A Tucson mainstay since 1922, El Charro Café is also ‘the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant.’ Since their opening they have been owned by the same family, and their menu features Northern Mexico-Sonoran style and Tucson-style Mexican cuisine. They have won many awards and were named ‘one of America’s 21 most legendary restaurants’ by Gourmet Magazine. People come from all over to try their food.
Address & Phone Number: 311 N Court Ave Tucson, AZ, USA. +1 520 622 1922
The Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1996 and features seasonal temporary exhibits. Check out their website to find out what exhibits they will be featuring in upcoming seasons. With so many changing exhibits, it is worth coming back for a second trip. The museum itself is located in an old firehouse, and the interior of the museum is modern.
Address & Phone Number: 265 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ +1 520 624 5019
The Arizona State Museum is ‘the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest.’ The museum is located on The University of Arizona’s campus and is dedicated to both research and education. Their collection has more than 25,000 artifacts of American Indian basketry and the largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery. In total, the museum is home to more than three million artifacts.
Address & Phone Number: 1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ, USA. +1 520 621 6302
The Presidio a San Agustin del Tucson was originally built by Spanish soldiers during the 18th century. Later, the fortress was taken over by the United States army and used during the American Indian Wars. The original fortress was dismantled in 1918, but was reconstructed in 2007. The items found during the reconstruction are now on display throughout the museum.
Address & Phone Number: 133 W Washington St, Tucson, AZ +1 520 837 8119
El Tiradito is a unique and popular shrine located in downtown Tucson. The shrine consists of a brick backdrop and a spot for candles. It is said that the man buried at the shrine fell in love with a woman and was killed by her husband. People come from all over to light candles at his grave in order to free his spirit from purgatory.
Address & Phone Number: 420 S Main Ave, Tucson, AZ