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A place of ARTs & CRAFTS

As stated on my Phoenix page, many settlements simple beginning sprung from Native Americans. This little community was started by the Hohokam people who carved there little community into the rocks and lived here from 700 AD to 1400 AD and just vanished as their name translates. Yet, their remanents were left behind that provided water for their new tenants who quickly improved and adapted them in 1868 by the Jack Swillling Irrigation Canal Co. Many years later, a US Army Chaplain Winfield Scott bought 640 acres of land. His brother George stayed on the land till Winfield could retire and join him to grow fruit trees as other produce. It 1894 it was named Scottsdale and in 1951 was incorporated offically with a population then of 2000.

Love the art here!

You can almost hear this one singing!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It was safe, and lots to see and do!
  • Cons:A little pricey at times!
  • In a nutshell:If you love the southwest, you love this place!
  • Last visit to Scottsdale: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2008
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Old Tow Scottsdale sounds to be a nice place to stroll around in with all its galleries and sulptures!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Wow! What fantastic sculpture's in this town! I love the Horse's, and the Horse fountain is beautiful. I would enjoy walking around here for sure! Thanks for the lovely photo's.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Great that there are so many sculptures and galleries. And I like the idea of the free downtown trolley.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    WE go to Phoenix/Mesa in December and will visit Scottsdale briefly. Thanks for the page link; it helps to know where to park and shop.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Just dropping by your Scottsdale page for another visit. The amount of art & sculptures here is just terrific. Nice photos!

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    interesting, great photos of sculptures, great sugar bowl menu too. my inlaws lived here for 3 years in the 90's - i wish i had spent more time touristing.

  • omidamini's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Your Scottsdale Page is very helpful, Thanks

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Sculptures everywhere , what a benefit to a town.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    What an amazing place with so many sculptures, galleries and art everywhere! And free transportation to help you do the sightseeing. Thanks for the lovely virtual tour.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    We only got a glimpse of Scottsdale when visiting Phoenix a few years ago...we would have loved the galleries and art on display. It all looks so lovely--thanks for the tips, Dee!


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