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What are some attractions in the Sun City West, Arizona area?

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Some attractions in the Sun City West area in Arizona, which includes Glendale and Phoenix, are Corral West Horse Adventures, Freeman Farms, Lake Pleasant and White Tanks Regional Park. Some attractions in the surrounding area include Thunderbird Park, Glendale Xeriscape Botanical Garden, Camelback Mountain and Phoenix Art Museum.

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The Sun City West offers plenty of outdoor activities such as Freeman Farms and West Horse Adventures, which are located in the city proper and appropriate for families. The former offers a yearly pumpkin festival and hands-on activities for children. The latter gives visitors the opportunity to explore the country on horseback.

White Tank Regional Park offers 21 miles of hiking trails. The 2-mile round trip Waterfall Trail leads hikers along sage brush trails and rocky outcroppings, culminating in the Petroglyph Plaza and waterfall. Another outdoor wonderland, the Thunderbird Park, covers 1,000 acres of rugged deserts and mountains, featuring the identifiable saguaro cactus. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride along the trails. For a scenic view of the area, visitors can hike up Camelback Mountain via the Cholla or Summit trails.

To escape the heat, tourists can stop at the Phoenix Art Museum, a mecca of contemporary art and architecture, or explore the local history at the Heard Museum.

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