Nearby Attractions

 

Arizona History Museum

Features Southern Arizona History from Spanish Colonial through Territorial Eras, including topics such as mining and transportation. Exhibit includes Geronimo's rifle, Wyatt Earp's pistol, 18th-century Spanish silver artifacts, and hands-on exhibits for children. Learn more

Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. Come experience the vibrant and enduring Native cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, dynamic docent tours, engaging programs, exciting travel tours, hand-on workshops, and more. Learn more

 
 

Arizona Desert Museum

The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: Zoo, Botanical Garden, Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, and Aquarium. The museum boasts 230 animal species, 1,200 types of plants (56,000 individual specimens), and one of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral collections. Learn more

Biosphere 2

Come tour one of the world's most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues. Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space. Learn more


 

Casino Del Sol

Experience Tucson Arizona's #1 Casino and Entertainment Venue.  With more than 1,300 of the most popular slots and video poker machines, a great variety of live-action table games with the friendliest dealers, more than 10 fine dining options, entertainment and spa, Casino Del Sol has it all. Learn more

Catalina State Park

With over 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams, Catalina State Park provides miles of equestrian, birding, hiking, and biking trails. More than 150 species of birds call the park home. Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop and wildlife. Learn more

 
 

Children's Museum

This 17,000 square feet Museum has 13 exhibit areas filled with components that encourage kids to build, create, imagine, explore and discover.  With all the exciting exhibits, inventive programs and fun, free community events, Children's Museum is play-based learning at its best! Learn more

Colossal Cave

The 2,400-acre Colossal Cave Mountain Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Explore the cave with year-round tours. Feeling a little adventurous? Sign up for a Daytime or Nighttime Ladder Tour with Optional Dinner, or a Wild Cave Tour! Learn more


 

International Wildlife Museum

Founded in 1988, this museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. The museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Learn more

Kitt Peak Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. View objects of the cosmos! See planets, nebulas, galaxies, star nurseries, and more.  Learn more

 
 

La Encantada

Setting a standard for luxury shopping in the Sonoran desert, La Encantada is a two-level, outdoor specialty center that celebrates the splendor of old-world Spanish traditions alongside modern sophistication. A hot spot for fashion mavens, La Encantada is also Foothill’s premier dining destination. Learn more

Madera Canyon

A world-renowned location for bird watching, Madera Canyon is a major resting place for migrating species. The extensive trail system of the Santa Rita Mountains is easily accessed from the Canyon's campground and picnic areas. Escape the desert heat at Madera Canyon! Learn more


 

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

In addition to being one of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona featuring a fascinating vistas and outlandish rockscapes, this Byway offers several campgrounds and picnic areas, as well as dozens of hiking trails that offer access to the mountain's backcountry canyons and ridges.   Learn more

Old Tucson Studios

Spend a Day in the Old West! Whether you’re looking for a day of Western fun and entertainment for your family or for your company, Old Tucson is the perfect location to take a step back in time. Gunfights, saloon musicals, living history presentations, film history tours, and more! Learn more

 
 

Pima Air and Sace Museum

Featuring over 300 historical aircrafts, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner, the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world! The museum is the exclusive offeror of bus tours of the 2,600-acre “Aircraft Boneyard”.  Learn more

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

At the UofA Mirror Laboratory, a team of scientists and engineers is making giant, lightweight mirrors of unprecedented power for a new generation of optical telescopes. See the unparalleled technology and revolutionary processes involved in making these telescopes! Learn more


 

Sabino Canyon

Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.   Learn more

Saguaro National Park

The giant Saguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here is your chance to see these enormous cacti!   Learn more

 
 

San Xavier del Bac

A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where one you truly step back in time. Learn more

Tohono Chul Park

Named one of the World’s Great Botanical Gardens by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Tohono Chul has been celebrated by Tucson as one of its “best kept secrets” for over a quarter of a century. Set on 49 acres of lush desert, the vibrant offerings at Tohono Chul are sure to awaken your senses.  Learn more


 

Tucson Botanical Gardens

A tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson, Tucson Botanical Gardens strives to be a community resource for learners of all ages, knowledge levels, and abilities — a center where one could learn about plants, gardening, and nature. A great variety of tours, classes and events are offered throughout the year!  Learn more

Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown, and features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America and American West, Modern and Contemporary Art, Asian Art, as well as tours, studio art classes, and more. Learn more

 
 

U of A Museum of Art

The University of Arizona Museum of Art engages diverse audiences, inspires critical dialogue, and champions art as essential to our lives. The Museum’s permanent collection includes more than 6,000 masterpieces that span eight centuries and innumerable artistic styles.  Learn more

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

In 1937, the scientific study of tree-rings in America was formalized by the creation of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) at the University of Arizona. Learn basic tenets of dendrochronology, examine specimens, and visit our working labs! Learn more