Tucson is located in Pima County in the state of Arizona. The second largest city in Arizona after Phoenix, Tucson has a population of over 500,000 inhabitants and is also home to the University of Arizona. The city is north of the US-Mexico border and is heavily influenced by the desert region in which it stands. On a visit to Tucson, expect beautiful architecture, leafy gardens, desert flora and fauna, traditional activities such as panning for gold, and an abundance of Mexican inspired food and beverages. Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Tuscon:
1. Head for the desert at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sprawling over 98 acres and featuring an aquarium, zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum can be found to the west of Tucson. The museum focuses on educating visitors regarding the various flora and fauna that can be found in the Sonoran Desert region, and houses of 200 species of desert animals and over 1,000 types of plants. This unusual museum is one of the most visited attractions in Arizona and attracts over 400,000 travelers per year, and is made up of different exhibitions that provide both historical and contemporary explanations of wildlife and plant life. Some of these include ‘Rivers to the Sea’, ‘Cat Canyon’, and ‘Life on the Rocks’.