Things to do in Scottsdale

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MacDonalds Ranch
Excellent109 Reviews
26540 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-585-0239
macdonaldsranch.com
MacDonald’s Ranch is “the premier horseback riding stable in the valley of the sun” – Scottsdale! At MacDonald’s Ranch, guests of all ages can participate in activities ranging from guided horseback rides and hayrides, to stagecoach rides and Cowboy Cookouts. They also have a walk-in petting zoo with all sorts of friendly farm animals, and a pumpkin patch, which plays host to their Annual Pumpkin Festival.
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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Excellent450 Reviews
7301 E Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250
480-312-2312
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At the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, you can take a ride on the Pacific Railroad or the antique carousel. They have a variety of shops to visit, a museum to explore, and a new 10,000 square-foot Model Railroad building. They also feature several spacious playgrounds for children, and a few grassy areas to relax in the park’s picnic ramadas. With all there is to see and do, you could spend hours at this park, so they’ve even got you covered with food! The snackstop is a park favorite, and... read more
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Rusty Spur Saloon
Excellent78 Reviews
7245 E Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-425-7787
rustyspursaloon.com
This authentic cowboy saloon is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, and was established in 1958 as a place where cowboys could water their horses while enjoying buckets of beer. The Rusty Spur Saloon is decked out with Western memorabilia, thousands of dollars in paper money hanging from the ceiling, and a large collection of license plates adorning the walls. The saloon offers “rustic charm, great food, live entertainment, and of course, a full bar.”
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Arizona Fine Art Expo
26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
480-837-7163
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The Arizona Fine Art EXPO, produced by the award-winning Thunderbird Artists, showcases more than 100 nationally-acclaimed artists applying their artistic talents in studios. This event gives patrons unprecedented access to watch the world’s most gifted artists.
Enhancing the Arizona Fine Art EXPO is the charming Café de EXPO, patrons can choose to sit indoors surrounded by working artists, or outdoors where The Sonoran Desert provides the perfect setting for our two-acre sculpture garden wit... read more
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Dos Gringos Scottsdale
4209 N. Craftsman Ct. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-423-3800
DosGringosAZ.com
Dos Gringos in Scottsdale is a casual, laid back patio bar located amongst the shops and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. This Mexican cantina boasts three patios to relax on, including a rooftop patio that is perfect for an afternoon of day-drinking.
As the #1 seller of Corona in the United States, this Mexican cantina is the ideal spot for happy hour, afternoon drinks or a night on the town in Scottsdale. With booths, tables and plenty of standing room, Dos Gringos in Scottsdale is the perfec... read more
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Overland Gallery of Fine Art
7155 Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-947-1934
overlandgallery.com
The Overland Gallery presents the work of premier American artists, and has been doing so since 1983. In 1991, the gallery first introduced famous Russian impressionist work into the United States, and still focuses today on Russian paintings of the 20th century. The gallery also features annual one-man shows, as well as a variety of gallery events throughout the year, and prides itself on outstanding customer service to all of their clients.