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$10 for Haunted Ruins Show for Two at Valley of the Moon ($20 Value)

Valley of the Moon

Prince and Tucson Blvd

$20 $10

Families explore Valley of the Moon's haunted ruins in a walking adventure fueled by characters from Harry Potter that runs for 12 nights

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Tucson Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Two Private Dance Lessons or 10 Group Dance Classes for One or 5 Group Classes for Two (Up to 61% Off)

Shall We Dance

Oak Flower

$45 $22

Group or private lessons in Argentinean tango, salsa, swing, and waltz; expert dance instructors provide consultations

$26 for Four to Visit Children's Museum Tucson

Children's Museum Tucson

Downtown Tucson

$32 $26

Kids and families explore various exhibits, including a re-imagined art studio and Wee World, Investigation Station, Pet Vet, and more

$19 for Tournament of Destruction Monster-Truck Event and VIP Pass at Tucson Rodeo Grounds on October 3 or 4 ($37 Value)

Tournament of Destruction

Tucson Rodeo Grounds

$37 $19

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Before monster trucks crush cars under their massive tires and entertain rowdy fans, VIPs take photos with them and hop into one for a ride

Paint-Your-Own Ceramics and Studio Fees for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Park Place Mall

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus

Arizona State Museum

University of Arizona

$40 $20

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Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 3,000,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs

3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from Rejuv Medical Southwest (70% Off)

Rejuv Medical Southwest

Tucson

$167 $50

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10 or 20 Youth and Adult Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Barra Tucson (Up to 75% Off)

Gracie Barra Tucson

Tucson

$200 $59

Certified Brazilian jiujitsu trainers teach takedowns and grappling techniques in spacious 2,400-square-foot facility

Guided Motorcycle Tours for One or Two with Optional Bike Rental at Dynamic Motorcycle Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Dynamic Motorcycle Tours

Office

$80 $39

Led by experienced guides, riders explore breathtaking wine country as they follow the famous Apache Trail or the roads to Tombstone

Two or Four 60-Minute Horseback Riding Lessons at Lucky Charm Riding Center (Up to 54% Off)

Lucky Charm Riding Center

Linda Vista Citrus

$60 $30

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 60-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

One or Two Months of Taekwondo and Aikido Classes at Martial Arts of Tucson (Up to 78% Off)

Martial Arts of Tucson

Ward 6

$159 $39

Gain self-confidence while learning powerful taekwondo strikes or elegant aikido takedowns

One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Club Fitting at Corey Baehman Golf (Up to 62% Off)

Corey Baehman Golf

Tucson

$110 $49

PGA member with 17 years of teaching experience works closely with players of all abilities to meet golfing goals

$33 for $60 Worth of Services at Barbea Williams Performing Company

Barbea Williams Performing Company

Dunbar Springs

$60 $33

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Arthouse-Movie Outing with One Large Popcorn for Two or Three at The Loft Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

The Loft Cinema

Palo Verde

$25 $11

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Nonprofit independent arthouse screens indie, foreign, and cult-classic films accompanied by popcorn with real butter

Four Music Classes, Dance Classes, or Four Private Music or Dance Lessons at Music & Dance Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Music & Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Group music classes introduce children to the basics of guitar or piano; group dance classes cover ballet, jazz, hip-hop, or tap

Fused-Dichroic-Jewelry- or Lattice-Vase-Making Workshop for One or Two at Tucson Stained Glass (Up to 52% Off)

Tucson Stained Glass

Grant Square Shopping Center

$125 $60

Students of all experience levels utilize an assortment of glass materials to create colorful jewelry or lattice vases

Two-Month Membership or Two Personal Training Sessions and a Body Age Assessment at Prestige Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Prestige Fitness

Catalina Foothills

$150 $39

24-hour fitness center offers memberships with complimentary training session; two personal training sessions include a body age assessment

$24 for $80 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Arizona Combat Academy

Arizona Combat Academy

Tucson

$80 $24

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8 or 12 Reformer Pilates Classes at PerFit Pilates (Up to 52% Off)

PerFit Pilates

Tucson

$147 $69.99

Instructors lead students through Joseph Pilates' core-strengthening routine

Four Same-Day Go-Kart Races for One, Two, or Four at Xtreme Fun Spot (Half Off)

Xtreme Fun Spot

Marana

$30 $15

Individuals, pairs, or groups zip around a specialized track in easy-to-drive karts

