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Page Contents for Tempe, Arizona

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts


between Phoenix and Mesa. All three cities seem to run together as they have grown tremendously in recent years
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Enjoyable. Fall & winter days are moderate and the nights cool. During the Spring & summer, both days and nights are warm.
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History & History Related Items

A History page for Tempe.

Tempe was originally known as Hayden's Ferry when it was founded in 1867. The trading post there was run by the father of former Senator Carl Hayden. The name was changed to Tempe in 1878. The name of Tempe is said to have come from Lord Darrell Duppa, an Englishman who was instrumental in the settlement of nearby Phoenix. When he first came into the area, it reminded him of something he read about the Vale of Tempe in ancient Greece. Tempe is the home of Arizona State University and is the home of the Fiesta Bowl, which is played in Sun Devil Stadium.
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The settling of Tempe


The founding of Tempe



Arizona State Sun Devils

Tempe Historical Museum

The Cultural Arts in Tempe

Here is an attractions page for Tempe

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Arizona San Sharks (Indoor Soccer)
Cactus League (professional baseball spring training)
Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl
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Economy & Industry

broad and diverse. Here is a business page for the Tempe area
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Tempe City Government

City of Tempe
31 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-967-2001
Mayor: 480-350-8110

Tempe has a City Manager/City Council form of government.

Tempe Chamber

Tempe Chamber of Commerce
909 E. Apache Blvd.
P.O. Box 28500
Tempe, AZ 85285-8500
Phone: (480) 967-7891
FAX: (480) 966-5375

Tempe Organizations

Tempe Chamber of Commerce
909 E. Apache Blvd.
P.O. Box 28500
Tempe, AZ 85285-8500
Phone: (480) 967-7891
FAX: (480) 966-5375

Tempe Libraries

Tempe Public Library

Tempe Schools

Life School College Preparatory
LS Legends School
1515 S. Indian Bend Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-5410
Life happens ... Why not prepare - at Life

Education in Tempe


Arizona State University Tempe


The Sister City Program

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

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