Sightseeing in Tanque Verde


Southern Arizona Transportation Museum: Tour for Four or Eight People at Southern Arizona Transportation Museum (50% Off)

Tour for Four or Eight People at Southern Arizona Transportation Museum (50% Off)

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Historic between Downtown and Tucson

Tour guides lead visitors through the museum, recounting the history of the locomotive’s impact on Tuscon

$12 $6

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

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

Arizona State Museum

Ward 6

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

$40 $20

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

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

One 60-Minute Silver-Mine Tour for Two or Four from Goodenough Mine Tour (53% 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 $14

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Superstition Mountain Museum: Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 41% 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 $8.50

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Dolly Steamboat: Narrated Nature Cruise for Two or Four from Dolly Steamboat in Apache Junction (40% Off)

Narrated Nature Cruise for Two or Four from Dolly Steamboat in Apache Junction (40% Off)

Dolly Steamboat

Canyon Lake

Air-conditioned steamboat chugs across the waters of Canyon Lake, highlighting local history and wildlife

$44 $27

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  • Chiricahua Regional Museum and Research Center
    You'll love the amazing museum of Chiricahua Regional Museum and Research Center in Willcox with its dozens of art pieces. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    127 E Maley St
    Willcox, AZ US
  • Arizona State Museum
    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.
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    1013 East University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
    A small group of explorers stands beneath an open dome of night sky as pinpricks of starlight glitter against the expanse's dark blues and blacks. Each spot of light even seems to look much clearer from here—likely because the group is standing 9,157 feet above sea level. At the Stewart Observatory inside Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter at the mountain's summit, scientists guide visitors through the use of gear such as a 32-inch Schulman telescope—the state's largest public viewing telescope—to probe the far reaches of space to learn about celestial phenomena and take in magnified images of the universe just above. Days and nights at the center bring a slew of learning experiences to budding astronomers. Accompanied by University of Arizona scientists, Discovery Days lead explorations of topics such as tree rings, hummingbirds, and meteorology, frequently beckoning students into the surrounding outdoors. During nightly SkyNights programming, groups summit Mt. Lemmon for a five-hour evening of dining and stargazing at the observatory. One-on-one time with heavenly bodies comes courtesy of Astronomer Nights, wherein site staffers grant singles or pairs lodging, private access to the Schulman telescope, and the chance to contribute directly to the field upon discovering a supernova, nebula, or handlebar mustache on the man in the moon. Periodically, the scientific team also expounds on specific topics, such as digital celestial imaging, with the public in multiple-day workshops. Each participant builds on the Stewart Observatory's list of achievements since 1970, which include furthering infrared astronomy, surveying the moon for Apollo lunar landings, and searching for near-Earth asteroids.
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    933 North Cherry Avenue
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Arizona Historical Society
    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.
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    949 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Tohono Chul Park
    Tucson's Tohono Chul Park serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Tohono Chul Park offers plenty of options for you as well. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Bring your whole brood to Tohono Chul Park, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. During the summer months, don't miss out on Tohono Chul Park's outdoor patio seating. Throwing a big party? Count on Tohono Chul Park to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Free parking is available right next door. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Tohono Chul Park, so plan your budget accordingly. The menu at Tohono Chul Park includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
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    7366 N Paseo Del Norte
    Tucson, AZ US
  • Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
    Located on the University of Arizona’s campus, the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium opens the eyes of all ages to the scientific wonders of our planet, solar system, and universe. The center houses a mineral collection that dates back to 1892, and now holds more than 26,000 specimens including meteorites and minerals from Arizona, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world. They also feature exhibits such as an exploration of Arizona’s Sky Islands—mountains that rise above the desert basins and shelter myriad plants, birds, and animals. Other exhibits include Mars: Up Close and Personal, which features a scale model of the red planet’s surface.
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    1601 E University Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ US

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