Tick off that Gilbert, AZ bucket list

If you are in Gilbert, Arizona, you totally have to go out of your beautiful and comfortable home with that newly-installed garage door and enjoy the town!

This is because there’s a lot of awesome things to do and enjoy in Gilbert. Here we have put together a bucket list of adventures that you should definitely take in gorgeous Gilbert.

Visit the pooch paradise.

Even if you don’t have a dog, the Cosmo Dog Part is worth a visit. This is one of the most popular parks in Gilbert. It is about 17 acres in total with a lake, doggie drinking fountains, wash stations, obstacle course, tables, benches and walkways. Better yet, bring your family, have a picnic and an awesome day.

Have that ultimate cowboy experience.

Gilbert allows you to experience that ultimate cowboy thrill during Gilbert Days. This is a weeklong festival held every November that begins with a Pony Express ride. Riders travel from the local post office to invite people to celebrate and take part in barrel dancing, a rodeo, dance and parade with the royal court. On a Saturday, you can also take part in music and family entertainment.

Visit Gilbert’s iconic ballparks.

A visit to Gilbert will not be complete without setting foot at the Big League Dreams Park. This is an eight-diamond baseball facility with scaled down renditions of the Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field. The Big League Dreams Park is a 20,000 square foot indoor complex that is open all year round and features a soccer pavilion, flag-football fields, batting cages and the Stadium Club restaurant.

Immerse yourself in Gilbert history.

To know about the rich history of Gilbert, head off to the original Gilbert Elementary School which has been built in 1913 and is now operating as the Gilbert Historical Museum. It is currently on the National Register of Historic Places, been operating for 30 years and features nine exhibit rooms that show the town’s 100 plus years of history, from the Old West to the current city.

See a falling star at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory.

Spend a great or romantic night at the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory. It has a 16-inch diameter telescope that offers great view of the nighttime sky, the moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn.

See the Agritopia community.

Have a relaxing day at Gilbert’s Agritopia village with its more than 400 charming houses along tree-lined, narrow streets with large swathes of greens and playgrounds. Its highlight is the community garden which grows produce for Joe’s Farm Grill, featured on the Food Network for its organic and local produce, pancakes and locally-raised beef hamburgers.

Watch a show at the longest running theater in America.

Gilbert plays host to the oldest, privately owned theater company in the U.S., the Hale Centre Theater. It has been established in 1947 and has since hosted the performance of classic dramas, musicales, comedies and youth productions. It has also won 30 AriZoni awards for technical and creative accomplishments.