Activities in Tucson

$10 for $20 Worth of Services at Premises Park

Premises Park

Downtown Tucson

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

$20 $10

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

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

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

$40 $20

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

Trumi

Ward 2

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

$340 $135

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$26 for a One-Hour Bowling Package for Four with Pizza and Arcade Games at Bedroxx Bowling ($56 Value)

Bedroxx Bowling

Marana

Up to four bowlers battle it out on 1 of 30 modern lanes in a 44,000-square-foot entertainment center decked out in prehistoric decor

$56 $26

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30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Rental at Centerfield Baseball & Softball Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Centerfield Baseball & Softball Academy

Palo Verde Commerce Center

30,000 sq. ft. indoor baseball and softball facility with cages open 7 days a week and pitching machines set at various speeds

$22 $11

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

Musselman Honda Circuit

Tucson

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

$39 $19

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Outing for Two or Four with Game of Laser Tag and 18 Holes of Mini Golf at Funtasticks Family Fun Park (50% Off)

Funtasticks Family Fun Park

Funtasticks

Guests suit up for laser tag in three-level, 5,200-square-foot indoor arena, then pursue pars at one of two 18-hole miniature golf courses

$30 $15

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

AZ Air Time

Marana

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

$14 $6

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18 Holes of Mini Golf and One Park Attraction for Two, Four, or Six at Golf N' Stuff (Up to 58% Off)

Golf N' Stuff

Golf N' Stuff

At one of two mini golf courses, putters putt past castles, windmills & victorian houses before bout of go-karts, bumper boats, or laser tag

$30 $15

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2015 Annual Membership for Single Person or Family at Jewish History Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Jewish History Museum

Barrio Viejo

Learn about Jewish heritage in the American Southwest at the site of Arizona’s first synagogue

$65 $29

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Season Pass to Tucson Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series's Friday-Evening Concerts (Up to 44% Off)

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

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Five programs fill the fall and winter with music from Rossini, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and others, each with a guest artist or conductor

$180 $100

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“Late Nite Catechism” at Fox Theater on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off) 

"Late Nite Catechism"

Fox Theatre

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Catholic nun comically pontificates on the dangers of the modern world in a participatory theater performance

$44.50 $31

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Fear Fest Halloween Party with Benny Benassi at The Slaughterhouse on Saturday, November 1, at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Fear Fest Halloween Party with Benny Benassi

The Slaughterhouse

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Chainsaw-wielding clowns, brain-eating zombies, and blood-hungry butchers attend a concert headlined by DJ Benny Benassi

$42.93 $25

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$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of 2 from Sierra Adventure Sports on November 9 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Tucson

Teams of two traverse the streets of Tucson as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$127.59 $59

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Circus Electronica at Fox Tucson Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Circus Electronica

Fox Tucson Theatre

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Acrobats twirl, tumble, spin, and juggle while a live DJ unfurls EDM beats; event poster and music download included

$50 $25

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

Gentle Ben's Brewery

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$100 $40

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Tucson Film & Music Festival on October 9–12 (Up to 40% Off)

Tucson Film & Music Festival

Multiple Locations

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10th-annual, multi-day festival celebrates filmmaking and music with special emphasis on films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona

$50 $30

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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

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

$20 $10

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

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Tucson Speedway

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

$99 $49

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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

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

Elemental Artistry's performers play with fire for a living. Blending the fluidity of dance with a theatrical sense of spectacle, the troupe—which includes an NBTA gold-medalist baton twirler—whirls flaming props into fiery vortexes, dazzling spectators at events ranging from the Tucson Celtic Festival to the sweet sixteens of local volcano gods.

In addition to more than 150 performances since 2007—some of which have earned print and television attention in the Arizona Daily Star and on KOLD News—troupe members teach their craft in workshops and classes that lead students of all ages through movements, such as poi spinning, staff and baton twirling, and hula hooping, using unlit props, at least to start. The art form's constant movement and careful coordination can help to tone muscles, awaken ambidexterity, heighten kinesthetic awareness, and occasionally open interdimensional doorways. Elemental Artistry's dance architects can also develop flame-free spectacles using props ablaze with LED lights.

17 East Toole Avenue
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

Over the years, the University of Arizona’s athletic teams have been linked together by one phrase: “bear down.” Now the official battle cry of the Wildcats, those were the dying words of an iconic student-athlete, John “Button” Salmon, who died in 1926 after a fatal car accident. Since then, the phrase has stood behind countless milestone moments, such as when Lute Olson, in 1983, became the 11th head coach of the Wildcats men’s basketball team, setting off a string of 25 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances—including a national title in 1997. Several other national titles belong to Arizona outside of the hardwood, including four from the men’s baseball team and eight from the women’s softball program. Every fall inside Arizona Stadium, the Wildcats football team rouses up to 56,000 fans with hard-hitting Pac-12 showdowns, by far the most popular event on campus behind the linguistics department’s weekly phonetics bee.

1 National Championship Dr.
Tucson,
AZ
US

As the sun rises and illuminates the jagged Sonoran Desert with rose-colored light, colorful hot-air balloons rise into the sky right along with it. This scene occurs seven days a week from September to May during Tucson Balloon Rides' one-hour sunrise floats. Soaring with the morning's easy wind currents, FAA-certified pilot Kevin Wilbur ferries passengers for 10 to 15 miles at altitudes between 500 and 4,000 feet over the cacti forests of Saguaro National Park West and the shrub-covered flatlands of Avra Valley. While gliding over the Tucson Mountains, he also points out important sites as well as deer, foxes, and coyotes. After a gentle touchdown, Captain Kevin and guests enjoy a champagne toast and brunch. If the voyage inspires anyone to become a hot-air-balloon pilot or a cloud, he can also help them earn their private or commercial pilot license with his training program.

3079 W Avenida Cresta
Tucson,
AZ
US