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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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Description: 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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Tohono Chul Park is lovely to visit.

We were excited to find Tohono Chul Park and its acres of interesting desert gardens, museum, history, gift shop and Bistro. It's open every day except for a few major holidays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Rockport, Texas

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were excited to find Tohono Chul Park and its acres of interesting desert gardens, museum, history, gift shop and Bistro. It's open every day except for a few major holidays. Breakfast and Lunch are served every day in the Bistro which is a lovely place to relax and refresh after a walk through the gardens. The Prickly Pear Cactus... More 

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tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love this grade right in the middle of suburban sprawl. Wonderful tow all through the extensive grounds and see so many different species of cacti and succulents, perennials and shrubs. Docents are a great resource if you have questions.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had limited time in Tucson and were directed here by the hosts at our B&B. What a beautiful place! It's a little out of town, but worth the drive. They have a variety of areas to explore. We went early and it was still pretty hot for touring the desert trail. We did it anyway. The cactus were in... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is a 'jewel" for strolling, visiting the gallery, or attending concerts. It is not to be missed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

These gardens are a Gem and a must see for visitors and locals a like. There are three distinctly different Gift Shops and a Gallery besides the lovely native dessert gardens to enjoy.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The restaurant in Tohono Chul park is a hidden gem, It is located in an historic house just outside of one of Arizona's best botanical gardens, flanked by a patio surrounded by desert vegetation. On a recent visit a rattlesnake was sunning himself just outside the patio and while the diners stared and took photographs, they also continued eating undeterred.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There are petrified fish vertebrae here from the era that the dinosaurs roamed the earth and water , ocean covered Arizona. This is what you learn by stopping by t his outdoor museum area.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Small place but friendly people, if you never being in the desert you can have an idea what it look like. Very cheap!

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Seattle area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been here several times, including a recent visit. This provides an excellent array of Sonoran Desert plant species for a small oasis on the north end of Tucson. There's dedicated trails and more offbeat trails to explore, but to discover the various species you need to peruse through all the nooks and crannies on your own. If you're in town... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

One of our favorite place to eat breakfast or lunch; don't miss the prickly pear margarita--delicious. Also has a great botanical park attached as well as a plant nursery.

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