Family fun in Phoenix

Get 'em outta the pool this summer ― and into the coolest kid spots around

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Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Indoor/outdoor museum encompassing the ruins of a prehistoric Hohokam village. Wander through life-size replicas of indigenous dwellings, then come inside for the Dig It! Explore Archaeology exhibit and build a miniature Hohokam village. Open daily. $2, $1 ages 6-17, 5 and under free. 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix; or 602/495-0901.


Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park. Waterfalls, mists, shallow pools, and streams that collectively tell the story of Earth's water supply. Open daily. Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave. and Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe Town Lake; or 480/350-8625.


Monti's La Casa Vieja. Mini steaks and burgers for kids; filet mignon and vino for adults. Lunch and dinner daily. $$. 100 S. Mill Ave., Tempe; 480/967-7594.


Cookiez. Kid heaven. Choose your own cookie and ice cream for gooey oversize sandwiches. 11:30-8 Tue-Thu and Sun, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat. 514 S. Mill Ave., Tempe; 480/557-7051.


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