Transportation to Tombstone from Tucson and also to he Titan Missile Museum
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 5:14 PM Last Post By: mgmorris
Sep 24, 2012 3:03 AM
Sep 24, 2012 5:09 AM
1There is no transit to the missile museum. You need a car or a tour.
This comapny can get you from the airport to xTombstone. Btw, xTombstone is roughly 1.5 hours or so by car.
There is transit to the airport and to the Pima Air & Space Museum, though you will need to walk a mile or so to theentrance of the museum.
Whether something is "economical" or not is not just about money, but also time and convenience. You're best renting a car.
Sep 24, 2012 8:15 AM
Sep 24, 2012 8:17 AM
Sep 24, 2012 12:53 PM
4Thanks for your responses. Looks like the best and only real option available is a rental car. It's unfortunate that Tucson doesn't offer bus options to its major sightseeing attractions particularly when they see tourism as one of the key revenue sources for the city. The fact that you cant get the bus all the way to even the PIMA Air and Space Museum is poor. I will definitely incorporate Bisbee into my itinerary. Thanks for the suggestions.
Sep 24, 2012 1:53 PM
Sep 24, 2012 2:25 PM
6Not at all. I am just saying that if you consider tourism a key industry then you need to be able to get people to and from the attractions. Having a buis that drops people a mile from the gate of an major attraction within the greater city area is a bit ordinary wouldn't you say ? I think the cities transport operators should be working closely with the tourism people to ensure and top quality experience wherever possible. Tucson has some great attractions within the city and in surrounding areas.
Sep 24, 2012 2:41 PM
7I agree, but the demand just isn't there. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. People come to Tucson and rent a car because the transit sucks. Since there's no demand for transit, the city doesn't open a bus line. Since there's no bus line, people rent cars... etc. You'll quickly find that this is the case in most US cities outside the major metro areas of the east coast, Chicago, San Francisco, and to a lesser extent but improving, Los Angeles.
Sep 24, 2012 3:16 PM
8This will get you from Tucson to walking distance of the Titan Museum.
(Get off at the Wally World on Duval Mine and walk ~10 minutes across the freeway to the site.)
Route 26 gets fairly close to the Pima Air Museum. Get off at the park in Littletown and cut across the tracks to the museum.
Sep 24, 2012 3:22 PM
9Agree that Tombstone is best skipped... It's one of the tackiest Touron Traps I've seen. If transportation allows, Benson, Patagonia, Wilcox, even Douglass (Eeeew!) are more interesting.
If you do wind up there, head for the old Court House and take pains to avoid the Main Street Circus.
Sep 24, 2012 4:58 PM
The missile museum is in Green Valley, which is about 28 miles (44 km) away. That is not "Tucson."
Tombstone, as noted above, is 1.5 hours away by car. That is also not "Tucson."
The Pima is "Tucson," but on the very outskirts of the city. Even in Europe, transit on the outskirts is not as comprehensive as toward the center.
Sep 24, 2012 5:14 PM
11Thankyou everyone for your helpful responses.
I appreciate that these attractions are not in the heart of Tucson and as a result are not serviced by the normal city bus services. Normally tours are offered to attractions by tour companies which are inclusive of admission, transportation, etc. I saw one such tour to Tombstone which is run through Gray Line but the cost is $99 which is quite a bit for a 90 minute bus ride and back. At that price you could most likely rent a car for 2 days and that would solve the problem with getting to the Missile Museum and also to Pima.
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