Museums & Other Attractions

Heard Museum

Heard Museum uses artifacts and contemporary art to spotlight Native American crafts and culture with a mission of educating the public about the living heritage.

Penske Racing Museum

Penske Racing Museum

Penske Racing has over 40 years of racing experience and over 300 major race wins. The Penske Racing Museum is a must-see for all lovers of the sport with an amazing collection of cars, trophies and racing memorabilia on display. 

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum, the largest museum of its type on earth, features over 15,000 musical instruments and related items from nearly 200 countries and territories and offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world.  

Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark built

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located on the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours. Visitors experience Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is Arizona's only permanent museum dedicated solely to modern works of art, design and architecture and offers a wide variety of arts and culture exhibits.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center

Deer Valley Rock Art Center, an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve, is home to the sacred site of ancient rock carvings called petroglyphs, made by Native Americans some 10,000 years ago.

Enjoy the wonders of Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland, the largest butterfly pavilion in America, entertains and enchants, as it educates visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature's most beloved creatures.  It features a magnificent glass atrium that brings a tropical rainforest, environment to the Arizona desert.  It also includes educational laboratories and interactive exhibits, a 3D movie theater, a gift shop, and a cafe-style dining area.  It is located at 9500 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.