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     "Tucson, AZ"
     Tucson, Arizona

    Tucson is the oldest continually inhabited settlement in the United States. Part of the original Spanish Presidio is preserved. Now a sophisticated city of 700,000 people, Tucson has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, urban cowboys, and culture vultures alike. The influence of a strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage is in evidence everywhere. Tucson events include: Tucson Open, Indian Arts Fair, Copper Bowl, Pima County Fair, Ski Carnival, and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

     Arizona Historical Society/Tucson Museum
     949 E. 2nd St.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 628-5774
     The center has a museum, a research library, and an Arizona mining exhibit.

     Arizona State Museum
     University of Arizona campus, Park Ave. and University Blvd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 621-6302
     The museum emphasizes on archeology and ethnology and they hold the collection of artifacts from pre-historic Hohokam and Mogollon Native Americans.

     Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
     Tucson Mountain Park, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 883-2702
     The museum houses over 200 live animal species in natural habitats.

     Biosphere 2
     Biosphere 2 Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 896-6200
     The center has seven ecosystems within a 3-acre airtight structure.

     Casino of the Sun
     7406 S. Camino de Oeste
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 883-1700

     Catalina State Park
     SR 77
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 628-5798
     This state park is stationed to 5,511 acres of desert plants and animals.

     Center for Creative Photography
     University of Arizona campus, Olive Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 6621-7968
     The center houses one of the most comprehensive photographic collections in the world and over 50,000 photographs represent their work.

     De Grazia Gallery in the Sun
     6300 N. Swan Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 299-9191
     There are paintings, bronzes, and ceramics done by Ted De Grazia being displayed.

     Desert Diamond Casino
     7350 Nogales Hwy.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 294-7777

     Dome Theater
     first floor, Flandrau Science Center & Planetarrium
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 621-7827
     The theater offers 1-hour programs of a historic and educational nature.

     Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
     University Blvd. and Cherry Ave., main campus of the University of Arizona
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 621-7827
     There are science halls and exhibits dedicated to optical science, astronomy, and space exploration.

     Fort Lowell Museum
     Fort Lowell and Craycroft Rds.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 885-3832
     The museum is a reconstuction of the officer's quarters where you can go see some of the things that were in the Apache Indian wars.

     Gene C. Reid Park
     22nd St. and Country Club Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     A 160-acre park where Hi Corbett Field is and the area also offers picnic areas, tennis courts, and a fishing lake.

     International Wildlife Museum
     Speedway Blvd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 617-1439
     The museum features dioramas showing more than 300 species of animals.

     Kitt Peak National Observatory
     Tohono O'odham Reservation, Quinlan Mountains of the Sonoran Desert
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 318-8726
     This observatory is thought to be the largest optical telescope facility and offers people many things to do.

     La Casa Cordova
     N. Meyer Ave
     Tucson, Arizona
     Built around 1850, this house has become one of the oldest buildings in Tucson.

     Mineral Museum
     lower level, Flandrau Science Center on the University of Arizona campus
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 621-4227
     The museum shows fine gems, fossils, and mineral specimens from all over the world.

     Mission San Xavier Del Bac
     Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 294-2624
     This is the only Kino mission in the nation and is still active in preaching to Tohono O'odham.

     Old Pueblo Tours
     4841 E. Third St.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 795-7448
     The tours offer 6.5 hour guided tours of Tucson.

     Old Tucson Studios
     Tucson Mountain Park
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 883-0100
     The studios who made the movie "Arizona" and the television series "The Young Riders."

     Pima Air and Space Museum
     6000 E. Valencia Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 574-9658
     Over 200 vintage aircraft around the nation's aviation history are shown here.

     Postal History Foundation, The
     920 N. First Ave.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 623-6652
     A foundation dedicated to the history of the U.S. Postal Service.

     Reid Park Zoo
     22nd St. and Country Club Rd. in Gene C. Reid Park
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 791-4022
     The zoo has over 100 species of a number more than 300 animal representing the zoo.

     Sabino Canyon
     17 mi. e. use Tanque Verde Rd. and Sabino Canyon Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520)749-3223 or 749-8700
     Sabino Canyon Tours offers tours aboard shuttle buses into the canyon.

     Saguaro National Park
     Rincon Mountain District and the Tucson Mountain District
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520)733-5153 or 733-5158
     This national park is divided into two districts being from the east and west of Tucson.

     Sentinel Peak Park
     Tucson, Arizona
     The park hold the peak known as "A Mountain."

     Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House
     151 S. Granada Ave. in the Convention Center Complex
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 622-0956
     This Mexican-American adobe house was restored in 1880 and was John Fremont's residence at one time.

     Titan Missile Museum
     I-19 exit 69, duval Mine Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 625-7736
     The museum was a formal Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) complex preserved for being a museum.

     Tohono Chul Park
     7366 N. Paseo del Norte
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520)575-8468 or 742-6455
     The park is in a 48-acre desert, setup in an urban area.

     Tucson Botanical Gardens
     2150 N. Alvernon Way
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 326-9255
     The botanical gardens feature are a tropical greenhouse, irises, herbs, and Native American crops.

     Tucson Children's Museum
     200 S. 6th Ave.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 792-9985
     The museum encourages children to learn and participate through hands-on exhibits and programs offered here.

     Tucson Mountain Park
     Kinney Rd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520)883-4200 or 883-8245
     The park encompasses 17,000 acres of the Tucson Mountains and the lands around it.

     Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
     140 N. Main Ave. in a historical arts complex
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 624-2333
     The center has collections of per-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and Western American art, and there is a historic block of houses surrounding the museum in the El Presidio Historic District.

     University of Arizona Museum of Art
     Art Building of the College of Fine Arts, east of Park Ave. near Speedway Blvd.
     Tucson, Arizona
     (520) 621-7567
     The art museum has the Dress Collection , the "Retablo of the Ciudad Rodrigo", and other great works of art.

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