Tempe, also known as Hayden’s Ferry during Arizona’s territorial times, is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. The famous pioneer Darrell Duppa is recognized for suggesting Tempe’s name in 1879, after he compared a part of Salt River valley to the Vale of Tempe near Mount Olympus in Greece. The town was home to US Airways until the end of 2013, when they then merged with American Airlines and moved to their new home in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the home of Arizona State University and always busy with sporting and other events of one kind or another. Let’s find out what some of these events could be!
1. Segway down Tempe Lake
Tempe Town Lake is a reservoir occupying a portion of the (currently) dry riverbed of the Salt River as it passes through Tempe. To get a really good look and feel of the lake, take a Segway Tours of Scottsdale to find out all about it! As you pass through the area touring the lake, your guides will narrate stories and historical facts while you learn how to negotiate this interesting ride. Safety is a big priority and you will be taught the correct way to maneuver as you paddle along. A great experience for all the family.