Tourist Attractions in Tucson

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    by bocmaxima Written Nov 9, 2005

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    If you've driven I-10 between Phoenix and El Paso, then you have surely seen the billboards.
    The Thing is actually something with a name (which I won't say here, but you should be able to Google it), but those who sell the gas, Dairy Queen food and tickets to this roadside attraction would like you to believe otherwise.
    Don't be tricked. It's not that cool. I haven't been there personally, but I've talked to enough people that have.
    The Thing is located near the Dragoon Road exit on I-10 between Benson and Willcox.

    Unique Suggestions: Buy a Blizzard. Stay away from Dairy Queen's food fare though.

    Fun Alternatives: The rocks alongside the road at one of the rest areas, which are part of the Dragoon Mountains, are actually more interesting for everyone, and are completely free. Cochise Stronghold is also near there, and is definitely more interesting.

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    The O.K. Corral in Tombstone AZ

    by tetonski1 Written Jun 29, 2005

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    You drive more than an hour to this dump in the desert.

    A couple of guys that look like college kids run around shooting at each other for the 2 pm show.

    There's a couple of buildings with "cheesy" memorabilia.

    This place is definately not worth your time.

    Fun Alternatives: Visit the Tohono Chul Park and let the kids learn about the flora and fauna of Tucson in their great Garden for Children.

    You also can walk through the hummingbird garden or attend one of their concert series as well as attend a workshop, lecture or one of their classes for all ages.

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    Heat, heat, heat!

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 15, 2003

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    Southern Arizona and Tucson are one of the hottest places in the USA in summer, or more exactly from May to October.
    In summer high temperatures are usually over 100F = 38C (sometimes even 110F = 43C), low over 70F (21C).

    Check the 10-day forecast for Tucson:
    Weather Underground

    Unique Suggestions: My top 5 advices:
    1. Wear very light (and too large :-) clothes made of natural materials (cotton) and a hat,
    2. stay in shadow if possible and move slowly hehe,
    3. drink a lot of cold water (no sweet juices or booze),
    4. avoid midday and early afternoon,
    5. keep smiling :-)))

    Fun Alternatives: Visit Tucson from November to April (as I did :-), at least in May or October.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Desert
    • Road Trip

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    $10 for WHAT???

    by TinKan Written Jul 10, 2003

    Smoking is only allowed in the bars in Arizona but at least you can smoke. Drinks in the airport bar were expensive. I paid $10 for a margarita. Are the prices that high to keep the pilots from drinking???

    Unique Suggestions: Just stand in the bar and do not buy anything.... even a coffee is $3.00

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    • Beer Tasting

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    The hotel signs on Miracle...

    by machinegirl Written Aug 26, 2002

    The hotel signs on Miracle Mile aren't entirely correct. Some say things like '$.49'. That being a street known for prostitution, some friends and I went into a hotel with similar advertizing and asked if it was an hourly rate... and we were asked to leave.

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    Casinos are a big waste of...

    by sargentjeff Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Casinos are a big waste of money. Yes, I was stupid enought to try my luck, and actually won some money, But, and thats with a capital B, I lost about $80 in the end. You keep thinking, okay, $5 more and I'll win something...... WRONG!

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    Trail Dust Town

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Aug 18, 2013

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    Trail Dust Town is a 4 block shopping complex made up like an old west town. It's mostly overpriced souvenirs and one restaurant.

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