In winter, Ski Valley is the southernmost ski resort in the United States. (Probably also the smallest) In summer, the lift is usually open. Kids love to ride the lift to the rim for a grand view of greater Tucson below. And yes, they can hike around up there. In … 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
If you have the time, on your way from Tucson to Tombstone and Bisbee, stop at Kartchner Caverns State Park for a guided tour. Very worthwhile but you will need reservations.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.
For young children, the Reid Park Zoo is a delight. Our grandchildren always enjoyed it when they were small. No, this is not the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park. But it’s a pleasant oasis in mid-town Tucson. Visit the Reid Park Zoo 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson Website … Continue reading
A short history of Tucson public transportation. In this video, recorded before the Old Pueblo Trolley was discontinued to make way for construction of the Modern Streetcar route, the conductor is Dick Guthrie, one of Tucson’s true visionaries and a driving force behind the public effort to secure a light-rail … Continue reading
Try Skeet Shooting at Tucson Trap & Skeet Club Website 7800 W. Old Ajo Highway; Tucson, AZ 85735 … Continue reading
Climb a wall at Rocks & Ropes Kids love it. They must pass a safety check to climb. Visit the Website 330 S Toole Ave # 400; Tucson … Continue reading
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
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