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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

  • 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    • Phone: (480) 686-9539
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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West features regularly changing exhibits of Western art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the country’s Western heritage to life. The architecturally stunning 43,000-square-foot, two-story building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified, recognizing its best-in-class building strategies and practices. The Smithsonian Affiliate museum and “Best Western Museum” in the nation (True West magazine, 2017 and 2016) opened in January 2015. Located in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district, the museum is steps away from numerous art galleries and restaurants, and Old Town Scottsdale.

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  • Hours of Operation: Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. (Nov.-Apr.) 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thu (May-Oct.) 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon. Closed
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  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 10
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 10
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  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description Scottsdale’s Museum of the West offers a distinctive venue for a variety of private and corporate events, including but not limited to weddings and celebrations, business meetings, presentations, performances and holiday parties. Groups who choose to reserve the museum’s facilities for private use are also granted access to the building’s galleries for the duration of the event. Upon request, museum staff can arrange for docents and/or gallery guides to be available at the time of an event for no extra fee. As a Smithsonian Affiliate with award-winning architecture and landscape design, the museum provides an exceptionally unique environment that showcases the beauty and history of the American West.
  • Largest Room 2000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2000
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Space Notes Spaces and Capacities: 1) Scottsdale Charros Lobby - Reception, check-in area, and counter space for food/beverage service. Highboys are required for events that include food/beverage service in this area. 2) Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium (approx. 2,000 sq. feet) - Available floor space when theater seats are fully retracted is approx. 45’ x 39’. Capacities are 135 for theater seats, 120 for table seating (rounds) with food stations located in theater, 150 for table seating (rounds) with table service/food stations located outside of theater, 200 for a reception (up to 30 highboys with food stations located outside of theater). Theater screen dimension is 10’ high x 18’ wide. High definition projector accessible via HDMI or thumb drive. Podium with microphone, laptop tray, and floor access jack. Wireless lavalier microphone and handheld microphone. Disklavier programmable piano. 3) Christine and Ted Mollring Sculpture Courtyard (48’ x 72’, approx. 3448 sq. feet) - 117 guests in the open-air courtyard for receptions. 4) Heritage Hall (approx. 11.5’ x 36’) - Can accommodate 3 eight-foot buffet tables or 5-6 highboys. 5) Outdoor Ramadas and Terraces - Located on south side of building, requires rental of additional trash containers.
  • Theatre Capacity 135
  • Audio true
  • Max Banquet Capacity 350
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity 350
  • Motorcoach Friendly true
  • Miles to Phoenix Convention Center 11
  • Outside Entertainment Allowed true
  • Outside Catering Allowed true
  • Preferred Caterers true
  • Private Room Reception Capacity 200
  • Private Dining Room Available true
  • Max Reception Capacity 500
  • Outdoor Reception Capacity 500
  • Private Room Banquet Capacity 150
  • Visual true
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  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 135

Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
November 19, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
This exhibition, on loan from The A.P. Hays Collection, includes 100 striking and historically important portrayals of one of…

The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History Exhibition

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
November 19, 2017 to September 30, 2018
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
This inaugural exhibition features Western film posters and lobby cards dating from the 1890s to the mid-1980s, curated from…

Museum Store Sunday at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
November 26, 2017
Get a head start on holiday shopping Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy special discounts of up to 30 percent on selected items.…

Gallery Talk: “Grand Canyon Grandeur” with Abe Hays

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
November 30, 2017
Hear from Paradise Valley collector, museum donor and trustee Abe Hays as he discusses this unparalleled exhibition of 100…