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.
Cactus League (MLB Spring Training - Phoenix Area)
Kartchner Caverns State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, featuring a show cave with 2.4 miles of passages.
Flandrau: A mineral collection, laser-light shows & interactive exhibits star at this astronomy museum.