Visitor's Guide

Arizona has a wide variety of culture, nature, and history ready for you to explore. If you come to attend the Gala and want to make the most of your time, consider the following ways to discover the copper state.

Grand Canyon:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/index.htm

Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark and a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe.

Camelback Mountain: 

http://phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/camelback/

Want to get a great workout with the reward of a view like no other? In the middle of the city of Phoenix is Camelback Mountain, and you can climb to the top of it along a 1.2 mile trail to a height of 1200 feet.

Taliesin West:

http://www.franklloydwright.org/about/TaliesinWestTours.html

Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located on the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours.

The Mystery Castle:

http://www.mymysterycastle.com/

Architect Boyce Gulley built this imaginative mansion in 1930. From the tree-branch chairs to the Indian artifacts and crooked windows, Gulley’s eighteen-bedroom gift to his daughter is now open to everyone.

The Heard Museum:

http://www.heard.org/

Explore the museum’s rich history as one of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions, and see how the museum has grown to be one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures.

Phoenix Zoo:

http://www.phoenixzoo.org/

Be sure to check out the Phoenix zoo with its more than 1,300 animals, exhibited throughout five unique trails. The zoo is open every day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Desert Botanical Garden:

http://www.dbg.org

From giant native cactuses to aromatic flowers and verdant plants, enjoy the desert flora at the Desert Botanical Garden at Papago Park.

Old Town Scottsdale:

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/Old_Town_Scottsdale.asp

Old town is located on the original town site of Scottsdale. It provides visitors opportunities to shop, dine, tour museums, see historic structures, and enjoy the night life.

Biltmore Fashion Park:

http://www.shopbiltmore.com/

Is shopping your favorite form of exercise? Than visit the high-end shops that fill the open air market at the Biltmore Resort.

Golf:

http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/facilities/golf/index.html

A golfer’s paradise, the Phoenix area offers more than 200 golf courses for visitors to enjoy. Make your tee time today.