Old Town Scottsdale is a shining example of why Scottsdale is the “West’s Most Western Town.” With original buildings from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, this block is where Scottsdale was founded. From the first general store (now Bischoff’s Shades of the West) to Scottsdale’s first bank (now the Rusty Spur), history buffs, shoppers, and bar hoppers alike will fall in love with Old Town’s charm.
Here are some Old Town favorites to explore:
Rusty Spur Saloon: The Rusty Spur has been a long time favorite of Scottsdale residents and visitors, not to mention star studded sightings such as Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, and Dierks Bentley.
The Little Red Schoolhouse: This historical site was built in 1909 as a two room elementary school for grades 1-8. Through the years, it served as the Scottsdale City Hall and Justice Court, the Scottsdale Public Library, and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. It currently houses the Scottsdale Historical Museum.
Sugar Bowl:Old-time ice cream parlors always make a frozen treat a little better. It’s no different with this historic Scottsdale spot. Since 1958, after the recognized need for a family oriented spot in Scottsdale, the Sugar bowl has been there to help make family memories and serve up tasty desserts.
Don’t stop your trip after exploring Old Town Scottsdale. Continue to discover what the rest of Downtown Scottsdale has to offer!