Dominated by the modern city of Tuscon, with its plush golf courses and resorts, Old West Arizona is a nature lover's paradise with a romantic cowboy history. Visitors can relive the past at guest ranches and Old West towns or explore the future at astronomical sites or the Biosphere. Southern Arizona is also home to some of the best birding sites in the world.
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The world's largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, is home to 22 optical and two radio telescopes representing dozens of astronomical research institutions. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)Tucson, AZ Observatories
The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. When you visit the Titan Missile Museum, you travel through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. Tours are offered of this actual missile site, the only one of 54 such silos preserved as a <Tucson, AZ Museums
Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time. Meet the more than 400 animals—rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more in naturalistic settings! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American regions. Conservation, recreation and education for the entire family.Tucson, AZ Zoos
Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson's Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.Tucson, AZ Excursions
Old Tucson Studios is where the reel West meets the real West! From western movie heroes like John Wayne to current box-office stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, many of Hollywood's legends have walked these rugged streets, the setting for hundreds of major motion pictures. You'Tucson, AZ Wild West
Museum dealing with the history of Tombstone and southeast corner of Arizona. From 1879 to 1929. It is the only publicly owned museum which tells the story of the "Town Too Tough To Die." Built in 1882 at a cost of nearly $50,000Tombstone, AZ Historic Courthouses