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Tucson - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums; Natural History Museums; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos; Specialty 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 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #3 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #4 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Balloon rides
Owner description: Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by a delicious champagne brunch. Flights are an hour... more » Owner description: Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides offers 'Sonoran Sunrise' flights followed by a delicious champagne brunch. Flights are an hour long and include beautiful mountain & desert panoramas, post flight champagne brunch, pictures of your flight and free pick-ups/drop-offs from all Tucson resorts and hotels. « less
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Ranked #5 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Balloon rides
Owner description: Tucson, Arizona's premier hot air balloon ride company since 1985. First class rides over the beautiful Tucson Mts. Includes... more » Owner description: Tucson, Arizona's premier hot air balloon ride company since 1985. First class rides over the beautiful Tucson Mts. Includes delicious champagne brunch and digital pics of entire flight. Personalized for 2-5 people. FAA certified. Perfect Safety Record!! Featured on Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin AZ Experience,on Fodors AZ Travel Guide and Frommer's Guidebook. « less
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Ranked #6 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Balloon rides
Owner description: Exciting and comfortable hot air balloon rides for 2-6 people featuring picturesque views of the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro... more » Owner description: Exciting and comfortable hot air balloon rides for 2-6 people featuring picturesque views of the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro National Park, west. Flights include a deluxe continental brunch with a champagne/sparkling cider toast, and digital photos of your flight. Foolish Pleasure prides itself as a family owned and operated business. Dan Ewer, certified FAA hot air balloon pilot, is 100% accident free. Lorrie Ewer, an ordained minister, is available per request for marriage ceremonies. « less
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Ranked #7 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while... more » Owner description: Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife. « less
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Ranked #8 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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 #9 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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 #10 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe knew they wanted to work within the land and honor its natural gifts and wonders when it came to... more » Owner description: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe knew they wanted to work within the land and honor its natural gifts and wonders when it came to designing a golf course. They hired fellow Native American, Notah Begay, a Navajo and Pueblo who has made his name both as a player on the PGA Tour, a commentator on NBC television and The Golf Channel, and as a noted golf course designer, to help carve the world from the high Sonoran Desert just south of the resort. Sewailo, meaning "flower world" in the Pascua Yaqui language, blends the native landscape with picturesque lakes and streams. This challenging course measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees, with 5 different tee boxes on each hole to allow for players of all abilities. « less
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Ranked #11 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #12 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Hiking Trails; Lookouts

Finger Rock Trail is a scenic but very demanding hike.  The first section of the trail (~ 1 mile in distance) is fairly flat, and takes you through beautiful desert.  This section... more »

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Ranked #13 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
This golf course is the home of the PGA Northern Telecom Open.
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Ranked #14 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #15 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #16 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks; Biking Trails; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #17 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: This 18-hole golf course, designed by famed Tom Fazio, is built around the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and... more » Owner description: This 18-hole golf course, designed by famed Tom Fazio, is built around the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and features the famous 100-yard par 3 signature hole. « less
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Ranked #18 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
Owner description: Trailhead: In Tucson, starting at the intersection of Speedway and Wilmot, follow Wilmot North. Wilmot Road turns into Tanque... more » Owner description: Trailhead: In Tucson, starting at the intersection of Speedway and Wilmot, follow Wilmot North. Wilmot Road turns into Tanque Verde at Pima Road. Follow Tanque Verde to Sabino Canyon Road. Turn left on Sabino Canyon Road and follow for 3.7 miles to Kolb Road. Turn left on Kolb and follow until you reach the Lowe's Ventana Canyon Resort. Enter the resort and look for the employee parking lot and a sign for the trailhead. There is a small parking lot near the trailhead. (Lat:32.32928 Lon:-110.85656) « less
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Ranked #19 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #20 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #21 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #22 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Ranked #23 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #24 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: This desert course, located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is known for its breathtaking views, stunning... more » Owner description: This desert course, located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is known for its breathtaking views, stunning beauty, challenging design and topnotch customer service. « less
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Ranked #25 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #26 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Ranked #27 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
At par 54, this 2,311-yard golf course features narrow fairways and small greens.
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Ranked #28 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Designed by Ted Robinson, this 18-hole course is characterized as a traditional executive, flat and easy to walk, with ten... more » Owner description: Designed by Ted Robinson, this 18-hole course is characterized as a traditional executive, flat and easy to walk, with ten par 3's and eight par 4's. « less
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Ranked #29 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Greens and tees are placed close together on this course.
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Ranked #30 of 54 Outdoor Activities in Tucson
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course is spectacular as it winds its way through the scenic Esperero Canyon.
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