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Explore some of the world's top attractions and some of Arizona's best-kept secrets

The Must-Sees of Tucson

 

Cactus, Stalactites, and Aspen, Oh My!

The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls many to Tucson, but they're often surprised at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be as they learn about our unique ecosystems at Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Off the beaten path, you can explore the wide-open wonder of the American Southwest up-close and unrestrained, hiking the mountain ranges that circle the Old Pueblo or wandering wilderness preserves and parks, from the cascades of Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon to the majestic cacti of Saguaro National Parks East & West, or from the high-pine and aspen forests of Mt. Lemmon to the cool, otherworldly depths of Colossal Cave Mountain Park or Kartchner Caverns State Park.

 

History, Space, Art & More

That amazing range of natural beauty is the backdrop to a place that refuses to be defined by expectations. Probe the cosmos at Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. Feed your spirit in the city's museums and galleries, or travel through time discovering Tucson's unique cultural legacy, from the collision of Spanish and Tohono O'odham cultures in the art and architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac to 300 vintage-to-modern aircraft illuminating a century of military and aerospace history at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

 

Shopping by Streetcar

You can also hop the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar and roll your way through the heart of Tucson, from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, along Fourth Avenue, and across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin and back. Step off and on at streetcar stops to explore shops and restaurants, ranging from funky to elegant, but always memorable.

 

More Info, More Savings

Learn more about all the adventures you can choose from in Tucson from the Tucson Attractions Passport Book of Fun full of two-for-one offers and other great discounts or you can get started now with these five fantastic freebies

PLUS. Did you know that many Tucson attractions are ADA-friendly? Explore a list of some here.

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Pima Air & Space Museum

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

Central Arizona District

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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Central Tucson

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Kartchner Caverns State Park®

Central Arizona District

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Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Congress St. District

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Children's Museum Tucson

Convention Center District

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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Catalina Foothills

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Science & Nature

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Tucson Botanical Gardens

Central Tucson

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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

The University of Arizona

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Reid Park Zoo

Central Tucson

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Kartchner Caverns State Park®

Central Arizona District

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Tohono Chul

Oro Valley

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Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

Central Arizona District

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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

Santa Rita Mountains - Southside

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Heritage & Culture

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Tumacacori National Historical Park

Santa Rita Mountains - Southside

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Ft. Bowie National Historic Site

Frontier Land - Cochise County

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The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson and The Presidio Trail

Presidio District

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum

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Downtown History Museum

The University of Arizona

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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Outdoor Excursions

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Saguaro National Park West

Tucson Mountains - Westside

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Catalina State Park

Oro Valley

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Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Rincon Mountains - Eastside

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Tucson Mountain Park and Gates Pass Scenic Overlook

Tucson Mountains - Westside

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Santa Rita Mountains - Southside

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Picacho Peak State Park

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Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley

Catalina Mountains

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Patagonia Lake State Park

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The Arts

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Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Convention Center District

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The Fox Tucson Theatre

Congress St. District

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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Catalina Foothills

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Etherton Gallery

Congress St. District

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Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Central Tucson

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Davis Dominguez Gallery

Congress St. District

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