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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The rotating exhibitions feature hundreds of Western artworks and rare historic artifacts on loan from some...more
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3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5594
+1 480-686-9539
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic western art experience from classic movie posters to Remington's paintings and statues of the old West. There is plenty of contemporary art as well. Any serious lover of western art and culture has to go to this fantastic museum.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with friends and had gotten a groupon. It is quite a large museum. We were there several hours. Lots of Western information. Lots of artwork, cowboy/cowgirl memorabilia, pottery was amazing. Tour guide gives a tour and then leaves you to wander on your own....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An extensive collection of western art and also special exhibits in a modern setting in the old town section of Scottsdale.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the collections of saddles and pistols but the displays of Old West paintings and sculptures were truly awesome. I actually liked this museum better than the Heard, but I suggest you visit both while here in Arizona. Free parking adjacent to the building...More

Thank ankh1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this is the kind of museum that gives you visitor passes in the form of cute little sheriff badge stickers. It is perhaps more about projecting a highly romanticized view of the European dominance of the American West than it is in dealing with...More

Thank kwix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I confess, I wasn’t expecting much when we decided to go to this museum, but we both really enjoyed it. The woman that sold us the tickets said it would probably take 1.5 hours to go through, but it took us 2.5 hours and we...More

Thank LoveDosTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like the American West and art, you will enjoy this museum. We went on a weekend and it was fairly quiet. They have some amazing statues and a lot of western memorabilia. TIP: If you have AAA, you can get a discount. Better...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

What to do on a rainy day in Scottsdale? Visit the Western Spirit Museum. This was a good activity on a rainy day in Scottsdale. The exhibits are interesting and provide an excellent historical picture of this area. The John Wayne bronze was probably the...More

Thank 19Cali80
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Ok, but not a destination. A good addition to Old Town. I am from Arizona and it didn't add anything to my understanding of the West but it definitely would for those new to the area. I did like the temporary art history exhibit of...More

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This museum had an amazing collection of western art. The building itself is also very beautiful in its design and artistic flair.

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3 March 2018|
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Response from MuseumoftheWest | Property representative |
Most museum guests spend one and one-half to two hours exploring the museum’s two floors. Docent-led tours (starting at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.) are 45 minutes in length, with each tour focusing on different... More
3 March 2018|
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Response from Vasterbotten | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 2-3 hours, depending on how much of the exhibit descriptions you generally prefer to read. Great museum!
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24 January 2017|
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Response from MuseumoftheWest | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The museum has two wheelchairs on-site that guests can sign out at the main Visitor Services desk. The wheelchairs are free of charge, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.