Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, Scottsdale

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona on the former site of the Loloma Transit Station (N Marshall Way and E 1st St), and opened in January 2015. The two-story, 43,000-square-foot museum features the art, culture and history of 19 states in the American West, Western Canada, and Mexico.
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  • Museum is great' great collection of native American photos and other pieces of art. It is two floors with an elevator. Also, free underground parking. 
    Museum is great' great collection of native American photos and other pieces of art. It is two floors with an elevator. Also, free underground parking.  more »
  • Far better than we expected. Planned for an hour and stayed for 3 hours. First, a beautiful building, even the restrooms. Exhibits were extensive, easy to follow, well displayed to really get a... 
    Far better than we expected. Planned for an hour and stayed for 3 hours. First, a beautiful building, even the restrooms. Exhibits were extensive, easy to follow, well displayed to really get a...  more »
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  • If you’re a fan of Southwestern, Native American, or anything Cowboy related you have to check this museum out. I was in town visiting family from Los Angeles and was pleased to find a large and informative museum out of the big city. They have tons of exhibits divided into 2 floors and different sections. Currently there is an extensive exhibit on the photography of Edward Curtis. He documented Native American and Western life and on display are some truly great images of a time that will never come back around again. The images saved that part of history in a way which is great to see. They also have a lot of western themed art on display as well as all sorts of spurs, lassos, saddles, chaps, and all sorts of cowboy gear from Texas style to California style, which I knew nothing about coming in so it was nice to walk away with a lot of information about something I thought was just standard. Overall it’s a great museum with a lot of great content. I spent about 90 minutes but could have stayed longer. Parking is also really easy in the area and free, which is nice change for me. I would recommend and will be back again sometime in the future.
  • Amazing museum for western history fans. Focusing on Native people and cowboys. A lot of beautiful American Indian art and educational pieces. Very Interesting cowboy displays. A lot of fantastic sculptures. Just a little bit of everything. And very reasonable entry fee. I could go on and on. We found this by "mistake' and it was a highlight of our trip even though we were there for an Eagles victory over the Cardinals 😁. This is a must see. Get ready for a picture bombardment. I couldn't take enough!

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