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Chandler, Arizona

Chandler, Arizona

Looking for Arizona vacation spots? Recently designated a National Register Historic District, downtown Chandler offers a unique collection of eclectic art galleries, trendy shops and award-winning restaurants making Chandler one of the great Arizona vacation spots. What other Arizona vacation spots allows you to "nosh" the afternoon away at a boutique winery, enjoy an old fashioned milk shake at an authentic diner, or explore one-of-a-kind shops, Historic Downtown has something for everyone. Throughout the spring and fall, music concerts are held on the city square, and a farmer's market operates year round on Thursday afternoons. For musical and cultural performances, the Chandler Center for the Arts is conveniently located within walking distance. Come see what makes Chandler one of the number one Arizona vacation spots today!

Early in Our History

Chandlerís history began when its founder, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, arrived in Prescott, the capital of the Arizona Territory, in 1887 as the first appointed veterinary surgeon to the region. Unfortunately, the entire southwest was experiencing a severe drought. Dr. Chandler found that he was unable to help the area's cattle herds and resigned his post and made plans to move on to California. However, as he arrived in the small frontier town of Phoenix, a deluge of rain began to fall that halted all travel. Dr. Chandler watched from his hotel room as the desert blossomed into a fantastic array of renewed life. The doctor, moved by what he saw and the possibilities it foretold, reconsidered his resignation and canceled his departure.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dugan's Dairy Farm

A tour of Dugan's will show you a piece of Chandler'

Chandler, AZ Learning Centers

The Vision Gallery

The Vision Gallery is a non-profit art gallery in Chandler's Historic City Center, and is managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation. Exhibits are rotated every six weeks and all artwork is for sale. The gallery features works on canvas, watercolors, glass, mixed media and sculpture.

Chandler, AZ Arts

Ocotillo Golf Club

Lush, rolling fairways abundantly sprinkled with mature trees, colorful flower beds, water falls and lakes come into play on nearly every hole. This superb 27-hole championship course has become one of -if not the -finest upscale daily fee facilities in the country. Even though Ocotillo'

Chandler, AZ Golf Courses

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler is the jewel of Dr. Chandler's dream, the San Marcos Hotel. Built in 1913 in the Spanish Mission style popular at the time, the San Marcos opened with international dignitaries, celebrities and royalty present. Listed on the

Chandler, AZ Historic Buildings

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

Arizona's largest western-themed attraction, Rawhide's Western Town and Steakhouse features an authentic 1880's town complete with Main Street, gunfights, stagecoach and train rides, camel and burro rides, mechanical bull and climbing wall, pettin' ranch, gold panning, shootin'

Chandler, AZ Museums

Things to do near Chandler, AZ

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies

The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to the world's largest university-based meteorite collection. We house specimens rep...

Holiday Trackless Train Rentals in Phoenix Arizona

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Arizona Railway Museum

The Arizona Railway Museum features restored train cars from different time periods in our country's rail history. The main b...

Sunland Springs Village

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