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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 2016 “Best Western Museum” in the nation (True West magazine) opened in January 2015. Located in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district, the museum is within easy walking distance of numerous art galleries and restaurants, and Old Town Scottsdale.

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  • Hours of Operation: Tue.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon. Closed
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  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Theatre Capacity 135
  • Audio true
  • Max Banquet Capacity 150
  • Outside Entertainment Allowed true
  • Outside Catering Allowed true
  • Preferred Caterers true
  • Max Reception Capacity 500
  • Visual true
  • Wi-Fi true
  • Banquet Capacity 350

John Coleman: Past/Present/Future

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 6, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the…

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 7, 2016
An Arizona living legend, Dolan Ellis has been delighting audiences since he was first appointed the title of Arizona’s…

OK Chorale Holiday Show

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 10, 2016
Join Yodeling Al, Jingel’n Jud and Tumbleweed Tony - members of the OK Chorale - for an entertaining program of holiday songs…

The Polar Express Film Screening and Children’s Activities

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 10, 2016
Holiday family fun begins at 10 a.m. with a screening of “The Polar Express,” the cherished holiday film starring Tom Hanks,…

Marshall Trimble: Hucksters, Con Men and Bamboozlers

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 14, 2016
In the vast Arizona Territory, P.T. Barnum’s axiom, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” was never more true. In this…

The American West in Film and Television, The Sidekicks

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
December 17, 2016
They may not have been the lead characters, but no true Western was complete without a trusty sidekick. Sidekicks were loyal…

Behind the Lens: Photographers of the American West, Featuring Mia Larocque

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
January 5, 2017
Rodeo photographer Mia Larocque shoots the action at the Tucson, Scottsdale, Payson (Gary Hardt Memorial) and Prescott PRCA…

Mrs. Wyatt Earp

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
January 12, 2017
This historically based bio-drama, set in 1938, examines the nearly 50-year relationship between Josephine “Sadie” Marcus and…

The American West in Film and Television, Real Women Become Reel Women

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
January 21, 2017
When famous (and infamous) ladies of the West were portrayed in film and television their stories often took on mythic…