Tucson and the outlying Southern Arizona area have plenty of museums to keep you cool on a hot afternoon. We have written reviews, stories and events on several of them below. Many are of interest to kids. You may access these features from the Table of Contents below or scroll down to browse the excerpts.
We have several videos on the most prominent of these museums. Use the Arrows to scroll through these videos.
Scroll down to peruse our posts on the museums. There are several pages, just click on the page number at the bottom or an excerpt to view more information on the museum of interest.
One of the features on Southern Arizona Guide is The Best Picnic Areas In Southern Arizona. Last Sunday, we “discovered” yet another one near the top of Carr Canyon. And yesterday we enjoyed an old favorite among the boulders of Texas Canyon. One reason this is a favorite picnic spot is the Amerind is […]Continue reading
In no particular order, here are our recommendations for The 4 Best Downtown Tucson Museums: (1) Jewish History Museum; (2) Tucson Museum of Art; (3) El Agustin de Tucson Presidio; and (4) Arizona Historical Society Downtown Tucson Museum; (5) Southern Arizona Transportation MuseumContinue reading
A historical tour of the J. Knox Corbett House, a Tucson merchant’s home from the early 20th Century.
An elegant two-story, stucco-covered brick structure built in the mission revival style, was completed in 1907 and lived in by members of the Corbett family for fifty-six years. J. Knox Corbett and his wife Lizzie Hughes Corbett built the house on the northwest corner of the block next to the Stevens House and near the Tucson Museum of Art.
Step back in time at the Mini Time Machine, The Museum of Miniatures in Central Tucson Arizona. Watch this video which features a surprisingly fascinating look at life in miniature.Continue reading
Our unique Tucson Museum of Miniatures, The Mini-Time Machine, is one of our favorite local attractions. We’ve taken visiting friends and family here for the past few years and all have found it fascinating. The first thing visitors usually notice is the state-of-the-art facility. The Mini is definitely not a dusty garage stuffed with old […]Continue reading
On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]Continue reading
An Overview of the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Museum of Art has both permanent and rotating exhibits as well as historic houses, a cafe and museum store.Continue reading
Video tour of a Cold War Bunker, housing the Titan II Missile, the only one of its kind left.Continue reading
Tubac is Arizona’s oldest European community. The 1885 furnished schoolhouse, Otero Hall, and Rojas House are all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park features a small, but fine museum, an underground display of the Presidio ruins, Arizona’s first printing press, a picnic area, school house, church, and the Juan Bautista de Anza Trailhead.Continue reading
Tucson Desert Art Museum, which includes Four Corners Gallery, tells the extraordinary history of the Desert Southwest through the eyes and talent of its finest artists and artisans, including Maynard Dixon, Thomas Moran, & Albert Bierstadt, to name just a few. When I went to photograph some of the exhibits, I took Neighbor Roy as I usually do to help with photo & video shoots. I particularly appreciate fine artwork representing my beloved Southwest. But … Continue reading