Don’t miss these must-see attractions—and hundreds more—available through Arizona’s official tourism site, start exploring today!
KOLI Equestrian Center
Situated in the core of the Gila River Indian Reservation and named “The Best in Phoenix Horseback Riding,” KOLI is the perfect excursion for seasoned and beginner riders. Saddle up and explore the desert wonderland as you navigate private trails and take in Arizona’s breathtaking scenery.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 1.8 mi (5 mins)
HuHugam Heritage Center
Built in 2003, this modern architectural center rises out of the ground to tell the story of the ancestry, history, and culture of the Gila River Indian Community. Experience the unique architecture and state-of-the-art collections including nearly 500 O’odham baskets, pottery from the Pee Posh tribe, and the memorabilia of renowned Akimel O’otham jazz trombonist, Russell Moore.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 1.8 mi (7 mins)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
A staple in Arizona sports history, the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is a 600-acre facility that unleashes raw horsepower with its dragsters, monster trucks, off-road races, drag boats, and more. A fan favorite, this park is the perfect venue for any event and is guaranteed to give you an exhilarating experience you’ll remember.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 2.6 mi (8 mins)
Rawhide Western Town and Event Center
Get a true taste of the wild west with Rawhide’s many attractions, western dining, and great shopping. Whether you strike it rich with some gold panning, experience the ride of your life on a human-powered roundabout, or test your endurance on a mechanical bull, Rawhide will leave you feeling completely immersed in the western experience.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 2.8 mi (8 mins)
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
This 100,000 square foot Vegas-style casino features over 1,000 slots, 38 table games, live poker, exquisite dining, and a lively nightclub. Should you try your luck in a game of blackjack or enjoy some fine dining, you’ll come out a winner.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 2.8 mi (9 mins)
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park
Located just minutes from downtown Phoenix, this 1,500-year-old archeological site is the largest preserved site in Phoenix, featuring three galleries and a fully accessible trail that runs through the prehistoric Hohokam archeological village excavation site.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 15.4 mi (23 mins)
Desert Botanical Garden
Covering more than 140 acres, this living museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. Explore the one-of-a-kind flora and fauna as you stroll through this captivating outdoor exhibit, host to more than 50,000 plant displays, including some of the rarest plant species from around the world.
Founded in 1929, the Heard Museum is internationally recognized for its world-class exhibits, collections, and American Indian art. Absorb the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art as you hear a first-person perspective on the history and communities of the American Indian people.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Named the “nation’s best western museum,” this highly-rated Scottsdale attraction explores the rich cultural heritage of the West. With a regularly changing exhibition, this award-winning contemporary museum unveils the unique history, people, and places of the American West.
Once the winter home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, today, this historic landmark serves as the main campus for the School of Architecture at Taliesin and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Established in 1937, Taliesin West pays homage to the architect’s enduring legacy, and has been dubbed as one of his “most personal creations.”
Distance (by car) from hotel: 33.4 mi (40 mins)
Goldfield Ghost Town
Slip on your cowboy boots and explore the excitement of Arizona’s wild west in this reconstruction of an 1890s gold mining town. Situated five minutes from the Lost Dutchman State Park, Goldfield offers something for everyone, including gold panning, underground mine tours, shops, gunfighter presentations, and even a mystery shack—constructed entirely in 45-degree angles.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 40.6 mi (48 mins)
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Built by the Sinagua Indians around the 14th century, the Montezuma castle is considered one of the first preserved cave dwellings in North America. Standing an astounding 70 feet above ground, this 20-room, 5-story structure is a popular attraction, garnering approximately 350,000 visitors per year.
Distance (by car) from hotel: 114 mi (1 hr 47 mins)