Mesa, Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona's third largest city, is located right next to Tempe, 15 miles southeast of Phoenix. Actually the borders of Mesa and Tempe blend into each other. It is often considered to be THE cultural hub of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Mesa features many art galleries, performing arts centers, shopping centers, entertainment spots and historical sites. This city has a lot to offer in its school system, for which it also takes great pride. Mesa also has some gorgeous churches to view. The Mormon religion has its famous Arizona Mormon temple located here. Visitors are welcome to visit this beautifully created church, though only true Mormons are allowed into the sanctuary area.

Mesa is the Winter home of the Chicago Cubs and has the Champlin Fighter Museum.

Mesa, which means "table" in Spanish, was named by the Mormans when they arrived in March 1877 to rebuild the Hohokam irrigation canals into the present day city of 324,000 people.

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Mesa Tourism and Community Contacts

Community Service Department
64 E. First St., 602/644-3328

Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau (For Event Information)
120 N. Center Street, Mesa, Az. 85201
(602) 969-1307

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Mesa, Arizona Organizations

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson, 644-2468, Open Tues-Fri 1-5p, Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 1-5p, $2.

Champion Fighter Museum

Cap Water Treatment Plant
7750 E. Brown Road. 644-3334.

Community and Conference Center

201 N. Center. 644-2178 Includes: Centennial Hall, Grand Plaza, Conference Center

Council Chambers

57 E. First Street. 644-2576

Dobson Ranch Branch Library
2425 S. Dobson Road. 644-3443

East Mesa Branch Library

635 N. Power Road. 644-3184

Galeria Mesa

155 N. Center Street, 644-2242. Hours: Tues-Fri, noon-8p, Sat noon-5p, Free

Main Library

64 E First Street. 644-2702

Mesa Amphitheatre
Center and University. 644-2178

Mesa Arts Center

155 N. Center Street. 644-2242

Mesa Parks, Recreation & Cultural Administrative Offices

125 N. Hobson. 644-2351

Mesa Senior Center
247 N. MacDonald. 962-5612

Mesa Southwest Museum

53 N. MacDonald, 644-2230.
Open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday Through Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM Sunday. Closed Monday
Admission: Adults, $4, Seniors, $3.50, Children age 3 and older, $2

Mesa Town Center

Main Street, between Country Club and Mesa Drive. 890-2613

Municipal Building

55 N. Center Street. 644-2011

Rendezvous Center

263 N. Center Street. 644-2178

Sirrine House

160 N. Center Street. 644-2760

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