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Visit The University Of Arizona Campus, 5 Minutes from our hotel

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is a public research institution and the oldest university in the state. Recognized as a global leader, U of A is home to two medical schools and has been on the cutting-edge in the fields of space sciences, medicine, arts, business, and technology. The university offers a diverse range of academic disciplines and an award-winning staff to more than 42,100 undergraduate and graduate students.

Located in central Tucson just one mile from our hotel, the University of Arizona has a deep connection with the surrounding community, bringing museums and science exhibits,  sports, arts, theater, and music events to visitors and locals throughout the year. Catch varsity sports from the NCAA Arizona Wildcats, including Pac-12 basketball and Division 1 football games at McKale Memorial Center and Arizona Stadium, respectively, both just five minutes from the Arizona Inn. 


Prices - 

Free to enter campus. Visitor parking in all garages is $1-$2/hr. ($8 max.) and free on weekends and holidays (except during special events)

Hours -

Varies by event and attraction


  • Homecoming Barbecue Bash
  • Reunion Weekend
  • Summer Sendoff


  • Guided Campus Tours
  • Visitor's Center
  • Museums & Planetarium
  • Arboretum
  • Music, Theater & Dance Productions
  • Sports Events


  • Where can I Park when I Visit the University of Arizona?

    The university offers visitor parking at garages on Cherry Ave., Highland Ave., Park Ave., Sixth St., Tyndall Ave., Second St., and the Main Campus Gate. Garages operate from 7:00 a.m. to midnight daily. Parking rates are $1-$2 per hour, with a daily maximum of $8. Visitor parking is free on weekends and holidays, unless there is a special event. Football and special event parking is $5 per vehicle at the Park Ave. garage, and the campus runs shuttles from the garage to the event.
  • Are There Good Places to Eat on Campus?

    Yes, there are lots of dining choices available on the U of A campus. Grab a coffee at Starbucks, stop for sandwiches at The Counter or Fuel, enjoy hot snacks at the Hot Dog Food Stop, or fill your plate at the Bear Down Kitchen's all-you-can-eat cafe. You'll also find more than 20 restaurants in the Student Unions, two markets, six convenience stores, and 350 vending machines located throughout campus.

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