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Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Where hip meets history. Meet-up downtown and find much more than there was before.

Downtown Block Party

In the city's cultural hub, in and around Congress Street, you'll enjoy the rich diversity of old and new. Modern urban dwellings sit next to colorful barrios and historic sites. Sidewalk cafés, restaurants, and vintage shops are neighbors to theaters, live music venues, and art galleries.

The Tucson Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) consistently put forth outstanding collections from all eras. Live concerts, comedy shows and plays at venues like The Temple of Music and Art, Rialto Theatre and Fox Tucson Theatre prove the only thing that's historic in the downtown entertainment scene are the venues themselves.

Hotel Congress, built in 1919 and once the famous hideout of John Dillinger, boasts award-winning restaurants, a renowned club, one of the city's best bars, and even a resident ghost. And all year-long weekly, monthly, and annual events around downtown keep the city buzzing.

Then there are the restaurants: Two James Beard award winners (Janos Wilder at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, Chris Bianco at Pizzeria Bianco), exciting takes on Mexican cuisine (Elvira's, Cafe Poca Cosa, Penca, El Charro and sister steakhouse Charro Steak), comfort food re-imagined in delicious ways (HUB, 47 Scott, Diablo Burger) and so much more. Add craft breweries (Borderlands and Pueblo Vida), cocktail spots, live music and entertainment and you have a downtown unlike any other.

Get out there and explore.

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Arizona Historical Society – Arizona History Museum

University of Arizona

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Arizona Theatre Company

Congress Street

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Art House Centro

Presidio

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Artful Living Gallery & Studio

Catalina Foothills

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Art Lounge Productions

Fourth Avenue

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Borderlands Theater

Congress Street

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Breakout Studios

Congress Street

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Children's Museum Tucson

Tucson Convention Center

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Davis Dominguez Gallery

Congress Street

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Downtown History Museum

University of Arizona

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Etherton Gallery

Congress Street

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Exploded View Cinema

Congress Street

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The Fox Tucson Theatre

Congress Street

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Galactic Center

Congress Street

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George Strasburger Gallery

Congress Street

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Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Tucson Convention Center

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Playformance

Congress St. District

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Congress St. District

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Rialto Theatre

Congress St. District

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The Screening Room

Congress St. District

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Scottish Rite Cathedral

Congress St. District

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Solar Culture Gallery

Congress St. District

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Sosa Carrillo Fremont House

University of Arizona

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The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Congress St. District

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Studio One

Congress St. District

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Toole Shed

Congress St. District

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Tucson Food Tours

Congress St. District

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Tucson Historic Train Depot

Congress St. District

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Tucson Pima Arts Council

Congress Street

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Whistle Stop Depot

Fourth Avenue District

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Diablo Burger

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5 Points Market & Restaurant

Congress Street

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Alejandro's Cafe

Congress Street

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Baggins Gourmet Sandwiches & Catering William Center

Eastside

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Batch Cafe and Bar

Congress Street

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Borderlands Brewing Co.

Congress Street

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Café Poca Cosa

Congress Street

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Caffe Milano

Congress Street

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Cartel Coffee Lab

Congress Street

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Charro Steak

Congress Street

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Cup Café inside Hotel Congress

Congress Street

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Diablo Burger

Congress Street

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DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

Congress Street

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Elliott's on Congress

Congress Street

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Elvira's Restaurant

Congress Street

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Empire Pizza Pub

Congress Street

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Good Oak Bar

Congress Street

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Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Congress Street

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HighWire Lounge

Congress Street

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HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

Congress Street

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Iguana Cafe & Bar

Congress Street

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Ike's Coffee & Tea

Congress Street

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Independent Distillery

Congress Street

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Jimmy John's

Congress Street

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Maynards Market & Kitchen

Congress St. District

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OBON Sushi Bar + Ramen

Congress St. District

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Penca

Congress St. District

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Pizzeria Bianco

Congress Street

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Playground Bar & Lounge

Congress St. District

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Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.

Congress Street

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R Bar

Congress St. District

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REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink

Congress Street

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Senae Thai Bistro

Congress St. District

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Shot In The Dark Cafe

Congress St. District

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Sonoran Wings & Seafood

Congress St. District

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Sparkroot

Congress St. District

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Street Taco & Beer Co.

Congress St. District

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The Carriage House

Congress Street

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Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant & Pub

Congress St. District

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Tough Luck Club

Congress St. District

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Urban Fresh

Congress St. District

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Veg in a Box

Congress St. District

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World of Beer

Congress St. District

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Zen Rock

Congress St. District

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Borderlands Brewing Co.

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Hotel Congress

Congress Street

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Hotel Tucson City Center

Presidio

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The Downtown Clifton

Congress St. District

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Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn

Congress Street

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El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn

Presidio

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The Roadrunner Hostel & Inn

Congress Street

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Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.

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Artful Living Gallery & Studio

Catalina Foothills

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Dawn Stewart Contemporary Jewelers

Presidio

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Downtown Tucson Partnership

Congress Street

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Gem & Jewelry Exchange, LLC

Congress Street

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MAST

Congress St. District

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Mercado San Agustín

Congress St. District

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Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Tucson Convention Center

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The Museum Shop at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Congress St. District

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The University of Arizona BookStores

Eastside

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