Make your Tucson visit...Memorable!
Old Tucson Studios
Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains is a preserved slice of Americana, Old Tucson. Passing through the gates of a western frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West and the setting for the more than 300 movies and television productions filmed at the location since 1939.
Expanding beyond the movie sets and memorabilia of this rich film history, Old Tucson is now the premier attraction in the Southwest to experience what life in Old West was really like. Just a stroll down the street is an adventure as you lean the perils of a cross-country trip by stagecoach or the demands of life as the sheriff of a Wild West town. Turning the corner, you might find yourself learning the ways of Native peoples in the Native Village.
Kick up your heels for a rip-roarin’ good time!In addition, you’ll enjoy world famous stunt shows, gunfights, and high kickin’ saloon girls in musical revues along with unique shops and restaurants, horseback rides, a vintage carousel and more!
Visit OldTucson.com for more information!
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
For a half-century the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, while intriguing and instructing them with fascinating educational programs. At the same time, the Museum has gained a worldwide repute in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert Region.
The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.
In a nutshell
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.
We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and are a member of the American Association of Museums.
Founded in 1952 by William Carr and Arthur Pack, the Desert Museum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Sonoran Desert. Our current operations and future growth are funded entirely by admissions, memberships, contributions and grants.
For More Information, visit: http://www.desertmuseum.org
Hike Sabino Canyon!
Bear Canyon Trail is certainly a favorite trail. Seven Falls is a natural wonder to behold. Sabino Canyon Tours’ Bear Canyon Trail tram is a non-narrated 2 mile ride that travels to the trailhead of Seven Fall. Visitors may get off the tram at any of the stops and re-board later. Trams arrive on average every hour. The Bear Canyon tram ride has 3 stops along the way for hikers to select their choice of trails.
The Sabino Dam lies east of the Sabino Canyon parking lot. Take the paved road and walk toward Bear Canyon or onto the lower Sabino Canyon dam or take Bear Canyon Tram to stop #2. Gila Chub and Green Sunfish populate the waters in the creek.
Take the Bear Canyon Tram route to the end of the line. The trail head is approximately 2 miles from the parking lot and it takes another 2 ½ miles to reach Seven Falls. The trail crisscrosses over Sabino Creek. When the creek is dry, the footing is stable at most of the crossing points, but when water is present, it can be more challenging. After crossing over the creek several times, the trail rises up the side of Bear Canyon, leveling off at Seven Falls. Hikers are rewarded with several pools of water to relax by and wade in during most of the year.
Allow a minimum of 3 hours for this hike and it is suggested to bring a minimum of 1 quart of water per person.
For additional information about the trails and tours, please visit: http://www.sabinocanyon.com/