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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."

  • 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.

  • New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    3830 N. Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

    This major traveling exhibition offers a fresh take on Western art through 100 works by 70 well-known artists including those from the Taos Society of Artists and less-recognized artists, who were living and working in the 1920s and 1930s in Santa Fe and Taos, N.M. – important art colonies then and now. The New Beginnings exhibition, which makes its debut at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and will travel to four additional institutes across the U.S. into 2021, features paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures and a furniture piece from the celebrated Tia Collection including never-before-shown works. This is the first time three-year-old Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is debuting another organization’s traveling exhibition. The exhibition offers a crisp view of artwork covering nearly a century, from 1888 to 1983, showing the evolution of art in New Mexico from 19th century Classicism and Romanticism to early 20th century Modernism with a focus on artworks and artists who operated on the transnational stage. Several years in the making, the New Beginnings exhibition features artists who were originally from outside the American West and also includes a significant number of women artists.

  • Building a Fountain Founding a Community

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Building a Fountain Founding a Community

    Throughout human history desert dwellers have found ways to create an oasis in arid environments. In Arizona's Lower Verde River Valley, developer Robert McCullough envisioned a community surrounding the largest fountain in the world and on December 15, 1970 the Fountain Hills' Fountain was turned on for the first time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mixology 101

    5700 E. McDonald Dr.
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    Mixology 101

    Tantalize your taste buds and discover the art of cocktail creation as Sanctuary mixologists share techniques and tastings of three to four innovating cocktails. This interactive class educates guests about jade bar's freshness philosophy, spirit details and delves into the history of the cocktails they are concocting.

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