3700 South Mission Road Tucson, AZ 85713 +1 520 791 4863
Kennedy Park, situated on the corner point of Mission Road and Ajo Road, is one of the top favorites with the kids at Tucson. The park has ample to offer right from the Kennedy Pool, lake and an amphitheater. It is best to visit the Kennedy Pool during summers to revel in the cool blues with diving boards. The park also features a shade structure near the pool-most fitting for people who like to watch others play. Fishing is yet another activity that amuse people of all age, but you have to have a license for that if you are 14 or above.
6370 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85710 +1 520 790 6676
This is where artist Norman Brumm exhibits and sells his peculiar brand of art; redwood tables with turquoise inlays, agate dream catchers, pastel drawings of flowers, as well as his selection of crystals, minerals and fossils. In short, anything that is made from natural products or inspired by nature. Norman is widely known beyond Tucson's city limits; some of his pieces are owned by the Japanese royal family and other international luminaries. It's ok to just come into the store and browse, too, without making a purchase.
South Sentinel Peak Park Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 624 1817
The locals commonly refer to this high elevation peak, just west of downtown, as "A" Mountain because since 1915, University of Arizona students have whitewashed the letter "A" on its eastern slope. Its history, however, goes much further back: it was at the foot of this mountain that the earliest traces of human settlements in the Tucson area were found. The top of the mountain offers one of the best panoramic views of the Tucson basin, as well as a few BBQ grills.
899 North Greasewood Road Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 791 4873
You don't have to drive very far to see the desert wildlife in Tucson. In fact, some coyotes have become quite urbanized here. Greasewood Park is a particularly good spot to view wildlife. Anklam Wash, a natural corridor for coyotes, javelins and other desert critters can be found running right through it. The park doesn't have many other attractions or facilities except some picnic tables and grills, but the abundant desert vegetation is a sight most foreign visitors will appreciate.
For a panoramic view of Tucson and its surrounding mountain ranges, drive uphill west on Speedway Boulevard, which turns into Gates Pass Road. Stop at Gates Pass, at the apex of the road, and enjoy the desert and mountain vistas from the parking lot at the side of the road, particularly at sunset. Be aware that this is a narrow winding road frequently used by bicyclists.
6420 North Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 299 2607
This gallery is one of the oldest places in the Southwest, to showcase the people and the wildlife of the American West. All the art, at Settlers West Galleries, is representational, and the owners make a point of selecting the finest in the field. Painters Howard Terpning, Kenneth Riley, and Harley Brown are among the Western artists featured. There is a fine art as well as a book and print gallery for you to browse and select a souvenir from the West.
1950 West San Xavier Road Tucson, AZ 85746 +1 520 294 2624
This attraction is to Tucson what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, except it's more ancient. Founded in 1700 by the Spanish missionary Father Kino, 10 miles south of what is now downtown Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation, San Xavier del Bac is considered one of the finest examples of Mexican folk baroque architecture. Indian crafts shops and a cafe are nearby. The parish is still active, so please be respectful of religious activities when visiting.
4800 West Gates Pass Road Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 617 1439
Located on the scenic Gates Pass Road surrounded by stately saguaros, this wildlife museum invites visitors to take a grand tour of the fauna of the earth. African antelopes share their space with big polar bears here, looking very much alive. Apart from stuffed animals, the museum also features wildlife films, dioramas, and interactive computer games. Group rates are available.
Sunset Pavilion is a large live event venue at Tucson, that hosts gigs, performances, music events, concerts and other performing arts activities. It attracts audiences from all over and is one of the largest such venues of the city. The place comes alive with performances by international pop artists and rock bands who perform and leave the audience enthralled. There are some good restaurants around Sunset Pavilion, that serve as an ideal place for refreshments and a breather after event nights.
4823 South Sixth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85714 +1 520 741 2233
Located in Tucson the home of Rodeo, the Tucson Rodeo Ground is home to the Tucson Rodeo & La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. This arena is capable of seating 11 thousand spectators and entertains a number of fans and rodeo lovers alike. The grounds tend to get packed to capacity during the Rodeo Parade. The Tucson Rodeo Grounds are under the control of the Tucson Rodeo Committee.
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