10 Things to Do in Queen Creek That You Shouldn't Miss

July 22, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Queen Creek is a town in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. The population was 26,361 at the 2010 census. As of July 2016, Queen Creek's population is estimated to be 33,649.
Restaurants in Queen Creek

1. San Tan Mountain Regional Park

6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-6675 +1 480-655-5554
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Reviewed By EJISK - Bowling Green, Kentucky

My wife and I went for a couple of hikes at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in late December, and as always, it was pleasant, pretty easy going, and restful (to get away from traffic, stores, general noise, etc.). There are a number of trails to walk on your own, and sunset and moonlight tours with park rangers, horseback and mountain bike riding etc. Easily accessible, and with a wonderful little on-site museum (with Hohokam Indian artifacts and some native fauna), and a small but pleasant gift shop. Recommended!

2. Encanterra Country Club

36460 N Encanterra Dr, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140-7341 +1 480-677-8148
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Encanterra Country Club

Much of Encanterra's success has been carried upon the broad shoulders of its stellar Tom Lehman-designed golf course. The course boasts an all-too-rare core style layout, reminiscent of the storied old country clubs of the Southwest. Set with panoramic views of the Superstition and San Tan mountains, the core layout folds the course inwards, away from residences and all distractions.

Reviewed By Bob K - San Tan Valley, Arizona

My wife and I have had lunch there on several occasions. The menu is extensive, the service is excellent and the view of the golf course is worth the visit. If you crave a relaxing lunch in wonderful surroundings I strongly suggest you give Encanterra a try.

3. Queen Creek Olive Mill

25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-9221 +1 480-888-9290
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 531 reviews

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Tour, Shop, Eat, Repeat at Queen Creek Olive Mill - Arizona's only working olive farm and mill. Family owned and operated, our 100-acre farm with over 7000 olive trees is a true blossom to bottle experience. Visitors are able to learn first-hand how olives are pressed into fresh extra virgin olive oil on our educational Olive Oil 101 tour conducted daily. Guests can taste their way through our gourmet marketplace and shop for locally made extra virgin olive oils, Balsamic vinegars, olives and other local treasures. Our Italian inspired Eatery features old world family recipes. We use local and garden-sourced ingredients to create our healthy and delicious cuisine and showcase how extra virgin olive oil can be used best in your kitchen. Our in-house roastery, Superstition Coffee, will ensure that you'll get the freshest cup of coffee you've ever had. With plenty to taste, discover and enjoy, Queen Creek Olive Mill is a true agritourism experience!

Reviewed By travelteamej2

Entire time we were there the place was crowded. We went on the tour and found it to be informative and got to sample the top shelf olive oil they are selling in a special bottle. Since it was so crowded we decided not to eat there. One of the workers did let us know that if you spend $100 they will ship it to your home for free. Works great for out of towners.

4. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234 +1 480-503-6234
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Reviewed By tomorrowsantiques - Duluth

Easy to get to. Lots of parking, 2 restrooms, several picnic Ramada’s. What I liked the best werethewide cement paths. Easy for handicapped individuals. We enjoyed the turtles we viewed from the nice bridge. All areas were very well marked. I recommend bringing binoculars.

5. Arizona Speedway

47346 N Ironwood Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 +1 480-926-6688
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Arizona Speedway

Reviewed By travelertoo2 - Arizona

This was our second visit to Arizona Speedway a 3/8 of a mile dirt track
Entry fees were $15 for my child bride and $12 for this old senior citizen. The facility itself is decent and well maintained. The grandstands are all metal and are in very good condition. Sightlines are good too. The PA system works quite well.
The racing this evening was very competitive. The weather was Arizona Monsoon iffy with wind and dust, luckily from behind, and a great lightening show all around. Not close enough to make one nervous but you still kept on eye on the weather.
A downside is that there is no leaderboard or lap counter. A lap counter would be particularly nice although when the white flag flies you know there is only one lap left. This track is a no B.S. track racing starts and then goes until there is no more. This particular evening racing started a bit early because the weather was in doubt. There was no interminable downtime between races.
There is ample free parking in a huge dirt lot with flaggers directing you in. Restrooms are porta-potties.
If you are a race fan I think a trip here is well worth your time. Arizona Speedway is a sister or brother to the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Arizona.

6. Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

20464 E Riggs Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-5200 +1 480-358-3710
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

This majestic event facility, located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, provides ample opportunity for events of both the English and Western equestrian persuasion, as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts and weddings.Horseshoe Park is home to a number of prestigious organizations including the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association, Arizona Reining Horse Association, Hershberger Performance Horse Sale and Joan Usher Barrel Horse Racing.

