Tucson Sights

Central Tucson—which has most of the shops, restaurants, and businesses—is roughly bounded by Craycroft Road to the east, Oracle Road to the west, River Road to the north, and 22nd Street to the south. The older Downtown section, east of Interstate 10 off the Broadway-Congress exit, is smaller and easy to navigate on foot. Downtown streets don't run on any sort of grid, however, and many are

one way, so it's best to get a good, detailed map. The city's Westside area is the vast region west of Interstates 10 and 19, which includes the western section of Saguaro National Park and the San Xavier Indian Reservation.

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"A" Mountain

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The original name of this mountain, Sentinel Peak, west of Downtown, came from its function as a lookout point for the Spanish, though...

Children's Museum Tucson

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Youngsters are encouraged to touch and explore the science, language, and history exhibits here. They can examine a patient in the Bodyology...

Downtown Historic Districts

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North of the Convention Center and the government buildings that dominate Downtown, El Presidio Historic District is an architectural...

El Tiradito (The Castaway)

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No one seems to know the details of the story behind this little shrine, but everyone agrees a tragic love triangle was involved. A bronze...

Pima County Courthouse

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This pink Spanish colonial–style building with a mosaic-tile dome is among Tucson's most beautiful historic structures. Still in use,...

Santa Cruz River & River Park

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When Europeans arrived in what is now Arizona, the Santa Cruz River had wide banks suitable for irrigation; over time its banks have...

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

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The five historic buildings on this block are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You can tour La Casa Cordova, the Stevens...