Scottsdale Landmarks and Monuments
(Scottsdale, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Scottsdale has managed to retain much of its 19th-century architecture and Old West atmosphere, and is home to numerous old buildings and other landmarks dating back over a century.
The best place to get a feel for the Scottsdale of yesteryear is in Old Town Scottsdale, while throughout the entire metropolitan area you'll find plenty of landmarks to take your interest.
Arizona Capitol Museum
Address: 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, 85007, USA
Tel: +1 602 542 4675
Recently restored, the one-time capitol building now serves as a museum with exhibits including the offices of Governor and Secretary of State and the House and Senate Chambers. Built is 1912, the ornate, domed structure is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00
Address: 800 East Mineral Road, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, 85040, USA
Tel: +1 602 268 1581
A unique building with an equally bizarre history, Mystery Castle offers visitors a chance to tour a structure build by one man out of everything from mortar and automobile parts to goat's milk and calcium. When Boyce Luther Gulley disappeared in 1927, leaving his wife and children mystified as to the reason for his disappearance, it was only three years later when was discovered he was alive and well, busy building the 18-room mansion.
Open hours: Thursday to Sunday - 11:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children under five free
Old Town Scottsdale
A wander around Old Town Scottsdale will reveal a number of historic landmarks including Los Olivos Mexican Patio, the Rusty Spur Saloon, Cavalliere's Blacksmith Shop and the Little Red School House.
Open hours: daily
Address: 2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 602 955 4079
Nowadays used for corporate and social functions, the Wrigley Mansion was built by chewing gum giant William Wrigley Jr. Boasting a wonderful combination of innovation and tradition, the 1932 home uses a mixture of architectural styles, with Mediterranean, Californian and Spanish influences evident. The mansion also contains an acclaimed restaurant that offers an opulent dining experience.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 14:00