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Westside

Amazing sunsets, unusual wildlife and the locations of your favorite Westerns, are all found here.

Find Your Way West

Tucson's west side is home to the picturesque mountains that shares the city's name; holding in their grasp desert trails, ancient petroglyphs and towering forests of cacti that make up Saguaro National Park West. Desert dwellers have known this to be a special place for millennia and today's inhabitants feel the same, enjoying the wide open spaces, the dark night skies and the peace and quiet the mountains provide.

But also out on this range you will find two of Tucson's most famous destinations, each distinctly different but equally entrancing. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum houses native plant and animal species in a setting that is as much part of nature as it is man-made. Old Tucson, is as it sounds, an homage to what Tucson was in the times of the Old West and has been the backdrop to some of the most iconic Western films to ever grace the silver screen. With all of this to see, a mere day on Tucson's west side is not nearly enough.


 

Video: Best of Saguaro National Park


 

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