Find Exciting Scottsdale Attractions
World-Class Golf and Scenic Surroundings
For the sports enthusiast, Orange Tree Golf Resort is the perfect location to take in a Diamondbacks game and follow the Cactus League – the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Anaheim Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Diamondbacks – during Spring Training. Catch a game. Go golfing. Whatever your fancy, you'll find it in Phoenix.
Cactus League Baseball
Major League Baseball teams warm up under the Valley's sun during Arizona's Cactus League spring training in March and April.
Anaheim Angels (16 Miles)
Tempe Diablo Stadium
48th Street & Broadway
Milwaukee Brewers (22 Miles)
Maryvale Sports Complex
3600 N. 51st Ave.
San Francisco Giants (9.3 Miles)
7408 E. Osborn
Chicago White Sox (31 Miles)
10710 West Camelback Road, Glendale
Cleveland Indians (36 Miles)
1933 S. Ballpark Way Goodyear
Kansas City Royals (32.5 Miles)
15960 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise
San Diego Padres (24.6 Miles)
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue
Texas Rangers (32.5 Miles)
15960 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise
Chicago Cubs (21 Miles)
1235 N. Center, Mesa
Oakland A's (12.6 Miles)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
5999 E. Van Buren Street
Arizona Diamondbacks (7.2 Miles)
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Road
(888) 490-0383 or (480) 362-WINS (9467)
Cincinnati Reds (36 Miles)
1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear
Colorado Rockies (7.2 Miles)
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Road
Los Angeles Dodgers (31 Miles)
10710 West Camelback Road, Glendale
Seattle Mariners (24.6)
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue
Chase Field Ballpark (16 Miles)
The only sports facility in the world featuring a retractable roof, air conditioning, and a natural turf playing field, this unique venue is home to Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. 401 E. Jefferson Street (602) 465-6500.
Firebird Raceway (29 Miles)
A ¼-mile NHRA sanctioned drag strip, a 1.1-mile lake for IHBA Drag Boat racing events, a 1.25-mile East Track, a 1.6-mile Firebird Course, a 1.1-mile West Track, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, and Performance Driving Events! 20000 Maricopa Road, Chandler. (480) 268-0200.
Glendale Arena (21.4 Miles)
Home to NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes & the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. 9400 W Maryland Avenue Glendale, AZ 85305 - 3114. (623) 772-3200.
John Jacobs Golf School
Expert golf instruction is available at the resort.
Phoenix Greyhound Park (15.9 Miles)
Beautiful, climate controlled facility with fine clubhouse dining, lounges, and fast food. 7:30 Nightly. 3801 E. Washington. (602) 273-7181.
Phoenix International Raceway (34.5 Miles)
Home of Phoenix's biggest race - NASCAR! Join the action and be part of fun & excitement. 7602 S. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale, AZ 85323. (623) 463-5400.
Orange Tree Golf Course
Tee off on Orange Tree’s celebrated 18-hole championship golf course. Offering a challenge for all skill levels, the course features over 6,000 yards of tranquil beauty and strategic challenges.
Sun Devil Stadium (19.2 Miles)
Home to Arizona State University's football Sun Devils. (602) 965-2381.
Turf Paradise RaceCourse (10.8 Miles)
Enjoy live and simulcast racing in a paradise setting. Featuring casual and fine dining, family picnic park, and a sports bar. Live Racing Fri - Tue 12:30pm. 1501 W. Bell Rd. (602) 942-1101.
US Airways Center (15.6 Miles)
Home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, AFL's Arizona Rattlers, WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, and a variety of family entertainment. 201 E. Jefferson Street. (602) 379-7878.
Throughout your stay at Orange Tree, you'll receive the highest level of service and prompt attention to your every need. And if you'd like to explore the area outside the resort, you'll find that Orange Tree Golf Resort is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Phoenix/Sky Harbor Airport.
Scottsdale offers an abundance of year-round activities and cultural attractions.
Arizona's year-round warm weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor shopping, fine dining and abundance of entertainment. Desert jeep tours, hot air balloon rides and day trips to the Grand Canyon and Sedona are perfect for you adventure seekers.
Or take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails along South Mountain and discover a treasure or two along the way.
Attractions & Museums
Check out the abundance of local attractions & activities that Phoenix has to offer. For those who want to venture outside of Phoenix, take a day trip to visit some of these Arizona attractions.
Apache Trail/Superstition Mountains (46 Miles)
Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains, the Apache Trail is the gateway to the Old West. The town features shops, Dynamite Mine, Lost Dutchman Museum, a steakhouse, jeep/helicopter tours and more.
Arizona Museum for Youth (22.6 Miles)
A participatory fine arts center especially for young adults. 35 N. Robson Street (480) 644-2467.
Arizona Science Center (15 Miles)
Big innovations and shows, including 350 hands-on exhibits, a 206-seat planetarium with a 60-foot dome, and a giant screen theater with an Iwerks projection system. 600 E. Washington Street (602) 716-2000.
Arizona State University (19.4 Miles)
The fifth largest university in the U.S. serves about 44,255 students at three anchor campus locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The university is a major provider of academic, cultural and social activities for Greater Phoenix.
