75 Fun Things To Do In Tucson

Located within the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, Tucson is truly a city amongst nature in the state of Arizona. And because of this, there are plenty of places to see, attraction to marvel at, and trails to hike on. Home to eye pleasing architecture and the university of Arizona, you’ll have plenty to do in Tucson while you’re there!

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Get real sense of the Sonoran Desert at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Sabino Canyon

Lace up your hiking shoes for an adventure tour of Sabino Canyon

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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Pack your picnic basket and drive out of the hot Tucson basin on Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Funtasticks Family Fun Park

Race around an exhilarating go-kart track at Funtasticks Family Fun Park

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Saguaro National Park

See enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset at Saguaro National Park

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Tohono Chul

Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty at Tohono Chul

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Fourth Avenue

Get into Fourth Avenue, a street full of quirky fun shops, to find vintage & new clothing, bars, restaurants and coffee shops

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Reid Park Zoo

Become a little zealous at Reid Park Zoo by discovering the wonders of wildlife

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Catalina State Park

Take a strenuous & fun hike to the Romero pools at Catalina State Park

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San Xavier Plaza

Light a candle at the beautiful & serence San Xavier Plaza

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Trail Dust Town

Try your hand at gold panning or test your reflexes at the interactive shooting gallery at Trail Dust Town

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Arizona State Museum

Take a minute to explore exhibits of cultures of the Southwest since 1893 at Arizona State Museum

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Carnival of Illusion

Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate at Arizona’s ONLY Intimate Illusion Show at Carnival of Illusion

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Himmel Park

Bring your drum, your dancing shoes, your spirit and good energy for a fun evening at Himmel Park

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Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Check out stunning glass art OR watch them blowing the glass right there in the studio! at Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

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Pima Air & Space Museum

Be amazed and view one of the world’s largest aircraft collections at Pima Air & Space Museum

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Agua Caliente Park

Walk the trails alongside huge palm trees at Agua Caliente Park

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Tumamoc Hill

Get an overview of Tucson’s Landscape from Tumamoc Hill

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La Encantada

Stroll through La Encantada, a manicured Spanish plaza in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains

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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Glimpse into daily life in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

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Double R Ranch

Embark on some scenic horseback riding in Arizona

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Hutch's Pool

Hike & swim, with a sandy beach and great views up the canyon at Hutch’s Pool

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Pima County Fairgrounds

Want to experience a real “county fair”? Pima County Fairgrounds is the place to go!

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Mount Lemmon Ski Valley

Escape from the heat of summer & head for some skiing & beautiful sightseeing at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley

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Reid Park

Relax on a bench around the duck pond at Reid Park

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Urban Adventure Quest

Take a self guided scavenger hunt tour of downtown Tucson with Urban Adventure Quest

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Starr Pass Golf Club

Get in the swing with the 18-hole course at Starr Pass Golf Club

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P1 Kart Circuit

Have “Fast and Furious” fun at P1 Kart Circuit

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Tucson Balloon Rides

Feel like a bird soaring over Tucson Mountains with Tucson Balloon Rides

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Houston's Horseback Riding

Experience the joy of horseback riding with Houston’s Horseback Riding

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Rillito River Park

Go on a leisurely hike at Rillito River Park

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Golf N' Stuff Family Fun Center

Tee it high, Let it fly at Golf N’ Stuff Family Fun Center

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Golden Gate Loop Trail

Walk, jog or ride your bike at the hiking trail loops around the slopes of Golden Gate Mountain

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B & B Cactus Farm

Go to B & B Cactus Farm, for the best cacti selection & other desert plants

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Old Pueblo Trolley

Bar-hop the city with Old Pueblo Trolley

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Tucson Ghost Tours

Enjoy an entertaining and spooky walk with Tucson Ghost Tours

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Breakers Water Park

Have fun in the sun with a splash at Breakers Water Park

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Christopher Columbus Park

Walk around the beautiful lake or watch the local fishermen at Christopher Columbus Park

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Tucson Mall

Go for a family shopping outing at Tucson Mall

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Sentinel Carriage Company

Spend an amazing night downtown on a romantic ride with Sentinel Carriage Company

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The BLOC climbing + fitness

Climb like a Pro at The BLOC climbing + fitness

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Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum

Take a quick self guided tour of Arizona Historical Society — Arizona History Museum

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Yume Japanese Gardens

Attend “Spring Ikebana Festival” at Yume Japanese Gardens

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Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take a balloon flight for picturesque views of the Tucson Mountains & Saguaro National Park with Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Roadhouse Cinemas

Sit back in a recliner seat, push the service button next to you, order food or a drink and enjoy your favorite movie at Roadhouse Cinemas

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Will You Escape?

Think “outside of the box” to find hidden clues to your escape at Will You Escape?

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Chicago Bar

Do some Rock ‘N’ Roll at Chicago Bar

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Rattlesnake Bridge

Check out Rattlesnake Bridge; a Whimsical Piece of Functional Art

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La Paloma Country Club

Enjoy some golf and other fun activities at La Paloma Country Club

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Tucson Convention Center

Catch a live concert at Tucson Convention Center

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Garden of Gethsemane

Spend a little peaceful time at Garden of Gethsemane to relax & reflect

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Park Place

Try as many food carts as you can in Park Place

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St Philip's Plaza Farmers' Market

Stroll around St Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market to get the best deals on fresh produce, flowers, food, baked goods, and much more!

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D & D Pinball

Play some classic arcade games at D&D Pinball

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Pima Canyon

Feast your eyes on the beautiful sunset view at Pima Canyon

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Desert Diamond Casino

Hit the jackpot at Desert Diamond Casino

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Fantasy Island

Spend a day bike riding up the mountains at Fantasy Island

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Che's Lounge

Try out the Watermelon Margarita at Che’s Lounge

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Kino Sports Complex

Spend a day playing sports at Kino Sports Complex

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Arizona Stadium

Catch a Wildcat game at Arizona Stadium

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Flandrau Science Center And Planetarium

Immerse yourself into space with free viewings at the 16″ telescope at Flandrau Planetarium

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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

See the wonders of Colossal Cave in “CandleLight” at Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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Monsoon NightClub

Catch national acts on stage or dance the night away at Monsoon NightClub

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Tucson Bike Tours

Take a guided bicycle tour through historic Tucson

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Tucson Electric Park

Want to watch some spring training games? Tucson Electric Park is a great place to do it.

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Sun Link Streetcar

Hop the new Sun Link Streetcar and cable your way through the heart of Tucson

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Tucson Trap and Skeet Club

Explore your inner “James Bond 007” at Tucson Trap and Skeet Club

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390th Memorial Museum

Step back into military history at 390th Memorial Museum

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Valley of the Moon

Delight the child in you at the Funky Valley of the Moon

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Learn something new at Kitt Peak National Observatory

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The Dive Shop

Camp under the stars while enjoying unlimited diving with The Dive Shop

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AZ Air Time trampoline center

Let your kids jump, twist, and dodge-ball themselves into exhausted bliss at AZ Air Time trampoline center

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Rillito Park Horse Racetrack

Experience the thrill & joy of horse racing at Rillito Park Horse Racetrack

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Wasson Peak

Take in 360 degree, breathtaking, panoramic views at Wasson Peak

There’s so many outdoor activities to do in Tucson, it’s tough to condense it to a list of only 75. But if there’s something that needs to be added to this resource, make sure you reach out to Fun Things To Do and let your team know they screwed up! Want to see more attractions in Arizona? Check out all of the exciting things to do in Phoenix!