FOUNTAIN HILLS has a rich history and is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views and breathtaking sunsets. To the east of town is the Verde River, a tributary to the Salt River. To the southwest and northwest regions of Fountain Hills are the McDowell Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanic mountains. The highest mountains in the range are East End and Thompson Peak.
Fountain Hills is also home to the world’s fourth- tallest fountain. At full power, the fountain rises 560 feet into the air and runs for approximately 15 minutes at the top of the hour, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Patrons can enjoy their close proximity to the fountain while strolling through outstanding fine art. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the surrounding specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.