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Tourist Information for our Tucson Hotel Guests

Tucson is a growing metropolis of 800,000 that keeps getting better and better.The city’s geography is a postcard image of cactus forests, rolling hills, and craggy mountains with National and State Parks and Forests that ring the city.Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen.The weather is mild nearly all the time, just right for all kinds of fun outdoor activities.

Hotel Tucson City Center is less than 1 mile and walking distance to the Tucson Convention Center

Tourist Info

Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 S Church Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ph (520) 624-1817

Tucson Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 991
465 W St. Mary’s Rd
Tucson, AZ 85701
Ph (520) 792-1212

Tucson Foothills Center/Oro Valley/Marana Arizona Attractions & Activities

We know that you work hard for your money, which is why our hotel offers business travelers a fax machine, copy machine and meeting room that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests. Other hotel amenities include :

Stay Tucson Inn and Suites Features
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free airport transportation
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness center
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Sleeper

Tucson Arizona Museums

San Xavier Del Bac Mission
1950 W. San Xavier Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
Ph (520) 294-2624
Built in the late 18th Century, San Xavier has been described as the Sistine Chapel of the United States because of the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and colorful art. Mission San Xavier “White Dove of the Desert” is located on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation.

Sonora Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
Ph. (520) 883-2702
For a half-century the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, while intriguing and instructing them with fascinating educational programs.

Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block

140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Ph. (520) 624-2333

Flandrau Science Center

1601 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Ph (520) 621-STAR (7827)

Tucson Children’s Museum

200 S. Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Ph. (520) 792-9985
More than something to see…. it’s something to do! Come to the Museum and experience a fun way of learning! All the exhibits are hands-on, encouraging interaction and triggering each child’s intellect.

Pima Air & Space Museum

6000 East Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
Ph. (520) 574-0462
The mission is to preserve and present the history of flight in such a way that the museum visitors experience a very large collection of aircraft, missiles and related artifacts in a rather extensive archive and library.

Titan Missile Museum

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Ph. (520) 625-7736
The Titan II is a second-generation liquid fueled ballistic missile and the largest Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) developed by the United States. The first missile was installed in December of 1962 and the first unit was turned over to the Strategic Air Command (SAC) on 3/31/63

Fort Lowell Museum

2900 N. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Ph. (520) 885-3822
The Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873. The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier. Walking tours, lectures, living history events are featured as special events.

International Wildlife Museum

4800 W. Gates Pass Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Ph. (520) 629-0100
Featuring over 400 species of worldwide mammals, birds and insects. Some collections are over 100 years old!

Arizona Historical Society 2nd Street Museum

949 East 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Ph. (520) 628 – 5774

Tucson Arizona Casinos

Find your lucky streak in one of the Tucson’s Casinos !

Casino of the Sun
7406 South Camino de Oeste
Tucson, Arizona, 85746
Ph. (520) 879-5450
The floor is full with over 400 of your favorite games — from Little Green Men and Wheel Of Fortune to the classics like Sizzling 7’s and Double Wild Cherry. They have you covered with everything from nickel and quarter to dollar and multi-denominational machines.

Desert Diamond Casino

1100 W Pima Mine Rd
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Ph. (520) 294-7777
Southern Arizona’s premier entertainment destination also hosts top national acts performing live at the 2,400-seat Diamond Center. The casino’s Sports Bar also offers live local entertainment.

Tucson Arizona Theatres/Galleries/Opera/Orchestra

De Grazia Gallery
6300 N. Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Ph (520) 299-9191

Southern Arizona Dance Theatre

5425 E. Broadway #103
Tucson, AZ 85711
Ph. (520) 690-7260

Arizona Opera

3501 North Mountain Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Ph. (520) 293-4336
Arizona Opera currently produces a five opera season, with three performance dates in Tucson at the TCC Music Hall and four performances at Symphony Hall in Phoenix.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

2175 North Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705-5606
Ph. (520) 792-9155
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is the oldest continuing professional performing arts organization in the state of Arizona.

Arizona Theatre Company

40 East 14th Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Ph. (520) 622-2823
ATC’s reputation for producing excellence on stage has garnered the company many awards, including the Presidential Citation, and the official designation in 1990 as “The State Theatre of Arizona.”

Borderlands Theatre

40 W. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85701
Ph. (520) 882-8607
Borderlands Theater is a professional theater company recognized nationally and internationally for the development and production of theater and educational program.

