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Topgolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk

I took my grandchildren and family out to the new Topgolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk. I really scored some points…the kids said that they had the best time and that I am an awesome grandmother! The idea for Topgolf came about when two guys who were bored going to the traditional driving range decided to take the game to another level. It almost reminds me of bowling, where you can rent your own lane and play games against each other.

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WaterWorks at Arizona Falls

I was driving along Indian School Road near 56th Street and I finally decided to stop and see Arizona Falls at Herberger Park. I bet most locals have never visited this spot, and it has an interesting history! It was the site of the area’s first hydroelectric power plant, in operation from 1911 to 1950. It reopened in 2003 and now produces 750 kilowatts of renewable energy, powering up to 150 homes. “WaterWorks at Arizona Falls”, commissioned by the Phoenix Arts Commission, was designed by artists Lajos Heder …

New Murals at SMoCA by Dalek

I have always thought the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art was, architecturally, a piece of art that housed more wonderful art. But that has been taken to the next level of cool with the recent additions by Hurley brand artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). He is known for his colorful, geometric skateboard and graffiti art, and was commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art and SMoCA to produce murals for the museum walls.

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See Inspired Glass Art by Dale Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden

It’s hard to imagine the Desert Botanical Garden being more beautiful than it naturally is, but somehow the installation of glass art designed by Dale Chihuly manages to do just that. The organic shapes of Mr. Chihuly’s glass designs juxtaposed with the desert plants is truly inspired. I experienced the glass at night when the pieces were lit, adding a glow to them. They seemed to naturally grow from the desert floor as if they have always been a part of the landscape.

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See “Women Who Rock” at MIM

I did not know what to expect when I decided to go to theWomen Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum. Needless to say, I was thrilled! The exhibit was actually created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I am a big fan of 60s music and they displayed some of my favorites. The women all have their own story of how they started out in the business and became stars. …