Things to Do Tucson Arizona - Tourist Attractions Arizona
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd. / (520) 883- 2702 (Check out our Museum Package)
An internationally renowned living museum touted as "The most distinctive zoo in the United States" by the New York Times. Exhibits at this museum simulate natural habitats and showcase plants, animals, minerals, and fossils that are native to the Sonoran Desert region. Visit www.desertmuseum.org
Hwy. 77, mile marker 96.5 / (520) 825-1289
Visit the famous under-glass environment that was one of the most important and exciting projects of the 1990’s. Biosphere 2 offers daily tours of its three-acre, closed system ecology project that features rain forest, ocean, savanna, desert, and marsh ecosystems. Visit www.bio2.com
International Wild life Museum
4800 W. Gates Pass Road / (520) 629-0100
Founded in 1988, this museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all of the animals found at the museum were donated by government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos, and individuals. Visit www.thewildlifemuseum.org
PimaAir & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Road / (520) 574-0462
The Pima Air & Space Museum is the largest air and space museum in the western United States. View more than 160 aircraft representing the history of American aviation and space travel. Open daily 9am-8pm. No admittance after 4pm. Visit www.pimaair.org
Reid Park Zoo
1100 S. Randolph Way / (520) 791-3204
See more than 400 animals, including rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and more at this fabulous zoo dedicated to wildlife conservation and preservation. Visit www.tucsonzoo.org
Saguaro National Park - East Visitor Center
View a majestic symbol of the southwest – the Saguaro Cactus – in its natural environment. Native only to the Sonoran Desert, the Saguaro Cactus grows by the hundreds of thousands in Saguaro National Park. Visit www.nps.gov/sagu
Sabino Canyon Tours
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road / (520) 749- 2861
Get a taste of Arizona’s rich variety of wildlife on a fabulous horseback tour that highlights local birds, deer and other animals that make their home in the Coronado National Forest. Daytime rides available daily, Moonlight rides available April through December. Visit www.sabinocanyon.com
Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte / (520) 575-8468
Enjoy walking along quiet nature trails and gardens, get a hands-on science lesson with the geology wall and recirculating stream, or sneak a peek at Tucson’s finest handicrafts and art in the art gallery, exhibit hall and gift shop.Visit www.tohonochulpark.org
Tucson Botanical Garden
2150 N. Alvernon Way / (520) 326-9255
This historical Tucson garden features a variety of native desert plants including arid landscapes, herbs, a tropical greenhouse, wild flowers, and Native American crops and vegetables. Visit www.tucsonbotanical.org
Old Town Artisans
201 N. Court Ave. / (520) 622-0351
This newly restored, 1860's adobe in the historic EI Presidio is home to a 13-room marketplace featuring Arizonan handcrafted work and Italian and Latin American folk art. Visit www.oldtownartisans.com
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave. / (520) 624-2333
Enjoy a variety of permanent and rotating exhibitions in this contemporary museum adjacent to fantastic restored houses of the historic El Presidio. Visit www.tucsonarts.com
Arizona Theater Company
330 S. Scott / (520) 622-2823
Arizona Theatre Company is the state's leading professional theatre, performing six productions at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix from September to May each season.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
2175 N. 6th Ave. / (520) 882-8585
Southern Arizona's leading symphony orchestra presents an annual series of concerts from September through May including the classics, pops and chamber concerts in a newly renovated hall. Visit www.tucsonsymphony.org
Golf 'N' Stuff Family Fun Center
6503 E. Tanque Verde Road / (520) 296-2366
Just a half-mile from the hotel, Golf 'N' Stuff offers two beautiful 18-hole miniature golf courses, Wet ‘n’ Wild Bumper Boats, Lit'l Indy Karts, handball and softball batting cages, a castle arcade, hoops, and snack bar for tons of family fun.
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Silverbell Golf Course
3600 N. Silverbell Rd. Tucson / (520) 791-5235
Built along the west bank of the Santa Cruz River, the course features nine lakes and offers spacious,grassy fairways and ample size greens. Lengthwise, the 18-hole layout plays to 6,300 yards from the championship tees. The course terrain is, for the most part flat.
El Rio Golf Course
1400 W. Speedway Blvd / (520) 791-4229
El Rio Golf Course dates back to the 1930s and was the original site for the Tucson Open. The course layout features tight fairways, small greens, relatively flat terrain, two lakes, and numerous trees. El Rio is ideal for the "short knocker," measuring 6,000 yards from the regular tees, and 6,400 from the back tees.
Randolph Golf Course
600 S. Alvernon Way / (520) 791-4161
This is the current site for the PING/Welch’s LPGA Championship. It was also the site of the P.G.A. Joe Garagiola Tucson Open.The longest golf course in the City of Tucson system, Randolph measures 7,000 yards from the championship tees and 6,500 yards from the regular tees. These were reconstructed according to PGA recommendations to enhance the course and make it more challenging for the pros.
