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THINGS TO DO
You can’t come all the way to cowboy country and not experience a bit of the Old West. Although Scottsdale is a sprawling modern community, this historic 1,300-acre ranch in the north end of town recreates a dusty Main Street complete with a general store and cowpokes dressed in snap-front shirts and chaps. The free attractions include a petting zoo and pony rides make for a fun-filled family-friendly day. Practice your roping, board an authentic red stagecoach, take a hayride through the desert, and enjoy a chuck-wagon cowboy dinner under the stars. Kids of all ages love the experience. For the more adventurous, there are horseback riding lessons and trail rides across the saguaro-studded landscape.
Desert Botanical Garden
This rugged and serene swath of desert sits on the southwestern border of Scottsdale and Phoenix, and is home to some 50,000 cacti, succulents, agaves, shrubs, and trees. A stand of agave created by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly greets visitors to the park, which offers fine dining at Gertrude’s, a library, and garden shop. A variety of tours are offered, including summer flashlight expeditions at night. First-timers should try to come early in the day or late in the evening, when the sunlight is incredible, or for one of the seasonal events like springtime wildflowers and evening luminarias during the holidays.
Museum of the West
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, which opened in January 2015, is located in Old Town on the former site of the Loloma Transit Station. In accordance with the city’s nickname, “The West’s Most Western Town,” the museum is dedicated to the history, culture, and art of the West. The strikingly contemporary two-story building houses eight galleries, a multimedia theater, and a sculpture courtyard. The space hosts exhibitions of paintings, bronzes, photography, and historic cowboy gear. Don’t miss Heritage Hall, which displays photographs of famous Westerners including Billy the Kid and Bill Gates.