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    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Ranked #1 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.7132 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Outdoors, History Museum, Zoo or Aquarium, Art Gallery, Garden
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Great place to see the variety of wildlife and plant life that live in our desert!

  • 2
    Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

    Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

    Ranked #2 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.888 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Scenic Lookout, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureBackpackers

    Amazing pools and streams, some overflowing the bridges. Take the tram - get on and off - or walk the 3 mile trail into the canyon.

  • 3
    Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Ranked #3 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.587 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    A secret oasis in the heart of Tucson. The Tucson botanical gardens is a tranquil and inspiring place of beauty for all. From October to April the butterfly Magic exhibit ...

  • 4
    Catalina State Park

    Catalina State Park

    Ranked #4 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.568 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withAdventureBackpackersFamilies

    My favorite place to hike for many reasons. It isn’t as crowded as Sabino Canyon, it is close to our property, you hike on dirt trails in the middle of ...

  • 5
    Mount Lemmon

    Mount Lemmon

    Ranked #5 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.659 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesOutdoorsy

    7-9000 feet altitude. A ski lift and gorgeous Ponderosa Pine Forest in the Catalinas. Numerous hikes, springs. Only 45 minutes away.

  • 6
    Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park

    Ranked #6 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.355 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    I loved being able to walk the trails here, and to be able to get up close to the saguaro cactus and other desert plants. You just need to be ...

  • 7
    Pima Air & Space Museum

    Pima Air & Space Museum

    Ranked #7 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.254 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryAdventureFamilies

    If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Not only will you see new military aircraft, but be sure and take the trip to the "bone yard" where you'll ...

  • 8
    Tucson Museum of Art

    Tucson Museum of Art

    Ranked #8 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.150 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesStudents

    Series of galleries inside adobe homes with exhibits of pre-Columbian & Latin American folk art.

  • 9
    La Encantada

    La Encantada

    Ranked #9 overall in Tucson things to do
    9.646 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withLuxuryFamiliesFoodies

    La Encantada, a local outdoor mall is located at Campbell/Sunrise. Enjoy a variety of upscale stores and restaurants. The 'mall' has beautiful city views. Stores such as Anthropology, Crate & ...

  • 10
    Reid Park Zoo

    Reid Park Zoo

    Ranked #10 overall in Tucson things to do
    8.842 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    While not a huge zoo, the exhibits are very well maintained and I love the elephant and giraffe enclosures!

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