5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions from Tasha Kouri Personal Training (Up to 70% Off)

Tasha Kouri Personal training

Multiple Locations

$225 $79

NASM-certified personal trainer helps clients achieve their fitness goals

10 or 20 Fitness or Self-Defense Classes at Ultima Self-Defense and Fitness LLC (Up to 74% Off)

Ultima Self Defense and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Fitness and self-defense classes tone muscle and build confidence in adults and kids who spar, grapple, and swing kettlebells

Two Hours of Billiards and Two Drinks for Two or Four at Pockets Pool & Pub (Up to 63% Off)

Pockets Pool & Pub

Pockets Pool & Pub

$40 $15

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Players at 18 tables sip beers, cocktails, and soda

$50 for $99 Groupon — National Taekwondo Association

National Taekwondo Association

Multiple Locations

$99 $50

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Monument Valley Tour for Two or Four from Redstone Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Redstone Tours

On Location

$438 $259

Explore historic Cameron Trading Post and Monument Valley Tribal Park; observe the Painted Desert; eat lunch overlooking Monument Valley

Five or Ten Semi-Private Pilates Classes or Three Private Pilates Classes at Red Monkey Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Red Monkey Studio

Catalina Foothills Estates

$175 $39

Groups of four flex aboard Pilates equipment during quartet classes; students receive one-on-one instruction during private sessions

Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (48% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Tucson

$50 $25.99

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tuscon's most haunted areas, such as the Fox Theater

Four or Eight Belly-Dancing Classes at Xanadu Dance Studio (50% Off)

Xanadu Dance Studio

Grant/Country Club

$48 $24

Experienced instructor gets torsos moving in upbeat studio with 13 morning or evening time slots offered weekly for various levels

Two Hours of Jump Time with Foam-Pit Access at AZ Air Time Tucson (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

AZ Air Time Tucson

Marana

$13 $6

Jump center includes 5,000-square-foot trampoline, two dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, and a foam pit.

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Two or Five Belly-Dancing Classes at Belly Dance Tucson (Up to 54% Off)

Belly Dance Tucson

Sam Hughes

$24 $11

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Belly dance instructors lead students through the basic motions, seductive sashays, and body language of the rhythmic ancient art

Argentine Tango Classes at Learn To Tango (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Learn to Tango

Tucson

$110 $29

Experienced instructors teach students the classic steps and movements of the social Argentine tango in private and group settings

$16 for One-Week Beginner Rock-Climbing Package at The Bloc climbing + fitness ($30 Value)

The Bloc climbing + fitness

Bear Canyon

$30 $16

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State-of-the art gym boasts modern equipment, bouldering slabs, myriad top ropes, and diverse climbing routes up challenging walls

10 or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at HeartStone Studio (Up to 54% Off)

HeartStone Studio

Tucson

$70 $35

This welcoming second-floor studio offers yoga classes for beginners, kids, and experienced yogis, plus Pilates and meditation sessions

4 or 10 Open-Gym Sessions at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics (Up to 51% Off)

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

$40 $20

1.5 hours of time to play and practice on gymnastics equipment for ages 6+

Six-Week Outdoor Group Fitness Program at Trumi (60% Off)

Trumi

Ward 2

$340 $135

All fitness levels are welcome to join outdoor group boot-camp classes which burn calories and help participants get in shape

Three Personal-Training Sessions with Optional 21-Day Boot Camp at SWAT Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

SWAT Fitness

NW Location

$195 $49

Personal trainers help individuals achieve fitness goals; boot camp incorporates high-intensity circuit training

$49 for Six 30-Minute Private Training Sessions at Precision Personal Training ($150 Value)

Precision Personal Training

Tucson

$150 $49

Personal trainers work with clients during fitness assessment and nutrition plan, as well as a series of one-on-one workout sessions

$149 for Nine Private Training Sessions at Ignite Fitness ($405 Value)

Ignite Fitness

Vista Del Monte

$405 $149

Get muscles burning and pores sweating during one-on-one workout sessions with a professional trainer

$20 for $80 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Cordao De Ouro Tucson

Cordao De Ouro Tucson

Tucson

$80 $20

Capoeira can help to build strength and flexibility

Fused-Glass Class for One, Two, or Four at P.M. Johnson Design Studio (Up to 58% Off)

