1825 East River Road Suite 111 Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 791 4101
This recently opened shopping plaza, named for Josias Joesler, a renowned Swiss-born architect who shaped Tucson architecture from the 1930s to the 1950s, reflects the architect's genius. The buildings are reminiscent of an old Mexican village, combining elements of Southwest-Mexican adobe architecture with tile roofs in the typically eclectic Tucson style. The mix of businesses here is as eclectic as the style, featuring American Indian art galleries, interior design stores, boutiques, a Chinese restaurant, and a bistro. The place is definitely upscale, and still expanding.
6060 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 797 2275
This gallery is devoted to representing artists in exclusively one medium: silica and glass. There is some exquisite glass-work here, note the free hand-blown vessels and abstract sculptures, in particular. Among the artists represented are Linda Allyn and Richard Hornby of nearby Fire Ranch Glass-works, as well as Ed Botkin, Lewis Woodruff and owner/artist Allen Anderson. Call the gallery for information on artists and prices.
9040 North Oracle Road Suite D Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 742 1943
This company takes visitors on open jeep tours into the Tortolita Mountains, northwest of Tucson to see the wildlife and archeology of that rugged terrain. You'll be riding in a 4-wheel drive jeep on bumpy gravel roads, but that's the only way to get there. The guides will take desert critters like snakes and tarantulas on the trip for you to view and touch. Trips usually feature a barbecue at the end of the day. Such a deal!
360 East 8th Street Tucson, AZ 85702 +1 520 792 1802
For a taste of historic Tucson, take a ride on one of the track trolleys leaving from the University of Arizona's main gate on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. This all-volunteer "museum" has reinstated and refurbished the trolley system that was carrying passengers around downtown Tucson from 1906 to 1930. Old Pueblo Trolley has definitely given the city a return of its old charm.
6420 North Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85718 +1 520 577 5447
Niece-Kimpton Gallery has built its exhibits around the works of noted sculptors Kurt Niece and Joe Kimpton, featuring jewelry and crafts by nationally known Native and contemporary artists. The famous silver jewelry of the Zuni Indians is one product the owners are particularly proud to present. The beauty of the display is certainly one to be admired.
7007 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 797 6852
Here's a gallery-store to buy quality Indian art from all parts of the Southwest, but mainly from the Four Corners region. Silverbell Trading showcases Michael Chiago, a self-taught artist of the local Tohono O'odham tribe, whose paintings are now shown worldwide. There are Zuni fetishes as well as Native music and books. This is also one of the best outlets for Tohono O'odham basketry, the craft of the people that live on the reservation west of Tucson.
7366 North Paseo del Norte Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 742 6455
This park on Tucson's northwest side is a very civilized piece of the Sonoran desert in the city, with a wide variety of desert plants around pleasant trails, which lead visitors to a gift shop and a shaded tea room serving delicious scones for tea time. Regular "Walk in the Park" tours provide an educational experience about the park's fauna and flora.
3600 North Silverbell Road Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 791 5235
Silverbell Golf Course is an 18-hole, regulation-length golf course in Tucson, Arizona. This medium-length layout has 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun but challenging golfing experience. Lengthwise, the 18-hole layout plays to 6,300 yards from the tips and the course terrain is, for the most part, flat. Built along the west bank of the Santa Cruz River and opened in 1979, Silverbell features nine lakes and offers spacious, grassy fairways and ample-size greens which makes for a good warm-up or starter course. Call for hours.
10000 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 544 1800
The Pusch Ridge course is a nine-hole, 2,788-yard par-35 with a 65.6 rating and a slope of 110. The course encircles the 428-room resort property. It is considered by some to be the best kept secret in Arizona golf. Sporting a 175-foot change in elevation from start to finish, this par-35 layout is not to be taken lightly. Pusch Ridge is located just north of Tucson off Highway 77 in the Hilton Conquistador Resort. This spectacular 9-hole layout enables you to get a quick round in while still offering all the amenities of a top notch resort!
2727 West Club Drive Tucson, AZ 85742 +1 520 297 2271
If you are looking for a native challenge in Tucson, try the Sonoran, a true but fair desert-style target course. This Tom Lehman-designed course offers a combination of native desert vegetation with strategic fairway bunkering. Players can approach each hole in a variety of ways, keeping the course challenging and unique with each new round. The sister course, Catalina, is a parkland-style course and played host to some 30 PGA Tour events. Call for hours.
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