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Agua Caliente Park

12325 E. Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
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Ranked #31 of 177 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Nova Scotia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Walla Walla, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Vermont
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38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a wonderful place to take a stroll and see some of the wildlife of southern AZ. Located on the outskirts of the east/northeast section of tucson, this ranch is a throwback to a simpler way. The trails are roomy and smooth and the massive palms instantly remind you of prehistoric era's long gone. We saw many birds in and... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Drive a bit and be transported to an unusal desert spot. This is a park suitable for all. Picnic tables, outdoor grills , water,and ducks and birds and frogs.This park takes my breath away whenever l visit. In the fall, they have one hour talks on various themes of Arizona.life . They sponsor events especially for children . The restored... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I took my senior pictures here. It's a bit far but totally worth it because the view was beautiful and you can inhale the fresh air. Lots of trees, a great place to have an outing with the family and just enjoy a Sunday afternoon. There are even ducks and gees! My cousin was running after them, it was a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

WE were lured to the park by the free bird walk offered on Thursday mornings and we were not disappointed. Its a lovely park and surprisingly lush for desert Tucson. Yes the lake was very low on water but the pond near the buildings was lovely and had attracted several interesting birds. The bird walk leaders were very helpful and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The warm water spring and pond area are very tranquil. Many turtles resting on a floating log ...so sweet! And what I really liked were the many palm trees that gave wonderful shade and took me back to my days in the Northern Sahara.

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have lived in Tucson for 43 years, and aqua caliente has been a go to place for me for walking and birding and wildlife viewing. Now the lake is drying up, most likely due to over population and building in the area. Yes we have a drought, but the spring has fed that lake for hundreds of years through... More

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