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1 Old Tucson
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Rank: 1 About 38

Old Tucson happens to offer fully westernized town; containing 75 buildings; inclusive of 32 ‘practical’ buildings. This 320-acre location lies within Tucson Mountain Park inside Sonoran Desert. The reputable ‘Old Tucson...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address:
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


2 Saguaro National Park
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Rank: 2 About 38

Tucson houses more than one hundred-and-twenty parks.Saguaro National Park features around one hundred-and-fifty miles of well-maintained hiking trails as well as walking trails.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 3693 S Old Spanish Trl
Type: Parks and gardens


3 Glamour Night in Tucson
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Rank: 3 About 38

  Want to live the good life in Tucson?  Well, there are a few spots you might want to check then. We will start with Downtown Tucson of course: bristlling with elegant restaurants and bars,...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Nightlife


4 Saguaro National Park
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Rank: 4 About 38

So many western movies have carved into our mind the image of the gigantic Saguaro as the stereotypical icon of the american desert, and yet these majestic cacti actually only grow...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Nature and sport


5 Sentinel Peak Park
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Rank: 5 About 38

Sentinel Peak, more commonly known as "A" Mountain, is a prominent ridge in the Tucson Mountains west of Tucson.  The peak is made up of a series of volcanic rocks that...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Parks and gardens


6 Arizona State Museum
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Rank: 6 About 38

  The Arizona State Museum was founded by the Territorial Authority in 1894 for the collection and protection of archeological sources, and is currently operated by the University of Arizona, The Museum holds...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Museums


7 Botanical Gardens
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Rank: 7 About 38

  The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a collection of 16 botanical gardens located at 2150 North Alvernon Way.  The original Garden property dates back to the 1930s,...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Nature and sport


8 Madaras Gallery
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Rank: 8 About 38

Diana Madaras has been voted Tucson Best Visual Artist in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009: if you visit one of her galleries in Tucson (one on Broadway and the other in...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Art galleries


9 St. Augustine
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Rank: 9 About 38

The Cathedral of St. Augustine was built in 1776 in Tucson, Arizona. Its construction was believed to have lasted 114 years, with its completion being in 1897. This mother church of the...

Reviewed by: Darshadana
Address: 192 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ, United States
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Tucson Mountain Park
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Rank: 10 About 38

  Tucson Mountain Park was established April 1929.  The Pima County Parks Commission was established to oversee the park.   At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Nature and sport


El Con Mall
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Rank: 11 About 38

Originally opened in 1960 as an outdoor shopping center and turned to an enclosed space in the  1970s, this is the oldest shopping mall in the Tucson area. Situated in the heart of Tucson, El Con occupies the site which was originally the...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Stores and shopping malls


11 Franklin Auto Museum
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Rank: 12 About 38

  This small museum in North Central Tucson is a must see for every American Classic Car buff.  Founded by Thomas Hubbard, the museum is a means to continue his collection of...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Museums


12 Pima Air & Space Museum
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Rank: 13 About 38

  The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest, non-government funded aerospace museums in the world.  The Museum, adjacent to Davis-Monthan Air Base, hosts a display of over 300...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Museums


13 Conquistador
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Rank: 14 About 38

Tucson is a fast growing city in county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. Conquistador is a perfect Golf and Tennis Resort in Arizona to stay and enjoy wonderful natural landscapes and myriad of...

Reviewed by: Punam
Address: 10000 North Oracle Rd
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


14 Hi Corbett Field
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Rank: 15 About 38

Hi Corbett Field is a baseball stadium situated in Tucson, Arizona, and can hold 9,500 people approximately. Initially, a spring training home of the Colorado Rockies (a baseball team), the place is...

Reviewed by: Darshadana
Type: Parks and gardens


15 Jewish History Museum
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Rank: 16 About 38

  The Jewish History Museum, formerly known as the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest is housed in an historic synagogue building . The museum's building is actually  the oldest synagogue ever...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Museums


16 Mission San Xavier del Bac
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Rank: 17 About 38

In 1692 Father Eusebio Kino established a Catholic mission 16 kilometers south of what is now Downtown Tucson, in an area of natural water sources. The mission was in the center of centuries old settlement of the Tohono...

Reviewed by: Eliza
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


17 Desert Diamond
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Rank: 19 About 38

Desert Diamond club lets visitors earn extra money and gifts for every penny that he has spent at any of the Desert Diamond casino location. This place offers games like poker, blackjack, bingo and keno. The club...

