Things to do near Desert Trails RV Park
There are plenty of things to do in Tucson, AZ near our RV Park
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place! Experience the interpretive displays of living animals and plants native to the Sonoran Desert region.
201 N. Kinney Rd. in the Tucson Mountains
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Beautiful desert park, on the National Historic Register, showcasing crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, museum, picnicking, and Western trail rides.
On Old Spanish Trail, 16 mile Southwest of Tucson
(520) 647-PARK (7275)
International Wildlife Museum (8 miles from us)
A world-class natural history museum featuring over 400 different species of birds, mammals, and insects from around the world, housed in a French Foreign Legion fortress, interactive hands-on exhibits, movies, restaurant, and gift shop.
On Speedway, 5 miles West of I-10
Old Tucson Movie Studios & Theme Park
Have some western family fun at Old Tucson Studios, home to over 300 western movies and television productions. Don’t miss our live musical productions, Old West gunfights, and Wild West stunt shows.
201 S. Kinney Rd. Take I-10 to the Speedway exit and “head West.”
Pima Air & Space Museum
Relive the glory and excitement of the most incredible aviation stories ever told, with more than 250 aircraft on display and our motorcoach tour of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Bone Yard (AMARC).
6000 E. Valencia Rd.
Reid Park Zoo
Travel from South America rain forests to African grasslands in one day. Reid Park Zoo houses over 500 exotic animals in naturalistic habitats.
O22nd to Randolph Way, between Country Club and Alvernon
Trap and Skeet Club
Casino of the Sun (5 miles from us)
San Xavier Mission (11 miles from us)
Veterans Memorial Hospital
Saguaro National Park Visitor Center
Saguaro National Park (East & West) Skirting the east and west boundaries of Tucson, these two national parks are home to the most recognizable cactus in the world–the saguaro. Accessible from Desert Trails Walking Trails.
3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit the canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert.
5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is the creation of one of the Southwest’s most famous artists, Ted (Ettore) DeGrazia (1909-1982). Visit the main gallery, the adobe mission, and the artist’s home.
On Swan Rd., 1 mile North of Sunrise Dr.
World’s largest collection of optical telescopes. Visitor Center with exhibits and gift shop. Daily tours, guided or unguided, and nightly stargazing program by RSVP only.
(520) 318-8200 for details and reservations.
90 min. from downtown Tucson on Rte. 86 Ajo Hwy.
(520) 318-8726 (Visitor Center)
Tucson Botanical Gardens
An urban oasis in the heart of Tucson. Tour 16 different gardens all on a residential scale. Over 5,400 plants–a natural haven for birds and butterflies. Enjoy the architecture of a historic home. Elegant garden gift shop. Tours. Free on-site parking.
2150 N. Alvernon Way on the East side of Alvernon Rd., just south of the intersection of Grant and Alvernon
Tohono Chul Park
Enjoy the serenity of trials and gardens, three galleries, a tea room, and shopping in the museum shops and greenhouse. Docent-led tours included with admission. Call for times.
7366 N. Paseo del Norte One stoplight West of Oracle Rd. on Ina Rd.