as Renaissance Festival folk at Surprise Community Park. Families can picnic among the face painters and balloon twisters or purchase food from vendors. Most attractions are free. DETAILS: surpriseaz.gov SURPRISE PARTY (DECEMBER) 15850 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2000

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goes on for days. Revelers enjoy hot-air balloons, skydivers, live music, a classic-car show, a tree-lighting ceremony, elephant and camel rides in December. Get in some holiday shopping, too, with an arts and crafts festival featuring one-of-a-kind gifts. DETAILS: surpriseaz.gov SPECIAL OLYMPICS STATE FALL GAMES 15960 N. Bullard Ave. 602.230.1200

The Special Olympics State Fall Games bring competitors in swimming, softball and bocce together in a quest to qualify for the national tournament. The two-day competition with additional events, highlights the hard work and heart of 1,200 Special Olympic athletes. DETAILS: specialolympicsarizona.org SURPRISE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL (JANUARY) 15960 N. Bullard Ave.
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Thunderbird Artists produce an extraordinary festival, set within 180 acres on the Surprise Recreation Campus. This event warrants a weekend stay for the whole family to enjoy. DETAILS:thunderbirdartists.com/events

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City of Surprise Poll The City of Surprise launched a retail survey and nearly 3,000 people responded. Here is the list of the most-frequented and most-loved dining spots! (These eateries are not listed in rank order) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

• Nick’s Diner I & II • Jim’s Burgers and Eggs • Vogue Bistro • Saigon Kitchen • Amuse Bouche • Archie’s Deli

• New York Flavor • Big Buddha • Babbo Italian Eatery • Rio Mirage • Uptown Alley

Restaurant Directory

CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL 14043 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.214.3299 www.carrabbas.com

CHICK-FIL-A 13725 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.584.7795 www.chick-fil-a.com

DILLON’S KC BBQTHUNDERBIRD 8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria 623.979.5353 www.dillonsrestaurant.com

DILLON’S KC BBQWILDLIFE WORLD ZOO

CHILI’S BAR & GRILL

16335 W. Northern Ave, Litchfield Park 623.535.4249 www.dillonsrestaurant.com

13765 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.975.1433 www.chilis.com

FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS

CHINA BUFFET 17119 N Litchfield Rd., STE 20, Surprise 623.584.9198

CULVER’S RESTAURANT 16145 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.218.6575 www.culvers.com

AMUSE BOUCHE

BIG BUDDHA

17058 W. Bell Rd #104, Surprise 623.322.8881 www.amusebouche.biz

16572 W. Greenway Rd #115, Surprise 623.266.3328 www.bigbuddhaaz.com

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BIRT’S BISTRO

15332 W. Bell Rd #101, Surprise 623.234.8008 www.archiesdeli.com

16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise 623.584.4999 www.benevilla.org/birts-bistro

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DILLON’S KC BBQ BAYOUPLEASANT HARBOR, LAKE PLEASANT

15609 W. Bell Rd #100, Surprise 623.825.1919 www.babboitalian.com

13882 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.546.7672 www.buffalwildwings.com

40202 N 87th Ave, Peoria 928.501.2227 www.dillonsrestaurant.com

DILLON’S KC BBQARROWHEAD 20585 N 59th Ave, Glendale 623.566.8100 www.dillonsrestaurant.com

14029 W. Waddell, Surprise 623.214.9624 www.freddysusa.com

HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS 11340 W. Bell #103A, Surprise 623.583.7300

IRISH WOLFHOUND RESTAURANT & PUB 16811 N. Litchfield Rd., STE. 102-104, Surprise 623.214.1004 www.irishwolfhoundpub.com

JIM’S BURGERS AND EGGS 17019 W. Greenway Rd #118, Surprise 623.584.8833

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LAS FUENTES MEXICAN GRILL & BAR 13621 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise 623.214.9256 www.lasfuentesmexicangrill.com

MCDONALDS 14553 W. Grand Ave., 15525 W. Greenway Rd., Surprise 623.214.7842 • 623.214.5599 www.mcdonalds.com

NEW YORK FLAVOR 15170 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.266.2520 www.newyorkflavor.com

NICK’S DINER I & II 14010 N Litchfield Rd., Surprise 623.328.5347 www.nicksdiner2.com

NYPD PIZZA 13980 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.544.6915 www.AZNYPDPIZZA.COM

PAPA MURPHYS 15559 W Bell Rd., Surprise 10659 Grand Ave., Sun City 623.214.4888 • 623.972.3230 www.papamurphys.com

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RED EMBERS @ UPTOWN ALLEY 13525 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise 623.975.PLAY (7529) www.Uptownalleysurprise.com

RED ROBIN 14015 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.556.9066 www.redrobin.com

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14043 W. Bell Road Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 214-3299

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RIO MIRAGE 13863 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.975.1527 www.riomiragecafe.com

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RITO’S 15643 N. Reems Rd., Surprise 623.546.3835

SAIGON KITCHEN 14071 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.544.6400 www.saigonkitchenaz.com

UNI SUSHI & STEAK 17191 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise 623.546.7669

VOGUE BISTRO 15411 W Waddell Rd #108, Surprise 623.544.9109 www.voguebistro.com

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Sports

Whether you’re a spectator, participant or a little of both, Arizona is a sports lover’s paradise. With year-round sunny skies, you never have to lose a day or two of your vacation due to inclement weather. Surprise is the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers baseball teams. These Major League Baseball teams use Surprise Stadium for their activities. Surprise is also a popular destination for fans who want close proximity to Phoenix and Glendale for Major League Baseball’s 2001 World Champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and NFL’s Arizona Cardinals both play in nearby Glendale. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Spring Training at Surprise Stadium (March)

15930 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2000 Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home to the Kansas City Royals and Texas

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Rangers. Surprise Stadium seats 10,500 fans and is located on a 124-acre site that includes six full practice fields and a half field, as well as separate clubhouse and office facilities.

Tennis and Racquet

14469 W. Paradise Ln. 623.222.2400 As part of the city’s Recreation Campus, Surprise is also home to the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex (STRC). Since its opening in August 2007, the complex has received numerous awards. Most recently, it was named the 2008 Outstanding Facility of the Year by the USTA. The complex hosts various professional events throughout the year, including the Outback Champion Series tour, a USTA Pro Circuit event, and many USTA regional and sectional events. In 2009 the complex was chosen as the site for the Fed

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Cup Quarter Final between the USA and Argentina. Play tennis, racquetball and table tennis at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. They have leagues as well as drop-in tennis. From time to time you can also catch professional exhibition tennis here.

