Local Attractions & ParksArizona State Museum
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
Catalina State Park
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
Flandrau Science Center
Includes astronomy programs, hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium, mineral museum and much more. Open daily
1610 . University Blvd., Tucson AZ, 85721
Fred 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.
International Wildlife Museum
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)
Kitt Peak National Observatory
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 del Bac
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
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
Picacho 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
Pima Air & 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
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 to sunset.
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. Tucson, AZ 85750
Saguaro National Park
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)
Sonoran Desert Museum
A renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Titan Missile Museum
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
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
Tubac 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 round.
1 Burruel St., Tubac AZ, 85646
Tucson Botanical Gardens
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
Tucson Children's Museum
Fun, interactive, educational exhibits and hands-on programs. Closed Mondays.
200 South 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ, 85702