Fred Lawrence Whipple/Mount Hopkins Observatory - Located just east of Green Valley in the Santa Rita Mountains. Directions: I-19 to Canoa Rd exit #56, go south on the East Frontage Rd. follow the signs.
Madera Canyon - Located just east of Green Valley. Numerous picnic areas and hiking trails, a favorite of birders. Directions: Continental Rd., east, then right on Whitehouse Canyon Rd.
Arizona Wineries - There are several wineries located near Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia, and Wilcox.
Kitt Peak National Observatory - Located on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, high above the Sonoran Desert. Established in 1958 as the United States' first national observatory. Call 520-318-8726 for hours and tours.
Tucson Botanical Gardens - A desert oasis in the middle of Tucson, features exhibits of arid, semi-arid, semi-tropical and tropical plants all displayed in intimate garden settings around an adobe home. On Alvernon just south of Grant. Information 520-326-9255.
Tombstone, AZ - The "Town Too Tough To Die", home of the OK Corral. Directions I-19 to I-10 east to Hwy 80 south to Tombstone.
Bisbee, AZ - An 1800's mining town, daily mine train rides. Located 24 miles south of Tombstone on Hwy.80.
Nogales, Sonora Mexico - Colorful arts and crafts and lots of dentists and pharmacies.Passports or Border Cards are now needed to cross back into the United States. Located 40 miles south of Green Valley on I-19.
Arivaca Walking Tours - Boasts of having the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona.Located 25 miles southwest of Green Valley.
Patagonia Lake - One of Arizona's newest state recreational lakes with boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Take I-19 south to Nogales, then Hwy 82 east to Patagonia, follow the signs to the lake.
Saguaro National Monument - Located on both the east and west sides of Tucson see the magnificent saguaros, that grow only in the Sonora Desert. Call for information and hours 520-733-5158.
Sabino Canyon & Seven Falls - A beautiful National Park and recreation area. Paved and unpaved hiking trails, daily tram tours run every half hour. In Tucson take Tanque Verde Rd. east to Sabino Canyon Rd., then north. 520-749-2861
Mt. Lemmon - A National Park, with picnic areas, campgrounds, hiking trails as well as vista points. At the summit is the town of Summerhaven and a ski area. From Tucson take Tanque Verde Rd. east to the Catalina Highway.
Colossal Cave - World's largest dry limestone cavern, daily tours. From Green Valley take I-19 north to I-10, then east to the Vail exit, then north to the cave. 520-647-7275.
Reid Park Zoo - Located in Reid Park where you can see a concert, have a picnic,ride a train, attend a baseball game, play golf, or go to the zoo. Located off 22nd St., between Country Club and Alvernon. 520-791-4022
San Xavier Mission - The "White Dove of the Desert". Open daily 9 - 6.Located west of I-19 at San Xavier Rd. 520-294-2624
Tumacacori Mission National Historic Park - Built in 1795, the mission grounds are part of the legacy of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. An adjoining museum contains artifacts and models of the original Mission and village. Located south of Tubac on I-19. 520-398-2341
Tubac, AZ - Very early European settlement which is now a thriving arts and crafts village. Located 15 miles south of Green Valley.
Titan II Missile Museum - The site of one of the Cold-War-Era ballistic missiles that, for over 20 years, formed a ring around the Tucson basin. Located in Green Valley off Duval Mine Rd. west of La Canada. 520-625-7736
Asarco Copper Museum - Open pit and mill tours feature exhibits on geology, mining and the uses of minerals, gift shop and discovery theater. Located at I-19 and Pima Mine Rd. 520-625-7513
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - World- renowned museum featuring living animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert. Take I-19 north to Ajo Hwy exit, west to Kinney Rd., north to museum. 520-883-1380
The Tucson Museum of Art - The museum located in downtown Tucson houses a fine collection of pre-Columbian art and artifacts as well as hosting a continuing series of traveling exhibitions. 520-624-2333
Flandrau Planetarium - Features Star Theater Programs, laser light shows and science demonstrations. Free walk-through exhibits, science store, meeting rooms and a 16" telescope. Located on the U of A campus. 520-621-STAR
The International Wildlife Museum - Over 300 animals from around the world are featured. I-19 north to I-10 north to Speedway exit, then west 5 miles. 520-617-1439
Pima Air and Space Museum - Hundreds of displays of airplanes and aircraft memorabilia and an extensive WWII collection. Located east of I-19 on Valencia. 520-574-9858
Old Tucson Studios - Famous movie location studio and family fun western theme park. See where some of you favorite western town scenes were shot. Interactive live action displays and shows. Take I-19 north to Ajo Hwy exit, west to Kinney Rd., north . 520-883-0100