Local Experiences in Scottsdale, Arizona

Explore the Scottsdale Arts District with art galleries, museums and art festivals that capture the spirit of the Southwest. Take some time to visit the nearby communities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.

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Experience Scottsdale, Arizona

From theatres and museums to sporting events and culinary festivals, Scottsdale is an urban oasis in the desert. Experience the culture and art of Scottsdale at attractions like the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, Museum of the West, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Phoenix Zoo, and Cosanti, home and studio of renowned architect Paolo Soleri. Celebrate the rich history and native cultures of Arizona with such unique offerings as the Scottsdale ArtWalk, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the PGA’s Phoenix Open.

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Local Attractions

  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Arizona Cowboy College
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • ASU Gammage Auditorium
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Heard Museum
  • Scottsdale Museum of the West
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
Phoenix Zoo

Local Attractions

  • Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Scottsdale ArtWalk –Thursdays 7-9 PM – Downtown Scottsdale
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon
  • Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
  • WestWorld of Scottsdale
  • Scottsdale Culinary Festival
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
  • Arizona Diamondbacks and MLB Spring Training
  • Scottsdale Fashion Week
  • Casino Arizona
  • Cosanti Originals
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
Heard Museum

A vibrant cultural adventure awaits in Scottsdale

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