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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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. Mining is a major portion of the…

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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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Why I Love Tucson

Meaningful Answers To This Question From Local Tucsonans' Contributors Erika Muñoz - Restaurateur, Seis Kitchen and Catering Starting with a trailer, Erika Muñoz and her husband, Jake, quickly built Seis, a celebration of the distinct culinary regions of Mexico, into a local mini-empire. First, the…

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Women's Work

Who's behind Tucson's incredible Mexican food? A series of talented women unafraid to break down some walls. By Jackie Alpers Close your eyes and think of what a chef looks like. What you imagine probably varies – it might be someone in a white coat with a tall hat, it might be a specific…

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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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The Cultural Hub Of The Southwest

You can’t exactly measure creativity, any more than you can measure the inspiration that leads to creativity. But there’s no doubt that both live abundantly in Tucson. Just look around. Or listen, taste, watch, read, and experience the vibrant arts and culture of Tucson. Learn to love how this…

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Cowboy Up

Tucson is a modern city, sure, but you don’t have to go far to find a taste of the Old West. Start light. Experience a romanticized, entertaining view at Western-themed attractions with rides, shopping, and dining: Trail Dust Town boasts Wild West stunt shows, a military museum, and a shooting…

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6 Santa Cruz County Road Trips

Spanish colonial history, wineries, birding and much more, just a short drive from Tucson. Explore the villages of Tubac, Tumacácori, Patagonia, Sonoita, Elgin and Nogales, including southeastern Arizona wine country, just a scenic drive south of metro Tucson. Tubac The first European settlement in…

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Seven Cochise County Road Trips

Heading southeast from Tucson, a new world of caves, artists’ communities, the Old West and more opens up. Set among the scenic Sky Island mountains and desert riparian preserves of southeastern Arizona, Cochise County is a land of authentic Old West legends and endless outdoor adventures…

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