90 West Esperanza Blvd, Green Valley, AZ, US, 85614
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Located on Campus of the Arizona University, The Arizona Stadium is a 57 thousand capacity outdoor stadium. The Stadium is home to the Arizona Wild Cats they play most of their home games here. People consider this to be one of the finest arenas in Tucson . Right from the playing surface to the stands everything here is just perfect. There is also excellent views of the Sunset from the ground.
West Stadium also known as Arizona Stadium is the perfect embodiment of Arizona football and it has been in continuous use, with additions and expansions from its original 7,000 seats up to today, where it now seats 56,000. Its growth is a tribute to the popularity of the Wildcats, a perennial contender. Located at the University of Arizona, this spacious sports facility hosts all the exciting athletic events throughout the year.
This center is a favorite venue for Arizona's basketball fans. It is home to the Arizona Wildcats team, and has a seating capacity of 14,500 spectators. The food stalls serve hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, candy, nachos, but no alcoholic beverages. The entire arena is a no smoking zone and cameras are not allowed for some major events. You can book your tickets from the venue or online through the Ticketmaster website.
Located on the University of Arizona campus, this is the place to go for astronomy buffs of all ages. Attend the special planetarium shows. Have fun doing the hands-on science exhibits and exploring the history of planet earth at the mineral museum. The planetarium show themes change every month, so call ahead for details.
Himmel Park was voted Best Playground in Tucson by the readers of the Tucson Weekly, and with some justification. The park actually has three playgrounds. The westside section, near the pool, contains the toddlers' structure with beginner's slides and swings; then, there's more swings and the popular Giganto Slide of Death for the bigger kids, while the northeast side features a big climbing structure with several platforms and even more swings. All areas have lots of sand and picnic areas around them. Keep this place in mind if you're traveling with two-10 year olds.
This is the oldest archaeological museum in the Southwest, and the best place in Tucson to learn about the life of Arizona's Indians, both past and present. Impressive displays of Indian art tell the cultural history of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. There is also a good natural history section demonstrating earth and climate changes in the area. The museum shop sells related books and crafts.
If you want to introduce your kids to some excellent art, and enjoy the experience yourself as well, Artfare The Muse is just the place for you to visit. Formerly named International Arts Center, Muse is a great place for both adults and kids to enjoy a day out, practicing and checking out various forms of art. Various dance classes, shows, cultural events and other exhibitions are held at Artfare The Muse. All in all a great place for a family day out.
Located in downtown Tucson, the Tucson Children's Museum offers interactive exhibit areas that allow children to explore and discover for themselves in galleries. In the past galleries have included Dinosaur Canyon, the TCM Bakery and Farmer's Market, Wee World, the ZOOMzone, the Ocean Discovery Center, and others. Please visit the website for dates and times of daily featured activities.
Tucson Puppet Works has quickly become one of the centers of activity in the Downtown Arts District. It is run by a collective of puppeteers who provide entertainment for adults and kids alike in regular puppet shows. Come to see the Puppet Church Sundays and experience a different kind of Sunday service, or join the All Souls Parade to watch the masks and costumes dancing around downtown. Puppeteering workshops are available. The art space at the gallery is reserved for fine art, usually featuring groups of local artists.
This Tucson Baseball field is home to the Colorado Rockies during springtime. It has also been the place where the Cleveland Indians trained and practiced for many decades. If the name still doesn't ring a bell then maybe this might help—the movie "Major League" was filmed right on these grounds. This stadium can hold up to 9,500 people, so go ahead and book your tickets in advance, if you want to secure a seat for the next big game.
Reid Park is definitely the best place in town for a family picnic. There are lots of places to roast your wiener, spread the blankets and open those jars of potato salad to the sound of the zoo animals nearby. Playgrounds with more and improved play equipment, party ramadas and public artworks are all around you. With good timing, you may even catch one of the popular DeMeester Outdoor Concerts.