Tour the University of Arizona and Other Tucson Hot Spots
Discover the charm and allure of Tucson from the ideally located Country Inn & Suites off Interstate 10. Less than two miles from downtown, our hotel makes it easy for business travelers to spend a free evening souvenir hunting in the Fourth Avenue shopping district or gambling the night away at Desert Diamond Casino. For fun things to do with the kids, browse the exhibits at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or observe the animals at Reid Park Zoo. You can also head to Old Tucson for a backstage glimpse of the movie business. In town for client meetings? Our hotel is within easy reach of the Tucson Convention Center, the Tucson Government Complex and the University of Arizona.Family Fun:
- La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo (5.6 miles)
Held annually, the Tucson Rodeo draws more than 200,000 attendees. Festivities begin with a two-hour parade and continue with bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
Phone: +1 (520) 741-2233
- Reid Park Zoo (5.9 miles)
Spend the day learning about macaws, hedgehogs, rhinos, monkeys, lions, zebras, giraffes and more at the Reid Park Zoo.
Phone: +1 (520) 791-3204
- Tucson Botanical Gardens (5.9 miles)
Find an oasis of calm in the heart of Tucson at this popular destination, which features a canopy of mature trees and a variety of specialty gardens spread throughout nearly six acres. Don’t miss the seasonal Butterfly House and the gift shop.
Phone: +1 (520) 326-9686
- Old Tucson (9.9 miles)
Take a tour of this former studio that was the filming location for more than 300 Western movies. During your visit, you can also see can-can musicals, gunfights and stunt shows.
Phone: +1 (520) 883-0100
Shopping and Entertainment:
- Fourth Avenue (1.6 miles)
Browse locally owned boutiques, listen to live music, and eat at unique pubs and restaurants when you visit the Fourth Avenue shopping district.
Phone: +1 (520) 624-5004
- Desert Diamond Casino Tucson (9 miles)
Try your luck playing slots, table games, bingo and keno at Desert Diamond Casino. When you need a break, dine at one of the restaurants or watch live music in the lounge.
Phone: +1 (520) 294-7777
- The Gaslight Theatre (11.8 miles)
At this entertainment venue, dine, drink and laugh until your side hurts. The Gaslight Theatre hosts musical comedies six nights a week!
Phone: +1 (520) 886-9428
Museums and Sightseeing:
- St. Augustine Cathedral (1.4 miles)
Completed in 1866, this sacred site is Tucson’s oldest cathedral and features beautiful Mexican baroque architecture.
Phone: +1 (520) 623-6351
- University of Arizona (2.5 miles)
Visit the 380-acre campus of the University of Arizona to cheer on the Wildcats sports teams or to take a self-guided tour of the arboretum.
Phone: +1 (520) 621-2211
- Franklin Auto Museum (5.2 miles)
Automobile enthusiasts can enjoy a personal tour at this museum that houses a collection of more than 20 antique and classic Franklin autos plus an array of prehistoric artifacts by archaeologist Alice Carpenter.
Phone: +1 (520) 326-8038
- The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (7.2 miles)
Marvel at the intricate handiwork of more than 400 antique and contemporary miniatures on display in three areas at this attraction. The collection includes miniature replicas of woodland creatures, period furniture and houses.
Phone: +1 (520) 881-0606
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (12.6 miles)
This one-of-a-kind museum covers 98 acres and features an art gallery, a natural history museum, an aquarium, a zoo and a botanical garden.
Phone: +1 (520) 883-1380