Proximity to NASCAR®

7602 S. Avondale Blvd.
 623.463.5400 Surprise is conveniently located close to Avondale, home of Phoenix International Raceway, which hosts some of the largest crowds in the state for NASCAR® and Indy races. Surprise offers easy access to Avondale via the new Loop 303.

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Proximity to Phoenix and Glendale: Diamondbacks, Suns, Mercury, Coyotes and Cardinals

Various Locations Surprise is also a popular destination for fans who want close proximity to Phoenix and Glendale for Major League Baseball’s 2001 World Champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and NFL’s Arizona Cardinals both play in nearby Glendale.

Surprise Aquatic Center

15831 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2500. There’s swimming — always welcome in the desert heat — and there’s swimming plus amusement park fun at the

Surprise Aquatic Center. The 4,700-square-foot water play area with a zero-depth area also features two water slides, a flume, a tunnel and a vortex whirlpool. A competition pool, a diving well and two, one-meter diving boards give more serious swimmers a chance to hone their skills.

Surprise Urban Lake

15930 N. Bullard Ave. 623.222.2000 PARK HOURS: Sunrise to 10 p.m. SIZE: 5 acres. MAXIMUM Depth: 12 feet. For more information and bag limits contact Surprise Community and Recreation Services 623.222.2000. Fish include catfish, trout, bass, sunfish, white amur. Limits apply and permits are required

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Spring Training

Enjoy our sun-filled, warm March weather and exciting MLB in Surprise. Voted the best place to catch a spring training game, Surprise Stadium is the proud Cactus League home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

Spring Training Tickets: The Lowdown

Here’s our overview of the various ways you can buy spring training tickets, from safe and early to speculative and down the road. To begin with, you need to know that there’s no one date when all MLB teams place spring training tickets on sale. Each team sets a sale date, sometimes with very little warning.

Working with Teams

Buying a ticket directly from a team will usually be the cheapest and most convenient option. With popular teams, the selection will be limited. Every team sells spring season tickets-bought mostly by locals and snowbirds-and the best tickets in any spring ballpark are controlled by these season ticket

holders. The MLB teams are also set up best to sell massive amounts of tickets in a short amount of time, as the beginning of spring training ticket sales can best be described as a feeding frenzy. This means tens of thousands of fans rush to obtain tickets for specific games. There are four ways to order spring training tickets directly from MLB teams: via telephone, via the Internet, in person, and via the U.S. Mail. We’ll describe each. • Via telephone. Most tickets are sold via phone sales. This can be a frustrating way of doing things, as you’re likely to encounter some busy signals or long wait times when tickets first go on sale. You’ll also pay a ticketing fee for the convenience of buying tickets. • Via the Internet. Every team sells spring training tickets via the Internet. There are some pluses and minuses to this approach. On the one hand, you can bypass clogged phone lines and make your purchases directly (although Ticketmaster has implemented the equivalent of telephone wait times when you buy popular tickets online). And yes, you’ll also pay a ticketing fee for the convenience of buying tickets. • In person. Most teams sell spring training tickets at their main ticket office at the major league ballpark, the spring training ticket office, or local team stores. • Via U.S. Mail. Some teams sell tickets via the mail. You send in your money for a price range and you take whatever tickets the team decides to send you. Will you receive the best tickets in your price range? Depends on the whims of a ticket rep with the team.

For tickets, schedules, pricing, etc. • Call the Box Office at 623-222-2222. • www.surprisespringtraining.com • www.springtrainingonline.com

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2015 RECAP 7th division title and first since 1985

Won the franchise’s 2nd World Championship and first in 30 years.

95-67 record

Set a Major League Postseason record, winning seven games after trailing by multiple runs at some point during the contest.

2,708,549 Home attendance 7 All-Stars Salvador perez (c) alcides escobar (ss) alex gordon (OF) Lorenzo cain (OF) Kelvin Herrera (RP) WADE DAVIS (RP) mike moustakas (3b)

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Salvador Perez was unanimously named the World Series Most Valuable Player. Eric Hosmer drove in a Royals record 17 RBI DURING the postseason

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WORST TO FIRST

THE 2015 TEXAS RANGERS

The Texas Rangers were three games under .500 and eight games out of first place on July 31 when they announced they had acquired pitcher Cole Hamels along with reliever Jake Diekman from the Phillies for five prospects and veteran left-hander Matt Harrison. The Rangers ostensibly made the trade for the future as much as the present. Hamels is signed through 2018 so it was perceived the Rangers made the deal primarily with the idea of him being at the head of their rotation for three more years beyond this season. But Hamels, escaping a last-place team, came to Texas with the belief that the Rangers could still get back into the playoff race. "There's still a chance, and I like knowing that," Hamels said at the time. "I know I can help be a part of that for the Rangers, and that's what I'll look to do. ... I just want to be a part of it and do what I can. My expectations are to go out there and win ball games." Hamels refusal to concede 2015 as a lost cause carried throughout the Rangers’ clubhouse on a team that seemed to spend much of the first four months barely holding on to any playoff hopes. But over the final two months, the Rangers were one of the hottest teams in baseball, posting a 38-22 record and overcoming a 9.0 game deficit to win the American League Western Division Title on the final day of the season. In the American League Division Series against Toronto, the Rangers won the first two games before dropping the final three contests to lose in heartbreaking fashion. But that took nothing away from a remarkable turnaround season. After a 67-95 season in 2014, Texas became just the second American League team in history to make the postseason a year after having the league’s worst record. “I knew since spring training we believed this is a good team that could contend in the division,” third baseman Adrian Beltre said. “Even though we got hit with (injuries), 2016 Official Visitors Guide

