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Weekend in Tucson

A March 2005 trip to Tucson by watsonmonkeysmom

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Photo, Tucson, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Our family trip to Tucson for our son's birthday.

Weekend in Tucson

Overview

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Best things to do with children:Sonora Desert MuseumTucson Zoo We had a great time in Tucson, we found things to do both during the day (mostly indoors) and during the night (the Desert Museum is open in the evenings during summer!) The Tucson and Elcon Malls are easy to get to and a great way to avoid the desert heat, and have tons of popular stores. Our most memorable "moment" was when we ordered sushi from Sakura's and ate it at Reid Park, in front of the zoo. We sat next to the little stream and relaxed, watching the sun set. Quick Tips: Tucson is a great city to enjoy the night life... but bring a hat and sunscreen if you plan doing anything during the day! A great s...Read More

Bunbuku Japanese Cuisine

Restaurant | "Bunbuku Sushi Bar and Restaurant"

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Great service, delicious sushi, and decent prices. I especially liked their California Rolls and Shrimp Tempura Rolls (ask them to make the tempura roll spicy--it's even better). We tried their Miso soup and several sushi rolls, and split a plate of some chicken/vegetable stuff (may have been teriyaki?). Everything was excellent.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 14, 2006

Bunbuku Japanese Cuisine
4520 East Broadway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85710
(520) 325-6953

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Attraction | "Sonora Desert Museum"

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Photo, Tucson, Arizona
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The Sonoran Desert Museum was my favorite part of our family trip to Tucson. This is my favorite place to go! The Desert Museum features many local animals and plants that are found only in the Sonoran Desert region, but doesn't stop there. You will also find a desert garden, a cave and minerals section, and tons of other neat stuff. This is not your typical "zoo", and the critters are running free, or in barricades. You are not looking through glass or wires most of the time, and their environments look completely natural. (In most cases, they are!) There is a paved path that takes you through most of the exhibits, and through a "real" cave. Kids love to climb through the cave (and hey - so did I!) A...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 14, 2006

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
(520) 883-1380

Reid Park Zoo

Attraction

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The Reid Park Zoo is a great place to take the kids to unwind, and possibly learn something new. First off, they have stroller rentals, an extensive gift shop, and 2 snack bars. Past the main entrance, you can follow several paths for a self guided tour. Roaming these paths you will see peacocks, squirrels, ducks, squirrels, and all the other little critters. Kids loved this, it gave them an up close and personal view of the animals. There were several stations set up along the paths, with zoo helpers and exhibits. Several of them were "touch" exhibits, hands on things for children to do. Also, you can purchase a "key" to unlock special information at the animal exhibits. Before you start on your jour...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 14, 2006

Reid Park Zoo
1100 South Randolph Way
Tucson, Arizona 85716
(520) 791-3204

Pima Air and Space Museum

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Attraction

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The Pima Air and Space Museum is more than just a bunch of airplanes. My husband works in aviation, and can’t get enough of all things aviation. I however couldn’t care less, and thought I’d be bored to death at the air museum. It took me a while to get ‘into’ it, but we ended up spending over 2 hours checking out their displays and aircrafts. Basically there are five hangars, all filled with different displays, plus outside exhibits. And,, besides having a bunch o military planes (what I expected)they also have a cool exhibits on the mars rover, a replica of the Apollo, and a few world record holding planes. The best part (as far as my husband was concerned) were t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2006

Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 East Valencia Road
Tucson, Arizona 85706
(520) 574-0462

Off the Tourist-Beaten Path...

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After several trips to Tucson, I started to get bored with the usual. The zoo, been there. Desert Museum, done that. So, I started finding new things to do. My first stop, and the first place you ALWAYS look for social/cultural events? BOOKMANS! (3 Locations-- Grant, Ina and Speedway) Check out their community board, there are always a ton of free cultural events, concerts, and gatherings. Once we happened to get there in time for a free swing dance lesson (hosted by a local group, not the store it self). SHOPPING!! Sure, there are the malls. The Elcon Mall, Tucson Mall, Park Place Mall, Foothills Mall...but, you know once you've been to one, you've seen all the stores in the ...Read More