Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The rotating exhibitions feature Western art, rare historic artifacts and cultural treasures on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions.

The contemporary, 43,000-square-foot building is an architectural gem that meets the highest standards for sustainability and conservation of natural resources.

In addition to the hundreds of works of art featured in its galleries, visitors will enjoy the interactive exhibits, beautiful outdoor sculpture courtyard and museum store.

Special performances, programs and events in the theater/auditorium tell the stories of the American West—both past and present—through the eyes of its diverse peoples. (Check website for event dates and times.)

This must-see attraction is located in the arts district of downtown Scottsdale, “The West's Most Western Town,” within easy walking distance of numerous art galleries and restaurants. Nearby attractions include Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Stadium (Cactus League Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team), the Scottsdale Waterfront, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Museum Hours                

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                

Thursday (November-April) 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; (May-October) 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                

Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                

Closed Mondays             

Admission Prices                

Adults: $13                

Seniors (65+) and Active Military: $11                

Students (with ID) and Children (6-17): $8                 

Members and Children 5 and under: FREE                

For special group rates, please contact Visitor Services: 480-686-9539

Getting There             

Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Western Spirit is between Indian School and Osborn Roads, and one block west of Scottsdale Road.  It is easily accessible from throughout the metro Phoenix area.


3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday 9:30am-5pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm