The quintessential Sonoran Desert experience?an unforgettable fusion zoo botanical garden natural history museum aquarium and art gallery. TripAdvisor?s #1 Tucson attraction. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where visitors descend into a replica limestone cave to discover the geologic forces that created the Sonoran Desert landscape. The Museum's permanent mineral collection has been acknowledged as one of the finest regional collections in the world! Enjoy live animal presentations that showcase a variety of desert animals and be sure not to miss Raptor Free Flight (seasonal) where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers! Open daily year-round. Hours/rates vary. Adjacent to Saguaro National Park (west).
Annual Pima County Fair April 18-28 2013 plus a host of other events year-round including NHRA Drag Strip Racing Horse Shows Gun Shows and more.
Open for services. Allow 1-2 hours. A village map/self-guided walking tour is available from any of the town merchants and at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona Patagonia Lake State Park is an ideal place for watching wildlife fishing hiking picnicking water-skiing and camping. The campground overlooks a 265-acre man-made lake where anglers catch bass bluegill crappie and catfish. Hikers can stroll along the beautiful creek trail and see birds such as the canyon towhee inca dove vermilion ? y-catcher black vulture and several species of hummingbirds. Online camping reservations are available at azstateparks.com.
Open for services. Allow 30 minutes-1 hour.
Wonderful themed gardens nature trails eclectic shops art galleries classes creatures and a charming Tea Room. Named as one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure. Open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (July & August 7 a.m.-3 p.m.) $8 adults $5 seniors (62+) $3 students (with ID) $2 children (5-12) under 5 free.; Celebrate the holidays surrounded by a million twinkling lights over three weekends at Tohono Chul; enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Beer wine and additional snacks will ...more
Starting out as a labor of love, Winery 101, Home of Gallifant Cellars and SouthPaw Cellars is our dream come true. We love wine, and if you do, too, you've come to the right place! If you're looking for big-name, nationally and internationally marketed commercial wines, you're in the wrong place. We don't have any, but the grocery store is just down the street.
The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. At this National Historic Landmark site visitors stand on the front line of the Cold War. Tour the underground missile site. See the three-ton blast doors the eight-foot thick silo walls and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center experience a simulated launch and more! Go down in history at the Titan Missile Museum!
America's largest perimeter bicycling event 104 75 55 and 40 miles plus 10 5 Fun Rides. A super lineup of unique features includes: Two-day Bike EXPO exciting mass-start spectacle chip timing Mariachis at the first of two (usually dry) river crossings route stations with water and snacks spaced about 7-10 miles apart Bike Patrol and SAG support full police support at intersections plenty of morale-boosting volunteers and spectators Olympic-style medallions to all finishers and an unforgettable finish-line festival with Beer Garden music massages etc. Main event routes show off Tucson's beautiful vistas of its local mountain ranges - three rising over 9000 feet - complete with the backdrop of the mighty Saguaro cactus. The Fun Rides offer easy and exciting routes that highlight some of Downtown Tucson?s cultural attractions. Proceeds go to Special Olympics and more than 35 other charitable agencies including Tu Nidito Children & Family Services American Parkinson Disease Association Ben?s Bells Project Diamond Children's Medical Center the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Sonoita Vineyards Winery sits on a hilltop in the rolling grasslands of Southern Arizona at an elevation of 5000 feet. Elgin's first commercial vineyard planted in 1979 and Sonoita Vineyards Winery opened in 1983. Our tasting room and gift shop are open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We hold three festivals a year: The Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards held in April; Harvest Festival in July/August and St. Martin's New Release Festival in November. The winery has accommodations for special events in our Vintage room along with the winery grounds.; The Sonoita Vineyards annual fall celebration of St. Martin's New Release includes barrel tasting of new and current releases wine & food pairings discussion with the winemake...more