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University of Arizona

Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ
520-621-5130
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Ranked #11 of 121 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Between my daughter's dorm room and the area encompassing the school, it has that "college" feel. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to many more in the future.

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Bozeman, Montana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Don't miss seeing the world-famous College of Optical Sciences. Call ahead to join a tour of the mirror lab to see where the largest telescopes in the world are made!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Parking was a nightmare and you even have to pay for handicap parking, which were always taken. It was fun to see so many young people who seemed to be enjoying their lives.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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189 reviews 189 reviews
23 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited specifically for the mineral museum, which has a great exhibit, "The Best of the Best"--specimens from private collections on loan to the University. That said, the University's collection is also great. We spent a couple of hours there but could have extended that given the many other exhibits and activities there.

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Ferndale
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The UofAz museum has an amazing collection of Native American pottery, weaving and other historic/archeological artifacts. The campus also houses the Center for Creative Photography where Ansel Adams work are archived. Check out their exhibits and for viewing other works you have to make an appointment. Nice way to spend the day while in Tucson

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I took my kids through the museum on a short visit to the university. The exhibits are very well done with "please touch" areas of exploration and at times children's activities. I just wish it was a bit larger.

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Coronado, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The campus is huge, clean and beautiful. We were there for parents weekend. It was very busy but people were friendly and the weather was gorgeous. There are so many good restaurants right around campus. The amenities for the students are very nice and varied. Great outdoor programs and cultural events to support the superb academics.

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Bay Area, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What an enjoyable "Parents Weekend" we had at the UofA. This college really knows how to host families. We had so much fun at the football game (wish they could have won). The crowd, the venue, the weather, the KETTLE CORN - had a great time! Can't wait until next year :)

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Glide, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took the kids to see what it looks like at a big school . WOW , very bight lots going on . It was very clean and people that we stoped to talk to were nice.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As an alum, I know it is great but my husband who is from overseas and not used to the idea of the American collegiate experience found it fantastic. After a few years away, it really is a stunning campus with a very interested history as Arizona's oldest university

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