Tours and Other Activities


Taliesin West Tour

hero-1440x640.jpgTuesday, Nov. 28
9 a.m. to Noon

Designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was designed to be a bold new architectural experiment. The designs reflect Wright’s basic ideas and his philosophy that buildings should be integrated with their surroundings. With its mission to advance the principles of organic architecture as described by Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West, originally a desert winter camp for Wright and his followers, reflects the unique design and character of its surroundings.

Your personalized tour of Taliesin West takes you along the courtyards and terraces, garden paths and reflecting pool area, past a bearing citrus grove and beside the working drafting studio of the Taliesin Architectural Group. This national landmark occupies over 600 acres of Sonoran Desert in the foothills of the spectacular McDowell Mountains.  The landscape is filled with cactus, ironwood and mesquite. Purple lantana, bougainvillea and cassia surround the terraces of Taliesin West, which complement the natural Sonoran vegetation. More details...

Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance. Register now...

Sponsored by Compass Minerals

Arizona Biltmore Historical Tour

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9:30 to 11 a.m.

Known as “The Jewel of the Desert”, the Arizona Biltmore is a living architectural masterpiece, showcasing the seminal influence of America’s most heralded architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Since the hotel opened in 1929, many presidents and dignitaries have vacationed amidst the lush gardens and sun-kissed palm trees of the Arizona Biltmore.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan celebrated their honeymoon at the resort, and every president from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush has been a guest. Join us for a historical walking tour of the resort followed by a mimosa networking event.

The tour is complementary for registered spouses. Register now...

Sponsored by FMC

Arizona Ag Tour

Rousseau Farming

Thursday, Nov. 30
1:30 - 5 p.m.
Departs from Tour Lobby

Will Rousseau, owner of Rousseau Farming, will take attendees on a tour of his Scottsdale farming operation.

The diversified operation features many different vegetables, including cilantro, parsley and broccoli, as well as various irrigation systems, harvesting equipment and packing facilities. The farm is located on an Indian Reservation approximately 20 minutes from the Arizona Biltmore.

Transportation will be provided. 

Tickets are $50. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is recommended.

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Sponsored by AMVAC

Special Events

Taliesin West Tour
Tuesday, Nov. 28
9 a.m. – Noon
Tickets: $45
Advanced registration required

Arizona Biltmore Historical Tour
Wednesday, Nov. 29
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Registered Spouses Only

Arizona Agricultural Tour
Thursday, Nov. 30
1:45 – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Advanced registration recommended