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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the perfect getaway for the traveler desiring more than a typical vacation. Visit the High Sonoran desert, an area rich in Native American culture and cowboy heritage that is true to the original roots of the Old West. Guests are able to participate in adventure activities including hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, jeep tours and even cookouts under the stars; not to mention enjoying a round of world-class golf. For more refined tastes, there is a fine avant-garde art scene including the symphony, ballet, opera, theater, museums and more. Discover the Southwest, amid a scenic beauty that provides an eclectic combination of the old and new.

Arizona Historical Society

Established by an Act of the First Territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864, the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is Arizona’s oldest historical agency.

Contact: (520) 628-5774 | Distance: 27 miles/36 minutesWebsite

Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. We are among only a handful of companies in the United States that regularly performs in more than one city.

Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music—cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home.

Contact: (520) 293-4336 | Distance: 26 miles/35 minutes | Website

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Contact: (520) 883-2702 | Distance: 29 miles/46 minutes |  Website

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place.

Arizona State Museum at The University of Arizona

Contact: (520) 621-6302 | Distance: 27 miles/36 minutes | Website

Experience the Native cultures of Arizona, the Greater Southwest and northern Mexico at Arizona State Museum.

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona is an innovative and provocative professional ballet company that creates, performs, and teaches outstanding classical and contemporary ballet. The company is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works.

Contact: (602) 381-1096Distance: 29 miles/39 minutes | Website

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

"DeGrazia had a vision," and "He knew exactly what he was doing...When it was ready, the doors were opened and the people kept flooding in. There are six permanent collections of paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery, including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry.

Contact: (520) 299-9191 | Distance: 21 miles/32 minutes | Website

Etherton Gallery

Established in 1981, Etherton Gallery specializes in vintage and contemporary fine art photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works by local and regional artists.  It is one of the Southwest’s premier galleries and its inventory incorporates museum quality works including turn-of-the-century western American ethnographic and landscape photographs.

Contact: (520) 624-7372 | Distance: 29 miles/35 minutes | Website

Madaras Gallery

Artist Diana Madaras is well known for her bold, colorful artwork. A colorist who celebrates the subtle, natural beauty of ordinary scenes in a way that is both intense and dramatic. She paints in both watercolor and acrylic and has a diverse portfolio - from brilliant desert landscapes expressionistic portraits.

Contacts: Broadway (520) 623-4000 - Skyline (520) 615-3001 | Distances: Broadway location 25 miles/39 minutes - Skyline location 23 miles/41 minutesWebsite

The Rialto Theatre

Everything from Rock to Bach, to borrow a favorite phrase from a ‘70s infomercial. The truth is the Rialto hosts a broad array of performers and talent, including rock bands, jam bands, comedians, heavy metal, hip hop, film, jazz, flamenco, country, skiffle – you name it, we have hosted it. Except chamber music. That belongs in chambers only.

Contact: (520) 740-1000 | Distance: 27 miles/36 minutes | Website

Tucson Museum of Art

The Tucson Museum of Art connects art to life, inspiring discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding through meaningful, engaging experiences.

Contact: (520) 624-2333 | Distance: 26 miles/34 minutes | Website

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra shares beautiful, professionally performed music with as wide an audience as possible. It does so each season through a series of nine Classic Concerts, four MasterWorks Chamber Orchestra Concerts, five TSO Pops! Concerts, Classic, MasterWorks and TSO Pops!

Contact: (520) 882-8585 | Distance: 26 miles/33 minutes | Website

UA Presents

UA Presents is the University of Arizona's performing arts presenter, a nationally recognized host of world-class performances and programs. The mission of UApresents is to educate, enlighten and inspire by bringing performing arts and artists together with the diverse communities of Southern Arizona.

Contact: (520) 621-3341 | Distance: 22 miles/32 minutes | Website

University of Arizona - Center for Creative Photography

Famed American photographer Ansel Adams co-founded the Center for Creative Photography in 1975. Today, the Center for Photography is the preeminent research archive for study of photography and photographic history in North America. It holds more archives and individual works by 20th-century North American photographers than any other archive the world. The archives of over 60 major American photographers—including Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand—form the core of a collection numbering over 80,000 works.

Contact: (520) 621-7968 | Distance: 30 miles/40 minutes / Website

Biosphere 2

A center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.

Contact: (520) 838-6200 | Distance: 29 miles/38 minutes | Website

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

The tour with a guide and learn about the Cave's history, legends, and geology, as you walk down and back up about six and a half stories.  See beautiful cave formations like stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, boxwork, and helictites. Tours are given daily, year-round.

Contact: (520) 647-7275 | Distance: 55 miles/60 minutes / Website

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Experience a stunning limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. This live cave, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1½ hour tour.

Contact: (520) 586-2283 | Distance: 76 miles/80 minutes | Website

Old Tucson Studios

Arizona’s Hollywood in the Desert.

Contact: (520) 883-0100 | Distance: 38 miles/47 minutes | Website

Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 275 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world.

Contact: (520) 574-0462 | Distance: 37 miles/44 minutesWebsite

Sabino Canyon Tours

Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Contact: (520) 749-2861 | Distance: 62 miles/80 minutes | Website

Saguaro National Park

Enormous cacti, silhouetted by the setting sun, for most of us the Giant Saguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. And yet, these majestic plants are only found in a small portion of the United States. Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of these sub-tropical giants, on the edge of the modern City of Tucson.

Contact: (520) 733-5153 | Distance: 49 miles/62 minutes | Website

St. Augustine Cathedral

With its Spanish influence, came the missionary priests to this territory. "The Chapel of the Royal Presidio of San Agustin in Tucson" was part of the Spanish fort built in 1776.

