4415 South Contractors Way Tucson, AZ 85714 +1 520 747 0346
See the Old West the way the first settlers did. The Sierra Madre Express allows you to explore northern Mexico from the comfort of a refurbished rail car, view the scenic beauty of fabled Copper Canyon, relax in the beach resort of San Carlos on the Gulf of California, or visit Mexico's colonial cities. This is for travelers who love the romance and nostalgia of train travel. Passengers usually spend a few nights in Mexican inns and hotels, as well as on the train. Call ahead for schedules and prices.
7937 East Coronado Road Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 760 4000
This operator conducts coach tours of Northern and Southern Arizona, day trips to Tombstone, Bisbee, and Phoenix and a city tour of the Old Pueblo including all the historic sights and lunch at Old Town Artisans. Because Tucson is so close to the Mexican border, visitors might also consider a day trip to the colorful Arizona/Mexican town of Nogales. Coaches pick up at some hotels, call for details.
600 South Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 791 4161
Randolph Golf Course lives up to the moniker 'championship golf course' as it currently hosts the PING/Welch's LPGA Championship and was also the site of the P.G.A. Joe Garagiola Tucson Open. The longest golf course in the City of Tucson system, Randolph measures 7,000 yards from the championship tees and 6,500 yards from the regular tees. This scenic course layout offers numerous tall trees, lush fairways, and a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Tucson. The course features water hazards on five holes and long fairways, and sports three rearranged holes which were reconstructed according to PGA recommendations to enhance the course and make it more challenging for the pros.
4302 East Tennessee Street Tucson, AZ 85714 +1 520 750 0123
This store on Tucson's South Side carries one of the largest selections of tiles in the city. Raw tiles are shipped from Italian quarries, and then glazed in-store.The result is a large variety of one-of-a-kind Southwestern objects. Find ceramic tiles, tile clocks, tiles for hot plates or request a customized design. There is also a wide range of Southwest gifts like sculpture, pottery, framed prints and jewelry. Shipping is available within the continental United States.
1220 South Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711 +1 520 579 9330
The tour guides here dress up as cowboys, carrying guns and other indispensable western paraphernalia, to make your trip as authentic as possible. Travel to wild places on rough roads in an open jeep, while the guides explain, to the best of their knowledge, the geology and archaeology of the country. Destinations are Reddington Pass and Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, plus Windy Point during the summer months for a first-hand experience of the monsoons that lash the area in July and August.
1665 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711 +1 520 747 0323
Trail Dust Adventures specializing in jeep trips to the Tortolita Mountains and the Reddington Pass east of the Catalina Mountains. These are ecology tours run by very knowledgeable tour guides concentrating on the flora-fauna and people of the mountains and deserts of Tucson. Water and soda are provided and special arrangements can be made for barbecues and picnics.
2932 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 320 5699
If you are a collector of folk art looking for authentic products, check out Picante Designs. It is wholly devoted to the folk art of the American Southwest and Mexico, featuring an abundance of indigenous clothing, jewelry and gifts. The store is noted for its excellent collection of retablos which are small images of Mexican-Catholic saints painted on tin or tile. Retablos make great gifts and much sought-after collector items.
2601 East Airport Drive Tucson, AZ 85706 +1 520 626 3322
As Tucson receives more sunshine per year than any other city in the U.S., Environmental Research Lab is the place for research on the use of solar energy. Located conveniently next to the airport, the Environmental Research Lab features a solar oasis as well as educational exhibits on home building in the desert, particularly energy-saving cooling and heating technology.
1100 South Randolph Way Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 791 3204
While not being in the major league of zoos, this is still one of the major attractions in the city. Due to its relatively small size, the zoo can be explored at a leisurely pace in less than two hours. The animals are on display in pleasant natural settings. Chances are you will envy the two polar bear cubs as they happily float in ice-cold water while you're chafing in the 90+ degree Tucson summer heat.
6000 East Valencia Road Tucson, AZ 85706 +1 520 574 0462
This institution is totally dedicated to the preservation of the history of flight, be it commercial, military, or interplanetary. The museum opened in 1976 with just 75 aircraft and has now grown to more than 250 on display. Its newest addition is the Northrop F-5B "Freedom Fighter". Be prepared to spend the entire day if you, or someone in your party, is a flight buff. Exhibits rotate, and special events and conferences are scheduled regularly.
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 ...