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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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Fabulous breakfast in their Cafe

The Cafe is charming, with excellent food. We all had different egg dishes and they were wonderful. The Cafe has a charming outdoor patio for eating if the weather is warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Cape Cod
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The Cafe is charming, with excellent food. We all had different egg dishes and they were wonderful. The Cafe has a charming outdoor patio for eating if the weather is warm enough.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We learned of Tohono Chul from another traveler. It's a great place to spend a morning or part of an afternoon. Lovely surroundings with a nice restaurant and gift shop. The walking paths are mostly paved and easy to manage. Many, many sculptures. A variety of birds flitting in and out of trees, easily seen. Plenty of places to stop... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Spend a few hours winding trough the foot paths of this garden. You'll find sculptures interspersed with the many varieties of cactus, trees and flowers. The gift shop is the typical tourist stuff, but the cafe is lovely.

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Breakfast is always good. Like the Eggs Benedict especially. The lunches are great as well---like the Cobb Salad. Very filling. The Lemonade is very tasty---it has Prickly Pear juice in it. The garden is lowly--lots of areas for shade as well as partial shade if you don't like the sun or you can eat inside. Great place to bring... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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231 attraction reviews
662 helpful votes 662 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This 49-acre park provides easy access to beautifully landscaped desert gardens. Myriad cactus, including saguaros, flowers and trees contribute to the flora. Hummingbirds and butterflies help make up the fauna. And I've always heeded the signs to watch out for rattlesnakes but have never encountered one here. Perfectly maintained, the mostly level park features both paved and unpaved trails. Lifelike... More 

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Picture Rocks, AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I am a charter member who has been supporting this place for nearly 30 years. What more needs to be said.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting, educational, pretty. Affordable. Great Art, plants, geology, food. Allow 2 hours. Or more.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This park had lovely gardens of plants that are native to the dessert. As one who is not from this area, I was disappointed that many of the plants were not labeled. There is also a nice variety of sculpture spread throughout the gardens. The garden store has many native plants available for purchase.

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Tucson, Arizona
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you like desert plants and you want to shop for a new one, this is a great place to go. The walks around the Park are lovely and varied in length. The shop on the property is filled with a variety of unique gifts. And the restaurant is great for brunch or lunch. It's one of our favorite stops.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the gardens. Everything is well cared for, well labeled and much loved by the garden volunteers. We were able to get a short tour from one of the docents. We learned a lot and enjoyed it. A hi light.

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