Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains lies a preserved slice of Americana. Get transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West.
The Biosphere 2 has a unique history which has now led it to its current purpose and mission to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.
World-class art and anthropology museums, professional performing arts venue and outstanding student performances in music, dance and theater, as well as 500 student-athletes who compete in 19 sports.
Witness live animal demonstrations and up close viewing of mountain lions, prarie dogs, gila monsters, and much, much more. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is unlike any other museum in the world.
Hiking / Outdoors
Are the outdoors more your style? Take pleasure in all that the Sonoran Desert has to offer by enjoying one of the area’s many scenic hiking trails, biking adventures or horseback riding treks.
Other Local Attractions Include…
Mission San Xavier Del Bac
Founded in 1692, this mission is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. Step back in time and view marvelous original statuary, mural paintings, and baroque architecture.
Pima Air & Space Museum
Housing more than 300 air and spacecraft, Pima Air & Space Museum is the world’s largest non-government funded museum.
Saguaro National Park
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti, the Saguaro. See these enormous cacti silhouetted by the beauty of our magnificent Sonora desert.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes, located in the Quinlan Mountains, high above the Sonoran desert. Group tours are available by appointment.
Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this attraction offers a 45 minute 3.8 mile tram ride with nine stops to view the Canyon’s historical and scenic spots.
Titan Missile Museum
This preserved Titan2 missile site showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union, and provides a unique education on the history of nuclear conflict and keeping the peace.
Known as “The Town Too Tough to Die”, Tombstone, AZ is the most authentic western town left in the U.S.