Tucson Off The Beaten Path

  • Tombstone
    Tombstone
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  • Biosphere, 40 miles from Tucscon downtown, AZ
    Biosphere, 40 miles from Tucscon...
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  • Biosphere, 40 miles from Tucscon downtown, AZ
    Biosphere, 40 miles from Tucscon...
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Tucson

  • 1. Kitt Peak National Observatory.

    The road leading to Kitt Peak is Arizona Highway 86 also known as the Tucson-Ajo Highway. It runs through the Tohono O'odham Nation. You drive down 86 until you come to Junction 386 the Kitt Peak...

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  • 2. Nogales, Mexico

    I read several articles on Nogales Mexico, and not having traveled there for a few years, I was unsettled about whether to go on a recent trip to Tucson. I was told not to for safety reason, by two...

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  • 3. Biosphere 2

    We drove about 40 miles north of downtown Tucson on State Highway 77 near Oracle to get to Biosphere 2. This is a 3.15-acre (12,700 m2) structure originally built to be a man-made, materially-closed...

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  • 4. Tubac Artist Colony

    Tubac is an artsy community located 40 minutes south of Tucson and 20 minutes from Nogales (Take Exit 34 off of Rt. 19). Tubac has over eighty galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items,...

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  • 5. Sabino Canyon

    I was so unprepared for this trip. My boyfriend and I decided to go hiking. Drove out of Tuscon city to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Right from the parking lot you can get onto the Bear Canyon...

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  • 6. Tombstone and the O.K. Corral

    Tombstone, is located about 70 miles out of Tucson, which is a perfect day trip. In this old historic mining town, the main attraction are situated in and around Allen Street. More info on my...

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  • 7. Spelunk near Tucson

    Kartchner Caverns State Park Discovered in 1974, the caverns are 2.4 miles long and is considered a wet and live cave, meaning that the calcium carbonate continues to deposit and grow. You will...

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  • 8. Catalina State Park

    Catalina State Park is a wonderful place for hiking. It's north of Tucson off of Oracle Road about 12 miles north of downtown Tucson. There are camping facilities and miles of trails. Oracle State...

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  • 9. Mt. Lemmon

    A beautiful winding road extends from Tucson to Mt. Lemmon and it's a trip you cannot miss. You go from desert to mountain and pass by the charred forest rebuilding itself from the forest fires of...

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  • 10. Colossal Cave State Park

    This cave is on the National Register of Historic Places. It had been used by historic early people, and later by train robbers. This is a dry cave and is an unusual 70 degrees year round. We really...

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  • 11. General Tucson Environs Information

    Gates Pass is one of my favorite places in Tucson. I reccommend at least passing through there if you plan on going any of the following; Old Tucson Studios, Sonoran Desert Musuem, or Justins Water...

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  • 13. Marist College 1915

    Marist College was built in 1915 as a boys Catholic school and was part of the major compound of Our Lady Chapel and Hall. It is of Italian Renaissance and...

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  • 14. Old Pueblo Club 1907

    Built in 1907 as a Gentlemen's Club where all the wealthy men could socialize. It had it's own gym, bowling alley, billiards rooms, library, restaurant, rooftop...

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  • 15. Bank One Building 1929

    This beautiful building was built in 1929 and was Tucson first skyscraper. From 1935-1990's it was known as the Valley National Bank. Today it serves as part of...

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  • 16. ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Museum

    About 20 miles south of Tucson, way out in the desert in Green Valley, you can find the only ICBM site open to the public in the USA. Naturally it is pretty...

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  • 17. Tumacacori National Historic Park

    This monument is located 46 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19, and 20 miles north of Nogales. Self-guided walks take you through the remains of this...

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  • 18. Public Access Television

    If you're stuck in your hotel room & it has cable, check out channels 72,73 & 74 or 97, 98 & 99. What better way to get a sample of Tucson people than to watch...

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  • 19. Charming hilsside houses of Bisbee, Arizona

    Just 82 miles (132 km) southeast of Tucson, Bisbee is a charming nice town filled with Victorian and European-style homes perched miraculously on the hillsides,...

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  • 20. Zia Records

    Zia Records is the 'chain' store, but they have their merits too. Not as bad as a Sam Goody or anything. There's a good mix of indie and corporate labels. They...

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  • 21. the rincons and mescal

    The quickest way to get to Rincon Peak though hiking is via Mescal Road. Take I-10 southeast of Tucson to the J-Six/Mescal Road exit. Turn left (north) and...

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  • 22. redington pass and the rincons

    The Rincons Mountains could be considered the younger, overlooked cousin of the Catalinas. This is not to say that they're any younger in geologic age, but...

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  • 23. san pedro valley

    Tucson's natural barriers have created several areas where development has more or less failed to reach. One such area is the San Pedro Valley, on the east side...

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  • 24. The San Xavier del Bac Mission

    A jewel in the desert, a visit to this Mission will not disappoint.The San Xavier del Bac Mission is located just off of Interstate-19 at Exit 92, on the San...

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  • 25. PIMA AIR MUSEUM

    Tucson is home to Davis-Monthan Airbase and its boneyard is available for tours. One can also visit the Pima Air Museum from 9-5. The most famous aircraft in...

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