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Tucson: Southern Arizona Attractions Discount Pass

1. Tucson: Southern Arizona Attractions Discount Pass

Discover Southern Arizona's top attractions and save over $500 at over 90 different locations. The Passport entitles you to 2-for-1 admissions and other offers at participating attractions. Visit as many attractions as you like during normal operating hours until your time runs out. The clock starts when you use your pass at the first attraction. Have your pass instantly delivered to your phone via text or email and start using it immediately without wasting your phone's storage on app downloads. Save the pass to your phone's home screen for easy one-tap access. Some of the attractions included: • Arizona Zipline Adventures • Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley • Golf N' Stuff • Musselman Honda Circuit • Reid Park Zoo • Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center • Tombstone’s Boot Hill • Tucson Sugar Skulls (Spring) • Center For Creative Photography • DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Museum • Helen S. Schaefer Poetry Center • Madaras Gallery • Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson • Sonoran Glass School • The Mini Time Machine Museum Of Miniatures • Tubac Center Of The Arts • Tucson Desert Art Museum • Tucson Improv Movement • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block • Ajo District Chamber and Visitor Center • Amerind Museum • Arizona History Museum • Arizona State Museum • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum • Bisbee Tourism Center • Cocoraque Ranch and Pavillion • Discover Bisbee • Discover Marana Visitor Center • Mission San Xavier Del Bac • Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center • O.K. Corral® Famous Gunfight Site • Presidio San AgustÍn Del Tucson Museum • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum • Tombstone Epitaph Newspaper & Museum • Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum • University Libraries • Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum • Campus Arboretum • Colossal Cave Mountain Park • Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill • Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce • Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber Of Commerce • International Wildlife Museum • National Parks Store • Oracle State Park • Patagonia Lake State Park • Picacho Peak State Park • Sabino Canyon Crawler • Saguaro National Park East and West • Tohono Chul • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park • Tucson Botanical Gardens • Tumacácori National Historical Park • La Encantada Shopping Center • Main Gate Square • University of Arizona Book Stores - Student Union • Biosphere 2 • History of Pharmacy Museum • Space Imagery Center, GoodEnough Silver Mine and Trolley (Tombstone) • Wyatt Earp Oriental Saloon • TopGolf, Arizona Opera • Arizona Theatre Company • Fox Tucson Theatre

Ultimate Arizona Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tours Bundle

2. Ultimate Arizona Self-Guided Driving & Walking Tours Bundle

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: In this bundle, each tour is 30+ mile-long and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Take advantage of your time in Arizona to discover its 3 biggest natural and cultural attractions: the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Horseshoe Bend. Simply download the tour app and guide yourself through exciting driving and walking adventures using the audio narration and your phone's GPS. Once downloaded, your Grand Canyon tour begins near the park’s south welcome sign. Visit Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and the Geology Museum, before heading over to Grand Canyon Village for snacks and souvenirs. Walk along South Rim Trail and hear about the peculiar Hopi House. Board the free Grand Canyon Shuttle and stop at some incredible vistas, including Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss. More great views await you back east at Pipe Creek Vista and Grandview Point, as well as the impressive Desert View Watchtower. The tour concludes here. Your tour of Sedona begins at the Visitor Center. Drive the Red Rock Scenic Byway and learn about the spiritual history of this town. Explore the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Cathedral Rock, and the Courthouse Vista. End your tour in the Village of Oak Creek. Head on over to the trailhead for Horseshoe Bend to hear about the early days of the Colorado River and how the current formation was created. Arrive at Horseshoe Bend and admire the jaw-dropping views of the landmark. Take a guided driving tour through Page, the town where this site is located.

