Tucson is a two-hour drive south of Phoenix and boasts an artistic, historic and nature-inspired character. Art and shopping districts display native, skilled and eccentric works; museums and attractions carry a historic presence; and nearby towns offer insight to the Wild West days along with opportunities to browse for crafts. Many of Tucson’s top things to do are just as educational as they are fun, and there is plenty to choose from any time of the year.
Visit famous movie and TV sets and enjoy Wild West-style entertainment such as gun fights and musical reviews. Guided tour highlights park scenery and movie history, and a miniature train ride into the nearby desert. Variety of dining venues offering BBQ, brews, ice cream and more.
The Old West town of Tombstone sits about an hour southeast of Tucson. Tombstone prospered as a silver-mining town in the 1880s, and survived in the 20th century thanks to visitors’ curiosity about the town’s infamous bygone residents, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and their legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral.