Fountain Hills, AZ

Water Fountain


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Location / Description

Fountain Hills is small (yet growing) scenic desert community. It is just east of Scottsdale. It is located about 45 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Surrounded by mountain views of Four Peaks, the Superstitions, and McDowell Mountains, the centerpiece of Fountain Hills is the world's tallest continuously running manmade water fountain which sits in the middle of a lake surrounded by a 32-acre park at the eastern end of the Avenue of the Fountain. The spectacular fountain rises 560 feet into the air, 10 feet higher than the Washington Monument and almost three times higher than Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Since the fountain rises so high in the air, it is easily viewed from all over town and on highways and roads approaching Fountain Hills.

Population / Elevation

Population: 24,990 (2006)
Elevation: 1700



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Avenue in Fountain Hills


Fountain Hills is a planned, family-oriented community established in 1970. Before 1970, the area was part of the one of the largest land and cattle holdings in Arizona. It was designed by Charles Wood, Jr. who is also designed Disneyland. Homes can be seen perched on hilltops around this lovely town.

Things To Do

  • Golf
  • Boating
  • River rafting
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Casinos
  • Tubing
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding


  • Silver Car Auction (January)
  • Pony Express/Hashknife Gang Celebration (February)
  • Fountain Hills Great Fair (February) 500+ artists and artisans line the Avenue of the Fountain Boulevard. Music. Food. delicious Indian Fry Bread.
  • Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally (February) - highlight of the Fountain Hills Great Fair
  • Annual Native American Fine Arts Show (March)
  • Takin' a Ride (March) - 150-mile bike ride
  • St. Patrick's Day at the Fountain (March) - Fountain Hills' landmark fountain is green.
  • Independence Day (July) - celebration and fireworks
  • Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts (November) - attracts 100,000 visitors annually. Craft exhibitions. Activities for children. Indian Fry Bread.
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade - the only such parade in the state of Arizona.
  • Fountain Hills Holiday Celebration (December) - luminaries light downtown streets and around Fountain Lake.



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Camping & RV Parks
For more information, contact:

Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 17598
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269-7598
(480) 837-1654

Resources & Nearby Attractions


Nearby Attractions

  • Fort McDowell Adventures - experience the wild west on 25,000 acres of the Yavapai Indian Reservation - horseback riding, cattle drives, hayrides.
  • Sporting events, museums, parks, and other events in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, etc.
  • Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Cities & Towns

Parks & Monuments

  • Fountain Park - Built 30 years ago. Dramatic landmark with the famous Fountain as its spectacular centerpiece. Fountain was first activated December 15, 1970, and has been attracting visitors ever since.
  • McDowell Mountain Regional Park - camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Sprawling trails for all levels of difficulty. Trails are marked. Land is protected from development.

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

  • Salt River - tubing and water recreation. Ride inner tubes down the Verde and Salt Rivers. Just southeast of Fountain Hills.
  • Saguaro Lake (12 miles) for boating and fishing. Also picnic facilities and water recreation including swimming and water skiing.
  • Canyon Lake (80 miles) - for boating and fishing. . Also picnic facilities and water recreation including swimming and water skiing.

Historic & Points of Interest

  • Fort McDowell Casino
  • Fountain Hills Community Theatre
  • River of Time Museum




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