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10 Amazing Things to Do in Tucson

Having tamed the harsh wilderness that surrounds it, Tucson or ‘The Old Pueblo’ is an oasis of blended cultures and rich heritage.
Ishaan Govardhan Jun 19, 2019

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Drive to the summit, sit back and enjoy the view from Mt. Lemmonit’s the tallest peak of the Santa Catalina Mountains, just north of Tucson.

While you’re here, why not get your blood pumping by ziplining through the lofty wilderness of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Check out the living, breathing Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum of Tucson. It's a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum and aquarium all rolled into one.

Visit Tombstone a historic town that is a fading memory of the Old West era. Some parts of the town have preserved its Wild West image with old-timey saloons, period costumes and performances recreating the legendary O.K. Corral gunfight.

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Live like cowboys at one of Tucson’s horse ranches. Go on cattle drives and exciting horseback rides with your kids.

Eat healthy, by shopping at any of Tucson's famously bountiful farmers' markets. There's nothing like locally sourced, farm-to-table fruits and veggies to take back home from Tucson.

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Swing by the yearly, 11 days-long Pima County Fair of Tucson. Get your fill of carnival rides, animal shows, concerts, performances and many other fun events.
Find out why UNESCO named Tucson a “City of Gastronomy” (the first North American city to receive this honor). Taste the innovative local dishes that are rooted in the region's multicultural heritage. Special desert ingredients like the Saguaro cactus fruit have shaped Tucson's unique cuisine.

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Bow your head at the majestic Mission San Xavier del Bac which currently doubles as a Parish church. Built in the 1700's, its ornate architecture will leave quite the impression on you.

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Before dusk, drive over to Tucson's Saguaro National Park for the spectacular desert sunset.