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Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona Attractions

What to See and Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale


Here are some of our picks for the must-see attractions in Phoenix/Scottsdale.


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WHAT TO SEE & DO — PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE ATTRACTIONS


MUSEUMS

 

 

The Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is an important repository of Native American artwork and artifacts in Phoenix
Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
Visit the Arizona Science Center official website
Interactive exhibits that teach and entertain; don't miss the planetarium.

Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8840
Visit the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art official website
Fascinating collections celebrating Indian life and Arizona as it was hundreds of years ago.

HISTORIC SIGHTS

 

 


Historic Heritage Square
113 N. Sixth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-261-8063
Visit the Historia Heritage Square official website
A striking example of Phoenix's Victorian past including the circa-1800s Rosson House and the Phoenix Museum of History.

Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass
5700 W. N. Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-502-5600
Visit the Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass official website
An 1880's themed Western town with a great steakhouse, old time saloon and curio shops.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

 

 


Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225
Visit the Desert Botanical Garden official website
One of the world's largest collections of native desert plants.

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix features plant life from arid climates across the globe
Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-286-3800
Visit the Phoenix Zoo official website
More than 125 acres of animals and family fun.

Scottsdale Trolley
Official website
Free, year-round trolley through Scottsdale's shopping/dining/nightlife corridor.

Spur Cross Stables
44029 N. Spur Cross Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-488-9117
www.horsebackarizona.com
Ride the path of 1870 gold mine trail through the Sonoran desert.

Unicorn Balloon Company
480-502-6999
official website
Hot air balloon packages include "cowboy-wrangled" Jeep pickup and sunrise balloon ride with complimentary Champagne and pastries.

SHOPPING

 

 

 

Fifth Avenue Shops Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
480-947-6409
Visit the Fifth Avenue Shops Scottsdale official website
Myriad shops, restaurants and art galleries from casual to high-end.

Fifth Avenue in Scottsdale is a popular destination for shoppers and sightseers
Fifth Avenue

Los Altos Ranch Market
5833 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
602-276-3800
Visit the Los Altos Ranch Market official website
An enormous Mexican grocery store and deli with thumping mariachi music.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
480-990-7800
Visit the Scottsdale Fashion Square official website
Arizona's largest shopping mall, inclusive of everything from department stores to high-end boutiques.

Scottsdale Waterfront
7135 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
480-247-8071
Visit the Scottsdale Waterfront official website
More than one million-square-feet of high-end shopping and dining options.

SPA

 


Golden Door Spa at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr.
Carefree, AZ
480-595-3500
Visit The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort official website
Artful massage, therapeutic baths, and rejuvenating treatments within a labyrinth of million-year-old red boulders.

RESOURCES





Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 E. Van Buren St., Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004
877-CALLPHX, 602-254-6500
visitors@visitphoenix.com
Visit the Greater Phoenix Convention& Visitors Burea official website

Downtown Phoenix Visitor Information Center
125 N. Second St., Suite 120
(across from the main entrance of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix)
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
877-Call-PHX
visitors@visitphoenix.com

Scottsdale Visitor Center
Galleria Corporate Center
4343 N Scottsdale Rd., Ste 170
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays
800-782-1117
visitorinformation@scottsdalecvb.com
Visit the Scottsdale Visitor Center official website



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