Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
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 2019 "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.