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... more
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... more
Being that most of my family loves history in general and particularly WWII military history, visiting the PIMA Air & Space Museum was a "must do" because it included the famous "Boneyard." This... more
30 minutes north of Tucson is the sight of Biosphere 2, originally an expirement in self sustainable living. this was done as an expirement of how humans might live in space. Today its managed by the... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
It was 11:00 am on Saturday morning, Desire and I had nothing planned for the day so we decided to go hiking. We needed new hiking grounds besides Sabino Caynon and Mount Lemmon both of which we are... more
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... more
This is a view I caught of Tucson on a cloudy December day. These beautiful sunsets are common and a part of living in Tucson. Only place I have seen something comparable is Key West.
You can view... more
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... more
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... more
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,... more
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... more
This scenic desert park offers camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, plant and wildlife viewing, and an archaeological site, all just a few minutes from Tucson. Catalina State Park... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
There are some of the bigger and better festivals around Tucson each year. There are, of course, many others (too many to list) though.
- Tucson Gem & Mineral Showcase (or a derivation of that name):... more
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... more
I spent short time in Tucson. But I can say that it seems to be a very nice, relaxing and friendly place to live in and to visit :-).
Did you know that Tucson was the oldest continuously inhabited......
The history of life in the Tucson Valley begins ca. 10,000 B.C. with the migrations of Paleoindian and Archaic hunters and gatherers. Whether or not there was continuous habitation is unclear, though...
Tucson, like most cities in America's Sunbelt, has grown dramatically over the past few decades, spreading out into what was once desolate desert or irrigated farmland, and pushing nature further out...