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Tohono Chul Park

Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone Number: 520 742 6455
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Ranked #7 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This part is an interesting mix of art and flora done in a beautiful way that brings humanism to a desert sitting. Most enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous gardens with easy access and friendly docents. Great special event with music and vendors.Several food trucks to choose from especially great were the mesquite waffles. Very enjoyable.

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Arkport, New York
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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This garden is lovely. Extremely well kept. Unbelievable artwork including sculptures, tile work, etc. The gallery also had really great artwork. Tucson has some incredible artists. What a town!

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Baker City, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Well designed refuge in the city, staffed with dedicated docents. Truly lovely gallery exhibits and an above-average gift store. The pathways offered plenty of shaded nooks for lingering and enjoying the birds and butterflies. We spotted a grey fox sleeping high in the branches of an old Arizona Cypress--- nice surprise! The Bistro is a plus that we would try... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I love going to Tohono Chul when I need to relax and connect with nature. The grounds are beautiful to sit and read in or walk around in. Beautiful flowers and landscaping and sculptures and art. Great place, though I wish they charged a little less or could make it free for students. It's a great place to study and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice paths to wander in the gardens. The museums and gift shops on the grounds were enjoyable and informative. I will be back the next time I am in town.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Desert park beautifully designed. Art galleries and great shops for southwestern themed items, many one of a kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love Tohono Chul and try to visit each time I am in Tucson. The grounds are beautiful and staff are friendly. Such a nice place to spend a few hours walking.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This park was originally a private home and garden, and has been developed very thoughtfully. There are just enough trees and shade structures to create an almost cozy environment, and memorial benches are placed throughout the area so that you can easily sit and enjoy at your leisure (a feature missing in many such gardens). The plants are much more... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Tohono Chul only improves with time for the variety to explore. The desert loop belies you're adjacent to a busy thoroughfare. Reasonable prices for admission. The gift shops have unique southwestern, local items that you don't find everywhere (eg:maria Ortiz jewelry) and which support the nonprofit organization. An easy way to do the desert!

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