Arizona Snowbowl (156 Miles)
Located on majestic San Francisco Peaks, Arizona Snowbowl lies 14 miles outside of Flagstaff (approximately two hours from Phoenix.) The resort opened in 1938 and is one of the oldest, continually run ski areas in the US. And now, visiting Snowbowl from the Phoenix metro just got easier, through Desert Snow Connection. Desert Snow Connection makes skiing and snowboarding affordable & convenient for Phoenix visitors by offering coach transportation to Arizona Snowbowl from Phoenix plus the option to buy your lift tickets and bypass long lines.
Desert Botanical Garden (12.6 Miles)
Located in the heart of Papago Park and bordered by Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe, the Garden's 145 acres showcase the Sonoran Desert and more than 20,000 plants representing 4,000 species. Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 1201 N. Galvin Parkway (602) 941-1225.
Grand Canyon (226 Miles)
The North Rim features the virgin pine forest of the Kaibab Plateau and viewpoints 1,200 feet higher than those of the South Rim. The South Rim offers some of the best viewpoints and is located just a short distance from Grand Canyon Village. Breathtaking views of the Painted Desert, Colorado River, and the Marble Canyon are just some of the beautiful sites.
Heard Museum (14.8 Miles)
Started in the 1920's by Dwight and Maier Heard with their private collection of Native American art and recently expanded to include multiple galleries, a cafe, auditorium, museum shop and bookstore, education center, courtyards and an amphitheater. Open daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 2301 N. Central Avenue (602) 252-8840.
House of Broadcasting, Inc. (Radio & Television Memorabilia) (8.3 Miles)
Walk back in time with Arizona’s radio and television legends. This museum offers a compendium of personalities and paraphernalia from this dynamic broadcast industry, preserving for all time Arizona’s beginnings, for generations to experience and treasure for years come. Located at 7150 East 5th Avenue, 2nd floor of Santa Fe West. Free admission. Open Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7150 E. 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (602) 944-1997.
London Bridge (221 Miles)
London Bridge was falling down, and the economy in Lake Havasu City wasn't doing all that much better. So in 1968, a man who built an empire on chain saws decided his western Arizona kingdom could use a new old-fashioned bridge, buying London's for $2.46 million and transporting it to the desert. A tourist oddity was born.
Montezuma Castle (92.2 Miles)
Visit Montezuma's Castle, a beautiful pre-historic Indian cliff dwelling.
Out of Africa (90 Miles)
A full day of excitement and fun! Nine great shows! Lions, tigers, leopards and even cougars all live together. Instead of tricks and routines, you will see the staff playing, swimming, and interacting with the exotic cats. Located two miles north of Shea off the Beeline Highway.
Papago Park (19.3 Miles)
A spacious desert area with many facilities for entertainment and recreation. 56th Street & East Van Buren.
Phoenix Art Museum (14.5 Miles)
Phoenix Art Museum is the largest in the Southwest, with world-class exhibitions and a collection of over 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern & contemporary, and Western American art, and fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms of historic interiors, shopping in The Museum Store, and lunch in Art Museum Cafe by Arcadia Farms. The Museum presents a variety of public programs, including film showings, lectures, Family Sundays, gallery talks, and more. Free parking and barrier-free access. Closed Mondays. 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685. (602) 257-1880.
Phoenix Civic Plaza (15.5 Miles)
An exciting, professional, high-quality, service oriented venue featuring 300,000 square feet of comfortable and economical convention, meeting, and special event space in an atmosphere conveying the history of the Southwest and the Arizona experience. 225 E. Adams. (602) 262-6225.
Phoenix Museum Of History (15.4 Miles)
Interactive and revolving exhibits, programs for children, and displays probing such topics as famous Phoenix families, the city's first jail, early nutrition, and the survival secrets of the Hohokams. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 105 N. 5th Street (602) 253-2734.
Phoenix Zoo (13.1 Miles)
Home to some 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 455 N. Galvin Parkway. (602) 273-1341.
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park (11.5 Miles)
Experience a prehistoric Hohokam Indian ruin. Outdoors you can explore a 2/3 mile (1km) interpretive trail featuring the archaeological site and walk through the Hohokam Houses exhibit with reconstructed homes. Inside the Land and the People exhibit tells the story of the ancient Hohokam. The changing gallery showcases exhibits on topics such as archaeology, southwestern cultures, and contemporary American Indian arts. Let your children discover the excitement of archaeology in our hands-on exhibit: Explore Archaeology. Exciting workshops, tours and events are available year round. The Museum Store features authentic Indian arts, books on the Southwest, and other unique items. 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034-1909. (877) 706-4408 / (602) 495-0901.
Rawhide (30 Miles)
An authentic replica of an entire 1880s Western town complete with gunfights, stagecoaches, gold panning, and an Old West museum. 5700 West North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ 85226-5186. (480) 502-5600.
