Local Area Attractions Near Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort
Camping vacations don’t get much better than in the Tucson area. Pleasantly cool piney mountains cloak the Southern swath of the state, filled with canyons and cliff dwellings. In the area are hundreds of golf courses and reliable sunshine makes the region a favorite escape from winter. The fragile Sonoran Desert sweeps across the state’s southwestern quadrant, featuring stunning desert scenery highlighted by the iconic saguaro cactus. Your RV will make the perfect base camp to explore the local area attractions near Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort!
Tucson, AZ, Must-See Local Attractions
Tucson offers travelers the perfect mixture of cultural and natural sights. Some of the most popular attractions in Tucson, AZ, are historical sites, intriguing museums, unique desert adventures and delicious dining experiences.
If you love the outdoors, you can hike, bike and explore the beautiful parks and surrounding mountains. Catalina State Park is a favorite for travelers looking for hiking, biking and equestrian tracks.
Take to the road and explore Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway. The route winds past the Catalina Range, allowing you to experience various ecosystems during the 27-mile drive. Bask in the spectacular views of vistas and the mountains, cacti and towering pines, small streams and bountiful lakes. Make a pit stop at Mount Lemmon Cookie Cabin for a gigantic signature cookie, delicious ice cream or a slice of the finest pizza.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Voted top 10 museum in the U.S. by Trip Advisor, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery. You will explore the Sonoran Desert world of Mexican wolves, road runners, saguaros, javelinas, coatis, mountain lions, hummingbirds, butterfly gardens, iconic venomous lizards and snakes, and much more. Don't miss the Raptor Free Flight, where you will stand in the flight path of native birds-of-prey as they fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers (seasonal attraction).
2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743
Saguaro National Park
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant Saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the East and West of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.
3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730
BBQ Rush Restaurant
BBQ Rush Restaurant is a hidden gem, conveniently located right inside the resort! Bring your friends, or make new ones, when you arrive and cool off with a drink. Inspired by Texas Style BBQ, their delicious smoked options begin with only the finest ingredients. They use a state of the art, wood burning commercial rotisserie smoker, and their meats will have you rethinking your other dinner plans for the rest of your stay!
Text or call to order delivery is one of our guests' favorite features. Just send a text, and they will happily deliver your piping hot meal and beverage to your site, to one of the pools, or pretty much anywhere on the campground that you would like to enjoy some mouth watering BBQ! Need a margarita delivered to your lounge chair on the North Pool deck? They do that too!
Reid Park Zoo
The Reid Park Zoo, founded in 1967, is a 24-acre city-owned and operated, non-profit zoo. The zoo features more than 500 animals in four zones that are organized by habitat and a large aviary (Flight Connection) exhibiting dozens of bird species from several continents. The Adaptation Zone houses animals such as the grizzly bear and Aldabra giant tortoise. The South America Zone boasts of animals such as the jaguar and the speckled bear. The Asian Zone features the tiger, and the African Animals Zone showcases animals such as the lion and giraffe. Expedition Tanzania, a 7-acre expansion opened to the public in 2012, is home to a herd of 6 African elephants, including a female calf born at the zoo in 2014, the first ever elephant born in the State of Arizona.
3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader's Digest named Tucson Botanical Gardens as the Best Secret Garden in America. Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Tropical butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion Oct.–May. Experience year-round tours, community events, classes, and art exhibits, as well as the creative, seasonal menu of Café Botanica. Now celebrating 40 years of living beauty, The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique gem not to be missed.
2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712