Contat: (520) 623-6351 | Distance: 27 miles/35 minutes | Website

Tohono Chul Park

Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, Tucson’s charming crossroads of nature, art and culture. Deemed “One of the World’s Ten Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Tohono Chul has been celebrated by Tucson as one of its “best kept secrets” for over a quarter of a century.

Contact: (520) 742-6455Website

San Xavier del Bac Mission

Mission San Xavier del Bac is situated in the Santa Cruz Valley nine miles south of Tucson, Arizona.

Contact: (520) 294-2624 | Distance: 35 miles/43 minutes | Website

The University of Arizona

Arizona has finished in the Top 30 of the Director's Cup standings every year since its inception in 1993, including nine consecutive Top 10 finishes from 1994-2003.The Wildcats' success over the years in softball and baseball - a combined nine NCAA titles - and the program's 1997 NCAA Championship in men's basketball underscore the level of competitiveness embraced by UA sports programs.

Wildcat student-athletes daily cross paths and work side-by-side with national and conference players of the year, Olympic gold medalists, future professional athletes, and academic award winners.

Contact: (520) 621-2200Distance: 22 miles/32 minutesWebsite

Casas Adobes Plaza

Casas Adobes Plaza, created decades ago by a protégé of renowned architect Josias Joesler exemplifies mastery of space and enduring style, resplendent with beauty and charm. A jewel of Spanish Colonial architecture, this Old World lifestyle center has captivated visitors for more than 50 years, becoming a true landmark of Southern Arizona.

Contact: (520) 299-2610 | Distance: 15 miles/23 minutes | Website

Foothills Mall

Welcomes to an enclosed regional shopping center tucked in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. More than 90 stores, outlets and value retailers offer the latest designer fashions and brand name merchandise at incredibly low prices.

Contact: (520) 219-0650 | Distance: 13 miles/20 minutes | Website

Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue is where it happens! There are over 100 merchants on the Avenue selling everything from books, art, furniture and clothing. Nowhere in Tucson can one find so many great places to eat in such a concentrated area where you name it and it is here on the Avenue. Find those quirky, totally original spots that give Tucson its distinct flavor.

Distance: 27 miles/36 minutes | Website

La Encantada Mall

Featuring more than 55 fine shops and restaurants in an intimate, open-air setting.

Contact: (520) 615-1004 | Distance: 18 miles/28 minutes | Website

Old Town Artisan

Old Town Artisans is located on the site of El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, the fort built by the Spanish in 1775 to stake claim to the northern frontier of New Spain. It is the true historic Tucson experience with distinctive shops and dining.

Contact: (520) 623-6024 | Distance: 26 miles/ 34 minutes | Website

St. Phillip’s Plaza

Discover Tucson's finest local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants with delightful outdoor dining. Enjoy the colorful gardens, tiled courtyards, beautiful fountains, and mission-style architecture of St. Philip's Plaza.

Contact: (520) 529-2775 | Distance: 22 miles/31 minutes / Website

Tucson Mall

Tucson Mall is the area’s leading retail destination and largest shopping center in Southern Arizona. It offers 1.3 million square feet of sensational shopping with more than 200 specialty shops and five department stores.

Contact: (520) 293-7330 | Distance: 20 miles/29 minutesWebsite

Tucson Premium Outlets

Tucson Premium Outlets® features extraordinary savings of 25%-65% off exceptional brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Le Creuset,  Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Michael Kors, Coach, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.  Just miles from The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, enjoy the mountain views of Arizona in this outdoor shopping experience.

Hi-Corbett Field

With more metal bleachers than actual seats and tall, angular outfield walls making for odd (and lengthy) playing field dimensions, Hi Corbett Field is definitely a nod to ballpark construction of another era. Fittingly, a classic-style clock tower was built into its attractive beige stucco exterior during renovations in 1999. Movie buffs will recognize the facade from the 1989 film Major League, which used Hi Corbett for all of its spring training scenes.

Contact: (800)457-2287 | Distance: 31 miles/43 minutes | Website

Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex, which covers 155 acres on the Southeast side of Tucson, is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. With a panoramic view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is a natural fit for youth, high school and collegiate grass sports and makes a great setting for social gatherings, concerts, and community events.

Contact: (520) 546-5466 | Distance: 32 miles/38 minutes | Website

Mt. Lemmon

The Santa Catalina Mountains, however, is home to the southernmost ski area in the United States, which is perched near the 9,157-foot summit of Mt. Lemmon.

Contact: (520) 576-1321 | Distance: 61 miles/105 minutes | Website

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

This extremely popular recreation area is located along Sabino Creek right at the edge of Tucson, Arizona. For many who come to visit the Southwest, this area provides their first close encounter with the Sonoran Desert and the fascinating variety of plants and animals that make it their home.

Contact: (520) 749-2861 | Distance: 28.4 miles/ approximately 1 hourWebsite

Tucson Electric Park

Tucson Baseball and home of the Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training.

Contacts: (520) 434-1010 | Distance: 32 miles/38 minutes | Website

Tucson Rodeo

Taking place every February La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) is a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.

“In addition to the caliber of competition and the prize money, cowboys look forward to Tucson because the fans are great and the sky is blue. This is the first major outdoor rodeo of the year, so they’re ready for sunshine, fresh air and 11,000 fans each day cheering them on,” boasts Gary Williams, general manager of the Tucson Rodeo.

Contact: (520) 741-2233 | Distance: 30 miles/37 minutes | Website