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Please Note: participation and transportation to any of the listed activities are on your own and not provided by WEX Health. Hike Camelback Mountain Camelback Mountain is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area between Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. At its peak Camelback Mountain is 2,704 ft (825m) above sea level, and provides 4 hiking trails, 2 of which gain over 1,200 feet in elevation to the top. Distance from Westin Kierland: 12 miles Cost: Free Website: http://climbcamelback.com/ Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Winter Home Take a guided tour through world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter retreat and studio, which exemplifies the principles of design he was famous for. Distance from Westin Kierland: 8 miles Cost: $34 + ($19 for landscape garden walk) Website: http://franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west/tickets-tours/ Western Spirit: Museum of the West Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West celebrates the art, history and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The rotating exhibitions feature hundreds of Western artworks and rare historic artifacts on loan from some of the world's foremost collectors and institutions. Distance from Westin Kierland: 10 miles Cost: $15 Website: http://scottsdalemuseumwest.org/ Penske Racing Museum A free museum that features many of the Penske Racing Team’s racecars and other rare vehicles. A great time for a car lover. Distance from Westin Kierland: 2.5 miles Cost: Free Website: www.penskeracingmuseum.com Scottsdale Fashion Square Scottsdale Fashion Square is the Southwest's distinctive address for premier shopping, dining and entertainment. Elite brands beckon at every turn - from Burberry and Boss Hugo Boss to Kate Spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus and more. Distance from Westin Kierland: 9 miles Cost: Free Website: http://www.fashionsquare.com/ Old Town Scottsdale Visit the historic old town portion of downtown Scottsdale. You’ll find touristy shops and attractions and a wide array of restaurants as well as the option for guided tours and Segway tours. There is also historical, contemporary art and western museums within walking distance. Distance from Westin Kierland: 10 miles Cost: Free Website: https://www.visitphoenix.com/things-to-do/old-town-scottsdale/ Desert Wolf Tours Desert Wolf Tours offers one of the best off-road experiences in the Scottsdale area with their military grade side-by-side ATVs that do not require you to wear a helmet and do explore landmarks that no other ATV tour goes to. Distance from Westin Kierland: 32 miles Cost: $165 + for half day Website: https://desertwolftours.com/ Tom’s Thumb Trail Head north of Scottsdale proper to hike the scenic Tom’s Thumb Trail. Total distance from parking lot to the peak and back is 4.2 miles and takes an average of 2.5 hours to complete. The trail is well marked and maintained and offers a great alternate to Camelback Mountain. Distance from Westin Kierland: 15 miles Cost: Free Website: http://www.mcdowellsonoran.org/trailhead/toms-thumb/ Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Take a stroll around the blocks of parks, ponds and public space near downtown Scottsdale. This space is great for exploring some of the heart of Scottsdale and being outside. On the grounds or close by is city hall, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Stadium and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Distance from Westin Kierland: 10 miles Cost: Free Website: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/scottsdale-civic-center-mall Kierland Commons This modern outdoor shopping center is a great place to explore during the day or after dark. This mall features upscale shops, restaurants and bars and is right across the street from the Westin Kierland. Distance from Westin Kierland: less than 1 mile Cost: Free Website: http://www.kierlandcommons.com/ Musical Instrument Museum The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. Distance from Westin Kierland: 6 miles Cost: $20 for 1-day pass, $30 for two-day pass Website: https://mim.org/ OdySea Aquarium Dive in to OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the southwest. By combining theme park style entertainment with the presentation of aquatic life, OdySea Aquarium takes guests of all ages on an entertaining and educational adventure like no other. From sharks, sea turtles, and penguins to otters, sea lions, and more, you’ll be immersed in some of the most fascinating aquatic life from around the world. Distance from Westin Kierland: 8 miles Cost: $35+ Website: https://www.odyseaaquarium.com/
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