Tucson Tour: Saguaro & Mt. Lemmon Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Tucson Tour: Saguaro & Mt. Lemmon Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your companion for exploring the captivating sights of Tucson, Arizona. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through two iconic destinations: Saguaro National Park and Mount Lemmon. As you begin your tour of Tucson with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be amazed by the beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing insights into the unique ecosystems, rich history, and fascinating geology of the region. Your first stop is Saguaro National Park, where the towering saguaro cacti steal the show. Learn about these magnificent giants and their importance in the desert ecosystem as the app guides you through the park's scenic drives and hiking trails. Don't miss the Cactus Forest Loop Drive or the Signal Hill Trail, where you can witness the stunning landscape dotted with hundreds of saguaros. Continue your journey to Mount Lemmon, a majestic peak that offers respite from the desert heat and treats you to breathtaking alpine vistas. The app will guide you through the scenic Catalina Highway, also known as the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway. Marvel at the changing landscapes as you ascend to higher elevations, passing through various life zones. Once you reach the top, explore the wonders of Mount Lemmon. Enjoy panoramic views from Windy Point Vista, where you can see for miles across the Tucson valley. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of activities to indulge in on Mount Lemmon. Hike the picturesque trails that meander through pine forests, such as the Aspen Loop Trail or the Marshall Gulch Trail. Experience the thrill of rock climbing or try your hand at fishing in one of the mountain lakes. As you drive back to Tucson, the Shaka Guide app will continue to provide interesting commentary about the region's history, culture, and local attractions. You'll discover hidden gems, unique dining options, and recommendations for further exploration in Tucson. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your tour of Saguaro National Park and Mount Lemmon in Tucson will be enriched with fascinating stories, natural insights, and practical information. So, grab your phone, download the Shaka Guide app, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the diverse landscapes of Tucson, Arizona.

Saguaro National Park Self Guided Driving Audio Tour

4. Saguaro National Park Self Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 21+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Saguaro National Park in 2-3 hours. This self-guided driving tour features both West and East Saguaro National Park. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will serve as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map, all in one! Once downloaded, your journey through West Saguaro National Park starts adjacent to 4960 W Ajo Highway in Tucson. As you drive, dig into the secrets behind the park’s majestic mountains. Learn how they began as mere mud and hear about the tectonic changes that shaped them! Then see the Old Tucson Theme Park, a movie set turned into a totally unique theme park. Next, stop at the Gates Pass Scenic Lookout for enchanting views of Tucson’s ancient rock formations. You’ll meet Thomas Gates, the pass’s namesake and hear about his eclectic life as a pioneer, gambler, entrepreneur, and prison superintendent! As the journey continues, take in the grand Saguaro cacti. Uncover how they sustain the park’s wildlife, and how the Tohono O’odham once used these iconic succulents! Next stop is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, featuring all kinds of exhibits about the natural wonders of the desert. Get to know rugged homesteaders like Emilio Carillo, whose successful cattle ranch attracted a rather greedy gang and nearly cost him his life! For more drama, you’ll learn about the area’s mining history and unearth stories full of embezzlement, greed, and kidnapping! The journey continues onto the Valley View Overlook Trail, one of the most popular (and scenic) hikes in the whole park. As you drive on, get the wild story behind the park’s formation, covering eight decades! Discover the mysterious petroglyphs of Signal Hill and get acquainted with Geronimo, who lived not far from this very park! The East Saguaro Tour begins at the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center in Tucson. Get the stories of the Hohokam, then stop at the breathtaking Sonoran Desert Outlook. Next, you’ll find out just how courageous the bighorn sheep really are! Hear how they can scale cliffs and balance upon precipices. Speaking of wildlife, you’ll also get some ferocious facts about the local mountain lions.As you continue, you’ll reach the Cactus Forest Trail, an incredible path through the park’s famous cacti. Stop by the scenic Riparian Overlook, then continue on to the famously beautiful Tanque Verde Ridge Trail. Your tour concludes here.

