Around The Resort

At the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, we celebrate the rich legacy of Arizona. Our hallways, public spaces and grounds pay tribute to the people and landscape that have shaped the state’s cultural heritage.

As you explore the Resort, you will find details of Arizona’s rich history and those who had an important role in shaping it. Discovery Hall, Expedition Hall and Visionaries Hall are named as such to honor those who created the Essence of Arizona, from river explorers such as John Wesley Powell to Native American tribal chiefs and heads of state. With these efforts, we hope to carry on the spirit of those who came before us – visionaries who made Arizona what it is today.

Photographs and artworks are prominently displayed throughout the elegant hallways and venues, capturing the wondrous essence of Arizona for all to enjoy.

Experience one of the premier family resorts in Arizona. We invite you and your family to come and wander the grounds of the desert oasis destination that is The Westin Kierland Resort. Explore its hidden corners from tennis courts to courtyards.

View our Resort Map and plan to visit The Kierland Mining Co. upon your arrival for additional information on areas around the property to visit during your stay. To plan your activities prior to arrival, contact our Resort Ambassadors in the Kierland Mining Co. at 480-624-1268.

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One of the Resort’s biggest attractions is its Adventure Water Park, which offers a 900-foot lazy river ride, a 110-foot waterslide and our very own Kierland FlowRider. Rent a family-friendly poolside cabana to relax in shaded luxury or soak in one of our two hot tubs. Open daily, hours vary seasonally.


Our heated “adult pool” is a quiet retreat for adults. Conveniently located near Agave, The Arizona Spa, the Aguamiel pool features lap lanes for fitness swimming, a hot tub and private cabanas. Open daily.

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Bringing the California beach lifestyle to the Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, the Kierland FlowRider is a boardsport simulator that lets even first-time flowboarders enjoy the fun-filled challenge of catching a wave. “Flowboarding” is not just a ride, it is a sport that combines the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and boards derived from wakeboarding.
More information on the Kierland FlowRider.


Located adjacent to the Adventure Pool and shaded from the Arizona sun, the “OK Corral” provides hours of FUN with activities that include lawn chess, basketball and game tables.

The OK Corral also offers a seating area with tables and open space that’s perfect for activities with the Westin Kierland FUN team such as water balloon games, hula hoop contests, limbo, relay races and more. In the evening, the area’s firepit is the place to be for “Kierland Kampfires” and Arizona S’mores.

Scottish Bagpipes in Scottsdale Day or night, Dreamweaver’s Canyon is your destination for all televised major sporting events, family movies and special broadcasts that may be viewed on our 300-square-foot SkyWatch large-format television.

Spend your evening in Dreamweavers Canyon courtyard enjoying the pleasant night air and an open fire pit. Dreamweavers Canyon offers a true Arizona experience with the seasonal flowerbed centerpiece patterned after a Navajo blanket.

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers from Waltz & Weiser Saloon served in the courtyard while watching the evening sunset and listening to the sounds of Master Bagpiper Michael McClanathan. In keeping with the resort’s “Essence of Arizona” theme, the Scottish Pipes at Sunset Series pays tribute to the contributions made by Scottish immigrants to the state’s railroads, mines and towns.