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“Easy walking trails with great variety of desert plants”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul
Ranked #6 of 280 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Easy walking trails with great variety of desert plants”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

The walking trails are short, easy and level. Water fountains are available. Educational signs are interesting and well placed. The variety of desert plants are exceptional. Lots of birds. Small museum and gift shop are nice. Staff and docents polite. Did not eat at Bistro. The park is set among shopping centers and apartments, and as such there is unavoidable traffic noise. A sweet santuary to stroll through nevertheless. Disappointed that the admission was $10 for adults, which seems a bit high. The park opens at 8:00 a.m. which is when I went. A shame they had a maintenance person using a loud leaf blower. They really should get the noisy work done before the gates open. I did not have children with me, but was not impressed with the children's area. This park is definitely better suited for older kids and adults.

Visited April 2014
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Hayward, California
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“A Stroll Through A Desert Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was a beautifully maintained local attraction. Very artistic and beautifully presented. Most of the paths are paved and accessible. The restaurant looked interesting but we didn't stay to eat. There are two gift shops with many interesting items specific to the locale.

Visited April 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Nice examples of desert plants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Nice place to walk and see desert gardens - especially good for people not accustomed to desert plants, as the signage is quite good.

Visited April 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Desert Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

A wonderful desert oasis with a variety of opportunities from an excellent restaurant to walking trails through a Sonoran Desert biome. Also includes a nursery with eco friendly plants; an art gallery and a store.

While our favorite reason for visiting is breakfast and a stroll through the gardens; followed by browsing for treasure in the store, there are many special events that we attend. Examples: jazz under the stars. holiday lights, the queen of the night

Visited December 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews
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“Tohono Chul delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Beautiful small park of native plants, especially when wildflowers are in bloom. Easy access to the various areas, with good gift shops and restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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