Things To Do in Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona
CopperWynd Resort & Club is perched in the beautiful McDowell Mountains surrounded by hiking and running trails, yet close to the many attractions of Scottsdale and Phoenix. Championship golf courses, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, museums and galleries, theatre, shopping and nightlife abound. Seasonal events such as the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barret Jackson classic car auction and Cactus League spring training for numerous baseball teams attract visitors from around the world.
One of the area's unique attractions is the saguaro cactus, found only in the Sonoran Desert. You can view these majestic plants at the resort, and the nearby McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers an introduction to this desert's ecosystem with more than 100 trails.
Museums worth a visit include Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, celebrating the West’s pioneer spirit; Heard Museum, the pre-eminent resource on Native arts and culture, especially those of the American Indian tribes of the Southwest; Musical Instrument Museum featuring 5,000 instruments from around the world; Phoenix Art Museum, the Southwest’s largest museum for the visual arts, with ongoing international exhibitions; and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art featuring a James Turrell skyspace.
Also nearby and open for touring are Taliesin West, the winter home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright; Desert Botanical Garden featuring fantastic arid plants and seasonal wildflowers; and Cosanti, the studio and bronze foundry of the late Italian architect Paolo Soleri, with a gallery of his famous windbells.