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A little bit about Tucson...
Tucson is a cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of Native American,
Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo heritages. Ancient Hohokam Indians developed complex
irrigation systems in the area for growing crops. The name "Tucson" is derived
from the Indian word, "Chuk-son," meaning village of the dark spring at the foot
of the mountains. The city was established in 1775 by Spanish soldiers as a walled
presidio--the Presidio of San Augustin de Tucson.
Today, Tucson is one of the fastest growing urban area in the U.S. The
metropolitan area population of over 766,000 people is expected to reach one million
shortly after the turn of the century. With this anticipated growth, the community is
retaining the rich charm which earned it the nickname, "The Old
Things to do and see in Tucson...
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Visit the Tucson Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum understand
the Sonoran Desert and the various other natural communities found within or adjacent to
it. You'll see more than 300 species of animals and 1200 species of plants--alive and in
their natural settings.
Tucson's Sabino Canyon
Miles of hiking trails, picnic area, an "ol' swimmin' hole"
with many varieties of birds, deer and other animals are nestled in the Santa Catalina
Mountains. Ride the tram and enjoy the 45 minute narrated round trip through the most
camera-worthy scenery in the Tucson area.
Rich in Legend and Beauty
Discovered in 1879, Colossal Cave is on the National
Register of Historic Places. A "dry" cave due to a lack of water, the formations
are not growing right now. This makes it different from any other cave you may visit in
the United States--and always a perfect 70 degrees.
Explore Planet Earth!
The Visitor Center at Columbia University's Biosphere 2
blends science exhibits, college campus, research center, hotel, restaurant and
conference center to offer a unique, one-of-a-kind experience in learning about our planet.
|Visit Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum's aircraft
collection ranging from the Wright flyer to the famous SR-71 Blackbird. The collection
includes over 200 examples of vintage and current aircraft with over 100,000 square feet
of exhibit space.
||The Titan Missile Museum located in Green
Valley, just 20 minutes south of Tucson, is a National Historic Landmark. Tour the Titan
II missile complex and see the underground silo and control center.
||Affectionately known around the world as "Hollywood in the
Desert", more than 300 motion pictures and television productions have been filmed at
this historic movie location. Visit Old Tucson Studios to see exciting
shows, entertainment and movie history.
All About Arizona
- The most comprehensive Arizona Visitor Guide on the web
covering scenic and destinations in Arizona and around
here for more information on attractions
in Tucson and
Tucson area school districts:
Toll Free: 1-800-950-2766 x4339
Office: (520) 519-4339
Office (Alternate): (520) 745-4545
Fax: (520) 747-5462
Glenda Hawkins, REALTOR ®
Previews Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
5460 E. Broadway Blvd., #350
Tucson, Arizona 85711
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