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Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
520 742 6455
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Ranked #11 of 178 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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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds surround the Historic buildings where you will see Art shows, Visit the unique gift shop and just wander around the lush gardens.

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Chicago, Illinois
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286 reviews 286 reviews
16 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a truly wonderful desert park where you can really learn about desert plants and animals as you walk through gorgeous gardens on a 46 acre site. There is an admission charge, but it is not expensive. It was 100 degrees in the shade the day we were there but we survived the sunny areas and clung to the... More

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Solvang, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This lovely park is a gem! Many paths to follow -- some shaded, some more open, all interesting! To find a place like this in the city is a true treasure! My husband and I enjoyed the interpretive signage and learned a lot! It was pure joy to wander about the property observing both flora and fauna! The children's garden... More

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Tucson
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tohono Chul is never boring, never the same. They really change things up all the time. ALways a new exhibit, new plants.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great place to enjoy the nature of the desert! I love to go there and not be rushed. Amazing spot right in the heart of the hustle and bustle going on around. The tea room is surrounded by the beauty of countless desert trees, plants, butterflies and birds. As we live close by we also experienced the special Christmas... More

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Parshall, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love the park. Great location and lots of interesting desert scenes to view and walk around. Great place to spend a few hours with friends and family.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tohono Chul Park is one of my all-time favorite places anywhere. Gorgeous gardens and habitats, docents nearby to share information, and a truly unique place right in the heart of northwest Tucson. The lovely patio garden restaurant serves a very nice tea as well as other types of bistro food, and they are sort of known for their prickly pear... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When you are surrounded by the stark beauty of the desert, a place like this really amazes. I specifically spent a few days in Tucson to photograph some tourist attractions. It was a hectic trip, but the time spent here was very relaxing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I will have to come back when the temperature is much cooler! The gardens are beautiful. We toured on a weekday morning and had the whole garden to ourselves. Unfortunately we were too late to view their "Bloom Night" which I hear is beautiful to view. Other than cacti, birds,fish and butterflies; we didn't see any other wildlife. But it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went to the park for the first time for Bloom Night, a Tucson ritual that takes place when the park's cereus cactus bloom at night in July. It was a lovely experience, with candlelights guiding the way down each path, and volunteer docents standing watch to show the way to the best cacti and tell stories about them. We didn't... More

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