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#1 of 30 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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#2 of 30 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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#3 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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#4 of 30 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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#5 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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#6 of 30 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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#7 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of science-based wildlife management for sustainable-use... more » Owner description: Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of science-based wildlife management for sustainable-use conservation, with emphasis on the role of hunting in biologically responsible wildlife management. Animals are displayed both by taxonomic group and in realistic dioramas which highlight the habitats in which the animals live. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. Insects including butterflies, moths and beetles are featured, as well as mammals, birds and some reptiles.All exhibits are indoors and the facility is air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10 am until 4 pm. « less
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#8 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Children's Museum Tucson provides fun, play based, interactive, hands-on learning experience for children and their... more » Owner description: The Children's Museum Tucson provides fun, play based, interactive, hands-on learning experience for children and their families. Come play in our Public Safety gallery, Electri-City, Dino World or our health and wellness exhibit. For kids four and under, there is the Enchanted Forest Wee Play space just for them. The Museum is open 7 days a week during the summer months. « less
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#9 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Science Museums
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#10 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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#11 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Shops
Owner description: Blending the traditional with the inventive, the Tucson Museum of Art presents original and traveling exhibitions with a... more » Owner description: Blending the traditional with the inventive, the Tucson Museum of Art presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West, Art of Latin America, Modern and Contemporary art, and Asian art. Located in downtown, the Museum also includes a historic block that provides visitors with a unique look into Tucson’s past. « less
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#12 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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#13 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Tucson’s premier art collection. Seven centuries of art - one museum. Home to the spectacular, 26 surviving panels of the... more » Owner description: Tucson’s premier art collection. Seven centuries of art - one museum. Home to the spectacular, 26 surviving panels of the Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, acknowledged by scholars as the finest 15th century Castilian altarpiece outside of Spain. Dynamic, changing exhibitions, check website. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 4 pm. Closed: Mondays and University holidays. Admission: Adults - $5 / children, students with ID, UA faculty and staff – free. « less
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#14 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Art Museums
Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest photographers.
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#15 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Offers information about Tucson and the surrounding area.
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#16 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: History Museums
This specialty museum, dedicated to the history of Arizona, includes a re-created mining tunnel.
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#17 of 30 attractions in Tucson
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#18 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Spencer's Observatory is Tucson's new, privately-owned observatory offering personalized Star Tours of the Tucson sky under a... more » Owner description: Spencer's Observatory is Tucson's new, privately-owned observatory offering personalized Star Tours of the Tucson sky under a custom-built retractable roof with patio. Situated near the southwestern entrance to the Tucson Mountain Park-West at Cat Mountain Lodge, a bed & breakfast in the desert with eco-friendly accommodations in a vintage ranch setting. The observatory is home to a Celestron 14" SCT telescope on a GoTo Mount, a 10" Meade LX200 SCG telescope, as well as a Piggy Back 4" Stellar View Refractor. Astrophotography and small Star Parties also available with nearby Coyote Pause Cafe and Cat Mountain Station artisan shopping center. « less
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#19 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
#20 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Historic Sites
This museum is an authentic example of 19th-century adobe architecture and is filled with antiques from the period.
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#21 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Military Museums
This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.
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#22 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Searching for rare Old American Indian, , Ethnographic Art and Mexican Antiques is a very addictive business venture. I... more » Owner description: Searching for rare Old American Indian, , Ethnographic Art and Mexican Antiques is a very addictive business venture. I opened my first gallery in 1972, and the hunt for material has been never ending. I spend most of my time doing research and scouring the country in search of rare items that have been hidden away for many years.After thirty years of traveling endless miles all over the United States, I have developed a fine network of friends who help me find things. Now that I’ve entered the computer age, I hope it will be easier for me and my clients (old and new) to stay in touch. If I don’t have what you want – there’s a pretty good chance I can find it for you. If you’re not interested in buying or selling or having an appraisal done, but would like some information about your treasure, please feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to shed some light on the item. If I can’t help – I can probably send you in the right direction.Being a Charter Member of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, I fully guarantee the authenticity of the material I offer and stand by it completely. If you have things you would like to sell, I am willing to travel. I am always interested in buying collections or single items outright or offer you a consignment service at very reasonable rates. « less
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#23 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
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#24 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Science Museums
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#25 of 30 attractions in Tucson
Category: Museums
Owner description: MOCA is Southern Arizona's only museum devoted exclusively to exploring the cutting edge art of our time. Through varied... more » Owner description: MOCA is Southern Arizona's only museum devoted exclusively to exploring the cutting edge art of our time. Through varied programs, MOCA supports the critical interpretation and display of contemporary art in service to the community as a public trust. Since beginning to program as a museum in 2003, MOCA has presented the work of nearly 250 artists and thinkers, 90% of them Tucsonans. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally and engaging with the ethics and aesthetics of contemporary life. MOCA is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, and its members. « less
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