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Best things to do in Tucson

Science Museum
“Learn the History of the Pima Air & Space Museum, the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame. Meet on of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world>”
47 locals recommend
Museum
“Been one time. Permanent collection offers you an excellent introduction to borderlands art, indigenous art(s) and Sonoran art and cultural foundations :)”
44 locals recommend
Museum
“World-renowned, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, publisher, and art gallery founded in 1952. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona, it features two miles of walking paths traversing 21 acres of desert landscape. A must see! ”
21 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum for children of all ages features immersive art, music, nature & educational exhibits & activities.”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“If contemporary art is your thing, you definitely need to make a trip down here!”
9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico at Arizona State Museum. Dynamic exhibitions, engaging programs and an educational museum store celebrate 13,000 years of human history in the Southwest. ASM is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region (est. 1893), home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest American Indian pottery, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. ADMISSION FEES Admission is $8 for adults, students and children under 18 are free. Located just inside the University of Arizona’s Main Gate. Convenient, covered parking for a small fee at Euclid & Second Street or Tyndall & Fourth Street. Parking is free on weekends. OPERATING CALENDAR Mon- Sat: 10am-5pm Closed Sundays, federal and state holidays.”
23 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you have a kid who likes dollhouses, you must take them to this hidden gem! ”
10 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“This downtown spot is right across from the Tucson Museum of Art. It's full of boutique shops featuring local items, includes a fantastic outdoor restaurant and two bars. There tends to be live music on weekends.”
17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, is recognized as one of the world's finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. Get there on foot in about 20 minutes.”
15 locals recommend
Art Museum
“As a university museum, there is an ever changing collection of art of all kinds, but also some amazing art pieces in the permanent collection including a Renoir, Okeefe and Pollock. If you love art, you'll want to check it out with a very reasonable $8 admission!”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Paved one-lane up one of the small mountains on the edge of town. The hike is a steady climb, you gain 800 feet over 1.5 miles. Pedestrians are asked to stay off from 9am-5pm during the week due to a small amount of traffic. Great views of the city along the way and at the top. ”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“First Thursdays of every month are free and they have live music. Fine art showcase with exhibits featuring modern, Native American & Latin American pieces.”
9 locals recommend
Library
“A great place to visit for any history buffs looking to learn about the history of Arizona and Tucson in particular. ”
6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent Mussels, burgers and other. Live Music with a different group every night! Dancing. Small Shops.”
9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We've not yet had a chance to visit Etherton but the humanistic subject matter really stirs us. Let us know what you think :)”
6 locals recommend
University
“A mineral collection, laser-light shows & interactive exhibits star at this astronomy museum.”
7 locals recommend