P.M. Johnson Design Studio

Bear Canyon

$100 $49

Apply newly learned skills and glass-fusing techniques to create a vase or plate

One, Three, or Six Customized Chemical Peels at Everlasting Images Institute (Up to 58% Off)

Everlasting Images Institute

Ward 1

$90 $45

Chemical peel reduces fine lines and boosts collagen production after deep cleansing and toning; cool mask and moisturizer also included

Four Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Danser Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Danser Studio

Saint Philip's Plaza

$52 $26

Ballet, hip hop, PowerBarre, and modern dance classes for kids, teens, and adults in a 1,400 sq. ft. studio

Personal Training or 21 Days of Unlimited Group Fitness for One or Two at Psychosomatic Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

Psychosomatic Fitness

Tucson

$147 $59

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One-on-one personal training and boot camps and group-fitness classes help exercisers reach their goals

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Connection (Up to 67% Off)

Yoga Connection

Midtown

$90 $39

Studio offers classes for students of all ages and ability levels, including prenatal yoga, chair yoga, and kids' classes

10 or 20 Cardio Kung Fu Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at A-Long's Kung Fu Academy (Up to 76% Off)

A-Long's Kung Fu Academy

East Tucson

$100 $29

Instructors lead full-body workouts that focus on flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular health in half-hour cardio kung fu classes

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes for One or Two at Parsons Training (Up to 67% Off)

Parsons Training

Tucson

$75 $29

Group fitness classes five days a week, including women-only offerings, sessions for older exercisers, and the sports-focused Warrior Fit

$29 for Two Months of Unlimited Kenpo Classes at American Institute of Kenpo ($99 Value) 

American Institute of Kenpo

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

With roots in ancient techniques, kenpo karate teaches self-defense with fitness training as a bonus

Kickboxing or X-treme Fitness Classes at Force Kickboxing & Fittness (Up to 71% Off)

Force Kickboxing & Fittness

Myers

$100 $39

Trainers help clients reach their goals with kickboxing's blend of martial arts and boxing or X-treme Fitness's intense functional training

Intro Scuba or Snorkeling Course, Specialty Diving Course, or Open-Water Course at Desert Divers (Up to 68% Off)

Desert Divers

Tucson

$60 $19

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Dedicated instructors lead students through introductory or refresher lessons, specialty classes, and intensive 22-hour open-water courses

i-Racing Simulator for One, Two, or Four at Musselman Honda Circuit (Up to 55% Off)

Musselman Honda Circuit

Tucson

$39 $19

Racers hunker down into a replica racing seat, complete with wheel, pedals, and a trio of monitors, for the ultimate racing simulation

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Laffs Comedy Caffe (Up to 53% Off)

Laffs Comedy Caffe

Broadmoor-Broadway

$60 $28

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32-year-old club keeps chuckles rolling with a nation-touring lineup including Floyd J. Phillips, Nick Hoff, Mark Poolos, and Hippieman

Six Weeks or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Bodyzen Boot Camps (Up to 63% Off)

Bodyzen Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

30- to 45-minute boot-camp workouts challenge physiques to swing kettlebells, stretch resistance bands & hoist bodyweight

Four or Eight 1-Hour Dance Classes or Four 2-Hour Classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Centre Stage Dance Studio

Canada Hills

$54 $25

Instructors lead kids aged 3–13 in one-hour classes such as tumbling, ballet, hip-hop, tap, or ballet

$28 for $80 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — LifeChangersTucson

Life Changers Tucson

Northern Heights

$80 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Paintball Package with Gear Rental & 250 Paintballs Each for Two or Four at Disruptive Paintball (Up to 51% Off)

Disruptive Paintball

Marana

$90 $49

Six paintball fields fill 18 acres of desert landscape with abandoned helicopters, sniper towers, forts, and tunnels

One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four, or Two One-Hour Lessons at Double R Ranch (Up to 51% Off)

Double R Ranch

Picture Rocks

$40 $23

Horseback-riding ranch between Saguaro National Park and the Ironwood Preserve gives riders thousands of acres to explore saddled escapades

Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four at Way Out West Ranch (Up to 57% Off)

Way Out West Ranch

Way Out West Ranch

$75 $37

Facility's prime desert location affords it easy access to miles of scenic trails

Couples Wine-Tasting Package or Double-Date Retreat Package for Four at Passion Cellars (Up to 53% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Sample Arizona-grown wines, including the fruit syrah, oak-barrel-fermented merlot, and cranberry-agave wine

