This top 10 places to visit in Scottsdale (Arizona) and why is for those who are not very familiar with this city. The attractions are presented in a random order, therefore none is better than the other.s
Museum of the West
The name seems to tell everything this museum is all about. Everything in this museum relates to the history and culture of Western America and it is here the old West comes back to life through a series of ways and media.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Some people prefer learning and discovering art and not history. This museum is just for them and its visitors can admire both international and local artists. Everything going on at current time can end up as a piece of art displayed in this museum.
Butterflies are really pretty and especially kids like to see them. The facility has an indoor rainforest where the butterflies live, as well as an ant colony, a 3D theater, a honey bee and beehive exhibit, and more. The gift shop and cafe are also popular among visitors.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Those who love trains, and possibly kids especially, will love a visit to this park. It has a train museum, carousel and train rides, picnic areas, and more. The train ride is a mile long and everyone is welcomed on it, so what are you waiting for?
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
If you want to see what the desert looks like, you don’t have to travel all the way to Sahara, as you can come to this preserve and enjoy some 30,000 acres of pristine desert. There are more than 100 miles of desert trails to check out as long as you keep well hydrated.
Marshall Way Arts District
If you want even more art and to connect with local artists, then you must come to this area. There are free things to do here, as well as a really good spot for romantic dates and other fun activities.
This was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home that also served as a studio and architectural campus. The house can be visited year round, and you will definitely not want to forget your camera at home as many describe the building as a masterpiece.
There are many bookstores out there, but this one in particular, sells most books written by and about Frank Lloyd Wright. It seems everyone who like his architectural style or plants to become an architect should come here to get their hands on harder to find books.
Old Town Scottsdale
This part of the city has many things to see such as sparkling fountains, outdoor sculptures, shops and cafes. Residents come here to shop, relax, people watch, and more, therefore it is a great place to mingle with the locals.
Scottsdale Historical Museum
Located in the Old Town, the museum tells the story of those who settled in the area and slowly created the City of Scottsdale. You’ll learn more about their lifestyle, giving you a glimpse into how much things have changed over time.