The Town of Paradise Valley is conveniently located in the heart of the Scottsdale-Phoenix metropolitan area with short drives to a number of memorable attractions. Whether your interests lie with arts and culture, professional sporting events, desert hiking adventures, world-class golf courses, shopping, or luxury spa treatments, the Paradise Valley area offers truly special activities.
One must-see attraction in Town is the Goldwater Memorial. The Town of Paradise Valley is pleased to have commissioned the first major work
of art to celebrate the life of Senator Barry Goldwater. A long time resident of
the Town, he retired to Be-Nun-I-Kin, the name he gave to his hilltop home in
Paradise Valley, after serving in the U.S. Senate for three decades.
February 14, 2004, a one and one-half times life-size statue sculpted by noted
Arizona artist Joe Beeler was unveiled and is the centerpiece of the Goldwater
Memorial. The Memorial is located at the northeast corner of Tatum Boulevard and
Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. Although the bronze statue is the
focal point for the Memorial, the site is professionally landscaped with desert
plantings and other features, and includes a pedestrian path inscribed with
noteworthy quotes denoting some of Senator Goldwater's lifetime beliefs.
Barry Goldwater was an avid and skilled pilot, a talented photographer,
and famous for his direct approach to politics. But above all he was a
passionate Arizonan who loved the many unique features of this State. This
sculptural portrait in the desert setting speaks eloquently of what was
important to him.