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Ranked #1 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Natural History Museums; Zoos; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the... more » Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife like coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and aviaries, one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds. « less
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Ranked #2 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Canyons; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation... more » Owner description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation including hiking, swimming, biking and picnicking. For an overview of the area, take the narrated shuttle bus tour. « less
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Ranked #3 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #4 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Science Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic... more » Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome! « less
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Ranked #5 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Ranked #6 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Missions; Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing a wonderful example of Spanish colonial... more » Owner description: Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing a wonderful example of Spanish colonial architecture, is beautiful inside and out, with colorful frescoes, sculptures and carvings. « less
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Ranked #7 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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Ranked #8 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Owner description: Located in the Historic Y just West of the University of Arizona, The Rogue Theatre provides an intimate space where we... more » Owner description: Located in the Historic Y just West of the University of Arizona, The Rogue Theatre provides an intimate space where we present compelling literature. Opening April 24 and running though May 11: Purgatorio - an adaptation of Dante's classic by UA Professor Patrick Baliani « less
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Ranked #10 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Performances
Owner description: Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate at Arizona's ONLY Intimate Illusion Show. Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed transport you on a... more » Owner description: Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate at Arizona's ONLY Intimate Illusion Show. Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed transport you on a beguiling magical journey around the world in their Vaudeville-Inspired Magical Parlour Show limited to just a few dozen guests. Sarlot and Eyed have performed as house magicians at the world's top resorts, for Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America. The "Magic, Mystery and Oooh La La" happens select Fridays and Saturdays evenings during high season. Check website for show times and details. « less
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Ranked #11 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Canyons
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Ranked #12 of 178 attractions in Tucson
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Ranked #13 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: State Parks

Catalina State Park has something for: 1.  The kids (they love it when the water is running) 2.  Birders 3.  Equestrians 4.  Pic-nickers 5.  Serious Rock-climbers 6.  Hikers of... more »

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Ranked #14 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Parks
Owner description: Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our... 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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Ranked #15 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Forests
A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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Ranked #16 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #18 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history.... more » Owner description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique and classic Franklin automobiles, as well as a collection of prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Alice Carpenter, the museum is located in a quiet subdivision in the center of Tucson. Open publicly – Mid-October through Memorial Day weekend – Wednesday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours available year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Large groups are requested to call ahead. « less
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Ranked #19 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Architectural Buildings; Movie Theaters
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Ranked #20 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Finishing a round at this 18-hole course gives players an inviting desert golf experience, as the course winds its way... more » Owner description: Finishing a round at this 18-hole course gives players an inviting desert golf experience, as the course winds its way through desert washes, over mountain passes and into box canyons. « less
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Ranked #21 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: This 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, appealing to pros and beginners alike, is situated on the lovely 250-acre... more » Owner description: This 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, appealing to pros and beginners alike, is situated on the lovely 250-acre Westin La Paloma resort and offers magnificent city and mountain views. « less
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Ranked #22 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Named by Reader’s Digest as the Best Secret Garden in America, Tucson Botanical Gardens is an “Oasis in the Heart of Tucson.... more » Owner description: Named by Reader’s Digest as the Best Secret Garden in America, Tucson Botanical Gardens is an “Oasis in the Heart of Tucson. Featuring seventeen residentially-scaled specialty gardens, including a Barrio Garden, Zen Garden and a Cactus & Succulent Garden landscaped with unusual rocks from the Harrison Yocum collection. Tropical Butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion October-April. Experience an outdoor Garden Railway, botanically-inspired gift shops, year-round tours, art exhibits and lunch at Café Botánica. Closed Thanksgiving, the second Sunday in October,Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, July 4. « less
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Ranked #23 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Zoos
A small, but popular, zoo.
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Ranked #25 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #26 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum has been collecting and interpreting the cultures... more » Owner description: The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum has been collecting and interpreting the cultures of the Southwest since 1893. « less
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Ranked #27 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Have you visited Old Tucson lately? Old Tucson is open daily at... more » Owner description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Have you visited Old Tucson lately? Old Tucson is open daily at 10am thru April. In addition to the old movie sets and memorabilia of its rich Western film history, Old Tucson is now the premier attraction in the Southwest to experience what life in the Old West was really like. Heritage Square contains 12 new movie quality sets and 3 new streets in the "town square." The design of the new building sets was led by Gene Rudolf a credited Art Director for many movies including Young Guns II, The Great Gatsby, The Right Stuff, and many more. Recent additions are the Native American Village and Living History Program. Just a stroll down the street is an adventure as you learn about the perils of cross-country travel via stagecoach, schools on the frontier, the demands of life as a sheriff in a Wild West town, and other topics discussed throughout the town. Old Tucson Living History programs are designed to be entertaining yet educational. Our goal is to create the atmosphere of a western town circa 1865-1900 that lets guests step back in time. Old Tucson has adopted a new logo to represent its expanded focus on Old West history, heritage, and culture in addition to its storied film history and world-famous entertainment. This broadening of scope is represented by the iconic wagon wheel, symbolic of the great westward movement of settlers to the southwest in the 1800s by wagon train. The seven spokes of the wheel represent the strong cultural and historic groups that made significant contributions to Tucson's rich heritage: Native Americans, Spanish Colonials, Mexicans, Western Cowboys, Ranchers, Chinese, and African-Americans. The seven spokes join at the wheel's hub (the location of the Old Tucson name), representing the synergistic joining of culturals and heritages at Old Tucson for a living western experience found nowhere else in southern Arizona. Moving us toward the future, the wagon wheel reminds us to honor and celebrate our history, heritage, and diverse cultures. Old Tucson spring special events include Wild West Days and the Cowboy Music Festival (presented in conjuction with the Western Music Association, AZ Chapter. Operating Hours and AZ Resident Discount. Old Tucson invites you to see for yourself the New Old Tucson - Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Old Tucson is open daily thru April. For a limited time, Old Tucson is offering Arizona residents one free admission with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket. This buy-one, get-one-free offer requires a valid Arizona ID. One discount per id; cannot not be combined with any other discounts. « less
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Ranked #28 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Owner description: We are currently performing, "Legend of the Masked Marshal" Thursday thru Sunday and "Outlaws Outta Luck" Monday thru... more » Owner description: We are currently performing, "Legend of the Masked Marshal" Thursday thru Sunday and "Outlaws Outta Luck" Monday thru Wednesday. Both shows are High-Impact Wild West Stunt Shows that are fun for tourists and locals alike, and we are family friendly (if the lil' ones can stand the loud noises). These comedy action driven shows are performed nightly at 7:00 and 8:00 PM every day of the year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas day) Ticket price is $4.00 Per person, 3 and under are free. The Pistoleros perform outdoors on a full-size old west town street replica. The 30 minute shows feature falls from two story buildings, fiery dynamite explosion effects, lots of fist-fighting and, of course, gun-fighting! Shows may be cancelled because of inclement weather. The Stunt Show has been a part of Trail Dust Town since 1997, and we invite you to enjoy it, along with Pinnacle Peak Steak House, Museum of the Horse Soldier, Savoy Opera House and plenty of rides for little, and big kids. Happy Trails! « less
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Ranked #29 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses
This golf course is the home of the PGA Northern Telecom Open.
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Ranked #30 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Category: Parks
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