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Tucson Introduction


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Tucson is a comfortable mix of Old West, Mexican, Native American and Spanish. It's more than the cowboy image of old jeans and trail-worn boots, however. Tucson is emerging as an urban center of tourism, international trade and high-tech industry.  Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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Tucson Geography


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Tucson spreads out over a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges: the Santa Catalinas on the north, the Rincon Range to the east, the Santa Rita Mountains to the south and the Tucson Mountain range to the west. Sentinel Peak, called "A" mountain by University of Arizona students, is slightly southwest of downtown Tucson and affords a fantastic view of the metropolitan area. The Santa Cruz River, once the lifeblood of the region, is now a dry riverbed that crosses Tucson diagonally from northwest to southeast.  Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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Tucson History


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The valley where Tucson lies has drawn people for a long, long time. Native Americans farmed along the Santa Cruz River thousands of years ago. When the Spanish arrived, they found a village that the Pima and Tohono O'odham peoples called "Stjukshon," meaning "spring at the foot of black mountain." The word eventually evolved into Tucson.   Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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Tucson Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Tucson's past is most clearly reflected in the Barrio Historico (also known as the Barrio Viejo—old neighborhood), a district of buildings more than a century old. It contains five of the oldest houses in the city, including Casa Cordova and the Corbett House, which are maintained by the Tucson Museum of Art. The museum's galleries, nearby, contain works from pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas, as well as Spanish Colonial items and temporary exhibits. The museum also owns Casa Romero, a house built in 1868—now the museum's library and pottery studio. Farther south is the impressive St. Augustine Cathedral, built in the 1920s. The cathedral is graced by two high white towers. The Arizona Historical Society operates the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House, which lies just west of the cathedral. It's one of Tucson's oldest adobe residences.  Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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Tucson Nightlife


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Tucson has a good range of nightspots, from quiet wine bars and all-night dance clubs to student-friendly hangouts.  Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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Tucson Restaurants & Dining


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Tucson has great restaurants of all flavors, but what the city does best is, appropriately, Mexican and southwestern cuisine. At high-end restaurants, this means sublimely spicy entrees doused with colorful chili pepper-based sauces; at hole-in-the-wall taco stands, it means homemade tortillas wrapped around shredded meat and fiery salsa. Either way, the food is delicious, though those with uninitiated palates should ask for their order to be prepared "mild" or with the hot stuff on the side.   Click here to see the full Tucson travel guide on Travel42 »

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