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Things to Do in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Plaza is your gateway to an exciting variety of things to do in Scottsdale. We’re located just minutes away from the restaurants, shops, and art galleries of Old Town Scottsdale; the world-class golf courses at McCormick Ranch; and the sights at Salt River Fields — the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. Whether you want to hike Camelback Mountain, explore the distilleries of Cave Creek, or take the kids to a nearby park, we have tons of attractions within easy reach of our resort.

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Arizona State University

Distance: 10.9 miles
Explore the largest public University in Arizona, located just outside Scottsdale in Tempe. This sprawling urban campus features multiple historic buildings along with Division 1 athletics facilities.

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Butterfly Wonderland

Distance: 4.3 miles
See the largest indoor butterfly sanctuary in America, complete with a state-of-the-art atrium that mimics their natural habitat. The complex also features a cafe and gift shop.

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Camelback Mountain

Distance: 5.6 miles
Visit one of the most prominent outdoor destinations in Arizona. With world-class hiking and rock climbing, Camelback Mountain offers unparalleled recreational options.

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Cave Creek

Distance: 22.7 miles
Go back in time to the Wild West by visiting Cave Creek. It boasts old-style saloons and distilleries, along with other cowboy-themed attractions for the whole family.

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Chaparral Park & Dog Park

Distance: 2.5 miles
Chaparral is a 100-acre sprawling green space with recreational areas for fishing, boating, softball, volleyball, and Scottsdale’s most popular dog park (which includes three acres of grass, play features, and water fountains).

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Children's Museum of Phoenix

Distance: 14.8 miles
This extensive museum has over 300 play areas for children of all ages, with regular exhibits and various educational programs to keep your child entertained and happy.

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Desert Botanical Garden

Distance: 7 miles
This 140-acre botanical garden is home to over 21,000 plants, with large collections of agave and cacti. The garden features several trails and exhibits dedicated to Arizona’s natural plant life.

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Fashion Square Mall

Distance: 2.9 miles
Shop at the largest mall in the American Southwest, with over 225 stores and 2,000,000 square feet of retail space. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Distance: 219 miles
See the breathtaking views of one of America’s most iconic landmarks, overlooking the Colorado River. The immense 277-mile canyon is the largest in the United States.

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Heard Museum

Distance: 15.6 miles
The Heard Museum is the perfect destination for appreciating the American Indian and their heritage. It provides visitors with a distinct look at their arts and culture.

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Distance: 0.3 miles
Experience an important piece of American transportation history at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The site boasts a museum, a classic-style locomotive, and three model cars.

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McCormick Ranch Golf Club

Distance: 1.2 miles
Looking to play a few rounds of golf? Hit the fairways at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, which features 36 pristine holes unrivalled in the Phoenix area. The club also has a top-tier restaurant and pro shop.

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Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Distance: 12.1 miles
This museum holds a collection of over 15,000 musical instruments from more than 200 countries, all with distinct historical and cultural backgrounds. It is the largest instrument museum in the world.

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OdySea Aquarium

Distance: 3.8 miles
Visit the largest aquarium in Arizona, with over 2,000,000 gallons of water holding 30,000 sea animals — including otters, penguins, sharks, jellyfish, seals, and hundreds of species of fish.

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Old Town Scottsdale

Distance: 4.5 miles
Feel the charm of the Southwest with Old Town Scottsdale’s boutique shopping, cozy restaurants, and weekly self-guided art tours. Unwind at the end of the day at one of the many nightlife options.

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Phoenix Zoo

Distance: 7.5 miles
Get lost with some of nature’s most amazing animals at the largest privately owned zoo in the United States. The 125-acre park features over 140 animals — including lions, giraffes, monkeys, iguanas, wolves, bears, and more.

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Salt River Fields

Distance: 3.3 miles
Baseball fans will love Salt River Fields, the spring training home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. The stadium also hosts several culinary festivals and concerts throughout the year.

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Sedona

Distance: 121 miles
Experience Arizona’s natural beauty in Sedona, home to scenic red sandstone formations that glow in the sun. The city also hosts a film festival and has been used as the setting for many movies and TV shows.

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Taliesin West

Distance: 9.9 miles
The home of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West offers tours that display Wright’s famous collection of art from around the world. The museum also offers educational programs to children.

