Family Fun Activities In Old Town Scottsdale

Little Red Schoolhouse
Families with children of all ages will want to pay a visit to the Little Red Schoolhouse in Old Town Scottsdale that is now home to the Scottsdale Historical Museum. The main street of the original townsite ran right in front of the school that contained only two classrooms. Below the first floor is a level formerly used for town meetings and as a church. Large numbers of Mexican children were taught here when their families came to the area to work the cotton fields. In November of 1991, the museum was opened after the structure had been used over the years at various times as a library, City Hall, and Chamber of Commerce headquarters. The museum displays antique furniture originally used by the city's founding fathers. Visitors can also see what it was like to be in school way back then as they view a replica of a schoolroom from 1910.

Cavalliere's Blacksmith Shop
An interesting stop for old and young alike is to visit Cavalliere's Blacksmith Shop. The blacksmith who brought his family to town sometime around 1910 was George Cavalliere. He asked to be allowed to build his shop on Main Street but was told that the only place he could construct it was "out on the edge of town." The structure was first made of tin and then later replaced in 1920 with the adobe building that still stands. The family named Cavalliere still owns the blacksmith shop and is still in business today. Not only do they perform blacksmith operations but also make wrought iron ornamental pieces as well.

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts
Families always enjoy the wonderful range of entertainment found at Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts. Ballet, opera, holiday concerts, and dance are all on the menu for audiences all year long. Live performances bring the magic of real entertainment to a virtual world.

Taliesin West
Every visitor to the city of Scottsdale absolutely must put on the agenda a trip to view Frank Lloyd Wright's magnificent Taliesin West. Constructed as only Wright could do, this masterpiece was built from rocks that were gathered from the surrounding desert and from sand that was collected from nearby washes. The construction in this manner keeps the design of the building in line with the environment of the region. Wright used the fabulous facility for his personal home and his studio, as well as for a laboratory for his architectural designs.