Dell Urich Golf Course
600 S. Alvernon Way / (520) 791-4161
Formerly Randolph South, this course opened in the spring of 1996. The new par 70 course measures 5,270 and 6,633 yards from the front and back tees, respectively. Golfers will enjoy spectacular tee shots as well as dramatic elevation changes.
Fred Enke Golf Course
8251 E Irvington Road / (520) 791-2539
The major features of the course are its vast teeing areas, large greens, strategic bunkers and sand traps, and most important of all, its concept as a semi-arid, limited turf course. Golfers have the option of four teeing areas. Respectively, they measure 6,800, 6,400, 5,800 and 5,000 yards.
9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive / (520) 749-3636
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this challenging 18-hole golf course meanders among the foothills of Tucson's beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, following the rugged flow of the natural landscape.
Historic 4th Avenue District of downtown Tucson
The fabulous 4th Avenue District offers many restaurants and shops for fun dining and shopping, a unique shopping experience when visiting Tucson.
Shops at 4th Avenue
All within a mile from Best Western Royal Sun
Antigone Books - 411 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 792-3715
Specialty bookshop: books, gifts, cards and more.
Arroyo Design - 224 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 884-1012
Fine custom furniture hand made from native hardwoods like mesquite and ironwood.
Cabat Studio - 627 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 622-6362
FIne artwork by Rose, Erni and June Cabat. Gallery open by appointment only.
Conrad Wilde Gallery - 210 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 622-8997
Modern art gallery
Creations - 444 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 622-8251
Offering soft, creative and affordable, fashionable clothing.
Creative Spirit Gallery - 628 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 792-9910
Creative Ventures Craft Mall - 522 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 792-3954
Over 200 craft artists represented. Lots of cool stuff.
Del Sol International Shops - 435 N. 4th Avenue - (520) 620-1311
Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, rugs and clothing.
Food Conspiracy Cooperative - 412 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 624-4821
Bulk natural foods, organic produce, healthy living products of all kinds.
Handcrafted Tile Inc - 347 N. 4th Ave. (520) 624-0506
Custom handmade and designer tile
Hardcore 101 - 340 N./ 4th Ave. (520) 887-9009
Extreme sports clothing and accessories
Hippi Gypsy - 351 N. 4th Ave. (520) 624-0667
T-shirts, smoking accessories, incense, posters and more.
How Sweet It Was - 419 N. 4th Ave. (520) 623-9854
One of the best selections of vintage 1800’s - 1960’s clothing, accessories & costumes in Tucson.
Kanella’s - 338 N. 4th Ave. (520) 884-0022
Fashion boutique. Lots of great outfits from costumes to serious leather to fashionable fashions to far out funky. A Tucson must visit.
Rustic Candle Company - 324 N 4th Ave. (520) 623-2880
Candles of all types, candle holders, candle supplies.
Nightlife at 4th Avenue
All within a mile from Best Western Royal Sun
Fourth Avenue is where it happens! Whether you are looking for a quiet neighborhood bar, live music venues, sports bar, wine bar, or specialty spots, Fourth Avenue has it. Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary or search for that special someone to start counting the years with on the Avenue.
When it is party time it is time to head down to the Avenue!
Bison Witches Bar & Deli - 326 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 740-1541
Meet your friends at Bison Witches. Huge sandwiches, soups in bread bowls, patio in back.
Che’s Lounge - 350 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 623-2088
Neighborhood bar, entertainment most weekends.
It’s About Time - 616 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 882-3053
Voted Tucson’s #1 gay bar.
Maloney’s - 605 N. 4th Ave. - (520) 628-1661
This is where the college students hang out. maloney’s offers good food, drinks, entertainment and dancing.
O’Malleys on Fourth - 247 N. 4th Ave.- (520) 623-8600
Sports bar, live music, good food, lots of TV’s so you can keep track of all your games at once
The Shanty - 401 E. 9th St. - (520) 623-2664
Hundreds of beer varieties, beautiful patio, a great place to unwind.
Tucson Sidewinders Baseball Club
2500 E. Ajo Way / (520) 434-1021
Enjoy Triple-A professional baseball affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks, April through September at Tucson Electric Park. Summertime family fun includes baseball, giveaways, and special events.
Mission San Xavier del Bac
1950 W. San Xavier Road / (520) 294-2624
Known as the “White dove of the desert”, this beautiful church, built in 1692, offers an impressive example of Spanish mission architecture.
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 1:08 pm, Thu Apr 5, 2012.
Inside Tucson Business
Starwood Hotels and Resorts this week confirmed it is converting the Four Points By Sheraton Tucson University Plaza into Aloft Tucson University. As part of the change, the hotel on the southeast corner of Speedway and Campbell Avenue has closed and will undergo a total renovation gutting the building back to its girders.
The plan is to reopen it as a 150-room Aloft in early 2013, according to an announcement Wednesday by Craig Martin, general manager.
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