Fountain Hills, AZ

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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

Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
12800 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
The price is $99 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Situated in Fountain Hills, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fountain Hills Botanical Garden and Fountain Hills Artists' Gallery. Fountain Hills Fountain ...
3.8/5 Good! (975 reviews)
"This is an older property but they have done a good job with updating it. Bed was comfortable, nice shower, good lighting & large tv. Fridge in the room was extremely noisy. Would be nice to have coffee provided in the common area, complimentary bottled water was provided which I appreciated. Very ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Lakeshore Hotel and Suites
Inn at Eagle Mountain
Inn at Eagle Mountain
3.5 out of 5
9800 N Summer Hill Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
The price is $161 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Eagle Mountain, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Golf Club at Eagle Mountain and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Eagle Mountain ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Architecture - not cookie cutter office style building"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Inn at Eagle Mountain
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
2.5 out of 5
17105 E Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
The price is $107 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Located in the heart of Fountain Hills, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Desert Canyon Golf Club and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Fort McDowell Casino. Desert Sonoran ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (709 reviews)
"The property was well kept and easy to find....my only negative was they need to make sure there grab and go breakfast is fully stock."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills - Scottsdale
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.
Comfortable & Beautiful Condo Near the Fountain in Fountain Hills
Comfortable & Beautiful Condo Near the Fountain in Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
This family-friendly Fountain Hills condo building is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Fountain Hills Botanical Garden and Fountain Hills Artists' ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Convenient location
"Nice quiet location and easy access to eateries."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Comfortable & Beautiful Condo Near the Fountain in Fountain Hills
NEW Stunning Fountain Hills Home - 3BED/2BA (Sleeps 8 + Foosball Table!)
NEW Stunning Fountain Hills Home - 3BED/2BA (Sleeps 8 + Foosball Table!)
Fountain Hills, AZ
Located in the heart of Fountain Hills, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Golden Eagle Trailhead, SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, and Fountain Hills Artists' ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Evelyn Trip
"Great home! had a great stay!"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

NEW Stunning Fountain Hills Home - 3BED/2BA (Sleeps 8 + Foosball Table!)
Spectacular views: Private master suite in Fountain Hills
Spectacular views: Private master suite in Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
This family-friendly Fountain Hills vacation home is located on a river, within 2 mi (3 km) of Desert Sonoran Botanical Garden Trailhead and Desert Canyon Golf ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Relaxing Escape from the City
"With a very busy schedule during the week, it was refreshing to come back to this location each night and be able to take a dip in the pool before bed. Fountain Hills very much has a feel of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and a little bit of seclusion. Steve was a very accommodating ..."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

Spectacular views: Private master suite in Fountain Hills
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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