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Agua Caliente Park

Address: 12325 E. Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
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Ranked #22 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cochrane, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Had a hard time deciding how to rate the Agua Calliente Park experience. If you are a birder then probably a 5 star but if you are looking for a place to hike a 3 star. The palm oasis is a peaceful place to wonder. There are no bicycles allowed. Part of the trail to the second lake (which is... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a lovely free park with palm trees and birds, ducks, turtles and picnic tables. Great walking and a great place to just relax.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm hesitant to write such a strong review in fear of letting her secret out! This park was amazing. It has beautiful, diverse landscape, scenes, and ecosystems all in one location. We saw birds and water fowl and enjoyed the paved walking trails with our small kids. Definite must see and we will drive the hour to visit again another... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a great park with beautiful vegetation and wildlife. If you enjoy photography, you'll love this place. Children really enjoy running around and playing on the well-maintained grounds and watching the ducks and turtles. The palm trees are amazing. There aren't many opportunities to find yourself in an oasis, and Agua Caliente is one place where you can make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After driving through the desert to reach this destination, you will not believe what you see! Something out of your childhood imaginings or straight out of an old cartoon...an oasis ! One must see it to believe it. It is a wonderful place for a picnic, strolling around, bird watching, relaxing or playing Frisbee on the great lawn. The old... More 

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new mexico
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182 reviews 182 reviews
84 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A short drive from downtown Tucson, Aqua Caliente Park is a gem. In days of yore, water was abundant; now it is one pond with quite a lot of wildlife (turtles, ducks) and the most dazzling array of palm trees imaginable. It's worth the trip just to see these trees. Once a cattle ranch, Aqua Caliente was gifted to the... More 

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a pretty park located in the far east of Tucson that we happened upon during a bike ride. The park is very peaceful oasis away from city traffic. Though very little water was present while we visited, the vegetation was very interesting to us and the majestic palm trees with their thick trunks provided a mystical feel. There... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Give yourself at least an hour to stroll around the walk paths and sit down in a shaded spot. Free entrance, some shaded areas with benches, but most of it is walking or spreading out a picnic blanket on the grass. Restrooms and small shop on site. Easy to get to with plenty of parking.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I read the reviews before visiting this park and know from reading them that there used to be much more water in the park at this time of year. With the terrible drought, there is only one pond now, and even that one was low. Apparently the spring that used to feed the multiple ponds has dried up, and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is literally an oasis in the desert. Beautiful park. Great for all ages, plenty of space to spread out. Ducks and egret in the water hole (which varies with water conditions, it was low this time). Look for the palm trees near the house that have cactus growing in them!

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