Trinity Library Weekday Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff available 9-11:15 a.m. & 2-4 p.m. Weekend & evening hours by appointment.
The Presidio San Agustin is Tucson's re-constructed Spanish fort originally built in 1775 which stood through the late 1800's. Today a portion of it stands on the same ground where it was originally built and remains of the original foundation are still present. Visit any time to see Museum exhibits about early Tucson and the many cultures that first came together during the Colonial Period. Docents are also available to provide brief tours of the Territorial era house and courtyard as well as the re-built Presidio. The Presidio also comes to life during Living History days with interpreters in period dress performing daily activities including bread making in the adobe oven blacksmithing soldiering and much more. Check the website for Living History days (second Saturday of the month during winter hours) and for other special events and activities. Winter Hours:October thru April Wed. thru Sun. 10-4. Summer Hours: May thru Sept. Thurs. thru Sun. 10-3.
Enter Randolph Way off 22nd St. west of Alvernon. Travel from South American rain forests to African grasslands in one day. Over 500 exotic animals from different continents in naturalistic habitats. Conservation recreation and education for the entire family. Come play outside!
Sound like a day at the beach? Well, actually, the sands at the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area were a beach surrounding a lake approximately two million years ago. What remains today offers one of the most unique recreation spots in Arizona. Where else does the opportunity to ride in sand dunes and soak in relaxing hot tubs exist at the same location? However, please be considerate of your neighbors who may not be here to participate in the same activity as you. This is the only way this area will continue to be available to have fun in the sand, sun, and water.
Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can?t miss the prominent 1500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and often in the spring overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance outstanding and varied desert growth and historical importance. The Visitor Center has public restrooms a gift shop plus vending machines with energy drinks and snacks.
Less than 30 minutes from downtown Tucson Charron Vineyards is the perfect location to enjoy handcrafted Arizona wines and beautiful mountain views from our vineyard tasting room nestled in the Empire mountains. Enjoy a selection of fine wines including our famous White Merlot from one of the oldest vineyards in Southern Arizona. Leave the city heat behind and join us in the cooler mountain air for wine tasting Fri.?Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2670 ft to 8666 ft and contains 6 biotic communities. The biotic communities (starting from the lowest elevation) include desert scrub desert grassland oak woodland pine-oak woodland pine forest and mixed conifer forest. Average annual precipitation is approximately 12.30 in. The Rincon Mountains peak at a considerably higher elevation than the Tucson Mountains therefore there are more biotic communities and increased plant and wildlife diversity. Because of the higher elevation in the Rincons animals like the black bear Mexican spotted owl Arizona mountain king snake and white-tailed deer live in this district.
30 miles 30§ cooler in the aspen and ponderosa pine forest. Open year-round for skiing, skyride unique gifts homemade fudge and patio or fireside dining.