Tucson and the outlying Southern Arizona area have plenty of museums to keep you cool on a hot afternoon or warm and dry in the winter months. We have written reviews, stories and events on several of them below. Many of them will be of interest to kids. Scroll down to browse the excerpts and click on an article of interest.
See our article on History Museums here.
Here are several videos on the most prominent of these museums. Use the arrows in the slideshow 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.
Watch this Video Presentation featuring The Franklin Automobile Museum, a fine classic car collection including representative examples of all Franklin automobiles. The H. H. Franklin Foundation is an educational museum of cars and displays.Continue reading
The Arizona Historical Society’s Tucson History Museum is about life in early Tucson. This is a small but very worthwhile museum if you want to understand the history and cultural heritage of Tucson.Continue reading
The Amerind Museum is an internationally acclaimed Museum and research facility located between Benson and Willcox. The museum boasts an impressive collection of Native American artifacts as well as paintings by western artists. Nestled in Texas Canyon, the old Spanish Revival Museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Indian artifacts. Founded by archaeologist William Shirley Fulton in 1937, the Amerind was named such in a concatenation of the words, American and … Continue reading
The Arizona State Museum celebrates the cultures of the Southwest. Native American blankets, baskets, and pottery. One of the finest collections of gems and minerals anywhere. While located just inside the University of Arizona campus just inside Main Gate, it is not part of the University but a State Museum. Visit the website at: Arizona State Museum Website 1013 E. University Blvd. To learn about more worthwhile museums in Tucson, whether art, history, science, or … Continue reading
Copper, lots of copper, once made Bisbee the biggest, most prosperous city between St. Louis and San Francisco. The Director of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, a long-time resident, shares her sense of this grand city of the Old West. Visiting Bisbee is like going back in time more than a hundred years.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, so pay attention to the map below. Paid parking is available in the parking garage on the NE corner of Speedway and Park. Walk east … 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
A reenactment celebration at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson which takes place several times a year.Continue reading
Just west of the main route through Sierra Vista is Fort Huachuca, headquarters for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Communications Command and the home of two fine military museums housed in three building on the fort. One museum is dedicated to the history of the U.S. Army in the American Southwest.Continue reading
The Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873. The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier with particular emphasis on the Apache Wars.Continue reading