Reid Park Zoo


Located on 22nd Street between Alvernon and Country Club. This small zoo has carefully created natural habitats and multi-species exhibits for over 300 species of mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds from all over the world. Limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available. Watch for special holiday events. Admission fee.

Mount Lemmon

Located 35 miles from Tucson. Take Tanque Verde Road east to Catalina Highway, then north to Summerhaven or Ski Valley. With an altitude of 8,250 feet, Mt. Lemmon provides winter skiing, a chance to see the leaves turn color in the fall, and a place to cool off in the summer. There are about 150 miles of hiking trails, and several gift shops and restaurants. Toll Road.

Colossal Cave


Located 22 miles south of Tucson. I-10 east to the Vail/Wentworth exit 279, then seven miles north. Considered to be the world’s largest dry cavern, its complex lighted passageways, chambers, and myriad crystal formations were once a shelter for prehistoric people. Take a guided cave tour. Picnic areas, campsites, and Western trail rides are also available. Admission fee.

Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block


Located in downtown Tucson at the corner of Main Ave. and Alameda St. TMA features displays of its fine collections as well as traveling exhibitions. The museum and its Historic Block are situated on the site of Tucson’s Spanish Presidio, established in 1775. Featured on the block are five distinctive homes built between 1850 and 1907. Visit the Museum Shop and the Library and enjoy luncheons at Café a la C’Art, 628-8533, Mon-Fri and first Sunday only. Admission fee Tues-Sun, except free on first Sunday of each month.

De Grazia Gallery in the Sun


Located one mile north of Sunrise Drive at 6300 N. Swan Road in Tucson. The unique adobe building was designed and built by the late Tucson artist, Ted De Grazia, widely known for his popular pictures of angels and Indian children. The gallery houses many of his original paintings, bronzes, and ceramics. Next to the gallery is the Mission in the Sun, an open-air chapel De Grazia built and decorated with frescoes. The gallery includes a shop where reproductions, books and prints are sold. No admission fee.