Kid-Approved Phoenix

We've made finding family-friendly entertainment as easy as ABC and 123.

Updated: July 09, 2004


El Encanto Mexican Cafe

6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Kids can watch and feed the ducks in the patio pond, while parents sit back and sip on margaritas.

5 & Diner

5220 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

The simple all-American fare and '50s retro kitsch are kid-pleasers, as well as historically educational.

Mary Coyle Ice Cream

5521 N Seventh Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

All kids scream for ice cream, especially the scoops at this old-fashioned parlor.

Rainforest Cafe

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #573, Tempe, AZ 85282

Rustler's Rooste

8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044

The sawdust-littered floor, miner motif and Western kitsch make this adventurous eatery a fun family spot.


Katydid Insect Museum

5060 W Bethany Home Rd, Glendale, AZ 85301

Kids ($1 admission; free under age 4) go buggy for creepers, crawlers and educational insect tours.

Dugan's Dairy Farm

2471 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248

Kids get a free milk carton and a surprise on this family-fun dairy tour.

Mc Cormick-Stillman Railroad

7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250