Why do people who know absolutely NOTHING about Tucson bother answering questions about it? (Yuma is a four-hour drive from here!!)
The quintessential attractions are the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the two units of Saguaro National Park. Other natural attractions include Sabino Canyon and, yes, Mount Lemmon (rising 6000 feet above the valley floor). And there are endless hiking opportunities.
If you're into airplanes, then put the Pima Air Museum on the list (not Puma). An AMARG tour (the Airplane Boneyard) would be a recommended addition to that visit. The Titan Missile Museum is a sobering experience of the Cold War (and if you're a Trekkie, it's where they filmed Star Trek 8...the missile was used as Cochrane's rocket).
Cultural attractions in the area include San Xavier del Bac, a Spanish mission; and Tumacocori National Historic Site, the ruins of a Spanish mission. The latter is about 45 minutes south of Tucson and be combined with shopping in Tubac (an artist colony) or across the border in Nogales, Mexico.
Kitt Peak Observatory is another popular attraction about 40 miles southwest of here.
Old Tucson Studios is out near the Desert Museum and where they used to film a lot of old westerns. Nearly the whole place burned down several years ago, but they rebuilt it. If you're into western stuntman shows you might like it, otherwise most Tucsonans avoid the place.
I'm a 24-year resident.
· 1 decade ago