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Explore Southern Arizona

There are so many fascinating things to do and see in Tucson and Southern Arizona that it can be tough to decide where to begin. Here are some fun-filled activities categorized by special interest. Mix and match them to create a customized half-day or full-day tour featuring cultural heritage, nature, arts, outdoors activities, and/or unique attractions.  


Kitt Peak Observatory - SquareAstronomy

Tour some of the world's most-respected observatories and enjoy the same "good seeing" as the pros.

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winter training - cyclingBiking

Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the nation's top bicycle-friendly cities for our well-paved and marked lanes on major streets, as well as many scenic mountain biking trails.

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bird watching - squareBird Watching

Located along the migratory path between Canada and Mexico, Southern Arizona is a birder's paradise.

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Kartchner Cavern State Park - squareCaves

Check out two parks that offer opportunities to go underground.

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old tucson - squareHeritage & Culture

Trace Southern Arizona's colorful history from pre-historic Native American settlements to Wild West boom towns.

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Hikers - squareHiking

Don't leave Tucson without visiting one of the beautiful parklands surrounding the city.

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Roper Lake State Park Copyright © Arizona State ParksHot Springs

Essence of Tranquility, hot springs in Tucson and southern Arizona. 

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Franciso Villa Statue - squareMilitary History

Learn about Native American warriors, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican rebels, the U.S. Cavalry and see relics of the Cold War.

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bisbee mining and historical museum - squareMining

Copper and silver made towns like Bisbee and Tombstone western legends.

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mission san xavier del bac - squareMissions & Churches

Tour centuries old Spanish missions to wonders of modern architecture.

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Motorized fun - jeep - squareMotorized Fun

Countless acres of scenic wilderness in the Tucson area can be explored from the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury vehicle, or from the seat of an all-terrain vehicle. 

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Cactus Blossom - squarePhotography

Southern Arizona is a photographer's delight. Nature, architecture, people, panoramic landscapes-the variety of subject matter is unique and endless. Capture the colorful character of the Southwest.

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wildlife - gila monstarPlants & Animals

Discover our lush desert with an incredible variety of plants and animals that have adjusted to the unique environment.

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park place mall - squareShopping

From modern malls, to quaint antique shops and one-of-a-kind art and Native American crafts, Tucson is a fun shopping experience.

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Small Group Tour - squareSmall Group Tours & Activities

Tucson is the perfect place to find activities for your small group, military reunion, or family gathering.

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Hikers - squareUrban Hikes

Hiking is an ideal way to explore the varied terrain and diverse wildlife in Tucson and Southern Arizona. 

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ok corral tombstone - squareWestern Experience

Discover the authentic Old West and walk in the footsteps of legends like Wyatt Earp, Pancho Villa and Cochise.

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Square - Charron VineyardWineries

Sample the wonderful bouquets and tastes of wines made right here in Arizona wine country.

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