Tempe Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides AZ
If you are staying in Tempe, Arizona then the Tempe Arizona Hot Air Balloon Rides in AZ with us are a must do! We have included some interesting background about the town below.
When arranging your Tempe Balloon Ride, be sure to check our directions page to see how convenient we are to the entire valley. There are many things to see and do In Tempe Arizona, and a balloon ride with us is a must!
Tempe, Arizona History
Within Tempe are the Tempe Buttes. The Salt River runs west through the northern part of Tempe; part of the river is dammed in two places to create Tempe Town Lake.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the landlocked city has a total area of 40.2 square miles.
The city of Tempe is bordered by Mesa to the east, Scottsdale to the north, Phoenix and Guadalupe to the west, and Chandler to the south. 40.1 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water including Tempe Town Lake.
Tempe is generally flat, except for Hayden Butte (generally known as A-Mountain for Arizona State University’s “A” logo located on its south face), located next to Sun Devil Stadium, Twin Buttes and Bell Butte on the western edge of Tempe, and Papago Park northwest of Tempe, inside Phoenix. Elevation ranges from 1,140 feet at Tempe Town Lake to 1,495 feet atop Hayden Butte.
Tempe is served by multiple school districts. Most of Tempe is within the Tempe Elementary School District and the Tempe Union High School District; however, other portions are served by the Kyrene School District (K-8), Scottsdale Unified School District (K-12), and Mesa Public Schools (K-12).
Tempe also contains one of the state’s three major universities, Arizona State University, as well as the Maricopa County Community College District administrative offices.
There are currently no major league professional sports teams in Tempe. However, from 1987 to 2006, Sun Devil Stadium hosted the Arizona Cardinals. They have since moved to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Many residents follow the teams in nearby Phoenix and Glendale.
The Arizona State University Sun Devils compete in football, basketball, baseball, as well as a number of other sports in the PAC-10 Conference of the NCAA. The Sun Devils football team plays their games at Sun Devil Stadium, which had hosted the annual Fiesta Bowl.
Until the 2007 game moved to the new University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Their nearest rival is the University of Arizona Wildcats, in Tucson. The two teams compete in the “Duel in the Desert” for control of the Territorial Cup.
The city also hosts the Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium (since 2006). When you are in town, catch 9 inning, and take the Tempe Arizona balloon ride. Arizona Hot Air Balloons was hired to advertise for the Auburn Tigers as Cam Newton took Auburn to a 22-19 win over the Oregon Ducks in the Tostitos BCS Championship game on the 29th of July 2011.
It was there Aubie the Tiger jumped into one of our balloons for a balloon ride out of the rally area. Aubie is the official mascot of the Auburn University. Nothing brings people together like sports and a balloon ride!
We would love to share the memory of a lifetime with you!
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