Scottsdale has a rich Wild West history and is home to several attractions that allow visitors to discover their inner cowboy or cowgirl. There are several Wild West-themed activities and places to explore that are sure to have you saying yee-haw! 

Check out some of these places that tip their hat to the history of the Old West: 

Old Town Scottsdale 

Explore Old Town Scottsdale, known for its historic Western charm. Wander through streets lined with Old West-style architecture, visit Western-themed shops, and experience the lively atmosphere of this vibrant district. 

Rusty Spur Saloon 

The Rusty Spur Saloon is one of the oldest bars in Scottsdale and has a genuine Wild West ambiance. Enjoy live country music while you wet your whistle in this classic Old West setting. 

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West 

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates Western art and the cultural heritage of the region, featuring permanent and regularly changing exhibits, rare artifacts and cultural treasures, educational programs, and more.  

Arizona Cowboy College 

Immerse yourself in cowboy culture by attending Arizona Cowboy College. This unique experience offers hands-on ranch activities, horseback riding, and a taste of the cowboy lifestyle. 

Western Horseback Riding 

Take a guided horseback ride through the Sonoran Desert, experiencing the landscape much like the cowboys of the past. Several ranches and stables in the area offer trail rides. 

Detours American West 

Dust off your boots and step back in time with a Wild West-themed tour where you can visit San Xavier, one of the Southwest’s best-preserved missions, and Tombstone – the “Town to Tough to Die.”  

Goldfield Ghost Town 

While not in Scottsdale (located in Apache Junction, just a short drive away), Goldfield Ghost Town is a reconstructed Old West town. Walk down Main Street, tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine where you can pan for gold, take a ride on Arizona’s only narrow-gauge train, witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters, and more! Spend an adventure filled day, rich in wild west history! 

Fort McDowell Adventures 

Located in Fort McDowell, Fort McDowell Adventures offers activities like horseback riding, wagon rides, jeep tours, and cowboy cookouts in a beautiful desert setting. 

Book Your Wild West Getaway! 

Lasso your friends or family and book a stay to remember with REBL Rentals. We have an impressive collection of Scottsdale vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets from comfortable condos to sprawling desert villas with resort-like amenities. Giddy up and book your vacation getaway today!