Tucson Attractions

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Lavender Jeep Tours - Tom Mosier, a native of Bisbee, gives the Lavender Jeep Tours. He regales locals and visitors with tales of the town and its buildings, and tours of the surrounding region.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium - The center presents both standard star shows and laser light shows set to music. Exhibits feature minerals and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. During clear evenings, visitors may gaze through the 16-inch telescope.

Karin Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden - Visit the K Newby Gallery Sculpture Garden for a gathering of some of the top sculptors working today in Southwestern Art. You will love seeing the unique pieces only found at Karin Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

Old Tucson Studios - Theme park and movie studio, built in 1939 and used for more than 300 film and television productions. Highlights include skits, gunfights, gold panning and a ride through a haunted copper mine.

Tucson Botanical Gardens - A tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson, strives to be recognized and respected as the best small public garden in America.

Arizona Folklore Preserve - Nestled beneath towering Cottonwood and Sycamore trees, in the beauty of Ramsey Canyon, an unforgettable experience awaits you. Where Arizona's songs, legends, poetry and myths are preserved and presented

Tubac Center of the Arts - Dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the arts through education, exhibitions, performances, and the collection and presentation of art that honors the artistic and historic heritage of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley.

Funasticks Family Fun Park - With tons of entertainment to choose from for your entire family, Funtasticks offers something for the kid in all of us, including miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, batting cages, and more! Funtasticks is the ideal location for birthday parties, family group events, or just an afternoon of fun.

Reid Park Zoo - Travel from South America to the Asian rain forest, and then to the African Savannah in one day! Explore beautiful habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.

Sabino Canyon Tours - 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 Tucsonís Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures - Displaying an entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts; the museum styles itself as a miniature time machine by which the visitor sets off on a self-guided tour through different lands and times both real and imagined.

Toy Train Museum - 6,000 sq. ft. containing toy train operating layouts and railroad memorabilia. Over 15 different loops of tracks embracing all gauges. More than 15 trains running.

Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block - Blending the traditional with the inventive, the museum presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West, Latin American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art. The historic block features five distinctive properties that provide visitors with a unique look into Tucsonís past.

Valley of the Moon - Magic lives at the 2.2-acre historic fantasyland called Valley of the Moon! It is a garden park for children and families. Valley of the Moon is a unique area built by George Phar Legler in the 1920s for the purpose of appealing to the magical imagination of children.

International Wildlife Museum - Built as a replica of a French Foreign Legion fort in Chad, Africa, this museum features over 400 different species of insects, birds and mammals from all over the world. Other features include videos, interactive computers and hands-on exhibits.

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center - This award-winning facility is Arizona's only public exhibit center and tour of a modern, working, open-pit copper mine and mill. The free exhibit center explains the production and uses of the red metal, and The Company Store gift shop offers a variety of Southwestern arts and crafts, copper and silver jewelry, books, rocks and minerals.

Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Beautiful 2,000-acre desert park, on the National Historic Register, showcasing crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Plan an exciting day: tour the Cave, browse through the historical museum, sluice for gemstones, picnic, hike, take a real Western trail ride.

Tucson's Children's Museum - All the exhibits are hands-on, encouraging interaction and triggering each child's intellect. The highlight of Dinosaur Canyon is the robotic animation of four life-sized dinosaurs: a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Kentrosaurus, a Protoceratops and a Deinonychus.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Stop in for a visit you will never forget!

Biosphere 2 - One of the largest living laboratories in the world. It is an air tight greenhouse covering 3.15 acres and 7.2 million cubic feet of volume. Inside Biosphere 2 is a rainforest, a million gallon salt water ocean, a coastal fog desert, and four other wilderness ecosystems.

Pima Air & Space Museum - One of the largest air museums in the world, with commercial and military aircraft, an assortment of bombers, fighters, cargo planes and helicopters, as well as Air Force memorials. It also includes the SR-71 Blackbird, a once top-secret spy plane.

Kitt Peak National Observatory - Many call southern Arizona the 'astronomy capital of the world.' Kitt Peak is one reason why. The observatory located 56 miles east of Tucson sits atop a 6,882-foot mountain, and features five major telescopes, tours, a visitor's center and exhibits.

Golf and Stuff - With two fun and entertaining 18-hole courses to choose from, Golf Ní Stuff in Tucson prides itself in presenting the areaís premier miniature golf experience. Take the driverís seat and press the pedal to the metal as you get ready for the adrenaline pumping adventure of racing a Litíl Indy Car around a twisting, turning track! Itís every man (or woman) for themselves as you fully immerse yourself in this energizing, high-tech Laser Tag inflatable arena. You have permission to board and maneuver your very own bumper boat (or be a passenger) on a treacherous lagoon of excitement! Don't miss out on all these adventures and many more!

Rocks and Ropes of Tucson - Experience our first class climbing wall. Indoor climbing at its best. Our friendly and helpful staff can train you on climbing! You will feel a great sense of accomplishment when you are at the top of these challenging and exciting climbs. On Belay? Belay On!

Skate Country - The one and only Roller Skating Rink in Tucson. Have fun listening to great music and socializing with the other people that are at the Skate Rink! Don't miss out!

Tohono Chul Park - Recognized as one of the great botanical gardens of the world, Tohono Chul Park has been connecting Nature, Art & Culture for 25 years!  Stroll through the beautiful gardens, visit the art exhibits. Our mission is to enrich people's lives through providing opportunities to find peace and inspiration in this place of beauty.

Trail Dust Town - Trail Dust Town hosts several attractions suitable for adults and children of all ages. See exciting WIld West Stunt Shows, visit the miniature train and take a ride around the town and see the sites. There is so much more to do in Trail Dust Town.

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum - Museum features 150 horse-drawn vehicles from buggies to elaborate coaches, historic artifacts from pioneer days, re-created Tucson Main Street circa 1900. Join us for the longest running motorized parade, and come see why this is a great event for one and all.

Arizona State Museum - The oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology.