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Glendale, Arizona

Glendale, Arizona

Discover the treasures of downtown Glendale where more than 80 antique shops, specialty stores, and unique eateries are nestled in the blocks around Historic Old Towne and Catlin Court, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Shops are open daily and during the many special events held in this picturesque setting.

Wonderful old storefronts framed by colorful awnings line the brick sidewalks in Old Towne Glendale. Antique and collectibles shops, boutiques, and galleries are filled with the unique and unexpected. Enjoy lite lunches, gourmet dinners, and scrumptious desserts inside quaint eateries, on shaded patios, or at sidewalk tables. The friendly shopkeepers offer the personal service of days gone by.Bungalow

In Historic Catlin Court you can walk, shop and eat in an earlier place in time. Shops and restaurants are housed in century-old bungalows accented by front porches and picket fences in a delightful residential setting. Browse the antique shops and boutiques. Galleries offer workshops plus unique handcrafted goods - dried florals, glass beads, dolls, and so much more. Dining becomes more than just eating when you dine indoors amidst history, or outdoors under a canopy of trees.

About Glendale

Cowboys, farmers, ranchers and Native Americans wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today, and visitors are afforded a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many cultural and heritage attractions within the city.

Historic Catlin Court

As Arizona's fourth-largest city and home to the 2008 Super Bowl, Glendale offers travelers a wide variety of amenities including the famous Historic Downtown shopping district with abundant antique stores and boutiques, legendary special events and festivals, museums and cultural attractions, and a growing number of professional sports facilities. Located on the Western edge of Phoenix, Glendale is a convenient 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Glendale is a well-planned blend of Old West and New Economy. It's one of the fast-growing Arizona cities, yet remains most famous for its well-preserved charm. It's a friendly city with a "hometown" feeling where the charm and character of its past are as important as the growth and progress in its future. We welcome you to discover Glendale.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

SW Mus. of Eng., Communications, and Computation

The Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation (SMECC) offices are located in the old Coury House in Historic Downtown Glendale in a section known as 'Catlin Court.'

Glendale, AZ Museums

Katydid Insect Museum

Featured in "Who's Who In Eccentric America"

Glendale, AZ Museums

Glendale Civic Center

The Glendale Civic Center, the largest facility of its kind in the West Valley, can host such events as weddings, reunions, graduations, antique shows, doll shows, and business meetings and conferences holding up to 1,300

Glendale, AZ Venues

Glendale Police Museum

The Glendale Police Museum will take you back in time to see what it was like when Glendale was a growing community. You will be able to look at old photographs, read articles ranging from 1910 to 1970, look at police booking slips from 1940 to 1945

Glendale, AZ Museums


Things to do near Glendale, AZ

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