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

Arizona State Museum

University of Arizona

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

$40 $18

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Guided Motorcycle Tours for One or Two with Optional Bike Rental at Dynamic Motorcycle Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Dynamic Motorcycle Tours

Office

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

$80 $27

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Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Superstition Mountain Museum

North Pinal

Explore the history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, and the Lost Dutchman Mine; recreations of 19th century buildings

$13.50 $8

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Introductory Flight Lesson or Aerial Mountain Tour from Big Red Biplanes (Up to 51% Off)

Big Red Biplanes

Falcon Field Airport

FAA-certified aerobatic pilot teaches new flyers the ins and outs of aviation or takes passengers on an aerial tour of nearby landscapes

$200 $99

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Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Arizona Distilling Co (Up to 52% Off)

Arizona Distilling Co

Tempe

During a one-hour tour of Phoenix’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, guests learn about the process and taste multiple samples

$20 $13

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

The Amerind Museum

Benson

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

$16 $8

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One 60-Minute Silver-Mine Tour for Two or Four from Goodenough Mine Tour (63% Off)

Good Enough Mine Tour

Tombstone

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

$30 $11

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$49 for an Old Town Christmas Lights Segway Tour from Segway of Scottsdale ($99 Value)

Segway of Scottsdale

Downtown Scottsdale

See Old Town Scottsdale by the twinkle of Christmas lights atop easy-to-ride Segways

$99 $49

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Holiday Lights Tour, Pub Crawl, Treasure Hunt, or Night Hunt from Real London Bus Company (Up to 55% Off)

Real London Bus Company

Multiple Locations

Taste drinks from four venues or vie for prizes in a treasure hunt aboard a London-style double-decker bus

$50 $25

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A National Treasure Unveiled Event for Two or Four at Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild (Up to 54% Off)

Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild

Phoenix

Visitors can be among the first to see a flag aboard the USS Arizona that was present at Pearl Harbor at a special unveiling event

$40 $20

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One-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival for Two or Four from Arizona Balloon Classic on January 23–25, 2015 (50% Off)

Arizona Balloon Classic

Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex

Guests experience all aspects of hot air balloon culture during festival with morning races, tethered rides, fireworks, and exhibits

$30 $15

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Two or Four Tickets to the Pueblo Grande Auxiliary Indian Market and Ki:him on December 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Pueblo Grande Museum

Indian Market

Over 100 artist booths offer food, activities, & performances by dancers & musicians—”Ki:him” is an interactive set of artist demonstrations

$16 $10

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Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight at Arizona Pop Culture Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Arizona Pop Culture Experience

Phoenix

Museum with more than 13,000 action figures, comic books, and pieces of memorabilia covers the last 50 to 60 years of pop culture

$20 $10

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$15 for Admission for Up to Four People to the The Hall of Flame Fire Museum (Up to $28 Value)

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Phoenix

Nearly an acre of exhibits trace international firefighting history, from old-fashioned fire engines to helmets from around the world

$28 $15

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$45 for Off-Road Desert Segway Tour from Adventures Out West ($85 Value)

Adventures Out West

Multiple Locations

Riders rumble off the beaten path on Segway X2s during 1.5-hour jaunts replete with prehistoric landscapes and saguaro cacti

$85 $45

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$114 for a 2,000-Foot Glider Flight for Two from Certified Glider Rides ($299 Value)

Certified Glider Rides

Peoria

Glider experience includes preflight procedures & a majestic flight with scenic views 2,000 feet above ground

$299 $114

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Admission, Family Star Night, Space Tots Class, or Space Simulation at Challenger Space Center (Up to 44% Off)

Challenger Space Center

Fletcher Heights

A new satellite exhibit, interactive planet-catching exhibit, real space-shuttle landing-gear tire, and imagination playground blocks

$16 $10

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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

There’s little left in Tucson to suggest that back in the mid-19th-century the city served as the Southwest’s hub for highway robbers. But it's a fact that the area hosted a string of stagecoach holdups and served as the starting point for Wyatt Earp’s infamous vendetta ride. At the Arizona History Museum, relics stand testament to this harrowed past, including an original Concord stagecoach, not unlike those whose occupants were forced to surrender their valuables to roadside brigands. The museum doesn’t only explore infamy, though; it illuminates all the forces that took part in Tucson’s transition from Paleo-Indian hunting ground to Spanish colonial outpost to the commercial center it is today. Exhibits cover this vast span of time creatively, including a full-size replica of an underground mine that provides a glimpse into early-20th-century working conditions, hands-on exhibits that recall the day-to-day lives of Native Americans, and archaeology displays that detail the surrounding environment's history over the past 4,000 years.

949 E 2nd St
Tucson,
AZ
US

The International Wildlife Museum is a nonprofit institution that works to support various worldwide conservation efforts. More than 400 living and taxidermy-sustained species, plus illuminating exhibits and habitat re-creations, wow crowds of mammal fans and reptile skeptics alike. Visit the Scaly, Not Slimy! reptile exhibit with a significant other to bask in the romantic aura of the naturally top-hatted debonair tortoise, or pick up a family membership to get a year of unlimited museum access, two complimentary guest passes, and discounts on everything from museum programs to items in the gift shop.

4800 W Gates Pass Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Membership in the Reid Park Zoological Society grants you and your family (two named adults and any children under the age of 18) full access to the zoo for an entire year (open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Being a card-carrying member opens up numerous doors, behind which lie benefit after benefit, and sometimes tigers. From June through August, you'll get early-morning entry to the zoo grounds—a calm, crowd-free time to view feedings and animal care firsthand, as well as a chance to lick and groom one's own fur in peace. The "Zoo & You" newsletter will arrive quarterly in your mailbox, keeping readers up to date on all zoo-related happenings. You'll also receive advance notice, discounts, and VIP entry to all after-hours events. If travel plans are in the cards, use your family membership as a veritable Jedi mind trick to receive discounts of 50% to 100% off at 165 different zoos and aquariums throughout the United States. Concerned number-noshers and pachyderm pals should also note that this membership donation is completely tax deductible, and that a portion of the donation will support the construction of Expedition Tanzania, the new, expanded elephant habitat set to open in the fall of 2011.

1100 S Randolph Way
Tucson,
AZ
US

Tohono Chul Park is an oasis of botanical gardens where guests can learn about the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. With a double dose of general admission, two friends or inseparable enemies get a whole day to enjoy debating philosophy with saguaros and jackrabbits while wandering along scenic trails, exploring beautiful gardens, and viewing art exhibits that represent the Southwest’s nature and culture. Discover closely guarded ecological secrets during tours such as the Walk in the Park, pal around with non-poisonous snakes and lizards in the Reptile Ramble, or release an inner child from your knapsack while listening to traditional tales during Stories in the Garden for Children.

7366 N Paseo Del Norte
Tucson,
AZ
US