5 Fun Things to do in Scottsdale

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Scottsdale, we have the answer!  To anyone that seeks to find adventure and excitement in the town of Scottsdale, the choices may be overwhelming! Here 5 of the coolest and most exciting adventures down in the West’s most Western town.

1. Do you like physical and mental challenges?

Try Bam-Kazam at 8999 Talking Stick way. This Gigantic building is packed to the brim with escape rooms, obstacle courses, puzzles and games. One ticket lets you play for 2 hours and the free-for-all layout lets you do exactly what you want, when you want.


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2. How about a little history?

In 1937 Frank Lloyd Wright built a winter home in the barren landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. Now, with roads running right by it and neighborhoods built all around it, Taliesin West continues to attract visitors because of its simplistic and incredibly smart design that is still relevant almost a century later. Visit this spectacular home and see for yourself!


3. Not a fan of paved roads?

Maybe a 5-star hotel attracts visitors, but the desert is what Arizona is all about. Unless you feel like going off-road in a rental car, (Hint: Don’t), you might want to consider a guided desert tour. Desert Dog Offroad has been offering offroad desert adventures for over 22 years.  Choose between a Guided ATV Sand Buggy Adventure or Guided Jeep Tour.   If you’re visiting the Scottsdale / Phoenix area, or an Arizonian and have never explored the Sonoran Desert, let Desert Dog Offroad put together the perfect offroad excursion for you. Tours available 7 days a week, 3X’s a day.  Make a reservation or call 480-837-3966 for more information.


4. Original Scottsdale isn’t just for cowboys

The heart and soul of Scottsdale resides in Old Town, a surprisingly well-kept town full of old western buildings where the shops, music and people all resonate with cowboy vibes! Go and buy a custom-made cowboy hat or watch the horses and carriages trod by on paved streets. Harness the Westerner within!


5. Do you REALLY like butterflies?

To anyone who says magic isn’t real, they clearly haven’t been in a room with over 3,000 live butterflies. Right next to OdySea Aquarium on Via De Ventura is a Butterfly Wonderland, real-life enchanted forest. Maybe there aren’t any fairies, but butterflies work too. Grab some nectar and prepare for a swarm of colorful insects that is sure to make anyone’s day.


With so much to do, the excitement never ends.  Start planning your vacation to the old west today, and remember to include Desert Dog Adventures to your list of fun things to do in Scottsdale!