Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Tucson

Saguaro National Park

Saguaros (sah-wah-ros) are icons of the American Southwest, and an entire cactus army of these majestic, ribbed sentinels is protected in this desert playground. Or, more precisely, playgrounds: the park is divided …
Top Choice Museum in Tucson

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Home to cacti, coyotes and palm-sized hummingbirds, this 98-acre ode to the Sonoran Desert is one part zoo, one part botanical garden and one part museum – a trifecta that'll entertain young and old for easily half …
Top Choice Museum in Tucson

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Divided into the Enchanted Realm, Exploring the World and the History Gallery, this delightful museum of miniatures presents dioramas fantastical, historical and plain intriguing. You can also walk over a snow-globe…
Historic Building in Tucson

Mission San Xavier del Bac

The dazzling white towers of this mission rise from the dusty desert floor 8 miles south of Tucson – a mesmerizing structure that brings an otherworldly glow to the scrubby landscape surrounding it. Nicknamed 'White…
Street in Tucson

4th Avenue

Linking historic downtown and the university, lively 4th Ave is a rare breed: a hip, alt-flavored strip with a neighborhood feel and not a single chain store or restaurant (except for Dairy Queen). The stretch betwe…
Museum in Tucson

Pima Air & Space Museum

An SR-71 Blackbird spy plane and a massive B-52 bomber are among the stars of this extraordinary private aircraft museum. Allow at least two hours to wander through hangars and around the airfield where more than 30…
Museum in Tucson

Arizona State Museum

To learn more about the history and culture of the region's American Indian tribes, visit the Arizona State Museum, the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. The exhibit covering the tribes' cultu…
Museum in Tucson

Tucson Museum of Art

For a small city, Tucson boasts an impressive art museum. There's a respectable collection of American, Latin American and modern art, and the permanent exhibition of pre-Columbian artifacts will awaken your inner I…
Film Location in Tucson

Old Tucson Studios

Nicknamed 'Hollywood in the Desert,' this old movie set of Tucson in the 1860s was built in 1939 for the filming of Arizona. Hundreds of flicks followed, bringing in movie stars from Clint Eastwood to Leonardo DiCap…
National Park in Tucson

Saguaro National Park (East)

Also known as the Rincon Mountain District, the eastern section of the glorious Saguaro National Park has a visitor center 15 miles east of downtown Tucson. It has information on day hikes, horseback riding and park…