Area Attractions


Explore Southern Arizona

Within a short driving distance of Tucson Estates, there is plenty to see and do. Click on http://www.visittucson.org/events/calendar/ to see a complete calendar of events for things you may have never tried or may want to do over again.

For your convenience we have highlighted a few potential options below:

 

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

http://desertmuseum.org/

Stroll the nearly two miles of walking paths throughout the beautiful desert landscape on this 98-acre world-renowned botanical garden, zoo, aquarium, natural history museum, and art gallery. At the museum, you may spot 230 animal species and 1,200 types of plants. Get up close and personal with coyotes, javelina, reptiles, and mountain lions. Come enjoy lunch on the patio or unwind in the peaceful butterfly garden.

Saguaro National Park

http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

This National Park has been set aside to protect the nation’s largest cacti, the giant saguaro, found in only a small portion of the United States and also a universal symbol of the American west. Experience all the wonders of this National Park - the majestic views, an interpretive center, picnic areas, and driving and hiking trails.


 

Tucson Mountain Park

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?pageId=1539

Bordering Tucson Estates, this 20,000 acre County park boast of nearly 62 miles of non-motorized, shared-use trails and many picnic sites for wildlife viewing. Besides hiking, biking, and horseback riding, other amenities include a campground, shooting range, and archery range. Sunsets from Gates Pass are indescribable.

Old Tucson

http://oldtucson.com/

Beyond its rich film history as the location for more than 300 movies and TV shows, Old Tucson is Southern Arizona’s premiere location for an Old West experience. This movie studio and theme park features Living History Presentations, Historic Tours, Shows, and Special Events! Take a guided trail-ride around the 40-acre property! Don’t forget to check out the spook-tacular Nightfall during the month of October.


 

Casino del Sol Resort & Casino
http://www.casinodelsolresort.com/
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe hopes that you will come visit Casino Del Sol, southern Arizona’s premier entertainment and gaming destination with nearly 1,000 slot machines and live blackjack, poker, and bingo. Guests can choose from a number of restaurants and bars that feature live entertainment. Watch the schedule for world-class entertainment at AVA Amphitheater and book a tee-time at the picturesque Sewailo Golf Course.


 Night view of Kitt Peak National Observatory. Kitt Peak National Observatory

http://www.noao.edu/kpno/

Clear skies and low humidity make Arizona an ideal site for stargazing, drawing scientists and researchers from around the world. Located just 56 miles southwest of Tucson, this world-renowned observatory touts the world's largest collection of optical telescopes and has contributed to numerous scientific discoveries.  And the best news is it is open to the public.


Broadway in Tucson
http://www.broadwayintucson.com/
Presented in collaboration with UA Presents at Centennial Hall, individual tickets for the next season go on sale in the fall.