Central Tucson

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Tucson expanded north and east from the university during the 1950s and ’60s, and currently continues to spread southeast. The east–west thoroughfares of Broadway, Speedway, and Grant are lined with small and large businesses and eateries, mostly in unattractive strip malls. Sights worth seeing in this area include the Reid Park Zoo, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, and a couple of eccentric museums.


Reid Park Zoo

This small but well-designed zoo won't tax the children's—or your—patience. There are plenty of shady places to sit, a well-stocked…

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Fort Lowell Park and Museum

Fertile soil and proximity to the Rillito River once enticed the Hohokam to construct a village on this site. Centuries…

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Tucson Botanical Gardens

The five acres are home to a variety of experiences: a tropical greenhouse; a sensory garden, where you can touch…

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