Mesa, popular for many reasons, sports some of the best golf courses in all of Arizona. More than 40 courses are within a half hour drive from the capital city of Phoenix. Mesa’s metro area is the location of the Southwest’s largest art and entertainment campus, featuring 14 individual studios, five art galleries and four theaters.
Mesa, Arizona is also the home of the nations first Museum for Youth, specifically dedicated to introducing youth to art and natural history with the state’s largest repository for fossils found in the Southwest.
Mesa is home to Symphony of the Southwest, the Millennial Choir and many other performing arts groups.
A tradition since 1952, Mesa has been the spring time home for Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs and more recently, the Oakland A’s.
Two of the Major landmarks in Mesa are the Mesa LDS Temple, and Falcon Field Airport. The Mesa Temple had its ground breaking ceremony in 1922 and was finished and dedicated in 1927, just 5 years later. The Mesa Temple hosts the ‘ “Easter Pageant Jesus the Christ, which attracts approximately 150,000 people annually and is the “largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world.” ‘. Falcon Field airport is also a historic landmark in Mesa. This airport was built in 1941 and was used to train pilots to ready them for WWll. Falcon Field was used by the British Royal Air force.