we still had a good team and we were able to hang around and look where we are right now. Last year at this time we were out of it. This year we are playing for something. It has been great, great for the team.” The turnaround came even though the Rangers made relatively few moves in the off-season. The most significant off-season announcement came on October 16. That’s when the Rangers announced the hiring of Jeff Banister to be the 18th full-time manager in club history. The first-year skipper went on to be selected as the BBWAA 2015 American League Manager of the Year. "Jeff is a winner and a survivor," Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels said. "He is an impressive guy to meet. You can understand how he can command a room. The passion for winning and getting to know people as a person before the player stands out the most.” And the players performed. Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland rebounded from an injury-plagued 2014 to post strong offensive seasons at designated hitter and first base. Second baseman Rougned Odor came back from a May minor league demotion to bat .292 in his final 92 games. Rightfielder Shin-Soo Choo survived a very slow start to post the second best average in the majors after the All-Star break at .343. Shortstop Elvis Andrus and Beltre gave the Rangers strength on the left side of the infield and Rule 5 selection Delino DeShields solidified the center field position. The starting rotation withstood the season-ending injury to Yu Darvish in spring training and having Derek Holland sidelined for more than four months. Veterans Colby Lewis and Yovani Gallardo led the group before Hamels joined them for the last two months. The bullpen became a team strength as the season progressed with Shawn Tolleson posting 35 saves in the closer’s role and rookie Keone Kela and trade deadline acquisitions Jake 2016 Official Visitors Guide

Diekman and Sam Dyson working significant innings. In some ways, the 2015 Rangers season defied description. By going last to first under a rookie manager, it made for a memorable year.

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Golfing

With the White Tank Mountains and a canopy of near-perpetual blue sky, Surprise is home to more golf courses than you could hope to play in one visit. With many golf courses to choose from, you’re sure to find an ideal location for your golf vacation – as well as a tee time that fits both your budget and your sense of adventure. Before you arrive, call ahead for details on the Arizona golf courses that interest you and make sure you ask about current rates and availability. In the winter, golf courses are in their peak season, so you may need to book early. But if you can brave the summer heat, you can often enjoy these courses at significantly reduced rates. Many sites offer idyllic scenery and challenging courses. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Granite Falls Golf Course

Arizona Traditions Golf Club

surprisegolfclub.com This is a challenging par-70 parkland style course with spectacular views of the White Tank Mountains. Rolling terrain, an abundance of mature trees and undulating greens make Arizona Traditions one of Greater Phoenix’s most unique golf courses. 17225 N. Citrus. Rd., Surprise, 623.584.4000

Cimarron Golf Course

grandinfo.com Cimarron Golf Club, a par-72 daily fee facility in Surprise, features water and sand amid a desert environment. Situated in the Phoenix area’s West Valley, the Greg Nash-designed course opened in 2003. 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise, 623.975.5654 31 2016 Official Visitors Guide

grandinfo.com Granite Falls Golf Club offers two 18-hole golf courses—the North and the South. The North Course is the original course of the club. It is a relatively open golf course that is most known for its unique water features including serene waterfalls and scenic fountains. Sun City Grand 15949 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise 623.546.7580

Sun Village Golf Course

sunvillage.org If you’re in Surprise to catch a spring training game, check out Sun Village, a golf course less than five minutes from the stadium. It has a great 18 hole par-3 course. 14300 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.584.5774

Desert Springs Golf Course

grandinfo.com The 18-hole Desert Springs Golf Club in Surprise, Arizona is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1997. Designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, Desert Springs Golf Club measures 7,006 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 73 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels. 19900 N. Remington, Surprise 623.546.7401, 623.546.7400

Coyote Lakes Golf Club

coyotelakesgolfclub.org Located 1 mile north of Bell Road just west of 115th Avenue in Surprise, Coyote Lakes Golf Club is considered a favorite course within the West Valley. Every cart has a DSG Tag GPS screen; so you will know the distance and help control the pace-of-play. 18800 N. Coyote Lakes Pkwy., Surprise 623.566.2323

Great Eagle Golf Course

surprisegolfclub.com Rated one of the most affordable golf courses in Arizona. Great Eagle Golf Club is a uniquely-designed traditional-style golf course featuring luscious rolling 2016 Official Visitors Guide

fairways, numerous grass bunkers and water in play on five holes. The course is a full-length, par-72 championship golf course. 17200 W. Bell Rd., Surprise

623.584.6000

Pebblebrook Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/pb.html Pebblebrook can be defined as traditional Parkland golf. 18836 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West 623.544.6010

Grandview Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/gv.html The longest of the seven Rec Centers’ courses, Grandview has hosted professional tour tournaments for several years. 14260 Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, 623.544.6013

Trail Ridge Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/tr.html If target golf is what you’re after, Trail Ridge is your course. 21021 N. 151st Ave., Sun City West 623.544.601

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Deer Valley Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/dv.html Deer Valley is a collaborative effort between Greg Nash and Billy Casper, producing the newest and most player-friendly regulation course in Sun City West. 13975 Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, 623.544.6016

Stardust Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/sd.html The original executive course, Stardust features six par-4s and 12 par-3s. 12702 N. Stardust Blvd., Sun City West 623.544.6012

Echo Mesa Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/em.html Echo Mesa is an exceptionally demanding short course with lakes, sand and grass bunkers. 20349 Echo Mesa Dr., Sun City West 623.544.6014

Desert Trails Golf Course

suncitywestgolf.com/dt.html The newest of all our courses, this par-61 short course was designed by Billy Casper. 22525 N. Executive Way., Sun City West 623.544.6017

North Golf Course

suncitygolfing.com/north-golf-course/ Sun City’s first course, is a beautiful 18-hole facility which was completely renovated in 2014. 12650 N. 107th Ave., Sun City 623.876.3010

Lakes East | Lakes West Golf Courses

suncitygolfing.com/lakes-eastwest-golf-course An executive course known for its short play and a regulation course featuring lakes and creeks. 10433 W. Talisman Rd., Sun City Lakes East: 623.876.3023 Lakes West: 623.876.3020

Riverview Golf Course

suncitygolfing.com/riverview-golf-course A beautiful 18-hole facility known for its undulating greens throughout the course. 16401 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City 623.876.3025

WELCOME TO A GOLFER’S PARADISE

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Quail Run Golf Course

suncitygolfing.com/quail-run-golf-course Known for its desert landscaping, Quail Run Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole executive course with plush greens throughout. 9774 W. Alabama Ave., Sun City 623.876.3035

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South Golf Course

Willowcreek | Willowbrook Golf Courses

suncitygolfing.com/willowcreek-willowbrook-golf-course An executive course known for plush greens and water features and a challenging regulation course with undulating fairways. 10600 N. Boswell Blvd., Sun City Willowbrook: 623.876.3033 Willowcreek: 623.876.3030 33 2016 Official Visitors Guide

suncitygolfing.com/south-golf-course Known for its flatness and length, South Golf Course has plush greens throughout, with a full-service snack shop serving up breakfast, lunch and an assortment of beverages. 11000 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City 623-876-3015 Call the weather hotline for conditions: 623.544.6175

