WestWorld of Scottsdale: How to Get There

Huge Venue Hosts Major Events, Draws Thousands

43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
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WestWorld is a multi-use facility located in North Scottsdale, Arizona. There are many events held there each year; the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction is held each year in late January, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is usually in February, and the Parada del Sol Rodeo takes place at WestWorld in March. 

Directions

  • From the north (Flagstaff): Interstate 17 south to SR-101 Loop eastbound into Scottsdale. Take the Pima/Princess exit. Make a left at Bell Road (second light) and continue east on Bell Road. Turn right on 94th Street. Travel south to the WestWorld entrance.
  • From the south (Tucson): I-10 to U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway). Take U.S. 60 east to SR-101 Loop. Take SR-101 north to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Exit at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and move to the far right lane. Continue driving straight and cross the Frank Lloyd Wright intersection. The WestWorld entrance is one-half block north on the right at the large horse statue.
  • This venue is NOT accessible by Metro Light Rail.

Where to Stay Nearby

There are hotels and resorts in all price ranges near WestWorld. During big events, the hotels are likely to be booked and prices are likely to be high because of the demand for lodging at that time, so it's smart to make your reservation as far ahead as possible. Virtually every chain in the country has a hotel near WestWorld in Scottsdale. You can choose from a range of price points.

Hotels less than two miles from WestWorld include the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale Links Resort, Hilton Garden Inn/Scottsdale North, and Holiday Inn & Suites/Scottsdale North. Hotels between two and three miles from WestWorld include Sheraton Desert Oasis, Scottsdale Villa Mirage, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites, Sleep Inn at North Scottsdale Road, Courtyard Scottsdale North, and Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale.

Parking at WestWorld

WestWorld is a very large venue, and many events held there attract thousands of visitors. The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.

For major events, like the Barrett-Jackson car auction, you won't be able to park in the lot at the entrance to WestWorld. The signage is usually informative along the Loop 101 service road and lets drivers know where to go for various types of parking, such as for those with passes and handicapped privileges. For larger events, you might have to take a shuttle from the parking lot or walk a couple of blocks. There are more than 100 acres of parking at WestWorld, not including the RV parking areas.

General parking, with no special pass, for special events is often directed to 94th Street, just south of Bell Road. Expect to pay for parking at WestWorld.

The Map

You can see this location marked on a Google map.  You can zoom in on the Google map to see the area in more detail, get driving directions from your specific location, and see what else of interest is nearby.