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“A oasis in the heart of the desert.”
Review of Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul
Ranked #9 of 313 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed January 21, 2012

When yu go into Tohono Chul Park you wouldn't imagine that busy metropolitan development is right around you. Inside you are in the middle of the desert surrounded by one of the best desert gardens in Tucson. This is a great place for breakfast or brunch or lunch. Walk the trails after earpting and you are in for a treat. Also a good historic home of Tucson, long ago. Food and service are good.

3  Thank jmaccine
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Come and learn about native desert plants and stay for lunch. The menu is fresh and varied and the service is personal. Evening presentations are a lot of fun and well attended so get reservations early.

1  Thank WestHighlandTerrier
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

A nice botanical garden tucked away in Tucson.

Docents are very helpful and there are several walking tours. There are also learning stations set up a different times.

Trails are well marked and many plants labeled. Saw a fair bit of wildlife including hummingbirds on a nest with young.

Very nice gift shop.

Have visited restauarant several times and food is always very good. Very nice patio in good weather.

Staff all very pleasant and helpful

1  Thank Dinsdale050
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We joined as members because we enjoy the park so much.

Thank James M
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Loved it & you will if you appreciate Sonoran Desert - food is good too~

1  Thank GregAliceSprings
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