LET US HOST YOUR NEXT GOLF EVENT. CALL US AT 623-544-6555 TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS. The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is a not-for-profit 501c4 golf community located in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Arizona

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Spring Training: Surprise Stadium

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Golf Courses

9. Grandview Golf Course

18. Riverview Golf Course

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Area hotels offer something for every traveler and every budget. Whether near the stadium or elsewhere in town, you’ll find a Suprise hotel that offers comfort, convenience and is within your budget. Use the list below to find the perfect place to stay wherever you’re going: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ COMFORT INN & SUITES 13337 W. Grand Ave., Surprise 623.544.6874 www.comfortinn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 16540 W Bullard Ave., Surprise 623.202.6433 www.hiexpress.com/surpriseaz

1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg 928.684.5484 www.sunc.com

BEST WESTERN INN & SUITES OF SUN CITY

11201 W. Grand Ave., Sun City 623.933.8211 www.bestwesternsuncity.com Newly renovated, expect the unexpected, close to shopping and restaurants, heated pool, full hot breakfast buffet included in rate.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 16418 W. Bullard Ave., Surprise 623.249.6333

THUNDERBIRD EXECUTIVE INN & CONFERENCE CENTER

HAMPTON INN & SUITES SURPRISE

Nestled on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management • JUST 25 MINUTES FROM PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT • CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ARIZONA’S SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL AND OTHER MAJOR SPORTING VENUES • UPSCALE GUEST ROOMS, ABUNDANCE OF COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES, AND UNIQUE DIVERSIONS SUCH AS THE THUNDERBIRD PUB LOCATED IN A HISTORIC MILITARY AIRFIELD CONTROL TOWER.

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14783 W. Grand Ave., Surprise 623.537.9122 www.phoenixsurprisesuites. hamptoninn.com We focus on little things that make a big difference

THE LODGE AT SUN RIDGE 12221 W. Bell Road STE 100, Surprise 623.583.0993 www.lodgeatsunridge.com

QUALITY INN & SUITES

15249 59th Ave., Glendale 602.978.7987 www.thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com Thunderbird Executive Inn is Glendale Arizona’s Hidden Gem!

WINDMILL SUITES SURPRISE 12545 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.583.0133 www.windmillsurprise.com The only hotel with all true, 2 room suites, in the west valley. Luxurious grounds, heated pool and spa and full hot breakfast buffet, included in rate.

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R V Parks PLEASANT HARBOR RV RESORT & MARINA 8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria 800.475.3272 www.pleasantharbor.com

SUNFLOWER RV RESORT 16501 N. El Mirage Rd., Surprise 623.583.0100 www.cal-am.com/resorts

A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is provided, as well as computers for guest use and meeting space. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool and hot tub with a sundeck, and free RV parking.

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Getting There: From Bell Road or Grande Ave. take Hwy 303 south to Olive. Turn west for 4 miles on Olive to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park entrance. Fees: There is a fee per car. Annual passes are available. Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun - Thurs and 10 p.m. Fri & Sat.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers approximately 25 miles of excellent shared-use trails, ranging in length from 0.9 mile to 7.9 miles and difficulty from easy to strenuous. Overnight backpacking with a permit is allowed in established backcountry campsites. Day hikes can provide some breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramas of the Valley below. Horseback and mountain bike riders are welcome, although caution is stressed as some of the trails may be extremely difficult. In addition, there are 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails. These include two short trails that are hard-surfaced and barrier free. Waterfall Trail is barrier-free for 5/10 of a mile. The handicap accessible portion now ends about 1/10 of a mile past Petroglyph Plaza. The short loop of Black Rock Trail, which is about 1/2 mile long, begins at Ramada 4.

This wide path is lined with river rocks – placed there long ago by prison inmates. It is very easy to follow. There are a couple of junctions where convening trails make a hodgepodge connection. The path generally follows the edge of Ford Canyon and gradually angles up into a side canyon that starts displaying white granite bedrock tanks – the range’s namesakes. These tanks contain varying amounts of water accumulated from previous rainfalls. The gradual climb along Ford Canyon brings the western part of Phoenix into view. The higher you climb on the trail, the closer you get to the main stream bed. Take a walk over to the exposed granite and see if you can find any water in the tanks. Look for remnants of old rock dams and water catchment basins. Also look for stone fencing and small corrals, which are remnants of cattle grazing days. Waterfall Trail: Leave White Tank Mountain Road at 1.65 miles from the entrance taking Waterfall Canyon Road to the left then a very short spur road. The trail leaves this branch road at a sign 2.0 miles from the park entrance near the picnic ramada and comfort station #6. Total ascent 180’. • Length: 5.8 Round Trip • Elevation Change: +-900’ • Elevation: 1500 ft. • Difficulty: Moderate

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Goat Camp Trail

Getting There: From Bell Road or Grande Ave. take Hwy 303 south to Olive. Turn west for 4 miles on Olive to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park entrance. Goat Camp trailhead is just inside the park entrance off Black Canyon Dr. Fees: There is a fee per car. Annual passes are available. Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun - Thurs and 10 p.m. Fri & Sat. The trail heads due west for approx 4 miles along Goat Canyon. The trail starts at 1500’, goes to 3150’. It is almost all uphill to the towers. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a rain poncho or wind breaker. Part of the trail is in the shade.

