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Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Contemporary Artists Gallery
Credit By: Loren Anderson Photography

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Native American Objects/Old West Gallery
Credit By: Loren Anderson Photography

This must-see attraction features regularly changing exhibits of Western art, Old West artifacts and historic Native American objects on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions. Its entertaining events and informative programs bring the West’s history and heritage to life in a stunning, contemporary setting that meets the highest standards for sustainability and conservation of natural resources.

In addition to being a TripAdvisor highly rated attraction, the 43,000-square-foot museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015. It was named “Best Western Museum” in the nation by the editors of True West magazine in 2017 and 2016.

For a listing of current exhibitions and events, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org or call (480) 686-9539.

Downtown Scottsdale’s Arts District

Credit By: Jennifer Conway

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located at 3830 N. Marshall Way—one block west of Scottsdale Road at First Street, within easy walking distance of numerous downtown art galleries, stores and restaurants. Nearby attractions include Old Town, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Stadium (Cactus League Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team), the Scottsdale Waterfront, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:
9:30 am – 5 pm

9:30 am – 9 pm, November – April; 9:30 am – 5 pm, May – October

11 am – 5 pm

Closed Monday

Young Couple in 3-D Illusion Mural

Couple seated on bench in sculpture courtyard


Credits: Gallery photos by Loren Anderson Photography; Chaps photo by Jennifer Conway

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