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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dudes and Dudettes—Fiber Arts by Marla Hattabaugh

    7377 E. Silverstone Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Dudes and Dudettes—Fiber Arts by Marla Hattabaugh

    Scottsdale resident Marla Hattabaugh learned to quilt in the 1970s when her mother gave her a quilting kit, and her husband bet her $10 she wouldn’t finish it. She took that challenge and hasn’t stopped, creating beautiful quilts and fiber artworks.

    In 1986, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City sponsored a quilt contest to honor the Statue of Liberty. Her piece won for the state of Arizona, and during the opening activities there, she met many talented, nationally known quilters. This led to other connections within the quilting community and further opportunities to learn about the art and exhibit her work.

    Hattabaugh has since become an expert in dying fabrics and hand quilting, and she continues to teach and learn about the craft with other quilters throughout the nation.

    The series Dudes and Dudettes depicts abstracted, patched-together human forms on individual panels. They appear to dance, pulsate, and float in bright colors. Rich and multilayered with patterns, each one takes about a month to create with Hattabaugh’s own hand-dyed fabrics.

  • 3 Communities 3 Sources

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    3 Communities 3 Sources

    The Ft McDowell Yavapai Nation, Rio Verdes and Fountain Hills are the three modern communities of the Lower Verde River Valley. Although all three are on the banks of the perennial river they are sustained through a complex system of water rights, with some getting much of their water from the Colorado River transported along the Central Arizona Project.

  • Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper

    3830 N Marshall Way
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper

    This selection of more than 20 bronze sculptures by award-winning sculptor and painter John Coleman celebrates one of the nation’s most important artists of the American West, as well as the arts patronage of collectors Frankie and Howard Alper. Coleman’s stories about Native American culture are conveyed throughout the exhibition, as his artistic process is illuminated.

  • Ancient Lower Verde Civilizations

    River of Time Museum
    12901 N La Montana Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Ancient Lower Verde Civilizations

    From the canal building Hohokom to the early wikiup shelters of the Yavapai, the past of the Lower Verde River Valley can be read in the pottery and petroglyphs left behind. Discover the locations of ancient sites and explore the recent archaeology of the Lower Verde River Valley.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Janel Garza: Environ

    7374 East Second Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Janel Garza: Environ

    As the title suggests, the new mural unveiled at SMoCA, Environ was designed to reflect multiple features that directly surround the space. Each aspect of the courtyard where it resides is taken into consideration—from the colored light of James Carpenter’s glass scrim wall to the ever-changing view of James Turrell’s skyspace, Knight Rise, as well as the nearby native plant life. Pulling simple abstract shapes and colors from each of these influences created one cohesive and fluid design. The intention of the artist is to complement the space and welcome visitors to spend time within the courtyard walls.

  • Juegos Wednesdays

    4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Juegos Wednesdays

    Games in Cuba, have become a daily social event that combines competition with camaraderie. In the main neighborhoods in Havana, it is not unusual to see games being played on front porches, in parks and on the sidewalks.

    Immerse yourself into the Cuban tradition at The Scott Resort & Spa. Try your hand at Dominoes, Backgammon or Chess while enjoying The Canal Club’s Signature Cocktails.

  • 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.

  • Havin' Fun Big Band Dance Band

    6398 E. Oak St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    Havin' Fun Big Band Dance Band

    Dance to the big bands sounds of the 11 piece Havin' Fun Big Band at the Scottsdale Elks Lodge. Music of all styles including Fox Trot, Swing, Waltz, Polka, Rock, and Latin (Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Tango, Samba).

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