Phone: 623-935-2505 • Primary Source: www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/

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About the Petroglyphs of White Tank Mountains Ancient Arizonans pecked hundreds of figures and symbols on the rock faces of the White Tank Mountains. Some may approach 10,000 years old. All have withstood sun, rain, and vandals for 700 to 800 years, or more. The Black Rock Trail circles through a Hohokam village site, though the pit houses and trash mounds are hidden to all but the trained eye of an archeologist. The largest group of rock-art panels is along the Waterfall Canyon Trail at “Petroglyph Plaza”. Another big group is near the entrance to the box canyon that gives the trail its name. A rock drawing was serious business to its maker. While no one can say precisely what most of them “mean”, we know they had important functions in the lives of their makers. They were not simply Stone Age graffiti. The symbols recorded events and marked locations. They were a magical way to control nature so rain would fall or mountain sheep would let themselves be caught. Some served as trail markers and maps. Others represented religious concepts. Visitors are not permitted to make “tombstone rubbings” of the petroglyphs. It doesn’t work, and it will erode the dark areas, making the petroglyph dimmer. Look at and photograph these

figures and symbols of history, but please don’t touch the petroglyphs because skin oils can also damage them. The Hohokam Indians occupied the valleys around Phoenix and Tucson between 300–1500 CE. Skilled and ingenious farmers, these ancient people left numerous signs of their presence that can still be found today. They engineered one of the most sophisticated canal systems in the ancient world to farm cotton, corn, beans and squash in the basins of the Salt, Gila, and Santa Cruz rivers. Some canals can be detected via satellite and are responsible, at least in part, for the location of Phoenix and its emergence as an agricultural center. The word Hohokam can be translated as “those who came before” in the language of the Akimel O’odham, or Pima people. It is generally believed that the Piman Indians, including The Tohono O’odham and the Pima (Akimel O’odham) are descended from the Hohokam. Oral histories of the Hopi indicate that their ancestors once lived in the central Arizona region. No one can say for sure why the Hohokam left the area around 1500 CE, but remnants of their civilization continue to intrigue us.

Sources: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/History http://arizonaexperience.org/remember/hohokam-rock-art

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Education

Imagine Prep Surprise A Cambridge School 14850 N. 156th Ave. • Surprise, AZ 85379 Imagine Prep Surprise is a tuition-free college preparatory school preparing students in grades 6-12 for college, career and life by providing an exceptional educational experience

ARIZONA CHARTER ACADEMY

IMAGINE ROSEFIELD

623.974.4959

12050 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise 623.344.4300 www.imaginerosefield.org Pre-K through 5th Grade

CARDEN TRADITIONAL SCHOOL OF SURPRISE 623.-556.2179

623-344-1770 www.surpriseprep.org

LEGACY TRADITIONAL SCHOOL

DYSART UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 15802 North Parkview Place, Surprise 623.876.7000 www.dysart.org Nationally recognized, award winning K-12 public school system. 19 K-8 schools, 1 alternative campus and 4 comprehensive high schools.

IMAGINE PREP SURPRISE

12050 N. Bullard Ave. • Surprise, AZ 85295 We are a Pre-K through 5th grade school where your child will receive the most personal attention possible. Our individualized focus on learning, character education, innovative programs, accelerated curriculum, and high expectations is what sets us apart and alows our certified teachers to devote more time and attention to your child. We strive to continue with the proud traditions that have made Imagine Rosefield great.

623-344-4300 www.imaginerosefield.org

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PARADISE EDUCATION CENTER 623.975.2646

WEST-MEC District Office 5487 N. 99th Ave., Glendale 623.738.0022 www.west-mec.org

CAREER DRIVEN EDUCATION

www.west-mec.org

Imagine Rosefield

14850 N. 156th Ave., Surprise 623.344.1770 www.surpriseprep.org 6th through 12th Grade

14506 W. Sweetwater Ave., Surprise 623.299.9820 surprise.legacytraditional.org

West-MEC gave me the opportunity to go to school so I can have my dream job. -ANDREA OSBORN, COSMETOLOGY

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Arts & Culture

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Arts HQ Gallery

While in Surprise, check out the Arts HQ, which is the West Valley’s gathering place for artistic inspiration and serves as the official headquarters for arts and cultural information for our region’s residents and visitors. Exhibits, performances, and special events bring national and statewide arts experiences to our own backyard, Local artists and arts organizations are also featured to encourage patrons to explore and support our vibrant local art scene. The Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space plus an outdoor courtyard - connected by a covered breezeway. These flexible spaces allow for a multitude of arts and cultural events and can be adapted to meet various visual and performance requirements. Hours are Tues - Thurs: 10am - 5pm and Fri: 10am - 2pm Closed Weekends and Mondays. West Valley Arts HQ is located at 16126 N Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374. Admission to view exhibits is FREE! WEST VALLEY ARTS HQ 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise 623.584.2626 www.westvalleyarts.org 53 2016 Official Visitors Guide

Surprise City Hall Art Collection

The Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission selects rotating art displays and some permanent pieces of the city’s art collection. The exhibit is located in the first-floor lobby and hallway of Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. All paintings and sculptures are by area artists and are viewable during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding holidays.

West Valley Symphony

All Symphony concerts are on Sundays at 3:00 p.m.,November through March, at Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374. The Valley Vista Performing Arts Center at Valley Vista High School is a state-of-the-art performing arts center which offers a roomy lobby, 1,300 seats, professional BOSE sound, and theatrical lighting. For more information, please visit: westvalleysymphony.org

WEST VALLEY SYMPHONY PO Box 7328, Surprise 623.236.6781 www.westvalleysymphony.org Masterful Musicians ▪ Powerful Performances. Sundays, 3:00 pm Nov-Mar. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, Surprise

Reflections of Surprise Media Mosaic

Located at Maricopa County’s northwest regional library, this media mosaic measures 12’ x 78’ bas-relief made of colorful clay and glass tiles, metal, and stone. It must be seen up close to fully appreciate the fine detail and imagery. After viewing the mosaic consider spending

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several hours at the $5.5 million, 20,000-square-foot library which features a gift shop, and many public access flat screen computers and separate adult, teen and child areas with greenhouse reading rooms overlooking a five-acre lake.

WHAM

WHAM Art Association’s new showroom for visual arts is a perfect new venue for juried art shows. WHAM is located on 16560 North Dysart Road in Surprise, Arizona. WHAM West Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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Bright sunshine and fantastic weather make Surprise the perfect playground for your favorite outdoor activities. From fishing at a Surprise lake to hiking beautiful mountain ranges and biking along quiet roads, there’s always something new to explore outdoors. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Surprise Park: 57-acre Massive Park

This once-sleepy squaremile farming community surprised just about everyone when it successfully courted two baseball teams away from their Florida training homes. The Cactus League Spring Training facility and stadium, along with a regional library, aquatic center, recreation center, and 57-acre passive park are the centerpieces of this new square-mile-plus downtown development, putting Surprise well on it’s way to becoming the playground of the West Valley. 55 2016 Official Visitors Guide

White Tank Mountain Regional Park and Nature Center

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., 623-935-2505. White Tank Mountain Regional Park takes more than a day trip to see all of its 30,000 acres of scenic splendor, but a good overview starts at the Waddell Trail with its cholla, saguaro and palo verde. The trail leads deep into Ford Canyon where shallow basins of bedrock often hold water — where the “tanks” get their name. An old rock dam, about two miles from the trailhead, offers an ideal place for day-trippers to turn around.

