The home of the Phoenix Suns serves as a concert and sports venue. Downtown Phoenix is being transformed into a hub for business, sports and the arts. Downtown Phoenix includes the Herberger Theater which invites patrons in for a brown bag lunch and performances. This is an awesome way to expose the kids to the arts. The restaurants are outstanding and plentiful, my favorite for date night with my husband.
The new City Hall wraps around the Orpheum Theater. Built in 1929, the theater was once considered the most luxurious playhouse west of the Mississippi. An $11million project has restored this theater to its impressive grandeur. This is a must see!
Local museums include the Heard museum of native American cultures and art, Arizona Science Center with 350 hands on exhibits for all ages, State Capitol Museum which includes legislative chambers and governor’s office, Hall of Flame houses the worlds largest exhibit of firefighting equipment. There are far too many museums to remember.
Scottsdale is known nationally as an art center. We have over 110 art galleries, many of which participate in out Thursday night Art Walk. Many galleries serve refreshments and provide maps. More information is available through the Scottsdale Gallery Association.