Scottsdale museum waives admission for military members May 16


On Saturday, May 16, veterans and active members of the United States military will receive free admission to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in observance of Armed Forces Day and Museum Day.

Gary "Arizona" Johnson

Gary “Arizona” Johnson

In addition, museum visitors will be treated to musical performances and storytelling by Gary “Arizona” Johnson in the museum’s 135-seat theater, according to a press release. Mr. Johnson’s musical accolades include official balladeer of the 1982-1984 Parada del Sol Rodeo and Parade.

Admission prices for non-military members is $13 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 65 and older; $8 for full-time students with ID and children ages 6-17; and free to children five and under and museum members. Saturday museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the release, the museum, which opened in January 2015 in downtown Scottsdale, celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The rotating exhibitions feature western art, rare historic artifacts and cultural treasures on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions.

The museum is located in Scottsdale’s historic arts district at 3830 N. Marshall Way, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit or call 480-686-9539.

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