Horseback Riding White Tank Mountains

20300 W. Olive Waddell, 928-679-2884 • whitetanksstables.com (Call for reservations) Experience the White Tank Mountains on horseback! Ages 5 and up. Tours range from one hour to four hours. No experience required. Tours are professionally guided. Sunset rides, wagon rides, etc.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

ZOO OPEN: 9AM – 6PM AQUARIUM OPEN: 9AM – 9PM, 365 days a year, including holidays. 623-935-WILD (9453) This is home to more than 600 exotic and endangered species, and more than 6,000 individual animals. Wildlife World Zoo offers free animal shows, feeding stations and the opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing animals. 2016 Official Visitors Guide

Pick your own citrus right from the tree!

(December through March) You can pick some of the best tasting citrus around. Come out each weekend Sat. and Sun. from Dec. to March or later (call first). Bring your friends and family from out of town and let them experience that just-off-the-tree flavor that cannot be duplicated with imported store-bought fruit. ALL fruit is pesticide free as well so it’s even better for you! Surprise has two you-pick farms: • Truman Ranch II: Located 1/3 mile south of Greenway Road on 188th Ave (Perryville Rd.) • Cotton Lane Citrus: Located just west of Waddell and Cotton Lane. u-pickcitrusaz.com

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Nature, Parks and Zoo

Roses at Woolf Leyton Farms

8805 N. Reems Rd., • 623-935-5887 Rows and rows of roses on four farms display their colors and fragrance to passers by. With about 800 acres used for the two-year crop, the locale ranks in the top three rosebush growing areas in the nation, Woolf Leyton Roses harvests 5 million to 6 million rosebushes a year, which are sold to garden stores around the country. They grow about 300 types of roses. Rose bushes grown in Arizona account for half of all the roses sold in the nation. No exaggeration! It’s not a farm that gives unannounced tours, but to see and smell the fields in bloom in early spring is worth at least a drive by.

EXPERIENCE THE PDS

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• Full Service HOA Management • Accounting Only • Board Education

623.877.1396 www.pdsaz.com

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Retail & Prof. Services

Adoption Agency BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES

MY OFFICE BUSINESS SUITES

15331 W. Bell Rd., Suite 212, Surprise 623.223.8181 www.MyOfficeAZ.com Executive Suites that are beautiful... all sizes, all prices!

Non-Profit, Licensed, Hague Accredited Adoption Agency 623.936.4729 / 1.800.340.9665 www.buildingarizonafamilies.com

HOA Management

PLANNED DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, INC.

14100 N. 83rd Ave, Ste 200,Peoria 623.877.1396 www.pdsaz.com

PRIORITY LENDING

7318 North Oracle Rd., Tucson www.prioritylending.net 800.269.8113 Every loan is unique - that’s how we approach each one

Food & Gifts

BRENDA’S ENGLISH TEAS & GIFT BASKETS

15619 W. Vista Grande Lane, Surprise 623.523.3614 www.brendasgiftbaskets.com Let Brenda’s Gift Baskets solve your gift giving problems; offering unique & custom gifts and a price to fit any budget, or theme

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Banking

Transportation

FIRSTBANK

TO MY SURPRISE SHUTTLE SERVICE

17063 W. Greenway Rd., Surprise 623.546.0200 www.efirstbank.com

Shopping

BELL MAR PLAZA

SURPRISE TOWNE CENTER

W. Bell Rd. & 114th Ave. Bite Me Breads & Cookies, Son Glow Boutique & More!

13732 W. Bell Rd. Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Home Depot & More!

GRAND BELL CENTER PLAZA

14155 W. Bell Rd. Longhorn Steakhouse, Saigon Kitchen, & More!

16551 N. Dysart Rd. Laundromat, Income Tax, & More!

GRAND VILLAGE CENTER

Pest, Bee, Bird Control & Removal 623.388.0303 www.goldshotexterminating.net

Independent & Assisted Living THE HERITAGE TRADITION - A Senior Lifestyle Community

19303 N. New Tradition Rd., Sun City West 623.742.1000 www.seniorlifestyle.com A Senior Lifestyle Community. Offering Luxury Independent and Assisted Living Options

TOWN SQUARE AT SURPRISE

THE UPS STORE

14455 W. Grand Ave. Starbucks, Safeway, Wells Fargo & More!

15508 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 101., Suprise 623.214.9002. Store4070@theupstore.com

SMOKE AWAY

VILLAGE AT SURPRISE

5 Convenient Locations: Avondale, El Mirage, Surprise & Sun City www.smokeawayaz.com

13980 W. Bell Rd. KOHL’S, Payless Shoe Source, & More!

Medical

Pest GOLDSHOT EXTERMINATING

12425 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 132, Surprise 623.218.6035 www.tomysurpriseshuttle.com

BANNER DEL E. WEBB MEDICAL CENTER 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West 623.524.4000 www.BannerHealth.com/Webb

GRANDVIEW TERRACE

THE COLONNADE 623.236.3770 www.sunhealthseniorliving.org/colonnade The Colonnade is an award-winning, vibrant Life Care retirement community nestled in the heart of Sun City Grand – an active adult community in Surprise. 2016 Official Visitors Guide

623.975.8014 www.sunhealthseniorliving.org/grandview There’s a reason Grandview Terrace has been the premiere choice for Sun City West retirement living for nearly two decades. It’s the healthy active lifestyle that infuses everything we do.