Davis Dominguez Gallery

154 E. Sixth St.
Tucson, AZ 85705-8321
Ph (520) 629-9759
Located between the Tucson Museum of Art and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Our 5,400 square foot historic warehouse space hosts new exhibits every 6 wks.

El Presidio Gallery, Inc.

3001 E. Skyline Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85715
Ph (520) 299-1414
The 6,000 square-foot gallery in ‘Gallery Row at El Cortijo’ in Tucson offers a diverse collection of subjects and styles.

Gallery West

6420 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
Ph (520) 529-7002
Nestled in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, specializing in the finest historic and contemporary Native American Indian Art

Day Trips from BEST WESTERN InnSuites Tucson

If you thought Tucson was surrounded by flat, sandy desert, you are in for a surprise.
True, there is a desert here, but it is a lush desert where tall saguaro cacti tower over mesquite, ironwood, creosote, and many smaller cacti that bear vibrant blooms.
Hills and mountains break the view, and distant mountains promise cool forests of ponderosa pines.

Arizona’s landscape is varied and beautiful, and you can see a lot of it in a series of day trips out of Tucson.
Some of the most popular day trips out of Tucson include:

Amerind Foundation : (Short for “American Indian”), the Amerind Foundation Museum contains one of the finest collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials in the country. (1 hour drive)

Bisbee & Tombstone, Arizona : A great day trip to two of Arizona’s unique historic towns. Historic Bisbee, the infamous mining boomtown, is now an arts and architectural oasis and the Copper Queen Mine. Tombstone—the “town too tough to die”—is the site of a fascinating chapter in American history, home to notorious saloons and the Gunfight at the OK Corral. (1 hour drive)

Colossal Cave Mountain Park : Dry cavern and historic site; crystal-filled hollow mountain, previously home to American Indian families and cowboy outlaws, is now the scene of underground candlelight tours. (40 minute drive)

Columbia University’s Biosophere 2 Center : World renowned experiment in creating a closed eco-system. (40 minute drive)

Kartchner Caverns State Park : Arizona’s newest attraction. An ancient limestone cave dripping with colorful formations, recently discovered and opened to the public. (45 minute drive)

Kitt Peak National Observatory : Home to the world’s greatest concentration of telescopes for stellar, solar and planetary research. (1 hour drive)

Nogales, Sonora : A festive Mexican marketplace featuring homemade crafts and goods. (1 hour drive)

Tubac, Arizona : Admire mission architecture, browse galleries and shop in the village of Tubac, where art and history meet. (45 minute drive)

Visiting The Grand Canyon from Tucson.

If you are visiting Arizona, it is well worth the drive to visit The Grand Canyon.

Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year.
Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View).
The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.

If you are visiting Arizona, it is well worth the drive to visit The Grand Canyon.

Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year.
Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View).
The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.

A much smaller number of people see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km (as the condor flies) directly across the Canyon from the South Rim.
The North Rim rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible.
Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May of each year.
Even in good weather it’s harder to get to. It is 220 miles / 354 km by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles / 34 km by foot across the Canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails.
The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners.
There are many opportunities here for adventurous and hardy persons who want to backpack, ride a mule to Phantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks – there are no one-day river trips through Grand Canyon).

For information on planning your visit, go to

Sedona, Arizona

BEST WESTERN InnSuites Tucson Hotel & Suites is a perfect gateway to visiting Sedona, Arizona.Approximately 3 hours from Tucson lies the town of Sedona–located in north central Arizona.

Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful. Natural endowments aside, you’ll also find a very good variety of dining to keep you satisfied. Kick back and enjoy the beauty that Sedona offers.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort is home to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
The “Gem Show” is much more than a single event at one location.
Rather, there are thousands of participants and attendees at more than 40 sites around town.
Dozens of shows take place at the same time – in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.

The largest show is at Hotel Tucson City Center at 475 North Granada Avenue in Tucson, Arizona.

There’s something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows – from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils to opals dug from the Australian Outback.
This show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from every corner of the globe and is open to the public. There are displays from renowned museums and private collections along with over 250 mineral, gemstone, jewelry and fossil retail dealers. It also features hands-on exhibits only for school children.
Most of the gem and mineral shows around Tucson are free and hours vary.

For Tucson Gem Show information and more, visit

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