The Coronado National Forest is big and diverse. It includes the Santa Catalina Mountains including Mt. Lemmon, Santa Ritas home to Mt. Wrightson and Madera Canyon, the Huachuca Mountains of which Ramsey and Carr Canyons are well known, the Pinaleno Mountains of which Mt. Graham is the highest peak, Chiracahua … Continue reading
Ramsey Canyon is EXCEPTIONAL! Tombstone and Bisbee are essentials. But if you have an extra day, do visit Ramsey Canyon. Plenty of hiking and birding here. Hike up the mountain. Spy on the many varieties of birds and other critters. Revel in Nature. The Ramsey Canyon preserve is one of … Continue reading
Ted DeGrazia was a world-renowned artist who, with his Native American friends, built one of the world’s most unique art galleries to showcase his work. However you describe his art, I’m sure your visit to the DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun in Northeast Tucson will be a most interesting and enjoyable outing.Continue reading
About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center.
I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West.
Located at the west end of the restored Train Depot is the Transportation Museum. I know. When I first heard about it I wasn’t in any hurry to go either. But there is no way to understand the history of Tucson until you witness the incredible impact the arrival of … Continue reading
The Center for Creative Photography houses an extensive collection of North America’s most legendary photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Periodically, it also exhibits some of the most important photographers of the recent past. If you love photography, this place is a must-visit. CCP is not easy to find, … Continue reading
FAMILY FUN TIME Enjoy the Science Center every day of the week, a planetarium show or a laser music show. The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium on the UofA campus explores the universe from all perspectives, education for youth and adults. Changing exhibits focus on biology, energy, optics and more, weaving … Continue reading
If you enjoy the out-of-doors, do not miss the chance to hike Sabino Canyon. This is a very pleasant day trip. For other Parks and Gardens in the area, see our list of the Best Parks and Gardens. Also, see our article on Things to do with Kids for more … Continue reading