SURPRISE FAMILY URGENT CARE 17014 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 623.249.7852 www.surprisefamilyurgentcare.com

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Attractions

DEL E. WEBB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 928.684.6624 info@dewpac.org The mission of the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing ARts is to present culturally diverse, live performing arts and educational experiences that inspire audiences and artistically transform our community. Hours Monday - Friday: 9 am – 5 pm UPTOWN ALLEY 13525 N. Litchfield Rd., 623.975.7529. Uptown Alley is the place to go when groups of family and friends want to be together, but can’t agree on how to play together. The entertainment complex features a 40-lane bowling alley, a sports theater, laser tag, billiards room and other activities. If people can’t agree on what to eat, the Red Embers Bar & Grill offers choices from tailgate fare to specialty salads and steaks to pasta and pizza. uptownalleysurprise.com THE MAD PLATTER 15341 W. Waddell Rd., Surprise 623.214.133

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more than a good story; they want an experience. The D-Box motion-activated theater seats available at Digiplex Surprise Pointe 14 offer moviegoers the chance to shift, rumble and vibrate. The seats are equipped with D-Box motion codes that correspond to the action on the screen. digiplexdest.com PITCHFORK FARMERS MARKET

Art Exhibits • Concerts • Lunchtime Theater Shows • and more!

www.westvalleyarts.org

West Valley Arts HQ Gallery 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ

By: B. Dahlstedt

12425 W. Bell Rd., Techcelerator Plaza

SURPRISE AQUATIC CENTER 15831 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise 623.222.2000

SURPRISE WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL As you visit these historical points of interest inside the city’s Original Town Site, you’ll learn about the diverse and fascinating women who lived, worked, and played important roles in the development of Surprise. Begins 13071- 13073 NW Grand Avenue Frontage Road. The Surprise Women’s Heritage Trail pays homage to Flora Statler, who purchased, platted and marketed lots in what would grow from a small, migrant community to one of the state’s 10 largest cities. Statler and other prominent Surprise women are part of this self-guided tour. Tour maps are located at City Hall or at the Visitors’ Center in the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce.

15508 W. Bell Rd. #111 Surprise, AZ 85374 1.623.214.0327 13843 W. Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374 1.623.546.3222 1453 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85323 1.623.466.0041 13915 N. Dysart Rd. #A-7 El Mirage, AZ 85335 1.623.243.6993 Coming to Sun City in April!!! 10785 Grand Ave Sun City, AZ 85351

Tobacco • Premium Cigars E-Cigarettes • Accessories Glass Pipes • Hookah Mon - Sat • 8:00am - 10:00pm Sun • 9:00am - 6:00pm

www.SmokeAwayAZ.com

623-832-WELL (9355)

SunHealthWellbeing.org 14719 W Grand Ave. Surprise AZ 85374

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Real Estate COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

GRI, SRES, ABR, PSA, BPOR 17001 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City C: 602.315.7453 james.musselman@azmoves.com www.jamesmusselman.cbintouch.com I can help you with your real estate needs in the Sun Cities area.

1616 N. Litchfield Rd # 170, Goodyear C: 602.370.1450 • O: 623.344.1000 www.phoenixwestvalleyhomes.net “I Appreciate The Opportunity To Earn Your Business”

James Musselman REALTOR® If you have come here for sun, we’ve got it! With our mild winters, Surprise has become a haven for those tired of those tired of the cold and snow. In addition, we boast more than 300 days of sunshine each year. Our city is clean, new, and consistently ranked as one of the safest cities to live in the U.S. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Richard Haworth SFR, JD

HOME SMART REALTY Robert Estep, Associate Broker, SRES 15543 N. Reems Rd. Ste 139, Surprise 623.556.6123 www.RobertEstepRealtor.com

LONG REALTY WEST VALLEY

CENTURY 21 SEXTON REALTY

D.J. Smith, REALTOR® Property Management

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

ABR®, ASP®, SRES®, CRS®. 9949 W. Bell RD., Ste 101, Sun City C: 623.258.2727 • O: 623-971-1161 dianahurst310@gmail.com I specialize in the West Valley with 14 years experience

C: 480.216.9977 • O: 623.537.1515 Stacey@StaceyOgg.com StaceyOgg.cbintouch.com Thinking of retiring to Arizona, I Specialize in the Adult Communities

Diana Hurst REALTOR®

565 S. Main St., Cottonwood C: 928.300.5703 www.Century21Sexton.com Connecting hearts with Homes. Serving Sedona, Cottonwood & The Verde Valley.

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COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Wandy Stines & Jerry Mahan 19509 N. Sunrise Blvd., Surprise 602.989.9522 Jerry.mahan.azmoves.com

Josée-Marie Plant REALTOR®, GRI, e-PRO®

602.524.6586

Diligent representation you can depend on before, during & after the transaction!

Sun City Grand Specialist • 11 yrs Real Estate Experience Long Realty Director’s Circle Top Producer • 15 yrs Hotel & Resort Group Sales Experience

joseemarieplant@gmail.com arizonavacationandsecondhomes.com

Get my mobile app at longrealtyapp.com/joseeplant

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STACEY OGG, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR

FUSCO REALTY Patty Fusco, Broker/Owner, GRI 9132 W. Cactus Rd. Ste. N, Peoria 602.370.4510 www.pattyfusco.com

The Property Sisters Yvette Kaplan / Susan Markus 623.238.2388 / 623.279.2900

LONG REALTY WEST VALLEY - SURPRISE Denise Williams, REALTOR®

14245 W. Grand Ave., Ste 1, Surprise 623.980.2313 www.ddwilliamsrealtor.com Specializing in the West Valley - the Heart of Arizona

LOOKING TO BUY A VACATION OR SECOND HOME HERE IN ARIZONA? Priority Lending (800) 269-8113 NMLS 142706 • BK 0910846

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LONG REALTY WEST VALLEY

Josée Plant, REALTOR®,e-PRO®, GRI

14245 W. Grand Ave., Ste 1, Surprise C: 602.524.6586 • O: 602.524.6586 www.arizonavacationandsecondhomes.com Luxury & Retirement Golf Community Homes. Devoted to diligent honest representation!

