About Tucson

Tucson is located in southern Arizona, and is the 2nd largest city in the state after Phoenix.  One of the oldest continually inhabited portions of North America, Hohokam Indians resided in and farmed the area 4,000 years prior to the arrival of Spanish soldiers and missionaries around 1700.  Tucson was part of Mexico until 1854, when it became part of the United States.   

Surrounded by 5 mountain ranges, Tucson is home to the giant saguaro cactus, found only in the Sonoran Desert Valley.  Currently home to more than one million people (including the surrounding metro area), Tucson boasts a plethora of outdoor, cultural, historical, and culinary activities with something sure to please every visitor.  Below are a few attractions that are unique to the Tucson area.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

Cactus League (MLB Spring Training - Phoenix Area)

Children's Museum Tucson

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Reid Park Zoo

Sabino Canyon

Saguaro National Park