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Tohono Chul

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Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
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+1 520-742-6455
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the...

Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”. Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of nature, art and culture.

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Nice gardens

Nice gardens to walk and their are plenty of volunteers who will take you on a scheduled bird walk. Afterwards a stop at the bistro is a must.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Molly55
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice gardens to walk and their are plenty of volunteers who will take you on a scheduled bird walk. Afterwards a stop at the bistro is a must.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Walking the gardens can work up quite an appetite, and the Garden Bistro is such a great place to dine this time of year. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm discovering the Park as I'm training to be a docent. The plants, the animals, the Geology Wall, the docents and the educational displays are engaging and inspiring!

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Thank KatieI41
Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

That's excellent news! We are so proud and thankful to have such fantastic docents that share the passion of Tohono Chul. Thank you for joining the docent program as it is truly what helps make this place so special and unique. More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love gardens, then this is a must see. It also has a great cafe. It is a little oasis in the city.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the gardens at Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Minnesota
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Tucson for several years and actually stayed just a block from this park our first couple of visits, but assumed it could not hold a candle to the Desert Museau. So did not visit here, until this year. Loved it! More plant variety, with plants not native to Tucson. Saw many butterflies and hummingbirds and... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad to hear you were finally able to visit the gardens and enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always sigh deeply after getting out of my car in this parking lot. There is something soulful about Tohono Chul. Don't plan to rush through a meal. Linger in the guest shop. Stroll leisurely through the gardens. Do yourself a favor and visit.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

These gardens provide that fantastic opportunity to connect with nature and re-balance oneself. Every time of year is a good time to get centered throughout this urban oasis amid the hustle and bustle of Oro Valley. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place for an outdoor breakfast or lunch! Meander thru the park and see desert foliage and wildlife. Birds galore - some wanting to eat right from your plate! My moms favorite place to go for her birthday or mothers day.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

The gardens are a great place to connect with friends and family, any time of year. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place should satisfy anyone who likes Southwest greenery. Very well kept up and a jewel in the middle of commercial activity. Also, a nice place to have a kind of unique lunch.

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gardens and the Garden Bistro. Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

ARIZONA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice place to take and enjoy the great outdoors. You can do at your own pace and they also have food for sale to sit and enjoy

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Thank you for visiting Tohono Chul and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Hume, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant visit to this garden. The garden features mostly plants native to the area around Tucson but also has some exhibits of dry land plants from other countries. It's in a lovely setting with a good view of the mountains. Make sure to take a good look at the geological wall. Someone had a great idea... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

It's funny you should say that, we are releasing our new outdoor directional signage in the next few weeks! The team is very excited to be able to finally update the signs. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Geology Wall as the inspiration for the exhibit was from Dick Wilson's love for Arizona geology. Thank you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am on vacation from Mass and this popped up as a fun activity to do. Unfortunately my friend and I had arrived after all the guided tours had finished, but we still had a great time walking around and learning so much! There were different trails and so many things to see. There were Docents around and they were... More 

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Michelle A, Public Relations Manager at Tohono Chul, responded to this review

We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed walking the trails. The Docents do a great job and we are so lucky to have such a passionate group of people teaching guests about the Sonoran Desert. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Tucson. More 

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