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TUCSON - A Real World Paradise…

...A mere sixty miles north of Mexico on the cross-country I-10 – has grown into a modern mini-metropolis of nearly a million people without entirely sacrificing its historic quarters. Now equal parts college town and retirement community, it’s one of the more attractive big cities of the Southwest. Tucson is one of the oldest continuously settled cities in the United States – celebrating its birthday on August 20, 1775.


TUCSON HISTORY
Brief History of Tucson
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/history/tucson_history
City of Tucson – Founded 1775 http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/history/tucson_history   http://www.tucsonhistory.com/    http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/home

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block http://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/

Arizona Historical Society http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/

Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.visittucson.org/

Free Visitor Information https://www.visittucson.org/send/

Yahoo! Travel* http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191501877-tucson_vacations-i

City of Tucson Government http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/home

National Park Service - Register of Historic Places http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/amsw/sw7.htm

The University of Arizona’s Visitor Guide http://wc.arizona.edu/ads/visitorguide/

Tucson Home Magazine’s Newcomers Guide http://www.tucsonnewcomer.com/

Calendar of Events:

Discover Southern Arizona http://www.tucsonattractions.com/

Tucson Lifestyle Magazine http://www.tucsonlifestyle.com/

(Click on Tucson Events)

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show http://www.tgms.org/showinfo.htm

Places you don’t want to miss…simply entertaining…

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum http://www.desertmuseum.org/

Saguaro National Park – US National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

Biosphere 2 http://www.b2science.org/

Pima Air & Space Museum http://www.pimaair.org/

Mt. Lemmon/Summerhaven http://emol.org/tour/mtlemmon.html

Sabino Canyon http://www.sabinocanyon.com/

Coronado National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/

Rose Canyon Lake http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/recreation/camping/sites/rose_cyn.shtml

Tohono Chul Park http://www.tohonochulpark.org/

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch http://www.tanqueverderanch.com/

Old Tucson Studios http://www.oldtucson.com/

Reid Park Zoo http://www.tucsonzoo.org

Tucson Botanical Gardens http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/

Tucson Zoological Society http://www.tucsonzoo.org/

4th Avenue Street Fairs http://www.fourthavenue.org/

Tucson Rodeo “La Fiesta de los Vaqueros” http://www.tucsonrodeo.com/

Tucson Rodeo Parade http://tucsonrodeoparade.org/

DeGrazia Art Gallery http://degrazia.org/

Golf & Stuff http://www.golfnstuff.com/location/tucson/index.htm

Habitat for Humanity - Tucson http://www.habitattucson.org/

University of Arizona Museum of Art http://artmuseum.arizona.edu

Southern AZ Transportation Museum http://www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org

International Wildlife Museum http://www.thewildlifemuseum.org

T-Rex Museum http://www.trexmuseum.org

Tucson Children’s Museum http://www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org

Arizona Historical Society http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

Other places in Arizona…you don’t want to miss…

Grand Canyon http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Tombstone www.tombstonechamber.com

Kartchner Caverns State Park http://azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/

Colossal Cave Mountain Park http://www.colossalcave.com/

Top Employers

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base http://www.dm.af.mil/

Raytheon http://www.raytheon.com/

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft http://www.bombardier.com/

afni http://www.afniupsourcing.com/

University of Arizona http://www.arizona.edu/

Sargent Controls & Aerospace http://www.sargentcontrols.com/

Honeywell http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/

Arizona Daily Star’s Trend Tracker http://tucson.com/abouttucson/star200/

Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, and Places to Stay

We Go Places - Travel Planning Website http://www.wegoplaces.com/AZTucson_Region_6_Cat_Accommodations.aspx

Arizona Tourism, Travel and Vacations http://www.arizonaguide.com


Golf

Golf Guide U.S.A http://www.golfguideusa.com/tucson/list.asp

Arizona Golf Courses http://www.arizonagolfcourses.com/

Tennis

Reffkin Tennis Center http://www.reffkintenniscenter.com/   (formerly Randolf Tennis Center)

Fort Lowell Tennis Center http://www.tucsontennis.com/

Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club http://www.tucsonracquetclub.com/

Swimming

Breakers Water Park http://www.breakerswaterpark.com/

City Swim Parks http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/home

Hiking

Trails & Parks http://www.trails.com/

Sabino Canyon http://www.sabinocanyon.com/trail_bc.php

Redington Pass http://www.aztrail.org/passages/pass_10.html

Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program http://dot.ci.tucson.az.us/bicycle/

Biking (Cycling & Mountain Biking)

28th El Tour de Tucson http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/!ETT/ETThome.html

Trails & Parks http://www.trails.com/

Cycling Events – Spin Your Wheels http://www.visittucson.org/visitor/outdoor/biking/

Tucson Mountain Biking Trails http://tucsonbiketrails.wikispaces.com

Trail Adventures in Tucson http://www.cherba.com/atmb/index.html

Biking Day Trip http://www.visittucson.org/visitor/outdoor/biking/daytrip/

Map My Ride http://www.mapmyride.com/find-ride/united-states/az/tucson

Greater Arizona Bicycling Association http://www.bikegaba.org/

Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program http://dot.ci.tucson.az.us/bicycle/

Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association http://sambabike.org/

Redington Pass http://www.aztrail.org/passages/pass_10.html

Fishing http://www.fishinaz.com

Fishing & Hunting http://www.gf.state.az.us/

Wheeling Arizona http://www.wheelingarizona.com/trails.htm

Walk Score http://Walkscore.com

Weather http://www.weather.com/

Schools

Adequate Yearly Progress Database http://azstarnet.com/online/databases/html_70a92642-d55e-11de940a-001cc4c03286.html

School Matters – A Service of Standard & Poor’s http://www.schoolmatters.com/

Great Schools http://www.greatschools.net/

Universities & Colleges

University of Arizona http://www.arizona.edu/

Pima Community College http://www.pima.edu/

Tucson Fact Sheet – U.S. Census Bureau http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/04/0477000.html

Close to Tucson….and Not to be Missed

Casa Grande http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/

Green Valley http://www.greenvalleychamber.com/

Oro Valley http://www.orovalleyaz.gov/site3.aspx

Marana http://www.marana.com/

Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven http://emol.org/tour/mtlemmon.html

Patagonia http://www.patagoniaaz.com/

Saddle Brooke Resort Community http://www.robson.com/

(Oro Valley, Oracle, Green Valley, & Tucson

Sahuarita http://www.ci.sahuarita.az.us/

Sierra Vista http://www.sierravistaaz.gov

Sonoita http://sonoitaaz.com/

Tubac 

http://www.tubacaz.com/ http://www.vailaz.com/

Bisbee http://www.discoverbisbee.com/

Tombstone http://www.tombstoneweb.com/

Per Weather.com, the average high temperature in Tucson is 99 degrees in June and July. The average low ranges

from 33 degrees in January to 70 degrees in July. Tucson’s monsoon season typically brings the greatest amount of

rainfall in August, with average precipitation totaling 2.69 inches. The driest months are April and May. The highest

recorded temperature in Tucson area was 117 degrees in 1990.

Information compiled and courtesy of Title Security of Arizona.