Tucson, Arizona Top 10 Attractions

At the base of the black hill lies a city that is full of amazing surprises. Tucson is home to optics and design companies, arid lands, reptiles, wildlife and arts. Commonly known as the Old Pueblo, many holidaymakers visit the city every now and then because of their attractions. If you are planning to book a Tucson vacation with your friends or family, here are the top 10 attractions that you shouldn't miss out.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

1: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

The Desert Museum offers various exhibits daily to promote geotourism in the area. In contrast to what most museums look like, this one has a natural setting, which gives most visitors mixed feels of the wild. Apart from various animals that can be seen here, there are different types of exotic plant species, fossils, mineral deposits and beautiful rock formations.

Mission San Xavier del Bac
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2: Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746

The Mission San Xavier del Bac is among the favorite excursion spots of many Catholics around the world. It is named after Eugenio Kino, a Jesuit missionary who started preaching in the area around 1692. The church was built with touches of North-African and Iberian styles, which makes it unique and elegant.

Saguaro National Park
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3: Saguaro National Park

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
Website: www.nps.gov

Hidden to the knowledge of most, the Old Pueblo is where the largest cacti in the US live. The giant saguaro found in here is often used in many product labels, movies and stories as a natural West American symbol. The Saguaro National Park offers one-of-a-kind escapades to nature lovers, adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts. Campsites are available within the vicinity so be ready with your tent and marshmallows if you are putting this place on your Tucson Travel list.

University of Arizona Campus
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4: University of Arizona Campus

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Address: Tucson, AZ 85721
Website: www.arizona.edu

There are other things that you can do at the University of Arizona Campus on top of the Wildcat dance. Watch basketball and football games with your friends and family or tour the campus to know more about the activities that students engage into. At present, there are 10 University of Arizona graduate programs included among the top ranked courses in the US.

Biosphere 2
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5: Biosphere 2

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Address: 32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739

As the University of Arizona is committed in delivering high-standard education, they have established an Earth systems science research facility called the Biosphere 2. It aims to teach people about the Earth and its living systems using a man made ecological system. It currently has its own rain-forest, ocean with coral reef, mangrove, prairie grassland, fog dessert, agronomic system and an underground facility.

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