SUN CITY WEST REALTY

WEST USA REALTY

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SRES, RSPS, ABR C: 623.628.9893 O: 623.628.9893 Mags@SunCityWestRealty.com www.SunCityWestRealty.com Service First, with Your Needs Foremost in our Hearts

16150 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center #100, Peoria 602.290.1350 EricMiller@WestUSA.com Serving Arizona Home Buyers and Sellers since 2005

15128 W Bell Rd., Ste 10, Surprise 623.565.7441 sid@westvalleyhomepro.com Multi-Million Dollar Producer Clients Satisfaction is my goal

Mags Owen REALTOR®, Broker

Eric R. Miller, REALTOR®, SFR, CBR

Sid Parsons, REALTOR®, GRI, SRES

PRO-FORMANCE REALTY CONCEPTS Judy Jones, REALTOR® 17505 N. 79th Ave. STE. 311-D Glendale 602.330.3829 www.homesbythejones.com

TEMPUS WEST VALLEY REALTY Nancy Bajek

10101 W Bell Rd Suite 100, Sun City 480.381.8083 www.tempuswestvalleyrealty.com Providing Professional Real Estate Service Whether You’re Selling, Buying, Renting

JUDY JONES

DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL tjjones2@cox.net 602-330-3829 Cell 623-505-9948 Fax

homesbythejones.com

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Colleen Beguin,

Associate Broker, REALTOR® 623.533.3100 office ColleensTeamRealty@gmail.com Local, 25 years Experience! Questions? Colleen has Answers! 602.828.8070 mobile

VILLAS AT MOUNTAIN VISTA RANCH

16630 N. Reems Rd., Surprise 623.556.2545 www.villasatmvr.com Experience Resort Style Apartment Living

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We are the team to professionally guide you through the process of buying or selling.

Specializing in the Northwest Valley. REALTOR® C: - 928.300.5703 O: - 928.634.5544

Servicing Sedona, Cottonwood & The Verde Valley

DJSmith@century21.com 565 S. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

SA649566000

LC586106000

D.J. Smith

SURPRISE Independently Owned & Operated

Connecting hearts with homes Located in the heart of Arizona surrounded by beautiful red rocks and sunshine! Century21Sexton.com 65 2016 Official Visitors Guide

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Susan Markus Realtor®

623-229-7900

SMarkus.LongRealty.com

Yvette Kaplan Realtor®

623-238-2388

YvetteKaplan.LongRealty.com

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DidYou Know

over

200,000 people attend spring training games in the month of march!

over

100,000 cars visit the white tank regional park each year!

over

400,000 people visit the wildlife world zoo each year!

surprise has been consistently rated as one of the safest cities in the us!

surprise visitor center is the only place to purchase to official

“surprise arizona“ souvenirs

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Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce Staff RAOUL SADA

MARY ORTA

President and CEO Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Surprise Visitor Center

Vice President of Marketing

ROSEMARY ABRAM Office Manager Office Manager

Visitor Center Volunteers PAM THOMPSON

ROBERT HENRY

JUDY JONES

LUCILLE LECKRONE

MAURICE KELSALL

SUSIE HAIGWOOD

HELEN ESTEP

DANIEL OPPLIGER

Lenders with the power to make decisions and deadlines. Straightforward. Flexible. Local. See us for all your banking needs!

Speak with a local banking officer today: Luke Anderson Senior Vice President - West Valley Market Luke.Anderson@efirstbank.com 602.778.5740 17063 West Greenway Road Surprise, AZ 85388 NMLS ID # 566220

Important Phone Numbers CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE

MUNICIPAL COURT

623.222.1100

623.222.4800

CITY CLERK

POLICE DEPARTMENT

623.222.1200

623.222.4000

FIRE DEPARTMENT

SENIOR CENTER

623.222.5000

623.222.1500

LIBRARY

SURPRISE VISITOR CENTER

Northwest Regional 602.652.3000

623.583.0692

MAYOR & COUNCIL OFFICE

623.249.7852

Oana Constantinescu Banking Officer - West Valley Market Oana.Constantinescu@efirstbank.com 602.778.5741 17063 West Greenway Road Surprise, AZ 85388 NMLS ID # 1198497

URGENT CARE

623.222.1300

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Thank you for visiting! Each year thousands of visitors come to Surprise, Arizona, to enjoy our blue skies, sunshine, and spring training games. Surprise has wonderful golf courses, museums, restaurants, and plenty of trails for biking and hiking. Consistently Surprise has been rated as one of the safest cities in the Southwest. Our city is new and upcoming, so it’s no surprise we are often called the “playground of the West Valley.”

Below are some of the highlights of our community and popular crowd-pleasers:

• Enjoy some exciting baseball. Voted the best place to catch a spring training game, Surprise Stadium is the proud Cactus League home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. • With near perpetual blue skies, Surprise offers lots of golfing opportunities including three Greg Nash-designed gold courses. • Flanked by one of Arizona’s largest mountain preserves, the White Tank Regional Park is situated in the saguaro-dotted Sonoran Desert and is only minutes away. Plan a day trip for some fun adventure, like hiking, biking, and horseback riding (no experience required). Be sure to check out Nature Center and the ancient figures and symbols (petroglyphs) on the rock faces. • Play tennis, racquetball and table tennis at one of the top centers in the country, the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex • Arts and Culture: Stunning natural beauty is just the beginning in Surprise. We have arts and culture with Arts HQ, WHAM, City Hall Art Collection, West Valley Symphony and an impressive variety of outdoor art treasures, like the 12’x78’ media mosaic called Reflections of Surprise. • Enjoy the nearby Wildlife Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park, pickyour-own citrus farms, the Roses at Leyton Farms and Uptown Alley. Uptown Alley is a local gathering and entertainment complex complete with dining, sports bar, bowling, laser tag, billiards and kid’s activities. Don’t forget to support our local businesses while enjoying your visit here. By supporting local business, you contribute to the local tax base which means you are also supporting city services, like police, fire, and community recreational services. Secondly, you help create local jobs for residents, who would otherwise have to leave the area to get employment. Your patronage is very much needed and appreciated. Stop by Surprise Visitor Center for your complimentary visitor guide or map. The visitor center and gift shop is operated by the Chamber of Commerce and is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise AZ, 85374 or visit us at wwww.visitsurpriseaz.com. Enjoy your stay,

Raoul Sada

President and CEO Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Surprise Visitor Center

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Produced and Published in conjunction with Visitor Media Group • p. 844.729.9769 Elaine Earle, Publisher • p. 520-840-1796 • elaine@visitor.media visitormediagroup.com We Know the Road.

Published annually. Every effort is made to make this publication as accurate as possible. The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Related Visitor Center and Tourism Office, Visitor Media Group and RAXX Direct Marketing (collectively, the “Publishers”) will assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the express written permission of the Publishers. The Publishers make no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding any goods or services advertised in this publication. Unless otherwise noted, all images are courtesy of Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Surprise Visitor Center. Advertisements are provided by the subject companies and the Publishers shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

2016 Surprise Visitors Guide  

A Pocket Guide for the Surprise, AZ Visitor

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