Camping vacations don’t get much better than 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 for all of Arizona's attractions.
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).
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.
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.
Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O'odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. It was founded in 1692 in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Tohono O'odham, located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River. The site is also known in Tohono O'odham language as the "place where the water appears," as there were once natural springs in the area. The Mission is a pilgrimage site, with thousands visiting each year.
Art Galleries, Presidio Museum, Shops, Pub and Restaurant with Entertainment and a Courtyard Oasis are just some of the reasons not to miss the Historic Presidio District. History buffs will love the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum, complete with a 2000-year-old Native American pit house, exhibits and shopping inside a historic Sonoran Row home, special events and demos, and guided walking tours of the Turquoise Trail. The museum offers Living History Days on every second Saturday from October through April.
The Pima Air & Space Museum, located here in Tucson, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres on a campus occupying 127 acres.
Come experience Biosphere 2 for yourself and find out why Time Life Books called it 'one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world.' Guided tours take you inside the world's largest living research center dedicated to exploring the environment, the future, and our planet.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest, north of Tucson. Recreation activities in the Coronado National Forest are nearly as diverse as the people who come to visit it. The most popular are hiking, camping, birding, horseback riding, picnicking, sightseeing, mountain biking, and visiting historic areas. In addition to several beautiful hiking trails, Sabino Canyon offers shuttle bus tours traversing the most picturesque areas on the canyon.
Historic Fourth Avenue is Tucson's unique shopping and dining destination representing our local community's eclectic flavor. Head down to 4th Avenue for great shopping, restaurants, and bars with our vibrant and local flair. Don't miss out on the street fairs and signature events! A complete listing of festivities can be found on their website. Add The Heartbeat of Tucson to your must-see list while in town.
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil ShowcaseJoin the World's Biggest Treasure HuntJan. 31 through Feb. 15, 2015For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground number one for the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, bargains and bragging rights.
The highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains, this scenic byway is one of the top scenic drives, bikes or hikes in the nation. Just north of Tuscon you can easily access this desert treasure from the campground. Watch the desert melt into panoramic mountain scenery. The drive offers many pullouts for photo-ops and don't miss the Cookie Cabin before driving down.
“The well-earned reputation of The Gaslight Theatre can be summed up in just a few words: Brilliant. Hilarious. Original. Fun. Creative. Refreshing. Addicting. Interactive. Intricate. Service-oriented. Family-friendly. Cozy. A plain ole' awesome, must-try experience.”
Visit http://www.foxtucson.com for fun, exciting shows to see while you are here at our KOA! Some of the shows coming soon are Randy Newman - Aug. 19th. Dwight Yoakam - Aug 27th. "Last Comic Standing" - Sept 16th.
There is something for every taste! See you there!
Explore America's top RV brands, with hundreds of new & pre-owned RV's to choose from. You can also experience Airstream like never before at The Airstream Store at Lazydays. If you're planning ahead to visit, sign up to take the RV Driver Confidence Course to learn RV driving tips & techniques from an RV driving expert.
Just 3.5 hours from our campground, you can climb aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad and start your adventure 20 miles into wilderness country and thousands of years back in time. Learn about history, archeology, geology, wildlife, and the Native American lore of the the Verde Canyon. Whether you want to travel first class, coach, or charter the caboose, Verde Canyon Railroad will be an unforgettable adventure!
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.
Old Tucson is one of Arizona's top Wild West attractions, featuring live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids, genuine southwest BBQ and special events throughout the season. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve Martin, Sharon Stone and Martin Short. Immortalized in more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region's premiere film location.