This highly rated TripAdvisor attraction located in Old Town Scottsdale features regularly changing and ongoing exhibits of Western and Native American art, rare artifacts and cultural treasures on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions. A Smithsonian Affiliate since 2015, the museum has been, once again, named “Best Western Museum 2021” in the nation (True West magazine).
Ongoing exhibitions include authentic Old West cowboy gear, paintings and bronzes by acclaimed contemporary and historic western artists, and Hopi pottery masterworks. Captain Meriwether Lewis’ presentation style pipe tomahawk, and Native American buffalo robes are among the historic artifacts on exhibit. Docent-led gallery tours take place at 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.
The contemporary, two-story museum building is an award-winning architectural gem that meets the highest standards for sustainability and conservation of natural resources. The museum store provides an outstanding selection of quality, western themed merchandise.
This must-see attraction is on the free Downtown Scottsdale trolley line, and is within easy walking distance of popular restaurants, art galleries and shops.