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Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
520 742 6455
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Ranked #11 of 177 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This small park is just off Oracle but feels like it's out in the desert - which it kind of is. Pretty to walk around but also a very quiet and inviting place for a weekday lunch. We try to get there several times a year by ourselves, and often take out-of-town guests there for a light lunch.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was a little too hot for my northern taste, but this botanical park had plenty of shade for me to retreat into. It really showcases all the different types of plants that can survive in this desert environment. Great metal sculptures throughout the gardens. There were tons of butterflies in the flowerbeds - an added bonus. Nice gift shop... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We dropped the guys off at Pima Air and Space Museum and headed here for our 'ladies day'. We didn't even make it into the park before we were overwhelmed by a cloud of orange Queen butterflies working in a purple flower bed. We explored the La Entrada Greenhouse and Gift Shop where I picked up a photographic guidebook 'The... More

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tucson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The brunch menu is extensive, the food is delicious but what sets it apart is the beautiful, calming, and colorful outdoor setting. A tour of the Park before or after makes you feel you have experienced a Tucson treasure.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A good environment for seeing all kinds of desert plants in a comfortable setting. There is a nice greenhouse with plants available for purchase. In May, there is the Bloom Night watch where the blooming of the cereus plant, which blooms only one night a year, is posted so that one can go see the bloom when it happens.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Even in the heat, this place is amazing because it feels like desert, but it is so much friendlier than the desert. Great restaurant, great gift shop, great pathways, quiet, serene, well marked and historical.

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Basel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great nature park on edge of I a & Oracle. Walk the park, visit art shows or a meal in the cafe. Makes for a nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Yes the company make activity in the evening and the decoration, the service and food was excellent.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The park's Bistro is not to be missed. Excellent menu and food at a reasonable price. A relaxing atmosphere to unwind in a garden setting. Service is top knotch. The park has many sights and trails, natural in a seemly undistrubed environment. There's art and exhibitions, three classy gift shops, and informative docents in most all areas. Butterflies, birds and... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Quaint Native tuck away garden-arboretum style with memorial benches. Excellent docents to teach you, native plant sales and excellent gift shops with local cookbooks for native cuisine. Great lunch - get the prickly pear cactus lemonade!

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