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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Ace of Escape
Ace of Escape

(520) 222-7395

406 N Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions Website

Are you searching for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience? Look no further than Ace of Escape, located in the heart of downtown Tucson. With seven thrilling escape rooms, Ace of Escape offers a unique and exciting way to put your problem-solving skills to the test.

Each room is filled with clues, codes, and keys hidden throughout the space, waiting to be discovered. Work with your group to solve puzzles and riddles and escape before time runs out. Ace of Escape has a range of rooms, from moderate to complex, so that you can choose the perfect challenge for your skill level. Whether you're looking to race against the clock or enjoy a leisurely challenge, Ace of Escape promises an incredible time that will leave you wanting more.

El Corral
El Corral

(520) 299-6092

2201 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718   Directions Website

El Corral is a bustling restaurant decorated with cowboy memorabilia that features a classic Western-style steakhouse menu. For over 60 years, it has served fantastic prime rib, steaks, ribs, and tamale pie. The prime rib is available in three sizes - petite, oversized cut, and generous cut - all cooked to perfection and served with au jus.

Substantial wood beams, flagstone floors, and fireplaces create the restaurant's rustic ambiance. It is a casual and inviting place where guests enjoy hearty meals and traditional Tucson hospitality. If you still have room for dessert, their Adobe Mud Pie is a must-try. El Corral also serves chicken, fish, and barbeque ribs in addition to their famous prime rib.

Hacienda Linda Inn and Gallery
Hacienda Linda Inn and Gallery

(520) 682-9827

12646 W Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743   Directions Website

Experience a unique stay at Hacienda Linda, a bed and breakfast that stands out. Situated on six acres alongside Saguaro National Park West, you'll be surrounded by an incredible variety of birds and wildlife you won't find anywhere else. Privacy is a top priority, with six bedrooms on the opposite side of the house, each equipped with Tempurpedic beds for your comfort.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast included with your stay and stay connected with WiFi throughout the property. After a long day of exploring, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage session with the onsite therapist. Remember to take advantage of the day spa to relax and recharge.

Tohono Chul
Tohono Chul

(520) 742-6455

7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704   Directions Website

Experience the resilience of some of the desert's most captivating creatures during reptile rambles, or marvel at the beauty of blooming flowers during bloom nights at Tohono Chul Park.

This park celebrates 25 years of nature, art, and culture, offering an unmatched allure. Its expert staff will guide you through the wildlife and natural scenery, providing you with individual peace and tranquility. The Sonoran Desert is the main attraction, but the park's charm captivates your imagination and centers your soul in ways you never thought possible.

Trail Dust Town
Trail Dust Town

(520) 296-4551

6541 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715   Directions Website

Have you ever wondered about what the small towns in the desert were like? You no longer have to wonder because you can always head to Trail Dust Town. The city still retains the charm and wide-eyed wonder of yesteryear, and it also features Pinnacle Peak, one of Tucson's top-notch steak houses, and the Savoy Opera House, which always presents excellent live entertainment. Trail Dust Town has something for everyone, whether looking for a big night out, a quick bite to eat, or shopping for hidden treasures.

Trail Dust Town offers fun activities for all ages. You can watch the amazing Pistoleros Wild West Stunt Show or ride through the "West" on a real train. You can also enjoy a spin on the vintage Carousel or the Circle-the-Wagons Ferris Wheel. If you want to try panning for gold or test your shooting skills, there's a shooting gallery, too.

Tucson Village Farm
Tucson Village Farm

(520) 621-1006

4210 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719   Directions Website

Are you keen on reducing the amount of junk food you and your family consume? Do you want to make healthier life choices? If so, then Tucson Village Farm is a must-visit. You'll be able to select and buy your organic fruit from various cherries and apples. And the best part? They're open every day.

Tucson Village Farm is a seed-to-table program that empowers young people to learn how to grow and prepare fresh food, fostering life and leadership skills through agriculture, culinary education, outdoor adventures, and community engagement. TVF is a working urban farm and healthy living center run by the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona. Visit TVF and be inspired to make positive changes in your life.

Valley of the Moon
Valley of the Moon

(520) 323-1331

2544 E Allen Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716   Directions Website

Experience the magic of Valley of the Moon, a historic fairyland artist George Phar Legler designed. This enchanting destination takes you through time, offering tours, theatrical performances, and private events. As a non-profit organization established in 1945, Valley of the Moon strives to promote religious tolerance regardless of race, creed, or color.

Valley of the Moon's 100th-anniversary celebration marks a significant milestone in their mission to restore this captivating landmark to its former glory. Their unwavering commitment to preserving history and promoting religious tolerance makes them unique. Join them in their journey to preserve this magical place for future generations.

Wild Katz
Wild Katz

(520) 415-7955

4629 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712   Directions Website

Welcome to Wild Katz, the ultimate toddler park in Tucson, AZ. They believe every step, every giggle, and every curiosity is an adventure waiting to happen. The park is a vibrant community that fosters play, growth, and connection among children. The curated play zones spark creativity, challenge motor skills, and inspire social interaction. From whimsical slides to sensory-rich play areas, every corner is crafted to create magical moments of joy, discovery, and endless wonder.

At Wild Katz, they invite you to join them in creating memories that will last a lifetime. Come and let your children explore and discover the world around them through laughter, friendship, and exploration. The park is open to families from all walks of life and provides a safe and joyful environment.

Will You Escape?
Will You Escape?

(520) 309-1844

2577 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719   Directions Website

Are you up for an exciting challenge? Imagine being locked in a room with your group, where you'll need to solve riddles, uncover clues, and crack codes to escape. Can you find the magic potion to save your friend, get your name off Santa's naughty list, solve a serial killer case, or escape the Warden's clutch? If you're ready for the ultimate escape adventure, you must visit Will You Escape? It's an escape room that tests your limits and pushes you to your best problem-solving abilities.

Will You Escape? is the first escape room in Tucson, providing an exciting and interactive opportunity for you and your group to test your problem-solving skills, race against the clock, and escape within the given time limit. The private rooms ensure you won't be paired with strangers so that you can enjoy the game with your friends, family, or colleagues. This is a fantastic opportunity to challenge your mind and have fun with your friends.

Yume Japanese Gardens
Yume Japanese Gardens

(520) 303-3945

2130 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712   Directions Website

Discover Yume Japanese Gardens, a 2/3-acre courtyard-style garden located in Tucson, Arizona. The garden features winding pathways and layered plantings, giving visitors intimate views of classical Japanese imagery.

Experience various Japanese garden styles, including a Zen contemplative garden, a stone and gravel garden representing the sea and islands, a grass garden, and a tranquil strolling pond garden. Additionally, explore the traditional Japanese folk artifacts museum and the largest Ikebana container exhibit in the US. Plan your visit to Yume Japanese Gardens today to immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Japanese culture.

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