Arizona Mills isn’t an ordinary shopping mall; it is a place full of fun and entertainment.  It is the perfect spot to go if you have someone who doesn’t necessarily care for shopping, but you need to bring he/she along.  Arizona Mills has lots of unique places that will make the non-shopper want to return.


You will find a mix of activities such as 175 retailers, 10 eateries, several interesting restaurants, a Harkins 24 theatre, an IMAX theatres and Gameworks.  You can be promised that every person who visits will find something that will entertain him or her for the day.

Some of the interesting restaurants that are at Arizona Mills are the Rainforest Café and the Alcatraz Brewing Company.  If you think you might want to experience the sights and sounds of a rainforest, then you must reserve a table at the Rainforest Café.  It will be a meal you won’t forget.  The Alcatraz Brewing The company’s theme is based on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.  It is a great spot for adults.

One place that many young people enjoy spending their time is at Gameworks.  This is an entertainment facility.  Let me tell you, it has everything from video games, music, food, and more games.  It is busting at the seams with exciting experiences for every person who steps into it.

The Arizona Mills has the first combination of IMAX and IMAX 3D theatre.  The IMAX theatre includes a large format screen over 6 stories high with wrap around 18,000 watts digital sound.  It is unlike any other movie experience you have encountered.  The IMAX 3D gives you a new dimension.  You put on a 3D headset that allows the images you see to feel very real.  Both theatres change the shows regularly, so you will need to give them a call to see what is currently playing.  Their number is 945-IMAX.

As for the shopping, you will discover a multitude of shops to browse through during your trip.  There are many outlet stores such as the JC Penney Outlet, Last Call Neiman Marcus, Foot Locker Outlet, and the Gap Outlet, just to name a few.  You will find some great buys at Arizona Mills.

Along with all of these terrific places to spend your time the mall itself is exciting.  The mall is designed in a large oval shape.  As shoppers walk the loop, they experience 25 giant video screens that feature a lively mix of music videos.  You can stop every so often and take in a video at one of many unique resting areas throughout the mall.

Arizona Mills is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.  Hours do change around the holiday season.  You will need to call 491-9700 to find out more.

The mall is located on the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and State Route 60 (Superstition Freeway).  If you are on Interstate 10 take the Baseline Road exit east.  If you are on State Route 60 (Superstition Freeway) take the Priest Drive exit south. 

I know you will find your trip to Arizona Mills to be a fun and exciting one.  I am sure you will want to return to do some more exploring, it is difficult to take it all in, in just one trip.