Bob Parks Horse Fountain
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Registered spouses are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 3, the Keynote Address on the morning of Monday, October 4, and the Reception and Dinner on the evening of Monday, October 4. The Spouse registration fee is US$125.

Exploring Scottsdale
Known as "The West's Most Western Town", Scottsdale was voted the Most Livable City by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1993, and it is consistently named among the top cities in the country in which to raise children and to retire. Scottsdale is also rated the number one resort community in America. It is known for its more than 100 art galleries, craft shops, and golf courses.

Scottsdale is located just east of Phoenix, and in October the average high temperature is 88 degrees, and the average low is 59 degrees.

Recently named “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report, Scottsdale is home to nearly 200 area courses offering layouts that range from the rolling green fairways of traditional course architecture to the cactus-studded excitement of desert golf designs.

The Troon North Golf Club
The Troon North Golf Club

Highly ranked courses in the area include Troon North Golf Club's Monument and Pinnacle Courses, the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale's Stadium Course, and Grayhawk Golf Club's Talon and Raptor Courses. Other places to play include the McCormick Ranch Golf Club (1.7 miles miles from the hotel), the Mountain Shadows Golf Club (2 miles miles from the hotel), and the Talking Stick Golf Club (3.6 miles from the hotel).

TPC of Scottsdale
Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale

Area Attractions
For more information on attractions in Scottsdale, visit the Scottsdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85261-4430
(480) 860-2700
(480) 860-8810 (tour information)
Panorama Tour, 9, 10 & 11 am
Adults $14, Seniors $12, Children (ages 4-12) $4.50

Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the 1930s and was constantly expanded and modified by the architect until his death in 1959. Wright and his apprentices literally created Taliesin West out of the desert by gathering rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to keep the design in balance with the surrounding environment. The site, considered one of the Wright's greatest masterpieces, was designed to serve as Wright's personal home, studio and architectural laboratory. Today, visitors can choose from a broad range of tours that showcase Wright's brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor space.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 East Second Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 994-2787
Most days 10:00am-5:00pm
$7 adults, $5 students, free for SMoCA members and children under 15

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. SMoCA also presents a wide variety of changing exhibitions, educational programs, and special events for adults and families.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
4619 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
(602) 495-0901
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am-4:45pm
Sunday: 1:00-4:45pm
Adults (18-54): $2.00, Seniors (55 & over): $1.50, Children (6-17): $1.00, Children (under 6): Free

Pueblo Grande Museum is located at the site of 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruins in modern day Phoenix. For over 70 years the museum has been dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture. On the 102 acre park grounds, visitors explore the ruin of an 800 year-old platform mound possibly used by the Hohokam for ceremonies or as an administrative center. An excavated ballcourt and full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam homes can be viewed along the ruin trail. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals.

The Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
(602) 273-1341
Monday-Sunday 9am to 5pm
Adults $12, Seniors $9, Children (ages 3-12) $5. Children two and under are admitted free.

Conveniently located, the Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world. Visit our tropical rainforest or African Savannah, listen to a Keeper Talk and check out the Arizona Trail for a taste of desert plants and animals. In addition to our exhibits, the Zoo has unique nature play areas, bike and boat rentals and an exciting line-up of programs and events.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
(480) 941-1225
Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm
Adults $9, Seniors $8

The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's largest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants, and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of workshops and lectures on horticulture, desert landscaping, ethnobotany, art & photography, natural crafts and health and wellness. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, an outdoor café, and the Garden's gift and plant shop.

The Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 252-8840
Daily 9:30am-5pm
$7 Adults; $6 Seniors (65+); $3 Children 4-12; Free for children under 4, Native Americans with proof of tribal enrollment, and Heard Museum members

Experience the Southwest at this internationally acclaimed museum featuring Native American art and cultures. Children's hands-on activities and tours available. The museum shop has unique items, and there is a cafe.