Reviewed By seasideNorthCarolina - Morehead City, North Carolina

There is a lot to do and see here. However, we came primarily for the rodeo and weren't disappointed. Barrel racing, roping, bull riding, bronco and more. We had box seats which we liked because it gave me some freedom to move around and photograph from ground level. Like any rodeo, there can be gaps between events and even between riders. Especially the bull riders because it takes a while for them to get set up and call for the gate to open. Like I've said in my other reviews, a picture speaks a thousand words....so I've included a few here. Enjoy. chrisandersonimaging

7. Schnepf Farms

24810 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-9266 +1 480-987-3100
Excellent
33%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 186 reviews

Schnepf Farms

A family owned and operated 4th generation farm known mainly for their Fall pumpkin festival and their UPICK peaches. They are the largest organic peach grower in the State of Arizona. Now visitors can enjoy a country store, bakery, petting zoo, play yards, train rides, Upick organic gardens and orchards, hay rides, Farmhouse museum, gift shops, Breakfast, Lunch, Tours, Educational tours, cooking classes, farm classes and more. Schedule a tour, or just head on out just to see what they have to offer and enjoy a day on the farm. (Please note that during October & May, the farm gets extremely busy during their festivals) They have four large annual festivals that are fun for everyone, they also host several *special events* Check the website or FB to find out what is happening on a particular weekend. The Four Main Festivals are: October "Pumpkin & Chili Party" - Admission - February "Peach Blossom Celebration - FREE May "Peach Festival" - FREE Schnepf Farms is seasonal and only open Thursday through Sunday The farm is always closed July and August. Admission is charged ONLY during October. Breakfast and Lunch is served Thursday - Sunday. Admission FREE.

Reviewed By Barbara O - Red Bluff, California

We stayed here in their RV camping area. Today is our last full day here. There are two reasons we stayed here. One, our son lives 10 minutes away and two after calling several different places this is the only one who called me back. Apparently be under 55 years of age, having dogs and only need a site for a week is a issue. Anyway, this little RV camp is your basic place to stay. It’s not fancy by any means. It doesn’t offer WiFi or cable and it’s small. Site are few (call head). It’s quite, large, places to walk and walk your dogs. Your RV is on dirt. Kinda like dirt and gravel. Was not a big deal for us. You get basic hook up. Water, sewer and power. There is one washer and one dryer. No picnic table, no concrete. Quite (except for the occasional train). Spaces are ok in size. There is a small store that offers seasonal produce and canned items. There is a Fry’s store with in 10 minutes. They also have a cafe for breakfast and lunch. It is like staying on the farm. Yes, we would stay again. The price is also very reasonable. 30 or 50amp service. Just remember Queen Creek, Az can be difficult to get to, especially with the traffic. But, over all for us it was worth it!

8. Alvea Spa and Wellness

36460 N Encanterra Dr, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140-7341 +1 480-677-8070
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 2 reviews

Alvea Spa and Wellness

Alvea Spa & Wellness at Encanterra is one of the premier boutique spa destinations in Arizona. Combining the aspects of water and the natural elements used in construction, Alvea Spa is the perfect place to soothe your mind, body, and soul. We offer all the amenities of a five-star resort and can personally customize your spa experience to fit your needs. Whether you are visiting for a quick manicure/pedicure or a long deep tissue massage, we will ensure that your time is relaxing and rejuvenating.

Reviewed By msv917 - Calgary, Canada

I discovered this spa several years ago while online looking for a spa closer to home. I have been visiting ever since!! My mother and I are loyal customers here and absolutely love the services provided. If you are considering visiting this spa - I would highly recommend it. Gabby is an amazing esthetician. She gives unreal manicures and pedicures! Bobbi-Jo is a great massage therapist as well.

9. MD Ranch

6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-6675 +1 480-331-7893
Excellent
86%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

MD Ranch

Reviewed By Tammy C

I took my sister and her family horse back riding (none of them had ever rode before). The park was nice but the horses were truly beautiful. Our guide, Matt, was friendly, patient and funny. My niece and nephew were nervous but he had them smiling and wanting to go horse back riding again before it was all said and done. Definitely worth the time and money!!!

10. Gilbert Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints

3301 S Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297-2176
Excellent
79%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Gilbert Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints

Reviewed By alanfullmer - Cedar Hills, Utah

Aside from the internal reasons for visiting here, the grounds are amazing. Trees, flowers, fountains, etc. You could easily spend some time walking around and enjoying it.

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