The largest city in Arizona, Scottsdale, is located in the Sonoran Desert and is home to a variety of attractions. The Scottsdale Main Street Arts District is the largest and most diverse collection of styles and genres, while the Marshall Way Arts District offers a more contemporary feel. Tourists can explore the Western-themed Old Town district, which houses the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Additionally, Scottsdale Fashion Square provides an Old Town Scottsdale experience with two million square feet of luxury retail space.
The success of Casino Arizona led to the construction of a second location, Casino Arizona in Indian Bend, which is less than eight miles north. To make it easier for visitors to explore the city, Scottsdale offers a downtown trolley and a neighborhood trolley that runs from downtown to South Scottsdale. The neighborhood trolley also connects to Tempe's free public circulator, Tempe Orbit on Roosevelt and Scottsdale Road. In 1999, Scottsdale Community College opened a second campus at Scottsdale Airpark to serve the business community and those living north of Scottsdale.
Shopping enthusiasts can visit Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter in North Scottsdale or head to downtown Scottsdale's Scottsdale Fashion Square, one of the 30 largest malls in the country. Scottsdale was also home to a German prisoner of war camp at the intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas Roads in what is now Papago Park. Every year since 1954, the city has hosted the Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol. To learn more about this vibrant city, visitors can check out satellite maps, open street maps, and videos about Scottsdale.