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Camelback Mountain, between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., rises (Credit: Handout)

Camelback Mountain, between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., rises 2,704 feet above sea level.

Phoenix on the cheap

Free things to do in sunny Phoenix.

Camelback Mountain, between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., rises
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Camelback Mountain, between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., rises 2,704 feet above sea level.

A giant mural map shows a directory of
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A giant mural map shows a directory of shops in the Roosevelt Row neighborhood, which is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994, promoting local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

A coffee shop is busy on a late
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A coffee shop is busy on a late afternoon in Roosevelt Row. The neighborhood is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994 that promotes local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

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The Growhouse, a boutique and community garden, is
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The Growhouse, a boutique and community garden, is a popular attraction along Roosevelt Row. The neighborhood is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994 that promotes local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

With its unique garden beds, like the back
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With its unique garden beds, like the back of this pickup, The Growhouse, a boutique and community garden, is a popular attraction in Roosevelt Row. The neighborhood is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994 that promotes local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

A cyclist pedals on Roosevelt Street along the
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A cyclist pedals on Roosevelt Street along the Roosevelt Row neighborhood. The neighborhood is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994 that promotes local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

A local shop displays a variety of pendant
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A local shop displays a variety of pendant lights on Roosevelt Street. The Roosevelt Row neighborhood is home to the First Friday Art Walk, a Phoenix tradition since 1994 that promotes local artists and shops. (Nov. 27, 2012)

A couple jogs along Tempe Town Lake. (Nov.
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A couple jogs along Tempe Town Lake. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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A fisherman casts his line into the Tempe
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A fisherman casts his line into the Tempe Town Lake. (Nov. 26, 2012)

The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center,
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The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, located a few miles south of downtown Phoenix, is located in a 600-acre preserve along the Salt River. It's home to at least 200 different species of birds and wildlife.

The home Frank Lloyd Wright built for his
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The home Frank Lloyd Wright built for his son in East Phoenix, Ariz., is one of many historic homes to hit on self-guided tours.

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