There are many places to go and things to do in our community. On this page you will find information about popular entertainment, sports, and educational venues in our community. Most of these venues have event calendars posted on their website or social media pages. Use the links that we’ve provided with each listing to obtain the venue’s latest information.
Want a more in-depth view of our community? Review the information about neighborhoods, churches, and schools that are near the Scenic Drive.
Venues with Event Information
Cave Creek Museum
The museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers that lived in the area.Visit Website
City of Scottsdale Events Calendar
For a calendar listing of upcoming city events, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/events.
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Desert Foothills Community Foundation
Offers a variety of services, activities, and presentations such as, the Desert Foothills Theater, MindQuest, Holland Community Center, and more.Visit Website
Desert Foothills Land Trust
Visitors are welcome to enjoy trails at the Jewel of the Creek, PA Seitts Preserve at Go John Canyon, and Saguaro Hill. Preserves are open year-round, dawn to dusk.Visit Website
Desert Foothills Library
Looking for youth activities? Interested in joining an adult book club, watching a Monday Movie at the Library, learning how to use that new computer tablet or download library books? There’s a variety of adult and youth activities available at the library.Visit Website
Desert Foothills Family YMCA
Offers activities and programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.Visit Website
If you or someone you care about has a health concern or you’re simply interested in learning more about some aspect of health care, look into the variety of medical-related presentations and screenings that are available.Visit Website
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Hikes, conservation talks, and other McDowell Sonoran Preserve activities.
MIM, Musical Instrument Museum
MIM displays more than 6500 musical instruments from about 200 of the world’s countries. The museum offers gallery tours, cultural activities, special events, and educational programs.Visit Website
Experience sea life as never before with exhibits, tours, events, and more.Visit Website
Presents live performances, educational programs, , student activities, and a variety of community events.Visit Website
Scottsdale Public Library
Events and services for youth, teens, and adults. Scottsdale operates six libraries. The closest to the Scenic Drive and Pinnacle Peak is the Appaloosa Library.Visit Website
Scottsdale Indoor Fitness Classes
Scottsdale offers a variety of air-conditioned facilities and fitness programs. Classes are offered from baby to “boomer.” visit .Visit Website
Scottsdale Museum of the West
Celebrates the art, culture, and history of the 19 states that comprise the American West. Offers gallery tours and other activities.Visit Website
Sonoran Arts League
An association of local artists that operate the Gallery at el Pedregal, and present the annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour & Sale and other events.Visit Website
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Tours, monthly early childhood and youth educational classes to inspire conservation of the natural world.Visit Website
Home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Provides several courses and a variety of golf-related activities.Visit Website
Hosts various horseshows and other events.Visit Website
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Scenic Drive: Attractions and Shopping
In addition to scenery, plants and animals, the areas adjacent and near the Scenic Drive are dotted with places to see and things to do. The many attractions vary from horseback riding to enjoying unique dining experiences. Shopping opportunities include the very special el Pedregal and convenient retail centers.Review Page
Scenic Drive: Neighborhoods, Churches, Schools
Most of the volunteers who help with this publication and the Scenic Drive first came to the area as visitors and decided to move here permanently or at least during the winter months.
Adjacent to the Scenic Drive there are older equestrian properties off dirt roads, gated master planned communities with golf, tennis, pools, and fitness centers, and traditional family-style neighborhoods. There are churches and schools nearby.Review Page