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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center
85629
View the incredible open-pit mine take a look at our huge haul trucks at work and find out how copper is extracted and processed in the mill all at great rates! Free admission to our award-winning exhibit center video theater and picnic area. Our gift shop has been described by customers as one of the best in Arizona's southwestern region. Come visit us! For rates and schedules visit our website or call.

View the incredible open-pit mine take a look at our huge haul trucks at work and find out how copper is extracted and processed in the mill all at great rates! Free admission to our award-winning exhibit center video theater and picnic area. Our gift shop has been described by customers as one of the best in Arizona's southwestern region. Come visit us! For rates and schedules visit our website or call.

(520) 625-8233
Saguaro National Park East
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2670 ft to 8666 ft and contains 6 biotic communities. The biotic communities (starting from the lowest elevation) include desert scrub desert grassland oak woodland pine-oak woodland pine forest and mixed conifer forest. Average annual precipitation is approximately 12.30 in. The Rincon Mountains peak at a considerably higher elevation than the Tucson Mountains therefore there are more biotic communities and increased plant and wildlife diversity. Because of the higher elevation in the Rincons animals like the black bear Mexican spotted owl Arizona mountain king snake and white-tailed deer live in this district.

The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2670 ft to 8666 ft and contains 6 biotic communities. The biotic communities (starting from the lowest elevation) include desert scrub desert grassland oak woodland pine-oak woodland pine forest and mixed conifer forest. Average annual precipitation is approximately 12.30 in. The Rincon Mountains peak at a considerably higher elevation than the Tucson Mountains therefore there are more biotic communities and increased plant and wildlife diversity. Because of the higher elevation in the Rincons animals like the black bear Mexican spotted owl Arizona mountain king snake and white-tailed deer live in this district.

(520) 733-5158
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
1601 E University Blvd
85721
The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium blends science and learning for all ages through interactive exhibits astronomy and laser light shows in the planetarium and one of the top-five gem and mineral collections in the country. Don?t miss Flandrau?s featured exhibit ?Exploring Sky Islands? full of fun hands-on exhibits that will take you from our desert basins to the pine forests on top of our Arizona mountains. Our newest exhibit ?The Best Of The Best: Prize Minerals from the vaults of Arizona's Top Collectors" brings together a dazzling array of minerals and the stories behind them ? the search the discovery the history and the awe-inspiring science ? that make these specimens come to life and conveys the excitement that inspires the collectors.

The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium blends science and learning for all ages through interactive exhibits astronomy and laser light shows in the planetarium and one of the top-five gem and mineral collections in the country. Don?t miss Flandrau?s featured exhibit ?Exploring Sky Islands? full of fun hands-on exhibits that will take you from our desert basins to the pine forests on top of our Arizona mountains. Our newest exhibit ?The Best Of The Best: Prize Minerals from the vaults of Arizona's Top Collectors" brings together a dazzling array of minerals and the stories behind them ? the search the discovery the history and the awe-inspiring science ? that make these specimens come to life and conveys the excitement that inspires the collectors.

(520) 621-7827
Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
7350 S Nogales Hwy
85756
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment offers a convenient memorable entertainment experience in Tucson Sahuarita and Why Arizona. Amenities include unmatched gaming options fine dining the Monsoon Nightclub and world-class sporting events music concerts and comedy sets at the Diamond Center. Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment also offers one of the region's finest convention centers and high-tech meeting facilities. An enterprise of the Tohono O?odham Nation Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has been in the gaming and entertainment business for almost 30 years beginning in 1985 with the opening of Papago Bingo in the Tucson area. In 1993 the first Desert Diamond Casino was opened on Nogales Highway. Six years later a smaller facility opened in Why Arizona. The third Desert Diamond Casino near Sahuarita was opened in 2001. In 2007 the original casino on Nogales Highway was replaced with a new casino hotel and convention center complex.

