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Review of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
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$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 278 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and art gallery reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife such as coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and two aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

An interesting and educational experience for all ages. Well worth the time. Wear protection from the sun...and come early in the day to see many of the demonstrations such as the raptor talk. You will appreciate the desert a lot more at the end of the day.

Visited February 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been a regular visitor of this amazing desert museum. A must see for newcomers to the desert, long-time residents, and all in between.

Visited March 2014
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Tucson
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the World's best zoos and botanical gardens.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

A unique and interesting display of animals and plants indigenous to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico. A must see when in Tucson as it is a zoo and botanical garden actually located in the region it represents. Be prepared to see wild animals co-mingle with the fauna residents of the Museum. Don't miss it as it is one of the world's great natural treasures.

Visited April 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A close look at what really lives in the desert.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

An excellent bird show in the wild, not an amphitheater; a look at animals of the southwest in their natural habitat, a great variety of cacti and grand seguaroes standing tall out into the distance like a desert forest. A variety of things to interest all ages.

Visited January 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“A must do in Tucson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place has everything, but wear your walking shoes! We go every few months and love this place, always something new!

Visited December 2013
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