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Best Kid’s Entertainment: Outdoors
Wildlife World Zoo

Nothing but wonder and awe will radiate from your child’s eyes after a visit to the Wildlife World Zoo. Witness Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals with more than 6,000 individual animals representing more than 600 exotic and endangered species. Your child will get a hands-on experience with the giraffe-feeding station, the petting zoo and an African safari train. www.wildlifeworld.com.

Best Kid’s Restaurant
18° Neighborhood Grill-2011 Winner

Chef Aaron May definitely had a kid’s appetite in mind when creating 18° Neighborhood Grill’s menu. Little diners can munch on their choice of delicious chicken nuggets, mini hot dogs, mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers and itty bitty (but big in flavor) cheese pizzas. If being next to the Ice Den wasn’t enough, 18° serves kid’s meals on-the-house every Tuesday. www.18-degrees.com.

Best Toy Store
Auntie Em’s Miniatures

Auntie Em’s Miniatures in Glendale is everything but generic. The shop is filled with old-fashioned dollhouses and charming miniatures to fill every playroom’s nook and cranny. In the summer, the shop hosts a series of Dollhouse Camps during which your little one will have everything she needs to decorate her own miniature world. www.auntieemsminiatures.com.