Nearby Attractions

 

Arizona History Museum

Learn about Southern Arizona History from Spanish Colonial through Territorial Eras, including exhibits on local mining and transportation. See Geronimo's rifle, Wyatt Earp's pistol, and 18th-Century Spanish silver artifacts. Learn more

Arizona State Museum

The Arizona State Museum is the oldest & largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. Experience the vibrant and enduring Native cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, dynamic docent tours, engaging programs, and hands-on workshops. Learn more

 
 

AZ Sonora Desert Museum

The 98 acre Sonora 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, and one of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral collections. Learn more

Biosphere 2

Tour one of the world's most unique facilities, Biosphere 2. Originally built to understand the viability of a closed ecological system and how to support & maintain human life in outer space, Biosphere 2 is now a research facility for the University of AZ. Learn more


 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The first nonprofit institution for scientific purposes in AZ, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is home to a wondrous collection of exotic cactus species from around the world. It's also on the national register of historic places and a beautiful place to go for a guided walking tour. Learn more

Catalina State Park

A haven for desert wildlife and plants, Catalina State Park is a majestic place filled with canyons, streams, and nearly 5,000 saguaros. This state park provides miles of hiking, birding, biking, and equestrian trails. Learn more

 
 

Colossal Cave

One of the largest dry caves in North America, Colossal Cave is home to naturally sculpted limestone cave formations, stalactites and stalagmites formed millions of years ago. During the great depression the Civilian Conservation Corps developed this area into the state park it is today. Learn more

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Experience the vibrant Southwestern Art Exhibit of Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia. An AZ Treasure & Tucsonan favorite, Gallery in The Sun is a collection of original artworks housed in the home of the artist himself. Established in 1950 this unique gallery showcases the beauty & culture of Arizona. Learn more

El Presidio Historic District

Built on a prehistoric Hohokam Indian Site (700-900 AD) this Historic District is home to 150-year-old adobe & brick buildings, Learn More. While in the area, visit the San Agustín Museum for a glimpse at early Tucson life, Learn More. Stay at the oldest B&B in Tucson, El Presidio B&B built in 1876, Learn More

Hohokam Road

A 9-mile scenic drive that winds through Saguaro National Park West, Hohokam Rd is a dirt path that goes deep into the depths of this desert park. It's one way until it intersects with Golden Goat Rd. Along the way, you will see petroglyphs! The path is dusty & rough, prepare yourself for a wild ride! Learn More

 
 

International Wildlife Museum

The International Wildlife Museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals, and birds from around the globe. Founded in 1988, the museum is devoted to increasing knowledge and appreciation for wildlife. As well as, dedicated to explaining the need for conservation of wildlife across the globe. Learn More

Montezuma Castle

This spectacular 20-room, 5-story structure built by the Sinagua Indian Tribe was designated as a national monument in 1906. If you're on your way to Sedona, stopping to see Montezuma's Castle is a must-see! If you love ancient dwellings consider visiting Wupatki, Tonto, Walnut Canyon, and Tuzigoot National Monuments. Learn More


 

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway & Summerhaven Village

Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway is a beautiful scenic drive leading to Summerhaven. See amazing rockscapes, mountain forests, and deep canyons in a short stretch of 27 miles. You'll find overlooks, campgrounds, picnic areas, fishing, hiking, skiing, an observatory, dining, and a hotel. Learn More

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Visit one of Arizona's most beautiful state parks, and surprisingly, it's located underground! Located 73.8 miles from SaddleBrooke, plan in advance to take a guided tour of the ancient underground stalagmites. Reservations for tours are required, make your reservation online. Learn more

 
 

Pima Air and Space Museum

Featuring over 300 historical aircraft, 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

Reid Park Zoo

One of Tucson's most beloved attractions, the Reid Park Zoo is home to 500+ animals! Founded in 1965, this zoo is currently undergoing some amazing renovations, & now features a carousel, miniature train, a giraffe experience, camel rides, and a cafe. Come experience the fun & take part in events like ZOOcson, Brew at the Zoo, & Wine Gone Wild. Learn more


 

Roosevelt Lake

The largest lake in central AZ, Roosevelt Lake is more than a beautiful body of water in the desert, it's an oasis for city dwellers and a migratory stop for raptors, bald eagles, and osprey. Filled with small isolated islands and coves this lake offers camping, fishing, boating, and relaxing. Roosevelt Marina • Day Use & Camping

Sabino Canyon

Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon Crawler 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 Garden & Bistro

Named one of the World’s Great Botanical Gardens by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Tohono Chul has been celebrated by Tucson as one of its “best-kept secrets.” Set on 49 acres, the beautiful display of desert flora and fauna here will help you gain knowledge about the natural & cultural heritage of the region. 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