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Tucson Area Attractions

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. Southwest of Tucson on Tohono O’odham Reservation.

1950 W. San Xavier Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 294-2624
23 miles; 15.3 miles

Old Tucson Studios

Old Tucson Studios is southern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertainment venue with a full array of live shows, thrilling stunts, saloon musicals, stagecoach adventures and fun for the whole family.

201 S. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 883-0100
27 minutes; 18 miles

Reid Park Zoo

Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time! Meet the more than 400 animals-rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions. Adventure in the African, Asian, and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection, the zoo’s full-flight, walk through aviary. Go behind the scenes and discover the inner workings of the zoo.

1100 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 791-4022
5 minutes; 2 miles

The University of Arizona-Biosphere 2

World’s largest, glass-enclosed mini-world “Exploring Earth’s Future.” Guided “Under the Glass” tours. Snacks and gift shop. Biosphere 2, under the management of The University of Arizona, is one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues. In addition to its popular daily tours of Biosphere 2, The University of Arizona has established two additional scientific entities, B2 Earthscience and B2 Institute, dedicated to achieving a range of research, education, and outreach goals.

P.O. Box 8746
Tucson, AZ 85738
(520) 838-6200

Trail Dust Town

Authentic Old West town featuring stunt shows, miniature train, vintage carousel, shops, more. Enjoy a mesquite-grilled steak at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse.

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 296-4551
10 minutes; 4.7 miles