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Local Areas of Interest

Old Town Scottsdale


Where the Old West Meets the New West
Downtown Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy art galleries, specialty retail, dining venues that range from casual to upscale, southwestern cultural attractions and an extraordinary nightlife. Just a mile from AAMP’s conference hotel, with a free shuttle.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art


Located in Scottsdale’s popular Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA’s minimalist building (an ingenious renovation of a former movie theater) includes a public “skyspace” by the acclaimed artist James Turrell (one of only a handful in the world), where visitors can experience the ever-changing light of the desert sky.
Location: 7374 E. Second St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480.874.4666
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Musical Instrument Museum


MIM displays more than 6,500 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments themselves. What’s more, all guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery. They can also see instruments from music icons such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, and many more.
Location: 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: 480.478.6000
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Desert Botanical Garden


The Desert Botanical Garden provides a world-class experience for every visitor. Through permanent trailside exhibits, temporary art exhibitions and seasonal experiences we seek to transform the visitor experience into one of discovery and meaning about the desert and desert plants. The garden’s five unique trails are here to help you explore and enjoy
the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Location: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 480.941.1225
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