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Degrazia

Becoming a cultural icon The son of Italian immigrants employed in mining, Ted realized early on that his father’s life wasn’t for him, so he hitchhiked to Tucson to study art at the University of Arizona. Struggling for some time, heading to Mexico City to work with Diego Rivera, trying (and…

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Shop Culture

Embrace your geekery and shop 'til you drop For pop culture obsessives who want to explore the influences on today’s blockbuster films and TV shows and want to retain them in the form of physical copies, it’s a challenging quest, with a dying number of places to score old-school media in 2019…

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How To Gem Show

The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase can be overwhelming, but you can do it like a pro It was certainly easier to navigate the first Tucson Gem & Mineral Society show in 1955, held at a local elementary school. After all, there were only 1,500 attendees and 15 vendors. In 2019, it would have…

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For The Birds

The right landscapes, the right climate, the right place in the world to spot rare birds With more than 350 species of birds among those sighted in Tucson and Southern Arizona and at birding events every August, this is an incredible place to take up this pastime or to finally check a flying friend…

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FAM'ing It Up 365 in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona, is no stranger to welcoming visitors. For more than 10,000 years, people have made their way to the desert and found this oasis. While the destination has naturally evolved with the times, that desire to stay in Tucson is a natural phenomenon. The majestic landscapes, jaw-dropping…

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Golfing, Sun And Saguaros

World-class golf courses, luxe resorts and gorgeous desert landscape are ready for you to explore. This itinerary is for those who want to both play and relax while checking out all the city and the surrounding area has to offer. MORNING Arnold Palmer Approves. Start this trip off at the golf…

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Friends Getaway

Reunite in Tucson for a week of exploration, adventure and relaxation. Head to the top of Mount Lemmon for an alpine break, explore downtown’s coffee shops and high-end vintage stores, or take to the skies in a hot air balloon. MORNING Up, Up and Away. Why not kick off your friend reunion by piling…

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