Scottsdale visitors come to see world-class shopping, five-star resorts and restaurants, and lush golf courses. However, they all ask about the Western culture. Our guests can easily walk to Old Town Scottsdale, where they can experience “old West” meets “new West”.
The area is a melting pot of history and people from all over the world. Some things have changed, but our Western culture can still be seen on Main Street. Visit Cavallier’s Blacksmith Shop, which makes ornamental wrought iron items; the “Lil Red Schoolhouse”, home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum; and the magnificent Lady of Perpetual Help Old Adobe Mission.
Complete your day with a stop at Farmers State Bank, which is now the “world infamous Rusty Spur Saloon”. They kept the vault, but it holds liquor instead of money. Enjoy country music entertainment every night. If you’re looking for Western wear, turn on Brown Avenue and check out Saba’s Western Wear. They have the largest selection of cowboy boots in the state!
Scottsdale Horse and Carriage offers narrated rides of Old Town on a carriage, stagecoach, or wagon. You might see Gary the Singing Cowboy on his trusty horse Dusty, riding the streets singing famous cowboy songs. If you arrange your stay in February, you can see the Parada del Sol — the world’s longest horse-drawn parade.