What to do/see in Tucson,AZ?

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  1. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to Tucson later this summer and would like to know if there are any must see/do things there. Thanks!
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  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    If you look real carefully you might spot one of the massive open stretches of desert in the area...

    Kitt Peak is around there IIRC, if you like massive telescopes.
     
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    Most people would definitely recommend a visit to Mt. Lemmon, Saguaro National Park, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

    If you don't mind driving a bit -- Kitt Peak, Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, and Bisbee are relatively close by.

    If you're interested in military aircraft, definitely take the AMARG tour (Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and visit the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Titan Missile Museum.

    Map of approximate locations.


    EDIT: Oooo. Forgot about B2. Have to get down there someday.
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    ASARCO copper mine, Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum (night programs during the summer, take a flashlight!), Biosphere2 (if it's still in operation), Titan Missile Museum, Nogales AZ/SON (mi madre's hometown).

    That's a good weekend or so worth of touring right there. Don't forget to eat. A lot!
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Might want to make it quick, the current owners were planning on some changes (aka, demolition and build a tract of homes) -- but they have held off and it is leased for a few years to the University of Arizona.
     
  7. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow guys! All these tips are great! Too bad I can't drive (yet) so I'll have to ask about them when I get there.:apple:
     
  8. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Don't expect anything to be open past 5pm.

    I don't like Tucson.
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

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    Ooh, such a grump! :p
     
  10. szark macrumors 68030

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    Well, I'm heading down to Tucson for a concert on July 15th, so I'll just make plans to take the scenic route. :) (Thanks for the info.)
     

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