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Arizona Boardwalk Secures 48 Acres for Future Development

Officials Eager to Speak with Innovative Entertainment Companies about Forthcoming Opportunities

SCOTTSDALE/SALT RIVER-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, AZ (May 30, 2023) - Arizona Boardwalk at Talking Stick has announced the acquisition of an additional 48 acres of land for future expansion. Located north of the current destination alongside Arizona State Route 101 (Loop 101), the land presents a unique opportunity for companies seeking to co-locate with Arizona Boardwalk, the Valley’s well-established and popular entertainment mecca anchored by OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland. The new development is uniquely positioned to benefit from Arizona Boardwalk’s current large and diverse audience with over two million annual visitors, and its prime location that sees more than 160,000 vehicles pass by daily.  

"The Talking Stick Entertainment District and Scottsdale entertainment space is thriving, and the area is booming with a significant influx of visitors,” said Ran Knishinsky, Managing Partner at Arizona Boardwalk. “The new property has incredible potential for innovation and collaboration with leaders in the family entertainment industry. We are eager to speak with visionary companies that want to bring their exceptional ideas and original concepts to this entertainment-driven market.”

As a testament to the strong reputation and brand recognition of Arizona Boardwalk, multiple prominent entertainment operators have already expressed interest in being part of this new venture, eager to build off the destination’s current success.

“We are excited to bring this new phase of Arizona Boardwalk to life,” said Managing Partner Adi Knishinsky. “Having built a diversified family entertainment destination in the Scottsdale/Phoenix metro area that delivers unparalleled family experiences, we look forward to working with other like-minded, dynamic entertainment and recreational companies with the same commitment. We are going to create something truly exceptional with the expansion of Arizona Boardwalk."

Companies interested in learning more about opportunities with Arizona Boardwalk are encouraged to reach out to the team: 

Ran Knishinsky at, 480.291.8204. 

Adi Knishinsky at, 480.291.8201.


Arizona Boardwalk is a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination featuring nine world-class attractions including anchors OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland as well as UFO Experience: The Truth is Out There, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Laser + Mirror Maze, Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs, Cyber Quest Family Arcade, Johnny’s Playground, and Museum of Illusions. The complex also offers multiple shopping and dining options and hosts family-friendly events in the center courtyard on select weekends. Parking is free and there is no admission required to enter the complex. Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256, within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and is part of the Talking Stick Entertainment District. For more information, call 480-951-2100 or visit the website at

Photo of map of 48 acres for future Arizona Boardwalk Development:

Media Opportunities: Managing Partners Ran and Adi Knishinsky are available for interviews. Contact Karin Gallo at or on cell at 813.966.7550 to arrange a time/date.