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1 Old Tucson
Overall rating:
Rank: 1 About 37

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
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Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


2 Glamour Night in Tucson
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Rank: 2 About 37

  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


3 Saguaro National Park
Overall rating:
Rank: 3 About 37

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


4 Sentinel Peak Park
Overall rating:
Rank: 4 About 37

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


5 Arizona State Museum
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Rank: 5 About 37

  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


6 Botanical Gardens
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Rank: 6 About 37

  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


7 Madaras Gallery
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Rank: 7 About 37

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


8 St. Augustine
Overall rating:
Rank: 8 About 37

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


9 Tucson Mountain Park
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Rank: 9 About 37

  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: 10 About 37

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


10 Franklin Auto Museum
Overall rating:
Rank: 11 About 37

  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


11 Pima Air & Space Museum
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Rank: 12 About 37

  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


12 Conquistador
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Rank: 13 About 37

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


13 Hi Corbett Field
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Rank: 14 About 37

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


14 Jewish History Museum
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Rank: 15 About 37

  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


15 Mission San Xavier del Bac
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Rank: 16 About 37

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


16 Desert Diamond
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Rank: 18 About 37

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: 19 About 37

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


17 Fort Lowell Museum
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Rank: 20 About 37

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


18 Tucson Mall
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Rank: 22 About 37

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


19 University of Arizona
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Rank: 23 About 37

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


20 Tucson Museum of Art
Overall rating:
Rank: 24 About 37

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


21 Mineral and Gem World
Overall rating:
Rank: 25 About 37

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


22 Tohono Chul Park
Overall rating:
Rank: 26 About 37

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


23 Casino del Sol
Overall rating:
Rank: 27 About 37

Casino del Sol along with its sister casino, Casino of the Sun, has been in operation since the past twelve years. This place has over 500 seats, 24/7 games like poker and blackjack. It is one of the finest gaming...

Reviewed by: Fahim
Address: 5655 West Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona
Type: Nightlife


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What to visit

1
Old Tucson
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
3
Saguaro National Park
 Nature and sport
4
Sentinel Peak Park
 Parks and gardens
6
Botanical Gardens
 Nature and sport
7
Madaras Gallery
 Art galleries
8
St. Augustine
 Landmarks and Historic sites
9
Tucson Mountain Park
 Nature and sport
10
El Con Mall
 Stores and shopping malls
11
Franklin Auto Museum
 Museums
13
Conquistador
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
14
Hi Corbett Field
 Parks and gardens
16
Mission San Xavier del Bac
 Landmarks and Historic sites
17
Street Food
 Food and wine
18
Desert Diamond
 Nightlife
19
Sabino Canyon
 Landmarks and Historic sites
20
Fort Lowell Museum
 Museums
21
Tucson Gem Show
 Events
22
Tucson Mall
 Stores and shopping malls
23
University of Arizona
 Other attractions
24
Rialto Theatre
 Theaters and performance
25
Tucson Museum of Art
 Museums

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