If you’re a senior in Scottsdale, then you need to know about all the places that offer a senior discount. Senior discounts allow you to get out and explore your city and everything it has to offer at an affordable price. So, whether you just moved here for retirement or this has been your home for years, check out these ten places that offer a senior discount.
This 30-acre park offers train lovers everything they could want. There are museums, train rides, history, and shops all dedicated to the love of trains. The park is always free, but if you want to visit the museums or any of the other attractions, you will have to purchase a ticket for $2.
This museum is dedicated to the education and preservation of contemporary and modern art, including architecture and design. There are numerous exhibits to visit, and there is usually a traveling exhibition that will stop at the museum. Every Thursday there is free admission.
Take a step into the culture and history of the great West through the Western Spirit museum. Here you can find exhibits and education about the art, history, and traditions of the West. There are numerous mediums used throughout the museum, like interactive exhibits, film, technology, and more.
Penske Racing has been around for almost 50 years, and this museum houses all the history, trophies, cars, and memorabilia of the racing dynasty. You can take a tour through all the winning cars or even visit their Turn 4 Cafe featuring all of the trophies won throughout the years.
Taliesin West was the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, and now it is a historic landmark as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. You can take tours of the home and see some of Lloyd’s work as well as visit the school. There are senior discounts offered for each tour, you just need to call ahead to schedule.
If you’re new to the area or have never taken the time to learn about your city, a visit to the Scottsdale Historical Museum is in order. The museum has numerous permanent exhibits like the one room schoolhouse and the Winfield Scott exhibit as well as changing exhibits each month or so. Admission is always free.
Football fans and sports lovers will enjoy the Fiesta Bowl Museum which displays facts and history of the Fiesta Bowl as well as some of the most prominent players and trophies. The museum is open Monday through Friday and admission is free. You can also rent out this space for parties or events.
Huhugam Ki means “House of Ancestors,” and that is what you’ll find at this museum. Learn about the cultures and traditions of the O’odham and Piipaash tribes with exhibits that show the past and the present. You can view pottery and basket weaving demonstrations as well as sample some of the traditional food.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is free and open to the public, but it is one of the prettiest spots in Scottsdale. You can walk along desert paths, hike trails, and enjoy the great outdoors. There are interactive educational tours that are perfect for families as well as nature guides to help those who want to learn more about the wildlife in the area.
If you’re a horse lover, then you have found the right place. At the Ranch, you can ride horses and take them out on the trails with a guide. There are active and retired military discounts as well as veteran’s day specials. You can also visit the free petting zoo where there are complimentary pony rides for children and games for the whole family.
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