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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 176 attractions in Tucson
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful small park of native plants, especially when wildflowers are in bloom. Easy access to the various areas, with good gift shops and restaurant.

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was one of the best desert gardens we've seen. Plants were flowering more abundantly than the desert, due to irrigation I assume. To top it off, Paul, one of the docents, gave my wife and me a personal tour. He was great. He also introduced us to a local amateur photographer, Larry, who frequents the park several times a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Really good collection and a quiet place to visit. Lots of wildlife to photograph. Knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed wondering what would be around the next corner.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After a day of business in Tucson, I found this little oasis in the sun. Even through the temperatures were quite warm, I enjoyed strolling along the paths and visiting with "Mother Nature". I was able to catch a glimpse of a hawk, several lizards, doves, and numerous butterflies. What a great end to a busy day!

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Kirkland, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We thought we were going to stay an hour, ended up staying 3 could have stayed 5, that's how whoa, wow and wonderful it was for a photographer like me. Baby hummingbirds were seen as were two hawks, finches, and other bird photo opps ( I don't know t their names.) This park is well taken care of both in... More

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Portland, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Go to spend some hours-- we went with only an hour before closing and really wanted to stay longer. The on staff volunteers really know the area-- the birds, the plants, the history-- worth talking to them. I would have loved to go on a formal tour and go into the gift store. Stay more than an hour! the Grounds... More

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whenever I come to Tucson I come here. I have lunch or breakfast and then an informative and peaceful walk through the gardens! A must see stop

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Well worth the visit if you are interested in learning more about the desert plants. It is well laid out and the volunteer staff are very helpful. We wanted to try the restaurant after our visit but was told three would be a 45 minute wait. So you might want to try and make a reservation when you arrive. We... More

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Keene, New York
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158 reviews 158 reviews
33 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A series of small plantings that tell different stories make this a place that is easy to digest. It is lovely and instructive at the same time. The Garden Bistro restaurant was very good as well. We went in spring so there was lots in bloom.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This large planned garden site is a must see. Beautiful designs highlight the best in Sonoran hard scraping and plants. A great place to gather landscaping ideas and learn about the huge variety of desert plants. Greenhouses and plant sale allow you to take home new plants. Helpful volunteers and staff are often available for questions. Lovely, relaxing spot any... More

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