Fountain Hills, AZ

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Fountain Hills showing tranquil scenes, a sunset and a small town or village
Check out art galleries, vast desert canyons and one of the world’s tallest fountains reach into the sky against a backdrop of the purple-hued McDowell Mountains.

The Town of Fountain Hills is a stunning oasis in the middle of the Arizonan desert. Explore the town’s exciting art trails and creative studios, take in the sights of a world-famous fountain or discover the surrounding region, where stunning mountain ranges roll out as far as the eye can see.

The town is named for its breathtaking man-made fountain, which bursts forth out of the center of Fountain Hills Lake. A local Arizona entrepreneur, Robert McCulloch, built the fountain in 1970. The pride of the town and a truly spectacular sight, the fountain can reach a height of 560 feet (170 meters) on special occasions, making it taller than the Washington Monument, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral and the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Stroll around Fountain Park and you’ll see the monument reach its everyday height of 330 feet (100 meters) every hour. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show or hike along the Lake Overlook Trail for stunning views across the town and beyond.

Downtown, you’ll find a selection of intriguing galleries and local landmarks. Embark on the Fountain Hills Public Art Walk to see 150 different artworks dotted throughout the streets and parks. Grab a map and a guide from the local tourism office or join a docent-led tour for a local insight into the art pieces. Stop by the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery or the Fountain Hills Theater to experience some more local culture. Learn about the region’s heritage at the River of Time Museum, which highlights the Yavapai people, Fort McDowell and the mining prospectors who sought gold and found amethyst.

Explore Fountain Hills’ mesmerizing desert landscapes to reach breathtaking viewpoints and experience Arizona’s spirit for adventure. Go hiking or biking in the McDowell Mountain Preserve or check out Tonto National Park. Visit nearby Saguaro Lake for paddleboat or kayak tour. Ride through the desert hills on horseback or in a four-wheel drive buggy.

The town of Fountain Hills is located in central Arizona and is a half-hour drive from Phoenix’s international airport. The region has plenty of sunny days and mild winters, ensuring you can have outdoors adventures almost year-round.

Where to stay in Fountain Hills

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
2.5 out of 5
17105 E Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $166 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$166
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (796 reviews)
Good place
"A very nice day. Good breakfast. Nice room. Very helpful staff. We’ll stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
Inn at Eagle Mountain
Inn at Eagle Mountain
3.5 out of 5
9800 N Summer Hill Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
The price is $299 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
$299
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,034 reviews)
"The natural look and feel of the area."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Inn at Eagle Mountain
Fountain Park Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Fountain Park Hotel, BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
12800 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$189
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,015 reviews)
"Hotel was clean, staff where great. Will return"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Fountain Park Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Charming 5-bed Villa in Fountain Hills With Pool!
Charming 5-bed Villa in Fountain Hills With Pool!
Fountain Hills, AZ
Stay at this villa in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Desert Canyon Golf Club and Desert Sonoran Botanical Garden ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Great location for a golf trip."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Charming 5-bed Villa in Fountain Hills With Pool!
Charming Fountain Hills 3 Bedroom Home!
Charming Fountain Hills 3 Bedroom Home!
3.5 out of 5
Fountain Hills, AZ
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Fountain Hills Artists' Gallery and ...
Charming Fountain Hills 3 Bedroom Home!
Fountain Hills Mansion
Fountain Hills Mansion
4.5 out of 5
9240 Lava Bluff Trail, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury vacation home in Fountain Hills. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Golf Club at Eagle Mountain ...
Fountain Hills Mansion
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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