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The University of Arizona Museum of Art
85721
More than 6000 artworks from the 14th century through the present day comprise the permanent collection of mainly European and American art. Changing exhibitions in six galleries feature works by universally renowned artists such as Rembrandt Renoir Picasso Kollwitz Warhol and Hopper. Always on view is the magnificent 15th century Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) Medieval and Early Renaissance works from the Kress Collection as well as sketches and models by sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. Open to the public all year. Nearby parking in the Park Avenue Garage (fee weekdays/free Sat. & Sun.) Admission: $5/adults; Free/members children 18 and under students with current ID UA employees. Hours: Tues.?Fri. 9 a.m.?5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Noon-4:00 p.m. Closed: Mon. and University holidays.

More than 6000 artworks from the 14th century through the present day comprise the permanent collection of mainly European and American art. Changing exhibitions in six galleries feature works by universally renowned artists such as Rembrandt Renoir Picasso Kollwitz Warhol and Hopper. Always on view is the magnificent 15th century Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) Medieval and Early Renaissance works from the Kress Collection as well as sketches and models by sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. Open to the public all year. Nearby parking in the Park Avenue Garage (fee weekdays/free Sat. & Sun.) Admission: $5/adults; Free/members children 18 and under students with current ID UA employees. Hours: Tues.?Fri. 9 a.m.?5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Noon-4:00 p.m. Closed: Mon. and University holidays.

(520) 621-7567
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr
85712
Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes expertly displayed in over 10000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum?s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742 contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; ?The magic of this place cannot be overstated.? For a truly memorable experience don?t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.

Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes expertly displayed in over 10000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum?s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742 contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; ?The magic of this place cannot be overstated.? For a truly memorable experience don?t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.

(520) 881-0606
Rillito Regional Park
4502 N First Ave
85718
Historically Rillito Park started as a quarter horse racetrack with a grandstand barns and a training area. Horse racing still continues but in recent years multi-use fields have been added to accommodate the growing sport of soccer. This park also offers picnic areas ramadas restrooms and drinking water. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing begins in January and continues for five weekends through February skipping Super Bowl weekend. Rillito Racetrack offers pari-mutuel betting on eight or nine live races each Saturday and Sunday.; Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland Ireland and Wales with great music dancing athletic events and good food and drink at Rillito Regional Park.; Friday O...more

Historically Rillito Park started as a quarter horse racetrack with a grandstand barns and a training area. Horse racing still continues but in recent years multi-use fields have been added to accommodate the growing sport of soccer. This park also offers picnic areas ramadas restrooms and drinking water. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing begins in January and continues for five weekends through February skipping Super Bowl weekend. Rillito Racetrack offers pari-mutuel betting on eight or nine live races each Saturday and Sunday.; Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland Ireland and Wales with great music dancing athletic events and good food and drink at Rillito Regional Park.; Friday O...more

(520) 877-6120
Catalina State Park
85740
Six miles north of Ina Rd. on Oracle Rd. 30 minutes from central Tucson.

Six miles north of Ina Rd. on Oracle Rd. 30 minutes from central Tucson.

(520) 628-5798
Madera Canyon
303 Old Tucson Hwy
85621
Open year-round; small donation for entry. 13 unit campground picnic areas nature trail restrooms drinking water hiking trails and an amphitheater

Open year-round; small donation for entry. 13 unit campground picnic areas nature trail restrooms drinking water hiking trails and an amphitheater

Madera Canyon
(520) 281-2296
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
9800 East Ski Run Rd
SkyNights Evening Observing is an awe-inspiring opportunity to explore the night skies from the summit of Mt. Lemmon. Visitors observe astronomical objects with a research quality telescope and the guidance of a professional astronomer / astro-photographer.; Every night explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Arizona's largest public telescope during a five-hour program. View spectacular sunsets and atmospheri...more

SkyNights Evening Observing is an awe-inspiring opportunity to explore the night skies from the summit of Mt. Lemmon. Visitors observe astronomical objects with a research quality telescope and the guidance of a professional astronomer / astro-photographer.; Every night explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Arizona's largest public telescope during a five-hour program. View spectacular sunsets and atmospheri...more

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
6300 N Swan Rd
85718
Tucson?s legendary landmark of art and architecture was designed and built by the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. On the National Register of Historic Places the 10-acre Foothills retreat includes the adobe gallery gift shop cactus courtyard Mission in the Sun the artist's former home and his grave. Six permanent collections of DeGrazia paintings portray colorful cultures of the Sonoran desert and rotating exhibits feature a wide range of some 14000 DeGrazia originals from oil paintings and watercolors to ceramics and sculptures. Open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with free admission.

Tucson?s legendary landmark of art and architecture was designed and built by the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. On the National Register of Historic Places the 10-acre Foothills retreat includes the adobe gallery gift shop cactus courtyard Mission in the Sun the artist's former home and his grave. Six permanent collections of DeGrazia paintings portray colorful cultures of the Sonoran desert and rotating exhibits feature a wide range of some 14000 DeGrazia originals from oil paintings and watercolors to ceramics and sculptures. Open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with free admission.

(520) 299-9191
Main Gate Square
(University Blvd between Park and Euclid Avenues)
85719
Discover flavor style and attitude when you visit Main Gate Square a pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination featuring over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean India Greece Asia Thailand Mexico Ireland Japan Vietnam and everywhere USA. If it?s fashion you want you?ll find the right style for you or the perfect gift for someone else. Or relax at one our seven salons and spas. Live music jam sessions wine tastings jazz concerts enhance Main Gate Square?s high energy urban atmosphere. Life happens here!

Discover flavor style and attitude when you visit Main Gate Square a pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination featuring over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean India Greece Asia Thailand Mexico Ireland Japan Vietnam and everywhere USA. If it?s fashion you want you?ll find the right style for you or the perfect gift for someone else. Or relax at one our seven salons and spas. Live music jam sessions wine tastings jazz concerts enhance Main Gate Square?s high energy urban atmosphere. Life happens here!

(520) 622-8613
Gene C. Reid Park Rose Garden
85716
The Reid Park Rose Garden boasts 1080 different color rose beds with more than 100 species of roses. The Rose Society of Tucson has been a partner with the City in the development and promotion of the garden for many years. A layout plan available free at the garden indicates the location of the various rose species in the garden and lists the best rose varieties for our desert climate. The garden also contains a large gazebo and is very popular for weddings birthday parties and other special events by reservation. The Rose Garden is always a special place to visit but the most impressive display of roses in bloom occurs each March-April and October-November. Open daily sunrise to sunset.

The Reid Park Rose Garden boasts 1080 different color rose beds with more than 100 species of roses. The Rose Society of Tucson has been a partner with the City in the development and promotion of the garden for many years. A layout plan available free at the garden indicates the location of the various rose species in the garden and lists the best rose varieties for our desert climate. The garden also contains a large gazebo and is very popular for weddings birthday parties and other special events by reservation. The Rose Garden is always a special place to visit but the most impressive display of roses in bloom occurs each March-April and October-November. Open daily sunrise to sunset.

(520) 791-4874
Gallifant Cellars
112 N Railroad Ave
86743
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.

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.

(520) 477-9463