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Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
520 742 6455
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Ranked #12 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here,... more » Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture. « less
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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went to the park for the first time for Bloom Night, a Tucson ritual that takes place when the park's cereus cactus bloom at night in July. It was a lovely experience, with candlelights guiding the way down each path, and volunteer docents standing watch to show the way to the best cacti and tell stories about them. We didn't... More

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Peak District
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around here, very tranquil and all the staff were very welcoming. Had the infamous prickly pear lemonade which was gorgeous!

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Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We'd gone to Tuscon for business and had a few hours left for ourselves. This garden-park is close to the interstate, so we got to see the local plant life set along lovely walking paths, with glimpses of little animals (and warning signs about rattlesnakes!) - all without driving an hour or more out into the mountains. A lovely, quick... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Tohono Chul park is like an Oasis in the City of Tucson. It features a very nice bistro to have a drink (their Prickly Pear Margarita is to die for) and food. It has several trails winding through Cacti and trees. It has a small area for education classes, a turtle enclosure, a Saguaro discovery trail. The best attraction... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This privately owned and run park is located in the northwest part of greater Tucson. Altogether, it consists of 49 acres, some highly cultivated, and some left wild. There are delightful meandering paths and trails everywhere, and a special children's area. They have a bistro that serves lunch, but I have never tried it. There are also gift shops and... More

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'm from Southern California, and was visiting relatives in Tucson on the 4th of July, we drove all the way to the park, and the park was closed!! Very strange for an important regional attraction / nature park to be closed on a major holiday. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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Chula Vista, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This garden with native plants was a perfect winter afternoon activity. We leisured the paths and rested on park benches. There was a wedding in service when we visited; it certainly seemed like a beautiful spot to have a wedding. If you are looking for an easy way to see nature of Tucson, this is it.

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Stansted
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a little 'oasis' close to the roads and malls on the outskirts of Tucson and a lovely place to spend an afternoon strolling round the cacti gardens and desert environment.

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Geneva, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had excellent docent, Cindy, who led us on a 45 minute tour of the park. She explained everything so well. We visited the galleries and then dined at the Bistro. Renee, our server, did an excellent job. The food was perfectly prepared. We had the scones of the moment and the quiche of the moment along with the prickly... More

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Tucson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

small and hidden but totally lovely. Quiet and peaceful, Tohono Chul is a great place to learn about the desert.

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