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at GV Crossfit (Up to 85% Off)

GV Crossfit

Green Valley

$150 $29

Intense exercise routines employ functional movements and varied equipment such as tractor tires to build strength, speed, and agility

Golf Outing for Two or Four or Lesson with Swing Analysis at Rio Rico Golf Resort (Up to 73% Off)

Rio Rico Golf Resort

Rio Rico

$108 $29

Golfers can enjoy a round of golf on this 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., or improve techniques during lessons

Golf Package for One, Two, or Four at Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort (Up to 60% Off)

Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort

Casa Grande

$62 $29

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Unlimited rounds and range balls at a 7,545-yard, par 72 course designed by Ralph Plummer to showcase lush fairways

$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump for One from Phoenix Area Skydiving ($299 Value)

Phoenix Area Skydiving

Phoenix Area Skydiving

$299 $149

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Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Wilhelm Family Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Wilhelm Family Vineyards

Elgin

$52 $25

Guests sample five wines and choose one to sip on in a take-home commemorativ wine glass; experiences include a chocolate & cheese plate

60-Minute Horseback Ride for Two or Four at Triangle T Guest Ranch (Up to 53% Off)

Triangle T Guest Ranch

Benson

$90 $45

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160 acres of southwestern scenery surround horseback riders on excursions through diverse variety of terrain at ranch with rich history

Admission for Two or Four, or Cochise Club Membership to The Amerind Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Amerind Museum

Benson

$16 $8

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The history of native peoples awakens with archaeological exhibits, galleries, and visits from artists amid a scenic Texas Canyon backdrop

One 60-Minute Silver-Mine Tour for Two or Four from Goodenough Mine Tour (53% Off)

Good Enough Mine Tour

Tombstone

$30 $14

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Guides discuss 19th-century silver-mining techniques, artifacts, and structures while leading groups on an easy romp for all ages

10 Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform, or 16 Classes with a Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt from Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga classes

$30 for a Two-Hour Trail Ride for One at Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables ($60 Value)

Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables

North Pinal

$60 $30

Guides lead riders into canyons and up mountains in search of wildlife such as coyotes, mule deer, and grazing longhorns

5K Entry for One or Family of Four from Queen Creek Running Dead on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation

Queen Creek Pecans

$20 $12

Participants run for their lives during a zombie-themed 5K that benefits local scholarships and teacher grants

Two or Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pirate Performance Horses (Up to 44% Off)

Pirate Performance Horses

Desert View

$80 $45

A ranch arena becomes a sandy stage for lessons that cater to ages 5–75

$7 for Zumba from Valerie Aguinaga at Zumba Fitness (67% Off)

Valerie Aguinaga Zumba® Fitness

Chandler Heights Citrus

$21 $7

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Three-Hour Painting Class for Two or Four or Private Painting Party at The Social Canvas (Up to 51% Off)

The Social Canvas

Multiple Locations

$70 $37

Artist guides students as they create their own paintings while sipping wine during three-hour classes or parties held at local restaurants

Three or Five 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at John Elliott Performance Horses (Up to 52% Off)

John Elliott Performance Horses

Stewart Ranch

$150 $75

Equestrian trainer teaches the fundamentals of English riding while also instilling a sense of responsibility

Two or Four 60-Minute Private Riding Lessons for One or Two at Twin L Performance Horses (Up to 69% Off)

Twin L Performance Horses

Cave Creek

$80 $30

Private lessons teach proper form, horse handling, and safety as participants sit atop Arabian horses

Shooting-Range Packages for Two or Four at Ted's Shooting Range (Up to 47% Off)

Ted's Shooting Range

Queen Creek

$51.99 $29

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Air-conditioned, 25-yard range run by a staff of NRA-certified instructors

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Revolution Queen Creek (Up to 61% Off)

Fitness Revolution Queen Creek

Cactus Plaza

$54 $21

60-minute workouts burn fat and tone muscles, boosting metabolism for exercisers of all levels; sessions take place six days a week

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Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

4764 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

As they enter the massive brick building, visitors pass the Watercarrier, a curved bronze statue that lends a first glimpse at a staggering collection of ancient and modern Native American works. Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum celebrates and records Southwest Indian cultural history with more than 3 million objects, including a collection electrified with more than 25,000 pieces of woven basketry, more than 300,000 catalogued archaeological artifacts, 500,000 photographic negatives and original prints, 90,000 volumes of rare titles, 6,000 maps, 1,500 feet of archival documents, and more than 1,000 sound recordings. The collection forays out onto the museum floor in exhibitions such as Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, where striking photographs frame some of the crumbling archaeological ruins of 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings set against a rugged desert landscape while tastefully photoshopping out the ancient satellite dishes. The Pottery Project spans 2,000 years of Native ceramics with more than 20,000 whole pieces and a lab for hands-on pottery testing. Using artifacts, life-size dioramas, and film, Paths of Life explores the history and contemporary lifeways of ten Native cultures, including those of the Yaqui, O?odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi.

