Celebrate Arizona?s centennial with a journey through time and terrain. Unlock a treasure trove of trivia discover new places and relive our rugged past using interactive maps and timelines. Get personal with oral histories and slide shows and experience the best of Arizona with 3D virtual tours offering everything from a soar over the Grand Canyon to a gallery of rare minerals.
The Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2180 ft to 4687 ft and contains 2 biotic communities desert scrub and desert grassland. Average annual precipitation is approximately 10.27 in. Common wildlife include the coyote Gambel?s quail and desert tortoise.
Southern Arizona’s interactive museum for children. Children’s Museum Tucson provides fun play-based hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. Guided tours for groups available. Air-conditioned. Nonprofit.; The biggest running block party in Arizona features a fast course free food live music free Children’s One Mile and after-party throughout Downtown Tucson. Meet Me Downtown is p…more
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.
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. southwest of Tucson on Tohono O’odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its more than 230-year history free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained volunteer docents who explain the Mission’s history and its lavishly decorated interior the richest and most ornate in the Southwest. For current schedule please go to their website and click on “Docent Tours Info.”
Tombstone?s Historama provides visitors with an authoritative account of Tombstone’s history from Geronimo’s Apaches to modern times. This ?must see? orientation includes the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral the great fires the flooding of Tombstone?s mines and more. Viewers discover how Tombstone got its name and why Wyatt Earp left Tombstone wanted for murder. Actor Vincent Price narrates this 25-minute multimedia presentation involving video historic photos and computer controlled animated figures moving on a revolving stage. The Historama is included with admission to the O.K. Corral. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving)
The Santa Cruz Advocates of the Arts announces the Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival is scheduled for April 26 2014 in Nogales Arizona. Go to http://www.mingusproject.com for more information about the festival.
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
The Presidio San Agustin is Tucson’s re-constructed Spanish fort originally built in 1775 which stood through the late 1800’s. Today a portion of it stands on the same ground where it was originally built and remains of the original foundation are still present. Visit any time to see Museum exhibits about early Tucson and the many cultures that first came together during the Colonial Period. Docents are also available to provide brief tours of the Territorial era house and courtyard as well as the re-built Presidio. The Presidio also comes to life during Living History days with interpreters in period dress performing daily activities including bread making in the adobe oven blacksmithing soldiering and much more. Check the website for Living History days (second Saturday of the month during winter hours) and for other special events and activities. Winter Hours:October thru April Wed. thru Sun. 10-4. Summer Hours: May thru Sept. Thurs. thru Sun. 10-3.; Join Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on a historic tour of the Old Pueblo’s downtown area. Follow the Turquoise Trail a 2.5-mile paved loop encompassing many historic landmarks. A…more
The Tombstone Epitaph is Arizona?s oldest newspaper. Today you can explore this famous newspaper?s historic newsroom and print shop. Inspect the original printing press and see how the Epitaph was printed in the 1880s. Read 1880s news reports of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? Tombstone?s Great Fires and the Apache Geronimo?s surrender. A fascinating display chronicles the life of John P. Clum–the Epitaph?s founder Tombstone?s Mayor and Postmaster and good friend of Wyatt Earp. Admission is free to this National Historic Journalism Site. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?5 p.m. (Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving) Subscription: $25/year.