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Scottsdale Sights and Landmarks Guide, Arizona


When visiting Scottsdale area, you will immediately be confronted with sights around every turn. Local resident Frank Lloyd Wright, an famous architect, helped to design many of the areas of Scottsdale with a verve and flair unique only to Wright. In addition, there are several other unique sights that are a must see when visiting Scottsdale.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Scottsdale -12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. 

Frank Lloyd Wright remains one of the most renowned architects of all time. The design elements used by Wright are noticeable at first glance for those who love Wright's designs. The Taliesin was built in the 1930s by Wright as a winter home getaway. Thanks to the close proximity to the desert, Scottsdale remains warm throughout the winter months. The home was used by Wright as a design studio and a recreation spot. Today, visitors can tour the building and purchase Wright inspired gift from an on-site gift shop.

 Agua Fria National Monument- I-17 to Badger Springs Rd 

Located approximately 40 miles outside Scottsdale is the Agua Fria National Monument. The monument is located along the Agua Fria River and is the home to the Perry Mesa and Black Mesa. This destination is one of the most beautiful sights in all of the Phoenix area.

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park -150 N. Pine St. 

It is located on more than 2 acres of archaeological ruins. The park was once home to the Salado Indians during the 13th and 14th centuries. Today, the ruins, in conjunction with several educational tours and videos, are brought back to life and visitors are able to see life as it was more than 800 years ago.

Desert Botanical Garden-1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.  

For people visiting the Scottsdale area, desert plant life may be all you have the luxury of seeing. But, not everything in the desert is created in desert hues. The Desert Botanical Garden offers 150 acres with more than 4,000 vibrant desert plants. The gardens were created as a conservation effort for many vanishing desert plant varieties. Today, the gardens highlight the life that can truly flourish in the desert heat.

Scottsdale, AZ is a place of ancient history and cultures. At every turn you can see a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright right next to an Indian inspired building. 

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