With a prime location in downtown Tucson, adjacent to the University of Arizona, the Tucson University Park Hotel places the city’s most popular attractions right at your doorstep. Whether you’re visiting the U of A campus, strolling down lively 4th Avenue or experiencing Tucson’s fantastic dining and nightlife scene, we can guarantee you won’t be bored during your stay. We’ve listed some of our favorite attractions below; let us know if you’d like more information.
University of Arizona
Set on 380 acres right next to our hotel, this world-famous university has an enrollment of over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The scenic campus includes an arboretum and events at the Gallagher Theater; U of A also boasts an excellent sports program – particularly the basketball team, which won the NCAA championship in 1997.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Spend an afternoon exploring this museum, which opened in 1952 and includes a zoo and a botanical garden, as well as an art gallery and even an aquarium. The museum also hosts a range of events, from guided wildflower walking tours to basket weaving classes.
4th Avenue Arts District
This historic area features a lively arts and shopping scene, with a plethora of one-of-a-kind boutiques and galleries. It’s also home to the 4th Avenue Street Fair, which takes place every December and March and features arts and crafts, food and live entertainment.
Hi Corbett Field
Home of hugely successful Wildcats baseball (and former home of spring training for both the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians), this stadium was built in the 1930s and seats just under 10,000.
Old Tucson Studios
Catch a glimpse of the Old West at this fascinating studio and theme park, which will thrill the whole family with games, rides, great shopping and dining. Many iconic movies have been filmed here – from “Rio Bravo” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” to “Tombstone”.
Currently owned by the University of Arizona, this research facility was originally built to be a closed ecosystem. Today, it is dedicated to the study of ecology and atmospheric science.
Kino Sports Complex
Framed by the mountains, this modern, 155-acre complex features baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as a bicycle path. The complex can be rented for concerts and special events, too.
San Xavier del Bac
Founded over 400 years ago (and rebuilt after being demolished by an Apache raid in the late 18th century), this historic Catholic mission is one of Tucson’s most enduring landmarks. It has recently been restored, and is still actively run; it’s pilgrimage site for thousands every year.
Reid Park Zoo
This 24-acre, non-profit zoo is located within Gene C. Reid Park. Founded by Reid in the mid-1960s, it is home to more than 500 animals, including lions, tigers, grizzly bears and a herd of elephants. Reid Park itself is worth exploring as well, and features several playgrounds and picnic areas.