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Tucson's 244th Birthday Celebration

Phone: 520-623-2223

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Venue: The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Time: From: 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission: Free admission and parking


Celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of the Tucson Presidio at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. Enjoy cake and live entertainment and hear Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's proclamation for this historic day. Look at operating model trains, climb into the cab of steam engine #1673, check out Union Pacific's diesel simulator for Operation Lifesaver, listen for the Union Pacific diesels pulling mile-long freight trains, see vintage vehicles, check out the bilingual railroad exhibits, and shop at the museum gift store. Stop by the railroad art exhibits next door in the Amtrak lobby, and don't miss the menu at Maynards Market & Kitchen.