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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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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Holiday Must-Do's in Tucson

As Santa prepares for his long journey to Tucson, we’ve mapped out the best events to help you get into the holiday spirit. Grab your cup of cheer and gear up for tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday shopping, festive shows, and so much more! Celebrating Downtown With over 60 illuminated buildings…

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The Written Word

By Margaret Regan Jack Kerouac may not have been the first writer to be charmed by Tucson, but his description of this desert literary haven is among the most poetic. “Tucson is situated in beautiful mesquite riverbed country, overlooked by the snowy Catalina range…,” the beat writer declared in his…

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How To Gem Show

The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase can be a lot to take in, but you can do it like a pro with these helpful tips. by April Bourie 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…

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MLS Preseason

Pro soccer warms up in Tucson, competes in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup Spring (dates TBA) Soccer Spends Summer at Kino North Stadium All the young dudes return to Tucson for summer soccer, following February's MLS matches at the Visit Tucson Sun Cup. From March to September, catch local USL League…

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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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