Museum staff further engage visitors in events that range from talks with museum curators and Native artisans to learning expeditions, which invite guests to tag along with museum and university archaeologists to survey nearby sites, immersing them in the scientific dig experience nearly as effectively as watching Indiana Jones with your nose to the screen. Educational outreach for public-school and university students immerses them in camps and workshops. At the Native Goods museum store, visitors browse a stock of books alongside basketry, jewelry, carvings, and textiles crafted by artists from Yaqui, Hopi, and other nations.

1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson,
AZ
US

Aiming to turn the museum concept inside-out, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum contains two miles of paths spread across 21 acres of desert, where animals such as sun-bathing lizards, bobcats, porcupine, and grey fox make their home. However, it is the fusion experience of a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium, and art gallery that has earned it a top-5 museum honor by TripAdvisor.

The museum's exhibits intend to display the shared natural habitats of plants, animals, and geology. As many as 230 native live animal species and 1,200 types of plants fill the museum's many exhibits, such as mountain lions, prairie dogs, and river otters, and nearly 20 endangered or threatened species. Birds of prey that roam the skies are the subject of a twice-daily seasonal presentation. The gardens feature over 56,000 individual plant specimens native to several biomes and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert. Also exhibited is the skeleton of a Sonosaurus, recovered in southern Arizona.

After their stint outdoors, visitors can wander innovative indoor exhibits. Inside a cool, dark replica of a limestone cave glimmer more than 14,000 minerals and fossils, which includes a moon rock on loan from NASA. Amongst an underwater view of beavers' habitat and a venomous reptile presentation, the Warden Aquarium showcases the region's marine residents, and an art institute aims to promote conservation through dynamic visual art.

2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Nearly a half century ago, horticulturist Harrison G. Yocum opened his backyard to the public, displaying a bounteous collection of cacti and palms. After a few relocations, expansions, and the establishment of a nonprofit charter, Tucson Botanical Gardens now spreads 17 distinct plots across more than 5 acres. A delicate rumble hearkens the arrival of the Garden Railway miniature train, which winds through gardens uniquely dedicated to birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and traditional Native American crops. Admission—which is free for garden members and children younger than 3—grants passage to five different tours, and groups of 10 or more can arrange self-guided or docent-led tours at a discounted rate. If visitors awaken their appetites by savoring aromas from the onsite herb garden or by staring at clouds shaped like canned goods, they can dig in at the Gardens' Café, where sun spills through a slatted gazebo onto iron tables loaded with roast-beef baguettes and mexican tortilla soup.

2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson,
AZ
US

Before getting married, Tony and Marcy Brown both held impressive fitness records. Tony moved from a personal-training career to teaching yoga, and Marcy—a seasoned law-enforcement officer and former owner of a personal-training studio—kept her finger firmly on the pulse of gym trends. The pair decided to captain CrossFit Purgatory after becoming convinced of CrossFit's superiority over other popular health regimens. Now, they welcome guests of all ages and abilities to participate in their WODs (Workouts of the Day), emphasizing the values of community and commitment for those trying to rewrite their physical limits.

CrossFit Purgatory rejects superfluous furnishings in favor of a tough, minimalist vibe, decked out in functional training equipment such as kettlebells, Olympic rings, medicine balls, and mammoth bones. The gym's industrial feel is offset by the warmth of its occupants, who welcome new members to tackle the day's routine with open, sweaty arms. Because CrossFit maneuvers are universally scalable, anyone can adjust them to suit their strength level—the coaches have guided patrons from sports competitors to complete newbies to 2010 Biggest Loser contestant Jessica Delfs.

4500 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Mike and his son Alex both enthusiastically share their combined 45 years of know-how and love of diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! Over the past 30 years, Mike has recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.

3110 E Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US