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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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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the...

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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Botanical gardens

Absolutely beautiful well maintained and extremely friendly volunteers and employees. There's a very small art museum and gift shop there's confess variety of trails to walk on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Frances C
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Colorado Spring
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Colorado Spring
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful well maintained and extremely friendly volunteers and employees. There's a very small art museum and gift shop there's confess variety of trails to walk on. We saw many birds some butterflies and hummingbirds even though it was February and not much was blooming

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Thank Frances C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last 2 years we have spent a month in Tucson and gotten a membership in Tohono Chul. We love the saguaro and desert trails, the beauty of the Sonoran desert is all there. It is a true oasis. The docents are knowledgeable and enhance the experience. Mina SCHWARTZ SILVER Spring MD

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South Haven, Michigan
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit. The docents are wonderful. We met one on the first path and she gave us a private tour of the whole park. The gardens are so well laid out. There's lots of variety, so we could see a lot of different desert landscapes. We will be visiting again.

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

We love our docents, too! Looking forward to your next visit, as well. More 

Denver
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found Tohono Chul on tripadvisor and it is wonderful experience. First, the park has an intimate feel, with lots of cactus, trees, flowers, and birds. It is easy to get around and well marked. Second, there are many docents on hand to educate you or point you in the right direction. Third, the Exhibition area has interesting art on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we love coming here..the lunch was delicious the grounds gorgeous the staff delightful the gift shop fun..a must visit!!!

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Richmond, Canada
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely little garden w many nooks, fountains butterflies and birds. We were told at the end of March the garden was in full bloom and was the best time to see the garden. Bit disappointing but we were impressed by what we saw. In future I would come earlier for lunch at the cute bistro and then... More 

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Thank Wings298
Jo F, Director of Education at Tohono Chul Park, responded to this review

Our wildflower season is just beginning, Wings298, so please come back in a couple of weeks if you can! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love visiting here all times of the year. Very nice restaurant and gift shop too, last time we went twice to the restaurant..

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considering the number of other places to visit, this was a big disappointment. Been there twice -- once for their Christmas display and one other time in the spring. The Xmas display was boring -- it was billed as "A million light display". What they didn't tell you is that all (with a few exceptions) lights are white and once... More 

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

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to our annual Holiday Nights, Thesaguaro. We do not intend to mislead anyone and do not advertise our event as a light show. Our grounds crew works hard to "decorate" the park with uniform white lights, putting a "sparkle" on our desert vegetation. Beyond the lights, there are... More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well cared for intimate desert park nice shops and restaurant numerous artists present the day I was there. $10 for adults $8 for seniors. Very walkable. Excellent docents most paths are handicapped accessible for those who want an in city easily accessible desert plant experience complete with horticultural and children's exhibits. Definitely worth your time

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Howell, Michigan
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213 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stopped here many times during the last many years for breakfast and lunch. However this may be my last visit here because I helped my family move from Oro Valley to the Midwest. I would strongly recommend that anyone visit the restaurant and gardens when in Tucson, both are excellent. Remember...in the garden there are snakes!

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Thank WC G
Jo F, Director of Education at Tohono Chul Park, responded to this review

So sorry that you are leaving Tucson and Tohono Chul, WC G, but best of luck in your new home - and come back to visit us whenever you can! Thank you for your support over the years. More 

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