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Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
520 742 6455
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Ranked #12 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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Saint Paul, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Botanical garden in full bloom. A must see in spring time. Beside flowers and plants there is always an art exhibition of some sort mostly with Southwest theme. And you will always find beautiful art pieces incorporated in the gardens as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Winding paths with striking vistas and gorgeous plant life. Gift shop is delightful with art, local crafts and foods, and treasures for just about anyone you are shopping for. Staff was helpful and friendly. I was there with a large group for a meal outside when a thunderstorm erupted. There isn't much cover from the rain but staff went out... More

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Tucson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This historic home was turned into park and restaurant area. Beautiful location for friend gathering or as peaceful as a wedding scene One can buy cacti and other desert plants here as well.

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Tucson
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The restaurant is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, or Sunday brunch. The park has some paved trails and a natural dirt path trail. It is especially pretty in Spring, when the wildflowers and cactus bloom.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very peaceful and beautiful to walk through and observe the desert life or just sit and listen to the birds and reflect. I also adore the art shows!

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Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely slow walk to view marked flora, landscapes, sculpture, art showings. Provided a good entry to the desert landscape. many volunteers to provide detailed information abut many topics.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is special to find this type of attraction in such an unusual urban location. I find women generally find it more interesting, unless you are really into desert plants.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see for visitors as well as locals who are interested in desert flora and fauna. And wonderful lunch and breakfast menus! Afternoon tea as well! Take home some plants or flowers for your own yard. Spend an afternoon there. And don't forget to join their membership.

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tucson
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Tohono Chul Park is a lovely relaxing slow walk that can be taken as you take in all that the desert has to offer. The Desert Plants and flowers are so beautiful! Then go to their gift shop and Restaurant for a great finish of a wonderful day.

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