Best Scottsdale, AZ Attractions

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    8. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

    McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a train-lover's haven located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. The park offers train and carousel rides for all ages, open green space for family picnics, historic Arizona...

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    7. MacDonald's Ranch

    MacDonald's Ranch is the Valley of the Sun's premier horseback riding stable. Located in beautiful North Scottsdale, MacDonald's Ranch offers guided horseback rides, hayrides, stagecoach rides, cowboy cookouts, and...

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    4. Troon North Golf Club

    Known as Scottsdale's "crown jewel," Troon North Golf Club offers players an unrivaled Scottsdale desert golf experience. The two 18-hole courses wind through scenic foothills and natural ravines in the cool shadows...

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    3. Marshall Way Arts District

    Scottsdale may be associated with cowboy art and an Old West aesthetic, but this district nestled in the heart of downtown possesses a thriving contemporary arts scene. Intimate galleries showcase a broad spectrum of...

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    2. Taliesin West

    Located in northeast Scottsdale on the beautiful foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece. This was the architectural master's personal winter home, studio, and...

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About Scottsdale, AZ Attractions

Old Town Scottsdale is one of the city's top destinations and main attractions, and although the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is relatively easy to travel on foot, the city offers visitors free trolley service. The downtown trolley provides service to major points of interest around downtown Scottsdale, including Old Town, the Marshall Way Arts District, the Main Street Arts District, Fifth Avenue Shops, SouthBridge, the Waterfront, and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Trolleys run approximately every 15 minutes and feature air conditioning, wooden seats, leather handhold straps, and tinted glass windows. These environmentally-friendly fleets even run on clean-buring biodiesel, making them a smart choice for travel if you're staying in or around downtown Scottsdale.

About Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.

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