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Desert Botanical Garden

Type: Gardens, Sightseeing

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Located in Papago Park, this garden features one of the world's largest outdoor desert plant collection. A vast array of colorful wildflowers has been strategically placed to create a colorful display...  Read More


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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