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Congress Street

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.

Things to Do

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Arizona Historical Society – Arizona History Museum

The University of Arizona

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Arizona Theatre Company

Congress St. District

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Art House Centro

Presidio District

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Artful Living Gallery & Studio

Congress St. District

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Art Lounge Productions

Fourth Avenue District

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Borderlands Theater

Congress St. District

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Breakout Studios

Congress St. District

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Children's Museum Tucson

Congress St. District

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Davis Dominguez Gallery

Congress St. District

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Downtown History Museum

The University of Arizona

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Etherton Gallery

Congress St. District

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Exploded View Cinema

Congress St. District

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The Fox Tucson Theatre

Congress St. District

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George Strasburger Gallery

Congress St. District

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Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Congress St. District

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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

The University of Arizona

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The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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 St. District

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Whistle Stop Depot

Congress St. District

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Restaurants & Nightlife

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5 Points Market & Restaurant

Congress St. District

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Alejandro's Cafe

Congress St. District

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Baggins Gourmet Sandwiches & Catering William Center

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Batch Cafe and Bar

Congress St. District

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Borderlands Brewing Co.

Congress St. District

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Cartel Coffee Lab

Congress St. District

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Cup Café inside Hotel Congress

Congress St. District

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DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

Congress St. District

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Elliott's on Congress

Congress St. District

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Empire Pizza Pub

Congress St. District

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Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Congress St. District

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HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

Congress St. District

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Iguana Cafe & Bar

Congress St. District

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Ike's Coffee & Tea

Congress St. District

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Independent Distillery

Congress St. District

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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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Playground Bar & Lounge

Congress St. District

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Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.

Congress St. District

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REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink

Congress St. District

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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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Street Taco & Beer Co.

Congress St. District

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The Carriage House

Congress St. District

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Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant & Pub

Congress St. District

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Hotels & Resorts

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Hotel Tucson City Center

Presidio District

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The Downtown Clifton

Congress St. District

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Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn

Congress St. District

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El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn

Congress St. District

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The Roadrunner Hostel & Inn

Congress St. District

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Shopping & Services

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Artful Living Gallery & Studio

Congress St. District

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Dawn Stewart Contemporary Jewelers

Presidio District

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Downtown Tucson Partnership

Congress St. District

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Gem & Jewelry Exchange, LLC

Congress St. District

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Mercado San Agustín

Congress St. District

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Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Congress St. District

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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

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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The Arizona Experience Store

Santa Rita Mountains - Southside

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