Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac: The White Dove of the Desert

Sistine Chapel of the New World Mission San Xavier del Bac, sometimes called The White Dove of the Desert, is acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in the U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O’odham Reservation. Enjoy a self-guided tour of one of Tucson’s treasures, the Mission San Xavier del Bac. This striking … Read more

Visit Reid Park Zoo Tucson

You belong in the zoo, Reid Park Zoo! The Reid Park Zoo is a city-owned zoo started in 1965 by Gary Reid who was the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Tucson at the time. Today the zoo still bears his name and is committed to conservation, providing a healthy environment for … Read more

Before You Visit Biosphere 2

A Tour of Biosphere 2 Discover a whole new world within our own world at the Biosphere 2 located just outside of Tucson. This incredible structure is an engineering marvel straight out of the pages of a science fiction book. Imagine an oversized greenhouse that is completely self-sustained. Here you’ll find a controlled environment and … Read more

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Visit Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson

Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson is known for its crystal clear skies and excellent astronomy facilities. Kitt Peak National Observatory is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson and supports a diverse collection of observatories both nighttime astronomy as well as the daytime study of the sun. In fact, Kitt Peak has the largest collection of … Read more

Nogales, Arizona

Visiting Nogales in Arizona & Mexico

Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Mexico About 60 miles south of Tucson lies the two sister cities that share the same name of Nogales. One is in Arizona, the other in Old Mexico. Once upon a time, groves of walnut trees covered the mountain pass that bridged the two, leading to the name Nogales, derived from … Read more

Bisbee, Arizona travel guide

Tuscon Day Trip: Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee, Arizona: Bringing Yesterday To You Today Round off your visit to the Tucson area with a side trip to Bisbee, Arizona where you’ll step through the portals of time. As you enjoy the refined culture of Old World charm found here, you’ll notice the slightly rough edges that make Bisbee unique. This Old West … Read more

Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak State Park

The distinctive Picacho Peak soars 1500 feet above the desert floor just north of Tucson, Arizona. If you enjoy hiking, camping, picnicking, and enjoying the great outdoors, then you’ll love Picacho Peak State Park. With hikes for all abilities, Picacho Peak offers something for everyone. Both the Sunset Vista Trail as well as the Hunter … Read more

chiva pass mountain biking

Mountain Biking Chiva Falls Loop Tucson AZ

Biking Coronado National Forest The Coronado National Forest spans 1,780,000 acres of SE Arizona and SW New Mexico. Elevations in twelve widely scattered mountain ranges or “sky islands” range from 3000 to 10,720 feet that rise energetically from the desert floor, creating plant communities as biologically diverse as those you would encounter on a trip … Read more