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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520 883 2702
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Ranked #1 of 176 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Natural History Museums, Zoos, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring... more » Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife like coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and aviaries, one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must do for all visitors to Tucson and well as residents. I always learn something and enjoy really seeing what makes this Sonoran desert so unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great facility - very clean and well marked. Love the hummingbird enclosure. Nice small aquarium. Well marked walking routes

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to stop and explore. You have great guides or docents that can tell you almost everything about the animals, plants, and insects. I went on a Sunday morning when there was no crowds and it was easy to walk the trails and sew what I wanted until I got tired. There are always different individual presentations on different... More

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A great place to get to know the Sonoran desert. Beautifully maintained and well run. Part botanic garden, part wildlife park, all awesome!

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can spend a full day here, the kids loved it as much as the wife and I did! Bring a comfortable pair of shoes there is a lot of walking if you want to see it all. I live in the sonoran desert and still found this place to be an amazing learning experience! They have birds of prey... More

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Verteillac, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We visited during the first week of our Arizona trip hoping to fill an hour or two and ended up going back a couple of weeks later so we could walk around the entire park. If you want a snapshot of Arizona flora and fauna this is where to get it. Beautifully laid out, the museum needs a good 4... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

a lot of animals and desert plants, also a good place for hiking. What I like is that it is an outdoor museum. You can feel the nature exactly as what it is. What I dislike is that it does not have a place inside the museum to buy ice cream or cold water. So you need to prepare it... More

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Caledonia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just amazing what grows in the desert. I'm really glad I went to see it! All the different types of cactus and vegetation was a real surprise to me. The aviary was fantastic. Hummingbirds so close to you that you could actually touch them!

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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

very accessible to all. Set up great for younger children. Many animals to see. Dont go on days over 102 Lots of bright sun although they do have lots of shade areas avail Eat before you go its cheaper

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Roswell
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a first-class place to visit for people of all ages. The scenery is beautiful, plenty of places to sit, nice gift shop. I would recommend this to anyone. Carry drinking water or Gatorade. We enjoyed seeing the desert animals, the hummingbird enclosure, and plants and animals were marked with signs explaining what they are. There were a couple... More

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