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BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale

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  • Carnival of Illusion


    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."

  • Fort McDowell (US Army Post)

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Fort McDowell (US Army Post)

    The establishment of a military fort near the Salinas (Salt) River was authorized on May 21, 1865 by general John S. Mason. The fort was initially named Camp Verde, but a few months later was changed to Camp McDowell in honor of Major General Irvin McDowell, who served under Gen. Winfield Scott in the Civil War.

  • Courage and Crossroads: A Visual Journey through the Early American West

    3830 N Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Courage and Crossroads: A Visual Journey through the Early American West

    The story of America’s West in the 19th and early 20th centuries comes to life through more than 100 paintings and sculptures by artists ranging from Thomas Moran and Alfred Jacob Miller to Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The exhibit also includes vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, historic Native American objects, objects associated with Kit Carson, and the presentation style pipe tomahawk of Captain Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

  • Mining for Minerals

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Mining for Minerals

    The Lower Verde River Valley is home to two mines. The historic Little Dixie is located in the McDowell Mountain Park accessible by hiking trails. The Four Peaks Amethyst mine is privately owned and is actively mined twice a year.

  • The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection

    3830 N Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection

    A selection of 1,400 saddles, spurs, and other quintessentially western items from the collection of Scottsdale gallerist Abe Hays. Highlights include a David E. Walker leather saddle circa 1880 and a collection of rare badges.

    The exhibition themes include working cowboys; Wild West shows; western gear made in prisons; rodeos and fairs; western movies and parades; outlaws and lawmen; western saloons; and illustrations. Almost all of the works are of the highest quality and are marked by an artisan renowned in his specialty.

    Visitors will encounter at least 30 examples of many different items, such as gun rigs, holsters, spurs, bits, saddle bags, cuffs, revolvers, and rifles. There are at least 10 examples of saddles, bridles, chaps, scabbards, bronco belts, reatas, quirts, knives, hats, and billheads (invoices). While every artifact on display captures a part of our history, some are exceedingly rare.

  • Heritage Hall

    3830 N Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Heritage Hall

    A legend of the American West, Wyatt Earp is immediately connected to the notorious gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Earp was a Pima County Arizona Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone at the time. Earp and two other lawmen killed three outlaw cowboys during the shootout. In addition to his time as sheriff, he also was known for being a gambler, buffalo hunter, miner, teamster, and saloon keeper.

  • Rio Verde Ranching

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Rio Verde Ranching

    In the early 1900’s the land west of the Verde River was used for cattle ranching. As rules governing resources changed ranching became less profitable and The Box Bar and P Bar ranches were sold to create the communities of Fountain Hills and Rio Verde.

  • What's in Your Water?

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    What's in Your Water?

    The water used by the people of Fountain Hills originates from the Colorado River, but it doesn’t go from the Central Arizona Project directly to homes and business. EPCOR Water buys the water wholesale form SRP and puts it through a six step process.

  • Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    6000 E Camelback Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Live Music at The Thirsty Camel Lounge

    Come enjoy an evening of entertainment with live music in The Thirsty Camel Lounge at The Phoenician Resort. Happening every week at 5pm - 7pm Monday through Friday.

  • Singing Cowboy Marshal Pioneer Pepper

    7677 E. Princess Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Singing Cowboy Marshal Pioneer Pepper

    Marshal Pioneer Pepper is an entertainer extraordinaire right out of the old west. He loads up both barrels full of dazzling entertainment performing such nostalgic songs as Tumbling Tumble Weeds, Cool Water, Ghost Riders in the Sky, and Back in the Saddle Again. He takes you back to the days of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Marty Robbins, reminding audiences that a little bit of cowboy lives on in all of us.  See Pioneer Pepper every Thursday night from 6pm – 8pm at ArteZania Kitchen & Cantina located at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort.

  • Scottsdale ArtWalk


    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale ArtWalk

    Celebrate an American original – the Scottsdale ArtWalk. This free event takes place every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  in Old  Town Scottsdale. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the area.

    Locations include Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard, and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to 5th Avenue. 
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