Tucson, AZ 85701
Perhaps Tucson's most notable, or should we say most easily noted, landmark is "A" Mountain. Rising above downtown, the peak has witnessed the history and growth of the city. Stjukson, meaning "spring at the foot of the black mountain," was the name of the original Native American settlement in the shelter of the peak. The US Army named the mountain Sentinel Peak for its strategic importance. Since 1916, U of A freshmen have made a yearly tradition of painting the now-namesake letter "A." You can drive to the top of the peak to enjoy a panoramic view of the city Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.