This half marathon quarter marathon and 5K for runners walkers wheelchair racers and kids of all ages and abilities is a true celebration of the healthy active lifestyle. The breathtaking course meanders through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina mountains in Oro Valley just north of Tucson. Every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher's medal and bountiful post-race refreshments. The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is the official race headquarters hotel of the 2013 event. Stay at the El Conquistador within the ADC room block and get a VIP upgrade including delivery of your race Goody Bag.
At Rancho Rossa Vineyards, we prefer the ?hands off" approach, using old school techniques and allowing our grapes to make the wine with as little intervention from the wine maker as possible. We opened the tasting room in 2006 with just four wines. Our very first effort, the 2004 Syrah, won the AWGA award for best red wine in the state. We have followed with several other award-winning wines and have developed a small cult following for our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which is made only in very small quantities.
El Presidio Historic District is home to the city block of Old Town Artisans. The 150-year-old adobe building has six distinctive shops and galleries featuring fine art imports and crafts from hundreds of local and regional artists from the Americas and the world. The Spanish-style courtyard offers a relaxing place to enjoy lunch or beverages amidst regional plants and trees.
Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the western frontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve its existence.
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.
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The mission of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is to provide in a state-of-the-art building, a cultural and educational atmosphere for the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures. The artistic, historic, architectural and creative aspects of miniatures will be shared in an entertaining and interactive way with community members of all ages.
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.
Behind-the-scenes look into cutting-edge technology and revolutionary processes involved in making giant telescope mirrors: constructing mold casting polishing delivering to mountain-top viewing universe. Tours: Tuesday ? Friday @ 1 PM or 3 PM Cost: $15 Adults and $8 Students Located on the UA campus under UA Football Stadium.
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.