Attractions in Old West Tucson
San Xavier Road, Tucson, AZ. The "white dove of the desert"
completed in 1797 was founded by the legendery Father Eusebio Kino
in 1692. Still an active parish, the remarkable mission preserves
the architecture and artifacts of its long and important history in
201 South Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735 (520)883-0100. Still
filming Westerns, this authentic movie set offers daily Wild
2021 North Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743 (520)883-2702. A zoo,
natural history museum and botanical garden all in one, inspiring an
understanding and love of the Sonoran desert.
About 26 miles down the road, but visible
from Old West Tucson, the observatory telescopes at the top of Kitt
Peak sparkle in the morning sun. It's always cool up on this sacred
peak, with snow in the winter, and the views go on forever. The
world’s largest collection of optical telescopes (24 optical and 2
radio telescopes) is located high above the Sonoran Desert under
some of the finest night skies in the world.
Sunset Over Kitt Peak