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Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room.

Reserved tickets are now on sale for this very popular autumn activity aboard the Grand Canyon Railway’s annual Pumpkin Patch Train, which runs every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Trains depart Williams for the 90­‐minute holiday experience at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Prices are $15 for kids ages 2 to 15 and $20 for adults 16 and older. Tickets include one pumpkin per child, along with the activities listed above (hay bale maze, haunted train car, pumpkin decorating and crafts). Upon arrival at the secret patch, kids will have 30 to 45 minutes to pick the perfect pumpkin.

Of course, there also will be pumpkin pie, hot apple cider and hot chocolate at the Depot for an additional cost. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween finest for the ride. Train passenger service attendants and conductors are always dressed up, as well. Pumpkin Patch Train reservations can be made by visiting www.thetrain.com/pumpkin or by calling 1‐800-­THE-­TRAIN (1-800‐843­‐8724). Tickets are also available for purchase at the Depot. For more information about the Grand Canyon Railway or to purchase other tickets or packages, visit www.thetrain.com or call 1-­800‐THE‐TRAIN.

Grand Canyon Railway is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Also taking place in October, the town of Williams will celebrate the Third Annual Alpine Harvest Festival, boasting a pumpkin carving contest, scarecrow judging, barnyard petting zoo, a “Howly, Growly, Owly” guided tour through Bearizona and more. The festival takes place on weekends throughout the town of Williams.

For more information on the Third Annual Alpine Harvest Festival visit www.alpineharvestfestival.com.

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Top 5: Animal Parks - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Animal Parks (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Animal Parks — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Pkwy.,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-1341
phoenixzoo.org
Guests can take a walk through Monkey Village, have an up-close encounter with a giraffe, ride a camel, hop aboard the Safari Train, learn about farm life at the petting zoo and enjoy several water-play features during spring and summer months.


Reid Park Zoo

1100 S. Randolph Way,
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 791-4022
tucsonzoo.org
Meet more than 400 animals — rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more. Venture into the African, Asian and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection — the full-flight, walkthrough aviary.


Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 W. Highway 260,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(928) 567-2840
outofafricapark.com
At Out of Africa, you get a different view of wildlife. Here, exotic animals roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.


Bearizona

1500 E. Route 66,
Williams, AZ 86046
(928) 635-2289
bearizona.com
Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment and all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble bighorn sheep to stealthy mountain lions and adorable bear cubs.


Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W. Northern Ave.,
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
(623) 935-WILD (9453)
wildlifeworld.com
Wildlife World Zoo has been an integral part of the West Valley for more than two decades, and with the opening of a multimillion-dollar aquarium, it just keeps getting better and better. The Zoo is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The aquarium is open to 9 p.m.). That means we are open every day and night of the year — even holidays.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Animal Parks (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Animal Parks (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Animal Parks — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Bearizona

1500 E. Route 66,
Williams, AZ 86046
928-635-2289
bearizona.com
Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment and all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble bighorn sheep to stealthy mountain lions and adorable bear cubs.


Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 W. Highway 260,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
928-567-2840
outofafricapark.com
At Out of Africa, you get a different view of wildlife. Here, exotic animals roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.


Reid Park Zoo

1100 S. Randolph Way,
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-791-4022
tucsonzoo.org
Meet more than 400 animals — rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more. Venture into the African, Asian and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection — the full-flight, walkthrough aviary.


Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Pkwy.,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-1341
phoenixzoo.org
Home to more than 1,300 animals, guests can take a walk through Monkey Village, have an up close encounter with a giraffe, ride a camel, hop aboard the Safari Train, learn about farm life at the petting zoo and enjoy several water play features during spring and summer months.


Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park,
AZ 85340 623-935-WILD (9453)
wildlifeworld.com
Wildlife World Zoo has been an integral part of the West Valley for more than two decades, and with the opening of a multimillion-dollar aquarium, it just keeps getting better and better. The Zoo is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The aquarium is open to 9 p.m.) That means we are open every day and night of the year — even holidays.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012