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Scottsdale

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Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene." Its slogan is "The West's Most Western Town."Scottsdale, 31 miles long and 11.4 miles wide at its widest point, shares boundaries with many other municipalities and entities. On the west, Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix, Paradise Valley and unincorporated Maricopa County land. Carefree is located along the western boundary, as well as sharing Scottsdale's northern boundary with the Tonto National Forest. To the south Scottsdale is bordered by Tempe. The southern boundary is also occupied by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which extends along the eastern boundary, which also borders Fountain Hills, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park and more unincorporated Maricopa County land.
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Taliesin West ©
World heritage site
Taliesin West
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Neighborhood
Old Town Scottsdale
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Wildlife Area
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Scottsdale

Musical Instrument Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix
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Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Phoenix
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Duration: 3 hours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Garden
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides Phoenix
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Scottsdale

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West ©
Art Museum
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Tom's Thumb Trailhead ©
Hiking Trail
Tom's Thumb Trailhead
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society
Specialty Museum
Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Penske Racing Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Penske Racing Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Scottsdale Center for the Arts ©
Art Museum
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Celebration of Fine Art ©
Art Gallery
Celebration of Fine Art
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Golf in Scottsdale

Troon North Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Troon North Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Topgolf Scottsdale ©
Golf Course
Topgolf Scottsdale
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Top Golf ©
Golf Course
Top Golf
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Short Course at Mountain Shadows ©
Golf Course
The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale Fashion Square ©
Shopping Mall
Scottsdale Fashion Square
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
See's Candies ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
See's Candies
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall ©
Civic Center
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
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Duration: 2 hours

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