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Desert Botanical Garden
Type: Gardens, Sightseeing
Located in Papago Park, this garden features the world's largest outdoor desert plant collection. A vast array of colorful wildflowers has been strategically placed to create a spectacular display and... Read More
Located in Papago Park, this garden features the world's largest outdoor desert plant collection. A vast array of colorful wildflowers has been strategically placed to create a spectacular display and delight visitors in the springtime, and throughout the year. Not only is this park a treat for the eyes, but it also provides exercise for the body and mind. One of the main highlights, an informative ethnobotanical walking trail, meanders through the grounds. The trail explains the many vital ways in which plants were integrated into Native American tribal life, thus illustrating the importance of plants beyond their natural beauty.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: There might not be a better place for families to experience the flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert than at the Desert Botanical Garden.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Cobblestone pathways, flowering cacti, and wildflowers galore make the Desert Botanical Garden one of the most romantic spots in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Although technically located in Phoenix, the Desert Botanical Garden is within easy reach of Scottsdale, and offers a scenic, edifying glimpse into desert life.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Desert Botanical Garden, located a short drive from south Scottsdale, gives visitors a close-up look at the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.