Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
got an exciting new addition in 2015 with the opening of this museum in a copper-clad, LEED-certified space complete with a theater and a sculpture courtyard. It may look contemporary, but it pays homage to the history, culture, and art of the 19 states that make up the American West. The rotating exhibitions have included profiles of trailblazers who made their mark on the region as well as notable artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Native American pottery. I recommend it to locals and visitors alike.