Attractions in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Arizona | Oren Tessler, MD

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the winter home of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright – and currently the headquarters of his foundation (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation) and the School of Architecture at Taliesin West.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the popular Old Town District and is home to one of the best museums of Contemporary Art in the world.

OdySea Aquarium

Located right off the 101, this is the largest aquarium the southwest has to offer. It houses over 30,000 animals and is open 7 days a week.

Butterfly Wonderland

This is an attraction located in northern Scottsdale that showcases a variety of fascinating insects to visitors of all ages.

McCormick Stillman Railroad Park

This is a 30-acre park operated by The Parks & Recreation Department of the city of Scottsdale. McCormick Stillman Railroad Park is in many ways one of the most unique parks in the country.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

This is a massive, permanently protected sustainable desert habitat located along 18333 N Thompon Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. It features an interconnected network of trails spanning about 30,000 acres.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

This is a popular shopping establishment where shoppers can purchase luxury brands and enjoy upscale amenities and exclusive services and entertainment.

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale offers plenty of things to do from shopping to sampling the area’s long list of fine dining spots.

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is located about 4 miles (10 minutes’ drive) away from Old Town Scottsdale. It provides an opportunity to study and experience the unique desert life.

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is located in the heart of the downtown areas and connected to Old Town Scottsdale. It offers unique green spaces, sitting areas, rose gardens, and water features with ducks.