Discover the West’s history and rich cultural heritage at this highly rated TripAdvisor attraction just steps away from Old Town Scottsdale. Set in a stunning, 43,000-square-foot contemporary building, the museum features historic cowboy gear, Hopi pottery masterworks, Western fine art, historic posters starring silver screen cowboys and Indians—and much more.

Since its opening in January 2015, the museum has become a Smithsonian Affiliate and was named the nation’s “Best Western Museum” twice by the editors of True West magazine.

During Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol celebration in February, museum guests can experience living history as the Hashknife Pony Express, the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, thunders into town at the end of its 200-mile journey to deliver U.S. Postal Service mail at the front steps of the museum.

The museum is a favorite downtown destination, thanks to its acclaimed exhibitions; proximity to popular restaurants, art galleries and retail shops; and easy access on foot, by car, or via the free downtown Scottsdale trolley.

In addition to Old Town, other 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.

Artwalk Thursdays - The museum will be open on Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm from November 1, 2023, through April 30, 2024. Admission is complimentary (5-9 p.m. Thursdays) to all Scottsdale residents with valid ID. Museum Mondays - From January 1, 2024, to May 20, 2024, the museum will now be open on Mondays. Regular admission rates will apply.

For information regarding current exhibitions, docent tours and events, visit or call (480) 686-9539.

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(480) 686-9539
(480) 686-9539
3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Monday Through May 20, 2024 9:30 AM - 5 PM | May 21 - Dec 31 Closed
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 9 PM - Through May 31, 2024
Friday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM