Scottsdale is a city located in Maricopa County in Arizona with an ancient history dating back to early 300 BCE (the Hohokam era). Since its incorporation in 1951, Scottsdale has been serving as a major shopping destination in the US with plenty of options like the designer-friendly Scottsdale Fashion Square and charming local boutiques in the Main Street Arts District. Historic buildings and landmarks, zoos, museums and aquariums are tucked around every corner of the city. Major attractions that the city houses, include the Scottsdale Contemporary Arts Museum and the historical Statue of Winfield and Helen Scott in Old Town Scottsdale. For outdoor enthusiasts, this desert city has a host of stunning parks where one can get up close and personal with the desert landscape like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.