"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think." ~Bernard M. Baruch
City of Phoenix Sanitation Dept.
View the solid waste area, learn what happens to trash once it is picked up, composting area, water conservation, mulching, recycling sorting facility, all kinds of machinery, will receive activity books as well as a video for your group (if available). 27th Ave./Lower Buckeye Rd. (go to dead end, go past weighing scale, go right up hill to parking lot, meet at bridge) Contact person: Jeff - 602-495-7678 Minimum of 20, maximum of 100 people; kindergarten & up; free.
Davis-Monthan's Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center Facility
6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85706
The Famed Airplane Graveyard / Bone Yard at Davis Monthan Airforce base in Tucson is not just a fence around piles of out-dated scrap metal. Millions of dollars of surplus parts are salvaged to keep other active aircraft flying. You can think of this place as a huge warehouse for all types of spare parts which saves taxpayers millions of dollars every year. The Pima Air & Space Museum offers tours of Davis-Monthan's AMARC (Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center) Facility. Advance reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seating. To make a tour reservation, please call the reservation desk at (520) 618-4806. The tour bus boards at the Museum entrance. Due to increased security concerns, one small carry-on item is allowed per passenger. Carry-on items may include a small camera, purse, or fanny/belt sack. Photo identification is required for everyone 16 years and over.
Deer Valley Airport
Karsten Manufacturing (PING)
2201 W. Desert Cove Ave., Phoenix AZ
Founded by PING inventor Karsten Solheim more than 40 years ago, the family-owned company prides itself on closely controlling the entire golf club manufacturing process. PING offers free factory tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am, by reservation only. These tours fill up very quickly, so please be sure to call well in advance. You can call 1-800-474-6434 to make a reservation, at least 1-2 months in advance.
4140 W. Mercury Way, Chandler AZ 85226
See how a helicopter is made! Come to the factory and take a guided tour. RotorWay is the world's oldest and largest kit helicopter company. To schedule your factory tour, call 480-961-1001. (Tours are by appointment only. Open weekdays from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.)