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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

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“movie posters”(16 reviews)
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 3 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for artifacts from the old west this isn't the place for you. If you're looking for art that conveys the spirit of the Old West then you'll enjoy this museum. There have some really great paintings and impressive bronze sculptures. There are...More

Thank RonMc1958
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Explore the history, art and rich cultural heritage of the West at one of TripAdvisor’s most highly rated Scottsdale attractions. From exhibits of Hopi pottery masterworks to rare posters starring silver screen cowboys and Indians, you’ll discover the unique stories of the people, places and...More

Thank rockyptj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Museum a Great Array of Western Art on Display, from Cowboy Clothing, Beautiful leather Saddles, to stunning pieces of Indian Bronze Sculptures, some of these are completely breathtaking.. and not to mention the lovely paintings.. it really does show the Western Spirit in its...More

Thank annemacmillan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum with something for everyone. Recommend you do a tour so you don't miss the subtleties of the building!!

Thank karenhoffman61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the three hours spent looking at the Art, artifacts and history of Western Movies. New building with elevator to help get to all the exhibits.

Thank 892jeanetteB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to be wowed by this museum and was a tad underwhelmed. The number of exhibits was a bit disappointing, unless you want to see artwork, which there was in great abundance. If you go, I would allot about 120 minutes. The staff is...More

Thank 124douglash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum so much. I would instantly go back. The kid in me had such a terrific time. The exhibitions were really interesting, the art was fantastic and the building itself was beautiful.

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see the western film exhibition but found the whole museum great and the exhibits are all very good. I would recommend it to any visitor if they have 2-3 hours spare.

1  Thank Mike V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was very near our hotel, so we decided to stop by on the morning of our departure. It was well worth several hours. There is a lot of very nice western art in the museum, along with other interesting "old-west" type displays. They...More

Thank Scubaqueen_12
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is an extraordinary place - with a strong point of view, unlike most other museums I've visited in more than 45 countries. The central message is appreciation of natural and human creativity, courage, and accomplishment. The exhibits illustrate the vast array of ways that...More

3  Thank Joe N
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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.