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Scottsdale Civic Center

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
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Address: 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
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Segway Tour of Old Town Scottsdale
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Big and lovely park area

The Civic Center is essentially a park with large fountains and sculptures that is the epicenter of large events, especially in the winter - with art shows at the top of the list... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey M
Scottsdale, Az
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Scottsdale, Az
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Civic Center is essentially a park with large fountains and sculptures that is the epicenter of large events, especially in the winter - with art shows at the top of the list. Beautiful and restful spot to stroll around and relax, and there is considerable tree cover and hence, shade.

Thank Jeffrey M
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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189 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Library, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, fountains, art work and access to Old Town Main Street, great place for picnics, green space for kids to run around, spots for fun festivals and easy access to parking and walking around Old Town.

Thank Chris H
Daytona Beach, FL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It's a large park with lots to see. Several restaurants of all types and prices. Some evenings there are concerts outdoors that are just great. A must see when the weather co-operates. If not, you can stroll down the street to the Rusty Spur for a drink.

Thank SpruceCreeker
Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Normally I would not think to recommend a government complex a a must-see stop, but the landscape, fountains, gardens and sculptures here (with a wealth of historical information) make this a destination worth visiting while you are in Scottsdale. There are also some great restaurants located (walking distance) nearby

Thank pzlpeas
Scottsdale, Arizona
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176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My aunt was visiting from PA so we toured the sculptures in the Civic Center Plaza after we visited the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art next door. She was impressed by the number and variety of artworks in the garden. The flowers are always lovely as well. She enjoyed seeing a bride and groom getting their pictures taken in front... More 

Thank 14Art14Trout
Napa Valley, California
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224 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We saw the love sign that is great to take pictures in front of. We took pictures of others and they took pictures of us. IRS centrally located, by the Scottsdale Stadium where the Giants play. Also by the Scottsdale Center for the arets

Thank Cali-Native2015
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is quite large and very well maintained. Close to arts and galleries. It's a nice walk through and stroll.

Thank suefromNYC321
Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Love this area to walk around, enjoy the weather and see what Scottsdale used to be like. Walk down to old town, sit by the fountain and maybe something will be happening in the area you can watch, like music or an event. Eat at some of the places that have been in Scottsdale forever and are throwbacks.

Thank animalsrock2016
Kitchener, Canada
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469 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Civic Centre is an oasis in town. We were really surprised once we entered and wandered through. Worth a visit

Thank Phil G
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97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was really taken aback by the presence of water fountains and pools of water. My expectation of Arizona was DESERT! This is a pleasant area to walk through.

Thank Will R

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