Located in Southern Arizona with a metropolitan population of slightly more than 1 million, Tucson Arizona Tourism Attractions are an amazing array of educational, cultural and social opportunities to experience our Nation’s Western heritage. Surrounded by The Santa Rita Mountains, The Rincon Mountains, The Tucson Mountains, The Tortolita Mountains, and The Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson Arizona is a favorite locale in which to film Western Themed Movies. Here are some great Tucson Arizona Tourism Attractions:
Old Tucson Studios – Built in 1939 as a Movie Studio and opened to the Public in 1960, Old Tucson Studios is now also a theme park, located West of Tucson Arizona. Featuring rides, tours and shows, it offers the look and feel of what it was like in the Old West 150 years ago. Some parts of the best all-time Western Movies were filmed here, like El Dorado (1966) Rio Lobo (1970) and Tombstone (1993).
Mission San Xavier del Bac – Located 10 miles South of Tucson Arizona, The Mission San Xavier del Bac is a Spanish Roman Catholic Mission founded circa 1700 by a Jesuit Missionary. A National Historic Landmark, The Mission is decorated with the Native American and Spanish Artwork of the Founder and the Workers who built it. The Mesquite carved doors are especially beautiful.
Tucson Botanical Gardens – Featuring individual Specialty Gardens like an Herb Garden, Butterfly Garden, Wildflower Garden, Native American Crops, Cactus & Succulent Garden and more, The Tucson Botanical Gardens are entertaining as well as educational. During the Christmas Season, Patrons can walk the Garden Paths while drinking hot cider and listening to warm Holiday Music.
The Fox Tucson Theatre – An Old Time Movie Palace dating back to the 1930’s, The Fox Tucson Theatre now presents lectures and stage performances in an authentic Art Deco Architectural Masterpiece.
Tucson Children’s Museum – Offering a number of interactive opportunities for all, The Tucson Children’s Museum features an Art Studio, a Public Safety Exhibit, Ocean Discovery Center, and Dinosaur World, and a wonderful Museum Store.
Tucson Greyhound Park – Featuring live and simulcast Greyhound Racing with wagering, The Tucson Greyhound Park is a lively and fun day. Offering a unique Dog Adoption Program. Patrons can rescue an aging Greyhound and make it a family pet.
Additionally, Tucson is home to The University Of Arizona, and Residents and Visitors alike are able to enjoy a premier educational facility.