23023 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale Arizona 85255
Rawhide, Arizona's largest western attraction provides a glimpse of life in an 1880s western town. Main Street is lined with over twenty unique specialty shops including a general store, a working blacksmith shop, an old-fashioned confectionery, an 1880s tintype photo studio, a western clothing store and a Native American Marketplace. Attractions include cowboy shootouts and stunt shows, stagecoach rides, a petting ranch, gold panning, an Old West museum, cowboy games, a shootin' gallery and train, and burro and camel rides.
Plus, enjoy seasonal Sundown Desert cookouts, live country western music, rodeos, special events, and an antique saloon and much more.
Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, Rawhide's Native American Village comes to life with traditional Native American dances, crafts, legend telling, and a bow and arrow shoot.
Other History nearby:
(Glendale) American Museum of Nursing
(New River) Archaeological Adventures of Arizona
(Chandler) Arizona Railway Museum
(Phoenix) Arizona State Capitol Museum
(Mesa) Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
(Coolidge) Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
12/12 Coming to The Scottsdale area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.