Links of Interest
Pima County, the second largest of the four original counties, was created in 1864 and included approximately all of southern Arizona acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Purchase. Settlement of the region goes back to the arrival in the 1690s of the Spanish who encountered Native Americans already living here. To find more history and governmental information about Pima County, visit the website at http://www.pima.gov
From caring for stately saguaros in Tucson Mountain Park to overseeing after-school recreation programs, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation adds a vital dimension to the life of our residents and visitors. You receive exceptional service from our committed professionals who work hard to ensure our county parks and recreation system remains the jewel in the crown of the Southwestern United States. We invite you to hike and play in our parks or take one of the many classes we offer. We're working for you! Visit the website at http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/index.htm.
Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance is a nonprofit organization of regional attractions dedicated to cooperatively promote tourism and visitation in southern Arizona. The Alliance develops innovative marketing techniques in collaboration with other Arizona Tourism boards to enhance awareness of the variety of educational and entertainment activities available in our communities. For more information on the Alliance and its members, please visit our website at http://www.tucsonattractions.com/.
SouthernArizonaGuide.com is a content-rich website about the Best of Baja, Arizona, including Dining & Lodging Reviews and the Best Things To See & Do. SouthernArizonaGuide.com features an Events Calendar, articles, photographs, and over 40 original videos about our region's most interesting people and places, as well as its history and cultural heritage
Attractions Guide Book
Your guide to most attractions in Pima County is just a click away. This easy to read reference manual provides the reader with up-to-date information including hours, location and upcoming special events for all your favorite attractions. Get it! (pdf, 3.9 mb)
Your Passport to Tucson gives you 2-for-1 admissions and other savings at Pima County and Southern Arizona's favorite attractions. To fine out more about this program and where to purchase your passport visit the website at http://www.tucsonattractions.com/tucsonpassport.html
Discover Green Valley - Sahuarita's Heritage tourism guide - November 2011.
The Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the Tucson area as a convention and leisure destination. It is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and its individual business members. Our mission is to support the economic prosperity of the Tucson area by promoting, selling and marketing the region for meetings, conventions and tourism. Visit the website at http://www.visittucson.org.
Welcome to the Pima County Kino Sports Complex, home of Tucson Electric Park (TEP). With a beautiful view of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson Electric Park is the perfect setting for the game of baseball. The spring training home of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks. Tucson Electric Park is one of the finest spring training facilities with its close-to-the-action intimate atmosphere. The park has over 11,000 seats, including family style lawn seating. The park has drawn universal praise from the critics, including the Tucson Citizen, which has labeled the 51,428 sq. ft. stadium "The Jewel of the Desert". Visit the website at http://www.kinosportscomplex.com/.
There's no place on earth quite like the Grand Canyon State. It's not just our landscapes, which take in tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests. It's not just our storied past, which reaches back thousands of years. It's not just our people, a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. It's all these things, and the way they come together, that make a visit to Arizona a truly unforgettable experience. To learn more about the State of Arizona, visit the Arizona Guide website at http://www.arizonaguide.com.
The University of Arizona has long been a major center for arts and culture in the Southwest. A variety of museums and galleries - including the UA Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography and the Arizona State Museum, and others - are home to distinguished collections that span a world of artistic endeavor from ancient to avant garde. Public programs in theater, music, dance and film range from lavish stage productions by international touring companies to programs by visiting artists, faculty, students and the community. To find out what more, visit the website at http://www.arizona.edu/home/arts.shtml
The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has 2600 members and five major action areas: Political Action; Governmental Affairs; Economic Development; Community Development; and Member Services. In support of the Chamber's mission, it is the goal of this website to provide a one-stop information resource center for doing business in Tucson, Arizona and learning about one of the greatest cities on earth, the Old Pueblo. Visit the website at http://www.tucsonchamber.org/.
The Tucson Association of Museums (TAM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the educational and cultural value of member museums to the community; work to increase support for these institutions from a private sector; and to provide a mechanism for communication and collaboration between member museums. Visit the website at http://www.tucsonmuseums.org
Founded as a nonprofit 501(C)3 Organization in 1984, the Tucson-Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is the designated local arts council of the City of Tucson and Pima County - advancing our community through the arts. Our mission is to make the arts integral to lives of our citizens. TPAC is committed to the artistic expression, educational development and economic growth of our diverse community through the support, promotion and advocacy of the arts and culture. TPAC services and programs support the nonprofit arts and culture community through grants, technical assistance, marketing and promotion, and organizational development. We administer the public art program for the city and county and advance the arts throughout the region through community arts development initiatives. We advocate for public and private support of the arts and raise funds through special events, sponsorships and grant solicitation for our programs and services.
With its rich tradition as a former copper-mining hub, Ajo is a casual town with relaxed charm. One of the Ajo District Chamber of Commerce’s missions is to promote programs of civic, social and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community. There are several regional and historic attractions in Ajo that apply to this mission. Step back in time in the Historic Plaza, the Curley School, Greenway Mansion, Ajo Historical Society Museum, and Train Depot, just to name a few.