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    Front of building on 2nd St
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    The Heard Museum North Scottsdale, AZ
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    Climb A Tree

    by al_mary Written Jan 23, 2006

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    During our stay at the Hospitality Suites,
    we noticed the trees on the property that
    were laden with grapefruits and oranges,
    and they were ripe for the picking. I asked
    a manager if we could have one of each,
    and he said no problem ....
    So Al climbed the trees to get 1 of each,
    and we had them for breakfast ... ha ha

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    THE ARTS IN SCOTTSDALE

    by Rich62 Written Nov 12, 2005
    NEAR THE SCOTTSDALE ART SHOW ENTRANCE

    There are lots of art shops, art shows, and art activities in Scottsdale. One event which we recommend is the big Scottsdale Art Show held each March. They frown on taking pictures in an art show, so my photo is just of an area near the entrance to the art show. There is an admittance charge to the show.

    This art festival is so big that there were two live bands playing at the same time, yet the grounds are so expansive that they were far from each other and did not interfere with each other.

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    willow stream spa -- pamper yourself!

    by susiemargare Updated Oct 29, 2005

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    a lovely spa with all sorts of body treatments for women, at the fairmont scottsdale princess resort (480/585-4848; separate phone numbers for spa are below). spa appointments every day from 7:45 am to 8:30 pm. the waiting area is very quiet, and they bring you tea, fruit juice, or water (nothing with caffeine, the receptionist actually looked alarmed at my initial request for diet coke!). they have some body treatments for men also.

    i had the most luxurious pedicure i have ever had -- the southwest premiere. it lasted about 75 minutes, for $109 plus 18% tip added automatically to the bill. it was worth every cent. this pedicure has a nice mix of moisturizing and exfoliating lotions, including heated lotion treatments. you also get a short shoulder/arm/hand and leg massage and a longer foot massage. you sit in a massage chair with several settings for your back (rollers up, down, steady; speed fast, slow).

    go way far north on scottsdale road. be watching for "fairmont scottsdale princess resort" signs. just past bell road, turn right on princess drive, go about a half-mile; follow "willow stream spa" and "parking" signs. from parking lot, take sidewalk toward the buildings about
    a half-block. the spa is to the left of the resort shop. it is a little confusing to find but worth the effort.

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    Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

    by al_mary Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    This authentic frontier town is Arizona's largest
    western-themed attraction situated on 163 acres
    of scenic Sonoran Desert.

    ~NOTE~
    Starting November 1, 2005 .... they're moving

    Rawhide Is On The MOOve! We're moseying on
    down to the Gila River Indian Community and
    Wild Horse Pass after 34 years in N. Scottsdale.
    Check their website for updates.

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    Frank LLoyd Wright's Taliesin West

    by kazander Updated Dec 22, 2004

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    Taliesin West

    Check out some interesting architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West . Set within the dramatic setting of the Sonoran Desert, the former winter residence of Wright's, still houses a school for architects that he started in 1932. The tour takes you though part of the house and the grounds, and ends in the theater with a movie giving some history on Wright and his work.
    We had a really wonderful time touring this cool building. The only downside is that you don't get to see more rooms in the house as it is still used for a school so there are some "off limits" sections. If you take the longer tour, you can actually go a bit into the desert to see where the students stay.

    COST: $12.50-$45. Sept.-June, daily 8:30-5:30; July-Aug., Thurs.-Mon. 8:30-5:30

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    Talieson West

    by CdnJane Written Nov 12, 2002

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Talieson West

    Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home in Arizona, Talieson West, is just on the outskirts of Scottsdale. It is well worth the drive, even if you aren't a big architecture fan, you might still find the home interesting... his ideas of design and colour.

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    Plan to go north on Scottsdale...

    by colonius1 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Plan to go north on Scottsdale Road all the way to Carefree. Find the 'Black Mountain Cafe' near the Spanish Village at the corner of Ho & Hum Streets. Try to eat breakfast there on their little patio. The food is very good and reasonably priced and you just might happen to sit near a movie celebrity! Afterwards visit the 'El Pedregal' where you can shop and eat.
    To get to Carefree you'll be driving through some desert country, passing 'Rawhide' on the way. It's a nice drive, especially early in the morning on Sundays. From Scottsdale it is a 45 minute trip to Carefree. At the 'Black Mountain Cafe' you can sit inside but I suggest you try the patio with it's Spanish surroundings, then visit the Spanish Village across the street (take a picture of the entrance!) and later stop at the 'El Pedegral' where you can sit down, shop and have lunch. Many prominent persons live or have a home in Carefree and you just might come across someone who looks familiar. I talked to Chris Christofferson the other day while having breakfast at the 'Black Mountain Cafe' and he was very pleasant and friendly.

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    Another interesting course is...

    by JERICO Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Another interesting course is Troon North (intersting in the sense of the Chinese psuedo-curse 'May you live in interesting times'). It is target golf at its finest. I found the course extremely difficult, but also one of the most scenic. Green fee's were north of $200 a round though, so it can be quite prohibitive.

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    My favorite course by far (I...

    by JERICO Written Aug 25, 2002

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    My favorite course by far (I mean that I have ever played) is Grayhawk Raptor, in Scottsdale. Its somewhat challenging (but not so challenging as to make in unenjoyable), and the scenery is awesome.

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    Ok, I am a golfer and...

    by JERICO Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Ok, I am a golfer and Scottsdale has some of the most amazing golf courses (both visually and structurally) that I've seen, anyhwhere. The contrast between the grass and the desert (and the mountains) is really very cool, and sometimes you'll even see some man-made lakes. However, by and large the courses here are expensive (more than $100 a round, sometimes much more).

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    DRIVE or WALK THRU the OLD...

    by L._A. Written Aug 24, 2002

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    DRIVE or WALK THRU the OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE area.
    SCOTTSDALE ROAD between CAMELBACK and INDIAN SCHOOL ROADS, lots to see and do. Souvenir shops, dining, galleries, lots of shopping, VERY UPSCALE
    This area and BILTMORE area among best, most expensive shops.

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    Scottsdale Historical Museum

    by LizC Written Feb 25, 2003
    Scottsdale Historical Museum

    Sorry I cann't tell you more about the museum, you see, it's closed.

    From the sign on the ticket window, seems they are closed Mon-Tue and holidays.

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    Take a stroll in Old Town Scottsdale

    by LizC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Old Town Scottsdale

    Even though we got there in a big modern tour bus, you can still feel the lure of the old cow boy days, and shops, restaurants, galleries and museums will make a nice stroll more enjoyable.

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    Soak up the sun...but be careful!!!

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Well if you are not going to golf, why not lay by the pool and get a tan like my buddy Steve is trying to do? Well he is from Minnesota so what does he know about getting a tan...lol

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  • drive up into the hills and...

    by sibuena Written Sep 13, 2002

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    drive up into the hills and see some of the house. they will take your breath away. the views are quiet and it's so peaceful.

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