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment offers a convenient memorable entertainment experience in Tucson Sahuarita and Why Arizona. Amenities include unmatched gaming options fine dining the Monsoon Nightclub and world-class sporting events music concerts and comedy sets at the Diamond Center. Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment also offers one of the region's finest convention centers and high-tech meeting facilities. An enterprise of the Tohono O?odham Nation Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has been in the gaming and entertainment business for almost 30 years beginning in 1985 with the opening of Papago Bingo in the Tucson area. In 1993 the first Desert Diamond Casino was opened on Nogales Highway. Six years later a smaller facility opened in Why Arizona. The third Desert Diamond Casino near Sahuarita was opened in 2001. In 2007 the original casino on Nogales Highway was replaced with a new casino hotel and convention center complex.

(520) 294-7777
Picacho Peak State Park
85241
Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can?t miss the prominent 1500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and often in the spring overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance outstanding and varied desert growth and historical importance. The Visitor Center has public restrooms a gift shop plus vending machines with energy drinks and snacks.

Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can?t miss the prominent 1500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and often in the spring overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance outstanding and varied desert growth and historical importance. The Visitor Center has public restrooms a gift shop plus vending machines with energy drinks and snacks.

(520) 466-3183
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
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
140 N Main Ave
85701
Blending the traditional with the inventive the museum presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West Latin American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. The historic block features five distinctive properties that provide visitors with a unique look into Tucson?s past.; The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents an evening concert with superb music and delectable dinner at Tucson Museum of Art. The spiraling architecture surrounds you with the power of...more; Celebrate the annual tradition of Dia de los Muertos at the Tucson Museum of Art. The day will be filled with altars created by local schools and community partners food pinatas ...more

Blending the traditional with the inventive the museum presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West Latin American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. The historic block features five distinctive properties that provide visitors with a unique look into Tucson?s past.; The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents an evening concert with superb music and delectable dinner at Tucson Museum of Art. The spiraling architecture surrounds you with the power of...more; Celebrate the annual tradition of Dia de los Muertos at the Tucson Museum of Art. The day will be filled with altars created by local schools and community partners food pinatas ...more

(520) 624-2333
Zarpara Vineyard & Wine Tasting Room
6777 S Zarpara Ln
85643
Come out to the vineyard and sample our exceptional, hand-crafted wines. Slow down and take in the scenery of this broad valley and its sky islands. Go for a stroll in the vineyard. Bring along a tasty picnic to enjoy with a bottle of Zarpara wine on the outdoor terrace.

Come out to the vineyard and sample our exceptional, hand-crafted wines. Slow down and take in the scenery of this broad valley and its sky islands. Go for a stroll in the vineyard. Bring along a tasty picnic to enjoy with a bottle of Zarpara wine on the outdoor terrace.

(602) 885-8903
International Wildlife Museum
4800 W Gates Pass Rd
85745
Featuring natural-history collections from around the world hands-on exhibits Wildlife Theater showing films hourly and Oasis Gift Shop. Group tours and discounts available.; Experience over 400 species of birds mammals and insects up close! $2 off general admission is not valid with any other offer. Limit four tickets per coupon. ... more

Featuring natural-history collections from around the world hands-on exhibits Wildlife Theater showing films hourly and Oasis Gift Shop. Group tours and discounts available.; Experience over 400 species of birds mammals and insects up close! $2 off general admission is not valid with any other offer. Limit four tickets per coupon. ... more

(520) 629-0100
Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum
4823 S 6th Ave
85714
Museum features 150 horse-drawn vehicles from buggies to elaborate coaches historic artifacts from pioneer days re-created Tucson Main Street circa 1900. Tour 1 1/2 hours. Open publicly Jan.?April. Private tours year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Phone:520-294-1280. ADA Compliant.

Museum features 150 horse-drawn vehicles from buggies to elaborate coaches historic artifacts from pioneer days re-created Tucson Main Street circa 1900. Tour 1 1/2 hours. Open publicly Jan.?April. Private tours year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Phone:520-294-1280. ADA Compliant.

(520) 591-9585