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Discover Scottsdale's Papago Park

Scottsdale's Papago Park is home to the Phoenix Zoo the Desert Botanical Garden, great hiking and more, and its thoroughfare, Galvin Parkway, is the prettiest route between Scottsdale resorts and the Phoenix airport. Here is a quick look at the area's attractions as well as places to shop, eat and quench your thirst.


Explore the many attractions in the area, with breathtaking views at the popular Hole in the Rock, zoo fun at Phoenix Zoo, desert plant life at Desert Botanical Garden and firefighting history at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting.

Hole in the Rock, 625 N. Galvin Parkway

Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway, 602.286.3800

Phoenix Zoo (Courtesy Phoenix Zoo)

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 480.941.1225

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 480.941.1225


The Desert Marketplace inside the Phoenix Zoo provides souvenirs of your favorite zoo animals in the form of hats, jewelry, clothing, artwork, toys and of course, stuffed animals. At the Garden Shop at Desert Botanical Garden, find all your plant-centric needs with store items such as prickly pear jelly, letterpress prints, plants and much more.

Desert Marketplace, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, 602.286.3800

Garden Shop, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 480.719.8600


For fresh farm-to-table fare Gertrude’s—located inside the Desert Botanical Garden—provides highly sophisticated New American cuisine with a seasonal menu filled with appetizers, salads and entrées. Just outside of Papago Park, veggie-lovers will lust for Green New American Vegetarian’s 100 percent plant-based ingredients.

Gertrude’s, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 480.719.8600

Gertrude's (©Jill Richards Photography)

Green New American Vegetarian, 2240 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.941.9003


Thirsty? Order a cup of coffee or an iced or hot flavored espresso drink at Inner Circle Café, or sip craft beer at Fate Brewing Company.

Inner Circle Cafe, 2515 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.664.9362 

Fate Brewing Company, 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.656.9100