Posted: January 24, 2020

BATL Scottsdale And Other Things To Do In Arizona This Spring

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Since opening our doors back in December, BATL Scottsdale has brought our unique sport of urban axe throwing (pioneered by us back in 2006) to the Arizona masses – and it’s been a complete hit. Our Scottsdale venue is capable of hosting groups from 2-100 people, making it the perfect option for any gathering. With our fully licensed bar and food menu in partnership with local businesses R.T. O’Sullivans and Little Chicago Pizza, you and your guests are guaranteed to find everything you need for the perfect outing. Looking for ways to make the most of your next trip to Arizona? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

Plan Your Visit To BATL Scottsdale

While a trip to an indoor axe throwing range might not seem like your classic spring or summer activity, there are bound to be some days that the weather doesn’t cooperate and a trip indoors is your only option. A visit to BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League is sure to keep you and your friends entertained and leave a lasting impression. Located conveniently in the Indian River Plaza area of downtown, BATL Scottsdale is easily accessible from Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, and just about anywhere in the Valley of the Sun.”

The Backyard Axe Throwing League pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, so it’s no surprise that we’re the best at what we do. Our weekly league play is what made us famous, but each of our 15 locations across North America offersother ways to get involved with axe throwing. Our private event group bookings are offered for groups of 2 and up and are perfectly suited for any occasion – adult birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate team building, or just a summer outing with friends. Private event bookings include one on one coaching from our expert staff, followed by a round robin tournament and playoff. If you’re looking to get involved in our sport with less commitment, BATL also offers weekly public walk-in sessions with no advance booking required; just show up and hone your skill! BATL Scottsdale offers a fully licensed bar and food menu, meaning all you have to worry about is throwing axes! Make sure to stop at BATL for some axe throwing next time you’re in Scottsdale!

If you’re looking for a more immersive experience, try joining an axe throwing league. BATL Scottsdale’s axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you’ll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you’re hitting the bullseye. League play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Being part of the NATF also gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

Other Top Things To Do In Arizona, via Fodors.com

Take A Trip To The Grand Canyon

“Nothing can compete with the awe-inspiring power of Mother Nature, and visiting the Grand Canyon is a memorable experience, whether by car or foot. And while you’re sure to have the instinct to Insta-memorialize your visit, take at least a few moments to enjoy the experience with your senses. The South Rim is by far the most popular (consider reservations months in advance for tours or other special experiences). If you have several hours to explore, try a hike along the popular Bright Angel trail. Travel as far as you’re comfortable—just remember you have to hike the same distance, uphill, to get out. Bring snacks and water to stay safe, and wear responsibly comfortable footwear.”

Check Out The Painted Desert

“A swath of land encompassing nearly 100,000 acres, the Painted Desert is aptly named. Forget your impression of brown and boring desert land; the Painted Desert is awash in color, from deep red hues to lovely lavender. It’s like the sunset imprinted itself on the land. The Petrified Forest is located within the Painted Desert and is one of the best places to stop and enjoy the view peacefully. Visit the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, located near the north entrance of the Petrified Forest National Park, to take in the views from several vantage points.”

Be Part Of A Historical Backdrop At Monument Valley

“Ansel Adams’ photographs might have introduced you to Monument Valley. Hollywood Westerns probably enticed you to visit. And when you finally do, you’ll realize that this remarkably remote region of Arizona and Utah is impossible to view in a single frame. Like much of Arizona, this region is best viewed by hitting the road. A single, 17-mile drive along Valley Drive will provide views of the famous monuments you learned in your youth—the Mittens and Totem Pole, among others. It takes 2-4 hours and will cost $20. You’ll likely find it’s worth every penny.”

Raft The Colorado River

“If a simple hike along the Grand Canyon isn’t exciting enough for you, just add water and your experience will have all the adrenaline you need. Colorado River rafting trips have become the experience of choice for thrill-seekers. Sign up for a single-day adventure to jostle your joints. For the full experience, consider a multi-day adventure where you’ll brave rapids, watch nature, and view northern Arizona from a different vantage point.”

No matter what you plan on seeing on your next trip to Arizona, no adventure is complete without a stop in at BATL. Stop into our Scottsdale venue, and experience firsthand the unique thrill of urban axe throwing!

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