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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

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You will enjoy this place if you love the old southwest. Bring your camera. They also hire out... read more

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Cie D

On a hot hot day this was the perfect outing. A small but impressive museum full of an amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The rotating exhibitions feature hundreds of Western artworks and rare historic artifacts on loan from some...more
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3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5594
+1 480-686-9539
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Reviewed yesterday

You will enjoy this place if you love the old southwest. Bring your camera. They also hire out for parties, so consider it!

Thank Cie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a hot hot day this was the perfect outing. A small but impressive museum full of an amazing array of all things western including paintings, bronzes, pottery, collections and even old movie posters. (Exhibits change frequently.) A number of the exhibits have activities for...More

Thank bluhiways15
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum has free tours. There is a permanent collection and some temporary rotating collections. The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History (June 20, 2017 – September 16, 2018) was there and proved to be both fun and interesting! I remembered some of those...More

Thank fheagle
Reviewed 5 days ago

Started with a short beautiful introductory film. We then took a tour with the docent Mary of some amazing Western artists(sculpture and paintings!). The tour was informative and historically interesting and Mary was an amazing guide. We must also mention Tony, a gentleman who roamed...More

Thank Travelers2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had heard good things about this museum, but my expectations were completely exceeded as I stepped inside this stellar establishment. The collections are rather vast, spanning several centuries and including many aspects of the west from Native Americans to mountain men and settlers. They...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large art museum has a large collection of western art, memorabilia, statues, and a western movie section. There was a guided tour that was very informative.

Thank 370vincent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An afternoon well spent at this museum. So much to see and enjoy. Husband loved it as he is a fan of western movies, but it also was very interesting for me. Really well laid out in a lovely building, and helpful, knowledgeable staff to...More

Thank lindawQ7866XR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The receptionist at our hotel recommended the museum as a must see and she was spot on. There are very little to no reproductions. All I saw was display after display of pure history with original items starting with the mountain men and trappers through...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is not only for tourists. The building is unusual and worth seeing, even if you are not that interested in western art. But, if you are interested in western art, you will love this museum. I have taken visitors here several times and...More

Thank sscottjoplin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice afternoon visiting the museum. So many interesting artifacts and the art was fantastic. They had a small Edward Curtis section of original photos which were magnificent. Having read a book about Edward Curtis is was awesome to see a few original...More

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March 2, 2018|
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Response from MuseumoftheWest | Property representative |
Most museum guests spend one and one-half to two hours exploring the museum’s two floors. Docent-led tours (starting at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.) are 45 minutes in length, with each tour focusing on different... More
March 2, 2018|
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Response from o2bcre8ive | Reviewed this property |
I think 2.5 hours was good for our group. No one was rushed and it gave a good amount of time for everyone to enjoy what interested them.
January 24, 2017|
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Response from MuseumoftheWest | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The museum has two wheelchairs on-site that guests can sign out at the main Visitor Services desk. The wheelchairs are free of charge, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.