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Film In Tucson

Catch a glimpse of Tucson's rich film history The desert southwest has been a filming location for nearly as long as motion pictures have been in production. When the nascent film industry of New York first looked west—for better weather and wide-open spaces—they stopped first in Arizona on the way…

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Best Authentic Mexican Food in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona, is not just a desert gem renowned for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture; it's also a culinary hotspot, especially celebrated for being the home to America’s Best Mexican Food. As the first city in the United States to be designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Tucson…

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Mining in Bisbee and Southern Arizona

A Mother Lode of Earthly Treasures The wealth just under our feet has shaped the history of this area. One of the world's largest gem and mineral shows is held in Tucson every February, and a smaller version of the winter event is growing every year in September. And mining is a major portion of the…

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Gems and Minerals

Tucson is a year-round capital of gems, minerals, fossils & beads. Every February, with daytime highs in the perfect mid-60s to low-70s, the Old Pueblo becomes home to biggest gem and mineral show in the U.S.A. — the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase — with dozens of gem shows throughout the…

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Tucson's What to Wear in the West

From hats to boots, Tucson has cowboy duds for every style and budget. What to Wear in the West First-time visitors to Tucson and Southern Arizona, taking in their first serious dose of the Old West atmosphere here, often find themselves so taken with the wild charms of horseback riding and their…

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Pet-Friendly Hotels In Tucson

Man’s best friend shouldn’t be left behind when his or her human parents head on vacation. Fido deserves to traverse the world with Mom and Dad, exploring everything that’s within paw’s reach. Thankfully, several Tucson area hotels and resorts are especially accommodating when it comes to hosting…

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Taste Tucson In A Glass

A furniture maker's leftover mesquite inspires award-winning whiskey with a Tucson twist. by Debbie Weingarten The Story of Whiskey Del Bac and Hamilton Distillers One evening in 2006, Stephen and Elaine Paul had a revelation over a glass of scotch. At the time, the couple owned Arroyo…

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Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Tucson

If you want to brunch with your furry friend, grab a cup of coffee with your canine, or share a slice of pizza with your pooch, we have got you covered. There are plenty of pet-friendly dining options here in Tucson, Arizona. Now all you have to do is decide where to start! Cup Cafe Located in…

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Great Downtown Restaurants

Among the quirky shops, happening bars, historic architecture, and lively yet relaxed vibe that makes downtown Tucson, AZ so unique, you'll have no trouble finding a restaurant to satisfy your current cravings. After you enjoy your meal, take care of some shopping, grab a cocktail, or catch a live…

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Local Ingredients

For more than 4,000 years, the land around Tucson and along the Santa Cruz River has been cultivated by its human inhabitants, beginning with the Hohokam—the ancestors of the Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham. Early farmers dug swales and berms to catch summer rains and cultivated plants that grew…

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