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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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Wonderful!

An oasis in the city: lovely park w some amazing flora and art, great shops, and delightful restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Silver City, New Mexico
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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

An oasis in the city: lovely park w some amazing flora and art, great shops, and delightful restaurant

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful selection of most desert plants and cactus but no Saguaros. Excellent restaurant on site. Very nice gift shop with some artisan selections along with the usual tourist items.Some very short hiking routes were not the big attraction.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A great place to view the type of plants primarily native but also some that also do well in this desert environment. A great variety of beautiful plants.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Tohono Chul is a private park. You will pay a fee to enter a park that is essentially the same desert terrain you can find at a million different spots around Tucson. They also have a restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was the site for my son's wedding. The whole experience was just perfect. Of course the weather was perfect, the staff were very helpful and informative and the reception venue was excellent. The gardens were quite lovely and quite interesting.

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BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We loved the gardens, the art gallery, and the helpful guides.The bird, butterfly and plant life were wonderful. I would visit here again. I would come earlier and spend more time.

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Brookfield, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nicely laid out desert garden clearly showing the flower and fauna (watch for rattlesnakes -- be sensible about it and you won't have any issues). Of the 3 or 4 botanical museums, this was the nicest overall with an extremely helpful staff.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is much smaller than the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and half the price. I think it makes an excellent afternoon activity after a morning hike at Sabino Canyon or Catalina State Park. We were here in mid-April and the flowers were more varied than any place else we saw in Tuscon. The paths are easy for walking rather than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A really beautiful place. They should be proud. The paths are well laid out. The guides are very friendly. Really nice.

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful flora and fauna. Beautiful metal sculptures. Nice, well kept trails. Benches and shaded areas with water fountains to keep cool and hydrated. Don't wait until is too hat or come prepared for the desert heat. You will encounter critters and hear the birds, have camera ready!

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