Tucson Things to Do

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  • 1. Downtown

    On a typically hot late June day,I visited the Tucson Art Museum and appreciated its fine collection of Twentieth Century Art with American western themes.Painters well-represented at this relatively...

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  • 2. San Xavier del Bac Mission

    The Spanish Mission of San Xavier Del Bac was built in between 1783 and 1797. It is a National Historic Landmark, and has been in continuous use for over 200 years. It was built by Tohono O'odham...

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  • 3. Pima Air and Space Museum

    There were also aircraft from other countries on display. Here you see two British Aircraft and some Russian Migs that were exported to other countries. I do not know the nomencalture for the first...

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  • 4. Mt Lemmon

    We were staying at a hotel on the east side of Tucson, and I just saw on the Tuscon To-do magazine the word Mt Lemmon, saying that it offered great views of the city. So, I added Mt Lemmon to my...

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  • 5. Colossal Cave Mountain Park

    When chatting with some of the ranch employees one day, they told us about "Colossal Cave", which they raved about. We learned that it was a short 20 - 30 minute drive away and decided to go see it...

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  • 6. Old Tucson Studios

    The famous Old Tucson Studios lies in the beautifully breathtaking Tucson Mountain Park and is both a movie studio and theme park. It was built by Columbia Studios in 1939 to aid in the filming of the...

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  • 7. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Another important place I wanted to visit but was unable to was the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. The Museum packs quite a punch with its many different features including a zoo, gardens, trails, a...

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  • 8. Biosphere 2

    30 minutes north of Tucson is the sight of Biosphere 2, originally an experiment in self sustainable living. This was done as an experiment of how humans might live in space. Today it is managed by...

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  • 9. Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park, which is divided into two districts, protects the saguaro cacti and other desert vegetation of the Sonoran Desert, as well as the wildlife living within it. The giant saguaro...

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  • 10. Sabino Canyon

    By now you know I love hiking! I have never been to the Canyon to have breakfast! Well, I still did not have breakfast in the Canyon with this particular hike, however, I can say with certainty that I...

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  • 11. Catalina Mountains and State Park

    I spend many hours at work behind closed doors, working on computers for each hour I'm there. The temperature in my work environment is centrally controlled at 75 degrees which for me is COLD,...

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  • 12. St. Augustine Cathedral

    St. Augustine Cathedral is located downtown Tucson on Stone Avenue. It is a magnificent sandstone facade structure built in the 1800s. The style is modeled after the cathedral of Queretaro in Mexico,...

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  • 13. Botanical Gardens

    Gardens are nice but negative experience with using Groupon coupon. Paid in full in advance $8 to Groupon for admission for two at TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDEN. Receptionist still tried to charge entrance...

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  • 14. De Grazia Museum of Art

    Tucson's famous artist Ted DeGrazia has many of his art housed and exhibited at the gallery built in honor of him "DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun". Located up on the hill at the intersection of Skyline...

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  • 15. Arizona State Museum - ASM

    This museum has an extraordinary collection of ceramic works and pottery from Ancestral Pueblan times up to the 21st century produced by Native Americans in Arizona.I spent several hours on a very hot...

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  • 16. Kitt Peak Observatory

    I decided to drive up to Kitt Peak today after work, normally I have my little pink Sony Camera in my hand bag, in case I see something interesting or eventful. So anyways, I have no photos for this...

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  • 17. Davis Monthan AFB - The Boneyard

    Tuscon's dry weather makes it a perfect location for storing planes. In the graveyard there are over 4200 planes and helicopters in various states of "scrapping". I saw old A-7, F-4 and f-14 planes as...

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  • 18. Tombstone

    Tombstone began in 1877 when Mr. Ed Schieffelin, who was willing to brave Apache territory, searched and found a rich strike of silver in the San Pedro Valley. He named his claim "Tombstone" after...

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  • 19. Tohono Chul Park

    Art, Nature, culture come together in this beautiful nature park oasis in the middle of Tucson. This refuge offers you the chance to learn about the cultural heritage as well as the native flora and...

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  • 20. Museum of Art

    One of the few museums in Tucson that are worth seeing. Located on main street, the museum features some great art works and historical timelines in permanent and temporary exhibitions. Currently...

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  • 21. Arizona Historical Society - AHS

    The Arizona Historical Society Museum has several displays showing how life was in Tucson of the past to include: the Hotel Orndorff established in Tucson in 1856; the facade of "The Owls Club" a...

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  • 22. Kartchner Caverns State Park

    These caverns use state of the art technology to preserve this living cave. Because of this, photos are not allowed in the caverns. I've been inside the caverns 4 times and it never gets old. I make...

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  • 23. Flandrau Science Museum

    The University of Arizona Science Center has several interesting displays to enable you to experience the joys of science. This includes several hands-on displays that will teach you about some...

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  • 24. Center for Creative Photography

    Contemporary art is at the very heart of new artist development in this day and era. The University of Arizona in Tucson is a place where the internationally respected contemporary gallery and art...

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  • 25. University of Arizona Museum of Art

    Last summer on a very hot late June day,I had the privilege of enjoying this fine art museum.I appreciated its fine collection of Late Medieval and Renaissance period paintings with devotional themes...

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