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...

4th Avenue

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Students and counterculturists favor this ½-mile strip of 4th Avenue, between University Boulevard and 8th Street, where vintage-clothing...

ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

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This mining operations center elucidates the importance of mining to everyday life. Exhibits include a walk-through model of an ore crusher...

Arizona History Museum

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The museum houses the headquarters of the state Historical Society and has exhibits exploring the history of southern Arizona, starting...

Arizona State Museum

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Inside the main gate of the university is Arizona's oldest museum, dating from territorial days (1893) and recognized as one of the world's...

Biosphere 2

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In the town of Oracle, about 30 minutes northwest of Tucson, this unique, self-contained cluster of ecosystems opened in 1991 as a facility...

Center for Creative Photography

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Ansel Adams conceived the idea of a photographer's archive and donated the majority of his negatives to this museum. In addition to its...

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...

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

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Arizonan artist Ted DeGrazia, who depicted Southwest Native American and Mexican life in a manner some find kitschy and others adore,...

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...


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