326 East Allen Street Tombstone, AZ 85638 +1 520 457 3456
Don't miss this important historic site when visiting the city of Tombstone. Walk where the famous fatal gunfight between Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, "Doc" Holliday and the Clanton/McLaury brothers took place. And witness a live re-enactment of the fateful fight, which takes place daily at 2p. Visit the corral museum, view accounts of Tombstone history and the famed Apache chief, Geronimo.
1421 West Pima Mine Road Sahuarita, AZ 85629 +1 520 625 7513
Whether you're opposed to open-pit copper mine and its environmental consequences or not, visiting this facility will leave you more knowledgeable about what was once one of the main industries in the state of Arizona. The earth science exhibits and displays of historic mining equipment are quite impressive, and you might want to view the multimedia shows before going on a tour of ASARCO's Mission open-pit mine.
1 Main Street Bisbee Chamber of Commerce Bisbee, AZ 85603 +1 520 432 5421
It's about a three-hour drive from Tucson, but it's well worth it. This old town on steep hills offers a glimpse into Arizona's history of copper mining. The industry boom ended with the collapse of copper prices in the 1970s, leaving the area depressed until creative people moved in to make Bisbee into an artist colony, which now attracts visitors from all over the world. Where there are artists, of course, there are galleries and the numbers are growing. Browse the many antique stores, stroll down picturesque streets, explore the copper mines, and lunch at the famous Copper Queen Hotel.
1 Tubac Road Tubac Chamber of Commerce Tubac, AZ 85646 +1 520 398 2704
The village of Tubac, located about 45 miles south of Tucson off Interstate 19, was the first European settlement in what is now the State of Arizona. It has become a haven for artists and a favorite destination for visitors to Southern Arizona, offering more than 80 shops, restaurants and galleries. The Tubac Center of the Arts features ongoing exhibitions of Southwestern art. Every year, more than 200 artists display and sell works on the streets during the Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts in early spring. Admission is free. Parking is available for a small fee, with free horse-drawn trolleys taking you to and from the village.
32540 South Biosphere Road Oracle, AZ 85623 +1 520 896 6200
Visit the world's largest man made controllable environment and witness demonstration labs, a human habitat and Earth exhibits. Watch scientists working under a big glass structure figuring out how the earth works. Restaurants, gift shops and a hotel and conference center are available. Biosphere 2, this world-famous research facility is located north of Tucson right off Oracle Road (Highway 77 to 79) at milepost 96.5.
27 Ramsey Canyon Road The Nature Conservancy Hereford, AZ 85615 +1 520 378 2785
Located in the Huachuca Mountains, 90 miles southeast of Tucson, is one of the most beautiful nature preserves in Southern Arizona. Ramsey Canyon Preserve is managed and protected by the Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization that has done an excellent job preserving its scenic beauty and variety of wildlife, particularly the world-famous hummingbirds. General admission is $5. Pets, picnicking or smoking are not permitted in the park. Overnight accommodations are available at the Ramsey Canyon Inn, a beautiful bed-and-breakfast just outside the gates.
8555 West Tangerine Road Marana, AZ 85653 +1 520 682 2304
After a hot day of sightseeing, cool off at Breakers Water Park at the outskirts of Tucson off Interstate 10. The special attraction here is the wave pool, which is as close to the ocean as it can get in Tucson. Your children will love the giant water slides while you relax at the restaurant or in shaded areas the snack bar. The park is also available for group events. Special rates available for birthday parties and twilight (3pm-6pm) admission.
6200 North Clubhouse Lane Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 577 1400
Golf at Ventana Canyon Resort: a challenging and memorable event. The most photographed hole west of the Mississippi, the celebrated Mountain Golf Course #3 plays across 107 yards of cactus and canyons. The tee offers a breathtaking panorama that stretches for a hundred miles across the Sonoran Desert into Mexico. It's a visit with nature that not only includes the beauty of the desert foliage, but also a visit with wildlife such as deer, roadrunners, quail, rabbits, bobcats, and birds of every description. Replay the sister Canyon course for a great day of golf. Ventana is conveniently located near Tucson and the airport. Call for hours.
10000 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 544 1800
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers 45 holes of championship golf on three exceptional courses. The El Conquistador is the largest and most popular Tucson golf resort. This resort ranks as one of the best Arizona golf resorts for business or pleasure! The dramatic views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tucson valley below provide a truly memorable golf experience. Each of their Tucson golf courses provides challenging play for golfers of all skill levels with course enhancements by the original architect, Greg Nash, to provide the highest quality of play throughout this Southwest golf resort. Both the Canada and Conquistador courses wind through numerous stands of mesquite trees, offering a park-like feel in a desert landscape. Call for hours.
9777 East Sabino Greens Drive Tucson, AZ 85749 +1 520 749 3636
Arizona National Golf Club, formerly known as The Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs, is Southern Arizona desert golf at its finest. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 1995, the golf course located in Tucson is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. The golf course follows the rugged natural flow of the land across shady mesquite-lined arroyos, and skirts craggy rock outcroppings. Along the way, Arizona National Golf Club's diverse 6,785 yard layout will throw enough decisions and classic golf-in-the-desert challenges at you to test the very limits of your ability, yet it has the flexibility to do so without ever becoming unfair.
A place dedicated to the work of well known Tucson
artist Diana Madaras, this gallery showcases originals, prints, calendars and note cards in an intimate setting. Her paintings, which have been exhibited in the Tucson Museum of Art as ...
This is Tucson's main venue for the performing arts, home
of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera, as well as the locale for pop music concerts, sports events and major trade conventions. A typical result of 1970s ...
Tucson Puppet Works has quickly become one of the centers
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