Thursday, December 10, 2009

McCormick Railroad Park

When I think of Scottsdale I think of world class golf, superb spas, and upscale shopping. Scottsdale certainly knows how to do leisure time right. It also knows how to create one fantastic park for kids!

The McCormick Railroad Park has everything a little kid could ask for in a park: a really fun  railroad, a carousel, a train museum and two awesome play areas. For $2.00, passengers can take a ride around the park on a miniature train. Little ones can even sit in a cargo section in the back and pretend to be livestock. During the holiday season, the area along the track has some really fun decorations (we saw them setting up some of the displays while we were there).

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For one dollar your child can take a ride on the carousel. My kids can never get enough of the “up and down” and having one in the same spot as a train is beyond exciting.

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The play areas are so much fun. There is one area set up like an old west adobe complete with jail and stagecoach.

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The other playground features an enormous playscape complete with multiple slide, swings, a rock wall, and lots of shade for those hot desert days.

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We didn’t have time for the train museum that day but for only $2.00 it is certainly worth checking out if you have a train lover in your group. For more information about  the McCormick Railroad Park click here.


debi9kids said...

OH WOW! This place looks FANTASTIC! And, I'm not sure why it got me like it did, but the look in Ben's eyes as he's peering through the bars...just caught my heart. He's so beautiful!

Amy @ The Q Family said...

Didn't want to sound like I'm a copy cat but OH WOW!!! too..

My kids will LOVE this place. And my wallet will love the price. :)

Colleen Lanin at Travel Mamas said...

I spent half my childhood in Scottsdale & remember loving this park as a kid. Now, when I return to Arizona with my children, this is a favorite place to spend the day!