Scottsdale Main Street Arts District (4.5 Miles)
Explore contemporary art, architecture and design in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Located south of Indian School on Main Street and Scottsdale Road.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (9 Miles)
Located in Scottsdale's popular Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building (an ingenious renovation of a former movie theater) includes a public "sky space" by the acclaimed artist James Turrell (one of only a handful in the world), where visitors can experience the ever-changing light of the desert sky. SMoCA also presents a wide variety of changing exhibitions, educational programs and special events for adults and families. 7374 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604. (480) 994-2787.
Sunrise Park Resort (208 Miles)
In the heart of Arizona's White Mountains is Sunrise Park Resort, Arizona's Premier ski destination. This recreational paradise offers a wide range of fun and exciting winter activities. Ski or ride on Sunrise's three mountains offering 65 runs promising adventure for skiers of any level. There is also a separate snowboarding area, cross country ski trails and a special children's "ski-wee" area. And now, visiting Sunrise from the Phoenix metro just got easier, through Desert Snow Connection. Desert Snow Connection makes skiing and snowboarding affordable & convenient for Phoenix visitors by offering coach transportation to Arizona Snowbowl from Phoenix plus the option to buy your lift tickets and bypass long lines.
Taliesin West (8.5 Miles)
Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the 1930s and was constantly expanded and modified by the architect until his death in 1959. Wright and his apprentices literally created Taliesin West out of the desert by gathering rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to keep the design in balance with the surrounding environment. The site, considered one of the Wright's greatest masterpieces, was designed to serve as Wright's personal home, studio and architectural laboratory. Today, visitors can choose from a broad range of tours that showcase Wright's brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor space. Open during the winter months. 12621 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. (602) 860-8810.
Wildlife World Zoo (39 Miles)
Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals up close and personal. Take a safari train ride through animal exhibits or visit the giraffe feeding station. (623) 935-WILD
Family Fun Parks
Roller coasters, bumper boats, go-carts, miniature golf, arcades, batting cages, modern driving ranges, waterslides, and wave pools can all be found at the Valley's many Family Fun Parks.
Castle & Coasters (11.2 Miles)
9445 N. Metro Parkway East, Phoenix, AZ 85051-1507
Cracker Jax (5 Miles)
16001 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2153
Wet’N’Wild (seasonal) (17 Miles) 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310
Arizona Center (15 Miles)
Specialty shops, retail carts, and a food court arranged in an open-air center. Many popular restaurants and nightclubs. 455 N. 3rd Street (602) 949-4353.
Arizona Mills (24.2 Miles)
A 175-unit shopping, dining, and entertainment complex featuring many well-known outlets. I-10 & SR60 (602) 491-9700.
Biltmore Fashion Park (9.7 Miles)
World-class shopping in a beautiful outdoor park setting. 24th Street and Camelback Road. (602) 955-1963.
Kierland Commons (4.4 Miles)
Scottsdale's newest Shopping center! Enjoy great shopping, dining & entertainment all in an outdoor setting. 15205 N Kierland Boulevard, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. (480) 348-1577.
Old Town Scottsdale (8.2 Miles)
Shop along world-renowned 5th Avenue. More than 225 specialty shops featuring gifts, fashions, Native American handcrafts, home-furnishings, and open-air cafes. 7087 5th Avenue. (602) 945-0962.
Old Town Tempe (19.4 Miles)
Mill Avenue between 3rd and 7th (just north of University) features specialty shops such as craft shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants.
Paradise Valley Mall (1.9 Miles)
Includes five major department stores, over 145 specialty shops, a large food court and movie theaters. Cactus and Tatum Roads. (602) 253-2959.
Scottsdale Fashion Square (8.2 Miles)
Arizona's foremost mall, featuring three levels of great shopping, dining and a multiplex cinema.
Scottsdale Road at Camelback, Scottsdale. 7014-590 E. Camelback Road. (602) 990-7800.
Celebrity Theatre (14.5 Miles)
Intimate 2650-seat theater in the round features concerts, corporate parties, and special events. No seat is farther than 75 feet from the stage. 440 N. 32nd Street. (602) 267-1600.
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium (20 Miles)
Offering the best in performing arts from Broadway shows to concerts, dance, comedy, and more. Located on the campus of Arizona State University. Mill Avenue & Apache Boulevard, Tempe. (480) 965-5062.
Herberger Theater Center (15.2 Miles)
A two-stage complex featuring year-round music, drama and dance performances presented by six resident professional performing companies. 222 E. Monroe. (602) 252-8497.
IMAX Theatre at Arizona Mills (24 Miles)
Arizona's first combination IMAX and IMAX 3-D theater. Images come to life on a screen more than six stories high. 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 667. (602) 945-IMAX.
Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center and Symphony Hall (15.5 Miles)
Phoenix's totally renovated convention and exhibition complex. Center for the performing arts and home of the Phoenix Symphony. 225 E. Adams. (800) AT-CIVIC.
Marquee Theatre (19.8 Miles)
Tempe's top music venue. Popular bands both big and small cannot make it through Arizona without stopping here first. Formerly the Red River Music Hall. 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe. (800) 466-6779.
Union Hall (15 Miles)
2000-seat historic auditorium adjacent to the Arizona Center. 512 E. Van Buren. (602) 264-2455.
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