Saguaro National Park: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

5. Saguaro National Park: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the enchanting landscapes of Saguaro National Park with Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App. Let the app be your knowledgeable companion as you explore this captivating desert oasis, providing insightful commentary, fascinating stories, and practical tips along the way. As you enter Saguaro National Park, prepare to be immersed in a world where towering saguaro cacti dominate the horizon. The app will paint a vivid picture of the park's unique ecosystem, the importance of preserving this iconic symbol of the American West, and the fascinating adaptations of desert life. Follow the app's guidance as you venture along scenic drives, taking in the majestic beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Learn about the park's distinct ecosystems, from the lush desert floor to the rugged mountains, and discover the incredible biodiversity that thrives in this arid landscape. Embark on memorable hikes along the park's trails, guided by the app's insightful commentary. Explore the iconic Desert Discovery Nature Trail or the scenic Cactus Forest Loop, where you can marvel at the beauty of the saguaro cacti up close and learn about the delicate balance of life in the desert. Capture stunning photographs of the majestic saguaro cacti, the vibrant wildflowers that bloom in the spring, and the breathtaking sunsets that paint the desert sky. Let the app provide tips on the best locations and lighting conditions to capture the essence of Saguaro National Park. Things you'll experience on the tour: • Take a scenic drive along the park's loop roads, such as the Cactus Forest Drive or the Bajada Loop Drive. • Explore Valley View Overlook Trail or the Signal Hill Trail, which offer panoramic views of the desert. • Engage in wildlife watching, as the park is home to a variety of desert creatures. • Capture stunning photographs of the towering saguaro cacti. • Explore the park on horseback. • Enjoy a picnic amidst the serene desert surroundings. • Visit the park's visitor centers, where you can find helpful information about the park's natural and cultural history. Whether you're a curious traveler, a nature enthusiast, or a lover of desert landscapes, Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App will enhance your exploration of Saguaro National Park. Let the app be your informative guide, offering fascinating stories, insightful commentary, and practical information to deepen your connection with this remarkable desert sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Saguaro National Park with Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Arizona: Bundle of 7 Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

6. Arizona: Bundle of 7 Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Embark on an adventure through the landscapes of Arizona with an audio app. Explore the South Rim and North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the beauty of Sedona, the Saguaro National Park, the majestic Horseshoe Bend, the scenic Mount Lemmon, and the ancient wonders of Petrified Forest National Park. As you embark on your Arizona tour with the app, be captivated by the diverse landscapes, rich history, and natural wonders that await you. Get informative and engaging audio commentary, offering insights into the geology, culture, and unique characteristics of each destination. Journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of one of the world's most renowned natural wonders. Let the app guide you through the park, pointing out the best viewpoints, scenic drives, and hiking trails. Venture to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, a quieter and less visited area that offers a different perspective of this natural wonder. Head to the North Rim viewpoints, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness. Continue your journey to Sedona, a vibrant desert town known for its red rock formations and spiritual energy. Drive through scenic areas, seeing landmarks like Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Oak Creek Canyon. Discover the beauty of Saguaro National Park, home to the iconic saguaro cacti. Be guided through the park's scenic driving and hiking trails, gaining insights about the unique ecosystem and the significance of the saguaro cacti to the desert environment. Be mesmerized by the natural wonder of Horseshoe Bend, a spectacular horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River. Learn about the geology and formation of this iconic landmark, allowing you to capture incredible photographs and appreciate the sheer beauty of the area. Escape to the cool heights of Mount Lemmon, a majestic peak near Tucson. Drive through the scenic Catalina Highway, offering breathtaking views as you ascend to higher elevations. Finally, delve into the ancient wonders of Petrified Forest National Park, where you'll encounter an otherworldly landscape of petrified wood, colorful badlands, and ancient ruins. Gain insights into the unique geological formations and the park's rich paleontological history.

When Nature Calls; Monday

7. When Nature Calls; Monday

The Sonoran Desert, a natural phenomenon. Home of the giant Saguaro Cactus, the Tohono O'odham Villages and Gila Monster... This introduction into unlocking the mysteries of the desert begins with a journey into the World Famous, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum! You will be introduced to the unique plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert, find out exactly who calls the Desert home at this spectacular nature preserve. Beast and fowl, insect and plant all of nature comes together in this lush desert setting. Next we will venture into the heart of the Sonoran Preserve through a forest of spectacular Saguaro, spiney cholla and Prickly Pear. Red Hill Visitors Center is truly a vision to behold and a perfect opportunity for the desert to show off her wares. The mission San Xavier del Bac is next on the agenda... located on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. The white Dove of the Desert, it's called and rightfully so. The spires rise up out of the desert like a bird nestled amid the spiney claws of nature. The oldest European structure of the southwest it is a relic of the 18th century.

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What people are saying about Saguaro National Park

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I loved this tour. It’s a mix of driving directions, history/fun facts, road trip music, and comedy. I wouldn’t have seen everything I did or learned as much without the self-guided tour. Very fun and informative!

This is definitely more than 8 hours if you are actually getting out of your car and exploring. I would recommend dedicating a day for each area due to drive times and leaving yourself more time to explore.

This was great and reminded me of the upgraded cassette tapes they used to have at the entrances. Absolutely recommended!