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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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kmgooding81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bronze scuplture of John Wayne in the front lobby takes your breath away. All of the sculptures are almost life like.

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing exhibition of western art, history and a fitting tribute to those early pioneers and native american's. Entry is not free, but it's totally worth it! Well set out, plenty of detailed information. Make sure you allow yourself at least 2 hours as there are...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there twice. love it. Truly got to see the relics and history of the west. Handicapped accessible and two floors of beautifully preserved western regalia and paintings.

Thank Gail Z
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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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25 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.