What to do and see in Eloy, United States: The Best Places and Tips

March 13, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Eloy is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States, about 50 miles northwest of Tucson and about 65 miles southeast of Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 16,631.
Restaurants in Eloy

1. Skydive Arizona

4900 N Taylor St, Eloy, AZ 85131-9759
Excellent
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Skydive Arizona

Reviewed By Curtez151 - Scottsdale, Arizona

We bought two tandem jumps via Groupon. Everything went smoothly in terms of safety, the plane ride, and the jump itself. However, the facility accepted too many people from Groupon to accommodate. We arrived at 9:45am for a specified 10am jump. We waited around for nearly 3 hours. We were told repetitively "15 more minutes." Those 15 minutes never came. Just poor business practices...

2. Caywood Farms

841 E Highway 287, Casa Grande, AZ 85194-8421 +1 520-560-1119
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5 based on 88 reviews

Caywood Farms

We offer farm tours relating to local agriculture including cotton and alfalfa. Learn how cotton is grown from seed to bale. This 2 1/2 to 3 hour tour includes an indoor presentation followed by a hayride out to the field. Cotton is planted in the spring and picked in the fall. We have cotton in the field until mid-February. You will see a cotton picker, cotton module builder and a cotton rood which picks up ground cotton. If cotton is not in the ground, we still offer tours. Please call for information on dates, times and reservations. Reservations are required.

Reviewed By Susan S - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States

Lots of interesting information about cotton and cottonseed. Hokey, but cute music. These farmers talked about water rights without becoming strident. There was junk and scrap metal strewn all over -- rusty old pieces and parts, charcoal grills, an ancient motorhome, broken lawn chairs -- which was odd because the Caywoods obviously take such pride in what they do, otherwise. Cleaning up the yard around the outbuildings would go a long way to add to the appeal of this place. The tour guide's comments during the hayride tour around the farm acreage were also interesting.

3. Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

17599 Peak Ln, Eloy, AZ +1 520-466-3658
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5 based on 18 reviews

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Reviewed By Lyne T

We had a fun time here. Lots of animals to feed. Goats, bunnies, ducks, donkeys! We loved the little rainbow colored birds they were the most entertaining.
You must do the ultra monster truck ride! Bumpy, rough ride and full of fun facts on desert animals and plants.

4. Picacho Peak State Park

Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85131 +1 520-466-3183
Excellent
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4.5 based on 147 reviews

Picacho Peak State Park

Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. One of the first recordings was in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area. The park offers a visitor center with exhibits and a park store, a playground, historical markers, a campground and picnic areas. Many hiking trails traverse the desert landscape and offer hikers both scenic and challenging hikes. Hike prepared and know your limits. Bring plenty of food and water and wear proper footwear. Enjoy the beauty of the desert and the amazing views.

Reviewed By Mark B - Phoenix, Arizona

The hike to the top of Picacho Peak is worth the climb. Just enough steep elevation changes to make things interesting, but a bit technical in places. Cables available for the really steep parts, and good idea to bring gloves to protect the hands.

The campground is very nice, with spacious spots, and nice amenities such as fire rings, and shade over the picnic benches. Bathrooms are spacious and immaculate.

5. SkyVenture Arizona

4900 N Taylor St, Eloy, AZ 85131-9759
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5 based on 16 reviews

SkyVenture Arizona

Reviewed By LindaAZ2 - Arizona

We booked our grandchildren, ages 14 and 12, for this experience...but I wish I'd joined them! The flying is only two minutes (broken into two segments) but it seemed longer due to the instruction and watching others. Our instructor was very good about keeping all the flyers calm and confident. He was also good at giving clear instructors regarding form. I hate heights, but like I said, I wish I had flown.

An added bonus was watching the special forces practice parachuting techniques with all their gear and night-vision goggles. The venue is in the middle of nowhere but there's no mistaking the building once you get close. Do it!

6. Picacho Peak Plaza

16098 E Camino Adelante Rd, Picacho, AZ 85141 +1 520-466-0057
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Picacho Peak Plaza

Reviewed By NYU62 - Tucson Arizona

We have driven by here dozens of times, but it is close enough to home that we never stopped. This time, coming home from Southern California, we really felt the need to stretch our legs, when we got to the Picacho Peak area. Since our daughter stops here on every trip (they love this Gift Shop), we decided to check it out.

The building looks almost like a Mission from the outside. It is so close to the freeway, that it is very convenient to get off and back on to I-10. They have a Shell Station there that is open 24 hours seven days a week, and many cars seem to stop for gas.

Inside, it is very nicely air-conditioned, and there is a state-of-the-art Travel Center, with a Gift Store stocked by Bowlin, which mainly serves the southwest. There are some really nice and good quality items for sale here, and as the store is so well stocked, browsing is a pleasure. The store and Rest Rooms are spotless. Everything has the appearance of being new. There is a "Subway" with nice seating on the premises.

We were so happy that we had stopped. the store is quite large, so just walking around, you do give your legs a nice stretching.

7. Quitobaquito Spring

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
Excellent
53%
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4 based on 29 reviews

Quitobaquito Spring

An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for viewing plants, birds and animals.

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

Tough location to get to! And - chances are - the journey will likely make you a bit apprehensive. You have to drive a few miles basically very close to the border and parallel to it. There are Boarder Patrol vehicles. The water pond is unassuming and plain in appearance at least in November but it is a treasure basin for any ichthyologist in you! The area is a part of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument . The quitobaquito dessert fish are small, there are also mud turtles and hard to spot snails. Interesting place for a biologist to visit

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