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Tohono Chul Park

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Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone Number: 520 742 6455
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Description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and...
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.
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We love strolling the grounds of this hidden diamond of Tucson parks, even paying our way was no biggie as it was well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love strolling the grounds of this hidden diamond of Tucson parks, even paying our way was no biggie as it was well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not the largest park which makes it great if you're short on time. If you get on the list the park will notify you when the night blooming Cereus is open.There's a nice plavce to eat and art exhibits. A volunteer had an outdoor exhibit of various skulls and was very knowledgeable. Ample parking . There are gift shops but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just had lunch at the charming Garden Bistro café at Tohono Chul in Tucson that also has a beautiful patio and separate courtyard for breakfast, brunch or lunch. This will be our second visit and this time we ordered the special which was tomato basil soup and a grilled cheese with pecan smoked bacon sandwich. The soup was as if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you would like a relaively quick exposure to the vegetation of the Sonoran (high) desert, this is a good choice. Easy access from in-town hotels. Not more than 90 minutes needed for a meander through the park. No climbing. The real attraction, frankly, is the restaurant. One of the best places in town for lunch - relatively varied menu... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The park was very interesting, a planned man-made place, very well put together. Wish we could have been there for the night blooming Cereus. The tea room was very coy and the menu was so yummy. The little gift shop was a fun place to shop

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you really want to see what is in store for your when you visit Tohono Chul Park take a morning to walk through the beautiful surroundings some of which are in bloom like you have never seen before. Of coarse, the night-blooming Cereus is amazing on the one night each plant blooms. It is a sight to see if... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is magical on the night of the Queen. I highly recommend getting on the Tohono Chul newsletter to be aware of the night the Queen will bloom. It is usually in the early summer and is not to be missed. I brought my family out here just to see the Queen of the Night. At first they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Botanical gardens, trails, exhibitions by local artists and a Bistro - this is no ordinary park. In showcasing the plant life of the Sonoran desert in such a unique way it should be on the 'essential' list of things to do around Tucson for any gardener.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This lovely garden, grew out of a private garden and collection. In the heat of summer I suggest you go early and take a hat. The plants and plantings are fabulous, and there are many learnings to be had for those who are improving their desert gardens. This has to be one of the nicest places to have lunch in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

They have the best breakfast or lunch in Tucson. You can set outside and enjoy the gardens. They have umbrellas up during the hot season so don't worry. The gardens are an enjoyable time to visit as well.

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Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone Number: 520 742 6455
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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