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The Shops at OdySea in the Desert breaks ground

75,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space is now available for lease at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona. OdySea in the Desert is a 35-acre, multi-million-dollar entertainment complex located at the 101 Freeway and Via de Ventura.  The landmark development is already home to Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Mirror Maze and minutes from Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields and Top Golf.  Currently under construction and scheduled to open in July 2016, The Shops at OdySea in the Desert is a unique and rare opportunity for a tenant to join this multi-attraction project anchored by OdySea Aquarium.

OdySea Aquarium, An Oceanic Adventure, will be the largest aquarium in the Southwest.  The 200,000 square foot aquarium will be home to some of the most fascinating creatures that live in the sea, and will be presented in a totally unique format that combines education, entertainment, and hands-on encounters that will surely create the most memorable experiences for visitors of all ages.  Every year several million people are projected to visit the aquarium and its neighboring attractions and take part in an interactive shopping experience like no other at The Shops at OdySea in the Desert.

“This is a once in a generation-type of leasing opportunity for a retailer or restaurateur.  Typically in this market if a retailer or restaurant misses a leasing opportunity in a traditional shopping plaza, there will always be another one around corner.  However, if a prospective tenant misses this exclusive opportunity then it could be decades before a project of this magnitude or impact emerges.” says Ari Spiro, President of ORION Investment Real Estate.

The Shops at OdySea in the Desert will offer approximately 75,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurant space, visible from a 360 degree panoramic view from inside a landscaped courtyard with multiple water features.  Suites ranging from 1,000 to 6,500 square feet will host innovative concepts from some of the world’s top restaurateurs and retail brands.  The first floor will cater to retailers offering fun, hands-on interactive shopping while the main level will house an array of unique, high-energy restaurants for visitors seeking an extraordinary culinary experience.

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Summer Deals and Events at Talking Stick


Tim McGraw takes center stage on August 10. Tickets are on sale now for Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom tour at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. saltriverfields.com/Events.as


Release Pool Parties are heating up at Talking Stick Resort. Enjoy drink specials, promotional giveaways, cabana rentals and more. And don’t miss poolside performances by the region’s best DJs. Every Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. Visit talkingstickresort.com/scottsdale-pool-party.aspx for more information.

The Spa at Talking Stick offers Luxury for Locals, Sunday through Thursday, now through September 30. Choose from three 60-minute spa treatments for only $89. Visit talkingstickresort.com/spa.aspx for more information.


Race in to the Pavilions for the grand opening of Octane Raceway! The celebration weekend begins July 19. There will be fun activities and events all weekend, including a Hooter girl’s race on Saturday night. Please visit thepavilionsattalkingstick.com/ for more info.

Grab a handful of napkins and a handful of your closest friends and head on down to Buffalo Wild Wings, opening July 29 at the Pavilions at Talking Stick!


Life Cycle of a Butterfly Workshop– Monday, August 26, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

$15 for Founder’s Members & Annual Passes and $20 for the general public

To register, contact Adriane Grimaldi at (480) 800-3000, ext. 207

Guests will also be taught about the lifecycle of these incredible insects from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and then to butterfly as they go through the transformation process. The class will also include tips about where to see butterflies in Arizona, suggested books for learning more about butterfly gardening and hands-on butterfly examples.


Book 2 weeks in advance and receive 20% off your weekend stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River! marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxpi-courtyard-scottsdale-pima-maricopa-community/


Tee up at Talking Stick Golf Club – this summer, juniors play free at Talking Stick Golf Club when playing with a paying adult. June-September; please visit talkingstickgolfclub.com/index.php for details.

Talking Stick: A Cultural and Entertainment Destination is conveniently located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community at Indian Bend and the 101 freeway. We invite you to shop, dine, play and stay with us and be a part of what everyone is talking about! talkingstickarizona.com


Butterfly Wonderland Alights in Scottsdale

Supremely located within a whistle’s distance from Scottsdale’s Salt River Fields and Talking Stick Resort and Casino stands the country’s newest and largest butterfly pavilion, Butterfly Wonderland. The cutting-edge, five-acre attraction features an interactive, state-of-the-art indoor rainforest environment complete with freshwater aquariums teeming with Amazonian wildlife, an 1,800 -gallon tank with Motoro spotted stingrays, a live ant colony, a protected honey bee beehive exhibit and of course, a brilliantly vivid atrium where butterflies from all over the world flutter about freely.

Opened over Memorial Day weekend, Butterfly Wonderland is sure to become one of our state’s (and nation’s!) most loved and most frequented attractions. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Spring 2013 Events at Talking Stick

Mark your calendars for these upcoming spring 2013 events at Talking Stick.

The Pavilions at Talking Stick

The weather is great so get outside to enjoy it! The Pavilions at Talking Stick is proud to host the McDonalds Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show every Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m., and the Scottsdale Street Fair April 13 and 14. Both events are free and family friendly.

Octane Raceway is moving to Talking Stick and opening this spring. Octane Raceway features high-speed electric kart racing, a flexible segway course and an interactive arcade.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Who’s hungry? Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will host the Arizona BBQ Festival on April 20. This years’ fest includes the 2013 Redneck Games, an exciting line-up of bands, wild western saloons, super macho mechanical bull riding, a flavored vodka tasting tent and a whole lot of BBQ!

Larry Fitzgerald and some of his closest celebrity pals will be taking the field at the Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on April 27. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., home run derby begins at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m.

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Upcoming headline entertainment at Talking Stick Resort.

  • Landau Eugene Murphy Jr, March 29
  • The Tubes, April 5
  • Justin Furstenfeld, April 6
  • Dwight Yoakam, April 20
  • Foreigner, April 26

Share the Health at Rancho Solano – Via De Ventura Campus

Share the Health event celebrates the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic complex and student center on Sat., April 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This free interactive event showcases health and fitness with interactive activities for the whole family – dance and gymnastics, basketball free-throw contests, cheer leading drills, golf and more. A canned food donation is appreciated but not required.

Butterfly Wonderland

Emerging May 2013 is Butterfly Wonderland. Set to open late this spring, Butterfly Wonderland is sure to please children of all ages.