Looking for something to do out of the summer heat? Take a break and visit the Arizona Historical Society Museum at 949 2nd Ave. near the University of Arizona. There is a parking garage just one block away at Euclid and 2nd with free parking for Historical Society visitors. Find out how our state, and especially the Southern Arizona area, developed. There are wonderful exhibits and even a hands-on area for children. Find out from what old Tucson building the front facade of the building was salvaged. We encourage visitors to our Hacienda to find out about the culture and history of our area.
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May 28th, 2012 by tucsonbb
August 25th, 2011 by tucsonbb
If you’re looking for an evening of family fun, or even couple fun, try Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road here in Tucson. It is a miniature western town offering two restaurants, an evening shootout stunt show for free, shops that are open primarily in the evening, and even a cavalry museum. Throughout the town are a covered wagon, a stage coach, and a gypsy wagon. It’s one of the most popular eastside fun locations. We often send our guests at Hacienda del Desierto for a taste of the old west.
Small children can enjoy a miniature train ride around the complex. If you are planning to spend the evening there, plan on eating at one of the two good restaurants. The steak house is Pinnacle Peak and the other restaurant is Dakota Cafe, a favorite of ours.
December 22nd, 2009 by tucsonbb
I just took a beautiful hike in Sabino Canyon with my brother. We took the nature trail and then took the Esperero Trail which winds up through Rattlesnake Canyon for a hike of about three miles. Sabino Canyon is one of Tucson, Arizona’s most beautiful areas to see in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and one doesn’t have to be a hiker to see parts of it. There is a tram which can take you on a narrated 45 minute tour all the way to the end. You can get on or off at 9 different stops going up or back in order to hike or seek out a quiet place to enjoy the peace and quiet. On the website above, you can read about the different trails from easy to challenging.
It is also a favorite spot for artists to paint. Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast, located just 20 minutes south of the Canyon, has at least one original painting of the canyon by a New Hampshire artist.