- Arizona State Museum
Located at the University of Arizona and in operation since 1893, this museum contains a number of artifacts related to Southwestern and Native American culture.
Hours:Monday to Thursday 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 adult
Phone: (520) 621-6302
- DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun
A tribute to famed artist Ted DeGrazia, this gallery houses a number of his works. The gallery building, along with the artist's former home, was built by DeGrazia himself and a crew of his friends using natural materials. Hours: 10:00 am-4:00 pm daily
Phone: (520) 299-9191
- Mission San Xavier del Bac
This mission was founded by Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and is considered one of the best examples of Mission architecture in the United States.
Hours: The Mission Church is open to the public: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.
Admission: Museum is free and open to the public; however there are some donation boxes which helps provide for its upkeep. The museums hours are: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily.
Phone: (520) 294-2624
- Pima Air and Space Museum
The perfect attraction for anyone interested in aviation, this museum houses over 250 historic aircraft, including the plane used by John F. Kennedy as Air Force One.
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Admission: $15.50 adult
Phone: (520) 574-0462
- Reid Park Zoo
The Reid Park Zoo is a great place for the family to view hundreds of different exotic animals in realistic habitats.
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Admission: $7.00 adult
Phone: (520) 791-4022
- Tucson Museum of Art
This popular visual arts museum features modern and historical works in a variety of artistic mediums. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $8.00 general
Phone: (520) 624-2333
- Old Tucson Studios - Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertainment venue for family fun! This world-famous Western movie studio and theme park features a full array of live shows, dramatic gunfights, thrilling stunts, and saloon musicals featured daily. Great food, shopping, games, rides and attractions.
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $16.95 adult. All park shows and tours are included in the admission price. Select games, food, stagecoach and trail rides are available for an additional fee.
Phone: (520) 883-0100
- Arizona Sonora Desert Museum- The museum is really an internationally acclaimed garden and zoo with hundreds of species of plants and animals in natural desert settings. Restaurant dining is available.
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $14.50 adult
Phone: (520) 883-2702
- International Wildlife Museum - Natural history museum is a non-profit educational program of Safari Club International Foundation, with a mission to promote conservation and wildlife appreciation. Exhibits, dioramas, and an auditorium for nature films to interest all ages.
Hours: Mon.–Fri. 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Admission: $7.00 adult
Phone: (520) 629-0100
- Kartchner Caverns State Park - One of the great natural wonders of the western United States. It’s believed that no human had ever seen this huge living cave prior to its discovery in the 1970s by two Tucson cave enthusiasts. Care has been taken to preserve the pristine conditions within. Remarkable because it is a “wet” or “living” cave, meaning the calcite formations are still growing. See a stunning variety of multicolored cave formations. Photos and video equipment prohibited.
Hours: Park open 7 days/week, 7:30 am–6:00 pm. Tours run 8:20 am–4:20 pm. Reservations strongly recommended.
Admission: Rotunda/Throne Room tour: $18.95/adults. Big Room tour: $22.95/adults. Park entrance fee $5/vehicle
Phone: (520) 586-2283
- Biosphere 2 - Recently named by Time Life Books as one of the 50 must see "Wonders of the World". Biosphere 2 was originally designed as a prototype for space colonization; it now houses real time earth science and research along with a visitor center that has movies, exhibits, cafe and bookstore.
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: $20.00 adult
Phone: (520) 838-6200
- Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge- About 118,000 acres of grassland managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Grassland birds are abundant in summer. A re-population program is underway for the rare masked bobwhite, making this the only place in the country where four species of quail occur.
Hours: Refuge open 24 hours. Visitor center open daily 7:30 am–4:00 pm
Phone: (520) 823-4251 extension 116
- White Water Draw - The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies within the Chihuahuan desert grassland habitat type and is the winter home to thousands of sandhill cranes and many species of raptors. The Arizona Game and Fish Department manages this wildlife area to provide public access, for hunting and watchable wildlife oriented recreational activities, which is consistent with management of the wildlife resource values to provide opportunities for appropriate wildlife, oriented public education and research.
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset