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.
5700 North Sabino Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 85701 +1 520 388 8300/+1 520 749 8700
Coronado National Forest is spread throughout the mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. It covers an area of about 1.78 million acres (720,340 hectares). The forest is divided into five ranger districts and has eight designated wilderness areas. The common recreational activities that can be done at the forest are hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, and fishing. The use of mechanized or motorized equipment, including bicycles, generators, and chain saws, is prohibited.
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.
The jewel of Tubac Golf Resort is the mature, championship Red Lawrence-designed Golf Course, well-kept and challenging for all levels. This traditional course is located near the Mexico border and sits about 3,500 feet above sea level. The course was made "famous" when some scenes from the movie Tin Cup were filmed here. This course will keep even the best golfer challenged. Water comes into play on at least three holes. The fairways are fairly open, but there are hundreds of trees on the course. Be sure to take in the beautiful views of the Santa Cruz River on the back nine. Tubac Golf Resort is centrally located in the Metro Tucson area.
2690 North Country Club Drive Nogales, AZ 85621 +1 520 377 2708
Located 10 minutes south of Amarillo, Palo Duro Creek Golf Club enjoys year-round play. Palo Duro Creek Golf Club was designed by noted Colorado golf course architect, Henry Hughes. The golf course was built in 1959 with the front nine completed first and opened as Hunsley Hills Country Club, followed by the present back nine completed several years later. The course was renamed after the creek that flows through the golf course and comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes. Palo Duro Creek Golf Club is recognized as one of the most challenging layouts in the area.
3645 West Starr Pass Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 670 0555
In the Tucson Mountains, about 15 minutes west of downtown Tucson, sits Starr Pass Golf Resort. Having established itself as one of the top golf courses in the country, it doesn't disappoint. Deliberate care has been taken not to disrupt the natural surroundings, allowing golfers to enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran desert as well as a good challenge. Starr Pass hosted the PGA Tour's Tucson Open from 1987 to 1996. This course includes 18 holes, 6,123 yards, and a par 71.
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
of activity in the Downtown Arts District. It is run by a collective of puppeteers who provide entertainment for adults and kids alike in regular puppet shows. Come to ...