Scottsdale Farmers MarketScottsdale, Arizona offers excitement for visitors of all ages, and many tourists visiting the city for the first time are surprised to find so many different attractions that are so easy on the budget. Check out some fun places in Scottsdale that are cheap or even free to visit while you’re in town.

The Farmer’s Market in Old Town. At the Old Town Farmers’ Market, dozens of local vendors come together from October through May to sell fresh produce, baked goodies and all sorts of other culinary treats. Visitors will also get a kick out of the live entertainment and cooking demos. The farmer’s market gives you a taste of life in Scottsdale. It’s good, affordable, old-fashioned fun. And it’s not the only one

Heard Museum, North Scottsdale. Want to learn a thing or two about Native American history and art? At the Heard Museum, the whole family can enjoy two excellent exhibition galleries highlighting Native American culture before checking out the interpretive sculpture garden and hitting the café for a bite to eat. The Heard is one of the true cultural landmarks in the city of Scottsdale. Admission for adults is only $5. For seniors, subtract a buck, and for and children save two more. Best of all, kids under the age of six get in free.

Scottsdale Historical Museum. Located in an old one-room schoolhouse, the Scottsdale Historical Museum will show you what school was like for primary students around the turn of the 20th century. Displays, artifacts and photographs tell the story of Scottsdale’s past, while picnics and parties add to the enjoyment. Admission is free for all ages.

Cactus Park. This is more than just a playground, although that part of the Park alone is worth visiting. Families can come by and swim in a 50-meter pool, play basketball, use the weight and cardio rooms and play some volleyball. Cactus Park ranks right up there with any recreation area in the city of Scottsdale in terms of value and family fun.

These are just a handful of the wonderful low-cost attractions located in and around town. For locals and visitors alike, life in Scottsdale is exciting because there’s always so much to do.