- TripBuzz found 38 things to do with kids in or near Tucson, Arizona, including 16 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Marana, Green Valley and Mount Lemmon.
- From Houston's Horseback Riding to Reid Park Zoo, the Tucson area offers 32 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Theaters, Natural History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- With a population of over 520,000 people, Tucson, AZ is the nation's 33rd most populous city. Tucson hosts many events throughout the year, such as the Tucson Festival of Books, the Tucson Folk Festival, The Tucson Rodeo, the Gem and Mineral Show, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, and All Souls Procession Weekend.
Arizona State Museum 1013 East University Boulevard, 1013 East University Blvd, AZ, Tucson, 85721, Tucson, AZ MoreLess Info
Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 3,000,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs
The family owned ranch on the east side of Tucson is the base for Houston's Horseback Riding. Many miles of trails in the Sonoran Desert and the Saguaro National Park are readily available for visitors no matter their horseback riding experience.
Tucson's 24-acre Reid Park Zoo is home to hundreds of animal species, including native denizens of the desert and exotic creatures from around the globe. The Zoo is open seven days a week and welcomes large groups.
Since 2002, The Loft Cinema, has been serving Southern Arizona as a non-profit arts organization. Known for presenting the best Independent American and Foreign Films, shorts and documentaries, come on out see for yourself.
Home to 150 bird species, Catalina State Park is located on 5,500 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It offers trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use along with camping sites, picnic areas and a visitor center.
Tucson Mountain Park includes 20 000 acres of desert landscape that offers visitors opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, hunting, camping and wildlife observation. Special Outdoor Family Days provide guided park experiences for all ages.
A natural oasis containing an underground warm spring, Agua Caliente Park provides visitors with a lush, green nature preserve and hiking trails. The park provides picnic areas and grills, as well as restrooms and water fountains.
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4800 W. Gates Pass Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745 MoreLess Info
The diversity of animals from around the world is put on display at the International Wildlife Museum through realistic dioramas. Educational programs are spread throughout the site in a casual format which emphasizes knowledge of science-based wildlife management and sustainable use conservation.
Saguaro National Park is known for its cacti, desert hiking trails and wildlife. Animals living there include coyotes, Gambel's quail, desert tortoises, black bears, Mexican spotted owls, Arizona mountain king snakes, and white-tailed deer.