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TopGolf

Distance: 3.3 miles
TopGolf’s innovative golf game blends driving ability and accuracy, creating fun memories for the whole family. After a few rounds on the course, enjoy a meal at TopGolf’s sports bar and restaurant.

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Distance: 3.8 miles
Located in Old Town Scottsdale, this museum is dedicated to the classic culture and history of the 19 states of the American West. The exhibits provide a unique look into some of the West’s greatest citizens and movements.

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Arizona State University

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Tempe, AZ 85281

Barrio Queen

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7114 E Stetson Dr #105

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

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6166 N Scottsdale Rd. #601

Bourbon & Bones

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4200 N Scottsdale

Butter's Pancakes & Café

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8300 N Hayden Road #F104

Butterfly Wonderland

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9500 East Vía de Ventura F100

Camelback Golf Club

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7847 N Mockingbird Ln

Camelback Mountain

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Phoenix, AZ 85018

Cosanti Originals

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6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd

Culinary Dropout

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7135 E Camelback Rd #125

Desert Botanical Gardens

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1201 N Galvin Pkwy

EVO

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4175 N Goldwater

Fat Ox

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6316 N Scottsdale

Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

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8120 N Hayden

Greyhawk Golf club

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8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy

Hall of Flame

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6101 E Van Buren St.

Handcut Chophouse

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7135 E Camelback rd

Harkins Theatres Camelview

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7014 E Camelback Rd

Hash Kitchen Gainey Ranch

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8777 N Scottsdale

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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11055 N Scottsdale

Houston's

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6113 N Scottsdale Rd

iFly Indoor Skydiving

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9206 Talking Stick Way

Kierland Commons

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15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150

Los Olivos Mexican Patio

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7328 E 2nd St

Lure Fish House

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8877 N Scottsdale

Maple & Ash

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7135 E Camelback Rd. #130

Mastro's City Hall

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6991 E Camelback

Mavrix Bowling & Entertainment

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9139 Talking Stick Way

McCormick Ranch Golf Club

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7505 E McCormick Pkwy

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

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7301 E Indian Bend Rd

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

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10690 E Sheena Dr

McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve

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1600 East Sonoran Desert Drive

Medieval Times

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9051 East Vía de Ventura

Nobu

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7014 E Camelback Rd

North Italia

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15024 N Scottsdale

Octane Raceway

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9119 E Talking Stick Way

OdySea Aquarium

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9500 East Vía de Ventura Suite A-100

Old Tortilla Factory

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6910 E Main

Olive & Ivy

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7135 E Camelback Rd #195

Phoenix Sky Harbor International

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Phoenix Zoo

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455 N Galvin Pkwy

Piestewa Peak

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Phoenix, AZ 85016

Postino Wine Café

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4821 N Scottsdale

Prep & Pastry

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7025 E Soleri

Pubblico Italian Eater

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7001 N Scottsdale

RA Sushi

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3815 N Scottsdale

Rehab Burger Therapy

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7210 E 2nd St

Roadhouse Cinemas

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9090 E Indian Bend Rd

Roka Akor

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7299 N Scottsdale Rd.

Salt River Fields

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Salt River Fields

Scottsdale Airport

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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7380 E 2nd St

Scottsdale Fashion Square

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7014 E Camelback Rd

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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7374 E 2nd St

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Scottsdale Quarter

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15059 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 205

Scottsdale Silverado

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7605 E Indian Bend Rd

Scottsdale Stadium

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7408 E Osborn Rd

Scottsdale Waterfront

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7135 E Camelback Rd

Stone Creek Golf Club

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4435 E Paradise Village Pkwy S

Taliesin West

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12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

The Breakfast Club

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4400 N Scottsdale

The Mission Old Town

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3815 N Brown

The Original Chopshop

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7158 E 5th Ave

The Shops at Hilton Village

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6015-6155 N Scottsdale Rd

Toca Madera

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4736 N Goldvater

Topgolf Scottsdale

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9500 Talking Stick Way

TPC Scottsdale Champions Course

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8243 E Bell Rd

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

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3830 N Marshall Way

WestWorld of Scottsdale

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16601 N Pima Rd