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“Lovely grounds and cafe”
5 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.
Wayland, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Lovely grounds and cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Located on the northwest side of Tucson, Tohono Chul has many meandering paths among beautiful plantings. Most vegetation is labeled. The cafe serves very nice food, including a Sunday brunch.

Visited May 2014
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Tohono Chul Park, a private nature center and art gallery, is a must for visitors to Tucson. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Not to be missed on a Tucson visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This gem of a botanical garden reveals so much of local floral in such a small space. From varieties of cacti to succulents to edible gardens - there is much to take in. A delightful nursery, bistro, & 2 gift shops top off the experience. Sign up for the newsletter if you live nearby for events

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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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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“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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