Tempe, Arizona
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece.

A vibrant urban oasis in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe’s a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities and is the proud home of Arizona State University.

Tempe, has a vibrant downtown and the sparkling Town Lake, has cultivated a diverse public art collection currently numbering more than 70 projects. Tempe's collection of temporary and permanent public art complements the natural and built environment through innovating place-making, installations, and infrastructure enhancements.  Tempe Public Art strives to implement new initiatives and commission artwork that engages our community and changes perceptions about public art.

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. It is the home theater of the Desert Schools Broadway Across America – Arizona and the Beyond series. This historic 3,000 seat hall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014/2015.

There’s nothing like taking in an Arizona State University football game at Sun Devil Stadium or heading to Tempe Town Lake for a fireworks show.

Located just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and a main station stop of the Metro Light Rail Train that connects downtown Tempe with downtown Phoenix, Tempe AZ is the perfect home base for vacationers and those visiting the Valley of the Sun on business.

 
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