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Named for the fountain in the center of town, is located in Maricopa County, Arizona, about 15 miles north-east of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area. Nestled in between beautiful National and Regional parks, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Scottsdale, Arizona, Fountain hills really is “All that is Arizona.”
Fountain Hills’ eponymous fountain is the fourth tallest in the world. Built in 1970, by Robert P. McCulloch, the fountain sprays water for about 15 minutes every hour between 9am and 9pm. The plume rises up to 560 feet from a concrete water-lily sculpture in the center of a large man-made lake. When built, it was the world’s tallest fountain and held that record for over a decade.
Festivals and Attractions
The town has three annual festivals, a local art fair, the Fountain Hills Great Fair, and the Thunderbird Artists’ Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire where you can enjoy some of the best artists in the south west. The Fountain Hills Theater, located downtown, is an award winning performing arts venue entering its 28th season and offering over 16 productions a year to local communities as well as performing an arts education year round for youth.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a must see place when visiting Fountain Hills. There are miles of trails on which to walk, run or bike. Native desert wildlife can be seen all along these paths. But the spectacle of the plant life is unparalleled. The park is a perfect place for picture taking, with the desert sunset bathing the landscape in incredible color.
Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West
Taliesin West was the winter home, and architectural school, of architect Frank Lloyd Wright from 1937 until his death. As with most of Wright’s designs, Taliesin uses local materials as much as possible and built to complement the local scenery rather than overpower it. It is still home to the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and also houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Taliesin West is open for public, private and special group tours.
Many people come to Fountain Hills for just one thing; golf. Because of the climate, Fountain Hills is a wonderful place to go for a golf vacation in the fall, winter or spring. An early round of golf can be quite comfortable even in the heat of summer. Most of the courses here are considered ”target” or ”desert” courses in that the fairways are fairly tight and there are often ”landing areas” rather than one contiguous stretch of fairway from tee to green. Many first-time Arizona golfers are amazed at how beautiful desert courses are. Green and lush fairways, flawless greens, lakes and large trees counterpoint the rugged Sonoran Desert landscape the courses border.
All that Arizona is and more!
There is enough to see and do in Fountain Hills that one trip is never enough. Come spend time surrounded by all the beauty, history and culture that Fountain Hills has to offer.