ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Payson is central Arizona’s year-round, premier vacation destination and for good reason.  With over 300 days of glorious sunshine a year, pristine mountain views, a rich western heritage, and fresh mountain air; it's a wonderful environment to play in. Practically every sport or recreation you could imagine is available here.  Click below for more information.

Payson Rodeos

Billed as the birth place of rodeo, Payson is home to the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. Since 1884, Payson has celebrated August Doins as its premier rodeo event. Over time Payson has added several new rodeos to its yearly calendar. Each one offers visitors a great show, in a festival setting, with vendors, dances, BBQ’s, classic car displays, parades, and so much more. For more information, click here.

Mountain Recreational Activities

Payson is home to the majestic Mogollon Rim.  Formed 600 million years ago, the 200-mile long “Rim” rises to over 7,000 feet.  The Rim is home to thousands of different species of animals and offers the outdoor enthusiast a smorgasbord of activities, including: camping, hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, hunting, star gazing, bird watching and if relaxing is your gig, well you can do that to.  For more information,

Parks and Recreation

The Town of Payson is a beautiful community with several differnt parks for vistors and year round residents to enjoy.  Check out all of our summer aquatics program, tournaments, youth and adult sports programs races and much more.

Mazatzal Casino Activities


Mazatzal Hotel and Casino offers visitors a great night life with many different opportunities including: bingo, slots, and table games.  While visiting the Mazatzal Casino, stay for dinner at the award winning Cedar Ridge Restaurant.  After dinner enjoy a concert, show or special event. 

Top 35 Things to Do When Visiting Payson and Rim Country

Boredom in Payson and the surrounding Rim Country is not an option. With hundreds of things to do and places to go there is never a dull moment. We have narrowed the list down to 35 of the top things that visitors should experience.

5 Day Trips from Payson

Centrally located in the “Heart of Arizona”, Payson offers visitors' access too many of the states recognized attractions. As the hub of your vacation, staying in Payson allows you to experience several day trips, all within a 4 hours driving distance. 

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
1000 W. Country Club Dr.

Payson, AZ 85541  |  928-472-5110

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