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El Presidio Park

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Address: 115 N Church Ave, West of Pima County Courthouse, Tucson, AZ 85701-1130
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Historic site established in 1775 by Colonel Hugo O'Connor of the Spanish...

Historic site established in 1775 by Colonel Hugo O'Connor of the Spanish Army.

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Nice place to walk around when on jury duty

I am not sure that all these previous reviews belong here, as this is the large 2.75 acre Plaza/Park located downtown between City Hall and the Pima County Courthouse. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2016
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Tucson Arizona

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Tucson Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I am not sure that all these previous reviews belong here, as this is the large 2.75 acre Plaza/Park located downtown between City Hall and the Pima County Courthouse. There are so many "Presidios" everywhere that it can get confusing. The name of this park is "El Presidio Park/Sunset Park". This was my third time doing jury duty in Tucson,... More 

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Homedale, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are many different historical monuments to see in this area and it allows for a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. It is also a park with a lot of shade to help beat the Tucson heat in the summer. There are also many historical and cultural museums and attractions nearby to make the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Surrounded by modern buildings sits the remnants of an ancient fort. A true look at how far we have come from such difficult times. We had a very knowledgeable guide that gave a great view of how people lived 200+ years ago.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I think my biggest disappointment was hoping to see the fort and all you see is rocks where the fort used to be. Not ruins, rocks that someone place to show the outline. However, there are still some sites to see here.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The reenactments and the people who told about life in the days when El Presido Park was inhabited was very interesting. My grandsons thoroughly enjoyed it when the cannon was shot off!

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I had never been to this tiny gem of a park! I had heard about El Tiradito before and I had to visit. It's a beautiful, serene place for folks to pray and wish for healing for their broken heart. It's easy to miss, but VERY worth the visit! Be sure to write your hopes and prayers on a paper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

After living in Tucson, Arizona over 20 years, my wife and I stumbled into a very neat little piece of history. While attending to business downtown in the government offices, we were headed back to our vehicle parked in the Lohse YMCA parking facility on Alameda Street. As we looked to cross the street (Church Ave) we noticed a walkway... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

We walked to the Presidio area from where we were staying at Hotel Arizona. It was very hot so the cool shady garden that the cafe is set in was nice. There are also artisan shops surrounding the area with quality art and craft. It is definitely worth visiting while in Tucson.

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