Reviewed by: Akhil
Address: 7350 South Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ, United States
Type: Nightlife


Sabino Canyon
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Rank: 20 About 38

Sabino Canyon is a prominent canyon situated in the Santa Catalina Mountains which is to the north of Tucson in Arizona in the US. It is a well-known recreation spot for both visitors and residents of Southern...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


18 Fort Lowell Museum
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Rank: 21 About 38

The Fort Lowell Museum, in Tucson, is a branch museum of the Arizona Historical Society and is situated in the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters. Its exhibits...

Reviewed by: Nadish
Address: 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ United States
Type: Museums


19 Tucson Mall
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Rank: 23 About 38

Tucson Mall is amongst the region’s leading retail destinations; apart from being the biggest shopping center all over Arizona. This mall offers around 1.3 million sq. ft. of astounding shopping with around 5 departmental store and two...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 4500 N Oracle Road
Type: Stores and shopping malls


20 University of Arizona
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Rank: 24 About 38

University of Arizona can be described as one of the leading ‘public research universities’ located in ‘American Southwest’. It produces around $530 million with regards to annual research. Also, it’s...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 1601 E University Boulevard
Type: Other attractions


21 Tucson Museum of Art
Overall rating:
Rank: 25 About 38

The main objective of Tucson Museum of Art is that of connecting art to ‘life’, thereby inspiring creativity, discovery, and ‘cultural understanding’ via meaningful experiences. It was established for the first time...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 140 N Main Avenue
Type: Museums


22 Mineral and Gem World
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Rank: 26 About 38

Mineral and Gem World in Tucson is a traditional Arizona Rock Shop. The shop has been serving novice to advanced collectors, hobbyist, school districts with Arizona minerals,...

Reviewed by: Harsh
Address: 2801 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ, United States
Type: Stores and shopping malls


23 Tohono Chul Park
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Rank: 27 About 38

The Tohono Chul Park is a 49 acre of nature reserve situated in Casas Adobes, which is a suburb of Tucson, Arizona.  Founded in 1966, the park was formally dedicated as a 37 acre desert...

Reviewed by: Akhil
Address: 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ
Type: Parks and gardens

Attractions close to Tucson


Catalina State Park - 1.1 mi
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Catalina State Park contains numerous backpacking and hiking trails, inclusive of Nature Trail, Sutherland Trail, Romero Canyon Trail, 50-Year Trail, Canyon Loop Trail, Bridle Trail, and Birding Trail. Specified trails have also been kept...

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Address: P.O. Box 36986 Tucson, AZ
Distance: 1.8
City: Oro Valley

Type: Nature and sport + Share


Oro Valley Public Library - 13.5 mi
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This library makes provisions for programs, services, resources, and activities for meeting or addressing recreational, educational, and cultural desires and needs of ‘Oro Valley’, and communities surrounding it; apart from...

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Address: 1305 W. Naranja Drive Oro Valley, AZ
Distance: 21.8
City: Oro Valley

Type: Landmarks and Historic sites + Share


Breakers Water Park - 19.1 mi
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Breakers Water Park can boast of containing the biggest wave pool all over Arizona; with around 1.3 m gallons of ‘water’. There happen to be numerous waterslides; inclusive of Splash Canyon, Bonzai, and ‘Captain...

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Address: 8555 West tangerine Road, Marana, AZ
Distance: 30.8
City: Marana

Type: Parks and gardens + Share


Evergreen Heritage Museum - 22.8 mi
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Evergreen Heritage Museum falls in the category of ‘aviation museum’. It goes on to feature various aviation exhibits; inclusive of ‘vintage aircraft’ which can be dated to Second World War. Those interested in...

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Address:
Distance: 36.7
City: Marana

Type: Museums + Share

Neighbouring places: Tucson


Catalina Foothills - 6 mi

Catalina Foothill is a city in the northern region of Tucson and is a census designated place in Pima County, Arizona. This city is beautifully located in the southern ...

Distance: 9.6
City: Catalina Foothills

Casas Adobes - 9.7 mi

Casa Adobes is located in the Pima County of the Arizona region in United States and is a Census- Designated Place (CDP) having a population of...

Distance: 15.6
City: Casas Adobes

Oro Valley - 11.9 mi

Oro Valley can be described as one of the suburban towns situated at the distance of 9.7 Km on the northern side of Tuscon, Arizona, US within county of Pima. Oro Valley enjoys the pride of being a home to around ten...

Distance: 19.2
City: Oro Valley

Marana - 19.6 mi

Marana can be described as a town situated in county of Pima, Arizona; on the north-western side of Tuscon. Some of its portion lies in ‘Pinal County’ as well. As per US Census Bureau, area of Marana on the whole...

Distance: 31.6
City: Marana

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