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“Quintisential Tourist Trap but Fun”

Old Town Scottsdale
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Ranked #9 of 163 things to do in Scottsdale
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Owner description: The Conservatory is a locally owned, beautiful and unique store offering fine furniture, fabulous accessories, antiques, baby treasures and exceptional gifts.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Quintisential Tourist Trap but Fun”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Yes, I know it's a tourist trap, but you have to go. It is so much fun walking through the streets, visiting all the stores, and stopping at the Rusty Nail Saloon. Parking can be a pain so car pool or rideshare.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun Area”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We ended up in this area during our recent visit to Scottsdale. It's a really fun if you're looking for excitement / activity in the evening. It's populated with a ton of bars, many of them saloon style and you can see right into each place so it almost feels like there's a party on the street. It starts around Maya Night / Day club which is a big hot spot in the area. Others are El Heffe, Hi-Fi, American Junkie... if you walk around the area you'll find many options for vibrant entertainment if you want to drink, dance and party. :)

Visited May 2013
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Westfield, Indiana
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“Good place to pass time”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We weren't in a shopping mood, so we can't rate that part of the experience, although we visited the Saturday farmer's market, which was a treat for us that time of year. Enjoyed stopping in a couple establishments for drinks and relaxing while exploring the area including the mall and art district. Just seemed like a decent area to wander, unwind and enjoy a sunny weekend.

Visited April 2013
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Greensburg, Indiana
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28 reviews
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“Not what I imagined”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed across the street from Old Town. We were in town during Memorial day weekend. Old town stores weren't all open. Most of them closed at 5. Most eateries were open. Found Old Town to be more hype then substance.

Visited May 2013
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Winnipeg Canada
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Disappointing Old Town”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great places to eat and have drinks - but for shopping? It is tired. Almost all of the shops seemed to have the same jewelery for sale and each one had a 70% off sign. Even then you felt like you were paying too much! There was one shop that had good quality Native American pottery and one that had lovely Native American jewelry but walking around you got the feeling that many shops had closed or moved elsewhere.

Visited April 2013
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