Local Attractions & Parks
Exhibits at Arizona State Museum focus on the American Indian
cultures of the Southwest and northern Mexico.
1013 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Biosphere 2 is one of the largest living laboratories in the world.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, AZ 85623
A vast array of desert plants, wildlife and archeological sites
are located in the foothills and canyons of this 5,500-acre, high
desert park north of Tucson. Open year round, 24 hours a day.
11570 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85737
One of Tucson's oldest underground attractions. Daily tours.
P.O. Box 70, Vail, AZ 85641
Includes astronomy programs, hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium,
mineral museum and much more. Open daily.
1610 . University Blvd., Tucson AZ, 85721
Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins. The FLWO is the
largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical
Observatory outside Cambridge, MA.
100 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee is the picturesque county
seat of historic Cochise County. Daily tours of old copper mine.
Toll Free 1-866-2BISBEE
The town too tough to die. Cowboys, horses, stagecoaches and gunfight
re-enactments, an adventure back in time. Tombstone is one of
America's best examples of 1880 Western Heritage.
See over 400 different kinds of mammals, birds, prehistoric animals
and insects from around the world.
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd., Tucson AZ, 85745
Kartchner Caverns is Arizona's newest state park. The massive
limestone cave has 13,000 feet of passages, and two rooms as long
as football fields.
(520) 586-CAVE (2283)
The world's largest collection of optical telescopes representing
eight astronomical research institutions. Open to the public daily
from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
950 N. Cherry, Tucson, AZ 85726
Mission San Xavier
Mission San Xavier del Bac is a Catholic church founded by a Jesuit
priest, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a European spreading the
word of God in a new land in 1692.
1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000
feet above sea level, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst
the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus.
Catalina Highway, Tucson, AZ
Old Tucson Studios continues a 60-year tradition of action with
live shows featuring singing and dancing, thrilling stunt shows
and Old Tucson Studios' legendary gunfights.
201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735
Peak State Park
Picacho Peak rises majestically 1,500 feet above the Sonoran Desert
floor about 35 miles northwest of Tucson just off Interstate 10.
Hiking, camping and picnicking are the preferred pastimes here.
Open year round, 24 hours a day.
I-10, Exit 219, Picacho AZ, 85241
& Space Museum
250 aircraft occupying 80 acres of land. Open to the public seven
days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706
Reid Park Zoo, spanning 17 acres and home to over 500 exotic animals,
is involved in captive breeding programs for several threatened
and endangered species. Open 9am-4pm daily.
1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
Nestled in the foothills of Arizona's southern Catalina Mountains
12 miles from downtown Tucson, the oasis of Catalina Canyon is
one of the most scenic spectacles in Arizona. Open daily, sunrise
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. Tucson, AZ 85750
A preserve for the Giant Saguaro Cactus, other cacti, desert trees,
shrubs, and animals. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 733-5158 (Saguaro West)
(520) 733-5153 (Saguaro East)
A renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all
in one place!
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
The Titan II is a second-generation liquid fueled ballistic missile
and the largest Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) ever
developed by the United States. Daily Tours.
1580 W Duval Mine Road., Green Valley, AZ 85614
Tohono Chul Park is a 49-acre desert preserve located in the midst
of an ever-growing urban area in northwest Tucson.
7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Presidio State Park
Located 45 miles south of Tucson off Interstate 19 near the community
of Tubac, Tubac Presidio is Arizona's first state park. Open year
1 Burruel St., Tubac AZ, 85646
One of Tucson's special treasures, featuring 13 different specialty
gardens. The Gardens are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Fun, interactive, educational exhibits and hands-on programs.
200 South 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ, 85702