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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 #8 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a fairly small site in north Tucson, this park has collected many magnificent cactuses and desert plants including a rare crown saguaro. You can take various short or longer circular trails, eat in their cafe, buy plants, seeds or nick-nacks in the very reasonably priced nursery and shop (we bought plants).

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tohono Chul, in the heart of NW Tucson, is a beautiful natural desert park. Docents are very knowledgeable, atmosphere is friendly, plants are lovely, especially in bloom. The restaurant/cafe has changed management recently, but it seems to be a move for the better, although we never had any complaints before: good, interesting food, excellent service, can be a bit pricey... More 

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Berryville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was listed in the top ten attractions, and it deserves to be there. We had visited Mt..Lemon and Sabine Canyon, which were also both 5 star in our book. We wandered about for almost two hours, taking in the whole park as well as the museum. A nice, quiet and relaxing experience. We did not et here.

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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This historic urban garden works as hard as it can to maintain a desert garden within our urban environment. Many trails to walk, pretty good signage, very good gift shops, changing art displays of local artists, knowledgeable docents and employees. There are also areas that are glimpses into what it was like to own a lot of property in early... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have only lived in Tucson for 2+ years, but I've been to this attraction many times. They have a very nice cafe/restaurant. My Red Hat Ladies have gone there for lunch and loved it. Their menu has some very interesting items on it, and the wait staff is very attentive. The gardens are nice too, but be sure not... More 

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Wichita
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoyed this park. Not many visitors while we were there. Lots of cactus and views of nearby mountains, but just off of a busy intersection. Nice gift shops, lovely bistro for lunch. Enjoyed ourselves!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tohono Chul Park is a lovely place to spend a few hours getting to know the Sonoran Desert, explore a gallery and enjoy lunch al fresco (or indoors.) When I visited in Spring 2014, the garden visible from the restaurant had the largest century plant I had ever seen. I'm not sure when it's going to bloom so I might... More 

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St louis mo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What lovely place to have brunch on a good weather day! This lunchroom is situated inside a gorgeous botanical garden, one of several in the verdant city of Tucson. Ideal to park once and combine a tour of the gardens with a leisurely breakfast or lunch weekdays and a brunch menu on Sundays. The garden dining rooms, one in an... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tohono Chul is an arboretum filled with desert flowers. You can walk the paths and see all kinds of flora, all of it labeled. The restaurant is lovely. Good food and I would suggest sitting outside in the garden if weather permits.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice little park that explains all the flora of the desert. Have lunch at the Cafe on the grounds, which by the way, serves very good food in a lovely atmosphere, then get your fit on and hike around the park. Great hummingbird watching!

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