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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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A Second Chance

After a horrible first experience at this very lovely setting, I and my cousin returned to see if it was just a fluke. We received two meals as a gift and, instead of just going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lori T
Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a horrible first experience at this very lovely setting, I and my cousin returned to see if it was just a fluke. We received two meals as a gift and, instead of just going the two of us, we took the family as well. The service was, this time, wonderful. The waiter was excellent and attentive without hovering. We... More 

Thank Lori T
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch at the Tohono Chul Park tearoom. One of the best breakfast menus I've ever seen, reasonable prices and top quality food. Casual atmosphere at this historic property. Use a map or GPS to locate since it's very easy to miss their driveway back into the gardened property.

Atascadero, California
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528 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was reading a review for this place that said it was better than the Desert Museum. True True True. the plants are fantastic. The lushness of the gardens. The labeling of the plants. The shaded and sunny areas. The benches to sit and enjoy the birds and butterflies. The sculptures. The garden shop with so many cactus and succulents... More 

Thank CharleySays
Crescent City, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of a city, this is a relaxing visit and educational experience. This delightful place offers solitude and reflection. They also have a variety of programs. Bring your wallet to the gift stores to continue your education at home.

Thank Dean S
Jo F, Director of Education at Tohono Chul Park, responded to this review

Thank you, Dean S. for your kind review of Tohono Chul. We do think of ourselves as a quiet respite from the bustle of the city, as well as an educational experience, reconnecting visitors with the natural world. I just wonder why, therefore, you gave us such a low rating. Was this perhaps in error? More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love bringing visitors to this little oasis and sitting on the patio of the lovely cafe. Walking on the short trail is a delight, and make sure you look up, as there are typically an owl or two asleep in the tall trees. The shop is filled with local treasures and native seeds, so it's a must for people... More 

Thank Ana L
Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just over 50 acres of private land was turned into this park to protect natural desert in the midst of crazy-wild development. It is our favorite place in our native town to take guests for an introduction to Tucson. The demonstration water-saving gardens, the nursery, the museum, the gift shops and the tea room all compliment the beautiful natural desert... More 

Thank Vera B
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tohono Chul is the first place I experienced the ease and charm of life in Tucson. Its historic teahouse patio is an idyllic spot, where visitors can watch hummingbirds and butterflies feast on native flowers. The Park features two excellent gift shops with works by local and native artists - a wonderful option for holiday shopping - as well as... More 

Thank NineRavens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this little nature preserve! The park has a lovely path winding through natural habitat as well as gardens planted to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. There is also a great cafe serving wonderful food and drinks. You can sit on the patio and enjoy the surroundings. There is also a really nice gift... More 

Thank BitsyIllinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens that you don't need to walk miles to enjoy. Bird watching is fun too. Artful touches and pleasant Docents make this a couple hour stop or more. Sit in the shaded areas and enjoy.

1 Thank Lee T
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't matter when you visit the park it is always a fun and educational learning experience about our beautiful desert. There is also a beautiful lunch stop with indoor and outdoor tables so be sure to leave time to enjoy.

Thank Barbara J D

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