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Explore Outdoor Attractions & Fun Things to Do in Tucson

Situated in the Sonora Desert valley, Tucson is an alluring and scenic Arizona destination where history and culture, art and architecture, and Sonoran Desert weather and landscape come together in a stunningly beautiful way. From outdoor enthusiasts and amateur history buffs, to professional astronomers and zoologists, to students and wanderers and art lovers and curious people of every stripe, there's something for everyone around Tucson. Find inspiration at the historic Mission San Xavier Del Bac. Wander the shops and galleries on Fourth Avenue or La Encantata, visit the University of Arizona campus to see your favorite students or sports. See giant cacti at Saguaro National Park or hike through the majestic Sabino Canyon. Visit the animals and the incredible exhibits at the world famous Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. From landmarks and museums to festivals and hiking, your Southwest adventures can begin at the calm, comfortable, centrally-located Arizona Inn.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at Tucson

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Visit a mammoth zoo, an inspiring aquarium, beautiful botanic gardens, scenic desert hiking trails, and a natural history museum in one unique attraction. 
The University of Arizona at Tucson

The University of Arizona

Discover this historic public research university, the first college in the Arizona Territory, with a visit to campus or cheer on the Wildcats during a thrilling sporting event.
Sabino Canyon at Arizona

Sabino Canyon

Take a guided tram tour or hike this scenic desert wonderland that's home to serene creeks, waterfalls, more than 30 miles of mountain trails, and interesting local wildlife.
Saguaro National Park at Arizona

Saguaro National Park

Experience Arizona's iconic desert vegetation when you get up close to the largest cacti in the country, explore wildlife trails, and take guided ranger tours.
Pima Air & Space Museum at Tucson

Pima Air & Space Museum

Check out enormous aircraft, spacecraft exhibits, and learn about the history of aviation in Arizona and beyond at the largest private aerospace museum in the world.
Arizona Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson

From shopping and dining to museums, music, and nightlife, there's so much to see, do, eat, and experience in the vibrant and historic downtown district.
Arizona Fox Tucson Theatre

Fox Tucson Theatre

Live theater performances, world-class concerts, classic film screenings, and fun family events are on the calendar at downtown Tucson's famous historic theater.
Fourth Avenue at Tucson

Fourth Avenue

Visit galleries, shop interesting boutiques, eat at great restaurants, dance at nightclubs, and enjoy fun festivals in this Nationally Registered Historic District.
San Xavier Del Bac at Arizona

San Xavier del Bac

Discover an ornate historic Catholic mission in the heart of the desert when you visit Arizona's oldest Spanish church dating to 1692 and beautifully restored to its original splendor.
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