Scottsdale, Arizona is a desert paradise that draws in artists, creative chefs, talented winemakers and brewers, and anyone captivated by nature. From free activities to unique attractions, there are plenty of things to do in Scottsdale this weekend. The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is an exciting, enjoyable and one-of-a-kind spot, and is also among the free activities in the city. Inside the park, you can find a 15-inch wide railroad, a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive, and four remarkable poles for model railroads.
There is also an interactive railway museum with interesting artifacts on the history of the railroad industry. Butterfly Wonderland is another great place to visit. Here you can watch the educational 3D movie “The Flight of the Butterflies”, attend community workshops and nature programs, and savor delicious snacks at the cafeteria. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop when you leave! The McDowell Sonoran Reserve is situated at the forefront of the Sonoran Desert.
With 30,000 acres along the east side of Scottsdale, it's one of the city's most fun places to visit for nature lovers. There are more than 100 miles of trails with varying levels of difficulty to accommodate most visitors. Penske Racing Museum is a must-see for big racing fans. It has numerous cars used to win races and trophies won over the years, including one of the 1963 Pontiac Catalina that won the 1963 Riverside 250, driven by Roger Penske himself.
Pinnacle Peak Park is built on an adobe-inspired structure and shaped like an imposing cone. It offers a 2.75 mile trail that leads along 1300 feet to the same height as Pinnacle Peak itself. The Parada del Sol is the largest horse-drawn parade in the world, consisting of nearly 150 floats, parties and companies that travel along Scottsdale Road every month of February since 1953. Octane Raceway has a third-mile track with European electric racing karts that produce no emissions and reach speeds of 45 mph. Few leave Octane Raceway dissatisfied! Cowboy College opened in 1969 and you might recognize Rocco Wachman, its principal instructor, for being part of the original Cowboy series on Country Music Television.
Arizona is renowned for its wine, with more than 100 different linked wineries. The Scottsdale Performing Arts Center is one of the performing arts venues in the western United States and hosts more than 1000 performances every year. For a family treat on Saturday morning, visit Singh Farms for delicious fresh produce such as home-baked whole-grain breads and organic fruits and vegetables. It's easy to find just east of Highway 101 in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Civic Center Shopping Center is located in downtown Scottsdale and is a great way to spend time in Arizona this weekend. Don't miss out on their delicious tacos with homemade tortillas and sauces - they make it clear that this is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Scottsdale. It has several versions around the country, and one of them is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, inside Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Across the street from the Scottsdale Rodeo Museum is Old Adobe Mission, the first Catholic church and oldest standing church in Scottsdale. This informal place has a home in the middle of the Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Salt River in Scottsdale, Arizona. Discover things to do in Scottsdale this weekend - there are plenty of activities for everyone!.